Wednesday, August 12, 2020

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...

Uber Changes Its Rules, and Drivers Adjust Their Strategies

On a recent morning in Santa Monica, California, Sergio Avedian pulled into the parking lot of a Vons supermarket, signed into the Uber driver...

Uber and Lyft's Financials Reveal Two Ride-Hailing Strategies

Discussing Uber’s 2019 financial results with analysts last week, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi used the word “focus” six times and the word “discipline” three times...

Investors Hit the Brakes on Automotive Startups

Last year, Ted Serbinski called his accelerator, TechStars Detroit, the “‘comeback city’s’ startup ecosystem.” Since 2015, the accelerator had supported and mentored 54 transportation-related...

Vancouver Wants to Avoid Other Cities’ Mistakes With Uber and Lyft

Canadian officials approve ride-hailing long after it's become a staple elsewhere, with tough rules on fares and driver licensing.

San Francisco Joins the Move to Ban Cars From a Major Street

From more than a block away, I hear the man playing the trumpet. It’s a little after 9 am Wednesday, and his classical sonata...

The World’s Most Traffic-Choked Cities, Ranked

If you had to drive somewhere in Bengaluru, India, last year, your best bet would have been to make your move on April 6....

Making Public Transit Fairer to Women Demands Way More Data

Transit agencies may feel uneasy about sharing such information. Indeed, media coverage has focused on the inequalities brought to light in LA’s report, rather...

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