Transportation

Yamaha Civante Class 3 e-Bike revealed with speeds up to 28mph

Yamaha Civante Class 3 e-Bike revealed with speeds up to 28mph

The Yamaha Civante is the first Class 3 power assist bicycle Yamaha's released in the United States marketplace. The Yamaha Civante works with a 10-speed Shimano drive train for top-notch versatility and a design that's aimed at ergonomics from top to bottom. In this bike is a PWSeries SE motor and Yamaha's own Triple Sensor System for "the most natural-feeling bike ride, even at top speeds."

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This Lamborghini yacht is 4,000 horsepower excess

This Lamborghini yacht is 4,000 horsepower excess

If you thought owning a Lamborghini made you special, think again: the bar has been raised, and I'm afraid you'll need a Lamborghini yacht in order to maintain your social standing. Unveiled this week, the collaboration between the automaker and The Italian Sea Group has been dubbed the Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, and as you'd expect it's lavish in a number of ways.

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Self-balancing butt of a thousand jokes, the Segway is being discontinued

Self-balancing butt of a thousand jokes, the Segway is being discontinued

The Segway self-balancing scooter is being discontinued, ending nearly two decades of production for one of the most hyped - and divisive - gadgets on wheels. Lauded initially as the future of transportation, the Segway never turned out to disrupt city travel in quite the way its creators hoped it might.

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Lyft vows to use 100% electric vehicles by 2030

Lyft vows to use 100% electric vehicles by 2030

Ride-hailing company Lyft has vowed an ambitious goal: it will transition to 100-percent electric vehicles by 2030. The commitment was announced on June 17, with Lyft explaining that it is collaborating with the Environmental Defense Fund on this effort. The news comes amid reports that transportation is driving greenhouse gas pollution in the US and is a big source of pollution elsewhere in the world.

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Pigeon crowdsourced transit app experiment is shutting down

Pigeon crowdsourced transit app experiment is shutting down

Google is notorious for making experiments that it eventually shuts down, regardless of the popularity of said experiment. That's especially true with apps or software where the investment and costs are far lower than with physical products. Of late, however, Google has mostly relegated those app experiments to its Area 120 skunkworks team and it is indeed permanently shutting down one such project but not exactly on a whim.

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Cowboy 3 e-bike arrives with new transmission and smart app features

Cowboy 3 e-bike arrives with new transmission and smart app features

Belgian company Cowboy has announced Cowboy 3, the third-generation version of its electric bicycle. The Cowboy 3 brings a number of improvements over the previous generation and launches alongside an updated companion app that packs new smart features. The company promises a more comfortable ride from its new model, one that includes more durability, faster climbing, and more.

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Uber rolls out new Hourly ride order feature in some US cities

Uber rolls out new Hourly ride order feature in some US cities

Following a successful pilot of the feature, Uber is introducing 'Hourly' in several cities in the United States. The feature, as its name suggests, enables Uber riders to request cars on an hourly basis rather than per-ride. This feature will be easier for riders who need to make multiple stops, go to the grocery store, and other occasions in which multiple rides would otherwise be necessary.

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The largest electric plane in the world just aced its first flight

The largest electric plane in the world just aced its first flight

A plane billed as the largest all-electric commercial aircraft has set a new record, taking to the skies for the first time and making a zero-emissions flight. The all-electric Cessna 208B Grand Caravan - known as the eCaravan - took off from a runway in Washington on Thursday and flew for 28 minutes, with its creators suggesting it could fill an important gap in passenger and cargo transportation.

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Gogoro Eeyo wants to be the Porsche 911 of ebikes

Gogoro Eeyo wants to be the Porsche 911 of ebikes

Gogoro promised something special in ebikes, and the Gogoro Eeyo 1 delivers, aiming to buck the trend in powered cycling with a sleeker, lighter, and generally more fun way to get around. Tipping the scales at just over 26 pounds in its lightest form, the Eeyo 1 looks, at first glance, just like a regular bike. That's because Gogoro packed all of the assistance tech into its Eeyo Smartwheel hub.

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EasyJet hacked: 9 million affected and some credit card details taken

EasyJet hacked: 9 million affected and some credit card details taken

Airline EasyJet has been hacked, with personal details for around 9 million customers taken, the company admitted today. The exploit saw bad actors access email address and travel details of millions of EasyJet customers, it has been confirmed, and in some case credit card details too.

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2018 Honda Gold Wing motorcycles are getting an Android Auto update

2018 Honda Gold Wing motorcycles are getting an Android Auto update

Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are almost always associated with cars. After all, it's in their very name. They aren't, however, the only driver on wheels that may want a dash of modern mobile technology on their dashboard. Even those on only two wheels may benefit not just from the convenience but also from the safety that something like Android Auto offers and, at long last, Honda is bringing exactly that to the latest fleet of its Gold Wing flagship bikes starting next month.

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Uber details new COVID-19 rules: What riders need to know

Uber details new COVID-19 rules: What riders need to know

Days after competitor Lyft made a similar announcement, ride-hailing company Uber has detailed the requirements it is about to implement for riders, ones that will remain in effect during the coronavirus pandemic. The rules are designed to help protect both drivers and riders from potentially contracting the virus during a ride, the numbers of which are expected to increase in the coming weeks as more cities start to loosen their lockdown restrictions.

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