October 14, 2019

The Charleston area’s industrial real estate market is the tightest it’s been in years, although several new projects under construction could provide some relief in the year ahead.

Vacancy in the region dropped to 6.4 percent, the lowest it’s been since 2015, while the average annual rent has risen 6.2 percent over the past...

October 10, 2019

Above is a picture of a pretty typical city street in Zürich, Switzerland.

What do you see?

In some ways, this scene represents a kind of Rorschach Test for transportation and urban planning. If you are a passenger on a tram riding on one of the two sets of rails that take up most of the street, this scene represents freedom...

October 8, 2019

When it comes to aviation, ground support is often behind-the-scenes work that may go unnoticed but carries great importance. That’s true, even more so, when ground handling is supporting flights into one of the most remote places in the world.

Situated at McMurdo Station within Ross Sound in Antarctica, Chad Goodale is a fu...

October 7, 2019

[Above photo by UPS.]

The Federal Aviation Administration awarded air carrier and operator certification to an unmanned aircraft system – commonly referred to as UAS or drones – on October 1 to a subsidiary of United Parcel Service called UPS Flight Forward.

UPS originally requested that certification – known as a Part 1...

October 7, 2019

Famously, private cars in Amsterdam take a back seat to bicycles: Roughly two-thirds of urban journeys in the Dutch capital take place on two wheels, and only 19 percent of citizens use cars every day.

Still, there are a lot of cars left in the city, and they’re causing tension for everyone else. Mobs of cycli...

September 30, 2019

Major automakers are moving full steam ahead with their plans to put self-driving cars on the road, even as lawmakers and regulators in Washington fall behind on creating a cybersecurity framework for those vehicles.

The issue of cybersecurity is becoming increasingly important as large car manufacturers ramp up their testin...

September 30, 2019

Following launches in Miami and Washington, DC, Ford and its self-driving car partner, Argo AI, are packing up and opening shop in Austin, Texas.

The automaker said on Wednesday it will expand to the Lone Star state, marking its third autonomous vehicle test market. Ford had plenty of reasons to choose Au...

September 24, 2019

While it's much less terrifying than a drone with a flamethrower, a drone with a nail gun should still be treated with a heavy dose of caution. It could, however, be a boon for construction workers, for whom the task of attaching shingles to a roof is both monotonous and dangerous at the same time. Sounds like an excellent...

September 20, 2019

The future of transportation just might be taking shape in Frisco. 

At Frisco Station, a helipad was just built to serve as the first test site for Uber Elevate. The helipad sits right next to The Star and along the Dallas North Tollway. It is larger than most helipads because it is designed to handle more than a regular hel...

September 17, 2019

The agency in February 2018 finalized rules requiring EVs and hybrids to emit alert sounds to warn pedestrians of their approach, extending to 2020 the deadline for full compliance.

The long-delayed rules, which were first demanded by Congress in 2010, require automakers like Tesla Inc, Nissan Motor Co and General Motors Co...

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