Uber has partnered with NASA to research air-traffic management, and will conduct tests of new aerial vehicles in Los Angeles. Ride-sharing — or should we say fly-sharing — vehicles could zoom through the skies of Los Angeles as soon as 2020. Uber unveiled today an agreement with NASA that advances the...
HANNAH PULLS UP to the curb, opens the doors, and welcomes the kiddo inside. "Hi Milo," Hannah says. "We're headed to Darwin Elementary." Milo is unperturbed. That's where he goes to school, after all. For Milo's parents, there is good news and there is iffy news. The good news is that...
SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic...
BACK IN YE olden times, beckoning a ride with a phone tap was for the 1-ish percent. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he launched his world-shaking app back in 2009 so he could look über-rich and powerful. "We just wanted to push a button and get a ride, and we wanted...
NEXT TIME YOU’RE driving down the road or walking down the street, pause to consider how you read your surroundings. How you pay extra attention to the kid kicking a soccer ball around her front lawn and the slightly wobbly, nervous looking cyclist. How you deprioritize the woman striding toward...
VOLVO IS IN the midst of a reincarnation. The Swedish automaker is leaving behind its former life as the maker of super safe, super boxy wagons, and embracing an existence dedicated to technological prowess, electric propulsion, and svelte design. So it was only a matter of time before the Swedish automaker...