Thursday, February 2, 2023

In the Walking Capitals of the World, Drivers Still Rule the Road

In sub-Saharan Africa, about half of travelers move around by foot. Yet in its cities, conditions for pedestrians remain incredibly dangerous.

Informal Transit Is Crucial for Some. Can It Weather Covid?

The pandemic highlights the vulnerability of workers for private transportation services, which are essential to mobility in global south cities.

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

US representative Seth Moulton of Massachusetts proposes spending $205 billion over 5 years to connect Chicago with Atlanta, Portland with Vancouver.

Elon Musk Defies Lockdown Orders and Reopens Tesla’s Factory

The CEO sued a California county over the weekend and threatened to move the company to Texas—his latest tangle with government authorities.

The Pandemic Strands Some Ship Crews at Sea, Others On Shore

Travel restrictions are blocking some marine workers from reaching their assigned ships. That's forcing others on extended tours.

Fantastical Plans Are on Hold, and More Car News This Week

The Covid-19 pandemic will delay the arrival of flying cars, and Google sibling Sidewalk Labs abandons plans to remake part of Toronto's waterfront.

Covid-19 Casts a Dark Cloud Over the Flying Car Future

An economic slump is no good for a long shot business that's just starting to take off.

Alphabet’s Sidewalk Labs Scraps Its Ambitious Toronto Project

The Google sibling envisioned a tech-enabled and eco-friendly neighborhood. But residents rebelled over plans to collect and use their data, among other things.

As Cities Reopen, Outdoor Dining May Provide a Lifeline

Restaurants are anxious to expand beyond takeout, and some researchers believe open-air transmission of the coronavirus is rare.

Sleeker Lidar Gets Volvo Closer to Selling a Self-Driving Car

Using technology from Silicon Valley's Luminar, the Swedish automaker plans to offer completely autonomous highway driving by 2022.

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