Uber is launching a free tool that will allow anyone to view auto traffic patterns and analyze travel times based on customizable routes and time periods. The tool, called Uber Movement, extrapolates traffic trends based on Uber trips in a given area to provide travel times to and from specific... read more
According to a Reuters report, the White House approved plans on Nov. 3 to help establish 48 national electric-vehicle (EV) charging networks over approximately 25,000 miles of highways through 35 state
Eurotransport Transport Systems Catapult (TSC) has launched the first UK public trials of autonomous vehicles in Milton Keynes as part of the LUTZ Pathfinder Project.
The taxi driver taking me from Chicago's Midway Airport to Hyde Park was unequivocal about what he thought of all the bike lanes Mayor Rahm Emanuel was installing across the city. He named an intersection and said, with his voice rising as he took a hand off the wheel and gestured outside, "I... read more
The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has opened the door to fully driverless, steering wheel-less cars. On Sept. 30 the department released a revised draft of proposed regulations that would, unlike the original version, create a path for cars that humans can't manually operate.
States need to start paving the way for self-driving cars now, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. That was the main message behind a conference in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 20, where Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx drew lines in the sand for what the federal government is... read more
City commuters of the future will give up buying cars or season tickets, a panel of experts at the Smart City conference in Yinchuan agreed, but autonomous vehicles first need to "behave more badly".
The report concludes with a discussion of the importance of traffic volume data when aggregating performance measures. The report offers detailed analyses of three examples of state and local transportation agencies that are using the NPMRDS to compute performance measures and evaluate their... read more
As sustainability and energy-efficiency become greater priorities for smart cities around the world, electric vehicles (EV) will become a greater part of urban infrastructure.
On a slow afternoon back in 2005, I found myself thumbing through one of the oddest books I had ever come across. It was a 733-page treatise on parking by Donald Shoup, an economist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who had devoted much of his career to collecting every available... read more