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Cat on a fast train roof holds up London to Manchester service

Feline was a whisker away from a 125mph ride when it was spotted at Euston station on Tuesday eveningYou hear about delays from leaves on the line, maybe even the occasional swan, but on Tuesday evening a cat was discovered on a train roof at London Euston station – a whisker away from hitching a 125mph ride up north.The tabby was spotted curled up on top of an Avanti West Coast train about half an hour before it was due to depart for Manchester at 9pm and refused to move. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, Manchester, Transport, Rail transport, Euston, Avanti West Coast, London Euston station


Major Utilities Are Gearing Up to Install EV Charging Stations Across 16 States

It could soon become a lot easier to take an electric car on some pretty cool road trips. A group of powerful utilities said Tuesday that they’re teaming up to make chargers for electric cars more accessible on highways.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Electric Vehicle, Science, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Electric Car, Duke Energy, Charging Station, Entergy, Better Place, American Electric Power, Business Finance, Dominion Energy, Kathy Harris, Service Industries, Home Energy Upgrades From Public Utilities


From the ashes of nearly a billion dollars, Ample resurrects Better Place’s battery swapping business model

A little over thirteen years ago, Shai Agassi, a promising software executive who was in line to succeed the chief executive at SAP, then one of the world’s mightiest software companies, left the company he’d devoted the bulk of his professional career to and started a business called Better Place. That startup promised to revolutionize the nascent electric vehicle market and make range anxiety a thing of the past. The company’s pitch? A network of automated battery swapping stations that would ...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, Uber, Japan, Time, Cars, Tech, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Venture Capital, Nissan, Charging Station, Sap, Renault, Bay Area


Uber Is Spinning Out Postmates' Robotics Division Into Its Own Company

After acquiring the delivery startup Postmates for $2.65 billion last year, Uber Technologies announced on Tuesday that plans to spin the company’s robotics division out into a separate company: Serve Robotics.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, California, Companies, Automation, Transport, Robotics, Postmates, Online Food Ordering, Self Driving Car, Uber Technologies, Business Finance, Uber Freight, Ali Kashani, Lox Inc, Technology Internet


Lime Expands Fleet With New E-Bike That Uses the Same Battery Pack as Its Scooters

The middle of a pandemic might not seem like a great time to expand a fleet of shared transportation gadgets, but Lime is pushing ahead anyway with a new e-bike that runs on the same battery packs used in its scooters. Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Transport, Sharing Economy, Jump, Lime, Electric Bicycle, Micromobility, Wayne Ting, Technology Internet, Hospitality Recreation, Land Transport, Cycling In New York City, Cycling In Chicago, Kick Scooters, Shared Transport


Satellite constellation operator Spire Global to go public via $1.6 billion SPAC

Monday brings with it not one, but two space SPACS – there’s Rocket Lab, and there’s Spire Global, a satellite operator that bills itself primarily as a SaaS company focused on delivering data and analytics made possible by its 100-plus spacecraft constellation. SPACs have essentially proven a pressure-release valve for the space startup market, which has been waiting on high-profile exits to basically prove out the math of its venture-backability. Spire Global debuted in 2012, and has raised ov...
Tags: TC, Space, Japan, Spacex, Tech, International Space Station, Transport, Kickstarter, Satellite, Private Equity, Api, Antares, Tiger Global, Spaceflight, Aerospace, ISRO


Digital Covid certificate could be key to Gatwick recovery, says boss

Stewart Wingate expresses optimism for summer despite airport reporting £526m pre-tax lossCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageGatwick’s boss has said a digital Covid certificate could be the “key to success” if 70% of the airport’s usual traffic is to return after May – adding that it expects to serve only a few hundred passengers and lose £1m a day until then.London’s second airport reported a £526m pre-tax loss last year, compared with a £211m profit in 2019. Passenger ...
Tags: Travel, London, UK News, Air transport, Gatwick, Transport, Business Travel, Gatwick Airport, Stewart Wingate, Coronavirus


