Transportation
Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy  ABC NEWS · 1 hour
A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a near quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading... more
2019 Lexus LX 570: Can this big SUV still cut it? - Roadshow  CNET · 4 hours
The LX 570 is ancient now but still wildly capable off-road. Can it keep up with its more modern competition? more
Top 5 tech gifts for drivers - Roadshow  CNET · 5 hours
Cooley picks out his favorite affordable, high-tech toys for the car. more
Hyperloop startup Arrivo is shutting down as workers are laid off  THE VERGE · 14 hours
Futuristic transportation startup Arrivo shut down its operations this week, The Verge has learned.... more
BASF is working to make darker cars more visible to lidar - Roadshow  CNET · 16 hours
The chemistry giant is changing the way paint is formulated to only eliminate materials that absorb lidar and make the paints highly... more
Researchers use jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst  nanowerk · 17 hours
The inexpensive new material can split water just as efficiently as costly platinum. more
Lime continues to battle San Francisco’s electric scooter decision  TechCrunch · 21 hours
Electric scooter and bike-share company Lime is not giving up on San Francisco. This afternoon, Lime plans to protest on the steps of SF City Hall to petition the city’s... more
China's US-built car tariffs will scale back starting Jan. 1 - Roadshow  CNET · 24 hours
The tariffs will be suspended for three months while the two parties seek a new trade agreement. more
Save 98% on SEO tracking tools from SerpCloud!  Windows Central · 1 day
Companies that live online are all about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Major search engines have a certain ranking formula, and if your site isn't near the top of the list, chances are... more
Tesla drops prices in China after the government suspends tariffs  THE VERGE · 1 day
China will temporarily drop a retaliatory 25 percent tariff on imported US cars as the two... more
Hitting 209 mph in VW’s speed-record Jetta - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
I finally crest the 200-mph mark on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Volkswagen’s modified Jetta land-speed record race car. more
2019 Kia Forte is ready for prime time - Roadshow  CNET · 1 day
Kia's compact sedan is all new for 2019 and should give cars like the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla a run for their money. more
China’s BYD further drives into Chile with 100 electric buses  TechCrunch · 1 day
Over the past few years, Chinese automaker giant BYD has been on a partnership spree with cities across China to electrify their public transportation systems, and now it’s... more
Google Maps now shows nearby Lime bikes and scooters in 13 cities  TechCrunch · 2 days
Google has partnered with Lime to show nearby bikes and scooters in 13 cities worldwide. If there’s a Lime vehicle available nearby, Google Maps... more
Amazon's one-day outdoor sale offers Energizer lights at new low prices  Windows Central · 2 days
Let us enlighten you about a few great offers. A flashlight is an essential piece of any well-thought-out travel pack. It's obvious to bring along on... more
Lyft is becoming a one-stop transportation app in these 3 cities  TechCrunch · 2 days
Lyft is turning its app into a one-stop multimodal transportation app in a few U.S. cities, the latest illustration of its transformation from ridesharing startup to... more
Virgin launches tourism rocket into space for first time  Sky News · 2 days
Virgin Galactic has successfully launched a tourism rocket ship into space for the first time - with Sir Richard Branson hoping a commercial flight will take place by March 2019. more
Toyota invests in autonomous driving simulation startup Parallel Domain  TechCrunch · 2 days
Parallel Domain, the startup that develops software to train self-driving cars in virtual worlds, has added an additional investor to its seed round. Earlier this month, Toyota AI Ventures contributed... more
Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship reaches edge of space in test flight  CBC · 2 days
Virgin Galactic says its tourism spaceship successfully flew to the edge of space this morning. more
Postmates has created a robot to speed up and automate its deliveries  THE VERGE · 2 days
Postmates, the food and grocery delivery company that operates across 134 cities in the US, has announced an autonomous delivery robot called Serve. This... more
Scientists maximize the effectiveness of platinum in fuel cells  nanowerk · 2 days
Chemists have identified a new catalyst that maximizes the effectiveness of platinum. more
The Latest: Tourism rocket ship reaches space on test flight  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Branson's Virgin Galactic tourism rocket ship climbs more than 50 miles into space for the first time more
