Sunday, December 16, 2018

California Tests Kindle-ized License Plates

California drivers can now opt for e-paper license plates that display custom messagesThat license plate frame sporting a dealership name, sports team logo, or...

Perceptin’s Under-$10K Self-Driving Vehicle

It's a slow-driving pod, but that should be good enough for corporate campusesPhoto: Perceptin A self-driving vehicle can avoid a lot of problems by just...

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wins Chicago High-Speed Transit Contract

Chicago cuts deal with Musk's Boring Company to whisk passengers to O'Hare Airport underground on high-speed electric vehiclesIllustration: Boring Company On Thursday, the Chicago Infrastructure...

Electric Scooter Wars Heat Up in San Francisco and Beyond

The VC cash is flying as cities fling regulations at this surprisingly seductive method of transportationPhoto: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg/Getty Images In February, I spent a...

Better Batteries and Supercapacitors Will Speed the Electrification of Road Vehicles

The EV of 2028: quiet, safe, and efficientIllustration: Bryan Christie Design Illustration: MCKIBILLO Smil Says… Electric vehicles are...

China’s Alibaba Puts Solid-State Lidar in a Delivery Truck

That's one small step for delivery bots, but a giant one for solid-state lidarChina’s Alibaba says that it has built the world’s first self-driving...

Methanol-Fueled Cars Could Drive Us Toward an Emissionless Future

Icelandic firm Carbon Recycling International is turning industrial pollution into a low-carbon fuel for cars, trucks, and shipsPhoto: Carbon Recycling International ...

University of Georgia Signs Deal with Controversial Chinese Bus Maker

BYD, the Chinese auto manufacturer highly criticized for its questionable track record, has signed a contract to provide the University of Georgia (UGA) with...

Tesla Wants You to Know That It’s Good for California’s Economy, Not Just the...

Study credits Tesla with supplying 51,000 California jobs, paying more than $4 billion to workersPhoto: Richard Drew Tesla has been getting a bit of bad...

The Struggle to Make Diesel-Guzzling Cargo Ships Greener

How these emission-belching behemoths will transition to batteries and fuel cells Photo: Martin Witte/Alamy The Big Leagues: The Emma Maersk, one of...

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