Anti-HS2 tunnel protest at Euston ends as final activist leaves

Subterranean protest against high-speed rail line lasted 31 days in tunnel near London stationThe anti-HS2 tunnel protest close to Euston station in central London has finally ended after the ninth climate activist emerged from underground.The subterranean environmental protest has lasted for 31 days, one of the longest in UK protest history, although not quite breaking the record of the 40-day tunnel protest in Essex in 2000. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Protest, Environment, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Essex, Hs2, Environmental Activism, Euston


How to Teach Your Teenager to Drive

Teaching a teenager to drive has never been easy. While it can be (or you want it to be) a fun and exciting rite of passage, it can also be stressful and panic-inducing for both of you. But even in a pandemic, the roads are open and teens are on them. So if it’s time for you to help them learn how to drive, take a…Read more...
Tags: Traffic, Transport, Driving, Road Safety, Road transport, Lifehacks, Drivers License, Defensive Driving, Human Activities, Traffic Law, Land Transport, Road Traffic Management


Google Maps to show Melbourne commuters how crowded trains are

The integration of live passenger data is part of the Victorian government’s push to maintain social distancingCommuters in Melbourne will be able to see how crowded specific trains are on Google Maps as part of a Victorian government push to preserve social distancing on traditionally crowded services.The integration of live passenger data in the mapping service – to be launched on Friday – comes as Victorian offices last week increased to 50% capacity. It is the latest move to help stagger whe...
Tags: Health, Google, Australia news, Transport, Victoria, Melbourne, Coronavirus


Heathrow hit by £2bn loss as airport calls for more Covid support

Passenger numbers slumped to 22.1m in 2020, the smallest annual total since 1975Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHeathrow airport plunged to an annual £2bn loss in 2020 as the pandemic closed borders and the government restricted most international travel, underlining the impact of Covid-19 on aviation.Britain’s largest airport said the number of passengers who passed through slumped to 22.1 million last year, more than half of whom travelled in January and February, a...
Tags: Travel, Business, UK News, Britain, Air transport, Heathrow, Transport, Airline Industry, Heathrow Airport, Coronavirus, COVID


UK bans some Boeing 777s from airspace after engine fire over Denver

Ban comes as Boeing urges airlines to ground all planes with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 enginesThe UK has barred from its airspace Boeing 777s with the same type of engine that caught fire in the US at the weekend, as the plane’s manufacturer urged airlines to ground all 120 of these aircraft worldwide.Boeing said carriers using 777 planes with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines should suspend operations until full inspections could be carried out, after the United Airlines jet was forced to make an eme...
Tags: Business, Politics, UK, US, UK News, World news, Air transport, Transport, Airline Industry, Transport policy, Boeing, Denver, United Airlines, Pratt Whitney


Manhattan makeover for London with floating green walkway plan

The man who helped revitalise New York with a linear park on a disused elevated railway hopes to do the same for the UK capitalNew York was revitalised by the High Line, a ribbon of parkland floating above Manhattan on a disused elevated railway that has become one of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.Now the High Line’s designer hopes to give London its own green thread, after being chosen to create the Camden Highline. Continue reading...
Tags: New York, London, UK News, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Transport, Rail transport, Manhattan, Parks and Green Spaces, Coronavirus, UK capitalNew York


Check Out the Debris That Rained Down on a Colorado Suburb After a Plane's Engine Exploded

On Saturday, residents of a Colorado suburb witnessed a scene straight out of a disaster movie: The sound of an explosion overhead followed by huge chunks of metal raining down from above. Read more...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Transport, Aviation, Aviation Safety, Turbines, Aviation accidents and incidents, Human Activities, Disaster Accident, Turbine Engine Failure




That Time a Canadian Town Derailed a Diesel Train and Drove It Down the Street to Provide Emergency Power

Even in a suburb of Montreal that’s well versed in dealing with winter storms, inclement weather can still overwhelm basic services like power, an issue with which millions of people in Texas are still currently struggling. After an especially bad ice storm in 1998, the mayor of Boucherville, Quebec, had a clever idea…Read more...
Tags: Texas, Science, Environment, Articles, Vehicles, Transport, Rail transport, Montreal, Locomotives, Locomotive, Boucherville, Boucherville Quebec, Electric Locomotive, Diesel Locomotive, Dieselelectric Transmission


