Tag Archives: Transportation

Treasure Truck wins patent amid big ambitions

If you’re thinking about building a knockoff of Amazon’s Treasure Truck, the funky delivery vehicle for flash deals ranging from cameras to candy, consider yourself warned: The design is now patented. The patent was issued today, covering the ornamental design for … Continue reading

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Amazon patents self-driving lane control system

There’s been a lot of speculation about Amazon’s interest in self-driving delivery trucks, and a newly issued patent suggests that the Seattle-based retailer is putting a lot of thought into how such a system would work. The patent, issued today, … Continue reading

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Airbus gets set to test flying car – in Oregon?

Airbus Group says it’s on track to test its prototype self-piloted flying car by the end of the year, and those tests may well take place in Oregon. The European consortium’s CEO, Tom Enders, talked up the vision for Airbus’ … Continue reading

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Questions surround Trump’s transportation plan

President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for transportation secretary, Elaine Chao, held back from a commitment to continue supporting transit projects that are already in the pipeline for the Seattle region during today’s Senate confirmation hearing. The opportunity to do so came … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding fuels UW Hyperloop’s final dash

The University of Washington’s Hyperloop team is getting ready to compete in a set of pod races aimed at blazing a trail for a new means of near-supersonic travel – but they need a little help to get to the starting … Continue reading

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Boeing reports a holiday rush in jet sales

The Boeing Co. says it delivered 748 commercial jets last year and booked net orders for 668 aircraft, including a burst of 202 orders in December. As furious as that pace was, it didn’t quite match Boeing’s performance in 2015 or … Continue reading

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Alaska Airlines kicks off daily flights to Havana

For the first time in decades, passengers got on a jet at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport that could take them all the way to Cuba’s capital – albeit with a layover in Los Angeles. Alaska Airlines’ Flight 286 set out from Sea-Tac at … Continue reading

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