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This week in the future of cars: taming the jungle

April 20, 2018

Via: Wired

OFTEN, STREETS ARE a futile exercise in organizing disorder. Cars are meant to go here, walkers there, cyclists in that shoddy excuse for a bike path—yet no one’s that great at staying in their lane. This month, the chaos got […]


Vehicles

Virginia Tech Vehicle Test Track System to Include Rural Road Simulation

April 17, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Virginia Tech Transportation Institute is in the midst of a major expansion of its vehicle test track system in Blacksburg, Va., as it works to complete this fall a simulated rural road system covering 120 acres. VTTI operates the Smart […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Uber Makes Peace With a Data-Sharing Deal for Cities

April 16, 2018

Via: Wired

THE TRUCE BETWEEN two old foes—city governments and secretive private companies like Uber—began at the curb. If you think the curb seems an unlikely Appomattox, you haven’t been pay attention. Today, the curb represents the most contested space in the […]


Vehicles

Tesla’s Autopilot Fight, Uber’s Bikes, and More Car News This Week

April 13, 2018

Via: Wired

THIS WEEK, WE learned the future of the car is not owning one—at least not if Uber gets its way. The ride-hailing giant came out with twin announcements: On Monday, it said it would acquire the bike-share company Jump, in […]


Vehicles

Could electric car interfaces be designed to promote less driving?

April 12, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

I’ve always been a little skeptical about what’s known as the Jevons paradox—the phenomenon by which gains in efficiency lead to increases in consumption. Yes, it’s true that when it costs less to do something, you might do it a […]


Vehicles

Tech-driven charter bus service, CharterUP, to launch in New York City

April 12, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

CharterUP, a transportation technology provider, plans to launch its proprietary reservation platform for faster motorcoach bookings in the New York City metropolitan area. The platform will benefit both customers who need ground transportation and local bus providers who serve them. […]


Vehicles

This Week in the Future of Cars: Working Through the Chaos

April 6, 2018

Via: Wired

ABOUT 8 MONTHS ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk warned his troops that building the Model 3 would require “production hell.” For once, the man known to sometimes be a bit too optimistic about timelines nailed it. Last year’s Tesla’s production […]


Vehicles

Boeing Considers Turning Used 777s Into Cargo Planes

April 4, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Boeing Co. is considering whether to convert used 777 passenger jets into freighters, seeking to capitalize as booming e-commerce sales spur new demand for airfreight worldwide, sources familiar with the matter said. While Boeing has studied retrofitting the used wide-bodies […]


Vehicles

California Starts Accepting Applications for Driverless Car Permits

April 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

California began accepting applications April 2 for permits to deploy self-driving cars on public roads without a human backup driver at the wheel. Recent fatal crashes by a self-driving Uber car in Arizona and a Tesla car operating in semiautonomous […]


Vehicles

Volvo Begins Full Production of VNL 760 Model

April 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Volvo Trucks North America announced it completed its transition from production of its legacy VNL 670 model to full production of the new VNL 760 designed for the longhaul market. “Exceptional design, efficiency and productivity-boosting interior features make the VNL […]