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How Volvo’s Making the Polestar 1 From an Old Concept

June 18, 2018

Via: Wired

The great tragedy of the Concept Coupe was that it was never meant to be built. Drawing on the style of the vintage P1800 with a helping of American muscle – healthy haunches, slim windows – the two-door won much […]


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Is GM about to get serious about electric cars?

June 15, 2018

Via: TreeHugger

An interesting thing happened the other day: My family had dinner with friends, and two of the other three other families said they were seriously considering an electric or plug-in hybrid car. It confirmed something I’ve been thinking about for […]


Vehicles

Four Reasons We Don’t Have Flying Cars—Yet

June 15, 2018

Via: Wired

ELECTRIC, VERTICAL-LIFT AIR-TAXIS may someday criss-cross the skies, but the timelines their advocates are proposing are ambitious, to say the least. Uber, for example, predicted at its Elevate conference last month that it would begin deploying its system, UberAIR, in […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Industry Experts: Trucking Booms, but Keep an Eye on Trade Policy

June 12, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

The economy and trucking are in good shape for the second half of this year despite issues including the driver shortage. But uncertain trade policy is having an impact on future expansion, according to three industry experts who spoke June […]


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Experimental Starship Initiative Truck Completes Cross-Country Test

June 11, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

A Starship landed in Jacksonville, Fla. But there were no aliens on board, just 40,000 pounds of reef-building material hauled cross-country in an experimental lightweight truck with streamlining everywhere. And within days of making the trip, it was shown June […]


Vehicles

The Future Is Autonomous, Not Jobless

June 8, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

If autonomous vehicles are the future of the trucking industry, what is the future of the truck driver? On the surface, it might appear to some casual observers that automation could soon spell the end of the truck driving profession, […]


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Creative Bus Sales orders 100 GreenPower buses

June 7, 2018

Via: Metro Magazine

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc. received an order for 100 buses from Creative Bus Sales, the U.S.’s largest bus dealer for sales, parts, and service and GreenPower’s exclusive authorized factory representative. “This 100 bus order represents our largest order to date,” […]


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To bring on the robocars, scientists must understand how humans ride

June 5, 2018

Via: Wired

WHAT DO YOU look like when you’re excited? How about a little nervous? Bored? Full-on freaked out? If you happen to hop on one of the two very special shuttles that are now running one-mile loops around the University of […]


Vehicles

As Rental Cars Fade Away, Avis Will Try Anything to Survive

June 1, 2018

Via: Wired

A tidal wave of change is barreling toward the auto industry—and as with any wicked swell, some of the surfers in the water will ride to glory, others will wipe out. The difference between them isn’t necessarily who has the […]


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Self-Driving Cars and the Agony of Knowing What Matters

May 29, 2018

Via: Wired

In medicine, false positives are expensive, scary, and even painful. Yes, the doctor eventually tells you that the follow-up biopsy after that bloop on the mammogram puts you in the clear. But the intervening weeks are excruciating. A false negative […]