Artist conceptual drawing of Entrance to LVCC Loop outside New Exhibition Hall.Image: Tvsdesign/Design Las Vegas and The Boring Company

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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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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