Now the Courts Will Decide Whether Uber Drivers Are Employees

When the clock struck midnight on January 1, California’s controversial Assembly Bill 5 went into effect. The bill, already the subject of sturm, drang, and a $110 million campaign for a state ballot...

Segway unveils S-Pod personal transport for scooter skeptics

For those of us who aren’t adventurous enough to ride scooters, Segway has come up with something new: the personal transportation pod. The well-known self-balancing personal transport brand (owned by Chinese company Segway-Ninebot since...

Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle is an egg-shaped wheelchair

Segway’s newest self-balancing vehicle won’t require you to stand up. Dubbed the S-Pod, the new egg-shaped two-wheeler from Segway-Ninebot is meant to let people sit while they effortlessly cruise around campuses,...

Segway-Ninebot unveils an electric kick scooter with cruise control

Segway-Ninebot has unveiled a handful of new electric kick scooters ahead of next week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, including one that the company claims is the “most compact,...

Segway’s S-Pod Brings the Hoverchairs From ‘WALL-E’ to Life

In Pixar’s 2008 movie WALL-E, which is set in the 29th century, our adorable, eponymous robot hero travels to the massive luxury space cruiser the Axiom. When he arrives, he finds that all...

Tesla sold more cars in 2019 than in the previous two years combined

Tesla sold 367,500 cars in 2019, a new record for the company, according to figures published to its website early on Friday morning. While that’s on the low end of the...

RadRunner electric utility bike review: my daily driver

When Rad Power Bikes first released its RadRunner electric utility bike last August, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I had just reviewed the company’s cargo bike...

TriEye partners with Porsche to put infrared sensors in ADAS and self-driving systems

Short-wave infrared imaging sensors (SWIRs) could prove invaluable for automakers working on autonomous vehicles. Unlike lidar and radar sensors, which are susceptible to certain forms of interference, they’re able to capture crystal-clear frames...

Cities Struggle to Boost Ridership With ‘Uber for Transit’ Schemes

Since September, commuters using Shanghai’s Number 9 bus route have had a new way of catching a ride. Rather than stand at a designated stop, they open a smartphone app and book a...

Cities Race to Slow Climate Change—and Improve Life for All

Looking back on it, 2019 was the year the “climate emergency” was declared, and while many countries have responded to the call, the movement to put out the fire has, in many ways,...

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