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Senators pan Trump's proposed cuts to rural airports:


"Without this support, many rural areas may no longer have access to air services," the letter says. "This would significantly reduce support for rural communities in our states. A reduction in support ...


Driverless shuttle service to launch at University of Michigan:


The University of Michigan will launch a driverless shuttle service on campus beginning this fall, giving the school another piece of technology that will keep it at the forefront of autonomous vehicle ...


A Better Way to Manage How We Get Around:




Airbus' Urban Air Mobility Roadmap leads to an electric future:


The rapid modernization of the aerospace industry became evident in Paris this week when Airbus Group's recently appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Paul Eremenko, rolled out the company's developing ...


Lyft's electric ride-sharing vehicles to run on renewable energy from day one:


A functional ride-sharing service alone could put a huge dent in carbon emissions, simply by reducing the amount of cars on the road. But Lyft wants to take things one step further, today announcing plans ...


Are the roads ready for self-driving cars?:




Mercedes created the bus of the future -- and it looks awesome:


Last year, the company's semi-autonomous bus, called the Future Bus, drove a little more than 12 miles from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport to Haarlem, a city just outside Amsterdam. The bus's journey was ...


The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities in the World, From Malmö to Montreal:


The return of the bicycle to the modern urban transport paradigm continues unabated. All over the world, citizens are rediscovering the benefits of cycling. Cities are responding by building the infrastructure ...


Michelin's concept tire comes wrapped in "rechargeable" 3D-printed treads:


Aside from trotting out a new tread pattern every year or so, you might think there's not a lot manufacturers could do to improve the humble car tire. But advances in materials, sensors and manufacturing ...


Portland debuts newly designed thief-proof bike racks:


Portland, Oregon is home to more bike parking spaces on city streets than any other city in North America. But that also means there are more opportunities for bike thieves. So the city is rolling ...


Self-Driving Car 'Guardian Angels' Protect You From Yourself:


On a fine day in a parking lot outside Boston, a man holding a smartphone steps in front of a 2015 Prius. The driver keeps pressing the accelerator. But a bunch of electronics hacked into the car brings ...


Autonomous Travel - "Self-driving room" adapts to each passenger's needs:


National Electric Vehicle Sweden, which purchased Saab's assets back in 2012, is using CES Asia to show its vision of autonomous commuting. Owning a car is out in this vision, and vehicles not only pick ...


Autonomous cars (no human backup) may hit the road next year:


Automotive electronics and parts maker Delphi and French transport company Transdev plan to use autonomous taxis and a shuttle van to carry passengers on roadways in France. The companies on Wednesday ...


How an Eco-Friendly Rideshare Is Changing Life in a Tiny Rural Town:




Building a Sustainable 'Highway of the Future':


Just past the Alabama border, in a bit of rural Georgia filled with manufacturing plants and distribution warehouses, there's an 18-mile stretch of Interstate 85 where new technologies are being tested ...


Montana airports are already privatized, amid national controversy:


Airports across Montana are showing proof that privatization of air traffic control does have its advantages. There has been a lot of talk lately about privatizing air traffic control around the ...


Self-driving vehicles: What are the six levels of autonomy?:


As the self-driving car revolution continues apace, you're going to hear a lot more about autonomous cars, and which of six "autonomy levels" they're at. So here's a quick primer on what each autonomy ...


'Instantly rechargeable' battery spells bad news for gas-guzzling cars:


Charging an electric car remains an obstacle for some people, especially in areas lacking charging infrastructure. But new battery technology developed by researchers at Purdue University could change ...


Billings Welcomes Inaugural American Airlines Flight from Dallas-Ft. Worth:


The inaugural American Airlines flight between Dallas Fort Worth and Billings landed Friday, and community business and civic leaders were on hand to celebrate and welcome travelers to Montana. The ...


China debuts driverless train that only needs white painted lines as tracks:


China's latest mode of public transportation is a bus, tram and train rolled into one. Its maker, Chinese rail transit firm CRRC, is calling it a "smart bus," but it's a lot more than that. Like a ...


G.M. Wants to Drive the Future of Cars That Drive Themselves:


The chief executive of General Motors, an automaker synonymous with Detroit, saw the future of driving not in the Motor City but on the streets of San Francisco. Mary T. Barra, a G.M. lifer who had ...


Hyundai's new emissions-free bus travels 180 miles on just one hour of charging:


It isn't just passenger vehicles going green these days - mass transit is jumping on the zero-emissions bandwagon. Hyundai just unveiled its first mass-produced electric bus called the Elec City. After ...


Despite controversy, Uber's new autonomous car head is driving toward a driverless future:


Raquel Urtasun's first day of work as Uber's newest self-driving car leader came in the midst of a major upheaval at the ride-hailing company. Facing a potentially devastating lawsuit accusing the ...


New Daimler Trucks CEO on the company's future in Portland, autonomous vehicles (Q&A):


Less than a decade ago, Portland-based Freightliner appeared to have one foot out the door. The storied maker of big-rigs changed its name to Daimler Trucks North America, then announced it would ...


Robocars Could Add $7 Trillion to the Global Economy:


Mention autonomous vehicles, and people conjure two visions of the future. The rosy picture features a world in which cars zip around by themselves, allowing commuters to while away their time checking ...


Driverless trucks will eliminate millions of jobs:


Joint study predicts a 50% to 70% cut in truck driving jobs in the U.S. and Europe due to self-driving technology by 2030. A new joint report issued by four European transport groups estimates that ...


All-electric Bison rethinks the pickup truck:


The electric pickup market appears to be one that manufacturers are starting to take seriously. Tesla flagged its intention to enter the market in April and Ohio-based Workhorse Group followed suit in ...


How much money could self-driving cars soon save the average family?:




How These 2 Innovative Companies Are Making Trucking Safer and More Fuel Efficient:


Seven years ago, entrepreneur and auto industry veteran Josh Switkes launched Peloton Technology Inc. to mitigate two of the most important concerns facing America's $700 billion dollar trucking industry ...


In Europe, Self-Drivers Focus on Augmenting Transit:


Unlike the American focus on luxury personal self-drivers, the European approach favors small self-driving buses that can ferry riders to larger transit lines. Philip Rojc | @PhilipRojc Full ...

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