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Should Uber users be worried about data hack?

Paris - The theft of the personal data of 57 million Uber riders and drivers highlights how vulnerable we make ourselves when we install apps on our mobile phones and tablet computers. What happened?

Hackers stole data from 57 million Uber riders, drivers: CEO

San Francisco - Uber said Tuesday that hackers compromised personal data from some 57 million riders and drivers in a breach kept hidden for a year.

French trucks block borders over east Europe competition

Paris - Hundreds of truckers blocked France's borders with Italy and Belgium on Tuesday, angry at EU rule changes that they say fail to protect them from low-cost eastern European competition.

Pope urges police to show 'mercy' in traffic stops

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Monday called on police to show "mercy" during traffic stops while standing firm against those who use the streets as their own Formula 1 race track.

Singapore rolls out tough measures to keep cars off the roads

Singapore - In the battle against the car, space-starved Singapore has deployed road tolls, massive spending on public transport, and a licence fee that bumps the cost of an average vehicle to over $80,000.

Argentine navy hunts for missing submarine

Buenos Aires - Argentina's navy was hunting Friday for one of its submarines, which has been reported missing in the South Atlantic with a crew of 44 on board.The navy said it had not had any contact with the submarine, the San Juan, for 48 hours.

Argentine navy hunts for missing submarine

Buenos Aires - Argentina's navy was hunting Friday for one of its submarines which has been reported missing off the country's south coast with a crew of 44 on board.The navy said it had not had contact with the submarine, the San Juan, for 48 hours.

Shipping is undergoing digital disruption

Many industries are facing digital transformation and are dealing with the effects of the disruption that comes with this process. Shipping is one major global industry that is affected by this process. We look at some key trends.

Singapore train collision leaves 28 injured

Singapore - At least 28 people were injured in a train collision in Singapore on Wednesday, officials said, the latest incident to hit the troubled metro system.

UPS joins group bringing blockchain to the shipping industry

UPS has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), a working group that's developing standards for the use of blockchain inside the shipping industry. Blockchain tech could help streamline transport by putting shipment data in one place.

Ferry McFerryface chosen as name of new Sydney ferry

Sydney - Sydney has christened a new boat "Ferry McFerryface" on Tuesday, following a public vote that took inspiration from the joke name "Boaty McBoatface" picked in Britain for a polar research ship last year.

Uber comes of age with SoftBank tieup

San Francisco - Uber's tieup with Japanese tech giant SoftBank suggests the ridesharing giant is set to come of age in the business world, but it still faces a long road ahead.

EU to ease military movement in face of Russia threat

Brussels - The European Union on Friday unveiled plans to make it easier to move troops and military equipment around the bloc, in a bid to boost defence in the face of the growing threat posed by Russia.

Uber IPO 'target' is 2019: CEO

New York - Uber is on track for a 2019 public stock offering and the plan is not dependent on new funding from Japan's SoftBank, the global ride-sharing giant's CEO said Thursday.

Poland eyes cybersecurity in skies

Warsaw - Poland on Wednesday agreed to test a cybersecurity pilot programme for the aviation sector as Europe's EASA civil aviation authority tackles the potential threats posed by hackers to air traffic.

Activists block roads, trains in Catalonia strike

Barcelona - Protesters blocked roads, highways and train tracks in Catalonia on Wednesday as part of a region-wide strike called by a pro-independence union.

Soon your car will tell you what it needs

Boston - New software has been developed that lets your car tell you what it needs. The software can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing, among other functions.

Artificial Intelligence to change the travel industry: Interview Special

Artificial intelligence will soon be providing options and planning your next vacation, according to Terry Jones. The chairman of startup Wayblazer says that artificial intelligence will change the travel industry. We spoke with him to find out more.

New integrated transport app tested

A new integrated transport app, from Finland, is being tested out in the U.K. The aim is to enable commuters to combine all their travel needs through their smartphone. The trial is taking place in the West Midlands and it has a strong rail focus.

Siemens, data analytics and train efficiency

Transport systems are becoming increasingly integrated and customers are expecting improved efficiency. To help train operating companies with this task, Siemens have shown how big data analytics can be deployed.

Integrated transport solutions proposed for U.K. railways

London - There are many advocates for an integrated transport policy and many see railways at the heart of this strategy. The U.K. government has commissioned a report to set out a vision for a modern, data driven railway network.

Modern economies need an integrated transport structure

London - Integrated transport needs to happen in each major city in order to match the demands of modern businesses, according to a new report. This not only benefits consumers, it can lead to lower operating costs and a reduction in pollution.

Plan to name German train after Anne Frank condemned

Den Haag - Plans by Germany's national rail provider to name a train after Jewish diarist Anne Frank came under fire Monday, with a foundation saying it "caused new pain" to those who experienced deportations.

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

Washington - US-bound travelers will face security interviews before checking in for flights at a number of global airlines beginning Thursday as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world.

US-bound passengers face new security interviews at check-in

Washington - US-bound travelers will face security interviews before checking in to flights at a number of global airlines beginning Thursday as anti-terror measures are stepped up around the world.

Paris city bikes go electric

Paris - Ten years after Paris launched the wildly popular Velib bicycle-sharing scheme, the grey two-wheelers that have spawned imitators worldwide are getting a makeover.

Pirates kidnap six crew from German-owned ship off Nigeria

Lagos - Six crew members from a German-owned container ship, including the captain, have been kidnapped off the coast of southern Nigeria, maritime security analysts said.

New London pollution tax comes into force

London - Drivers of the most polluting vehicles will face an extra daily charge for driving into central London on weekdays from Monday in a bid to improve air quality in one of Europe's most polluted cities.London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced the new £10 (11.

Coin-tossing elderly Chinese woman causes flight chaos

Shanghai - She was flying Lucky Air, but that wasn't enough for an elderly Chinese woman who tossed coins at the jet's engine to wish for a safe flight, prompting authorities to detain her and ground the flight.

Lyft lifted by $1bn investment led by Google subsidiary

Ride-hailing service Lyft has raised $1 billion in a funding round led by Google investment firm CapitalG. The Uber rival is now worth $11bn, giving it more spending power as it expands its presence around the world. Uber has recently faced some setbacks.
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The C-130 Hercules aircraft
The C-130 Hercules aircraft
A French TGV high-speed double-decker train
A French TGV high-speed double-decker train
E/S Movitz  the world s first supercharged ferry  Stockholm  Sweden.
E/S Movitz, the world's first supercharged ferry, Stockholm, Sweden.
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TRANSYLVANIA AUGUST 2013
A C-130 transport comes in at a steep angle.
A C-130 transport comes in at a steep angle.
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One group of the massed flypast, including Cessna Caravans and VIP tranporter Beechcraft KingAirs.
The classic London Transport symbol and font has rarely changed over the past 150 years.
The classic London Transport symbol and font has rarely changed over the past 150 years.
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Many buses are now part of integrated and connected transport services.
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The AEC Q-type is an AEC-built single- and double-deck bus that was launched in 1932.
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China's 'road-straddling' bus will drive over traffic jams.
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A diagram showing Scania's prototype system for wirelessly charging a bus in 6-7 minutes at a dedicated bus stop.
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