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Parking Spots Are Still Hot Property, But Ride-Sharing Is Changing That:


Thanks to the rise of on-demand ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft, the need to have a car (and a parking space) is lessening even for daily commuters. A recent study found that in 7 of 11 cities ...


The days of owning a car could be fading away, thanks to these alternatives:


Recent years have seen an explosion in services that offer a product for a flat monthly fee. No longer the domain of magazines or newspapers, the subscription model now supports everything from streaming ...


Sky high: Montana airports reporting record business:


Another glowing airport press release arrived at the newspaper a couple of weeks ago. This one came from Glacier Park International north of Kalispell. Citing record-breaking passenger counts in 2016, ...


Autonomous Cars Will Turn Back the Clock on Sustainable Cities:


The companies developing autonomous cars are not interested in getting people to walk more or use public transport, but to offer on-demand private transport for the masses, in many cases moving people ...


Why Autonomous and Electric Vehicles Are Inextricably Linked:


While we're still far from an actualized mass implementation of AVs, it is not hard to imagine a scenario in which people just trade in their current vehicle for a self-driving model. by Ryan McCauley Full ...


6 takeaways from Bozeman's new transportation plan:


Fed up with heavy traffic, half-built street sections or the other associated quirks of Bozeman's street grid complicating your commute? City leaders understand your pain -- or, at least, now have ...


6 takeaways from Bozeman's new transportation plan:


Fed up with heavy traffic, half-built street sections or the other associated quirks of Bozeman's street grid complicating your commute? City leaders understand your pain -- or, at least, now have ...


Autonomous Cars - We're in an 'arms race' for smart people: Bill Ford:


"The Dodge brothers were suing Henry Ford, and generally there was a lot of turf warfare in terms of who owned what and who had access to what," said Ford. "It's the same thing playing out now. There ...


Look Ma, no hands! No steering wheel needed under new Calif. car rules:


Look Ma, no hands! Under newly proposed California self-driving car rules, the state's Department of Motor Vehicles will let companies test autonomous vehicles that lack that quintessential car component, ...


Poll reveals fear of travel in self-driving cars:


More than three out of four Americans are afraid of the prospect of riding in a self-driving vehicle, a new survey by AAA finds. The organization said the finding that 78% of those surveyed fear traveling ...


Can you make out in an Uber? Many teens say there's no reason to get driver's license :


At 16, Henry Stock doesn't see many reasons to get a driver's license. He can walk to stores near his home in Hollywood, Fla. Many of his friends are fellow gamers he can talk to online. And he ...


Society needs a new kind of car. - A Fascinating Glimpse at How We'll All Carpool in 2027:


Carmakers have always designed vehicles for individual drivers and families, not groups of strangers. That could pose a problem going forward. In fact, it already has. Look at the tensions that arose ...


Google's Robocar Lawsuit Could Kill Uber's Future and Send Execs to Prison:


UBER WAS HAVING a bad month even before Waymo, Google's self-driving car outfit, filed a bombshell lawsuit accusing the ridesharing giant of swiping gobs of its autonomous driving tech. Now, on top ...


Boise, second Portland flight on Missoula's airport radar :


Alaska Airlines may consider adding a second daily flight from Missoula to Portland and could explore direct service to Boise, opening additional routes for Missoula travelers into California, airport ...


Glacier Park International Airport announces United Airlines:


KALISPELL, Mont. (Feb. 27, 2017) ? Plans for increased air service at the Glacier Park International Airport are heating up after record-breaking traveler counts in 2016. Glacier Park International Airport ...


Driverless Vehicles Will Replace Rail System, Says Jacksonville Transportation Authority in Florida:


The Ultimate Urban Circulator would deploy autonomous vehicles onto the current Skyway route and expand into other neighborhoods and developments. The Jacksonville Transportation Authority is moving ...


Glacier Park International Airport announces United Airlines' plans to expand 2017 summer services:


Increased offerings to Denver, Chicago and San Francisco start July 1 Plans for increased air service at the Glacier Park International Airport are heating up after record-breaking traveler ...


MSU research on transportation preferences by rural millennials featured by WIRED:


"I think there may be more interest in other transportation modes in rural areas than was previously thought," Villwock-Witte said. "It may be a good time to take a closer look at opportunities that give ...


GM, Lyft to road test thousands of self-driving Bolt EVs next year:


GM subsidiary Cruise Automation is already testing prototype autonomous Bolt EV electric cars on public roads. Their numbers are about to grow. Stephen Edelstein GreenCarReports Full ...


Wireless Electric Cars Are About to Hit the Road:


The technology has been talked about for years, but, starting with the hybrid version of the 2018 Mercedes-Benz S550e, wireless vehicle charging technology will make its debut. Imagine charging your ...


Huge semis rolling down the highway may soon have no one at the wheel:


Just how hot is the self-driving vehicle space? So hot that if you're a sharp 21-year-old with robotics experience and some smart friends, you can land millions to start your own company. Embark, ...


GM self-driving bills could be self-interested:




Tesla will start making mass-market Model 3, only $35,000 before incentives, in July:


Tesla offered assurances Wednesday that the launch of its first mass-market electric car, the Model 3 https://www.tesla.com/model3 , remains on track as it issued fourth-quarter results that cut its losses ...


Will the public accept the fatal mistakes of self-driving cars?:




The world's first flying car is finally available for pre-order:


The future is finally here: pre-orders just began for the world's first flying car. After years of development, Netherlands-based PAL-V has launched its Liberty Sport and Liberty Pioneer vehicles ...


Tesla to cover repair costs after Model S owner sacrifices his car to save a life:


Not only are Tesla cars saving the environment, they're also saving lives. Earlier this week a Tesla Model S driver in Germany noticed a Volkswagen Passat swerving on the Autobahn. Realizing the car's ...


Global WirelessCharging Ecosystem - The Key to Autonomous Electric Vehicles Takes Another Step Toward Commercialization:




4 Recommendations for Integrating Traditional and Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads:


The Governors Highway Traffic Association published a report on what to anticipate for the inevitable interaction of autonomous vehicles and human drivers. "Unfortunately, ignoring the driver side ...


The Numbers Don't Lie: Self-Driving Cars Are Getting Good:


It's report card time for the automakers and Silicon Valley denizens studying the tricky problem of making cars drive themselves, and everyone is passing. The California DMV just released its annual ...


New Orleans Officials Say Mass Transit Will Soon Get an Autonomous Makeover:



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