Wednesday, August 12, 2020

To Stop Distracted Driving, Researchers Monitor Drivers

Everyone knows that distracted driving is a problem, but it tends to fall in the “other people/not me” category of personal risk assessment among...

Freeways Is a Mobile Game That Lets You Play Traffic Engineer

The air sings with four-letter words. The iPad sits stoic as fingers poke, jab, and prod at its screen. Traffic engineering, it turns out,...

Self-Driving Cars Will Kill People. Who Decides Who Dies?

Recently, the “trolley problem,” a decades-old thought experiment in moral philosophy, has been enjoying a second career of sorts, appearing in nightmare visions of...

Waymo Partners With Intel, Tesla Kills a Model S, a Lawyer Debates the Trolley...

Self-driving vehicles are well on the way to replacing human drivers. There are just a few problems. No one has a good idea of...

London's Bid to Ban Uber Shows Cities Still Have Power

Cities have a love-hate relationship with Uber. On one hand, the San Francisco ridehailing giant has exploded transportation options for those with smartphones and...

Truckers Win the First Battle of the Human-Robot War for Driving Jobs

A dais stuffed with well-fed lawmakers sure doesn't look like a battlefield, but make no mistake: The long-awaited war between self-driving vehicles and the...

Dyson’s Plan to Build Electric Cars Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

No automaker likes hearing someone refer to one of its vehicles as an “appliance.” In an industry that trades on passion and excitement, reducing...

City of cars: Paying for public transport in Los Angeles

WHEN the Los Angeles transit authority extended a railway to link the city’s towering downtown to Santa Monica, a swanky seaside neighbourhood, last May,...

The Second Avenue Subway: I'm from the government, and I'm here to help

I WON'T lie: the newsletter drew me in. I was interested as soon as I saw it lying on the counter at a relative's...

New York: The subway, after Sandy

NEW YORK was warned. In 2011, a year before Superstorm Sandy hit the city, Klaus Jacob, a scientist at Columbia University, warned in a report that...

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