TRANS PORTATION curated News November 29th

AIRSHIPS - Solar Impulse Holds 8 FAI Records, Category-Solar Aviation
Originally published on 1Sun4All.While the Across America mission is well behind us and we are working on finishing the second prototype airplane HB SIB and preparing for the 2015 Around-the-World flights, there are still a few successes coming out of our American adventure, writes Gregory Blatt for Solar Impulse. The following is courtesy of Solar Impulse:More Than Just A New RecordSolar Impulse: An idea born in Switzerland
Solar Impulse
http://cleantechnica.com/2013/11/29/solar-impulse-holds-8-fa


Bykes - Australia: Change to bicycle helmet laws could be a fatal mistake
Road safety researchers said a Queensland Parliament Committee Report recommendation letting adults off the hook from wearing bike helmets could result in a spike of potentially fatal head injuries
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-11-australia-bicycle-helm


CARS - 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid puts up huge numbers
The 2014 Toyota Highlander will mark the company’s third generation of hybrids in its popular family crossover. 2014 Toyota Highlander Side View 2014 Toyota Highlander Front View 2014 Toyota Highlander Interior and Dash 2014 Toyota Highlander Third Row ...
2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
http://www.torquenews.com/1083/2014-toyota-highlander-hybrid


CARS - Black Friday For Luxury Cars, 2013 Edition
It’s Black Friday for luxury cars once again, as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and others roll out special deals for December, usually the biggest-selling month in the year for the luxury segment .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimhenry/2013/11/29/black-friday


CARS - Ford Foolishly Snubs Nurburgring Lap Time Importance
The folks at the enthusiast forum SVTPerformnce.com were the ones responsible for publishing the video of the 2013 .. ...
http://www.torquenews.com/106/ford-foolishly-snubs-nurburgri


CARS - Is Subaru dreaming up a BRZ Shooting Brake?
Subaru has unveiled the new Cross Sport Design Concept. Could it really be a forerunner of a future BRZ Shooting Brake .. ...
Subaru Cross Sport Design Concept BRZ Shooting Brake?
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-dreaming-brz-shooting-


CARS - Subaru celebrates 1 millionth Forester sold in the United States
The Subaru Forester has reached a big milestone in its first 15 years here in the U.S. market. Subaru has announced they have recently sold their 1 millionth Subaru Forester in the U.S. market .. ...
2014 Subaru Forester
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-celebrates-1-millionth


CARS - The Tron-like Toyota FV2 Concept Car Isn't As Farfetched As It Sounds
With the FV2 concept, Toyota envisions a future where cars and drivers share an emotional connection .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewdepaula/2013/11/29/the-tr


EVs - Electric Vehicles: Mobile Agents of the Grid Edge
Electric vehicles are the mobile agent of the grid edge. The interest in decoupling transportation from fossil fuel consumption is primarily driven by environmental and economic motives, but grid-edge considerations focus on the system benefits of a large EV fleet. Instead of creating additional peaks by simultaneous charging of large numbers of vehicles, electric cars could make use of excess wind power at night, serve as mobile storage devices ...
http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-vehicle


EVs - Will electricity save the car?
Cars defined the 20th century … [They] shaped the wars that were fought, the way cities developed and how people and goods were moved around … [As] we look to alternative technologies to fuel more than a billion cars and trucks on the world's roads, the most efficient transport solutions are more likely to re-power these vehicles rather than replace them.—Sparking an Electric Vehicle Debate in Australia, by the Energy Supply Association
http://phys.org/news/2013-11-electricity-car.htm


TRAINS - Hydrogen could save regional railways
There is increasing talk of electrification of the UK's railway network. But electrification is an expensive business, requiring much new hardware including masts, wiring, substations and so on. Such an investment can be justified for heavily used lines such as urban metro systems and inter-city routes, but not on less used lines such as regional routes. Railways will continue to need an energy supply system that does not rely on electrification
http://phys.org/news/2013-11-hydrogen-regional-railways.htm


AIRSHIPS - Solar Impulse Holds 8 FAI Records, Category-Solar Aviation

Originally published on 1Sun4All.While the Across America mission is well behind us and we are working on finishing the second prototype airplane HB SIB and preparing for the 2015 Around-the-World flights, there are still a few successes coming out of our American adventure, writes Gregory Blatt for Solar Impulse. The following is courtesy of Solar Impulse:More Than Just A New RecordSolar Impulse: An idea born in Switzerland | © Solar Impul ...

