Posts tagged with 'innovation'
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A load carrying bike in Jave. Photo by Jeff Werner.
The Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility: Make the Poor A Priority
This post is part of a series analyzing the solutions highlighted in the report and toolkit, “Megacities on the Move.” The report, written by Forum for the Future in partnership with FIA Foundation, Vodafone, and EMBARQ, offers six sustainable mobility ...
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Friday Fun: The Most Secure Bike Lock in the World
Friday Fun: The Most Secure Bike Lock in the World
A team from Hamburg, Germany, as part of a competition, developed a design for a highly secure bike lock. The locks looks like they would be very expensive to make and far too heavy to take on bike rides. You ...
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Each city deals with its own unique challenges of regulating taxis. Taxis in Tokyo. Photo by Altus.
Taxis: The New Frontier of Sustainable Transportation
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is vowing to promote the use of electric and energy efficient taxi cabs globally and in New York, a city known for its gas guzzling Crown Victoria cabs. Bloomberg was elected chair of the ...
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DC accessible within 15 minutes. Screenshot from Mapnificent.
Mapnificent: How Far Can You Go in 15 Minutes?
Above is an image of areas in the Columbia Heights neighborhood in Washington, D.C., specifically at Meridian Street and 14th Street, that are accessible within 15 minutes, thanks to a new mapping tool called Mapnificent, powered by Google Maps. Mapnificent is less ...
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Will a Common Mobility Card Work in India?
Will a Common Mobility Card Work in India?
India is working on a transit card that will grant users access to the country’s diverse modes of transportation with the wave of a single card. “[They] will function essentially as e-purses,” a senior transit minister said of the cards. “What ...
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Would you trust yourself with a robot—like Total Recall's Johnny Cab—behind the wheel? Image via cracked.com.
Would You Drive a Car that Drives Itself?
Google’s wheels are spinning again. Earlier this month, the company made headlines with its $1 million investment in Shweeb’s bicycle monorail, and now, the company is venturing into the car business. Last week, Google announced its new technology for cars ...
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