How will autonomous vehicles change the way architects think?

By Jonathan Hilburg City planning operates on decades-long cycles, while infrastructure is typically built out using forecasts that extend current trends. If self-driving vehicles are poised to deliver the revolution in urban transportation that Silicon Valley has been promising,...
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Automated, electric buses may be transit’s future – Curbed

Why some believe the first electric, self-guided vehicle you’ll ride should and could be a bus by Patrick Sisson   It may seem unlikely that a bus route that takes passengers to a local sauna would provide a glimpse of transportation’s future. But, to be fair, we’re talking...
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This Week in Tech: Elon Musk Releases Photo of L.A.’s Underground Tunnel Progress | Architect Magazine

Plus, rethinking stadium structures, 3D-printed stainless steel, and more design-tech news from this week. By ARCHITECT Staff On Oct. 28, Elon Musk shared a photo on Twitter showing the progress made on a Los Angeles tunnel constructed by his infrastructure and tunnel-drilling...
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The Space Coast Transportation Planning Organization is working to bring a future Brightline Station to Brevard County

Miami-to-Orlando Brightline train starts site work for Central Florida connection – Orlando Business Journal

By Veronica Brezina The developer and operator of the $3.5 billion Brightline intercity train is starting work on its Orlando segment, which may mean it will be completed in the next couple of years. Coral Gables-based All Aboard Florida on Oct. 11 applied for permit that would...
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Watch how Elon Musk is making the hyperloop a reality – Curbed

The key to hyperloops success is tunnels by Lauren Ro and Hiatt Woods   What’s it going to take make high-speed hyperloop travel a reality? The “boring” answer may surprise you. Tunnels. Tunnels are what’s needed to fling a tube car from point A to point B—How else is it supposed...
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Olli, a 3D-printed autonomous bus, made its debut in the U.S. in 2016. Local Motors

The best transportation improvements to try in your city – Curbed

These small things can make a big impact by Megan Barber, Patrick Sisson, and Alissa Walker Whether you live in the farthest suburb or in the heart of downtown, how you move around your city shapes your social interactions, your job, and even your family dynamics. Peruse the...
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Hyperloop One choses Miami to Orlando as one of its 10 routes – SFBJ

Keith Larsen Miami to Orlando could become one of the first routes on Hyperloop’s ultra-fast autonomous transportation system, allowing commuters to travel between the cities in only 25 minutes. The Los Angeles start-up company, Hyperloop One, announced the Miami to Orlando...
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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop bullet train may come to East Coast – South Florida Business Journal

Veronica Brezina   It looks like a futuristic high-speed tube train is gaining steam, according to SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk’s Twitter account where he wrote: “Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop....
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Biking in 2017: New products, paths, and tech – Curbed

Celebrate National Bike Month with a look back at our recent cycling coverage by Megan Barber Over the last 20 years, the number of bicyclists has grown rapidly from coast to coast. Although still a small minority, an increasing number of people in cities like Portland,...
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These Self-Driving Cars Assemble Into Moving Towns | Co.Design

A compelling concept imagines how autonomous vehicles might revolutionize suburban and rural life. by Mark Wilson We’ve been told that the self-driving car will lead to better cities, that it could dock with your apartment to add more space, or be an office on the way to work....
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