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The technology that could transform congestion pricing

May 19th, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

Motorists entering Manhattan will soon be paying for the privilege. How should the city administer their tolls? As cities like New York move ahead with plans to charge motorists to enter certain urban areas, we need to think about the best ways to manage road tolling. Now that New York City has adopted congestion pricing […]

Long-nosed prototype of ‘world’s fastest bullet train’ ALFA-X unveiled in Japan

May 15th, 2019 at 3:44 am » Comments Off

RIFU, Miyagi — A long-nosed prototype of the next-generation Tohoku and Hokkaido shinkansen bullet trains, which are set to have the world’s fastest regular operation speed of 360 kilometers per hour, was unveiled to the press here on May 9.

The Gig Economy’s unhappy middle class

May 3rd, 2019 at 12:33 pm » Comments Off

Uber, Lyft, Postmates, and Deliveroo. These words are now part of our everyday lexicon. With Lyft and Uber going public, we need to face facts about their business model The gig economy has changed the world. I find it hard to remember when I didn’t see hundreds of delivery scooters zipping around the city near […]

Sweden is building a road that recharges electric buses that drive over it

April 26th, 2019 at 11:30 am » Comments Off

One of the biggest hassles for electric car owners is having to charge them. To get around the problem of needing to provide myriad electric charging stations, the Swedish transport administration is exploring the idea of having special roads which charge vehicles’ batteries as they drive over them. To showcase the concept, the Smart Road […]

China’s rolling out dedicated highway lanes for self-driving cars

April 24th, 2019 at 11:28 am » Comments Off

  KEEP LEFT In a bid to lead the race to fully-autonomous vehicles, China is building highways with dedicated lanes for self-driving cars. A new 62-mile stretch of freeway will have two lanes dedicated to autonomous vehicles (AVs), according to FutureCar. The idea is that the infrastructure investment will give AVs access to real-world traffic […]

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