With Zipcar, Robin Chase introduced car-crazy America to the concept of non-ownership. In her TED Talk
, she's flipping that model with Buzzcar, which lets you rent your own auto to your neighbors.A high-occupancy vehicle lane
(HOV lane or carpool lane) is a restricted traffic lane reserved at peak travel times or longer for exclusive use of vehicles with a driver and one or more passengers, including carpools, vanpools and transit buses. Ford Motor Company
is an American automaker and the world's third largest automaker based on worldwide vehicle sales. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford, and incorporated on June 16, 1903. Ford Motor Company would go on to become one of the largest and most profitable companies in the world, as well as being one of the few to survive the Great Depression.Designed by Foster and Partners for the Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company and set in the desert 17km from the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi, Masdar is an intriguing experiment in urban design and living. In the Guardian's article
from May 10, 2011, you can read about the six square kilometer city – powered by solar energy and other renewable resources – as an attempt to show what kind of future might lie ahead for urban development in the Gulf.The Octopus card
is a rechargeable contactless stored value smart card for making electronic payments in online or offline systems in Hong Kong. Launched in September 1997 to collect fares for the territory's mass transit system, the Octopus card system is the second contactless smart card system in the world.