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Self-driving electric buses part of Tesla's future, CEO says

Mobility| July 21, 2016

Elon Musk says that the electric buses of the future should be smaller than the current ones, to decrease traffic congestion, with the interior of the buses redesigned to increase passenger areal density.

Secretary Foxx urges more rigorous review of autonomous vehicle tech

Mobility| July 21, 2016

His remarks at a self-driving convention comes a few weeks after government regulators revealed a 40-year-old man died in May after his Tesla car crashed into a truck while using a semi-autonomous feature called "Autopilot."

Bus| July 19, 2016

[Video] Mercedes-Benz Bus of the Future: Trailer

The Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot is a semi-automated city bus featuring connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion. The CityPilot is able to recognize traffic lights, communicate with them and safely negotiate junctions controlled by them. It can also recognize obstacles, especially pedestrians on the road, and brake autonomously. It approaches bus stops automatically, where it opens and closes its doors. Cameras scan the road and surroundings, while long and short-range radar systems monitor the route ahead.

Rail| May 16, 2016

[Video] MIT Hyperloop Intro

We are a team of MIT students building a safe, scalable, and feasible pod for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. Join our adventure to help shape the future of transportation. Published on Feb 26, 2016

University| May 16, 2016

MIT reveals Hyperloop pod design

The pod utilizes a passive magnetic levitation system that incorporates two arrays of 20 neodymium magnets, according to MIT Hyperloop's website.

Rail| May 12, 2016

Hyperloop One completes open-air test, partners with global firms

Additionally, Hyperloop One announced that the company is participating in privately funded feasibility studies to examine the economic and social benefits of Hyperloop routes in Finland and Sweden.

Rail| May 12, 2016

[Video] Hyperloop One - Propulsion Open Air Test

Live cuts of Hyperloop One's open-air test on May 11, 2016 in North Las Vegas. Acceleration: 2.4g; Speed: 105 MPH (the intended speed); Length of track: 400 feet; Electromagnetic Propulsion: Linear Electric motor; Total Stator Length: 197 feet. Published on May 11, 2016

Rail| April 13, 2016

Inflatable train seat design gives commuters 40% more space

The futuristic railcar interior, likened to a ‘bouncy castle’ by the designers, was developed as part of a train rolling stock design competition.

Rail| March 10, 2016

Chicago taps manufacturer for next generation railcars

The new 7000-series railcars — the largest railcar order in CTA history — will be built by CSR Sifang America JV, which as part of its winning bid has pledged to build a brand-new rail car assembly facility in Chicago.

University| February 1, 2016

MIT students win first round of SpaceX Hyperloop contest

Beating out a field of more than 100 other teams from around the world, the group of MIT graduate students won the best overall design award for a vehicle, or pod, that will ride inside the Hyperloop, a system of tubes connecting major cities.

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