An Entire Second Floor Pops Out of this Tiny RV, Complete with a Working Elevator to Get Up There

There’s never been a better time to hit the open road and escape an over-crowded city, but why leave the creature comforts of home at home? Living out of a recreational vehicle can be quite luxurious, even if you’re not driving a bus, as the transforming SAIC Maxus Life Home V90 Villa Edition RV demonstrates.Read more...
Tags: Science, Camping, Transport, Motorhome, Maxus, Motor Vehicles, Vans, Elevator, Recreational Vehicle, V90, Minibuses, SAIC Maxus Life Home


Volta Energy Technologies raises over $90M of a targeted $150M fund to back energy storage startups

Volta Energy Technologies, the energy investment and advisory services firm backed by some of the biggest names in energy and energy storage materials, has closed on nearly $90 million of a targeted $150 million investment fund, according to people familiar with the group’s plans. The venture investment vehicle compliments an $180 million existing commitment from Volta’s four corporate backers — Equinor, Albermarle, Epsilon, and Hanon Systems — and comes at a time when interest in energy stora...
Tags: Energy, TC, Electric Vehicle, US Government, Obama Administration, US, Tech, Renewable Energy, United States, Transport, Oil And Gas, Goldman Sachs, Chemicals, Energy Storage, Department Of Energy, Electric Car


LA-based Metropolis raises $41 million to upgrade parking infrastructure

Metropolis is a new Los Angeles-based startup that’s looking to compete with BMW-owned ParkMobile for a slice of the automated parking lot management market. Upgrading ParkMobile’s license plate-based service with a computer vision based system that recognizes cars as they enter and leave garages has been Metropolis’ mission since founder and chief executive Alex Israel first formed the business back in 2017. Israel, a serial entrepreneur, has spent decades thinking about parking. His last compa...
Tags: Cleaning, TC, Facebook, Florida, Storage, Dick Costolo, La, Softbank, Israel, Los Angeles, Tech, Transport, Nba, Starwood, Metropolis, Bmw


Do you know how many airports does Poland have?

Sure, we were very limited in flying to Europe within last year, but life is slowly getting back to somehow normal and people start traveling a little more. Do you know where all the airports are in Poland? Well, I will help you with that! It’s always good to know your options! Especially when it comes to flying. I usually fly to Warsaw, but there are so many other airports that may be more convenient to fly to! Lot Polish Airlines plane. Image by Mathias Ebert from Pixabay   The national flag...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Transport, Linguistics, Poland, Ryan Air, Solidarity, Warsaw, Countries, Krakow, John Paul, Rzeszow, Bydgoszcz, Gdansk, Olsztyn, Lublin


Irish Sea rail tunnel plan derided as Doctor Dolittle fantasy

Senior Tory Simon Hoare suggests ‘putting the hallucinogenics down’ and making the protocol workA proposed undersea tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland has hit some credibility problems with one senior Conservative MP describing it as a Doctor Dolittle fantasy designed to distract from post-Brexit border check problems.“The trains could be pulled by an inexhaustible herd of unicorns overseen by stern, officious dodos,” tweeted Simon Hoare, the Tory MP who chairs Westminster’s Norther Ir...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Scotland, Conservative, European Union, UK News, World news, Foreign Policy, Northern Ireland, Transport, Rail transport, Westminster, Brexit, Irish Sea, Dolittle, Norther Ireland


Rail bosses plan to build Northern Ireland to Scotland tunnel

Irish Sea project is part of plan to improve transport links between four UK nationsRail industry leaders have proposed building a tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland to a group tasked with exploring ways to improve connectivity between the four constituent parts of the UK.High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has proposed tunnelling under the Irish Sea between Stranraer and Larne in its submission to a review led by Sir Peter Hendy, who is expected to publish his interim report within weeks. Co...
Tags: UK, Wales, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Transport, Rail transport, Irish Sea, Larne, Peter Hendy, UK High Speed Rail Group HSRG


