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By Nicolas Parasie DUBAI—Transportation authorities here in the largest city in the United Arab Emirates are working on a novel solution for businesspeople stuck in traffic jams: flying, driverless drone taxis that will swoop in and swiftly take them to their destinations. Dubai is looking at approving use of an autonomous drone that will carry one passenger short distances. The battery-powered flying taxi—built by...
By John Brandon   How big is this one going to be? I'm guessing it will weigh 32,000 pounds, haul enough cargo to build part of a house, and glide silently down the road. The only sound you'll hear is the horn blasting. That's right, Elon Musk just dropped the news that Tesla is working on an electric semi-trailer that could radically overhaul the over-the-road transportation industry. There are scant details,...
The logistics company’s new Saturday delivery service is expected to create 6,000 jobs by 2018—with 4,000 of those to open up this year. Lily Martis     How’s your job search trucking along? Does it feel like it’s stuck in transit? Good thing UPS is here to get your job search moving—and the company’s recent announcement could expedite the process. UPS is...
Written by Robert Fucci You enjoy spending your days or nights behind the wheel. You consider yourself a people person and are a safe driver. This transportation sector is growing rapidly. Some taxi drivers earn up to $65,000 annually. The industry is projected to be among the fastest growing into the next decade. Find out more about this career below. Daily responsibilities Simply put, taxi drivers transport...
Written by: Jon Simmons What do Google, Xerox and Photoshop all have in common? Answer: They’re all brands that became so wildly popular that we now use them as verbs. You can now add Uber—and increasingly, Lyft—to that list. Today, about 160,000 Uber drivers serve over 8 million users in order to earn extra cash or grow their own businesses. Lyft drivers total over 100,000 people , and the number is growing....
Written by Robert Fucci Employees in the trucking industry are aging, meaning more jobs in the sector will need to be filled soo. According to a government report released this week, 4.6 million workers will need to be hired and trained in the industry due to growth, retirement and turnover through 2022. The report—a combined project from the U.S. Department of Labor, Department of Education and Department of...
It’s Pantone’s 2017 Color of the Year by Jordan Golson      @jlgolson Mar 17, 2017, 2:24pm EDT     If you’re the type of person who buys an electric car to show how “green” you are, this may be the electric car for you. It’s the 2018 Ford Focus Electric , and it’s available in a new color: “outrageous green metallic.” It may be the greenest...
Playing the numbers game by Tamara Warren    @tamaratam Mar 19, 2017, 3:00pm EDT     The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is coming in 23 days to the New York auto show. What’s fueling interest in this two-door muscle car variant is the guessing game: How powerful is it? The Demon is the latest strike in the white-hot contested horsepower wars. The battle to go fast is fueled by an online...
David Pescovitz / 8:54 am Mon Jan 30, 2017 Masaya Nakamura, the founder of Nakamura Amusement Machine Manufacturing Company (Namco) who unleashed Pac-Man fever on Japan and the United States, has died at age 91. Under his leadership, Namco built its business on Galaxian (1979) and Pac-Man (1980) and later console games like Ridge Racer (1983) and Tekken (1994). In 2007, the Japanese government honored Nakamura with an "Order of the...
By DIANE CARDWELL JAN. 30, 2017 Just off a freeway in Southern California, 396 refrigerator-size stacks of Tesla batteries, encased in white metal, have been hastily erected with a new mission: to suck up electricity from the grid during the day and feed it back into the system as needed, especially in the evening. The installation, capable of powering roughly 15,000 homes over four hours, is part of an emergency response to...