Stockholm’s “flying” electric water taxis to offer quicker, quieter and cheaper transport

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Stockholm to trial Candela's "flying" electric water taxis - a quicker, quieter and cheaper option for people to get around the city. The post Stockholm’s “flying” electric water taxis to offer quicker, quieter and cheaper transport appeared first on The Driven.

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Curb and Uber partner to make taxis available to Uber app users

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Curb, a ride-hailing app for licensed taxi and for-hire rides in North America, announced the execution of a strategic partnership agreement with Uber that will enable Curb-connected drivers to receive trip requests from Uber users. The integration will provide wider transportation options for riders and more trips for drivers as the taxi booking option becomes available in the Uber app.

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Dantaxi, The Largest Taxi Charging Hub in the Nordics Accelerates Diesel Taxi Phase-Out in Copenhagen

EV Obssesion

Originally published by Dantaxi On May 11 at 4 pm, the largest charging operator in Denmark, E.ON, and the taxi company Dantaxi will open the largest taxi charging hub in the Nordics: Danhub – Powered by E.ON. electric taxis Minister of Transport Nordics Odense.

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Hyundai previews the cabin of its planned flying taxi

Baua Electric

Hyundai Motor Group last November established the new division Supernal whose aim is to make affordable, zero-emission air transport a reality by as early as 2028, including here in the. The post Hyundai previews the cabin of its planned flying taxi appeared first on Bauaelectric Auto News.

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World’s first flying electric taxi boat, the Candela P-8 Voyager, unveiled in Venice

Electrek

Designed to replace traditional water taxies and commercial passenger watercraft that have conventionally relied on combustion engines for power, the P-8 Voyager is preparing to usher in a brave new world for maritime transportation.

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ZF unveiling robo-taxi at CES 2019; ProAI RoboThink controller

Green Car Congress

At CES 2019, ZF will unveil a steering-wheel- and pedal-free robo-taxi to show how its technologies enable new forms of urban mobility. Users can hail the taxi using their smartphone or tablet; the robo-taxi will maneuver autonomously to pick them up. Automation, electrification and networking are critical enablers as the transport of people and goods continually increase in urban centers.

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Airports in Italy, France to build eVTOL air taxi veliports together

Electrek

A group of airports in Italy and France are banding together to create electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) veliport infrastructure to speed the deployment of quicker, carbon-free air taxi transportation between their respective city centers and passenger terminals.

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet successfully blocked by NY commission

Teslarati

The New York Taxi and Limousine Commission’s (TLC) efforts to block the deployment of 50 Tesla Model Y taxis from electric transit startup Revel were successful. This effectively blocks Revel from launching its 50 Model Y taxis without breaking city rules.

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Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

Green Car Congress

BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change. The Transport Board partnered with BYD and Megapower Ltd, BYD’s local representative, on the project.

Candela’s P-12 electric hydrofoil water taxi unveiled, costs 85% less than gas boats to run

Electrek

Public transportation just got way cooler. Premium Swedish electric boat maker Candela has just unveiled the new Candela P-12, an electric hydrofoil water taxi.

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Ricardo to use transport location data to improve air quality in global cities

Green Car Congress

Ricardo has won a national competition to demonstrate the benefits that transport location data can have on urban air quality. As well as the national-competition-funded taxi study, Ricardo will extend the research activities to longer-term objectives around improving urban air quality.

Following the Money in the Air-Taxi Craze

Cars That Think

All told, at least 250 companies worldwide are angling to revolutionize transportation in and around cities with a new category of aviation, called urban air mobility or advanced air mobility. Air taxi Aerospace Vtol Evtols

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Toyota, JapanTaxi, KDDI and Accenture to pilot AI-based taxi dispatch support system

Green Car Congress

jointly with KDDI Corporation and Accenture, have developed a taxi dispatch support system that predicts demand for taxi services, combining data from taxi service logs with predictions of demographics made by location-based big data from smartphones as well as event information. The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to predict the number of occupied taxis in Tokyo using 500-meter, mesh-based parameters every 30 minutes.

