First Black History Tube Map Pays Tribute to Iconic Black Britons

For the first time, London’s tube map has been reconceived to pay tribute to legendary Black Britons throughout history. Pioneers—like the first known Black woman to serve in the Royal Navy and London’s first Black bus driver—populate the map, organized into themes that coincide with each of the 11 underground lines. The categories (Georgians, sports, arts, trailblazer, LGBTQ+, vanguard, medic, campaigner, performer, literary and culture) …

Cars Banned From San Francisco’s Busiest Street

In an effort to ease congestion, improve conditions for cyclists, and make way for publicly funded restorations of sidewalks, transit lines and streets, San Francisco officially banned the presence of cars (except some official vehicles) on the city’s busiest thoroughfare: Market Street. Following similar legislation passed in cities including Paris, Madrid and NYC, San Francisco formulated a $600 million plan to revitalize its current systems …

Autonomous Pods Will Transport Singaporeans by 2017

By 2017, citizens in Singapore will be able to commute by way of autonomous pods. Created in collaboration between driverless vehicle manufacturer 2getthere and the Singaporean transportation operator SMRT, the electric commuter cars will help transport up to 8,000 people per hour in one direction. There are 24 pods set to begin operation by the end of the year. Head to Mashable to watch them …