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Added 16 July, 2019

DFW International Airport is now the temporary home to the first system of baggage-handling robots, known as FLEET. When the baggage robots are in action, passengers take their luggage to self-bag drops, which deposit their luggage onto one of the new robots, which then deliver bags to the baggage belt. This system, which was developed by the...

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Added 10 July, 2019

Google’s former self-driving venture that is now a business under Alphabet, has been given permission by California regulators to transport passengers in its robotaxis. The approval is a milestone for the company as it begins to ramp up toward a commercial service. The approval from CPUC allows companies to test self-driving vehicles in the...

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Added 8 July, 2019

Adaptive cruise control systems work well on highways. Once you get into town, though, they're less helpful -- and a lot of that has to do with traffic lights. Current systems don't recognize them, resulting in drivers running a red, putting themselves and everyone else on the road in danger. Also, the authorities frown on that sort of behavior...

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Added 6 July, 2019

In densely packed cities, people don't always want or need a car, so offering bikes as a sustainable and healthy alternative makes sense. Lyft has expanded beyond traditional rideshare and into other areas like car rentals and transport to and from events. Now, it is updating its app to provide bike-sharing services in the Washington, DC area...

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Added 4 July, 2019

Construction of the Beijing Daxing International Airport was completed as scheduled on Sunday, and preparations have started for the operation of what is expected to be one of the world's busiest air traffic hubs. In the first half of this year, projects including the airport's main construction, air traffic control and aviation oil facilities...

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Added 30 June, 2019

Whether you’re a wellness traveler seeking a luxury experience — such as a celebrity-hosted summit or an exclusive spa getaway — or seeking the ultimate eco-adventure, worry not: There’s now a trip for you. More affluent travelers are looking to spend their cash on trips centered around their physical and mental well-being, like high-end...

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Added 27 June, 2019

An expected drop in Chinese tourism to the United States won’t just impact hotels and restaurants. In fact retail may take the biggest hit. Within the realm of tourism, the trade war between the United States and China is likely to have a significant impact on luxury retail. And yes, luxury retail is a major player in the tourism industry....

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Added 27 June, 2019

A little more than a year ago, Waymo surprised the industry and announced that its next big move in the world of autonomous vehicles would be a partnership with Jaguar Land Rover to add the automaker’s new all-electric I-Pace crossover to its fleet of self-driving cars. Now, self-driving Jaguar I-Pace vehicles are finally being tested on public...

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Added 24 June, 2019

Emirates has fired the first salvo in the unbundling of business class fares. Now you can buy just the seat, with none of the other trimmings that travelers are used to with top-tier carriers. Dubbed “special fares,” customers are essentially just buying the seat. There’s no lounge access (unless you qualify with status), there’s no chauffeur-...

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Added 24 June, 2019

Th iPhone's iOS 13 NFC support will be useful for more than just hopping on the subway. Germany, Japan and England, are taking advantage of the upcoming software's support for Apple-approved NFC identification documents to let residents scan their ID cards and use them both online and for check-ins at international airports. You'll need to wait...