Category Archives: the future

Kiwi and Australian Retailers Need to do Change to Beat Amazon

Yesterday I saw a story on CNN about Toys R Us filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It is big news for retailers and their CEO says they will survive by competing with Amazon and meeting customers needs with new store … Continue reading

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Life List #6/150 Write a Sequel to Unleashing the Roadwarrior

It’s been 15 years since I wrote and published Unleashing the Road Warrior and it’s interesting both how much has changed and how little has changed. I was planning on writing a book about traffic congestion on our roads and … Continue reading

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Are Flying Cars an Option

I love the concept, especially electric and low or no noise, but the last thing I want to do is look up at the clouds and see hundreds of ‘air cars’ instead of clouds and flocks of birds. I suspect that … Continue reading

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Lyft to Launch Car-Rental Program, Aiming to Attract, Motivate Drivers

Lyft plans to start a new program in Chicago later this month aimed at expanding and motivating the ride-hailing service’s driver pool by offering the chance to rent GM cars for $99 a week, plus 20 cents a mile. Sourced … Continue reading

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Uber’s food service is coming to Melbourne

Uber is set to launch its food deliver service in Melbourne as early as next month, despite its ride-sharing service still being deemed illegal in Victoria. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.theage.com.au Uber is a wild card that in my opinion … Continue reading

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Volvo Cars Autonomous Parking Concept

Volvo Car Group has developed an ingenious concept for autonomous parking. The concept car finds and parks in an open space by itself, without the driver … Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.youtube.com The autonomous parking car. Personally, I am pretty … Continue reading

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Uber CEO: If Tesla’s cars are autonomous by 2020, we’ll buy all 500,000

Just a minor thought, that’s 500,000 ‘taxis’ that don’t need drivers. Or 500,000 unemployed taxi drivers looking for new jobs Continue reading

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