All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘transportation’

MTA Transit Employees Have Their Personal Info Exposed In Data Breach

Around 15,000 current and former workers of the New York City Transit Authority have their Social Security number and other personal data exposed after the information was found on a CD, which was still inside a refurbished CD-ROM drive. The Associated Press further reported that the information was discovered when the buyer of the reworked CD drive saw the disc, …

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Maruti Celerio Plans to Up Indian Car Sales

In America, a car with an automatic transmission is no big deal. A lot of us can’t even drive a car with a manual shift, and we’ll do okay in life despite that. In India, however, the case is virtually the opposite. According to Wall Street Journal, only 1% of passenger vehicles sold in India have automatic transmissions. The reason …

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Hyperloop Immediately Gains Support On Reddit

On Monday evening, Elon Musk revealed his proposal for the Hyperloop to the world. The transportation system would turn a five hour car ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco into a 30 minute ride in a tube. Despite being the one who drafted the proposal, Musk is skeptical on a number of fronts. That’s why some Redditors are charging …

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Here’s Why The Hyperloop Would Withstand An Earthquake (At Least In Theory)

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop proposal takes the system’s susceptibility (or hopefully non-susceptibility) to earthquakes very seriously. The subject is brought up numerous times within the 57-page document. The proposal actually details what would happen in a number of emergency situations, but indicates the Hyperloop would be built to withstand an earthquake with “the necessary flexibility” and tube alignment. “A ground based …

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Your Hyperloop Ride Will Include Beautiful Scenery And Your Own Personal Entertainment System

As you’ve no doubt heard, Elon Musk revealed his plans for the Hyperloop transportation system on Monday. You might be wondering what it would be like to ride in it. While it’s hard to say for sure without it actually existing, Musk tries to give us an idea in a large PDF document with all the details about its plans. …

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Hyperloop: Here’s How An Emergency Situation Would Play Out

On Monday, Elon Musk unveiled his detailed plans for the long-anticipated Hyperloop project, a futuristic transportation system that would make a trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles just over a half an hour long (here’s the initial proposed route). Musk revealed the details of the project in a 57-page PDF document. WIthin that is a section about onboard passenger …

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Titanic II Interior Design Revealed [Video]

In case you haven’t heard, they’re making a Titanic II. Not a sequel to the James Cameron movie, but a sequel to the actual ship. The project was announced last April by Australian tycoon Clive Palmer, as the flagship of Blue Star Line, his cruise company. The plan is for it to launch in 2016. The ship’s blueprint has now …

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Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Wants Nationwide Ban On Cellphone Use While Driving

In today’s installment of the “good luck with that” files, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has come out in favor of an all-out ban of the use of cellphones while driving. This would prohibit anyone from using their device for any reason – calls, texting, Facebooking – while driving on a road in the United States. This call came …

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Google Maps Now Shows Best Time-Saving Travel Method For Your Trip

Taxi or subway? Start the car or hug the bike lane? It’s not exactly planes, trains, and automobiles, but there’s a lot of different ways to get you to the same place, all of which might take longer or shorter depending on the current traffic conditions of your chosen method of travel. Google Maps announced today a potential salve for …

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No Hands-Free Devices For Drivers Idea Fails To Win Public Support

There are plenty of things that a driver can do to distract him/herself to a dangerous degree – texting, disciplining children, drinking beer, eating a meatball sub, etc. And while most people can agree that first thing on that list, texting, is a pretty unsafe rush hour activity, Americans are unsure about new regulations proposed by the National Transportation Safety …

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