Sunday, July 22, 2018

Waymo Offers Robocar Rides to the Public

Select customers in Phoenix can now hail rides from the company's robocar fleet, which it is expanding by 500 vehiclesPhoto: Waymo For a month now,...

What’s Apple’s Filings Say About Its Self-Driving Car Program

Apple's autonomous development vehicle seems less developed than previously imaginedIllustration: Shutterstock/IEEE Spectrum Apple’s self-driving car effort appears not to be quite as far down the...

Trump’s Plans Could Scuttle New Hybrid Car Tech in U.S.

Global standards drove fuel-saving “mild hybrid” technology, but weakened EPA rules could stall U.S. deploymentPhoto: Eaton Photo: Eaton ...

Velodyne Announces a Solid-State Lidar

The hand-size unit will be demonstrated this summer, released in test quantities this year, and mass produced in 2018Photo-illustration: Velodyne Velodyne today announced a solid-state...

Good Vibrations? California to Test Using Road Rumbles as a Power Source

Energy harvesting makes the jump from mere man-size stuff to infrastructurePhoto: Shoji Fujita/Getty Images Most energy harvesting schemes are on a human scale, like using your swinging arms...

Cadillac Adds Level 2 Highway Autonomy With Super Cruise

In exchange for your undivided attention, the 2018 Cadillac CT6 will drive for you on any highway in the United StatesPhoto: GMThe 2018 Cadillac...

GM to Launch the World’s Largest Fleet of Self-Driving Cars, Documents Reveal

FCC documents reveal car maker’s plan to test 300 autonomous Chevrolet Bolts with new radarPhoto: Paul Sancya/AP PhotoGM Chairman Mary Barra stands next to...

A Cow-llision Alert System for Driving in India

Slow moo-ving cows pose a danger on Indian roadsPhoto: iStockphoto Anyone working on autonomous vehicle decision-making spends a lot of time worrying about edge cases—situations...

Laggard on the lake: Toronto’s mayor tries to improve transport

FEW cities these days have the cachet of Toronto. It ranks high on lists of the world’s most “liveable” cities (the Economist Intelligence Unit,...

Transport as a service: It starts with a single app

AMONG Helsinki’s contributions to innovation in transport is a tram kitted out as a fully functioning pub, which trundles through its centre in the...

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LA Metro selects stations for mobility-on-demand pilot

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CA) will partner with ride-hailing company Via to test a new option for accessing Metro stations this...

FRA makes $318M available for capital projects

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) Program that includes...

HyperloopTT signs agreement to develop system in China

HyperloopTransportation Technologies announced the signing of an agreement for the development of a hyperloop system in the People's Republic of China. This is the...

Martha’s Vineyard agency adds BYDs to fleet

Mass.-based Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) is replacing diesel buses with BYD battery-electric buses. BYD, the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, recently delivered five buses...