Deutsche Bahn & Siemens Mobility developing green hydrogen powered train engines

In a significant development, Deutsche Bahn and Siemens Mobility have started developing hydrogen-powered fuel cell trains as well as filling station; trials for the same will commence in 2024. In time these will replace diesel powered train engines on Germany’s local rail networks. A prototype, which will be built by Siemens, will be based on…

Virgin Hyperloop completes world’s first passenger ride trial on super high speed levitating pod system

In a significant development, in a statement Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop said, it has completed the world’s first passenger ride on a super high-speed levitating pod system. The development marks the passing of a key safety test in this next generation transportation technology which will transform human and cargo transportation in the coming future. In…

Shipping industry making strides towards green hydrogen to meet UN carbon emission goals

In a significant development, for the very first time, developers across the globe are testing the usage of hydrogen to power ships. The development comes as the maritime industry races to find technologies to slash carbon emissions; there is also a growing confidence that LNG can be used safely commercially. The United Nations has set…

Large U.S. airlines revise 2020 forecasts, slash costs and flights

On Tuesday, leading U.S. airlines including Delta and American announced the suspension of their 2020 financial forecasts and took strong measures to further boost their capabilities to fight the economic impact of China’s coronavirus United announced a capital raising event and reported a first-quarter loss. The coronavirus pandemic has deeply impacted the tourism sector and…

Lessor BBAM adds 3 Boeing 737-800 freighters to service air cargo market

On Tuesday, Boeing Co stated, BBAM, a lessor, had ordered three 737-800 converted freighters to service the growing e-commerce market and the express sectors of the air cargo market. The planes, which will be converted, will come from BBAM’s existing fleet. “This agreement shows how we can serve our customers by delivering efficient and reliable…

Shipping industry proposes $5 billion fund to develop cleaner technology

With 90% of the world’s trade being transported by sea, the Global shipping industry contributes around 2.2% of the world’s CO2 emissions. In order to cut down emission levels, shipping associations have proposed creating a research fund. They have already raised $5 billion to develop technology to help the sector comply with U.N. emission targets.…

Toyota plans on releasing self-driving level 2 vehicles in 2020

In a statement, Toyota Motor Corp disclosed, its automated driving R&D unit plans on deploying advanced self-driving capabilities in mobility service vehicles before it does so in personal-use vehicles. “‘Level 4’ (driving capabilities) is really what we’re striving for to first appear in mobility as a service,” said James Kuffner, CEO of Toyota Research Institute-Advanced…