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Top 25 Transportation Innovations in May

From Silent Taxi Services to Airless Bicycle Tires

— May 28, 2017 — Autos
Silent taxi ride services, airline beds designed by mattress companies and airless bicycle tires are a few of the new and notable May 2017 transportation innovations, all of which put a great emphasis on improving comfort throughout a journey.

Alongside innovative eco-friendly, ultra-aerodynamic and autonomous long-haul trucks that are designed to deliver goods in large quantities, companies are turning to small-scale delivery trikes and rovers within urban environments. Some examples of this can be seen from innovators like Urban Arrow and Einride, as well as several food delivery services that are now employing robotic delivery assistants in cities. Alongside prioritizing comfort, these emerging transportation concepts also put a premium on convenience and automation of simple tasks.
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Public Autonomous Van Tests
Public Autonomous Van Tests
Waymo Early Riders Lets Ordinary People Test Self-driving Cars
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Car Delivery Websites
Car Delivery Websites
Deliver My Ride Offers Online Car Purchasing and Leasing
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23
Hybrid Electric Police Cars
Hybrid Electric Police Cars
The Ford Police Responder Hybrid Sedan is an Eco-Friendly Cruiser
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22
Roady-Ready Self-Driving Cars
Roady-Ready Self-Driving Cars
GM's 'Super Cruise' System is Debuting in the Cadillac CT6
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21
Takeout Delivery Rovers
Takeout Delivery Rovers
Yelp Eat24 is Now Testing Marble's Food Delivery Robot in San Francisco
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20
Silent Taxi Services
Silent Taxi Services
Miyako Taxi's 'Silent Taxi' Offers a Cab Ride That Guarantees No Discussions
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App-Based Car Leases
App-Based Car Leases
AutoGravity Aims to Ease the Process of Car Financing
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18
Upcycled Delivery Bikes
Upcycled Delivery Bikes
Deliveroo's Upcycled Bike is Made with Unused Kitchen Tools
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17
Business-Focused Ridesharing Features
Business-Focused Ridesharing Features
Uber Central is Designed for Businesses' Clients
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16
Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Trucks
Zero-Emissions Hydrogen Trucks
This Big Rig Truck was Retrofitted by Toyota to Run on Hydrogen
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15
Efficient Delivery Warehouse Robots
Efficient Delivery Warehouse Robots
Hikvision 'Little Orange' Robots Use Networks for Efficiency
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E-Cargo Delivery Trikes
E-Cargo Delivery Trikes
Urban Arrow's Delivery Vehicles Have the Potential to Replace Trucks
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13
Air-Filtering Crossover Concepts
Air-Filtering Crossover Concepts
The Volkswagen I.D. Crozz Provides Passengers Clean Air Anywhere
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12
Aquatic Human-Sized Octocopters
Aquatic Human-Sized Octocopters
Kitty Hawk is Google Co-founder Larry Page's Next Venture
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3D-Printed Airplane Parts
3D-Printed Airplane Parts
Norsk Titanium Has Developed a 3D Printing Process for Titanium Parts
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10
One-Way Car Rental Apps
One-Way Car Rental Apps
AAA's Gig Car Share App Doesn't Make You Pay to Park
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9
Semi-Autonomous Transport Pods
Semi-Autonomous Transport Pods
Einride's Vehicles of the Future Offer Autonomous & Remote Controls
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8
Rugged Chinese Luxury SUVs
Rugged Chinese Luxury SUVs
The Hybrid Jeep Yunti Concept is Set to Debut at the Shanghai Auto Show
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Fast Food Delivery Rovers
Fast Food Delivery Rovers
The Domino's Pizza Delivery Robot Has Just Launched in Europe
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6
Panoramic Airplane Windows
Panoramic Airplane Windows
Boeing's SkyView Panoramic Window Offers Picturesque Aerial Views
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5
New York-Inspired Jet Planes
New York-Inspired Jet Planes
The Embraer Manhattan Jet Features a Pinstripe Suit Paint Job
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4
Airless Bicycle Tires
Airless Bicycle Tires
Bridgestone's Airless Tires Do Not Need to Be Inflated
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3
Dashing Chinese Electric Cars
Dashing Chinese Electric Cars
The Qiantu K50 Has Rooftop Solar Panels and a Max Range of 250 Miles
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2
Updated Electric Truck Timelines
Updated Electric Truck Timelines
Elon Musk Shares Debut Dates for Tesla Electric Truck and Semi
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1
Reengineered Airline Beds
Reengineered Airline Beds
The Simba Air-Hybrid Focuses on Comfort for Sleeping on a Plane
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