Transportation

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Bus Together
Skedaddle launches its charter bus service with free trip to Sunday's Patriots game
Rob Gronkowski will be gearing up for Sunday's game. Photo: Barry Chin/Globe Staff.
Most of the chatter about busses and the New England Patriots recently has centered on Rob Gronkowski's new party bus. But early stage startup Skedaddle is doing something special this weekend to gain attention for its new bus charter reservation service by offering a free round-trip shuttle from Boston to Gillette Stadium for Sunday's AFC Championship game. Read More
Say goodbye to road rage: By 2025, the market for self-driving cars will be $42 billion
Google's latest self-driving vehicle prototype.
Fully self-driving cars will hit the road in the next decade, and Americans are ready and waiting for that day. A report published Thursday by the Boston Consulting Group brings the next 10 years into focus for makers and buyers of self-driving cars, projecting a $42 billion global market for fully autonomous vehicles by 2025. That market is expected to swell to $77 billion globally by 2035. Read More
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The IO Hawk is like a Segway — but better
Photo via IO Hawk
While on the CES floor yesterday, I encountered John Soibatian, the president of the LA-based company IO HAWK, which has created a Segway-like device, only this thing doesn't need a handlebar and costs just $1,800. It works, too. I've ridden it. I actually think this could be a major mass market hit, if the company comes through on its plan to get the price down to $700.
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bridjing technology and transport
Private shuttle service Bridj launches new app and expands service
Bridj announced new apps and expanded service on Monday
Bridj, the data-driven private transportation system that has been shuttling passengers between Kendall Square, Brookline, Allston, Back Bay, Downtown, South Boston, and the Innovation District, announced expanded service Monday morning and the launch of a new app that will allow users to track their Bridj in real time and book trips in advance. Read More
Boston's Innovation History
126 years ago today, Boston launched the first electric street car
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Jan. 1, 1889 -- Just over a century and a quarter ago, Boston and New York had themselves a choice to make: clean up their respective crowded, stinking, horse-jammed roadways with cable-based transit technology a la San Francisco, soot-belching steam trains like London's, or go for broke with comparatively untested newfangled electric railways popping up in small experimental models around the country?

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Beta Testing
Test ride: The prototype electric skateboard from Dash Electric
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It would be hard to come up with a shakier scenario for testing a prototype electric skateboard: slick sidewalks from recent rain, journalist who has never been on a longboard before, snow starting to blow, and a test course shared with bikers. The skateboard was designed by Dash Electric, a Boston startup founded by Northeastern University student Ian Carlson. Last month, Dash raised $15,000 in initial funding from Rough Draft Ventures, a student-run venture team that invests money on behalf of General Catalyst Partners, a Cambridge firm. Read More
Upward momentum
Superpedestrian gets $4 million for Copenhagen Wheel, which turns bikes into hybrids
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MIT spinout Superpedestrian has added $4 million, including investments from actor Jared Leto and General Catalyst Partners, to produce its wheel that converts bicycles into electric-hybrids for easier hill-climbing and long-distance rides.

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