Why Flying Drones Could Disrupt Mobility and Transportation Beyond COVID-19

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based startup, is using contactless drone delivery to transport COVID-19 test samples in r emote locations across five African countries. This is the first time that drones have been used to deliver COVID-19 test samples and medications, but could autonomous flying drones disrupt the transportation industry, beyond emergency humanitarian operations? The post Why Flying Drones Could Disrupt Mobility and Transportation Beyond COVID-19 appeared first on Smarter With Gartner.

Loadsmart raises $90 million for AI that matches shippers with truck transportation

Venture Beast

Loadsmart, a startup deploying AI that matches shippers with truck transportation, has raised $90 million in fresh capital. Read More.

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Uber aims for 100% zero-emission transport by 2040

Venture Beast

Business Entrepreneur Mobile Transportation category-/Travel Dara Khosrowshahi Uber Uber GreenUber has today announced several new commitments, initiatives, and product expansions designed to address climate change. Read More.

Airbus confirms software errors/configuration brought down A400M transport plane

CTOvision

The Register is reporting that badly configured software, installed incorrectly, is responsible for the crash of an Airbus A400M transport plane. The post Airbus confirms software errors/configuration brought down A400M transport plane appeared first on CTOvision.com. Engine control software, installed wrong, was to blame. The A400M crashed just after takeoff on its first real production test flight, 9 May near Seville's San Pablo Airport, killing four.

What's the future of transportation post-COVID? Experts discuss.

Mashable VR

More about Social Good , Transportation , Social Good , Sustainability , and Pandemic Travel. Social Good Transportation Sustainability Pandemic TravelRead more.

Uber acquires Routematch to make public transport ‘more accessible’

Venture Beast

Business Cloud Commerce Dev Entrepreneur Mobile Transportation category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics category-/Travel/Bus & Rail Routematch UberUber has acquired Routematch, an Atlanta-based company that provides technology services to transit agencies. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Read More.

Airborne cars to transform Dubai’s public transportation

Computer Weekly

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority is readying the launch of autonomous aerial vehicles in July this year

San Francisco transport system hit by ransomware attack

Computer Weekly

San Francisco's transport agency appears to be the latest target of cyber criminals using encryption malware to hold organisations to ransom

Google’s Transporter Network uses minimal data to teach robots to stack blocks

Venture Beast

Google researchers propose Transporter Networks, AI models that learn from few examples to complete robot grasping tasks. AI Big Data Business Dev Mobile ai artificial intelligence category-/Science/Engineering & Technology/Robotics machine learning Transporter NetworksRead More.

Uber and Lyft just scored a huge federal transportation contract

The Verge

The US government awarded a big transportation contract to Uber and Lyft this week, authorizing the ride-hailing companies to provide transportation to up to 4 million federal employees and their families. Photo by ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images.

What is Transport Layer Security (TLS)?

Network World

Despite the goal of keeping Web communications private, flaws in the design and implementation of Transport Layer Security have led to breaches, but the latest version – TLS 1.3 – is an overhaul that strengthens and streamlines the crypto protocol.

Top Reasons Why Unicycle Transporters are Awesome

IT Toolbox

Going around the city has never been more fun and adventurous with the self balancing transporter. Know its features and consider having one today

Transport Scotland turns to IoT mapping to keep roads clear in cold snap

Computer Weekly

Scottish transport authority is using Esri’s location technology to keep tabs on its gritters in icy weather

5 Ways Edge Tech is Transforming Travel and Transportation

Information Week

If you are wondering about the role of edge technologies, consider how they help companies and individuals in the travel and transportation sectors

An Italian Plane Manufacturer Developed A Craft Just For Transporting COVID-19 Vaccines

GizModo VR

Tecnam, an Italian aeronautics company that produces aircraft parts for other manufacturers and also develops it own light aircraft, has engineered a small plane with the purpose of transporting the COVID-19 vaccine by air.

Big data means big risk, Swedish Transport Agency leak shows

Computer Weekly

The Swedish Transport Agency exposed sensitive information by transferring its databases to a third party cloud provider without following data protection procedures

Transport researchers get 2PB of Scality object storage

Computer Weekly

Transport Systems Catapult retires ageing NetApp filers with 2PB of Scality object storage in a £1.5m project that future proofs the organisation with built-in DR

Lime to integrate third-party transport providers in ‘mobility-as-a-service’ push

Venture Beast

Lime is launching a new mobility-as-a-service platform that enables third parties to offer their transport options inside the Lime app. Business Cloud Entrepreneur Mobile Transportation category-/Autos & Vehicles/Motor Vehicles (By Type) Lime Uber WheelsRead More.

Cubic Transportation licenses TfL’s contactless payment system

Computer Weekly

Cubic Transportation plans to use London's payments system to develop contactless solutions for transport around the world

Transport Research Lab to run £13m autonomous vehicle trials in London

Computer Weekly

A consortium led by the Transport Research Lab has been awarded government funding to run connected and autonomous vehicle tests in the capital

Uber will acquire public transportation software company Routematch

The Verge

Uber announced that it will acquire Routematch, an Atlanta-based company that develops software for public transportation agencies. Uber said the acquisition will help bolster its own efforts to integrate more public transportation services in its app, like route planning and ticket purchases. Since then, the company has integrated public transportation schedules and directions into its app for over a dozen other cities. Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge.

How a decrease in transportation emissions can impact climate change

Mashable VR

Transportation is the top source of CO2 emissions worldwide. Our reliance on travel using energy via fossil fuel creates a carbon footprint that's far too big. Here's how we can shrink its size for the longterm security of our planet. Read more.

Micromobility : What does it mean for the future of transportation?

