Transportation
Tesla Model 3 stripped of Consumer Reports recommendations - Roadshow  CNET · 8 hours
The nonprofit consumer advocacy group removed its recommendation of a number of vehicles based on data from customer reliability surveys. more
More flexible nanomaterials can make fuel cell cars cheaper  nanowerk · 8 hours
A new method of increasing the reactivity of ultrathin nanosheets, just a few atoms thick, can someday make fuel cells for hydrogen cars cheaper. more
Consumer Reports strips Tesla Model 3 and others of recommendations - Roadshow  CNET · 9 hours
The non-profit consumer advocacy group removed its recommendation of a number of vehicles based on data from customer reliability surveys. more
Sustainable, solar-driven chemical manufacturing  SCIENCE DAILY · 9 hours
A team of researchers is working to upend energy-intensive, fossil fuel-dependent chemical manufacturing processes and replace them with sustainable, solar-driven reactions that rely on renewable feedstocks. The team recently designed a novel reactor that uses solar energy and plant waste... more
Logistics startup Flexport just raised a Softbank-led round at a whopping $3.2 billion valuation  TechCrunch · 11 hours
Flexport, a 5.5-year-old, San Francisco-based full-service air and ocean freight forwarder, says it has raised $1 billion in fresh funding... more
Privacy advocate held at gunpoint after license plate reader mistake, lawsuit alleges  THE VERGE · 11 hours
Bay Area police pulled over a California privacy advocate and held him at gunpoint after a license plate reader error, a lawsuit alleges. Brian... more
German Report Says 'Apple Car' Could Arrive in Form of Electric Van  MacRumors · 14 hours
The so-called "Apple Car" may not be a car after all, but rather an electric van, according to German site Manager Magazin. LiDAR-equipped Apple... more
JFrog acquires Shippable, adding continuous integration and delivery to its DevOps platform  TechCrunch · 16 hours
JFrog, the popular DevOps startup now valued at over $1 billion after raising $165 million last October, is making a move to expand the... more
Hold the salt: Experts concerned about runoff into Lake Ontario after storm  CBC · 16 hours
As residents and commuters recover from the treacherous freezing rain that hit Toronto Wednesday evening, conservationists are worried about the thousands of tons of... more
Alibaba hits the gas on mobility as its bike sharing service adds carpooling  TechCrunch · 17 hours
Carpooling is heralded to be environmentally friendly and money-saving, but in smog-stricken China, the transportation option became a source of public concerns... more
JD.com’s drones take flight to Japan in partnership with Rakuten  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Chinese e-commerce company JD.com is taking its drone delivery system to Japan. Rakuten, the Japanese e-commerce giant, just announced a partnership with JD that will see its drones... more
On-demand shuttle startup Via enters South American market  TechCrunch · 1 day
Via, the on-demand shuttle startup backed by Daimler, has expanded into South America. The company launched a service in Goiânia, Brazil with HP Transportes Coletivos, one of the country’s largest public transportation operators.... more
Apple publishes brief overview of its ‘approach to autonomous driving system safety’  9to5Mac · 1 day
Following the release of self-driving car disengagement statistics earlier this month, Apple today has released a brief whitepaper about its self-driving car efforts. The... more
Your old tires could help concrete structures withstand a fire - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
Fibers inside your car's tires could be used in place of virgin plastics to help prevent a dangerous phenomenon known as spalling. more
Apple Shares White Paper on Self-Driving Car Safety  MacRumors · 1 day
Apple today released a white paper outlining its self-driving car testing procedures as required by the National Highway Traffic Safety... more
Apple sets a high bar for operators of its self-driving car - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
With an underwhelming 2018 in the books for Apple's self-driving car program, this new NHTSA report seems to show the company is... more
Placenta-on-a-chip created to study caffeine transport from mother to fetus  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have used the 'placenta-on-a-chip' to study transport of caffeine from the mother, across the placental barrier, to the fetus. more
How to preorder the Samsung Galaxy S10  THE VERGE · 1 day
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup of phones have been announced, and you’ll be able to order them starting February 21st. We have first... more
Citymapper announces subscription service for multiple transportation methods  TechCrunch · 1 day
Citymapper is becoming a fintech startup, sort of. The company announced a prepaid card called Citymapper Pass for users based in London. This new product is both a subscription service to aggregate... more
Syfy has canceled Nightflyers after a single season  THE VERGE · 2 days
The Syfy channel has canceled its space horror series Nightflyers after a single season, according to The Wrap, just a... more
Wednesday's top deals: car mounts, mixed reality headsets, and more  Windows Central · 2 days
On a daily basis there is no shortage of great deals to be had, but sometimes hunting them down can be a bit time consuming. Don't let that... more
Arm expands its push into the cloud and edge with the Neoverse N1 and E1  TechCrunch · 2 days
