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The 4 lingering obstacles to electric vehicle adoption (and what might overcome them)

February 10th, 2019 at 3:29 am » Comments Off

Electric vehicles continue to grow in popularity, though not as quickly as electricity providers would like. EVs represented only 2.4 percent of sales in the U.S. in August, according to Auto Alliance, and a Chinese study published that month found that only 18 percent of motorists in China are willing to consider an EV. So […]

L.A. may charge drivers by the mile, adding freeway tolls to cut congestion

February 9th, 2019 at 2:53 am » Comments Off

Morning commuters face heavy traffic on the express lanes on the 10 Freeway. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s focus on congestion pricing could lead to similar lanes on other freeways across Los Angeles County. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) For years, Southern California lawmakers have tried to steer clear of decisions that make driving more […]

The road to seamless urban mobility

February 8th, 2019 at 2:07 am » Comments Off

  Will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better, or worse? The age of modern transit began in 1863, when the first underground railway began rolling in central London. The line was short and smoky, and nothing like it had ever been seen before. But it worked, and cities around the world began to […]

12 awesome flying cars and taxis currently in development

February 1st, 2019 at 2:10 am » Comments Off

These flying cars want to take your commute to new heights We were promised that the future would bring flying cars, right? We were. And the good news is that tech entrepreneurs around the world are finally getting started on creating what are commonly known as VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing, pronounced vee-toll) vehicles designed […]

A study on driverless car ethics offers a troubling look into our values

February 1st, 2019 at 1:34 am » Comments Off

  To figure out how autonomous vehicles should respond during potentially fatal collisions, a group of scientists set out to learn what decisions human drivers would make. The first time Azim Shariff met Iyad Rahwan—the first real time, after communicating with him by phone and e-mail—was in a driverless car. It was November, 2012, and […]

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