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Tesla flying car? Elon Musk teases 'special upgrade' of Roadster supercar:


Want to take your Tesla for a joyride ... through the air? In a tease that would be utterly ludicrous if it had come from practically anyone else, Tesla CEO Elon Musk hinted Sunday that a "special ...


What Does Tesla's Automated Truck Mean for Truckers?:


"Every truck we sell has Autopilot as standard," Musk said of the Semi, which goes into production in 2019. "This is a massive increase in safety." That may be true--about 4,000 Americans die in truck-related ...


Tesla's Electric Semi Truck Gets Orders From Wal-Mart and J.B. Hunt:


Ryder is in the process of an order for the truck due out in 2019 Some of the country's biggest trucking fleets are among Tesla Inc.'s first customers for its all-electric big rig. J.B. ...


Further thoughts on Tesla's EV Truck announcement...from a former fleet owner:


As described in Rei's diary, Tesla's truck announcement is hugely important. I wrote a comment that turned into a diary... So here's my view as a former owner of a medium-sized regional distribution business ...


Video: Tesla Semi, an electric big rig truck with 500-mile range, rolls into reality... also announces insanely fast new roadster:


Elon Musk wears many masks. Internet entrepreneur. Electric car salesman. Rocket man. Add trucker to the list. Musk rolled silently into a long-anticipated and oft-delayed event here Thursday at ...


What Will Self-Driving Cars Mean for Local Economies?:


To determine the impact autonomous vehicles will have, municipalities will need to look at data surrounding the desire for self-driving cars. Then, they can make informed decisions related to planning ...


Fisker Proclaims Electric Car Breakthrough with a Minute Charge for 500 Miles:




Build roads for the future, for the next 50 years, not for the last 20.":


"If you're going to rebuild the street, put the right sensors in it so we can make better decisions later. We need to build infrastructure for the future, for the next 50 years, not for the last 20." Another ...


Could Autonomous Vehicles Save Lives in Disasters?:


Autonomous vehicles could provide life-saving assistance in the event of a large-scale evacuation, if a shared fleet of autonomous vehicles is built with this purpose in mind. Michael R. Boswell, ...


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Autonomous vehicles will drive Washington state's future:


Consider elevators. When the years of people greeting the operator as they entered for the ride up began to give way to elevators without operators, there were some passengers who fought off discomfort. ...


Will Electric Vehicles Replace Gas-Powered Ones?:




Louisville (and Other Communities) Use Waze Data for Better Transportation Outcomes:


The massive amount of data collected by the company is giving local governments a new tool to examine the traffic flowing through their jurisdictions. The days of sending out crews to deploy traffic ...


Self-driving trucks may be closer than they appear:


Trucks will someday drive themselves out of warehouses and cruise down freeways without the aid of humans or even a driver's cab -- about that there seems little disagreement. The question is how soon. Billions ...


Trucks start rolling down California eHighway - overhead cables to zip along on electric motor power only:


Siemens started testing its "eHighway of the Future" concept in Germany back in 2012, with commercial vehicles retrofitted with a diesel/electric powertrain drawing electricity from overhead cables to ...


Daimler gets on board shift to electric school buses Automotive:


A yellow icon of American transport is looking to go green, with Daimler subsidiary Thomas Built Buses signaling a shift away from diesel-powered pupil-movers in favor of an electric variant. The Jouley ...


New Montana Department of Transportation app looks to keep Montana drivers safe:




Self-Driving Cars Could Make Pedestrian Crossings a Thing of the Past:




The Great Transportation Wormhole: Are We Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?:


"95% of U.S. car miles will be traveled in self-driving, electric, shared vehicles by 2030." Transportation planners are on to something big and, for the most part, they are keeping it to themselves. ...
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When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous :


How does 21st-century society -- which has been built, in ways large and small, around human drivers -- change and reconfigure when they all become mere riders? In the pages that follow, we begin to wonder ...


Flying cars? Uber, NASA see them in Los Angeles skies by 2020:


Uber has a host of issues to contend with, from remaking its corporate culture to battling unfriendly cities. But the ride-hailing company is nonetheless forging ahead with plans to make a Blade Runner ...


Video: Here's Why the Tesla Model 3 Is the Coolest Car of 2017:


The Tesla Model 3 is the coolest car of 2017. Today, I'm reviewing this Tesla Model 3 and I'm showing you all of the Model 3's quirks and features -- and I'm going to explain why the Tesla Model 3 is ...


Waymo Announces Self-Driving Car Breakthrough:


The conversation about the future of self-driving cars took an unexpected leap forward today, as Waymo announced its use of fully automated rides--with no human driver present. James Brasuell ...


Self-driving shuttle hits Las Vegas streets:


Auto club AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah is operating a fully self-driving shuttle along a half-mile loop in Las Vegas starting Wednesday. Its sponsors say this the first self-driving vehicle ...


To Save the Most Lives, Deploy (Imperfect) Self-Driving Cars ASAP:


Cars crash a lot: Nearly 37,500 Americans died on the roads last year. Autonomous cars would crash less (for one thing, they don't drink or text or yell at their kids in the backseat). But that doesn't ...


MSU to offer summer program for educators to engage with rural transportation issues:


Using a recently awarded grant, the Western Transportation Institute at Montana State University will begin offering a program for high school and community college teachers to develop knowledge and curricula ...


Lamborghini Team up with MIT to Develop a "Self-Healing" Electric Supercar:




Why These German Researchers Became Self-Driving Cars:


You're lying on your stomach, with your arms draped forwards, almost like you're going to get a shoulder massage. Except this is not a moment for relaxation. Through a VR headset, you see flashes of color, ...


Automotive titans join forces to install 400 fast charging stations across Europe:


Daimler, BMW, Ford and VW (which includes Audi and Porsche) are collaborating on the installation of fast charging stations across numerous countries in Europe, starting with 20 this year. By the year ...


The Next Big Obstacle for Electric Vehicles? Charging Infrastructure:



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