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The young have always been the arbiters of cool…fewer than ever are learning to drive

Significant changes to social-economic conditions and living circumstances are the main factors behind a marked drop in car ownership among young people in the last generation, conclude academics from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in a study for the Department for Transport. The researchers found a decline in home ownership and increased higher education participation were among…

The Big Lemon – A new form of public transport

Imagine if community transport was owned and operated by the community. The Big Lemon is owned and run by members of the community and actively encourages local people to buy shares in the company during regular public meetings where people can come and discuss their thoughts, ideas and concerns. In 2006 a group of people in Brighton decided to set…

The future is here: Automated taxi drone now carries passengers

If you can use a satnav, you are already fully qualified to take to the skies aboard the world’s first fully-automated, passenger-carrying taxi drone. The EHANG 184 Autonomous Aerial Vehicle this week achieved a series of manned flight tests carrying one and two passengers, including the company’s chief executive. The internet is awash with fanciful personal flying machines. However, most…

Rubbee turns every bicycle electric in seconds

A small and stylish-looking electric motor that clips to any bicycle in seconds aims to revolutionise the electric bike market. Most conversion kits available currently weigh in at 10-15kg and require a toolbox and some skills in electronics and mechanics to install them. According to the designers of the Rubbee, most electric bike conversion kits make your bike look like a DIY…

Catclaw: Ultimate pavement protection for people bursts car tyres in seconds

  The threat from pavement parking and terror attacks involving cars could be dramatically reduced by a simple new device installed along kerbs that quickly punctures tyres. Catclaw is the size of half a small orange and is designed to be installed in its thousands along kerbs and pavements. When a car or lorry drives over a CatClaw, its weight…