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Carpooling For Your Cargo

Roadie is a peer-to-peer shipping network which enables drivers to fill their empty back seats with their neighbor’s cargo. The platform plans...Read More

User Owned Carpool Platform Runs on Bitcoin Style Digital Tokens

La’Zooz is a decentralized, real time, lift-share platform, owned by its users and run on digital Zooz tokens. Its founders are hoping it is...Read More

App Finds the Right Transportation in Five Minutes

Shift is making urban transit straightforward, using an algorithm which knows the best vehicle for the user’s journey. For many, urban car...Read More

Unbridled Selection From Interactive Tables

The Neiman Marcus Innovation Lab (known as iLab) has launched their interactive retail table project in three of its major locations in Austin,...Read More

High-Tech Pen Enables Visitors to ‘Collect’ Design Objects

The recently reopened Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum in New York will be offering its patrons a delayed interactive experience –...Read More

Interactive “Coming Soon” Signs Let Users Shop from Unbuilt Stores

Kate Spade teamed up with The Science Project at the site of their upcoming store, making a shopable barricade to engage future customers. The...Read More

Turbines in Water Pipes Harvest Green Energy for the City

LucidPipes harvest renewable low-cost energy from the water flowing through gravity-fed pipes. The most effective way to harvest renewable energy is...Read More

Platform Lets Homeowners Donate Energy to Those Who Need It

In every community, there are those who can’t afford to heat their home in the winter, or even turn their lights on at night. Gridmates is a...Read More

Solar-Powered Biofuel Stove for Africa Could Save Lives

African Clean Energy has developed a biofuel stove to help combat the global problem of indoor cook-smoke, which is estimated to kill 4 million...Read More

Solar-Powered EV Charging Made Easy For Apartment Buildings

In San Francisco, Powertree Services enable apartments to offer EV charging and solar power at no extra cost to building owners. Previously, these...Read More

Swappable Electric Batteries Can Recharge Smartscooter in 6 Seconds

The Smartscooter is far from the first electric scooter on the market, but Taiwanese startup Gogoro is hoping to get the edge in the urban mobility...Read More

Retrofitted Lampposts Can Charge Electric Vehicles

Ubitricity’s mobile charging device will enable electricity providers to supply plug-in EV drivers with charging stations exactly where they...Read More

Temporary Tattoo Could Replace Pin-Prick Blood Tests For Diabetics

A simple, miniature tech device embedded on a temporary tattoo could provide a non-invasive alternative to diabetics’ daily blood tests. The...Read More

Gadget Library Rents Out Wearables

Lumoid is a US photographic equipment rental service which has recently expanded its ‘library’ to include wearables and drones –...Read More

Wearable Sensors Gamify Physical Therapy

The Valedo is the latest wearable healthcare offering to gamify exercise – this time, for back-pain sufferers. It is a Swiss invention,...Read More

Service Offers Luggage-Free Travel to Frequent Fliers

Singapore-based Packnada enables passengers to travel with only a passport, through a wardrobe storage service that delivers to their hotel every...Read More

Travel Without The Baggage

LugLess aims to alleviate many of travelers’ frequent frustrations, including overpriced baggage fees and lost bags, by providing secure...Read More

Regulars At Melbourne Hyatt Can Leave Belongings Behind

The Grand Hyatt Melbourne’s “Leave it at Hyatt” scheme enables visitors to safely store their belongings on site, ready for their...Read More

Smart Sticker Could Stop Your Car Being Towed Away

TowStop is a smart sticker that alerts car owners when a parking enforcer is about to tow their vehicle. Parking restrictions are clearly there for a...Read More

System Could Stop Parents Accidentally Leaving Their Child in the Car

Starfish is a sensor-based system that’s tackling car deaths by alerting drivers when they’ve left their baby behind. Developed by Studio...Read More

App Rewards Those Who Don’t Touch Their Phone While Driving

Romania’s SafeDrive wants to encourage good behavior by using a gamified points system that offers discounts on products and services when...Read More

Platform Lets Anyone Donate to Charity with a Tweet

Charitweet is facilitating small donations to any charity on Twitter through a quick tweet or RT. Sending money through the service is fairly easy....Read More

Snap Any Charity Logo to Instantly Donate

SnapDonate is letting people donate to any charity simply by scanning their logo whenever they see it. The app uses image recognition and a database...Read More

