Take A Look At The New UPS Electric Trucks

UK-based startup Arrival has developed a neat-looking all-electric delivery truck and after scoring a contract with Royal Mail, the company has now secured an order of 35 electric trucks with UPS, which has several programs in place to electrify its massive fleet of delivery vehicles. When unveiling the vehicle last year, Arrival talked about a “revolutionary ultra-lightweight composite materials that significantly reduce the...

TSA Rolls Out Stronger Carry-on Screening at All U.S. Airports

In addition to removing electronics from bags, TSA now recommends separating foods, powders and items that clutter bags to ease the screening process. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has announced the rollout of enhanced screening procedures for carry-on baggage. The secure measures, which began about a year ago, require travelers to place all personal electronics larger than a cell phone...

DriveHer: The Female Only Alternative to Uber & Lyft

The women behind the slowly growing number of ride-hailing apps catering to female passengers and drivers say the hurdles they’ve had to overcome to get their services on the road demonstrate exactly why they’re necessary in the first place. Women from Halifax to Vancouver Island have tried to launch female-only alternatives to services such as Uber and Lyft, but most...

Automaker Porsche Is Planning On Making A Car That Can Fly

Porsche is studying flying passenger vehicles but expects it could take up to a decade to finalize technology before they can launch in real traffic, its head of development said on Tuesday. Volkswagen’s sports-car division is in the early stages of drawing up a blueprint of a flying taxi as it ponders new mobility solutions for congested urban areas, Porsche R&D...

Is Uber & Lyft More Of A Problem Than Solution?

 One promise of ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft was fewer cars clogging city streets. But studies suggest the opposite: that ride-hailing companies are pulling riders off buses, subways, bicycles and their own feet and putting them in cars instead. And in what could be a new wrinkle, a service by Uber called Express Pool now is seen as directly...

Chinese Police Are Using Facial-Recognition Glasses To Scan Travelers: Could NYC Be Next?

Railway police have begun using facial-recognition eyewear to catch criminals. In tests the glasses identified faces within 100 milliseconds. Seven people have been arrested for a range of previous crimes, and another 26 were banned from travel. China has been ramping up its use of facial-recognition technology as it moves toward a nationwide database that can recognize any...

Things Just Got Ugly: Uber vs Google

An epic court battle between Uber and a Google spinoff, centered on the alleged theft of self-driving car technology, began with accusations of sinister plots and other devious behavior lobbed in both directions. In opening arguments Monday, lawyers for Google’s former autonomous car unit Waymo likened Uber to Rosie Ruiz, one of the most notorious cheaters in sports history. Waymo...

Google Using AI to Predict Flight Delays

The skies might have gotten a bit friendlier Having a flight delayed is never a good thing, but it can be made worse if the alerts about the status of your flight aren't timely. Google is hoping to solve this. The tech company announced today that it is updating its Flights tool to provide delay explanations as well as status predictions. The app's machine learning system...