Dataconomy

How will micromobility co-exist with the traditional models of transportation? The post Micromobility : What does it mean for the future of transportation? Featured Internet of Things Startups Tech Trends Transportation & Logistics german Autolabs Lime micromobility Mobility smart mobility Transportation volkswagenHow will micromobility change the way we travel from point “A” to “B”?

How developing incentives for public transportation will combat car dependency

Mashable VR

With mass transit taking such a big hit due to the global shutdown there needs to be new ways to get people back onto public transportation. Read more. More about Mashable Video , Climate Change , Environmental , Social Good Summit , and Mass Transit.

Amazon buys 11 Boeing 767-300 jets to expand air transportation network

TechSpot

A spokesperson told Bloomberg that Amazon expects to have more than 85 planes in service by the end of next year. The purchase marks the first time Amazon has ever bought an aircraft. All of the jets it has used up to this point have been leased

StreetLight Data raises $15 million to bring big data analytics to city transport

Venture Beast

StreetLight Data, a platform that helps cities unlock mobility insights from location data, has raised $15 million in a series D round of funding. Read More. AI Big Data Business Enterprise category-/Business & Industrial funding daily StreetLight Data

DARPA to tackle Cloud Security, Transportation Worker. - CTOvision

CTOvision

Here are the top cyber news and stories of the day. Malware Infects Two Power Plants Lacking Basic Security Controls - The most recent DHS Industrial Control System (ICS) CERT report has knowledge of two infected power

Abu Dhabi transport department uses drones to improve traffic flows

Computer Weekly

Data collected by live video stream from drones is analysed at control centre to help alleviate traffic jams and other issues

Transforming Transportation with IoT: 4 Real-World Examples

Perficient - Digital Transformation

Early adopters across a variety of industries – including transportation – are investing in IoT to transform their businesses. IoT Accelerates the Digital Transformation in Transportation. The transportation industry is the second-largest segment investing in IoT, spending upwards of $78 billion in 2016. Increasing numbers of freight and public transportation vehicles are equipped with sensors that help schedule maintenance, optimize fuel consumption, and train drivers.

Elon Musk’s Vegas loop won’t transport as many people as promised

The Verge

Image: The Boring Company. Elon Musk’s Boring Company’s system of tunnels to shuttle people under the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) may not be able to move as many people as originally promised, according to documents obtained by TechCrunch.

Segway is retiring its iconic scooter that failed to revolutionize personal transportation

TechSpot

Known as the Segway Human Transporter, the two-wheeled self-balancing personal transporter felt as if it had been pulled straight of out of a sci-fi novel when it debuted in late 2001. The electric-powered scooter relied on a series of tilt and gyroscopic sensors to maintain its balance as riders zipped

Transporter – Storage Field Day 7 Preview

Virtualized Greek

Officially my last preview before Storage Field Day 7 is Transporter. Transporter is a private cloud file sharing service. Maybe the most obvious use case for shadow IT is file sharing. Services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive. Cloud Computing SFD7

US transport agency guidance on vehicle cybersecurity irks lawmakers

Network World

This new cybersecurity guidance from the Department of Transportation is like giving a take-home exam on the honor code to failing students,” said Senators Edward J. Markey, a Democrat from Massachusetts, and Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat from Connecticut, who are both members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. “In

Silverstone Circuit pilots smart transport service at 2016 British MotoGP

Computer Weekly

Silverstone Circuit tests InterDigital’s oneTransport traffic flow management service at the 2016 British Grand Prix MotoGP

The role of autonomous ships in a world wary of pandemics

Venture Beast

AI Big Data Business Cloud Commerce Enterprise Entrepreneur Transportation Automation and Jobs autonomous shipping category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Maritime Transport IBM Mayflower Autonomous Ship Orca.ai

Aurora partners with PacCar to develop driverless trucks

Venture Beast

Self-driving startup Aurora inked a partnership with PacCar to develop driverless trucks to be deployed in North America. Read More.

Virgin Hyperloop selects West Virginia to test its futuristic transport system

The Verge

Virgin Hyperloop One announced its plan to build a $500 million certification center to advance its vision of the future of high-speed transportation in West Virginia. The state will serve as a locus for testing, developing, and validating the technology that underpins the still-theoretical hyperloop system. There is no fully functional hyperloop in the world, and it has never been tested with human passengers.

Flock Freight raises $113.5 million to consolidate truck freight shipments with algorithms

Venture Beast

Flock Freight, a startup developing a platform that matches freight with ground transportation, has raised $113.5 million. Read More.

Autonomous aircraft startup Reliable Robotics emerges from stealth with $33.5 million

Venture Beast

Reliable Robotics, a startup developing autonomous flight technologies, raised $33.5 million in venture capital after successfully completing test flights. Read More.

Cargo.One raises $42 million to algorithmically match cargo with air routes

Venture Beast

AI Big Data Business Cloud Commerce Dev Enterprise Transportation ai Air Cargo air freight air transport artificial intelligence Cargo.One category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics category-/Travel/Air Travel funding daily logistics machine learning planes shipping

Addison Lee uses common customer transport tech to offer luxury couriering

Computer Weekly

Addison Lee is well known for being a business-focused private hire firm in and around London, but as competition has increased the firm has refocused its use of tech to provide courier services to customers and retailers

Dubai Road and Transport Authority pilots artificial intelligence to measure customer happiness

Computer Weekly

Initiative is part of the UAE’s strategy to make Dubai the smartest and happiest city in the world

Nuro acquires self-driving truck startup Ike

Venture Beast

AI Big Data Business Dev Transportation acquisition autonomous vehicle category-/Autos & Vehicles category-/Business & Industrial/Transportation & Logistics/Freight & Trucking delivery funding daily Ike Nuro self-driving Trucks