Rail bosses plan to build tunnel from Scotland to Northern Ireland

Tunnel across Irish Sea is part of plan to improve transport connectivity between four nations of UKRail industry leaders have proposed building a tunnel between Scotland and Northern Ireland to a group tasked with exploring ways to improve connectivity between the four constituent parts of the UK.High Speed Rail Group (HSRG) has proposed a tunnel under the Irish Sea between Stranraer and Larne in its submission to the union connectivity review led by Sir Peter Hendy. Hendy is due to publish his...
Tags: Wales, Scotland, UK News, Northern Ireland, Transport, Rail transport, Irish Sea, Larne, UK High Speed Rail Group HSRG, Peter Hendy Hendy


Hammersmith Bridge illuminated in Valentine's message to government

Residents project red illumination on closed west London landmark to highlight delays to repairHammersmith Bridge has been illuminated bright red in a Valentine’s Day stunt aimed at highlighting delays to its repair.The 133-year-old west London bridge has been closed to traffic since April 2019 when cracks appeared in its pedestals. It then closed to pedestrian, cyclist and river traffic in August after a heatwave caused the faults to “significantly increase”. Continue reading...
Tags: London, UK News, Valentine's Day, Transport, Valentine, Hammersmith Bridge, old west London


HS2 activists evicted from longest-running camp – video

Seven activists at the first and longest-running protest camp against the controversial HS2 high-speed rail development were evicted in the early hours of Saturday morning.Video footage shows the protesters being forcibly removed, with one man being pinned to the ground by dozens of black-clad members of the National Eviction Team (NET) supported by police officers. The camp, at Harvil Road in the Colne Valley, Hillingdon, 25 miles west of the Euston tunnel protest against HS2 –  which has now e...
Tags: London, Transport, Rail transport, Hs2, Environmental Activism, Euston, Harvil Road, Colne Valley Hillingdon, National Eviction Team NET


Activists evicted from longest-running HS2 protest camp

Three-and-a-half-year protest at Harvil Road camp west of London ends with removal of seven activistsActivists at the first and longest-running protest camp against the controversial HS2 high-speed rail development were evicted in the early hours of Saturday morning.The camp, at Harvil Road in the Colne Valley, Hillingdon, 25 miles west of the Euston tunnel protest against HS2, which has now entered its 17th day, was set up three and a half years ago. It has been the subject of several high cour...
Tags: London, Protest, Environment, UK News, Transport, Rail transport, Hs2, Environmental Activism, Euston, Harvil Road, Colne Valley Hillingdon


'Significant gaps' in Covid hotel quarantine plans, says Heathrow

UK’s biggest airport expresses concern that policy is not ready two days before it comes into force Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s biggest airport has expressed concern that the government’s hotel quarantine policy is not ready, 48 hours before it is due to be launched.From Monday travellers arriving in the UK from 33 “red list” countries must isolate in a hotel room for 10 days at their own expense, but a spokesperson for Heathrow airport said “some signifi...
Tags: UK, UK News, Air transport, Heathrow, Transport, Heathrow Airport, Coronavirus, COVID


‘Localisation, localisation, localisation’: Ramaphosa delivers a business-friendly Sona

The president’s focus is on fixing the economy — infrastructure build and local manufacturing are two priority areas The post ‘Localisation, localisation, localisation’: Ramaphosa delivers a business-friendly Sona appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Energy, Business, Investment, Water, Economy, Infrastructure, Transport, Manufacturing, Telecommunication, Eskom, Cyril Ramaphosa, Ramaphosa, Sona, Localisation, Local Production, State Of The Nation Address


Covid: Too soon to book holiday, minister warns

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says there's too much uncertainty to make plans now for the summer.
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Toyota Will Introduce its First All-Electric Vehicles in the US This Year

After years of resisting all-electric vehicles, Toyota announced on Wednesday plans to debut its first mass-market all-electric vehicles in the United States later this year.Read more...
Tags: Science, Environment, Cars, US, United States, Electric Vehicles, Transport, Toyota, Toyota Prius, Motor Vehicles, Compact Cars, Sedans, Business Finance, Plug In Hybrid, Hatchbacks, Electric Vehicle Conversion