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This VC Is Betting Big on Flying Taxis and Scooters

Cars That Think

They include Beta Technologies ’ electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) urban transportation aircraft, Quincus ’s operating system for supply-chain and logistics providers, and Teleo ’s teleoperation platform for mining, construction, and other heavy equipment.

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Volkswagen progressing with work on quantum computing, develops traffic management system for taxi companies

Green Car Congress

For the first time, Volkswagen researchers have succeeded in using a quantum computer to develop a traffic management system that will replace forecasting for urban traffic volumes, transport demand and travel times with precise calculations. As a result, public transportation organizations, taxi companies, and transport service providers will be able to deploy their fleets considerably more efficiently while minimizing waiting times for passengers.

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet coming to NYC yellow cab industry thanks to Gravity

Teslarati

The NYC Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) recently approved its pilot program to introduce more battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to the yellow taxi industry. Gravity means to participate in TLC’s BEV pilot program with a fleet of Tesla Model Y taxis.

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Bespoke higher power version of GKN eAxle for London Taxi range-extended EV

Green Car Congress

A bespoke development of GKN’s coaxial eAxle powers the rear wheels of the LEVC (London EV Company, formerly known as London Taxi Company)’s electrified TX model. A small gasoline engine at the front of the taxi provides range-extended power to the battery pack only, which means the taxi is always powered electrically by the eAxle. This level of integration has significant benefits when it comes to packaging the eDrive unit within the new taxi’s chassis.

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Tesla Model 3 taxi fleet in Paris dispelled following crash despite ‘no technical problems’

Teslarati

A fleet of 37 Tesla Model 3 all-electric sedans has been dispelled from French taxi company G7’s operational vehicles. On Saturday, a Model 3 in G7’s taxi fleet was being utilized by an off-duty taxi driver who was taking his family to a restaurant.

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Tesla Model Y taxi fleet from Revel set for NYC launch after regulatory mix up

Teslarati

Revel, a New York City-based ridesharing company, will launch its fleet of Tesla Model Y taxis in the Big Apple in early August after a mix-up with NYC’s regulatory agency, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC).

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Tesla taxi driver in Paris investigated for ‘suspected manslaughter’ following crash

Teslarati

A taxi driver who was operating a Tesla Model 3 in Paris last Saturday is now under a “formal investigation for suspected manslaughter” following the accident.

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Toyota introduces new LPG hybrid taxi in Japan; trial of lane-specific congestion info from taxi data

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Corporation has introduced a new taxi vehicle for Japan, the “JPN Taxi.” Design features include a low, flat floor, making it easy for customers to ingress and egress from the taxi, a wide-opening, power rear sliding door (left side only) and space to accommodate wheelchair users. The taxi is designed to beautifully complement the cityscape while at the same time being easily recognizable as a taxi.

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Ford introduces 2014 Transit Connect Taxi with CNG/LPG capability

Green Car Congress

Ford unveiled the redesigned 2014 Transit Connect Taxi at the 2013 International Association of Transportation Regulators Conference in St. The 2014 Ford Transit Connect Taxi comes with a new powertrain—the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a new, fuel-efficient six-speed automatic transmission—providing drivers with quick response as well as durability, low-rpm cruising and an expected best-in-class highway fuel economy rating. 2014 Transit Connect Taxi.

Blueprint for integrating autonomous air taxis into the national airspace system

Electrek

Wisk Aero, a California-based manufacturer of passenger-grade air taxis, has joined forces with UK vertiport developer Skyports to explore how autonomous eVTOL operations can be safely integrated into the national airspace system (NAS).

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Mayor of London: all new London taxis will need to be zero-emission capable from 2018

Green Car Congress

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced plans that would require all new taxis presented for licensing in the capital to be zero-emission capable from 1 January 2018, with the expectation that they will automatically operate in zero-emission mode while in areas where the capital’s air quality is at its worst—such as parts of central London. The new zero-emission capable taxis being developed include both plug-in full series hybrid vehicles and full electric models.

