future transportation

bikeshare

Dockless Bikeshare Companies Want to Compete With City-Run Monopolies

What happens when private bikeshare companies approach the public sector?
Ankita Rao
9.13.17
motorcycles

Look Mum, No Hands! This Mini Motorbike Rides Itself Without Falling Over

It's a step towards full autonomy.
Victoria Turk
9.12.16
Motherboard Blog

These Futuristic Elevated Buses Can’t Arrive Soon Enough

In the future, buses will zoom right over cars.
Sarah Emerson
5.27.16
Design

London's Driverless Tube Train of the Future

A design for a 2020s tube has been unveiled, but while it will be capable of fully automatic operation, it'll keep the operator for a while.
Victoria Turk
10.9.14
Design

The Future Of Space Tourism May Include A Stadium-Sized Balloon

World View wants to show you the world—not on a magic carpet, but on a super advanced balloon.
Beckett Mufson
7.2.14
Power

London's Black Cabs Really Don't Like Uber

With legal challenges and planned gridlock protests, the iconic London taxi's battle against app services is getting tense.
Victoria Turk
5.30.14
Google

You Can Already Buy a Driverless Vehicle

It's more of a glorified golf cart than a car, but it's a good start.
Jason Koebler
3.27.14
Motherboard Blog

Angry Cab Drivers Did Uber a Favor By Attacking One of Its Cars

The startup excels at spinning battles with the cab industry to its benefit, with more than a little Silicon Valley smug.
Meghan Neal
1.13.14
Motherboard Blog

If Driverless Cars Really Are the Future, the Government Might Have to Pay for Them

Is it worth it?
Meghan Neal
1.6.14
Motherboard Blog

Boeing's New Plane Has Foldable Wings to Save Fuel

Is the 777x really “the future of flight unfolding?”
Meghan Neal
11.18.13
Motherboard Blog

The Techno-Utopian Plan to End Traffic Jams

It sounds like a no-brainer, but for it to work everyone has to actually play along—like communism.
Meghan Neal
11.6.13