Every week we’ll share a selection of the most recent news that grab our attention. Here are our favorite picks of the week:
CityLab – Laura Bliss
By 2030, almost 20 percent of Americans will be 65 or older. This population needs a better public transit to enjoy a healthier and safer urban life. Indeed, an improved public transit will prevent social isolation and will make it easier for them to access medical care. Microtransit appears to be the smartest, most efficient and most personalized mobility solution for the aging population.
Readwrite – Justin Bean
The enormous amount of data analyzed and extracted by smart cities enable them to find new ways to innovate and improve citizens’ life. As cities develop new ways to make sense of data, smart technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence or machine learning are now ready to tackle the most pressing social challenges: homelessness, transportation and public safety.
Wired – Alex Davies
Hyperloop One as successfully tested its XP-1 passenger pod, reaching a speed of up to 192 mph. Hyperloop One intends to push its pods at speeds closer to 750 mph but the company is already demonstrating its strength by building resilient prototypes. “This is the dawn of the age of commercialization for the hyperloop,” says Shervin Pishevar, Hyperloop One’s executive chairman and cofounder.
Futurism – Kristin Houser
A growing number of automakers are developing vehicles that can interact with their environments and passengers. Ari Teman, inventor, designer and technologist is exploring the different ways vehicles will interact with humans. According to him, biometrics which is “the ability for a vehicle, an environment, or a service to recognize who you are and how you are,” is one of the biggest developments in transportation in recent years.