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Added 9 August, 2019

British Airways has signed up for ViewTags, reusable electronic baggage tags that flyers attach to their luggage before getting to the airport. Qatar Airways was the first to test the technology last year. ViewTag has been approved by the International Air Transport Association and features radio frequency identification (RFID) technology,...

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Added 5 August, 2019

The war on single-use-plastics is heating up as San Francisco International Airport (SFO) has decided to ban them. The new rule will apply to airport restaurants, cafes and vending machines. Travelers who need plain water will have to buy refillable aluminum or glass bottles if they don’t bring their own. As a department of San Francisco’s...

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Added 24 July, 2019

EasyMile’s EZ10 self-driving shuttle buses have already been trialled in Singapore, California, Switzerland, and Finland. Now, one has also entered use in what is being called regional Australia’s first automated vehicle trial. The EZ10 is being utilized in the government of New South Wales’ BusBot program, which is taking place in that state’s...

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Added 23 July, 2019

The traditional method of buying spare parts from mechanics is slowly changing as more and more people are getting spare parts themselves online. In the United States, online sales of new auto parts and accessories will grow about 16% and reach $12.3 billion this year, according to an analysis conducted by Hedges & Co., an automotive...

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Added 16 July, 2019

DFW International Airport is now the temporary home to the first system of baggage-handling robots, known as FLEET. When the baggage robots are in action, passengers take their luggage to self-bag drops, which deposit their luggage onto one of the new robots, which then deliver bags to the baggage belt. This system, which was developed by the...

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Added 10 July, 2019

Google’s former self-driving venture that is now a business under Alphabet, has been given permission by California regulators to transport passengers in its robotaxis. The approval is a milestone for the company as it begins to ramp up toward a commercial service. The approval from CPUC allows companies to test self-driving vehicles in the...

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Added 8 July, 2019

Adaptive cruise control systems work well on highways. Once you get into town, though, they're less helpful -- and a lot of that has to do with traffic lights. Current systems don't recognize them, resulting in drivers running a red, putting themselves and everyone else on the road in danger. Also, the authorities frown on that sort of behavior...

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Added 6 July, 2019

In densely packed cities, people don't always want or need a car, so offering bikes as a sustainable and healthy alternative makes sense. Lyft has expanded beyond traditional rideshare and into other areas like car rentals and transport to and from events. Now, it is updating its app to provide bike-sharing services in the Washington, DC area...

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Added 4 July, 2019

Construction of the Beijing Daxing International Airport was completed as scheduled on Sunday, and preparations have started for the operation of what is expected to be one of the world's busiest air traffic hubs. In the first half of this year, projects including the airport's main construction, air traffic control and aviation oil facilities...

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Added 30 June, 2019

Whether you’re a wellness traveler seeking a luxury experience — such as a celebrity-hosted summit or an exclusive spa getaway — or seeking the ultimate eco-adventure, worry not: There’s now a trip for you. More affluent travelers are looking to spend their cash on trips centered around their physical and mental well-being, like high-end...