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The Missing Self-Driving Puzzle Piece? Hyper Local Maps:


While a person instinctively knows how to quickly deal with, say, a road or lane closure due to construction, autonomous vehicles could easily become confused and take too long to deal with the situation ...


Elon Musk: I got 'verbal' approval for 29-minute NYC-to-DC hyperloop:


Billionaire innovator Elon Musk said Thursday he has "verbal" government approval to build an ultra-high-speed underground rail system in the Northeast, offering hope to travelers overwhelmed by mass-transit ...


The incredible impact of UPS's no left turn policy :


UPS trucks don't make left turns. That was actually a brilliant business move on their part, since it saves time and gas. Take a look. Posted by Josh Urich Video: https://holykaw.alltop.com/incredible-impact-upss-no-left-turn-policy ...


A Brighter Future for Electric Cars and the Planet - The NY Times Editorial Board:


There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation. That is why ...


London's iconic black taxis are going electric. Your move, Uber.:


The iconic London black taxi has been reinvented in a way that could hit back at that four-letter app which shall not be named -- whilst helping the environment, too. The new electric taxi, called ...


Electric vehicles will hit auto markets 'harder and faster' than predicted:


Electric vehicles are still rare sightings on most roads today. But in a couple of decades, more than a third of all passenger cars will run on batteries -- not on gasoline or diesel, analysts say. Around ...


Sacramento, Calif., to Serve as 'Green City' with Massive Electric Vehicle Carsharing Program:




Horizon Air cutting hundreds of flights this summer due to pilot shortage :


The pilot shortage became a crisis this past month when Horizon was forced to cancel more than 318 flights because it didn't have enough pilots to fly all its planes. Dominic Gates By Dominic Gates Seattle ...


Curbside Vehicle Chargers May Be Coming to Sacramento, Calif.:




Determining the Feasibility of Shared Mobility Services in Low-Income, Rural Areas:


By looking at pilot programs across the country that seek to increase mobility options for low-income residents in rural areas, the Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California, ...


Autonomous Vehicles: Turn On, Tune-in, Drop Out?:




Volvo ditching gasoline engines for electric, hybrid cars after 2019:


Volvo is leaving conventional gasoline vehicles on the side of the road. The Sweden-based brand, owned by Chinese automaker Geely, said Wednesday that any new or redesigned vehicles it launches after ...


Robotic charger seeks out and tops up VW Gen.E automatically:


Volkswagen has been pushing hard with its concept cars recently, using the Paris and Detroit Auto Shows to provide a glimpse of its plans for an electric future. The ID Buzz and Crozz have now been joined ...


Self-driving cars can handle anything, except kangaroos:


Self-driving cars can make it through ice, snow, thunderstorms, and the winding streets of Pittsburgh. What can't they handle? Kangaroos. Volvo admitted this week that its self-driving technology's ...
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Tech Showcase Conveys that Sacramento, Calif., Is Not All Talk When It Comes to Autonomous Vehicles:


The capital city of California is using its leverage as the backyard of state regulators and its willingness to form partnerships to get driverless vehicle manufacturers to the table. by Ryan McCauley ...


Nevada to Deploy First Statewide Vehicle-to-Vehicle Network:




States get ready for the self-driving car revolution:


A USA TODAY Network survey of nearly a dozen states hoping to lead the way in autonomous vehicles reveals varying degrees of readiness across the nation Marco della Cava , USA TODAY Full Story: ...


The End of Car Ownership - Can Auto Fatalities Go to Zero?:


Ride sharing and self-driving vehicles will redefine our relationship with cars. Auto makers and startups are already gearing up for the change. By Tim Higgins Full Story: https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-end-of-car-ownership-1498011001 *** Can ...


New technology turns any street lamp into a charging station for your electric car:


German company Ubitricity has developed a convenient way to charge electric vehicles with a minimal amount of fuss. Ubitricity turns existing city street lamps into charging stations by simply installing ...


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 ...

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