Sunday, August 14, 2022

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.

California Sues Uber and Lyft to Classify Drivers as Employees

The State of California and three of its biggest cities sued Uber and Lyft Tuesday for misclassifying hundreds of thousands of drivers as independent...

California Sues Uber, Lyft to Classify Drivers as Employees

The state and three cities say the ride-hail companies are violating a new state law. The suit could lead to tens of millions of...

Covid-19 Spurs a Road Repair Boom—and Threatens a Bust

Empty highways clear the way for speedier construction projects, but loss of fuel taxes could bring them to a halt.

Covid-19 Spurs a Road Repair Boom—and Threatens a Bust

Until a few weeks ago, the California Department of Transportation was girding itself for a summer disaster. Come July, it was planning to shut...

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News This Week

Stay-at-home orders mean less traffic and fewer serious crashes, saving lives and money. Plus, Elon Musk does it again.

Fewer Wrecks, Grounded Planes, and More Car News This Week

Even in the midst of a pandemic, never doubt the world’s ability to surprise. This week, we tracked some remarkable trends. Serious crashes are,...

Elon Musk Says Tesla Stock Is ‘Too High’—and It Quickly Falls

An early-morning tweet punctuates a week in which the CEO has complained loudly and often about coronavirus-induced lockdowns.

Elon Musk Says Tesla Stock Is ‘Too High’—and It Quickly Falls

He’s at it again. Launching a Friday morning tweet-tear, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote, “Tesla stock price is too high imo .” Ask,...

Jaguar Envisions Car Design for a Post-Pandemic World

One possibility is a greater acceptance of electric vehicles. “People are going to be really thinking about health. They're seeing that suddenly the streets...

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This post was written by Mollie Dalbey and Stephen Coleman Kenny, members of the Transportation for America policy team. The Carbon Reduction Program (CRP), a...

Reconnecting Communities: Initiating restorative transportation justice

Much of the work of smart transportation focuses on playing defense against divisive infrastructure projects that would make travel more difficult. Now, communities and...

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In response to the proposed Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, Transportation for America Director Beth Osborne released this statement: We are glad to see Congress...