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DiDi partners with SoftBank in Japan for platform services for taxi industry, launches open new energy car-sharing platform

Green Car Congress

Didi Chuxing, the world’s leading mobile transportation platform, and SoftBank Corp. have established a partnership to provide platform services for the taxi industry. The partnership will utilize DiDi’s advanced AI technologies to build ride-hailing platforms to enhance efficiency for both taxi operators and drivers. DiDi and SoftBank aim to build an open and inclusive platform that will be available to all of Japan’s taxi operators. In 2017, taxi drivers completed 1.1

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Government of Québec launches $6.7B 2030 Green Economy Plan; emphasis on transportation electrification

Green Car Congress

The government is launching a major electrification project, mainly in the transport sector, but also in those of building heating and industrial activities. billion from the 2030 PEV implementation plan will be invested in the transportation sector, which alone accounts for more than 43% of Québec’s GHG emissions. Light trains, urban and school buses, taxis, cars and trucks will all be gradually electrified.

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Uber and Hyundai announce aerial ridesharing partnership, release new full-scale electric air taxi model at CES

Green Car Congress

Uber and Hyundai Motor Company announced a new partnership to develop Uber Air Taxis for a future aerial ride share network and unveiled a new full-scale aircraft concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

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Study suggests China urban passenger transport emissions could peak in 2030

Green Car Congress

A team of researchers in China suggest that, in the context of promoting the use of clean fuel vehicles and increasing vehicle fuel efficiency, CO 2 emissions of China’s urban passenger transport sector could reach a peak of 225 MtCO 2 in 2030. If the mode share of public transport could further increase, the CO 2 emissions from the urban passenger transport sector in China are possible to peak at around 2020 with the emissions ranging from 171 to 214 MtCO 2.

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Bogotá pilots all-electric taxi fleet using BYD e6s

Green Car Congress

BYD Ltd and Praco Didacol (BYD’s Colombian distribution partner) announced that BYD e6’s will be placed into Taxi service as of Q1 2013 in the Colombian capital Bogotá as a pilot. The District Government authorized this scalable all-electric taxi pilot in an effort to improve the air quality in Colombia’s dense cities.

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Symbio targets European taxi market with fuel cell range extender in Nissan e-NV200; 500 km range

Green Car Congress

Symbio has integrated a 15 kW (net) fuel cell range extender in a Nissan e-NV200 electric van, with plans to introduce the vehicle to the European taxi market. The customized e-NV200 offers taxi drivers a similar total cost of ownership to a hybrid taxi, but with the range of an internal combustion engine. Thus, this vehicle could be used for intensive urban taxi operations or for online passenger transportation network services.

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Tesla Model Y taxi service might be required to buy gas cars before it can deploy EV fleet

Teslarati

The aspiring Model Y taxi service expected to win approval for its operations in the city because a 2018 cap on new rideshare and taxi vehicles included exemptions for electric vehicles, as well as cars that are accessible to handicapped individuals.

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Better Place consortium launches electric taxi project with battery switch station at Schiphol airport

Green Car Congress

A Better Place-led project consortium has launched an electric taxi project—including a battery-switch station—at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Awarded last year, the project consortium, “Greening European Transportation Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles,” is the first decarbonization infrastructure project co-financed by the European Union’s TEN-T program. taxis operated by three leading Dutch taxi companies—Connexxion, Bios and TCA.

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Nanjing, China orders more than 1,000 BYD electric buses and taxis

Green Car Congress

Nanjing, China and Nanjing Public Transportation Group ordered more than 1,000 fully electric transit buses and taxis from BYD Company Ltd. Nanjing Jiangnan Electric Taxi Ltd. The Nanjing announcement will create one of the world’s largest fleet of pure electric public transport vehicles and certainly the largest supplied by BYD to date.

2014 209

Transportation details of LA Mayor’s proposed Green New Deal

Green Car Congress

The LA Green New Deal seeks to “zero out” Los Angeles’ main sources of harmful emissions: buildings, transportation, electricity, and trash. LA’s carbon neutral pathway calls for deep reductions in GHG emissions from the transportation sector, affecting mobility, public transit and private vehicles. Electrify 10% of taxi fleet by 2022 and 100% by 2028. On Monday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released his version of a Green New Deal (LAGND).

