TRANS PORTATION curated News March 11th

AIRSHIPS - Why Do Airlines Keep the ‘Black Box’ Trapped on Planes?
Without access to the Malaysia Airlines flight’s data and voice recorders, investigators have little chance of learning what went wron .. ...
http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-10/malay


Bykes - Love it: Map + cargo bike in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is always leading the way in the bicycle world. Here's another example .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/bikes/map-cargo-bike-copenhagen.ht


CARS - 2014 Forbes Billionaires List: China's Richest Auto Entrepreneurs
China’s emergence as the world’s largest auto market has created business opportunity not only for global giants like GM and Ford;  scrappy, ambitious entrepreneurs are also earning fortunes and finding success. Here’s a list of the country’s five richest businesspeople from the industry as they are ranked on the new 2014 Forbes Billionaires List published this month .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/russellflannery/2014/03/10/2014-


CARS - 2015 Audi A3
Filed under: Sedan, Audi, First Drives, LuxuryThe five-door Audi A3 hatchback, on sale in the States since the 2006 model year, never earned the respect it deserved. Despite possessing the automaker's well-regarded build quality and a range of strong powerplants (including an excellent diesel option), the entry-level model always played second fiddle to the rest of the Audi lineup, suffering from less innovative technologies and fewer premium opt ...
2015 Audi A3
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/10/2015-audi-a3-review-first


CARS - Audi traffic light recognition could save 240 million gallons of fuel
Filed under: Emerging Technologies, MPG, AudiAny hypermiler will tell you that the way you drive your car has a huge impact on how much energy it uses. But these greenfoot drivers haven't had a car that's smart enough to tell them about the inner lives of traffic lights. That's what a prototype system in an Audi A6 Saloon that the German automaker recently tested in Las Vegas can do. Since the car can communicate with local traffic signals and is ...
Audi Online traffic light information system
http://green.autoblog.com/2014/03/10/audi-traffic-light-reco


CARS - Fold-up and one-seater cars are coming to a city near you
The electric car is being reborn as a cost-efficient vehicle perfect for short, one-person trips for delivery and home-care services – and if it takes off, cities will need new policies to deal with itA new car recently made an inconspicuous debut, not in Detroit but in Jena, Germany. With zero CO2 emissions and low energy consumption, the Colibri will be the greenest car on the market when it goes into commercial production this year, its makers ...
http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/blog/fold-up
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CARS - Is Cars.com Really a Great Place to Find a Vehicle?
Much, if not most, of its success has come from catering to auto dealers rather than consumer .. ...
http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-10/is-ca


CARS - It's Never Been Easier to Sell Six-Figure 'Supercars'
http://origin-www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-03-10/maker


CARS - Jaguar XK to cease production this summer
Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Plants/Manufacturing, Jaguar, LuxuryWith the introduction of the F-Type coupe and convertible, Jaguar has cleared room in its sports car lineup to drop the XK for new models. "There will be a 2015 model year XK, but the rumors are true, production for the XK will end later this year after eight years," said Wayne York Kung, Jaguar USA National Product Communications Manager, in an email to Autoblog. A replacement ...
Jaguar XKR-S GT
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/10/jaguar-xk-cease-productio


CARS - Jay Leno checks out Nissan IDx Nismo, spiritual successor to classic Datsun 510
Filed under: Concept Cars, Coupe, Performance, Videos, Nissan, Celebrities, SpecialtyJay Leno may not be spending his night behind the Tonight Show desk anymore, but he's clearly not done rolling precious metal into his garage, intent on putting it through its paces after a thorough investigation. The latest machine to meet Jay on his home turf is the Nissan IDx Nismo Concept that we first saw at the Tokyo Motor Show late last year.Leno already h ...
Nissan IDx Nismo with Jay Leno
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/10/jay-leno-nissan-idx-nismo


CARS - Next-gen Mercedes C63 AMG wagon nabbed
Filed under: Spy Photos, Performance, Wagon, Mercedes-BenzJust days after we caught the first glimpse of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG doing cold weather testing, here are some fresh images of its high-performance wagon sibling getting a workout. It has been a while since we've spotted Mercedes testing the C-Class T, but it's clear Affalterbach's version is getting an extra dose of aggressiveness.Power for the next C63 AMG is expe ...
Mercedes C63 AMG Wagon
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/10/mercedes-c63-amg-wagon-sp


CARS - Nissan bringing 'New Sedan Concept' to Beijing Motor Show
Filed under: Concept Cars, Sedan, China, Nissan, Beijing Motor ShowDuring the 2014 Detroit Auto Show, Nissan showed off its Sport Sedan Concept (pictured above), an orange creation meant to foreshadow the next generation of the brand's "Four-Door Sports Car," the Maxima. For the 2014 Beijing Motor Show, though, Nissan is going to deliver a Chinese take on a future four-door, with the New Sedan Concept (imaginative name, we know).Like the Nissan F ...
Nissan Sport Sedan Concept
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/10/nissan-new-sedan-concept-


