Lyft’s IPO comes at a moment when the company is shedding its car-centric past for a more multimodal future. Photo: Lyft

Can Lyft help cities fix transportation and keep the market happy?

As Lyft goes public, the company announces a plan to provide a better ride—even if it’s not in a car. By Alissa Walker Just before today’s IPO, ride-hailing giant Lyft announced a nationwide initiative that will funnel $50 million—or 1 percent of profits, whichever is larger—to...
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Bike share works as a zero-impact ride-extender for transit, solving first- and last-mile challenges without adding more cars to the road. NACTO

How can cities boost transit ridership? Add more bike share

Ridership is down on most U.S. transit systems. More bike share might help reverse those losses. By Alissa Walker Transit ridership is down in nearly every major U.S. city across the country. The prevailing narrative is that those riders are being tugged away by cars, most...
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This Week in Tech: Autonomous Vehicles Are Rolling Into Virginia This Summer

Plus, “metallic wood” nanomaterial by University of Pennsylvania researchers, the USGBC’s list of top states for LEED certification, and more design-tech news from this week. By Katharine Keane Yesterday, Boston-based autonomous vehicle technology company...
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Bose brings noise-cancelling technology to cars

Bose has developed a version of its QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones for cars that promise to minimise unwanted sound inside the vehicle. Rima Sabina Aouf Bose has developed a version of its QuietComfort noise-cancelling headphones for cars, which promises to minimise...
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Holoride's mixed-reality visualisations incorporate the vehicle's real-time movements

Holoride creates carsickness-battling VR experience for passengers in the self-driving future

German start-up Holoride has designed a virtual-reality experience for the backseats of taxis, for passengers in autonomous vehicles or for kids on long car trips. Rima Sabina Aouf German start-up Holoride has designed a virtual-reality experience for the backseats of taxis, for...
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elon musk unveils first boring company tunnel underneath spaceX HQ

by kieron marchese elon musk has officially opened the highly anticipated first boring company test tunnel under spaceX headquarters in southern california. in a presentation on tuesday (dec 18) musk, showed off the 1.4-mile (2.3 kilometer) long, 14-foot (4.3-meter) wide test...
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elon musk to reveal ‘fully road legal autonomous transport cars’ this month

kieron marchese elon musk has announced that the boring company ‘product launch’ is has been delayed until december 18. musk also revealed that in addition to the tunnel the company will showcase its autonomous transport cars and ‘ground to car’ elevators. the company‘s first...
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MIT surveys two million people to set out ethical framework for driverless cars

Self-driving cars should swerve to protect young people over the elderly and humans over animals, according to a global survey of more than two million people conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Rima Sabina Aouf Self-driving cars should swerve...
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Ford will test self-driving cars in Washington, DC (and Miami), with an emphasis on ‘equity’

The parent company of Lincoln Motors is bringing its robot cars to the city of the Lincoln Memorial By Andrew J. Hawkins Autonomous cars are coming to the nation’s capital. Ford announced Monday that it would begin testing its self-driving cars on the streets of Washington, DC,...
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elon musk announces opening of high-speed tunnel in L.A for public rides

earlier this year, elon musk announced that the boring company’s 2.7-mile-long tunnel in los angeles had been completed. last night, he posted on twitter that the ultra-high-speed transit project will open to the public — offering free rides to everyone — on december 11. mainly...
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