The EHang Autonomous Passenger Drone Has Begun Testing

A self-piloting passenger drone called the EHang 184 drone, which was initially unveiled at CES, has announced plans to begin testing in the state of Nevada. The pod-like aerial vehicle has the potential to autonomously transport a single person up to 10 miles away—all the passenger needs to do is set a destination point through an app and sit back. EHang is currently working the …

Test Ride: Hoverboard Technologies’ Hoverboard

Riding around on the latest self-balancing, one-wheeled wonder

The market for rechargeable rides seems to be booming as of late, especially in the self-balancing skateboard sector where new options pop up every month or so. We’ve previously covered the Onewheel, which—like its name suggests—is a board that balances itself around a wide, central tire and provides forward or backward propulsion through a gyroscopic motor. A new entrant in the category, Hoverboard Technologies, offers …

Rechargeable Electric Wheels

Futuristic scooters, two-wheelers and even a foldable bike for an upgraded commute

Glide through traffic without spewing any fumes, thanks to the plethora of e-wheels that are becoming available—though laws around the world are huffing and puffing to keep up. Below are new iterations of two-wheeled personal vehicles that are changing stereotypes. Novelty toys no more, these electric machines hint at the future of mobility and urban commuting, which looks to be efficient and intelligent—without losing any …

Rolling into the Future on Onewheel

A self-balancing electric board that can be tailored for specific riders and road conditions

Now that 2015—the year that “Back to the Future” predicted hoverboards would hit the streets—is upon us, Future Motion Inc. has brought the dream of the space-age mode of transportation a little closer with Onewheel. A self-balancing electric board that relies on a single motor-propelled inflatable go-cart wheel for motion, Onewheel borrows from both skateboarding and snowboarding for a totally unique riding experience that’s thrilling …

California Rail Breaks Ground

The California high-speed bullet train that would connect San Francisco and Los Angeles will finally break ground this week after years of delays. While the estimated $68 billion project is still shrouded in uncertainty, and many of the legal and financial pieces of the massive undertaking are still being assembled, the project will soon begin construction on its first 29 miles in order to meet …