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We explore ongoing shifts in how people and products move around an increasingly connected world with a particular focus on transit and logistic and the opportunities for sustainability while enabling mobility. 

Sensors are everywhere -- on street lights, traffic signals, buried in electric substations -- taking the pulse of a city, measuring its vital statistics. Figuring out what to do with all of that information hasn’t been an...
Critics have called electric scooters a nuisance and safety risk; New York bans them. Still they grow, with promises of green urban transport and backing from companies like Uber. Now a North Carolina State...
Rocket Lab takes recycling to new heights
SpaceX is moving ride-sharing to outer space. Taking a hint from fellow unicorn Uber, Elon Musk’s rocket launching company is starting a service it says will keep it at the head of the private...
As one of the world’s most densely populated countries, Japan takes flying cars seriously. And having missed taking the lead on electric cars and ride-hailing services, the government is urging Japanese companies to pioneer electrical flying cars. 
Amazon may be taking a huge step into India’s bustling food delivery market, seeking to improve its mixed record in deliveries. The largest online retailer is in talks to acquire Uber Eats’ operations in...
Smart transportation -- electric, autonomous, interconnected and shared -- is set to bring dramatic changes to cities around the world in the coming decade. Nations are grappling with how to plan the transition and what approach is...
Tesla is rolling out entertainment features for its vehicles -- while Wall Street questions the automaker’s profitability and critics continue to voice concerns surrounding its lofty self-driving goals.  Tesla CEO Elon Musk tweeted over...
Mogul, an online platform and mobile app for women, launched a new subscription recruitment tool to help companies discover and bring onboard more diverse talent for senior roles. Founded by coder Tiffany Pham in...
Tel Aviv-based venture firm Maniv Mobility, backed by such automotive leaders as Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, Hyundai and Shell, aims to invest in early stage startups that will help create a new era of greener and cheaper mobility.
With the spread of sensors that help drivers see more, Hyundai Motor Co. is getting behind the idea that another nose might keep us safer. The South Korean car maker’s $7 million investment in...
Lyft, trying to establish itself as the top ride sharing company leader for the disabled community, is boosting efforts to provide rides to visually-impaired riders of its autonomous cars. The No. 2 ride-hailing company...
Uber has grown in a decade to become the world’s largest ride-hailing company, with a market cap of $74 billion, and handling 14 million rides a day -- about the same as driving around everyone in Bulgaria...
Taiwan’s Gogoro unveiled its electric scooter rideshare app, as it seeks to keep its position as the country’s leader amid intensifying competition from larger competitors and overall weakness in the market.  Called GoShare, the...
Waymo pulled ahead in the robotaxi field with California allowing it to ferry passengers in its robot-controlled taxis. Still, the Alphabet unit has enough regulatory and safety hurdles to leap to push broad uptake of its autonomous...
Venture capital’s appetite for EV mobility startups shows no sign of satiation, as India’s electric-vehicle ride-sharing service Ola Electric Mobility gets a $250 million investment from SoftBank. With the SoftBank investment, which Bloomberg said...
The biggest opportunity in space travel may be in the smallest end of the market.  With its seventh successful rocket launch into low-Earth orbit last week, Rocket Lab -- which is billing itself as...
Hydrogen-powered vehicles, despite being wildly hyped by China’s government, are at an early stage and may not be widely available decades. And hydrogen-powered passenger vehicles may never go mainstream. The vehicles still need many...
The spark came when Rafael Jorda Siquier was still a teenager, in his first year at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in Barcelona. With some friends, he had mounted a camera on a helium balloon and sent...
The electric motorcycle industry, mostly populated by startups so far, is getting new interest from old-guard manufacturers like BMW, which Tuesday unveiled its vision for an electric bike, the Motorrad Vision DC Roadster.  BMW,...
Billionaire investor Mark Cuban, who recently softened his diehard free market views of capitalism to make room for social consciousness, is investing $1 million in a company whose software is warning Syrian citizens of impending air raids.
Uber earlier this month was reported to be adding financial services to its ride-hailing business and that it was hiring engineers with finance experience  in New York City. But the move may have...
Uber and rival Lyft have set their sights on a not-so-hip crowd -- elderly passengers needing a ride to a medical appointment. The ride-hailing companies popular with millennials are making deeper inroads into...
The on-demand scooter industry entered a new phase this year as investors and companies bet that the two-wheelers, at one time reserved for kids, may relieve traffic congestion and improve life in large cities.
In a scene with echoes of the space race, American and Russian tech giants are competing to send cutting-edge technology to a tiny slice of real estate. This time, their aim is not to land a craft...
The escalating tariff war between the world’s two largest economies isn’t just hurting Chinese investment in the U.S. It may lead China to abandon its baby steps toward adopting ESG principles. Chinese direct investment...
When China banned the import of 24 types of solid waste last year, the action disrupted $5.6 billion in exports from the U.S. The ban also jumpstarted innovation in the U.S. waste management industry.
Just as electric vehicles go mainstream, the man known as the father of China’s electric car movement, Wan Gang, says that hydrogen-fueled car vehicles are the future of mobility. “We need to move further...
South Korean energy and chemical company SKC will acquire copper foil company KCF Technologies from private equity major KKR for $1 billion. The purchase of KCF, whose copper foil forms the core of EV batteries, is the...
On a foggy Monday afternoon, a helicopter crash in midtown Manhattan took a pilot’s life. This fatal accident in New York City yesterday highlights the pitfalls of airborne traffic, adding to worries that a...
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