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If governments are going to subsidize electric vehicles, why not e-bikes?

July 18, 2019

Via: TreeHugger

Eben Weiss, the Bike Snob, is an unexpected source for this proposal. Everybody is writing articles these days about how self-driving cars are years away, or that sales of electric cars are running out of gas. But there is a […]


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This Food-Delivery Robot Wants to Share the Bike Lane

July 17, 2019

Via: Wired

IF MATT JOHNSON-ROBERSON ever wondered why so many autonomous vehicle developers do their testing in Arizona, he got a fuller understanding last winter, riding around Michigan on a tandem tricycle. Sitting side by side and bundled up to ward off […]


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71% of Americans Still Leery of Self-Driving Cars

March 14, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Seven in 10 Americans don’t want to go anywhere near self-driving cars. The portion of Americans who fear autonomous vehicles — 71% in AAA’s latest survey — virtually is unchanged from a year ago and up 8 percentage points from […]


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Jargon Watch: What ‘Roadmanship’ Means to a Self-Driving Car

February 18, 2019

Via: Wired

Roadmanship n. A proposed safety standard for self-driving cars, based on the road etiquette of humans. In 1909, when horseless carriages were all the rage, a magazine called Country Life in America advised new drivers on “the ­ethics of good […]


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May Mobility’s Not-So-Sexy Plan to Win at Self-Driving Cars

December 4, 2018

Via: Wired

ARIEL MOORE EXHALED sharply and lifted her arms to the sky. “I have arrived alive!” she said to no one in particular. “I have arrived alive!” This should not be notable. Moore just took a half-mile ride in a six-seat […]


Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Milking Scooters for Cash Helps Cities Build for the Future

November 6, 2018

Via: Wired

THEY HAVE LANDED in San Francisco, San Diego, Minneapolis. They have squeezed into Charlotte, North Carolina, Miami, and Phoenix. As shared, electric scooters took off some local governments panicked. Others moralized. A few shrugged their shoulders and let the people […]


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So, Self-Driving Cars Could Make Humans Unhealthier Than Ever

October 11, 2018

Via: Wired

CARS KILL PEOPLE. More than 37,000 over the course of 2017—what would statistically be considered a ‘good year.’ Big tech has a solution: Have the cars drive themselves, free of the distractions, drunkenness, and other human foibles. Flood the roads […]


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Honda’s Helping GM on Its Quest to Deliver Self-Driving Cars

October 4, 2018

Via: Wired

Cruise, the self-driving car arm of General Motors, has an unexpected new ally in its bid to keep its corporate master at the forefront of an industry enduring its greatest period of change in generations: Honda. In a deal announced […]


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Daimler, Renault-Led Alliance Ready for Self-Driving, Mobility Cooperation

October 3, 2018

Via: Transport Topics

Daimler AG and the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance see opportunities to collaborate on mobility offerings as well as connected and self-driving cars, a move that would push their partnership into new territory. Daimler and Renault-Nissan started working together eight years ago in […]


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New Self-Driving Truck Startup Ike Wants to Keep It Simple

October 2, 2018

Via: Wired

IF ANYTHING HAS changed between today and the halcyon days of 2016, it’s that those building and marketing self-driving tech are now less… promise-y. The robots are still coming, the software developers and hardware mavens and balance sheet-wielding CEOs insist. […]