Neowin News Feed for: Transportation Neowin News Feed for: Transportation en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 TuSimple collaborates with Ryder for its Autonomous Freight Network <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>TuSimple has plans of expanding its freight network with its partnership with Ryder. The Ryder facilities will serve as stops, or nodes, on its network to allow TuSimple to reach more customers. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Fiza Ali) Sun, 01 Aug 2021 23:40:02 +0000 Sony's Blockchain Common Database uses blockchain for Mobility as a Service <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Blockchain Common Database employs blockchain technology for Mobility as a Service, enabling more than 7 million people to record and share anonymized travel history and revenue allocation daily. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Thu, 23 Apr 2020 07:16:01 +0000 North Carolina explores using Virgin Hyperloop One technology as a mode of transport <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Virgin Hyperloop One announced today that companies in North Carolina are officially looking into hyperloop technology as a potential regional and inter-city transportation platform. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Fri, 12 Jul 2019 20:10:01 +0000 Report: 20 million manufacturing jobs to be automated by 2030 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new report by Oxford Economics states that 20 million manufacturing jobs will be wiped out by 2030 worldwide. New jobs to fill those are likely to be created but could involve retraining. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Wed, 26 Jun 2019 02:48:01 +0000 IDC: Worldwide spending on IoT set to reach $1.1 trillion in 2023 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>IDC has released a new forecast that suggests spending on IoT will reach $1.1 trillion, globally, in 2023. This will be driven by sales to consumer, manufacturing, and transport sectors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 13 Jun 2019 17:00:02 +0000 Lyft now offers its low-fare trips to grocery stores across 14 more cities <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Lyft is expanding its Grocery Access Program to 14 more cities across the United States and Canada, offering families living in food deserts cheaper transportation to grocery stores. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 26 Apr 2019 01:46:01 +0000 Microsoft patents dynamic, en route UAV delivery system <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A new delivery mechanism has been patented by Microsoft that allows for the delivery of products directly to receiving vehicles while they travel between two locations, reducing delivery times. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Sun, 10 Feb 2019 19:14:01 +0000 Uber is setting up a team to build autonomous bikes and scooters <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber is hiring a “micromobility robotics” team to develop self-driving scooters and bicycles that can drive themselves to charging stations. The goal is to save costs on maintenance contractors. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:34:01 +0000 SoftBank's Vision Fund reportedly plans to inject up to $1.5 billion into Grab <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>SoftBank&#039;s Vision Fund is believed to be preparing to invest as much as $1.5 billion in Singapore-based ride-hailing giant Grab as part of a broader effort to inject cash into Asian tech startups. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Fri, 21 Dec 2018 10:28:01 +0000 Uber fined over £900,000 combined in the Netherlands and UK over 2016 data breach <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>British and Dutch regulators have imposed a combined fine of more than £900,000 (~$1.149M) on Uber over the company&#039;s failure to protect user data from a series of breach incidents in 2016. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:14:02 +0000 Waymo to reportedly launch a paid self-driving car service in Phoenix next month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo is expected to kick off its self-driving car service in Phoenix next month, marking the first commercial autonomous fleet in the world to serve the public. It&#039;ll also likely have a new brand. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 13 Nov 2018 16:16:01 +0000 Volkswagen now lets you interact with your vehicle using Siri <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>You can now use Apple&#039;s Siri to lock and unlock your Volkswagen vehicle and perform other controls through the Car-Net app. The integration is available with Apple devices running iOS 12. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Mon, 12 Nov 2018 19:44:01 +0000 Waymo reportedly expands program for testing fare rates for its self-driving cars <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo could be inching closer to the launch of its commercial self-driving taxi service after expanding the early rider program and testing a set of pricing models for the vehicles in Phoenix. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sat, 27 Oct 2018 14:28:02 +0000 Former Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joins Lyft as chief policy officer <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Anthony Foxx, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation under the Obama administration, will serve as Lyft&#039;s chief policy officer and adviser to the company&#039;s founders. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ruel Revales) Tue, 09 Oct 2018 21:02:01 +0000 Fiat Chrysler to supply 62,000 more autonomous minivans to Waymo <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Fiat Chrysler will deliver up to 62,000 more Pacifica minivans to Waymo. The two companies are also discussing a potential deal to license Waymo&#039;s self-driving tech to FCA&#039;s future retail vehicles. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Thu, 31 May 2018 17:58:01 +0000 Uber CEO eyes partnerships with Japan's taxi operators as part of expansion <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber&#039;s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi is resting the company&#039;s future growth in Japan after announcing that the ride-hailing service plans to forge partnerships with taxi operators in the East Asian country. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:54:01 +0000 Waymo's commercial driverless ride-hailing service gains Arizona nod <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Waymo has been approved by the Arizona Department of Transportation to start picking up and dropping off paying riders around the state using its fleet of autonomous Fiat Chrysler Pacifica minivans. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jay Bonggolto) Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:22:01 +0000 Google search now involves looking for bikes taken from its campus <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Apparently, bicycles meant for employees to get around the sprawling main campus have started disappearing, as many as 100-250 each week. And, when found, they are showing up in some strange places. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Keefer) Mon, 08 Jan 2018 17:02:01 +0000 These are the winning routes of the Hyperloop One Global Challenge <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Hyperloop One Global Challenge is a competition that allows anyone to propose a route of the Hyperloop transport system. 10 routes have won and will now be explored for further feasibility. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Richard Tyr Blewitt) Thu, 14 Sep 2017 18:02:01 +0000 Hyperloop One completes its second and fastest test yet, hitting 192 mph <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Hyperloop One has completed its second full-system test successfully, with the company&#039;s aluminum and carbon fiber XP-1 prototype pod going 2.7 times faster than the first test, reaching 192mph. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Wed, 02 Aug 2017 17:56:01 +0000 Elon Musk reveals The Boring Company car elevator <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Elon Musk has posted a video on Instagram of a successful test of The Boring Company&#039;s car elevator that will be used at various access points along his proposed underground Hyperloop network. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:50:02 +0000 India to ban driverless cars to protect jobs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The Indian transport and highways minister, Nitin Gadkari, has stated that the country will not allow driverless cars to be tested on its roads, over concerns that the technology would take away jobs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ben Esapa) Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:14:02 +0000 The world's first electric, autonomous cargo ship is being constructed in Norway <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Two Norwegian companies are building the first electric, autonomous container ship, which will cost three times more than comparable conventional ships but will cut annual operating costs by 90%. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Stergios Georgopoulos) Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:10:01 +0000 Call your next Uber using Facebook Messenger <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Uber&#039;s international ride-sharing service is beginning its service integration with Facebook&#039;s Messenger application today. Limited regions will have access to start. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Fri, 18 Dec 2015 02:02:01 +0000