Lord Foster's Africa-based project for emergency supplies could be the first droneport erected
In the developed world, drones continue to be a toy for gadget fans with swaths of disposable income and a handy tool for niche business models. In the developing world, however, they could become a tool for saving lives. Lord Foster, an iconic British architect, has proposed a drone airport in Africa as a way of delivering emergency supplies like food, water and medical equipment in areas with little transportation infrastructure.
Haiku is a dashboard computer remade to magnetically fit any handlebar
The Haiku is a bike assistant that upgrades your ride into a GPS-navigated one that also displays smartphone notifications. Built small, durable and simple, it’s perfect for light city bikes and it snaps on and off so you can hide it when you’re bike is parked.
With Icon's A5 aircraft, thousandaires can now own a piece of the sky
After nearly a decade of rigorous test flights, research and development and $100 million spent on manufacturing the A5 consumer aircraft line, Icon Aircraft has just sold its first consumer-grade plane. Having just accepted 1,500 pre-orders following its official launch, the company is now upping production to deliver on the $400 million USD it made as a result of the order.
Here's a preview of what air travel might look like in 2026—Poppi offers in-flight vending machines, complimentary champagne, and seat swapping
It’s 2026, and you’re on your way to a long-awaited vacation. You’re eager for the trip: you’re going to an island full of wildlife and crystalline waters, and you’ve been traveling enough for business to have racked up enough Poppi membership points for an upgrade to cinema class.
Startup Victor is bringing real-time transparency and technology to luxury airfare, democratizing private jet charter with a mobile app
On-the-ground ride hailing services are getting slammed with legislation and competition, but on-demand air travel is picking up steam. Victor, hailed as the Uber for private jets, is democratizing private jet charter with a mobile app, and is the first in the growing industry to offer direct flights to Cuba.
The Catch-Up Grant gives you the chance to catch up with your favorite shows in absolute and sacred peace
The Catch-Up Grant wants to offer one lucky recipient the chance to binge watch TV for 100 days in a Tibetan monastery in the Himalayas—a spiritual quest for the modern age.
Virgin America partners with Netflix to provide customers with complimentary Wi-Fi and one-of-a-kind binge watching
Frank Underwood may enjoy the privilege of flying in Air Force One on Netflix’s hit political drama House of Cards but its not the only aircraft associated with the show anymore. Virgin America teamed with the online video streaming service to provide complementary Wi-Fi service to Netflix users on flights but also branded 10 new airbuses with the title of their acclaimed series.
Built with puncture-proof wheels and to be "finger safe" for curious hands, the Brum Brum bike rethinks training wheels
The name says it all. You can just see a kid sitting astride this contraption, pushing with her feet and saying, “Brum, Brum!” In the meantime, the child is learning to balance on two wheels, steer, and stop on a piece of award-winning, innovative design, intended to be flexible, fun, and safe. It’s called the Brum Brum Balance Bike, and it’s the latest entry in a growing trend, teaching kids to ride without training wheels or pedals to get in the way.
The Gi FlyBike is a lightweight, foldable bike designed for the modern urbanite, with app-synced features and a stylish design
Urbanites: rejoice. The bike of the future is here. The Gi FlyBike folds in half in just a second, links to your phone for navigation, automatic locking, and more. It’s got a smart, sleek design, and loads of useful features—including the ability to recharge your phone.
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To curb an obesity epidemic, Mexico City experiments with free transit in exchange for a little exercise
Since January of this year, Mexico City’s Secretary of Health has been experimenting with health stations in subway and bus stops that reward passengers for performing a mini-workout. The goal of the initiative is to promote a healthier lifestyle and curb obesity in a country where 70 percent of adults are overweight and 30 percent obese. Mexico also leads the world in childhood obesity, where 35 percent of adolescents are overweight or obese.
The Traffic Aware Planner (TAP) application will be used to increase flight efficiency and reduce fuel consumption
NASA is looking closer to home and offering commercial airlines the opportunity to leverage its software on earth in order to save time and reduce fuel consumption and carbon emissions. Researchers expect that this and other aviation technologies being developed will help revolutionize the national airspace system.
Delta plans to reward its workers with massages, skin and nail care, and hair styling as part of new customer service strategy
While airline passenger perks are frequently the talk of travel news, less is said about what airlines do for the employees managing their day-to-day operations and success. Delta Air Lines is hoping to change that with its plans for SkySpas.