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Visualizing The Future Of Shipping: Green & Autonomous

Space travel may be exciting, and self-driving cars certainly get a lot of hype. However, as Visual Capitalist's Jeff Desjardins points out, there remains a good argument that the world’s oceans – and the ships that roam them – often get overlooked when it comes to advances in transportation technology. How will shipping change in […]


“I’m Truly Starting To Fear The Worst For The US Car Industry…”

Authored by Ethan Gaines via A Cold War Relic blog, I love selling cars, the industry gave me a purpose after the shitty experience of being a corporate cog. But I’m truly starting to fear the worst for the American car industry. The industry has shown growth since the dark days of the recession but […]


In Latest Blow For Uber, EU High Court Rules Company Must Be Regulated As Taxi Service

In another major blow to Uber’s ability to operate profitably within the European Union, the EU’s highest court ruled on Wednesday that the ride-hailing app company is, in fact, a transportation company, and its drivers should be subjected to all pertinent regulations for taxi and livery-cab drivers. The decision opens the US ride-hailing app up […]


Shocking Animation Shows Amtrak Train 501 Speeding Around Bend

A day after Amtrak Train 501 derailed yesterday during its first trip on a new high-speed rail line, authorities are releasing more information about what Amtrak and the NTSB can do to prevent future accidents. Last night, authorities revealed that – contrary to initial reports that an object on the tracks might’ve caused the accident […]


Uber Cuts Ambulance Usage And Health Care Costs Across 766 US Cities

In recent months, it seems like there’s been nothing but bad news for Uber, like having its operating licence revoked in London (“not fit and proper”), concealing a massive cyber-attack, price gauging a passenger $14,000 for a 5-mile ride and reporting a quarterly loss of $1.5 billion. Indeed, the company is becoming almost synonymous with […]


Silk Road Fever Grips The Russian Far East And Boosts Economy

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, China's Belt and Road Initiative heralds a new era with mega infrastructure projects dotting the landscape… If  you are looking for the latest breakthroughs in trans-Eurasian geoeconomics, you should keep an eye on the East – the Russian Far East. One interesting project is the new state-of-the-art $1.5 […]


California Moves One Step Closer To “Mileage Tax”; Could Require Tracking Your Cell Phone Movements

Just a few months after implementing a massive 60% hike in gasoline taxes, raising them from $0.297 per gallon to $0.417, the state of California is now one step closer to implementing a brand new tax that would charge drivers for each mile driven.  As a quick example of how shockingly misguided such a piece […]


Uber Price-Gouges Millennial Passenger $14,000 For 5-Mile Ride

One Millennial in Toronto got the shock of his life last Thursday evening when Uber charged him C$18,518.50 (around US$14,398) for a 5-mile trip from 12 Widmer, ST to 30 The Queensway in Toronto, that should have cost C$12 to C$40. According to Votethehish’s friend, Emily Kennard took to Twitter and said, “My friend was charged 18K for a […]


Warning From The World’s Biggest Shipping Line On Outlook for World Trade

The optimism on world trade didn’t last very long. It was only late September when the WTO issued a “strong upward revision” to their estimate for 2017 world trade. WTO economists raised their forecast to 3.6% from 2.4%, which was at the top end of the previous 1.8-3.6% range. This marked a sharp acceleration from […]


China Launches World’s First All-Electric Cargo Ship

Authored by Zainab Calcuttawala via OilPrice.com, Tesla is not the only one bringing electric engines to cargo transport. China just launched its first all-electric cargo ship, which will travel 50 miles at a top speed of 8 miles per hour on a single charge. Though it will be able to carry 2,200 tons of cargo […]


“Like Driving Into Hell” – Los Angeles’ 405 Freeway Shutdown As Wildfires Spread

While many people would argue that driving on LA roads is “like hell” on a good day, today is a very bad day as wildfires and shut the shockingly busy 405 Freeway in both directions… BREAKING: All lanes of the 405 are shut down. This will have a MAJOR impact on so many other freeways/roads! […]


Elon Musk’s First Payload To Mars: His “Midnight Cherry Tesla Roadster Playing Space Oddity”

In late November, we reported on Elon Musk’s desperate attempt to boost market confidence with a shock and awe performance unveiling Tesla’s new semi-truck and roadster. While the event was a thriller, it appears the laws of physics may have finally caught up with Tesla’s stock – now in a bear-market from September highs. Musk […]


Carmageddon For Tesla

Authored by Wolf Richter via WolfStreet.com, This is where Hype Goes to Die… Yesterday was the monthly moment of truth for automakers in the US. They reported the number of new vehicles that their dealers delivered to their customers and that the automakers delivered directly to large fleet customers. These are unit sales, not dollar […]


Tesla’s Semi-Truck Would Require Energy Of 4,000 Homes To Recharge

Elon Musk’s reliance on shock-and-awe tactics and unjustifiably lofty performance projections is creating serious problems for the so-called visionary as a growing number of experts have come forward to explain that many of his claims would defy the laws of physics. The latest group to call bulls— is Aurora Energy Research, a European consultancy which […]


Who Will Win The Self-Driving Taxi Race?

Authored by Jon Lesage via OilPrice.com, Ride-hailing firms Uber and Lyft have become transportation platforms for automakers and tech giants to someday bring automated, electrified mobility to the mass market. It’s still years in the making, but both companies are gaining significant support during a year when it looked like Uber could be coming to […]