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Added 6 September, 2018

A self-driving cab has successfully ferried passengers across the busy streets of Tokyo in a trial that has been billed the world’s first demonstration of a public taxi ride by an autonomous vehicle. Passengers paid to be carried across the city in a driverless minivan supplied by ZMP, a robot technology company, and Hinomaru Kotsu, a taxi firm...

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Added 20 August, 2018

Transportation emissions remain a huge struggle for states and countries around the globe. Even regions that are otherwise pretty green tend to miss the mark, like California, which saw its transportation emissions rise even as the state’s overall greenhouse gas emissions fell to record lows. But several countries in Central and South America...

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Added 15 August, 2018

The bridge houses along the canals of Amsterdam were home to the canal’s bridge keepers for 100 years. They have since been abandoned with the introduction of automated technology. A new initiative – called SWEETS hotel – is re-purposing these abandoned spaces as waterfront hotel rooms. As part of the initiative, 28 iconic bridge houses along...

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Added 14 August, 2018

AllSeated, an event planning and coordination platform, has launched a new VR tool which allows for one to one visualization of floorplans and venues for high end event planning. The new VR visualization tool allows for virtual walkthrough a venue before locking down plans, offering up a better perspective of what the venue will look like once...

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Added 27 July, 2018

Clear, the company that lets people skip the TSA pre-check lines at American airports, is teaming up with Major League Baseball and Tickets.com to introduce biometric ticketing at the ballpark. The partnership will make use of the API of MLB’s ticketing technology company, Tickets.com, so Clear members can link their profiles with their MLB.com...

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Added 27 July, 2018

To decrease the number of cars on the road and encourage people to use public transport, DART is now providing passengers the option of multi-modal trip planning on its mobile application. The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is taking big steps to ensure riders have all the options they need. Besides buying bus or train tickets with DART’s...

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Added 24 July, 2018

Chinese state-backed companies are making heavy investments in U.S. hyperloop startups Arrivo and Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, lining up $1 billion and $300 million in credit respectively. Both companies are planning something big, although their approaches differ in some key ways. Transport company Arrivo is focusing on relieving...

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Added 24 July, 2018

Evolv Technology exists to preserve everyone’s fundamental right to be safe in places people gather. Harnessing the power of AI, the company’s solutions help proactively keep people and assets safe by using sensors to detect both metallic and non-metallic threats, while also integrating facial recognition to identify people of interest. With...

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Added 23 July, 2018

Top European investors Atomico and Index Ventures have separately made bets on two US electric scooter startups, hoping to win big on the buzzy trend before it takes off globally. Atomico has invested an undisclosed amount in Lime, while Index Ventures led Bird's $100 million Series B round earlier this year. Bird and Lime are both...

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Added 21 July, 2018

Marriott International is testing facial recognition check-in in China with the goal of global rollout across Marriott International’s properties. With the adoption of facial recognition technology, the check-in process can be completed in less than a minute. Chinese guests simply need to scan their IDs, take a photo and input contact details...