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Google's self-driving cars are coming to Atlanta :


Atlanta could be next for a full-fledged self-driving car program, following in the footsteps of Phoenix, where Google-owned Waymo is already picking up residents in cars with no drivers. Marco della ...


The Potential Pitfalls of Electric Cars, in 5 Charts:


If we're going to put the brakes on climate change, electric cars will be crucial. At least, that's the general consensus: Get the heck out of that Hummer, and into something without an exhaust pipe. ...


Podcast - Is This the Year Electric Cars Become Exciting?:


U.S. automakers sold 17.2 million vehicles in 2017, nearly 320,000 fewer than 2016, snapping a streak of seven straight years of sales gains. But they did benefit from higher prices for some vehicles, ...


Autonomous air tankers could soon joining the fire-fighting fray:


Air tankers are an important part of the fire-fighting arsenal, but their current reliance on human pilots severely limits their potential. With the goal of expanding aerial firefighting capabilities ...


10 Principles Toward More Sharing and Less Sprawl In the Era of Driverless Cars.:


What is the best outcome for health and humanity in an autonomous vehicle future? How can we balance transportation efficiency with effective land use and a desire for livable cities? For planners, the ...


Owning An Electric Car Is Twice As Cheap As Owning A Gas Vehicle:


Want to save money? Stop paying for gas. By Ben Schiller https://www.fastcompany.com/40517133/owning-an-electric-car-is-twice-as-cheap-as-owning-a-gas-vehicle?utm_source=postup&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Fast%20Company%20Daily&position=2&partner=newsletter&campaign_date=01182018 ...


PG&E Launches Country's Largest Utility-Sponsored EV Charging Program:




California Schools Make Move to Electric Buses:


Schools across the state are partnering with government agencies to share the high up-front costs, while hoping to save money through lower maintenance and fuel bills. by David R. Baker, San Francisco ...


Ford goes 'all in' on electric cars with $11 billion investment:


Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what's now just a fraction of the market. The ...


AirSpaceX's autonomous, electric air taxi lands in Detroit Aircraft:


"Our goal is to deploy 2,500 aircraft at the nation's 50 largest cities by 2026" Airspace Experience Technologies, LLC (AirSpaceX) has given a preview of its vision for the future of air taxi services ...


Companies Will Likely Have First Dibs on Fully Autonomous Vehicles:


Top automakers say the first generation of the technology will be used for commercial purposes, not by the general public. Ford plans to own its initial fleet of self-driving cars and sell the use ...


Self-driving cars must benefit rural communities, not just cities:


A top Trump administration official said it's vital for the auto industry to ensure that self-driving cars help improve life in rural communities and not just urban areas. Transportation Secretary ...


These communities eliminated traffic congestion by building roundabouts. Why not on Missoula's Reserve Street? :


"Missoula experts still don't seem to know what to do about Reserve St. long-term. Let's Improve Missoula's Reserve Street has suggested multi-lane roundabouts as a solution for certain problem Reserve ...


Ford Developing a 'Transportation Mobility Cloud':


The future of every kind of vehicle--not just autonomous vehicles--will be built on technologies. Time will tell if Ford manages to corner the market on this particular form of transportation. Kristin ...


GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels:


General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals. The company says it has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission ...


Autonomous Vehicles Could Help Millions of People Catch Up on Sleep, TV and Work:


There's a lot more free time when the car can drive itself. by Eric Williams, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology http://www.govtech.com/fs/transportation/Autonomous-Vehicles-Could-Help-Millions-of-People-Catch-Up-on-Sleep-TV-and-Work.html *** GM ...


KERBspace announces program to deploy Electric Automobile Charge Spaces across SW Montana -- discounts available:


Install KERBspace 210 at your business and stand out from your competitors, attract electric vehicle drivers...and lots of curious onlookers. Exhibit leadership in sustainable transportation. Be ...


TSA PreCheck enrollment to begin at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport:


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has open enrollment for TSA PreCheck at Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport starting next Monday. If you are a frequent flier, enrolling in TSA ...


Ford will Connect Cars with Bikes and Everything Else:


The vehicles and bikes - even city stoplights and signs - will all communicate with each other in a system that Ford is calling "Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything." Ford is working with chipmaker Qualcomm ...


Robomart's autonomous rolling produce market makes convenience stores more convenient:


Autonomous cars may make it easier to get to the convenience store, but what about a convenience store that comes to you? At CES 2018, Robomart has unveiled its eponymous driverless, electric, mobile ...


Next step in driverless cars: Boot the driver - Ford lays out grand vision for a self-driving car future:


Auto and tech companies are racing to get human drivers completely out of their self-driving cars, perhaps as soon as this year. Numerous companies have been testing small fleets of autonomous vehicles ...


Vision Zero Touted as Traffic Deaths Hit Historic Lows in 2 Major Cities:


Vision Zero starts with the premise that humans make mistakes, but road infrastructure ought to account for that. Its champions stress making changes to the physical aspects of streets and sidewalks to ...


More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Planned For Flathead Valley:


The Flathead Electric Co-op https://www.flatheadelectric.com/ Monday announced a new pilot program to bring electric vehicle charging stations to the Flathead Valley. The Co-op installed the Valley's ...


What it's like to ride in a self-driving Lyft:


Riding in a self-driving Lyft car is way more boring than you'd expect. But that's really the point. The ride, which I took on the streets of Las Vegas at the outset of CES 2018, was only remarkable ...


Case Studies in Autonomous Vehicles, Part 3: Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Able to Handle All Driving Conditions?:


Parts 1 http://www.newgeography.com/content/005765-case-studies-autonomous-vehicles-part-i-shared-use-vehicles-and-challenge-multiple-intermediate-stops and 2 http://www.newgeography.com/content/005807-case-studies-autonomous-vehicles-part-ii-how-do-we-accommodate-passengers-with-non-routine-needs ...


California moves to ban sales of fossil-fueled cars from 2040:


The move brings California, if not the rest of the United States, into line with plans several other regions are making. India, China and the EU, among other players, are looking to ban new combustion ...


Welcome to the Electric Vehicle Charging Station of the Future:


But only if you drive a Tesla. Unlike a traditional "fill-up," charging an EV takes time--30 minutes for Tesla Superchargers--so Tesla provides an exclusive lounge for its customers at a new 40-Supercharger ...


Will self-driving cars threaten your security?:


While every new generation of automobile technology brings new security risks, the vulnerabilities that come along with self-driving cars are unprecedented and understudied, a new paper suggests. Imagine ...


Video: 2018 Will Be the Year You Join the Electric Car Bandwagon:




Nissan reveals predictive brain-to-vehicle technology:


Although completely self-driving cars have yet to enter common use, we are already seeing semi-autonomous driving assistance technologies. Nissan announced one such system this Wednesday, which determines ...

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