In this episode of Ride News Now with Alison Haislip, Indiana creates wireless chargers for buses, a rideshare company has supersized its capacity, and driverless semi trucks aren’t that far off in the future.
- First up is news from Indianapolis. The public transportation system in Indiana has partnered with IndyGo to install wireless charging pads along the routes traveled by the city buses. This keeps the fleet on the go as often as needed, with no need to stop for long charging periods.
- Next, a rideshare company in Detroit is upsizing the amount of passengers it can handle. Hyper has teamed up with the Detroit Bus company to create a rideshare bus system. Users can request a bus, which isn’t tied to any specific route. This can allow for more passengers at any given time.
- Finally, there’s a shortage of folks raising their hands to be truck drivers these days. This is a problem that will eventually be solved with autonomous semi trucks. And a number of companies are already putting vehicles through tests to bring this tech to market.