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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. 

Car shoppers soon may have another option to consider when buying -- whether or not to add solar. While vehicles powered entirely by the sun won’t be sold for a long time, if ever,...
Prince Harry, whose commitment to environmental protection was questioned after a few too many private jet trips, has started a company to help consumers make more eco-friendly travel decisions. Travalyst is the first initiative...
Uber has been fighting for years to keep its 3.9 million drivers classified as independent contractors, which means they are in business for themselves and ineligible for benefits.  Now heavyweight California, home to the...
That empty plastic bottle you threw in the recycling bin used to be in for a trip to another hemisphere. That changed in 2017, when China stopped accepting U.S. waste, disrupting the way the global recycling market...
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...
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.
With robots doing jobs everywhere from factory floors to suburban lawns, putting them to work in space was a matter of time. For Japanese space start-up GITAI, that time is now. The company raised...
Elon Musk talks and tweets Mars travel a lot. He even flirted with the red planet over Twitter around Valentine’s Day this year. His most recent comment about planet seemed uncharacteristically un-romantic, sounding like...
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
Slowly but surely, the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) is becoming more economic. Since 2010, the battery cost per kilowatt hour has collapsed from $1000 to to just over $200, suggesting that soon EVs could reach price...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Rocket Lab takes recycling to new heights
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...
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...
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...
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...
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. 
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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