Thursday, April 2, 2020

How Airlines Are Trying to Boost Efficiency and Cut Emissions

“We will not have to stop air travel, but we will have to plan for it more carefully,” President Nixon told the nation in...

To Cut Carbon, Ditch Air Travel—and Get on the Right Track

It started with the California forest fires. Ariella Granett lives in Berkeley, and stapling a paper smoke mask to fit her 8-year-old daughter's face...

Rivian Wants to Bring Electric Trucks to the Masses

Once the vans are on the road and gathering data, Rivian will learn valuable information about, say, which parts are most prone to wear...

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars

The Parisian version of Octavia, it turns out, isn't all he'd hoped. “We screwed this one up,” Tumlin says. “The island is too narrow,...

Public Transit Cuts Hurt 'Essential' Workers Who Need It Most

Jason Young got up at 4am Friday. It was his daughter’s birthday, so he’d taken the early shift at the Giant Food grocery store...

News Rules Could Finally Clear the Way for Self-Driving Cars

Since an internet search company named Google began testing self-driving vehicles more than a decade ago, the still-in-development technology has faced a niggling issue:...

Anthony Levandowski Pleads Guilty to Stealing Waymo Secrets

Anthony Levandowski, the once-lauded engineer who cofounded Google’s self-driving car project and helped spark interest in autonomous vehicles, pled guilty Thursday to stealing a...

The Feds Ban a Self-Driving Shuttle Fleet From Carrying People

Late Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration—the federal agency in charge of road safety in the US—took the unusual step of ordering a...

A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

NTSB can’t change federal or local policy, but it can make recommendations. It had plenty of those. NTSB reiterated two recommendations it issued during...

A Cobalt Crisis Could Put the Brakes on Electric Car Sales

Electric vehicle sales are soaring, with factories working full-pelt to churn out as many batteries as possible. And that’s creating some bottlenecks. Global production of...

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Building a better stimulus package: here’s how

With the $2 trillion rescue plan approved, Congress is already eyeing another COVID-19 relief and recovery package later this month. Based in part on...

EPA rolls back CAFE standards, highlighting the need to reduce driving

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Trump Eases the Way for More Gas Guzzlers 

After three years of tumult and revised scientific analyses, the Trump administration Tuesday formally relaxed Obama-era fuel economy rules that aimed to reduce greenhouse...

Build Cities for Bikes, Buses, and Feet—Not Cars

The Parisian version of Octavia, it turns out, isn't all he'd hoped. “We screwed this one up,” Tumlin says. “The island is too narrow,...