Tag: Transportation

Ford president Raj Nair leaves over ‘inappropriate behavior’

Ford will have to adjust its technology strategy, and not for the right reasons. The automaker’s North America President Raj Nair has left the company after an internal investigation determined that “inappropriate behavior” was out of line w……


Volvo adds the V60 wagon to its car subscription service

If you’re interested in a car subscription from Volvo, but you’re not a fan of SUVs, the Swedish automaker just announced that its new V60 wagon will be available with the service called Car by Volvo.
Care by Volvo is a bit like a leas……


Renault’s ‘smart island’ runs on wind power and recycled batteries

Renault has launched a “smart island” in Portugal that uses its Zoe electric vehicle, home batteries, smart charging and vehicle-to-grid (V2E) energy storage to run without fossil fuels. The idea is to make the Madeira island of Porto Santo en……


Uber officially launches ‘Uber Express Pool’ in select cities

After being piloted in Boston and San Francisco, Uber is officially launching Express Pool in those two cities along with Los Angeles, DC, Miami, San Diego, Philadelphia and Denver. The ride-hailing company plans on launching the service in mo……


Archos’ electric scooter taps Android for directions

It’s not just bicycle makers hoping Android will improve your two-wheeled transportation. Archos has unveiled a Citee Connect electric scooter with a 5-inch Android computer in between the handlebars. The hardware won’t rival your phone (it ……


Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster

Lithium-ion batteries have massively improved in the last half-decade, but there are still issues. The biggest, especially for EVs, is that charging takes too long to make them as useful as regular cars for highway driving. Researchers from th……


Toyota’s next EV motor could use 50 percent less rare earth metals

Toyota has designed a magnet that halves the amount of rare earths needed in its electric cars, which could help mitigate the fall out of a looming materials shortage. Like other electric carmakers, Toyota has traditionally used neodymium, ter……


Lyft offers more rides to non-urgent medical appointments

Lyft is continuing its bid to become the go-to choice for non-emergency medical trips. It’s launching a new partnership with Hitch Health that will offer Lyft rides to health care appointments across the US. The basic concept is familiar, bu……


UK National Grid plans superfast country-wide EV charging network

Range anxiety could soon be a thing of the past for electric vehicle drivers in the UK, as National Grid is proposing a network of superfast charging points that would mean 90 percent of motorists would always be within 50 miles of a charging ……


Sony may launch an AI-powered taxi hailing system

Sony definitely isn’t the first name you think of when you’re looking for a ride, but that might change soon in its native Japan. Nikkei has learned that the tech heavyweight is leading an alliance of taxi companies (Checker Cab, Daiwa Motor ……