Category Archives: Transportation

  • How will AI impact the transportation industry?

    Research into artificial intelligence (AI) has experienced a surge in the last few decades. This was built largely on pioneering results from the 60's and 70's, including the utilization of advanced neural networks (NNs). It has even taken inspiration from biological behavior for methods like fuzzy logic or genetic algorithms (GAs). A major area where AI has taken off is in transportation. Media hype h .. ... READ MORE

    By: Anu Antony
  • What are the most important technologies that led to autonomous transportation?

    Autonomous (or self-directed) technology is transforming industries ranging from automotive to insurance to healthcare. The opportunity to realize passive yet intelligent control is enabling innovation almost as fast as its creators can dream it up. However, the speed of advancement makes us wonder how the revolution started. The following is a timeline of the most important technologies that led to the advent of autonomous transportation. ... READ MORE

    By: Adam Kimmel
  • RFID: A Technological Revolution

    RFID technology has changed the face of many industries- including various areas of transportation, but what is it exactly? And how does it (and will it in the future) affect your transportation needs and uses? RFID: The Basics RFID stands for Radio Frequency Identification, and it describes the use of electromagnetic fields .. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • New Airport Security Measures Allow for Cancellation of Laptop Ban

    Back in May, we published an article on the laptop ban and outlined all of the need-to-know information. At that time, there was some speculation on what it would mean moving forward and whether the ban would be expanded to more locations. Recent developments include changes to screening protocols, a lift of the ban, and consideration of other security measures. Ne .. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • Commercial Drones: An Emerging Market

    When the average person thinks about a drone, they typically come up with one of two examples: a military weapon or an amateur videographer at their cousin’s wedding. In the last few years, however, drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles- UAVs) have seen an emergence in a new use category: the commercial/industrial sector. Numbers Breakdown In general, that average person is right about drones: ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • A ‘Jetsons’ Reality Is Closer Than You Think

    With recent buzz surrounding automation, most notably autonomous vehicles, the next question to ask is what comes next? For Boeing, the next step is self-flying planes, a step they may begin to take as early as next year. Boeing’s Recent Announcement At last week’s Paris Air Show, Boeing’s vice president for product development Mike Sinnett ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • From Hyundai Recalls to Tesla’s Unprecedented Crash Tests, Auto Industry Updates

    With so many auto makers currently active in the market and developments made every day from partnerships to technology, it’s next to impossible to keep up with the industry. Below, you’ll find a snapshot of ongoing developments across the auto market to keep you in the loop. Hyundai Plagued With Recalls Several significant recalls have been announced from Hyundai this month. The company is recalling model year ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • Trump’s Infrastructure Plans: What Can Be Learned from Global Examples?

    This week, President Trump began to announce his vision for the future of U.S. infrastructure. It includes using a combination of public and private funding sources to modernize American highways, waterways, electrical systems, and airway systems. The plans form a spa .. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • The Airplane Laptop Ban: Everything You Need to Know

    You’ve probably seen a variety of news headlines and articles on the laptop ban and still wondered: What is it really about? What are the motivations behind it? How will it affect me the next time I travel and what will this mean for airplane travel moving forward? If you are looking for the 101 on the latest laptop flight ban, you’ve come to the right place. The Airplane Ban Facts: Earlier this year, the ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • Uber: Unregistered Transportation Company or Online Platform Pioneer?

    Founded in 2011, Uber has since grown its ridesharing app operation to 570 cities worldwide, inspired similar startups like Lyft, and launched a food delivery app in addition to its original. It’s no surprise that the company has fought a variety of legal and regulatory battles as one of the first apps of its kind, but few people realize the fundamentals of the regulato .. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • Space: Tourism’s Next Big Disruptor

    Adventure tourism is about to take one giant leap forward. Soon, rather than booking a trip around the world, travel enthusiasts will book one across the skies. In fact, two already have. To the Moon and Back Late last month, SpaceX announced that they already have two space tourists signed up .. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • Air Traffic Control of the 21st Century

    Technology Basics NextGen or Next Generation Air Transportation System is a new air traffic control system based on satellite communications that will use GPS to shorten airline routes and save both time and fuel. NextGen will be implemented in the U.S. between 2012 to 2025. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • How Telecommuters Are Impacting the Auto Industry

    The workplace has changed dramatically over the past decades from a formal work environment with standard hours to an international adept space with office workers and telecommuters, or people who work from home. Looking at the current demographics, 3.3 million full-time .. ... READ MORE

    By: Swapnil Soni
  • How R&D Looks to Race Cars to Develop New Technologies

    Is a Prius actually a race car? Well, of course, it isn’t exactly a race car, but believe it or not, a lot of manufacturers are using technologies developed in the racing world for consumer cars because they make cars better - no matter who is driving them. This popular and e .. ... READ MORE

    By: Justin Schaefer
  • From Paper Airplane to Metal Airplane: Boeing Thinks it Has Found the Perfect Middle Ground

    In the last several weeks, the race for commercial airliner market dominance has become a bit more interesting. News has been swirling about some new additions to the Boeing aircraft lineup, one having already launched and one rumored in development potentially set to begin flying in the next five to ten years. Boeing’s 737 MAX 9 Recently, Boeing launched the 737 MAX 9, the recent addition to its most pr .. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • Are Maglev Trains the Future of Transportation?

    Airports are a traveler's greatest enemy; between long lines and grueling security checks, many wish to avoid the hassle. Yet with America’s vast landscape, other modes of transportation are even less appealing, with a fifteen-hour drive or twenty-hour train ride taking the place of a two-hour flight. Levitating trains that travel at inexplicably high speeds seem like magic, but in reality it utilizes old technology being refined into the tr .. ... READ MORE

    By: Heidi Reidel
  • Responsibility in the Age of Driverless Automation

    Self-driving cars are coming, and they will almost undoubtedly be the predominant mode of transportation on our roads in the next few decades. The first driverless cars hit the streets in 2015, and already, they are beginning to boom in controlled areas. For instance, NuTonomy will be introducing d .. ... READ MORE

    By: Justin Schaefer
  • Is America on Track for High-Speed Rail?

    The transportation industry sees continual technological advancements. Soon we will be living in a world where our cars can drop us off at work. We can now fly from the United States to Iceland for the same price as flying across the country, less than half of what tickets used to cost. C .. ... READ MORE

    By: Paula Hock
  • Increase in Robotics Startup Funding Disrupts Industries

    In 2016, robotics startup companies received 50% more funding than they did the previous year, marking the best year ever for robotics startup funding. The word “robot” brings to mind the image of humanoid, sci-fi robots, but robotics is a broad spectrum. So, where is this money going and what industri .. ... READ MORE

    By: Heidi Reidel
  • Uber’s Self-Driving Cars: Boon or Boondoggle?

    In September of 2016, Uber unleashed a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions on the streets of Pittsburgh. Only a few months later, they followed suit in San Francisco with upgraded, specially made Volvo XC90s. Earlier in the year, Uber took over Otto, a company in the business of self-driving trucks and launched a new carpooling service, ... READ MORE

    By: Heidi Reidel
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