Category Archives: Transportation

  • Ford bids farewell to sedans, shifting $7B investments to SUVs & trucks

    Ford shifts $7 billion in investment capital from sedan segment to SUV and truck businesses, including developing hybrid, electric, and self-drive models. Automobile giant Ford announced ... READ MORE

    By: K. Gopi
  • Boeing and Rolls-Royce invest in developing revolutionary hypersonic engine

    Reaction Engines (RE), a UK-based company, receives $37.4 million strategic investment “boost” from aerospace giants Boeing and Rolls-Royce to develop a novel class of engines combining jet and rocket technologies. Supersonic flight: An introduction Short definition: Supersonic flight is being able to fly ... READ MORE

    By: K. Gopi
  • The Falcons of Musk’s SpaceX

    This is part 3 of our 3 article series on Elon Musk. Part 1 covered the early stages of Musk’s life while part 2 explored his incredible plans and struggles to make the world a better place. In this article, we delve into the Falcons of SpaceX and Musk's plan to colo .. ... READ MORE

    By: Rebecca Alexander
  • Amazon’s new patent: Drones that recharge your EV while you’re driving

    Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles has been growing in dense urban areas such as in California, but most of the rest of the U.S. still has a limited amount. A mobile, mid-drive recharge offers an exciting way around having to search for a charger while on your getaway road trip. Even in cities, there is the possibility of getting stuck in traffic on low battery. But if you’ve got a line up of friendly neighborhood drones to top you .. ... READ MORE

    By: Sooraj Raj
  • How Uber and Amazon are transforming the logistics industry

    The following statistics give an insight into the size and the importance of the logistics industry. The global logistics industry is worth $ 8.1 trillion and is expected to double by 2023.  ... READ MORE

    By: Molly Connell

    This is part 2 of our 3 article series on Elon Musk. Part 1 covered the early stages of Musk's life. In this article, we explore Elon Musk, the visionary: The 'why' and 'how' behind his incredible plans to make the world a better place. Since the successful launch of SpaceX's ... READ MORE

    By: Rebecca Alexander

    This is part 1 of our 3 article series on Elon Musk. In this article, we explore Musk's intriguing journey from South Africa to the U.S. and his first major successes as an entrepreneur. "That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind." Most people would recognize these words uttered by Neil Armstrong when he first stepped on the moon because this was one of those milestones that pushed the known limits of h .. ... READ MORE

    By: Rebecca Alexander
  • The Top 6 Technologies for Improving Aircraft Fuel Efficiency

    Fuel efficiency refers to how many miles an airplane can travel on one gallon of fuel.  This often gets included in discussions about global warming as well as long-term goals of containing average warming below the 2°C limit. Achievement of this limit would require deep cuts in emissions from all se .. ... READ MORE

    By: Rajasimha Koppula
  • How will 5G impact different industries?

    A little something about the Gs: We are living in a decade where wireless technologies have become an irreplaceable part of our daily life. It all started in the 80s with the analog technology referred to as the first generation wireless technology - 1G. The “large brick phones” had a poor battery life and a maximum speed of 2.4 Kbps. Then, 2G came in as a big leap in mobile technologies and .. ... READ MORE

    By: Abhinaya Baskaran
  • PreScouter Journal 2017 Roundup & 10 Most Read Articles

    It has been quite a year for the PreScouter Journal. Thanks to our great team and valued readers, the journal received 3 unique awards in 2017: PreScouter Journal named one of the Top 50 Innovation Websites and Blogs for Innovators & Inventors. PreScouter Journal named one of the ... READ MORE

    By: PreScouter Journal
  • 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 algorith .. ... 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
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