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Where top VCs are investing in travel, tourism and hospitality tech

Where top VCs are investing in travel, tourism and hospitality tech The venture community has been fixated on travel and hospitality since the dot-com era and early-2000s, when mainstays like Kayak and Airbnb were still Silicon Valley darlings. As the multi-trillion-dollar global travel and hospitality market continues to grow, VCs are still […]

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NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test

NASA’s advanced vision system for its supersonic test jet is undergoing a key stress test NASA is keeping things moving with its X-59 program — the one where it’s developing a modern supersonic aircraft that proves the viability of lessening the traditional supersonic “boom” to a mere supersonic “thump,” in order to […]

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Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service

Startups Weekly: Upfront Ventures bets on a bus service Hello and welcome back to Startups Weekly, a weekend newsletter that dives into the week’s noteworthy news pertaining to startups and venture capital. Before I jump into today’s topic, let’s catch up a bit. Last week, I profiled an e-commerce startup Part & […]

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Why eVTOLs could be providing regional air service sooner than you think

Why eVTOLs could be providing regional air service sooner than you think At Uber’s Elevate summit in Washington, DC earlier this month, researchers, industry leaders and engineers gathered to celebrate the approaching advent of on-demand air service. For Dr. Anita Sengupta, co-founder and Chief Product Office at Detroit’s Airspace Experience Technologies (abbreviated […]

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American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet

American Airlines now offers satellite-based Wi-Fi access across its mainline fleet American Airlines, the world’s largest airline by fleet size and passenger traffic, has finished rolling out satellite-based broadband Wi-Fi to its entire mainline narrowbody fleet of over 700 aircraft (that is, the Boing 737s and Airbus A319 and 320 that typically […]

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KLM Airlines wants to help build a more efficient jet with in-wing seating

KLM Airlines wants to help build a more efficient jet with in-wing seating Air travel accounts for a significant chunk of greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants, and the amount of air travel has risen steadily over the past few decades, with emissions from aviation predicted to grow significantly through 2020 and […]

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Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus

Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus Lilium, the developer of a new, electric, vertical take-off and landing vehicle for a novel flying taxi service, has poached some pretty big former executives from Airbus and Audi as it builds out its technology and gets ready to bring its […]

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UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs

UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs After three months of discussions, Uber Elevate has selected The University of Texas at Austin as its partner alongside the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop new rotor technology for vehicles that the company will use in its […]

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Google Flights will now predict airline delays – before the airlines do

Google Flights will now predict airline delays – before the airlines do  Google is rolling out a few new features to its Google Flights search engine to help travelers tackle some of the more frustrating aspects of air travel – delays and the complexities of the cheaper, Basic Economy fares. With the […]

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A Laptop Ban Leaves Everyone Scared and No One Safer

A Laptop Ban Leaves Everyone Scared and No One Safer In the rush to fetishize airplane attacks above all else, America’s distorted perception of risk ultimately leaves everyone more scared and no safer. The post A Laptop Ban Leaves Everyone Scared and No One Safer appeared first on WIRED. Source: www.wired.com

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