CARS - Project CARS is looking better and better all the time
Filed under: Videos, Toys/GamesWe last told you about the open-source racing game Project CARS at the end of December, calling it the Mona Lisa of racing games. That post, which included some beautiful screencaps as well as a video showing the game in action, presented a wide breadth of cars and tracks in stunning detail. Now, we have another trailer, and if anything, the game looks even better.Available in ultra-high-def 1440p, this new trailer ...
Project CARS
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/10/project-cars-looking-bett


CARS - Rolls-Royce planning plug-in hybrid
Filed under: Hybrid, Sedan, Rolls-Royce, Electric, LuxuryRolls-Royce is not the first marque you'd think of when it comes to environmentally friendly transportation. Its cars are big - often the size of SUVs - and pack ginormous twelve-cylinder engines displacing over six and a half liters. Those upright Parthenon grilles can't be very aerodynamic, either. But the way the wind is blowing these days, Goodwood will have to get with the program soon ...
Rolls-Royce 102EX
http://www.autoblog.com/2014/03/10/rolls-royce-plug-in-hybri


CARS - Why these two Subarus are the most likely to go 200,000 miles
Consumer Reports has compiled a list of the top ten cars most likely to go 200,000 miles. It's not a surprise that two Subarus made the top ten list. All-new 2015 Legacy 2015 Legacy styling updates Legacy 25th anniversary 2015 Legacy cabin .. ...
These two Subarus are the most likely to go 200,000 miles
http://www.torquenews.com/1084/why-these-two-subarus-are-mos


CARS - William Clay Ford, Leader Of Ford Family, Dies
William Clay Ford, leader of the Ford family, died today at 88, according to a Ford Motor statement .. ...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/billkoenig/2014/03/09/william-cl


EVs - Electric Cars To Be Sold In The Bahamas
EASY Eco-Car, a division of EASY Car Sales located in Nassau, Bahamas will soon begin selling the Wheego LiFE electric vehicle, the first EV to be sold there. Cayman Automotive Leasing will be responsible for distribution of the vehicles. The Wheego LiFe is sourced from China, but the battery and drivetrain are both installed in Electric Cars To Be Sold In The Bahamas was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, jo ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/10/electric-cars-sold-baham


EVs - Key Electric Car Incentive On The Chopping Block — Act Now
I wrote approximately one month ago about a threat to one of Georgia’s key electric car incentives, which could throw a big roadblock into one of the hottest electric car markets in the US — Hotlanta (aka Atlanta). Unfortunately, the story has taken a turn for the worse. The Georgia House has passed a bill, Key Electric Car Incentive On The Chopping Block — Act Now was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/10/key-electric-car-incenti



EVs - Kickstart a coloring book about electric cars
An artist and an electric vehicle sales person are ready to answer all the questions you would have never dreamed of asking about EVs .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/kickstart-coloring-book-about


EVs - Nissan e-NV200 electric taxi to reduce at least one kind of smoke in Amsterdam
Taxi Electric is a green energy-fueled, zero-emissions taxi cab operator in Amsterdam, pledging to keep at least one kind of smoke out of the air in Northern Europe .. ...
Nissan e-NV200 Amsterdam
http://www.torquenews.com/1080/nissan-e-nv200-electric-taxi-


EVs - Tesla Driver Going From Coast To Coast To Coast, Snapping Awesome Pics
An owner of a Tesla Model S 60 is coming close to wrapping up a coast-to-coast-to-coast trip in the best mass-produced car on the planet. No “surprise” problems. No “range anxiety.” Nope. Just love for the wonderful Model S and a lot of driving. Oh yeah, and some awesome pictures. Ethan Weinstein tweeted me last week Tesla Driver Going From Coast To Coast To Coast, Snapping Awesome Pics was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more fro ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/10/tesla-driver-going-coast


EVs - Tesla Model E rendered
Tesla is focusing most of its attention right now on developing the Model X and bringing the Model S to European and Chinese markets. But most of us Tesla fans are most eager to see more details on the Model E, even if that means pretend details .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/cars/tesla-model-e-rendered.htm



PUBLIC - Americans Took A Record 10.7 Billion Public Transit Trips In 2013
Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transit in 2013, a record high with increases in all transit modes, and the most in one year since Americans Took A Record 10.7 Billion Public Transit Trips In 2013 was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 other subscribers: RSS | Facebook | Twitter .. ...
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/10/americans-took-record-10


PUBLIC - City of Dalian Places Order for 1,200 BYD Electric Buses
DALIAN, PRC: 1200 zero-emission, electric buses made by BYD Company Ltd will soon hit the streets of China’s “Bright Northern Pearl”, Dalian. Dalian’s municipal government has signed a cooperative agreement with global electric vehicle and battery leader, BYD. The agreement stipulates the purchase of 600 BYD electric buses in 2014 and another 600 in 2015, totaling 1200 units. BYD […]The post City of Dalian Places Order for 1,200 BYD Electric Buse ...
http://evnewsreport.com/city-dalian-places-order-1200-byd-el


TRANSPORT - 10.7 Billion trips taken on transit in America last year, the most since 1956
Marilyn Monroe made Bus Stop the last time taking transit was so popular .. ...
http://www.treehugger.com/public-transportation/107-billion-