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How Technology Will Solve Cities' Parking Nightmare:


Displacing the need for drivers will make it far more economical to move about with self-driving shared cars than to own a car—and that does not include the opportunity cost of driving, as riders will ...


Using Technology to Make the Vision of Zero Traffic Fatalities a Reality:




Lilium's Funky 'Jet' Could Make Our Dreams of Flying Cars Come True:


Looking at it, you wouldn't think the Lilium Jet could fly. It looks more like a computer mouse than any aircraft you've seen, and its 36 small propellers run on electricity, not jet fuel. But this funky ...


Portland Mayor Seeks to Shape Self-Driving Tech to Suit Needs City, Residents' Needs:


Mayor Ted Wheeler said he would announce a framework to create a "fair and level playing field" for autonomous vehicle companies. Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Wednesday he wants the city to be ...


How Cities Should Be Preparing for the Onset of Autonomous Vehicles:




Proposed Budget Could Eliminate Passenger Rail Service in Montana:




AAA launches car-sharing service 'Gig' for drivers in Oakland, Berkeley:


People in Oakland and Berkeley may soon have one more reason to ditch their cars. AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah is launching a new service that will let drivers without a car of their own ...


Urban leaders should plan for the public transit of the future:


What's largely unappreciated yet important is that leaders in urban regions need to prepare for two separate, competitive streams of vehicle automation. One stream lets automation assist the driver. A ...


Watch what a fully-autonomous Tesla can do: Impressive video shows a car drive through town and parallel park by itself :


All Tesla cars 'from here on out' will be built with full autonomous capability - including the Model 3, Elon Musk announced yesterday. The Tesla CEO said 'all of the cars we make are shipping with ...


Hyperloop One reveals plan to connect 35 U.S. cities:


Accelerating U.S. high-speed rail development is consistently cited by transportation experts as the best possible investment in the country's future--it would connect economic regions, reduce greenhouse ...


Now Missoulians Can Log on, Get a Ride, and Possibly Earn a Gift Card :


An interactive website aimed at pairing riders in carpool clubs and planning trips across Missoula using sustainable transportation went live this week, marking the first step in what advocates hope ...


Senators fight to defend rural air service from Trump budget cuts:


A bipartisan group of senators is fighting to maintain commercial air service in rural communities after the Trump administration called for eliminating federal support for such a program. By Melanie ...


The unexpected ways our lives will change when cars drive themselves:


The expected shift to battery-powered vehicles that drive themselves will have repercussions that extend far beyond U.S. roadways -- altering industries as varied as real estate, oil, auto repair and ...


These new electric planes could be the planes of the future:




Vehicular uncertainty: Can car-sharing help solve Bozeman's parking conundrum?:


As Bozeman urbanizes, leaving its cow-town roots behind to become a bustling hub of higher education, tourism and tech companies, it's cars that make for some of the city's trickiest planning conundrums. For ...


Elon Musk drew a picture of a farting unicorn to show off a new hidden feature in Teslas:


Have you ever seen a picture of a farting unicorn? Have you ever seen a picture of a farting unicorn, drawn by Elon Musk? Behold: Full Story: http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-musk-draws-farting-unicorn-tesla-sketch-pad-2017-3?nr_email_referer=1&utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_content=10ThingsSAI&pt=385758&ct=Sailthru_BI_Newsletters&mt=8&utm_campaign=Post%20Blast%20%28sai%29:%2010%20things%20in%20tech%20you%20need%20to%20know%20today&utm_term=10%20Things%20In%20Tech%20You%20Need%20To%20Know%20-%20Engaged%2C%20Active%2C%20Passive%2C%20Disengaged&r=UK&IR=T ...


The Wrong Way to Pay for Our Roads and Bridges:


We need to raise the gas tax, but that's not the long-term solution for our transportation needs. It's time for an honest conversation with the public. Elected officials at all levels of government ...


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 ...

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