Solar Impulse

http://cleantechnica.com/2013/11/29/solar-impulse-holds-8-fai-records-

Bykes - Australia: Change to bicycle helmet laws could be a fatal mistake

Road safety researchers said a Queensland Parliament Committee Report recommendation letting adults off the hook from wearing bike helmets could result in a spike of potentially fatal head injuries ...

http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-11-australia-bicycle-helmet-laws-fa

CARS - 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid puts up huge numbers

The 2014 Toyota Highlander will mark the company’s third generation of hybrids in its popular family crossover. 2014 Toyota Highlander Side View 2014 Toyota Highlander Front View 2014 Toyota Highlander Interior and Dash 2014 Toyota Highlander Third Row ...

2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

http://www.torquenews.com/1083/2014-toyota-highlander-hybrid-puts-huge

CARS - Black Friday For Luxury Cars, 2013 Edition

It’s Black Friday for luxury cars once again, as Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz and others roll out special deals for December, usually the biggest-selling month in the year for the luxury segment ...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jimhenry/2013/11/29/black-friday-for-luxur

CARS - Ford Foolishly Snubs Nurburgring Lap Time Importance

The folks at the enthusiast forum SVTPerformnce.com were the ones responsible for publishing the video of the 2013 ...

http://www.torquenews.com/106/ford-foolishly-snubs-nurburgring-lap-tim

CARS - Is Subaru dreaming up a BRZ Shooting Brake?

Subaru has unveiled the new Cross Sport Design Concept. Could it really be a forerunner of a future BRZ Shooting Brake ...

Subaru Cross Sport Design Concept BRZ Shooting Brake?

http://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-dreaming-brz-shooting-brak

CARS - Subaru celebrates 1 millionth Forester sold in the United States

The Subaru Forester has reached a big milestone in its first 15 years here in the U.S. market. Subaru has announced they have recently sold their 1 millionth Subaru Forester in the U.S. market ...

2014 Subaru Forester

http://www.torquenews.com/1084/subaru-celebrates-1-millionth-forester-

CARS - The Tron-like Toyota FV2 Concept Car Isn't As Farfetched As It Sounds

With the FV2 concept, Toyota envisions a future where cars and drivers share an emotional connection ...

http://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewdepaula/2013/11/29/the-tron-like-to

EVs - Electric Vehicles: Mobile Agents of the Grid Edge

Electric vehicles are the mobile agent of the grid edge. The interest in decoupling transportation from fossil fuel consumption is primarily driven by environmental and economic motives, but grid-edge considerations focus on the system benefits of a large EV fleet. Instead of creating additional peaks by simultaneous charging of large numbers of vehicles, electric cars could make use of excess wind power at night, serve as mobile storage devices ...

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/electric-vehicles-mobile-a

EVs - Will electricity save the car?

Cars defined the 20th century … [They] shaped the wars that were fought, the way cities developed and how people and goods were moved around … [As] we look to alternative technologies to fuel more than a billion cars and trucks on the world's roads, the most efficient transport solutions are more likely to re-power these vehicles rather than replace them.—Sparking an Electric Vehicle Debate in Australia, by the Energy Supply Association of Austra ...

http://phys.org/news/2013-11-electricity-car.htm

TRAINS - Hydrogen could save regional railways

There is increasing talk of electrification of the UK's railway network. But electrification is an expensive business, requiring much new hardware including masts, wiring, substations and so on. Such an investment can be justified for heavily used lines such as urban metro systems and inter-city routes, but not on less used lines such as regional routes. Railways will continue to need an energy supply system that does not rely on electrification ...