Virgin Galactic’s spaceplane finally makes it to space for the first time  THE VERGE · 2 days
At long last, space tourism venture Virgin Galactic has sent a vehicle into space. Early Thursday morning, the company’s passenger spaceplane, the VSS Unity,... more
The Latest: Tourism rocket ship takes off on test flight  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Branson's Virgin Galactic rocket ship takes off on test flight to reach the edge of space more
Toyota, Lexus recall 65,000 cars to replace Takata airbag parts permanently - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
Previously, these vehicles had faulty Takata parts replaced with working Takata parts. more
Virgin Galactic aims to reach space today with tourism rocket  CBC · 2 days
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic is preparing to take the long-awaited step of trying to fly its... more
Getaround to expand Uber partnership to four more cities  TechCrunch · 2 days
Getaround, the peer-to-peer car-sharing service that first launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NY in 2011, is expanding a partnership with Uber that gives users access to rideshare-ready vehicles. The program, which launched as a pilot... more
African fintech startup Jumo raises $12.5M more to fund Asia expansion  TechCrunch · 2 days
Months after a big round, African fintech startup Jumo has pulled in a fresh $12.5 million to add more fuel for its expansion into Asia Pacific.... more
Is this electric aircraft the new flying car? video - CNET  CNET · 2 days
This fully electric VTOL aircraft could be the newest take on the flying car that we’ve all been waiting for. more
2019 Kia Forte review: Competent commuter - Roadshow  CNET · 2 days
The Kia Forte is a compelling compact sedan for the practical shopper, even if it isn't exciting to drive. more
Uber told self-drive cars unsafe days before accident  BBC · 2 days
A leaked email sent to Uber bosses by a staff member arrived days before a car hit and killed a pedestrian. more
Virgin Galactic aims to reach space with tourism rocket  ABC NEWS · 2 days
Branson's Virgin Galactic gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space more
Volvo Trucks teases the all-electric semi truck it’s bringing to California in 2019  TechCrunch · 2 days
Volvo Trucks released teaser images Wednesday of the electric trucks it plans to bring to California next year as part of a... more
States cite climate worries in push to stop US coal sales  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast... more
New transport mechanism of nanomaterial through a cell membrane: membrane stretching  nanowerk · 3 days
Research shows that it is possible to control the transport of nanomaterial across a cell membrane by tuning the membrane tension. more
Malaysia's Proton launches 1st SUV with China's Geely  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Malaysian national car maker Proton has launched its first SUV in a bid to turn around its fortunes, more than a year after China's Geely Holding Group Co. Ltd. bought a key... more
2019 BMW 330i Sedan: A return to form - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
BMW's new 3 Series is far better to drive than its predecessor. more
40 groups ask Catherine McKenna to retain 'stringent' pollution standards for automakers  CBC · 3 days
A group of 40 organizations, including a General Motors car dealership in Guelph, says Canada needs to keep tough vehicle pollution standards and move... more
Cadillac XT6 SUV coming to Detroit Auto Show - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The XT6 will slot between the midsize XT5 and fullsize Escalade in Cadillac's SUV lineup. more
40 organizations ask Catherine McKenna to keep 'stringent' pollution standards for automakers  CBC · 3 days
A group of 40 organizations, including a General Motors car dealership in Guelph, says Canada needs to keep tough vehicle pollution standards and move... more
Volvo Trucks is bringing its all-electric semi truck to California in 2019 - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
The Volvo VNR will demonstrate its capabilities for a year in California before going on sale to the whole US... more
Changing consumer behavior is the key to unlocking billion dollar businesses  TechCrunch · 3 days
In the summer of 2012, I had just learned of a new service where a driver would pick you up in their own car, not a... more
Is AMD Ryzen 5 2600 a good CPU for Fortnite?  Windows Central · 3 days
Best answer: AMD's Ryzen 5 2600 is an excellent mid-range CPU, perfect for gaming and Fortnite. Amazon: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU ($160) Amazon: ASUS GTX 1060 GPU... more
Virgin Galactic aims to reach space soon with tourism rocket  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic gearing up to finally send its tourism rocket ship to the edge of space more
States ask court to stop Trump from reviving US coal sales  ABC NEWS · 3 days