For the longest time, Arm was basically synonymous with chip designs for smartphones and very low-end devices. But more... more
Transit app Citymapper wants to simplify public transport with a weekly subscription  THE VERGE · 2 days
Getting around a global city like London, New York, or Shanghai has become vastly more complicated in recent years. In addition to public transport... more
UK’s extended 5km airport drone ‘no-fly’ zones in force next month  TechCrunch · 2 days
The UK’s Department for Transport has said today that an expansion of drone ‘no-fly’ zones to 5km around airport runways will come into force on March... more
Porsche Taycan production forecast may be ‘conservative’  TechCrunch · 2 days
Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has targeted 20,000 Taycan electric vehicles for the first year of production. But... more
Why cars have so many screens - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Are they better than dials and knobs, or just more tech? more
Audi’s new V2I feature helps drivers hit every green light  TechCrunch · 2 days
Audi has added a new feature to the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology embedded in its newer models that’s designed to help drivers catch every green light. The tech, called GLOSA... more
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio adds three new companies to infrastructure tech portfolio  TechCrunch · 2 days
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, the infrastructure-focused accelerator affiliated with the nearly $500 billion-dollar investment firm, Macquarie Group, has added three companies to its portfolio.... more
Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, brings on team from Newton  TechCrunch · 2 days
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has scooped up the team from Newton Technologies,... more
Nekteck's discounted car adapter includes a USB-C cable and USB-A port  Windows Central · 2 days
For USB-C stuff. The Nekteck 5.4A USB-C car charger adapter with built-in cord is down to $13.59 on Amazon. The adapter normally sells for around $16,... more
Audi can help you catch the next traffic light in four new cities - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Audi's Traffic Light Information can now save you some stress and some gas in 13 American cities, but... more
Nauto, a Softbank-backed mobility startup, acquires Newton  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nauto, the transportation company that aims to make human drivers safer and train autonomous vehicles for all types of scenarios, has acquired Newton Technologies for an undisclosed amount. Newton Technologies aims to reduce the... more
Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon  THE VERGE · 3 days
On Thursday evening, SpaceX is scheduled to launch another Falcon 9 rocket from Florida, but this time, the vehicle will be carrying a payload... more
Apple Maps Vehicles to Begin Surveying Final U.S. States  MacRumors · 3 days
As part of its efforts to rebuild Apple Maps, Apple has been collecting street-level data with LiDAR-equipped vehicles... more
Fortnite turns into SSX with the long-awaited driftboard  THE VERGE · 3 days
The snow may be subsiding, but Fortnite finally has its snowboard. After a delay late last year, developer Epic has... more
This discounted car mount attaches securely and includes wireless charging  Windows Central · 3 days
Secure power. The Choetech car air vent wireless charger mount is down to $18.99 with code 5TCC8FQ3 on Amazon. The charger sells for $28 without the code and... more
Sphero Launches Kickstarter for New Programmable Robot 'RVR'  MacRumors · 3 days
Sphero today debuted a Kickstarter for its latest robot, the RVR, a fully programmable and customizable RC car that the... more
Rail firms say pre-paid ticket issue 'now resolved'  BBC · 3 days
Passengers were not able to collect pre-paid tickets from machines across the country. more
Airplane seat cameras could be your new spy in the sky - CNET  CNET · 3 days
Commentary: A camera trained on you for an entire long-haul flight? Surely you can't be serious... more
2019 Volvo V60 review: A well-rounded all-rounder - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Beautiful, functional and nicely appointed, the 2019 Volvo V60 is a car that checks all the right boxes. more
Smart droplets clean and repair surfaces  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers report a fluid-driven nanoparticle transportation clean-and-repair approach that reveals a novel self-healing system that conserves matter, behaves autonomously, and is implemented easily. Debris resting on a substrate is relocated, in one step, from undamaged to... more
Nissan’s old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker’s Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with camper manufacturer Opus... more
Nissan concept uses recycled Leaf batteries to power camping trips  THE VERGE · 3 days
Nissan has sold more than 350,000 Leafs since the car debuted in 2011, and as they’ve... more
Berlin to get single travel app for public, private services  ABC NEWS · 4 days
Berlin is unveiling a new app that will let people use public transport, rental bikes, car-sharing and taxis seamlessly to journey through the German capital more
Rainbow Six Siege Hibana Elite skin ships with Burnt Horizon update  Windows Central · 4 days
Rainbow Six Siege's next Elite skin puts an angelic spin on Hibana. Ubisoft has unveiled a new Elite skin headed to Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege,... more
