Transportation

Elon Musk’s Boring Company reveals exciting ambitions

Elon Musk’s Boring Company reveals exciting ambitions

Christening a drilling company "The Boring Company" is both the worst way to name a baby and also a stroke of genius at the same time. The tongue-in-cheek but totally official and legal name belies Musk's ambitions to get rid of the bane of his existence: LA traffic jams. At a press conference held, almost by fate, at the Leo Baeck Temple near the Interstate 405 freeway, the illustrious revealed details of his tunnel vision that proves just how un-boring his youngest company is.

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Elon Musk to offer free Boring tunnel rides

Elon Musk to offer free Boring tunnel rides

The most interesting thing about the Boring Company, the Elon Musk helmed tunnel digging company, so far has been that Musk and co-built and sold flamethrowers. The actual purpose of the Boring Company is to dig tunnels to help people get out of the traffic many sit in daily. Boring Company's very first underground tunnel is nearly finished.

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Nikola Motors celebrates Tesla lawsuit with huge EV truck deal

Nikola Motors celebrates Tesla lawsuit with huge EV truck deal

Tesla's electric Semi may be making headlines, but it's not the only green truck making inroads into haulage fleets. The Nikola Motor Company has announced a sizable order from beer brewer Anheuser-Busch, with up to 800 of the automaker's hydrogen-electric vehicles expected to be added to the long-haul fleet.

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Aston Martin’s luxury submarine just locked down the details

Aston Martin’s luxury submarine just locked down the details

Aston Martin's unexpected submarine collaboration with Triton has been finalized, with the first production example of the luxury underwater craft planned for later this year. The British automaker announced the deal with Triton Submarines in September last year, working together to make a sleek - and undoubtedly expensive - compact sub that would deliver the spirit of its road cars.

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Virgin Hyperloop One wants to replace cargo planes

Virgin Hyperloop One wants to replace cargo planes

Hyperloop's transportation promises may have focused on bussing passengers until now, but two big players are expecting the high speed pod-in-a-pipe technology to have an even bigger impact on cargo transportation. Virgin Hyperloop One and logistics firm DP World have teamed up to create DP World Cargospeed, a new supply system for high-priority shipments.

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HyperloopTT begins construction of first full-scale system

HyperloopTT begins construction of first full-scale system

Elon Musk may have his Boring ambitions, but others are eying a different solution to the transportation problem. Instead of simply building high-speed highways underground, hyperloops instead try to reduce vehicular congestion and travel time with fast-moving capsules. HyperloopTT one of the two biggest hyperloop companies has just proudly announced the arrival of its first tubes in France where it will be constructing and conducting its first real-world test of this nearly sonic speed form of transportation.

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A dedicated Bolt EV DC fast charge network is coming, but there’s a catch

A dedicated Bolt EV DC fast charge network is coming, but there’s a catch

GM and EVgo will build a dedicated DC fast charging network for Chevrolet Bolt EV drivers, but this isn't the Supercharger rival that General Motors has long been reluctant to attempt. Instead, the deal between EVgo and GM's Maven car-sharing brand will be focused on getting those using their all-electric car for ride-sharing services charged up more rapidly.

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Uber acquires JUMP to break into bike sharing

Uber acquires JUMP to break into bike sharing

It's a big day for Uber, as a new acquisition will see it branch out from the ride sharing service that made it a popular name. Uber revealed today its plan to purchase JUMP, a bike sharing company that's currently operating in San Francisco and Washington DC. Those who have been following the development of Uber's service for a while now probably won't find this acquisition as much of a shock, as Uber has been working with JUMP for a few months now to integrate a biking option in its app.

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California considers allowing driverless cars to conduct passenger tests

California considers allowing driverless cars to conduct passenger tests

California is one of the hotbeds for driverless car technology, and the state continues to push its development forward. Just recently, rules went into effect that allow carmakers and tech companies to begin testing fully autonomous vehicles on public roads without a backup driver present. Now regulators are considering the next necessary eventual step: letting driverless cars conduct tests with passengers inside.

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Uber, Lyft rides in Manhattan are about to get more expensive

Uber, Lyft rides in Manhattan are about to get more expensive

Late Friday, New York passed its new budget and with it part of a new congestion pricing plan. The latter is intended to deal with growing congestion issues leading to gridlocks, among other things. Though the new budget doesn't make significant progress on tackling that issue, it does establish a new surcharge for ridesharing services operating in Manhattan, meaning rides south of 96th Street are going to get a bit more expensive.

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Uber kills UberRush package delivery service

Uber kills UberRush package delivery service

These days, Uber is most recognized for its ride-sharing service and self-driving car ambitions. But the company continues to operate several other services, such as the delivery-focused UberEats. On the chopping block, however, is UberRush, the company's on-demand, same-day package delivery service that was available in the New York City area, San Francisco, and Chicago.

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20 new Tesla Semi electric trucks joining FedEx fleet

20 new Tesla Semi electric trucks joining FedEx fleet

FedEx will add twenty Tesla Semi trucks to its fleet, with the delivery firm planning to trial the all-electric big rigs into its FedEx Freight division. The trucks, which were announced last year by the California electric car company, are expected to go into production in 2019.

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