mass transit

  • Hyperloop Transportation Technologies passenger pod

    After showing off the design for its future passenger transport pod, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies announced a new deal to build a test track in Germany, Bloomberg reported Wednesday. The startup company, one of a few that aims to realize Tesla CEO Elon Musk's vision for high-speed tunnel transit, said it will work with Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG to build a 328-foot test track at the port of Hamburg. The goal is one day connect the port with a container yard that's settled miles inland, away from the port. The project is estimated to cost $7 million, which both companies will...

  • Google Maps' Live Transit Update
    Car In The Shop? Google Maps Tells You How Late The Bus Is: Video

    The only thing more annoying than putting your car in the shop is waiting to catch the bus the next day. It's such a common frustration, it made up Everywoman Sandra Bullock's entire backstory in Speed. The worst part is that while some transit systems offer updates to commuters, indicating when...

  • Partridge Family bus via Wikimedia
    Yes, People Will Take The Bus -- But Only With Help From Apps

    Here's a question that we've heard a lot at High Gear Media: what does it take to get people to ditch their cars and take alternate transportation? Soaring gas prices make people travel less but don't really change their travel methods. Having an abundance of mass transit options doesn't have much...

  • Traffic
    Audi Launches New Project To Make Commuting Comfy

    Urban mobility is a hot topic these days -- and rightly so. Roughly 50% of the world's population now lives in urban areas, and by 2030, that figure should hit 60%. As cities and megacities grow, navigating them swiftly and efficiently will become critical for economic, social, and safety reasons...

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