Automotive

Officials: Boom aims to build supersonic jets in N. Carolina

A Colorado-based aviation company wants to build a plant for next-generation supersonic passenger jets at a North Carolina airport, government officials said Wednesday as local and state boards approved hefty financial incentives ...

Business

Boeing deliveries rose in 2021 but still lag Airbus

Boeing delivered more than twice as many commercial planes in 2021 as the year earlier, but still lagged its archrival Airbus in the closely-watched industry benchmark, according to figures released Tuesday.

Engineering

Transit inequity increased during pandemic

For many essential workers, public transit provides a vital connection to their workplace in a world otherwise on lockdown. Yet the risk of infection for these workers, who are more likely to be from a low income or ethnic ...

Computer Sciences

Transport simulation: Ridesharing pushes the mobility transition

"Our simulations based on surveys and many other data reveal that mobility transition will be possible when attractive alternatives to the private car are provided and stricter regulations for motorized individual transport ...

Other

Most commercial planes could accommodate personal wheelchairs

Many U.S. passenger airplanes could accommodate personal powered wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs often customized to the user, according to a report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. ...

Business

Thanksgiving air travel to rebound to 2019 levels, TSA says

The number of airline passengers traveling for Thanksgiving this year is expected to rebound to pre-coronavirus pandemic levels, but the Transportation Security Administration says it is ready to handle the surge.

Business

US sues Uber over 'wait fee' for disabled passengers

US authorities argued in a lawsuit Wednesday that ride-share firm Uber violated civil rights protections by imposing "wait" fees on disabled passengers who needed extra time to board a vehicle.

Energy & Green Tech

ESA acts to make air travel greener

Air passengers will soon be able to cut their carbon footprint when traveling on flights that are routed using satellites.

Automotive

Germany unveils first self-driving train

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industrial group Siemens on Monday unveiled the world's first automated, driverless train in the city of Hamburg, billing it as more punctual and energy efficient than traditional trains.

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