Four states that say burning coal will hurt their residents as it makes climate change worse are trying to stop the Trump administration from selling vast... more
Uber launches a bus service in Egypt  TechCrunch · 3 days
Uber, which is gearing up to go public early next year, is really doubling down on this whole multi-modal transportation provider effort. Earlier this month, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced the launch of UberBus,... more
2020 VW Passat sketched ahead of Detroit debut - Roadshow  CNET · 3 days
Volkswagen's updated midsize sedan gets a little more style, but largely stays the course. more
Audi names interim chief Bram Schot CEO  TechCrunch · 3 days
Audi has a new CEO. Bram Schot was just named the car company’s chief executive after serving in that role on an interim basis since June. He was appointed to the spot after  then-CEO Rupert... more
GPS bike-share program in China credited with reducing gridlock and smog  CBC · 3 days
Since the beginning of last year, Chinese cities have been awash with 23 million... more
VW sold at least 6,700 preproduction cars to consumers, and that's not good - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
The beleaguered German giant allowed thousands of its test vehicles to get into public hands, and the German... more
2019 BMW 3 Series first drive review: Comeback kid - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
BMW’s new 3 Series isn’t perfect, but this compact sport sedan is a dynamic return to form. more
Elon Musk’s plans for 2019 might include a Tesla pickup truck prototype  TechCrunch · 4 days
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has floated the idea for an all-electric pickup truck numerous times in the past two years. Now, he’s back at... more
Hertz plans slightly speedier rentals using facial recognition and fingerprints  THE VERGE · 4 days
Hertz announced Tuesday that it is going to lean on facial recognition and fingerprint verification technology... more
How to set up eSIM on the Apple iPhone XR and XS  THE VERGE · 4 days
Sometimes a single phone number isn’t enough — if you need to go abroad, for example, or need separate business and personal numbers, two... more
Here’s how Lyft envisions self-driving cars communicating with pedestrians  TechCrunch · 4 days
The question of how self-driving cars will interact and communicate with humans is one that has come up before, but the answer is still up in the air. Google has... more
Pro-pipeline First Nations spar with environmental activists over 'devastating' tanker ban bill  CBC · 4 days
First Nations chiefs and leaders who say they represent over 200 Indigenous communities in B.C. and Alberta are fighting back against the federal government's... more
Lift Aircraft’s Hexa may be your first multirotor drone ride  TechCrunch · 4 days
We were promised jetpacks, but let's be honest, they're just plain unsafe. So a nice drone ride is probably all we should reasonably expect. Lift Aircraft is the... more
China's US-built vehicle tariff will reportedly drop from 40 percent to 15 percent - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
This could be a sign of de-escalation in the trade war between the world's two largest economies. more
Your next car may be a skateboard - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
Planning on buying an electric car? A skateboard chassis might be in your future. more
Lyft is making it easier for people in food deserts to access groceries  TechCrunch · 4 days
Access to healthy food is particularly difficult in food deserts — areas where more than 40 percent of households don’t have access... more
Hyundai makes massive $6.7B bet on hydrogen - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
The Korean carmaker plans to produce half a million fuel-cell cars and trucks a year by 2030. more
Uber manager raised concerns about self-driving program just days before fatal collision  THE VERGE · 4 days
An 890-word email was sent to Uber’s executives that raised safety concerns about the company’s autonomous vehicle program just days before an Uber vehicle... more
2020 Volkswagen Passat: Still in camouflage - Roadshow  CNET · 4 days
We'll see the unmasked Passat at the Detroit Auto Show next month, but for now, here's a glimpse of VW's latest sedan offering. more
Vroom nabs $146M from AutoNation, VCs for its used car marketplace  TechCrunch · 4 days
Vroom, an online platform for buying and selling cars, has raised $440 million to date. more
Hertz, Clear partner to speed rentals with biometric scans  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Hertz partners with Clear to speed car rental process with biometric scanning more
New Beyond Good & Evil 2 footage showcases flying vehicles and space combat  Windows Central · 5 days
Beyond Good and Evil 2 is a hybrid of skillful combat and boundless exploration. Many months ago, Ubisoft held its annual E3... more
