Sunday, December 16, 2018

Streetcars and urban renewal: Rolling blunder

LATE and over budget, streetcars are finally rumbling to life in Washington, DC. The long-awaited service, which has cost at least $135m to build,...

APTA: GOP Tax Plans Fall Short on Key Transit Issues

On behalf of his organization’s more than 1,500 members, Richard White, acting president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), recently issued...

UTA launches Passport-backed mobile ticketing app

With over 45 million transit boardings a year, UTA’s main goal is to deploy an app that provides users with a more convenient fare...

How Much Can Autonomous Cars Learn from Virtual Worlds?

To be able to drive safely and reliably, autonomous cars need to have a comprehensive understanding of what’s going on around them. They need...

Waymo vs. Uber: 8 Things I Learned From Anthony Levandowski Taking the Fifth

The questions he was asked spoke volumes about Uber’s suppliers, the secret Spider lidar, Google’s early suspicions, and morePhoto-illustration: IEEE Spectrum; Photo: Andrej Sokolow/AP...

Atlanta’s new trams: All aboard!

A TINY scarlet hut on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, Thelma’s Kitchen and Rib Shack, serves up world-beating catfish and grits. Demand for its grub...

Under the Hood of Luminar's Long-Reach Lidar

Current automotive lidars scan their surroundings by firing pulses from semiconductor diode lasers emitting at 905 nanometers in the near infrared and recording reflected...

The Built-in HIL Simulator: A New Concept for Faster Prototyping of Navigation- and Communication-Based...

The “Built-In Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulator” is a new concept for speeding development of higher level navigation- and communication-based control systems constructed on automated base platforms...

A muddled train of thought: Some Americans are upset at the prospect of free...

IT MAY be pantomime season, but unlike Cinderella revelers in Washington, DC, who stay out past the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve...

Christina Lampe-Onnerud Has A New Battery Design

Most attempts to improve lithium-ion batteries involve changes in the chemistry or components of a cell. But you can also work wonders on the larger scale...

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