After weeks of anticipation, Musk’s open-source design is here. While he hopes someone else will take up developing the new transit mode, he said he will build a prototype if no one else does.
People my age are driving less than they ever have before. Sometimes I want a car, but that’s partly because car-sharing startups haven’t yet taken off in my neighborhood.
Musk, who is the CEO of Tesla and founder of SpaceX, has never been one to let the modern world hold him back. He has described his hyperloop system as a cross between a railgun, air hockey table and Concorde.
Uber has rolled out its lower-end UberX service to London. Will the startup run into resistance from legislators there, as it has in other cities?
As our growing population competes for resources and space, car sharing may become more prevalent. We looked at how some of the biggest car- and ride-sharing companies that operate in the U.S. compare with each other.
Preparing to compete with on-demand car service Uber, London-based Hailo is reportedly raising $30 million in a round of venture financing that could value the startup at $140 million.
Cabulous, formerly the app known for hailing taxis in major U.S. cities, is re-branding as Flywheel on Thursday, promising to add more transportation options like black cars and eventually expand internationally as part of a push to solve all of a consumer’s transportation needs.
Vimeo has joined forces with General Electric(s GE) and video publisher Cinelan to launch “Focus Forward” — a micro documentary series that aims to showcase big, world-changing technology innovations in a compelling way. All the videos will be three minutes long and posted online.
Each week GigaOM Pro chats with one of our analysts to find out which technologies they read about, write about and can’t live without. This week, we talk to Kris Tuttle, whose research has focused on 3D technology and virtual worlds.
Reuters’ transportation reporter John Crawley takes a look at how U.S. auto dealers are gearing up for a fight against the Obama administration’s new fuel economy standards. Dealers argue that higher fuel standards increase car prices, impacting their sales. Obama’s plan calls for an efficiency target of 54 miles per gallon by 2025, one that the automakers have expressed their support for, particularly given the massive help the industry got from the government bailout. Could the auto dealers be the back end route for the auto industry trying to water down fuel standards?