Device Enables Commuters to Donate to Charity with Spare Subway Credit

A UK designer has created Common Pence, a system that can take leftover change off London’s Oyster travel pass and give it to charity. The...Read More

Spot it, Tweet it, Drive it

To promote the new Volkswagen Polo in South Africa, the automaker and Ogilvy Cape Town together created a social on- and offline game called...Read More

Test Drive Inspiration

Marketers have increasingly been experimenting with Oculus Rift to create immersive consumer experiences. Lexus is among the latest brands to take...Read More

Full Virtual Reality Test Drive on Your Phone

Those interested in trying out the Volvo XC90 before it’s released next year can take a scenic virtual reality ride through the mountains via...Read More

Health Coaching App Lets Users Choose Between Gentle Encouragement and Drill Sergeant Rigor

Consumers can often have trouble sticking to dieting or exercise plans because they don’t have motivation that a coach can provide. Health app...Read More

Live Yoga Instruction Streamed Into The Home

Finland’s Yoogaia is enabling anyone with a webcam to join in yoga classes and receive guidance from the comfort of their own living room....Read More

App Blocks Timewasting Sites Until Users Do Some Exercise

Nudge Kick enables users to disable their favorite sites and apps until they’ve registered some exercise on their fitness tracker or checked in...Read More

Jeans that fit !

Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, Qcut creates perfectly-fitting pairs of jeans with just 5 measurements. Typical jeans come in set waist...Read More

Shoes that keep track of your kids !

Created in China, Budiu are a pair of kids’ sneakers that feature embedded GPS locators so parents know where they are. Each pair features a...Read More

Barber or hairstylist that comes to you !

Shortcut is an on-demand grooming service that comes to customers wherever they are. Users simply provide their name, number and e-mail address and...Read More

Spain is Trialling City Monitoring Using Sound

The EAR-IT project in Santander, Spain, is using acoustic sensors to measure the sounds of city streets and determine real time activity on the...Read More

Toyota Minivan Makes it Easier to Yell at Kids

The new Toyota Sienna will come with Driver Easy Speak, a system that amplifies parents’ voices, enabling them to be heard over kids’...Read More

Motorbike Helmet Add-on Enables Headphone-Free Listening

HEADWAY, from Germany-based startup Rockatoo, aims to replace motorcycle headphones with a device that turns any helmet into a loudspeaker. The...Read More

Smartphone-Controlled Coffee Maker Wakes You Up With The Perfect Brew

Arist is bringing customized, coffeeshop-quality beverages into the home. Although it looks like a standard espresso machine, the device can be...Read More

Smart Suitcase Could Be The End of Airport Headaches

Currently seeking funding through Indiegogo, Bluesmart is a truly intelligent suitcase with digital locking, location tracking, and self-weighing...Read More

Smart Conference Badge Aims to Replace Business Cards and Brochures

Loopd is a conference lanyard that tracks wearers’ movements, enabling them to review their interactions and access extra content. The Loopd...Read More

Teal Pumpkin Project for an Allergy-Friendly Halloween

For children with food allergies, Halloween usually means they receive far fewer treats than their friends. But this year, their luck may improve if...Read More

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  • Automakers Are Rethinking the Timetable for Fully Autonomous Cars May 17, 2019
    The popular notion of the go-anywhere, go-anytime, sleep-in-the-back autonomous car crumbled a bit in the last few weeks, as automakers admitted that the development of full self-driving technology is more difficult than expected. Questions about the technology’s future reached full public view in April, when Ford Motor Co. CEO Jim Hackett acknowledged what had already […]
  • Experts Have Doubts About Musk’s Robo-Taxi Plan May 17, 2019
    Elon Musk’s recently-announced plan to put a million robo-taxis on the road by 2020 is serious, but industry analysts this week questioned whether Tesla Inc. is capable of delivering a single fully-autonomous car, let alone a million, by then.  Musk, CEO of the upstart electric car manufacturer, outlined a plan in late April that would […]
  • Where Does PLM Fit in Digital Transformation? May 16, 2019
    Where does PLM fit in digital transformation? You might think that’s a strange question in view of all the talk about digital transformation. You may think that surely everybody knows the answer. I’m not so sure. For manufacturers, PLM has become a crutial part of the digital transformation. (Image source: Razorleaf) Let’s start with some […]