SeaBubbles shows off its ‘flying’ all-electric boat in Miami  TechCrunch · 4 days
We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami... more
Vision system for autonomous vehicles watches not just where pedestrians walk, but how  TechCrunch · 5 days
The University of Michigan, well known for its efforts in self-driving car tech, has been working on an improved algorithm for predicting... more
Transportation Weekly: Didi woes, how Nuro met Softbank, Amazon’s appetite  TechCrunch · 6 days
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. This is the second edition and seriously people, what happened this week? Too... more
Amazon Invests in Rivian, an Aspiring Tesla Rival  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The Rivian deal comes as its much larger electric car manufacturing rival, Tesla Inc, struggles to stabilise production. more
US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones  ABC NEWS · 6 days
US seeks ways to develop lithium-ion battery recycling to address global demand, potential shortages of materials for electric vehicle, phone batteries more
The Bentley Bentayga gets a 626-horsepower Speed variant - Roadshow  CNET · 7 days
At 306 kilometers per hour -- that's 190 miles per hour -- it's the fastest SUV you can buy. more
Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor  THE VERGE · 7 days
A robot outfitted with remotely controlled pinchers poked at debris that’s suspected to contain molten nuclear fuel at... more
Friday's top deals: Bluetooth for your car, the Surface Pro 6, and more!  Windows Central · 7 days
On a daily basis there is no shortage of great deals to be had, but sometimes hunting them down can be a... more
Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian  TechCrunch · 7 days
Rivian, the electric automaker that debuted its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier this... more
Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo: Long name, fast car video - Roadshow  CNET · 7 days
Not only does this Porsche have a ridiculously long name, but it also packs a list of features as long... more
China Ride-Hailing Giant Didi to Lay Off 15 Percent Staff This Year: Report  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Didi has been working to address consumer and government concerns over safety after a passenger was raped and killed by one of... more
China’s Didi is laying off 15% of its staff  TechCrunch · 7 days
China’s largest ride-hailing firm Didi plans to let go 15 percent of its employees or about 2,000 people this year, sources told TechCrunch. The cut comes as the beleagured transportation... more
Uber Freight snags Airbnb, Box veterans as it eyes global expansion  TechCrunch · 1 week
Uber Freight, which helps truck drivers connect with shipping companies, has made two high-profile hires this month as it continues to scale up its app and... more
Israeli spacecraft poised to become first privately funded lander on the Moon
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Fortnite turns into SSX with the long-awaited driftboard
THE VERGE
Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor
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Tesla’s new Dog and Sentry modes take care even when you don’t
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Mercedes-AMG's most powerful vehicle has 1,600 hp, tops out at 83 miles per hour - Roadshow
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Ford made a conveyor belt mattress to keep bed hoggers in their own lane
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Criminal complaint reveals some of the steps Apple takes to protect product development secrets
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Chinese carmaker NIO stops traffic for over an hour in Beijing - Roadshow
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Roadshow's favorite car ads from the 2019 Super Bowl - Roadshow
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Better interior design might keep astronauts healthier and happier in deep space
THE VERGE
Watch the first trailer for Fast and Furious spinoff Hobbs and Shaw
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Ace Combat 7 turns tense dogfights into goofy anime fun
THE VERGE
Ford 3D-printed the manifold for Ken Block's 900-hp F-150 'Hoonitruck' - Roadshow
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No, Elon, the Navigate on Autopilot feature is not ‘full self-driving’
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Hyundai's 2019 Super Bowl ad has Jason Bateman running a Hell-evator - Roadshow
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Just how good are Tesla's Easter egg Atari emulations? - Roadshow
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Elon Musk jokes about Rick and Morty defense system for Teslas - Roadshow
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How does a NASCAR stock car transmission work? - Roadshow
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Virgin Galactic lays off 40 employees ahead of transition to New Mexico spaceport
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Apple shrinks autonomous vehicle team by 200 employees
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Blue Origin successfully launches and lands first New Shepard rocket of 2019
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Polish your wheels and get ready to lay frame, because Ford is reviving the mini truck - Roadshow
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