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High Speed Rail Transforms China and Doubles Domestic Air Travel

September 24, 2013 - in Transportation

Just five years after China’s high-speed rail system opened, it is carrying nearly twice as many passengers each month as the country’s domestic airline industry. With traffic growing 28 percent a year for the last several years, China’s high-speed rail…

Mobility Lab Designs App to Improve Capital Bikeshare Experience

September 22, 2013 - in Projects, Transportation

Mobility Lab launched Cabi Range, a mapping tool that shows users all of the Capital Bikeshare stations they can bike to in 30 minutes or less. The tool…

Vienna Redesigns Transportation to Accommodate Women

September 22, 2013 - in Transportation

In 1999, city planners asked residents to fill out a survey about how they use public transportation, and found stark gender divides in how people spent…

Ansys Simulates the Hyperloop’s Performance

September 20, 2013 - in Simulation, Transportation

Ansys, a company that builds software simulations for the transportation industry, created a model based on details Musk proposed in a 57-page public document. When they put the virtual Hyperloop through a dry run, the engineers were impressed. "I'm convinced…

Isotrak Launches New Vehicle Tracking Website Resource

September 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Sensors, Transportation

Vehicle tracking and telematics solutions company Isotrak has launched a new website (www.isotrak.com). The new design echoes the company’s new corporate branding and provides a comprehensive online resource for logistics and transport operators looking…

John Christner Trucking Selects ORBCOMM for Refrigerated Telematics Solution

September 19, 2013 - in Maintenance, Sensors, Transportation

ORBCOMM Inc. (Nasdaq: ORBC), a global provider of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions, today announced its StarTrak division has been selected by John Christner Trucking, LLC (John Christner) to provide an industry-leading two-way tracking and monitoring solution…

Network of Small Drones Could Replace Roadways in Rural Areas

September 18, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Palo Alto-based Matternet has a vision to use a network of unmanned aerial vehicles to change the paradigm of transportation, and to even replace roadways in rural areas. The company want to address the more than one billion people around the world that are…

Autodesk Uses their Tools to Visualize the Hyperloop

Jordan Brandt, technology futurist at Autodesk, came up with a concept proposal for how the Hyperloop could be built, taking advantage of the expertise of his many colleagues and using Autodesk software. The concept of the Hyperloop, a high-speed intra-city…

Obama On Infrastructure: ‘A Robot Can’t Build A Road’

September 15, 2013 - in Transportation

Making the case for new infrastructure developments, President Barack Obama on Sunday said that new developments in technology couldn't account fully for the vast need for improvements in the country's roads and bridges. One area that Washington could spur…

Australia’s Ports would Gain an Edge with 3D Mapping Technology

September 13, 2013 - in Corporate, Transportation

Australia’s ports must adopt cutting-edge spatial technology to navigate a global downturn in shipping and a looming lull in the local mining boom, according to an international transport specialist. Terry Bills is the GIS in Transportation expert with Geographic…