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tesla to enable in-car netflix and youtube video streaming ‘soon’

tim spears in what might cause road-side TV binge fests globally, elon musk has announced that soon you will be able to stream youtube and netflix in your tesla cars. in a series of tweets, the news only confirms that the ability will be provided soon and only permitted when the...
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France’s solar roadway experiment has failed

After nearly three years of use, Normandy’s photovoltaic highway is delivering disappointing results. By Liz Stinson Solar power highways are hitting a roadblock. Nearly three years after France built a 0.6-mile stretch of photovoltaic road in Normandy, the government is deeming...
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Route Of Genting’s Baylink Monorail Proposal Revealed, Transit Oriented Development Expected At Resorts World

The route of Genting’s proposed Baylink monorail from Miami to Miami Beach has been revealed. County Mayor Carlos Gimenez told Miami Beach commissioners at a workshop yesterday that the monorail would begin at the Resorts World Miami site in downtown Miami and end on public land...
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Monorail To Miami Beach Moving Forward After Vote, Genting Promises Fast & Inexpensive Build

Baylink may finally be on track after a county vote yesterday. Genting and BYD are promising they will build a monorail from Miami to Miami Beach quickly and inexpensively, and county commissioners voted yesterday to move ahead with a bidding process for the transit system. Here...
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Las Vegas bets on Elon Musk’s Boring Company for tunnel project

The project should be complete for CES 2021 By Elizabeth Lopatto Las Vegas’ Convention and Visitors Authority has recommended selecting Elon Musk’s The Boring Company to build and operate a “people mover” at Las Vegas’ convention center, says Steve Hill, LVCVA’s president and...
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Flying Cars Are Real—And They’re Not Bad for the Climate

They might even be greener than electric ones. Lilium Robinson Meyer It has a sleek black pill of a body, with two rigid, white arms sprouting from its sides. It looks, in other words, like an iPad had a baby with a crop duster, or like a Volkswagen Bug from a future designed by...
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The electric-vehicle revolution starts with the city bus

Who knew buses could move so fast? By Michael J. Coren The era of the internal combustion engine may have peaked. A report from Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance out today (May 15) estimates conventional car sales are now in decline and more electric vehicles (EVs) will be sold than...
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Report: U.S. addiction to building new roads eating up money needed for maintenance

Constructing new U.S. roads and highways, at the expense of basic repairs, is wasting taxpayers dollars. By Patrick Sisson How can more spending mean worse results? Thanks to American transportation policy, it’s a reality painfully understood by millions of drivers, who commute...
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San Francisco is doubling the rate at which the city builds protected bike lanes after several high-profile cyclist deaths. Brock Keeling via Curbed

Paint isn’t protection. Bike lanes need barriers

It’s pretty simple—cities shouldn’t let their cyclists get run over. By Alissa Walker May is National Bike Month. Most years, I’ve commemorated the month with a lighthearted story about the joys of pedal-propelled travel, or how fun it is to ride with kids. But, as we’ve...
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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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