transportation

Inside the Race to Build the First Sustainable Supersonic Jet

Can a supersonic jet be made fit for travel at a time when the planet is endangered and commercial aviation is being required to seriously clean up its act?

Globally, Scooters are Crashing Into Cities

The ubiquitous scooters may eventually fulfill their promise. But for now, they're hitting bumps on urban streets around the world.

How Microsoft is Tackling Homelessness in Seattle

Seattle’s economy is booming, thanks partly to tech giants like Microsoft and Amazon. Now, Microsoft is launching a program that may help alleviate the region's affordable housing crisis.

Audi Electric Sport Utility: Big Auto’s First Real Tesla Rival

The rollout of the electric sport utility offers a window into how car manufacturers with global scale will approach the electric market.

Which Countries Are Winning the Self-Driving Race?

A new study from KPMG International ranks the Netherlands as the country most ready to support driverless cars, followed by Singapore and the United States. China ranks 16th.

Ford Reimagines a Building—and Itself

This is not your grandmother's Ford. CEO Jim Hackett talks like a tech guy and is reconfiguring the company as much as its cars and trucks around a vision of autonomy, electricity and services that...

Traversing Europe’s Stellar Tech Firmament

Chief Techonomist David Kirkpatrick was blown away by Europe's energy and tech creativeness on a recent swing, both by how good the conferences were and by the importance of the digital revelations he had. Self-flying...

Harnessing the Data Exhaust (from vehicles)

It may be another generation until driverless cars are the norm, but in the meantime we need data to train the software, as well as to assist in the development of new infrastructure and regulatory...

Railways on Track for Digital Transformation

The internet of things (IoT) is beginning to transform railroads, despite the industry's longstanding conservatism. The amount of data trains generate is measured in “brontobytes” (millions of times more than a petabyte). It's full steam...

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