Transport

  • Trucks are about to look very different, Volvo Vera autonomous truck is here

    Volvo is a brand that’s going through a significant change in reputation. No longer is it your Grandpa’s Volvo, instead, the company is investing heavily in autonomous vehicles, namely trucks known as Volvo Vera. This platform is an all-electric vehicle with level 5 autonomy. Not only does it not...
  • Uber Air is coming to Melbourne, Australia

    During the Uber’s 3rd annual Uber Elevate Summit in Washington DC, they announced Melbourne, Australia as the first international city to test Uber Air. This is massive for the country, but especially the city. Melbourne (like Sydney) suffers from brutal traffic congestion and as such, could benefit dramatically from...
  • Elon Musk changes vision for The Boring Company from cars to people

    Elon Musk’s most recent company, The Boring Company has just had a major change of mission statement. Previously the company was tasked with reducing the cost of tunneling underground to create a space for electric sleds carrying cars in tunnels to speed up transport and reduce above-ground congestion. With...
  • Tesla Semi’s first cargo trip is appropriately transporting battery packs

    When Elon Musk announced the Tesla Semi, the transport and logistics industry got a little nervous and a lot excited. Many large scale companies have now placed orders for the all-electric big rig, many of which are hoping the economics and performance of these new trucks will change their...
  • Steven Ciobo went to LA to visit Hyperloop One

    The Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism, and Investment, Steven Ciobo has visited Hyperloop One at their headquarters in Los Angeles. The trip was reportedly to meet the team behind the project and learn more about hyperloop. This raises the question of why? Why would the Minister travel all that way...
  • This driverless bus may take drunk LaTrobe students home safely

    A consortium including HMI Technologies, La Trobe University, RACV, ARRB (Australian Road Research Group) and Keolis Downer will access a grant of $375,000 through the Victorian Government Smarter Journeys Programme to conduct a trial of autonomous vehicles in Victoria. If the 15-seater electric bus looks familiar, its because we’ve...
  • Melbourne has mobile-friendly crossing lights embedded in the ground

    The task of crossing the road isn’t ordinarily a difficult one, but introduce addictive mobile phones and you’ll have people crashing into other pedestrians, but more dangerously, they may wander out onto the road into the path of cars. The problem with traditional crossing lights is that they’re positioned...
  • SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition is underway

    Early this week I gave you the heads up SpaceX’s Hyperloop Pod competition was on this weekend. Now the teams from around the globe have arrived and pods are being loaded into the 1.25 kilometre track. The action is being shared online and for your convenience the best is embedded below. Hyperloop...
  • Melbourne is building a 75MW solar farm to power world’s largest tram network

    Solar trams are coming to Melbourne and that’s a massive deal for the city, state and country. Melbourne has the largest operating tram network in the world with 250km of track with a staggering 1,763 stops and the trams run more than 20 hours per day. Back in 2013-14...