Category Archives: transportation

BMW Motorrad Expands Rent-A-Ride

At www.rentaride.com customers can reserve a virtually new BMW motorcycle and, if necessary, rider equipment with just a few clicks, to go on a ride with friends or to take a bike out for a thorough test ride. Continue reading

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Chattanooga Motorcar Festival on Schedule

“We are continuing our plans and preparations to hold our second Chattanooga Motorcar Festival this October with the expectation that all businesses will be operating by then and sporting events will be back on schedule, so that we can all enjoy the many activities that bring us together,” said DeFoor. Continue reading

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COVID-19 Ups Auto Use, Mass Transit Drops

An unintended but not surprising effect of the COVID-19 plague see the use of mass transit plummeting as driving use remains resilient, consultancy LMC reports this morning, “As US states and European countries come out of lockdown, a pronounced preference … Continue reading

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Rolls-Royce on CS Rolls’ Record Run in a Wright Flyer

Among the spectators on the cliffs were Rolls’ parents, Lord and Lady Llangattock, and his sister and brother-in-law, Sir John and Lady Shelley. He was in a Wright Flier. Continue reading

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Einride and Oatly to Electrify Transport in Sweden

“Road freight transport as it currently exists is a system that drastically needs to change. Nearly 7% of global CO2 emissions come from this road freight, a figure that will only increase if we do not switch to more sustainable,” says Robert Falck, CEO and Founder of Einride. Continue reading

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Business, Politics, States Can Work Together in Germany

Porsche, DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo are helping Baden-Württemberg and the Free State of Saxony with the coronavirus crisis. The automaker put together a task force with six employees from the Procurement department and is organizing supply chains of urgently needed protective equipment on behalf of German state governments. Continue reading

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FAA Helping Airlines on COVID-19 Cancellations

The FAA is waiving the 80% use requirement through 31 May 2020 for U.S. and foreign airlines that have affected flights. In doing so, the FAA “expects that U.S. carriers will be accommodated with reciprocal relief by foreign authorities at airports in their countries and may determine not to grant a waiver to a foreign carrier whose home jurisdiction does not reciprocate.” Continue reading

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FedEx and Chanje to Develop Charging Infrastructure

This makes it one of the largest deployments of integrated charging infrastructure by a single commercial fleet so far. FedEx has been using all-electric vehicles as part of its pickup-and-delivery fleet since 2009. Continue reading

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Uber and Hyundai Show Full-Scale Air Taxi at CES

The air vehicle concept Hyundai released today was created in part through a NASA-inspired approach that jump-starts innovation by publicly releasing vehicle design concepts so any company can use them to innovate their air taxi models and engineering technologies. Continue reading

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DOT Finally, Belatedly Admits Drone Remote ID Needed

Critics are quick to point out that this is similar to the process that failed at Boeing and killed hundreds of people – letting the regulated dictate the regulations. The 737 Max, belatedly grounded, is still grounded as the promised software fix is still a promise. Continue reading

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COSCO Container Lines Fined $965,000 By CARB

The diesel air pollution violations were discovered during routine audits of the Shanghai-based company’s 2014-2017 fleet visits to the Port of Los Angeles/Long Beach and the Port of Oakland. COSCO Container Lines committed over 2,600 air quality violations during visits to California ports. Continue reading

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Amazon Selling Level 2 Electric Vehicle Home Chargers

The Electrify America Electric Vehicle Home Charger is compatible with all electric vehicles available in the North American market today. It has a charging power of up to 7.6kW – about 6 times faster than the typical Level 1 charger provided to some new EV owners, depending on vehicle make and model. Continue reading

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BMW Motorrad Heritage Collection 2020 Coming

The famous black and white color of the early motorcycles is claimed to be reflected throughout the entire collection. The original branding and the BMW metal emblem are also incorporated in the design. The copper-colored details and visual accents displayed in these garments are similar to the materials used in classic BMW motorcycles. Continue reading

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CARB and United Nations Start Satellites for Climate Action

California, of course, has one of the leading greenhouse gas reduction programs to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. It also has a long, distinguished history of using innovative ways to reduce emissions while supporting a thriving economy. Continue reading

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Brexit – UK Car Production Declines -10.6%. Exports Hit

British car manufacturing output declined -10.6% in July, with 108,239 units produced, according to figures released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). This was the 14th successive month of decline as ongoing weakness in major EU and … Continue reading

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