Honda will be unveiling its latest autonomous work vehicle next week in Las Vegas at the construction trade show CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023. The company’s latest electric prototype is fully programmable and utilizes advanced autonomous technology. It aims to improve construction worksite efficiencies by being able to operate where workforce constraints make other solutions impractical. The vehicle can be operated both autonomously and via a remote control and features a rugged design that can be used for off-road projects. Honda is also working to develop attachments and tools that could make the vehicle suitable for other work environments.
In other mobility news, FLO and ChargerHelp! have sponsored legislation to ensure electric vehicle drivers in New York have access to reliable charging stations. The two companies joined Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee Chairman Kevin Parker and Assemblyman Brian Cunningham on the EV Charging Reliability Transparency Act, which was recently introduced in the New York State Senate. The bill would require the disclosure of reliability data for all public and ratepayer-funded EV charging stations deployed across the state. FLO and ChargerHelp! previously sponsored similar legislation in California.
Lastly, Wix and Stripe have teamed up to bring a tap-to-pay option to iPhones in the United States. The extended partnership will enable Wix merchants to accept secure, contactless payments directly from iPhones, without needing any additional hardware. Using an app, merchants can accept and process contactless payments through Wix with only an iPhone. Contactless credit or debit cards, Apple Pay, and other digital wallets will be accepted.
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