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Airless Bike Tires Made of Space-Age Metal Never Go Flat
airless bike tires
Transportation
Airless Bike Tires Made of Space-Age Metal Never Go Flat
In 2022, a startup will begin selling airless bike tires that never go flat because they’re made out of a special NASA-developed metal alloy.
March 23, 2021

In 2022, a startup will begin selling airless bike tires that never go flat because they’re made out of a special NASA-developed metal alloy.

The Future Explored
A Battery Revolution Could Make Electric Cars a Reality for Everyone
lithium metal battery
The Future Explored
A Battery Revolution Could Make Electric Cars a Reality for Everyone
We'll need a new type of battery to make electric cars cheaper and convenient.
March 21, 2021

We'll need a new type of battery to make electric cars cheaper and convenient.

Internet
SpaceX Targets Moving Vehicles with Starlink Satellite Internet
Starlink Satellite Internet
Internet
SpaceX Targets Moving Vehicles with Starlink Satellite Internet
SpaceX has asked the FCC for permission to attach terminals for its Starlink satellite internet to larger vehicles, such as trucks, airplanes, and boats.
March 13, 2021

SpaceX has asked the FCC for permission to attach terminals for its Starlink satellite internet to larger vehicles, such as trucks, airplanes, and boats.

Transportation
This Mass-Produced Solar Car Costs Just $25,900
solar car
Transportation
This Mass-Produced Solar Car Costs Just $25,900
The Aptera solar car is expected to hit roads in 2021, but even if it's not the next big thing in transportation, its design elements could be.
March 6, 2021

The Aptera solar car is expected to hit roads in 2021, but even if it's not the next big thing in transportation, its design elements could be.

Self-Driving Semis
Autonomous Trucks Are Taking to the Highways
Autonomous trucks
Self-Driving Semis
Autonomous Trucks Are Taking to the Highways
Self-driving cars get all the love, but autonomous trucks are already hitting the road, with a “driver-out” demonstration scheduled for 2021.
January 17, 2021

Self-driving cars get all the love, but autonomous trucks are already hitting the road, with a “driver-out” demonstration scheduled for 2021.

3D Printing
The Next Car You Purchase Could Include 3D Printed Parts
3d printed cars
3D Printing
The Next Car You Purchase Could Include 3D Printed Parts
Automakers are relying more heavily on 3D printing, and for drivers, that means more customization options.
January 1, 2021

Automakers are relying more heavily on 3D printing, and for drivers, that means more customization options.

Transportation
Smartphone App Gives Independent Travel to the Disabled
travel for the disabled
Transportation
Smartphone App Gives Independent Travel to the Disabled
A new smartphone app unlocks independent travel for people with intellectual disabilities.
December 13, 2020

A new smartphone app unlocks independent travel for people with intellectual disabilities.

Transportation
Experimental Hyperloop Pod Transports Passengers for First Time
virgin hyperloop pod
Transportation
Experimental Hyperloop Pod Transports Passengers for First Time
Virgin Hyperloop has transported two passengers in a hyperloop pod, a milestone in the development of the high-speed transportation system.
November 10, 2020

Virgin Hyperloop has transported two passengers in a hyperloop pod, a milestone in the development of the high-speed transportation system.

Transportation
Waymo's Driverless Car Service Opens To the Public
driverless cars
Transportation
Waymo's Driverless Car Service Opens To the Public
Waymo One has relaunched, and this time, all users can ride in cars without safety drivers.
October 14, 2020

Waymo One has relaunched, and this time, all users can ride in cars without safety drivers.

Transportation
Electric Garbage Trucks Are (Quietly) Coming
electric garbage trucks
Transportation
Electric Garbage Trucks Are (Quietly) Coming
With Mack Truck’s electric garbage trucks set to be delivered in 2021, your mornings may be getting quieter soon.
October 12, 2020

With Mack Truck’s electric garbage trucks set to be delivered in 2021, your mornings may be getting quieter soon.

Transportation
Passenger Plane Powered By Hydrogen Fuel Makes Maiden Flight
Hydrogen Fuel
Transportation
Passenger Plane Powered By Hydrogen Fuel Makes Maiden Flight
California’s ZeroAvia has flown the first “commercial-grade” plane powered by hydrogen fuel, potentially foreshadowing the sustainable future of air travel.
October 8, 2020

California’s ZeroAvia has flown the first “commercial-grade” plane powered by hydrogen fuel, potentially foreshadowing the sustainable future of air travel.

Artificial Intelligence
Smart Traffic Lights Ease Congestion on City Streets
smart Traffic Lights
Artificial Intelligence
Smart Traffic Lights Ease Congestion on City Streets
Smart traffic lights by startup NoTraffic use AI to improve the flow of traffic in cities, minimizing carbon emissions and delays for first responders.
August 20, 2020

Smart traffic lights by startup NoTraffic use AI to improve the flow of traffic in cities, minimizing carbon emissions and delays for first responders.

Coronavirus
Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? MIT Expert Weighs In
Is It Safe to Fly
Coronavirus
Is It Safe to Fly Right Now? MIT Expert Weighs In
Is it safe to fly right now? An MIT professor calculated the risk of air travel during the pandemic in two different flight scenarios.
August 12, 2020

Is it safe to fly right now? An MIT professor calculated the risk of air travel during the pandemic in two different flight scenarios.

Transportation
“Touchless Touchscreen” Could Reduce Distracted Driving
Distracted Driving
Transportation
“Touchless Touchscreen” Could Reduce Distracted Driving
New “predictive touch” tech could help prevent distracted driving by limiting the amount of time drivers spend interacting with vehicle displays.
July 27, 2020

New “predictive touch” tech could help prevent distracted driving by limiting the amount of time drivers spend interacting with vehicle displays.