Transportation

Autonomous Ships from Sea Machines on Cruise Control

In our brave new world of contactless contact, automation is accelerating, whether it’s robots sanitizing hospital rooms or AI managing queues at retail operations. The trend is even spurring drone delivery by air and by ground-based robotic vehicles for last-mile deliveries. The eccentric billionaire that everyone loves to hate and short sell, Elon Musk, claims […]

What Are Airships and Will They Be Part of the Future?

Thomas Edison famously said, “Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.” If we were to adapt this quote to the modern-day business climate, it might go something like this: “Success is 1% inspiration, 49% perspiration, and 50% promotion.” Hype is having its heyday, especially when it comes to emerging technologies. We just wrote about the […]

The Best Electronic Logging Device (ELD)

When you’re a small business owner, you learn to manage your costs very quickly to compete. In the United States, 91% of trucking companies have fewer than 6 trucks with the average having 3 trucks. With more than one million trucking companies in the U.S., this translates to 900,000 owner operators that won’t be likely to make any large investments in technology […]

An Uber for Motorcycles and So Much More

Travel to Indonesia these days and you won’t see many Americans walking around outside of areas that are frequented by expats, like (shudder) Bali. Well, they’re really missing out, because Indonesia is an amazing place to visit. With more than 17,000 islands, Indonesia has the second-longest coastline in the world after Canada and is the […]

7 Smart City Startups Improving Transportation

The world’s population is increasingly urban, but we’ll leave judgments about hipness up to you. According to a 2014 UN study, 66 percent of humanity will be living in cities by 2050. Combined with overall population growth, another 2.5 billion people will be added to urban populations by that same year. This intense concentration of […]

13 Startups Racing to be the Uber of Trucking

Do you remember that brief golden age when Burt Reynolds was the epitome of cool? It all started for us with Smokey and the Bandit. The premise was pretty simple: A hotshot trucker named Bandit (Reynolds) and his sidekick snowman (played by country star Jerry Reed) are hired to bootleg Coors beer across the country […]