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How Autonomous Cars and Buses Will Change Urban Planning (Industry Perspective):




Let's All Ditch Our Cars and Start Riding Cargo Bikes:


When I first climbed on the Yuba Supermarche cargo bike, it felt like an unwieldy beast compared to my light and agile commuter whip. But after a couple of weeks riding it all over San Francisco, I clearly ...


Stanford study says fossil-fueled cars will vanish in 8 years as 'big oil' collapses:


A new study published by Stanford University suggests that fossil-fueled cars will vanish within eight years - and citizens will have no choice but to invest in electric vehicles or similar technologies. ...


As a Driverless Future Dawns, Should We Still Build Parking?:


As autonomous vehicle (AV) technology advances, forward-thinking designers, developers, and policymakers are beginning to envision a world with much less parking. By Peter Moskowitz Full Story: ...


MSU's WTI launches program to study safe integration of semi-autonomous trucks:


The Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University is launching a program to study how to safely integrate driverless technology into the nation's trucking fleet. Similar to the driverless ...


A Next Generation Strategy for Affordable Proximity:


The core urban challenge of our time is 'affordable proximity': how can ever larger numbers of people live and interact economically with each other while keeping the cost of living - especially housing ...


Electric scooter-sharing scheme gets rolling in Paris:


The French capital is gearing up for the introduction of an e-scooter rental plan that will make navigating its crowded streets a little easier and a little greener. A fleet of 600 Gogoro scooters in ...


Volvo takes out the trash with an autonomous garbage truck:


Volvo Trucks has teamed with Swedish waste management company Renova to test an autonomous refuse truck in the wild. The self-driving garbage truck can navigate urban roadways as an operator walks alongside ...


Uber is now in the trucking business: 'press a button, get a load':


The embattled ride-hailing company announced Thursday that it was launching Uber Freight, an app that connects professional truck drivers with shippers looking to transport big loads over long distances. "We've ...


As self-driving cars hit the road, real estate development may take new direction:


"This will completely change us as a society. I think it'll have the same transformational change as the introduction of the automobile." "For years, planners have been fighting for a 1 or 2 percent ...


11 gorgeous car-free cities around the world:




A Single Autonomous Car Has a Huge Impact on Alleviating Traffic:




Adding just a few self-drive cars to the road gets the traffic flowing:


The next time you're stuck in traffic, take heart because traffic jams may someday be a thing of the past. A team of researchers led by the University of Illinois have discovered that putting only a few ...


Let's Improve Missoula's Reserve Street - Please register your thoughts. :


Does the planned barrier on centerline on Reserve St. from Mullan Rd. to the south need to be extended to 3rd St.? If so, "Like" this post so we can work to make this happen. If this post has at least ...


StoreDot electric car battery can be filled in 5 minutes:


Electric cars are developing at a rapid rate, but one part of the equation has always lagged behind fossil fuel alternatives. No matter how you swing it, charging up current electric cars is painfully ...


The Solar Road in The Netherlands Is Working Even Better Than Expected:


Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for ...


Watch the world's first skydive from a drone :




Oklahoma City Mayor Imagines a Future With Autonomous Vehicles:


"All of us are in denial that this is really going to take place," said Cornett, who is on a federal advisory committee on transportation system automation. "It is such a drastic change. Mayor Mick ...


Israel Tests Wireless Charging Roads for Electric Vehicles:


The government is collaborating with Israeli start-up ElectRoad to install a public bus route in Tel Aviv, using an under-the-pavement wireless technology that eliminates the need for plug-in recharging ...


Busting the 5 biggest myths around the connected car:


The connected car market in recent years has shifted into high gear, with the number of connected cars hitting our roadways growing rapidly. Analysts estimate that 94 million connected cars will ship ...


Humans may be holding back self-driving cars:


In a few years, well-mannered, self-driving robotaxis will share the roads with reckless, law-breaking human drivers. The prospect is causing migraines for the people developing the robocars and is slowing ...


How Tech-Enhanced Infrastructure Will Promote Equity in Transportation:




Denver Divvying Up More of its Street Space for Not Cars:


Denver is in the process of rolling out a transportation experiment to the residents of the region: separating street space for transit and active transportation can serve all users and doesn't have ...


Electric Vehicles May Never Reach Their Full Potential Without a Clear Focus on Infrastructure:




Self-Driving Cars, Transit and Bikes Could Leave Parking Lots Empty:




Missoula's Mountain Line Seeks Community Input for Strategic Plan:


Every community faces difficult choices when designing a public transit network for the future and Missoula is no different. We're updating our Strategic Plan, a 30-year guiding document for future transit ...


Self-driving electric vehicles to make car ownership vanish:


So if you're skeptical or nervous about the coming age of self-driving cars, consider this incentive: a $20 Uber or Lyft fare could be slashed to $2. Better yet, it might even be free if the ride provider ...


With latest entrant, pickup trucks are going electric:




Proterra to test self-driving bus in downtown Reno:


Companies from Uber to Ford are racing to deploy self-driving taxis on city streets, perhaps within five years. Other robot vehicles may not be far behind. Proterra, the Burlingame electric bus ...


Elon Musk says we're only 2 years from being able to nap in self-driving cars:


Answering a question regarding how long it will be before we can hop in our self-driving car, give it directions, and then take a nap until we've reached out destination, Musk says he thinks we're about ...

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