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An Aviation Pioneer Goes All In on Electric Planes

June 21, 2019

Via: Wired

When André Borschberg started flying as a 15 year old, he didn’t worry about how much fuel he had to burn to get and stay aloft. These days, it’s pretty much all he thinks about. It has been three years […]


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Tesla Downplays Defense Company’s Hack Into Model 3 GPS System

June 19, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

An autonomous systems defense company contends it has successfully spoofed the GPS mechanism of a Tesla Model 3 using the automaker’s latest Autopilot technology, sending the vehicle off its intended route. Regulus Cyber said it used commercially available hardware and […]


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Automation will not wipe out truck-driving jobs

June 18, 2019

Via: ScienceDaily

These authors found that the employment loss among U.S. truck drivers will be significantly less than the 2-3 million reported by some media accounts. They found that three factors attributed to the inflation of this report: The count of truck […]


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Lyft is rebranding its bikeshare service and launching new electric bikes

June 11, 2019

Via: The Verge

Lyft is launching new electric-assist bicycles for its Bay Area bikeshare programs and giving them a new name. Instead of Ford GoBike, the program is now called Bay Wheels. The move comes less than a week after Lyft sued San […]


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Why electric cars won’t save us: There are not enough resources to build them

June 10, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

TreeHugger previously covered the UK Committee on Climate Change report, and complained that that it was too much business as usual, particularly with its suggestion that electric cars could replace all the ICE (internal combustion engine) powered cars in the […]


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What a Bay Area Dispute Says About the Future of Bike Share

June 3, 2019

Via: Wired

THERE ARE FEW things better than riding a bike: breeze in your face, legs pushing languidly, mastering physics to balance, miraculously, on just two wheels. So it’s a shame that the bicycle is caught in the messy world of San […]


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Ferrari’s Latest Goes 211 MPH With 986 HP—and It’s a Hybrid

May 30, 2019

Via: Wired

IF YOU’VE WORRIED that the slow death of the internal combustion engine will put an end to palpitations behind the wheel, hang out to that defibrillator. Our hearts go out to those with a few hundred thousand dollars to spend […]


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Perspective: Diesel Drives Toward Clean Energy Future

May 29, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

There was a time not long ago when methanol was being hailed as the replacement for diesel fuel. The year was 1987, and environmental concerns were coming into vogue. In California, state regulators’ efforts to reduce vehicle emissions were — […]


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Ford Self-Driving Vans Will Use Legged Robots to Make Deliveries

May 22, 2019

Via: IEEE Spectrum

Ford is adding legs to its robocars—sort of. The automaker is announcing today that its fleet of autonomous delivery vans will carry more than just packages: Riding along with the boxes in the back there will be a two-legged robot. […]


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GM Gives All Its Vehicles a New Soul

May 20, 2019

Via: Wired

General Motors’ latest offering is so far from sexy, it doesn’t even have a clever name created by the marketing department via focus group. But the new “electronic platform,” the computing network that will run through nearly all the company’s […]