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Hyperloop One shows first photos of its desert test loop

Hyperloop One shows first photos of its desert test loop After some delays, lots of controversy and maybe a little concern about the longevity of the enterprise, HyperLoop One, the next-gen transportation company, is building a full-scale test track (test tube?When the DevLoop is completed, it will form a loop in the desert, roughly 30 miles outside of Las Vegas, where HyperLoop One hopes to conduct its first full-scale test of what would be the World's first hyperloop transportation system.

Qatar Airways is launching in one of the biggest aviation markets in the world

Qatar Airways is launching in one of the biggest aviation markets in the world QA chief Akbar Al Baker announced at the ITB Berlin Travel Show on Wednesday that the carrier would be making an application to the India government soon, Times of India reports.The Doha-based airline is owned by the state of Qatar and its operations in India would be in partnership with the investment arm of the Qatar government.

Uber says it will review its creepy Greyball feature

Uber says it will review its creepy Greyball feature The New York Times last week reported Uber's use of Greyball, an internal tool meant to determine if the rider was actually a government investigator.He said the feature is meant to provide a platform for employees to test new features, marketing promotions, fraud prevention, driver protection, and of course, keeping riders within Uber's terms of service.

Cadillac's new cars can talk to each other about road conditions

Cadillac's new cars can talk to each other about road conditions V2V-enabled autos share information about road conditions with other connected cars in their vicinity, which in turn helps drivers identify and avoid potential pitfalls even before reaching the trouble spots on the road.The CTS' V2V tech depends on a combination of Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC) and GPS to share road data with other cars.

The Airbus Pop.Up is the autonomous car/drone mashup of your dreams

The Airbus Pop.Up is the autonomous car/drone mashup of your dreams When you really need to beat traffic, do you ever wish your car could just take flight and soar above the streets right then and there?Up design is built around a small capsule about the size of a two-seat car cab.

Oh, nothing, just a Tesla Model 3 prototype driving down the street ...

Oh, nothing, just a Tesla Model 3 prototype driving down the street ... Tesla lovers might have to wait until later this year for a shot at a ride in the electric carmaker's first crack at an "affordable" sedan, the Model 3, but the prep for its release is ramping up.Tesla recently announced Model 3 production will start ahead of initial projections in July — and a prototype of the car was just spotted out on the road IRL.

This self-driving electric car might as well be your living room on wheels

This self-driving electric car might as well be your living room on wheels Hot doesn't even begin to describe the NIO EVE, a self-driving electric concept car straight out of a sci-fi movie that's packed from top to bottom with every buzzy new technology imaginable.Chinese electric car company NextEV brought the EVE to SXSW and we got to ogle at its gorgeous futuristic exterior and interior until our eyeballs almost fell out.

GM will push the future of cars, with or without Trump's help

GM will push the future of cars, with or without Trump's help The battle to bring car ride-sharing, electric vehicle support and autonomy to the world will be fought a city at a time.mayors to adopt GM’s 1-year-old Maven ride-sharing service.

This Bugatti yacht is basically a Chiron on water. With a jacuzzi. And a fire pit.

This Bugatti yacht is basically a Chiron on water. With a jacuzzi. And a fire pit. Which is why Bugatti's new yacht, which comes with a jacuzzi and a fire pit, makes so little sense — and yet, I bet someone out there will be more than happy to dish out a lot of money for it.But the Bugatti Niniette 66, which is 20 meters (66 feet) long, is clearly not big enough for luxuries of that type.

Tourist-friendly Indonesian city bans all ride-sharing services, including Uber

Tourist-friendly Indonesian city bans all ride-sharing services, including Uber Tourist-friendly Yogyakarta said all ride-hailing services including Uber, Grab, Go-Jek and Go-Car would soon be banned across the city.We will take action in accordance with the regulation," Yogyakarta Transportation Agency (Kopetayo) Head Gatot Saptadi told the Jakarta Globe on Friday.

Volvo's Tesla killer to arrive in 2019 with a 250-mile range

Volvo's Tesla killer to arrive in 2019 with a 250-mile range Developing an entirely new vehicle and bringing it to market in less than two years is a daunting task.However, Kerssemakers said Volvo's modular platforms will make it possible.

Nvidia just boosted its self-driving car tech in a major way

Nvidia just boosted its self-driving car tech in a major way The company, known for its mobile chips and graphics tech, announced partnerships with Bosch, the largest automotive supplier in the world, and PACCAR, a major truck manufacturer, to develop self-driving vehicle systems.Specific terms of the Nvidia partnerships weren't disclosed, but they both centers around Nvidia's Drive PX AI car computer platform — but they're chasing different goals.

Uber-like surge pricing is coming to regular taxis too

Uber-like surge pricing is coming to regular taxis too Uber-style surge pricing may soon become standard for taxi rides across the board.This is different from the traditional metered fare, that doesn't take into account live demand.

Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead?

Autonomous cars at SXSW 2017: transportation panacea or a long road ahead? AUSTIN – In 2017, automakers and suppliers continuously tout advances in autonomous vehicle technology.While automakers have promised fully autonomous (SAE level 5) cars by 2020 to 2022, there are still many questions to be answered.

Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are smartest

Bike-sharing companies are flooding the market, but this one insists its bikes are smartest One of China's largest bike-sharing firms, Mobike launched here on Tuesday, adding to the growing list of bike-sharing companies that have mushroomed.But this convenience has led to issues like theft and even vandalism in countries like China, with many hogging the bikes by locking them in their private compounds.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies just started building its first passenger pod

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies just started building its first passenger pod After Musk released his open source plans for the Hyperloop concept the following year, HTT set a goal to develop the tech IRL within a decade.Once HTT's system is in place, the company claims each capsule should be able to handle up to 164,000 passengers a day.

Grab goes where no Uber has gone before—Myanmar

Grab goes where no Uber has gone before—Myanmar Southeast Asian ride-hailing powerhouse Grab is now launching in a country where no Uber has driven yet — Myanmar.The trial is expected to scale up "gradually" so Grab can test and improve its service in the city.

The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod

The hyperloop race heats up as one startup begins building a full-size passenger pod Its building contractors say absolutely The HTT passenger capsule will seat between 28 and 40 people, and is being designed to travel at more than 700 miles per hour.The commercial capsule, so reminiscent of The Jetsons, will be about 100 feet long, with a 9-foot diameter and a weight of 20 tons.

People are heartbroken over Alaska Airlines' decision to retire Virgin America

People are heartbroken over Alaska Airlines' decision to retire Virgin America It might be time to book yourself onto a Virgin America flight before the brand goes away forever.Late on Wednesday, Alaska Airlines announced that Virgin America's will disappear in 2019.