travel
West Midlands Joins Las Vegas & Portland in Accepting Google Pay Travel Tickets

The West Midlands is blazing a trail in mobile ticketing, following the somewhat more globally-known US cities of Las Vegas, Nevada and Portland, Oregon in accepting Google Pay transit tickets. Read More >>

uber
Report: Uber Couldn’t Even Leave Southeast Asia Without Pissing Everyone the Heck Off

In March, Uber abandoned its operations in eight countries in Southeast Asia with an announcement that it was selling everything it had in the region to competitor Grab. Per a Monday report in the New York Times, it now looks like this exit was anything but graceful, and has infuriated both regulators and drivers in the region who think Uber essentially flipped them the middle finger on its way out the door. Read More >>

environment
Authorities Finally Realise Jet Exhaust is Bad for the Planet

In a landmark revelation that’s been delayed for about twenty years, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has formally declared that greenhouse gas emissions from jet engines endanger the health of humans and the environment by contributing to climate change. Read More >>

transport
National Rail Data Joins Apple’s Transit Maps, But iOS Can’t Find Yorkshire

Until now, it was only "London, England" that had its travel data feeds incorporated within the iOS Maps Transit directions tools -- now Apple has added the complete set of feeds from all of the UK National Rail systems too. Read More >>

cars
You Might Not Able to Buy a Petrol-Powered Car in Norway After 2025

The oil-rich nation of Norway could be the first country to ban petrol-powered cars for good. Read More >>

transport
Watch How You’ll Soon Pay Your Tube Fare With a Tap of Your Android Phone

As part of Android Pay’s arrival in the UK, Google introduced a partnership with Transport for London that will allow riders to use the app’s NFC technology for transit fares. While some cities have been testing mobile NFC ticketing, London’s a leader with system-wide mobile payments apps. (TfL riders can already use Apple Pay and Samsung Pay.) Read More >>

hyperloop
What’s Happening With Hyperloop? Your Guide to the Hype

Hyperloop is maybe almost possibly here! But which hyperloop company did that thing this week? And what kind of technology is it using? Does it work? Most importantly, when are we getting one? We have all the answers for you, right here. Read More >>

transport
Watch the First Full-Scale Demo of the Hyperloop

A hyperloop startup has built the first full-scale test track for the transportation system in the desert outside Las Vegas. Today, Hyperloop One (formerly Hyperloop Technologies) accelerated a test vehicle down a rail track at speeds of up to 300 mph using the hyperloop’s propulsion technology. It looked like a really fast roller coaster. Read More >>

transport
Here’s What the First Full-Scale Test of the Hyperloop Will Look Like

Later today, in the Nevada desert, one of the companies working to develop a hyperloop will deliver a proof of concept—the first full-scale demonstration of the transportation technology that will be able to travel at speeds over 300 mph, radically changing the future of transit along the way. Read More >>

transport
Germany Will Add Self-Driving Cars to Its Railway Network

Deutsche Bahn, the German government-owned rail system that manages efficient travel throughout the country, is planning to add autonomous vehicles to its transportation options. All to help passengers experience seamless door-to-door travel. Read More >>

transport
Elon Musk Is Working on Some Kind of Self-Driving Bus

Sure, an affordable electric car can go a long way towards helping us achieve energy independence and wresting ourself away from fossil fuels. But if Elon Musk really wanted to solve our transportation problems, he’d be designing an electric bus. If his comments at a conference today are true, Musk is doing exactly that. Read More >>

cities
Underwater Tunnel Entrance Has Been Opened in London for the First Time in 147 Years

The first underwater tunnel ever built opened in London in 1843, paving the way for cities everywhere to expand beneath rivers and oceans. Now, the tunnel’s grand entrance hall reopens to the public for the first time in 147 years. The underground event space is part of an engineering museum that celebrates the famous family who built the tunnel — and much of London. Read More >>

cars
This Is the Totally Wrong Way to Think About Self-Driving Cars

I’m no fan of cars, as you might have guessed from some of my previous stories. But I do believe that better technology—namely the kind that will prevent humans from driving them—can make cars, and our world, better. Read More >>

cities
Six Electric Car-Share Programmes Better Than a Billion Teslas on the Road

Tesla is finally taking the wraps off the Model 3, its first mass-market electric vehicle (EV). The car is expected to push EVs into the mainstream and reduce carbon emissions around the world. The only downside? Many cities don’t have enough charging stations to support widespread adoption of such vehicles. Read More >>

uber
Finding Your Passenger Rating on Uber Just Got Way Easier 

Want to know whether the drivers of Uber think you’re a complete dirtbag or not? Finding your passenger rating on the ride-hailing app is now a much simpler process. Read More >>