2019 199

MIT CSAIL, Cornell study finds rides-sharing theoretically could cut taxi traffic in NYC by 75%

Green Car Congress

A new modeling study by a team from MIT CSAIL (Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory) and Cornell suggests that using ride-sharing from companies like Uber and Lyft theoretically could reduce the number of taxis on the road in New York City by 75% without significantly impacting travel time. The team also found that 95 percent of demand would be covered by just 2,000 ten-person vehicles, compared to the nearly 14,000 taxis that currently operate in New York City.

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City of Bogota, Columbia launches electric taxi pilot; part of C40-CCI EV Network

Green Car Congress

The City of Bogota, Colombia, has launched a pilot project to spur the use of electric vehicles in Bogota’s center-city taxi fleet. The first taxis are expected to be operational in the city in the next few months. Bogota’s electric vehicle taxi project is a significant achievement, which demonstrates, once again, the city’s clear commitment to transform its transportation sector.

2012 257

Ørsted and partners secure funding for H2RES project; offshore wind power to produce renewable hydrogen for road transport

Green Car Congress

The plant will use electricity from offshore wind turbines to produce renewable hydrogen for buses, trucks and potentially taxis. The daily hydrogen production is expected to total around 600kg, enough to power 20-30 buses, while also making testing its use in trucks and taxis possible.

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Mercedes-Benz UK offering discount to London taxi drivers purchasing a Vito Euro 5 taxi; age limits went into effect 1 Jan

Green Car Congress

Mercedes-Benz UK will offer a a £1,500 discount in April off the purchase price of a new Vito Euro 5 taxi in exchange for the driver agreeing to carry Mercedes-Benz advertising for 18 months. To help improve air quality in the capital, from 1 January 2012 no black cab over 15-years-old is being licensed by the Taxi and Private Hire Office. —John Mason, Transport for London’s Director of Taxi and Private Hire.

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Toyota begins testing optimized urban transport system

Green Car Congress

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC), in cooperation with the Toyota City municipal government, transportation companies and others, began testing of an optimized urban transportation system called “Ha:mo” (“harmonious mobility”). The system will select optimal means of transport for users based on the operational status of public transport systems and traffic conditions. Provision of “eco-points” based on park-and-ride facility and public transportation use.

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Juniper Research: taxi sector to lead self-driving market to >22M consumer vehicles on the road by 2025

Green Car Congress

The research suggests that driverless vehicles will have a disruptive impact on transportation around the world and will ultimately lead to millions of professional drivers being made redundant. Juniper predicts that city-based taxi services will be one of the key early adopters of driverless vehicles. New findings from Juniper Research project that the annual production of self-driving cars will reach 14.5

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Air Taxi Takes to the Sky(scrapers)

Cars That Think

transportation transportation/alternative-transportationVolocopter conducts maiden test flight in an urban environment and unveils first "VoloPort" in Singapore.

BYD signs MOU to discuss EV JV in Singapore; distributing eBUSes and e6 taxis

Green Car Congress

and its wholly owned subsidiary SMRT International Pte Ltd, a multi-modal transport service provider in Singapore, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BYD Company Limited to enter into discussions regarding the possibility of establishing a joint venture to distribute BYD’s eBUSes and e6 Taxis in Singapore. The BYD eBUS-12 and the e6 taxis both can travel up to 300 km (186 miles) with a single electric charge. SMRT Corporation Ltd.

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Better Place Launches Switchable-Battery Electric Taxi Project in Tokyo; Converted Crossovers with A123 Systems Packs

Green Car Congress

Electric taxi driving through Ginza in Tokyo. Better Place launched a 90-day switchable-battery electric taxi in Tokyo in partnership with the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry, and Nihon Kotsu, Tokyo’s largest taxi operator. Better Place worked on the design, engineering and conversion of the Nissan gasoline-powered, crossover utility vehicles, turning them into electric taxis with switchable batteries. Source: Better Place. Click to enlarge.

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