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Dubai to cut traffic, accident detection time with $160 million ‘smart’ project

Dubai is set to upgrade and expand the smart system coverage of the city in a new project that aims to cut the time of detecting accidents and congestions build-up. The city’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) gave…

Electric vehicles on the fast track in Thailand

BANGKOK— Experts see bright prospects for electric vehicles (EV) in Thailand with all concerned agencies pursuing the government’s goal of getting 1.2 million units on the road by 2036. There are many reasons and data behind the…

Bangko Sentral grants e-money license to Grab

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) has granted an e-money license to Grab, which will enable the ride-hailing company to provide its consumers a number of additional payment services, aside from rides and express delivery. With the…

WATCH: US military develops wheels that change into tracks

Researchers from the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) have developed wheels that transform into tracks to better maneuver in changing terrain. Dubbed the reconfigurable Wheel-Track (RWT) by a team from Carnegie Mellon University National…

Elon Musk teases photos of projected SpaceX moon base, Martian City

Just to show how serious he is about one day colonizing Mars, Tesla and Space X founder Elon Musk recently teased his Instagram followers with an image of his upcoming space conquest. Moon Base Alpha A post…

PLDT inks deal to equip provincial buses with wi-fi connection

Telco giant PLDT Inc. wants its Wi-Fi platform to go mobile, announcing over the weekend that it had signed an agreement to equip 2,300 provincial buses with “high-speed wifi connectivity”. PLDT, through unit PLDT Enterprise, said it…

Transportify aims to make life easier for SMEs

As an online marketplace for delivery and logistics, Transportify is easily likened to other transport services such as Uber and Grab. “Oh, you’re Uber for deliveries—that was the easiest way [for some people] to explain what we…

NLEx, SCTex, Cavitex offer cashless transactions for convenient travel

Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. said non-cash options would be at the disposal of motorists using its tollroad network, comprised of North Luzon Expressway (NLEx), Subic Clark Tarlac Expressway (SCTEx) and Cavite Expressway (Cavitex). MPTC, a subsidiary of…

MiLi Powers up with Ferrari

MiLi, a premium brand of mobile data and power storage solution products recently introduced its latest line of power banks and data storage under the officially licensed Ferrari label. According to Johann Tiu of MiLi Philippines, these…

Another app transpo service defies LTFRB

A new app-based transport service continued to defy the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board’s (LTFRB) order for it to cease operations, pointing out that its model is not covered by the agency’s definition of a transport…

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