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California Schools Make Move to Electric Buses:


Schools across the state are partnering with government agencies to share the high up-front costs, while hoping to save money through lower maintenance and fuel bills. by David R. Baker, San Francisco ...


Ford goes 'all in' on electric cars with $11 billion investment:


Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what's now just a fraction of the market. The ...


AirSpaceX's autonomous, electric air taxi lands in Detroit Aircraft:


"Our goal is to deploy 2,500 aircraft at the nation's 50 largest cities by 2026" Airspace Experience Technologies, LLC (AirSpaceX) has given a preview of its vision for the future of air taxi services ...


Companies Will Likely Have First Dibs on Fully Autonomous Vehicles:


Top automakers say the first generation of the technology will be used for commercial purposes, not by the general public. Ford plans to own its initial fleet of self-driving cars and sell the use ...


Self-driving cars must benefit rural communities, not just cities:


A top Trump administration official said it's vital for the auto industry to ensure that self-driving cars help improve life in rural communities and not just urban areas. Transportation Secretary ...


These communities eliminated traffic congestion by building roundabouts. Why not on Missoula's Reserve Street? :


"Missoula experts still don't seem to know what to do about Reserve St. long-term. Let's Improve Missoula's Reserve Street has suggested multi-lane roundabouts as a solution for certain problem Reserve ...


Ford Developing a 'Transportation Mobility Cloud':


The future of every kind of vehicle--not just autonomous vehicles--will be built on technologies. Time will tell if Ford manages to corner the market on this particular form of transportation. Kristin ...


GM says it's mass-producing cars without steering wheels:


General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals. The company says it has filed a petition with the federal government seeking permission ...


Autonomous Vehicles Could Help Millions of People Catch Up on Sleep, TV and Work:


There's a lot more free time when the car can drive itself. by Eric Williams, Professor, Rochester Institute of Technology http://www.govtech.com/fs/transportation/Autonomous-Vehicles-Could-Help-Millions-of-People-Catch-Up-on-Sleep-TV-and-Work.html *** GM ...


KERBspace announces program to deploy Electric Automobile Charge Spaces across SW Montana -- discounts available:


Install KERBspace 210 at your business and stand out from your competitors, attract electric vehicle drivers...and lots of curious onlookers. Exhibit leadership in sustainable transportation. Be ...


TSA PreCheck enrollment to begin at Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport:


The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has open enrollment for TSA PreCheck at Bozeman-Yellowstone International Airport starting next Monday. If you are a frequent flier, enrolling in TSA ...


Ford will Connect Cars with Bikes and Everything Else:


The vehicles and bikes - even city stoplights and signs - will all communicate with each other in a system that Ford is calling "Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything." Ford is working with chipmaker Qualcomm ...


Robomart's autonomous rolling produce market makes convenience stores more convenient:


Autonomous cars may make it easier to get to the convenience store, but what about a convenience store that comes to you? At CES 2018, Robomart has unveiled its eponymous driverless, electric, mobile ...


Next step in driverless cars: Boot the driver - Ford lays out grand vision for a self-driving car future:


Auto and tech companies are racing to get human drivers completely out of their self-driving cars, perhaps as soon as this year. Numerous companies have been testing small fleets of autonomous vehicles ...


Vision Zero Touted as Traffic Deaths Hit Historic Lows in 2 Major Cities:


Vision Zero starts with the premise that humans make mistakes, but road infrastructure ought to account for that. Its champions stress making changes to the physical aspects of streets and sidewalks to ...


More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Planned For Flathead Valley:


The Flathead Electric Co-op https://www.flatheadelectric.com/ Monday announced a new pilot program to bring electric vehicle charging stations to the Flathead Valley. The Co-op installed the Valley's ...


What it's like to ride in a self-driving Lyft:


Riding in a self-driving Lyft car is way more boring than you'd expect. But that's really the point. The ride, which I took on the streets of Las Vegas at the outset of CES 2018, was only remarkable ...


Case Studies in Autonomous Vehicles, Part 3: Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Able to Handle All Driving Conditions?:


Parts 1 http://www.newgeography.com/content/005765-case-studies-autonomous-vehicles-part-i-shared-use-vehicles-and-challenge-multiple-intermediate-stops and 2 http://www.newgeography.com/content/005807-case-studies-autonomous-vehicles-part-ii-how-do-we-accommodate-passengers-with-non-routine-needs ...


California moves to ban sales of fossil-fueled cars from 2040:


The move brings California, if not the rest of the United States, into line with plans several other regions are making. India, China and the EU, among other players, are looking to ban new combustion ...


Welcome to the Electric Vehicle Charging Station of the Future:


But only if you drive a Tesla. Unlike a traditional "fill-up," charging an EV takes time--30 minutes for Tesla Superchargers--so Tesla provides an exclusive lounge for its customers at a new 40-Supercharger ...


Will self-driving cars threaten your security?:


While every new generation of automobile technology brings new security risks, the vulnerabilities that come along with self-driving cars are unprecedented and understudied, a new paper suggests. Imagine ...


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Nissan reveals predictive brain-to-vehicle technology:


Although completely self-driving cars have yet to enter common use, we are already seeing semi-autonomous driving assistance technologies. Nissan announced one such system this Wednesday, which determines ...


America's Hottest Self-Driving Startup Hooks Up with VW and Hyundai:


Less than a decade after Google launched the age of the self-driving car, most of the main players have made some long-term commitments--not in the name of love, but to ensure success. With few exceptions, ...


Will Smarter Cars Really Mean Less Traffic?:


State and local leaders are planning for technology that could ease traffic congestion, accidents and pollution. Washington state and local governments in Clark County are already laying the groundwork ...


Berlin Unveils Transformative Bike Plan - Berlin's Upcoming Bike Revolution:




Porsche's Mission E Will Change the Game for Electric Sports Cars:




Will the State of Montana have to pay some canceled roundabout costs?:


"From a safety perspective, the roundabout alternative is the only option to both reduce crash rates and severity as well as ideally remove the right-angle crash trend from future events," Even though ...


After Peak Hype, Self-Driving Cars Enter the Trough of Disillusionment:


Oh, the untainted optimism of 2014. In the spring of that year, the good Swedes at Volvo introduced Drive Me, a program to get regular Josefs, Frejas, Joeys, and Fayes into autonomous vehicles. By 2017, ...


Driverless cars became a reality in 2017 and hardly anyone noticed:


On November 7, Waymo announced it would begin regularly testing fully driverless cars--without a safety driver--on public roads. It was a momentous announcement. A technology that had seemed like science ...

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