http://phys.org/news/2013-11-hydrogen-regional-railways.htm

TRANS PORTATION curated News November 27th

AIRSHIPS - The Switch: Thank an air traffic controller today
Two-and-a-half million people are going to try to fly someplace Wednesday. If you're one of those poor souls, you may be itching to strangle someone by the time you collapse into your shoe box of a seat. But, realistically? Our headaches as passengers — flight delays, long lines at security — mostly get sorted out before we board the plane.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/post/thank-an


AIRSHIPS - Why don't airlines just add more flights at the holidays?

http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/why-dont-airlines-just-add-mor


Bykes - Fancy some bike gear? Here are 7 items we love
We take a test ride in an online "crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods", searching for presents for cyclists .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/gift-guides/fancy-some-bike-gear.h


CARS - 2014 Mazda3 Shines as a Driver's Car
2014 Mazda3 has richer looks, good fuel mileage plus driving dynamic .. ...
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/2014-mazda3-shines-driver


CARS - Video: Tesla Discusses Why Owners Needn’t Worry About Winter
While rumor has it Tesla is working on an all-wheel drive version of the Model S, for now owners are saddled with a powerful rear-wheel drive luxury sedan with months of bad weather to look forward to. To assuage fears, Tesla has released this video highlighting some of the Model S features designed specifically to handle cold weather and snowy roads.Tesla’s Chris Porritt discusses a few of the features that set the Model S apart, like a warm-up ...
model-s-winter
http://gas2.org/2013/11/27/video-tesla-discusses-owners-need


EVs - Over 2,400 Ford Focus Electrics Recalled
While electric cars like the Nissan Leaf and even the Fiat 500e are regularly making the news, one EV we haven’t heard much from is the Ford Focus Electric. Unfortunately the latest news on the electric Ford isn’t good, as a powertrain software fault requires the recall of approximately 2,456 Focus Electrics out of less than 3,000 built and sold.So far, the Blue Oval has built about 2,911 Focus Electrics since it went on sale in late 2011, despit ...
focus-electric-1
http://gas2.org/2013/11/27/over-2400-ford-focus-electrics-re


TRAFFIC - 6 tips for surviving your holiday road trip
According to the American Automobile Association, 39 million people are hitting the road for Thanksgiving, and the winter storm affecting much of the nation could make a mess of things for many of them. That three-hour car trip could turn into a six-hour drive .. ...
http://www.today.com/news/how-survive-your-holiday-road-trip


TRAFFIC - The New Old Age Blog: Paratransit: Stuck in the Slow Lane
Transportation options for seniors are not keeping pace with demand .. ...
http://newoldage.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/paratransit-st


AIRSHIPS - The Switch: Thank an air traffic controller today

Two-and-a-half million people are going to try to fly someplace Wednesday. If you're one of those poor souls, you may be itching to strangle someone by the time you collapse into your shoe box of a seat. But, realistically? Our headaches as passengers — flight delays, long lines at security — mostly get sorted out before we board the plane. Read full article >> ...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/post/thank-an-air-traff

AIRSHIPS - Why don't airlines just add more flights at the holidays?

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http://www.nbcnews.com/travel/why-dont-airlines-just-add-more-flights-

Bykes - Fancy some bike gear? Here are 7 items we love

We take a test ride in an online "crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods", searching for presents for cyclists ...

http://www.treehugger.com/gift-guides/fancy-some-bike-gear.htm

CARS - 2014 Mazda3 Shines as a Driver's Car

2014 Mazda3 has richer looks, good fuel mileage plus driving dynamic ...

http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/2014-mazda3-shines-drivers-car-2102

CARS - Video: Tesla Discusses Why Owners Needn’t Worry About Winter

While rumor has it Tesla is working on an all-wheel drive version of the Model S, for now owners are saddled with a powerful rear-wheel drive luxury sedan with months of bad weather to look forward to. To assuage fears, Tesla has released this video highlighting some of the Model S features designed specifically to handle cold weather and snowy roads.Tesla’s Chris Porritt discusses a few of the features that set the Model S apart, like a warm-up ...

model-s-winter

http://gas2.org/2013/11/27/video-tesla-discusses-owners-neednt-worry-w