2019 Porsche Macan first drive review: Why mess with success? - Roadshow  CNET · 5 days
The Porsche Macan gets a number of updates for 2019, but it's still the same top-notch performance SUV it's always been. more
BlackBerry unveils secure smart-city service as CEO opens up about big tech  CBC · 5 days
BlackBerry Inc. is making a play to integrate itself into smart cities and vehicles, announcing Monday that it has built a new service to... more
Softbank invests in parking startup ParkJockey pushing valuation to $1 billion  TechCrunch · 5 days
Softbank continues to invest in the future of transportation — this time in ParkJockey, a startup that has built a technology platform aimed monetizing parking lots.... more
AutoComplete: Tokyo prosecutors slap Ghosn, Nissan with an indictment video - Roadshow  CNET · 5 days
Plus: Toyota teases a new Supra race car for Japan's Super GT, and Tesla's Navigate on Autopilot is learning how to handle traffic lights. more
Protesters disrupt US fossil fuel event at UN climate talks  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Indigenous and youth groups have disrupted a U.S. government event at the U.N. climate talks, criticizing the Trump administration's policy of backing the extraction of fossil fuels more
Google has acquired one of India’s most popular train tracking apps  TechCrunch · 5 days
Google is increasing its efforts in India after it snapped up the team behind popular transportation app ‘Where is my Train.’ The app claims 10 million... more
2019 Chevy Silverado gets worse gas mileage than the truck it replaces - Roadshow  CNET · 6 days
It's not often anymore that we see a reversal of fuel economy numbers, so why did the Silverado's numbers get... more
Are US trains really that bad? It's complicated - CNET  CNET · 6 days
With limited routes and low-speed diesel locomotives, train travel in the US seems far behind the rest of the world. That's not going to change anytime soon. more
See trains from all over the world - CNET  CNET · 6 days
From high-speed electrics to workhorse diesel-electrics, here's a selection of trains from other countries. more
2019 BMW 3 Series first drive review: Comeback kid - Roadshow
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Skydio R1 drone with Apple Watch control can now fly over water, more car-tracking modes added
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Are US trains really that bad? It's complicated - CNET
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Fortnite season 7 arrives with Santa, planes, and lots of snow
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Waymo One is Alphabet’s public self-driving car service, culminates nearly decade-long project
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Watch SpaceX launch thousands of pounds of cargo and experiments to the International Space Station
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Documenting the overlooked craft of temporary Apple stores
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Three astronauts will launch to space on today — two months after botched flight
THE VERGE
2018 LA Auto Show wrap-up: Audi, Jeep, Kia, Porsche and Rivian brought the heat - Roadshow
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Apple Shares New Shot on iPhone Ad Featuring Lavishly Decorated Japanese Trucks
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Nissan is replacing cabin air filters for free in California - Roadshow
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Android Auto 3.8 improves media browsing, supports MMS, RCS, & message previews
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George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers asks whether humanity deserves to be saved by aliens
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Google Pixel Slate orders are starting to ship from Amazon, Google Store
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How Suzuki Connect’s Advanced Telematics Take Your Driving Experience to the Next Level
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Carfection: For the love of cars Podcast, Ep. 11 - BMW M3 - Roadshow
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Watch NASA engineers track the harrowing landing of a spacecraft on Mars today
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Watch a creepy humanoid robot head express complex emotions - CNET
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Mazda announces promised CarPlay retrofit option for some existing cars
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Virgin Orbit’s rocket flies strapped to the wing of an airplane for the first time
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Lamborghini boss Domenicali teases the idea of a new Espada - Roadshow
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Rivian releases weird electric R1T truck teaser video and we can't even - Roadshow
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