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The new smartphone app Arro allows traditional cab drivers in the Big Apple to challenge Uber. The service lets users hail a taxi and pay for it from their phone without ever having surge pricing.

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The East Street Railroad Bridge in Westwood, MA, loves to destroy the roofs of truck when drivers think that they can make it under. The span has caught out many inattentive people over the years.

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A study in Germany finds that the popularity of larger vehicles and increased traffic on the roads is causing greenhouse gas emissions in the transport segment to actually increase from 1990 levels.

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Ford Wins Altair Enlighten Award For F-150

Custom Nissan Leaf caught on video in Japan. Shell's plans to dig for Arctic oil. The Ford F-150 has been acknowledged for its lightness. Heavy-duty diesel trucks continue to improve environmental performance.

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Daimler believes that it's close to getting permission to begin testing semi-autonomous big rigs on the roads there very soon.

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Aldi Offers Free EV Charging In Germany; DOE Funds Algal Biofuel Projects

BMW's electric truck will move parts through Munich. Aldi installs fast chargers at 50 locations in Germany. London's double-decker EV bus is made by BYD. DOE funds projects to reduce algal biofuel prices.

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High roof, extended wheelbase, and looks only a mother could love. What else could you ask for in your perfect cargo van? We've got a couple of ideas.

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San Antonio might mix the modern with the classic through an $80-million project to have as many as 80 electric trolleys with classic styling servicing the city. The company making them claims up to a 140-mile range for the vehicles.

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If you ever wonder what causes buses to bunch up and arrive at a stop at the same time, this interesting article explains why. There's even a short game to see the problem for yourself.

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Chevrolet is returning to the medium-duty truck market in 2016 with several versions of the Isuzu's N-Series models.

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Ford's 2016 model-year updates for the Transit van include available dual sliding doors and Sync 3 infotainment, while the Transit Connect offers second-row bucket seats and a flex-fuel capable engine.

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Nissan has taken one of its e-NV200 electric panel wagons and turned it into a full party van, complete with DJ booth, LED dance floor, full bar, and solar-powered disco ball.

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NHTSA is publishing its final mandate to add electronic stability control to semi trucks and large buses. The rule takes effect for big rigs in two years. Depending on size, buses get three or four years to comply.

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Ian Wright And Wrightspeed Have Their Sights Set On Trash

Ian Wright left Tesla before it was a well-known electric automaker. Now he wants to turn your garbage truck into an EV.

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A miscalibrated speed limiter has caused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles to recall a small number of Ram 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs with dualie axles and Hemi V8s, along with a second recall for Dodge Challengers to have their airbags rebolted.

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Smith, FDG Form Joint Venture For Commercial EVs In US

Pennsylvania is extending its Alternative Fuel Vehicle Rebate Program. Smith Electric Vehicles and FDG Electric Vehicles have formed a joint venture to build commercial EVs for US fleets. Zero Motorcycles will match the $1 million grant awarded from the California Energy Commission for R&D and assembly at its Santa Cruz headquarters.

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Eseye Handling Connectivity For The New Motion Charging Network

Solaris is building an 80-foot bus powered by a Ballard fuel cell module. Eseye is now handling connectivity for The New Motion charging network in Europe. Zero begins selling electric motorcycles in Italy.

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Plus: Notes On McLaren F1, The Chevy Volt, And Lamborghini's SUV

We curate the week's events with a focus on Daimler's autonomous big rig, the Freightliner Inspiration. Plus, other news and notes from the industry.

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The Freightliner Inspiration Truck has been unleashed in Nevada, making it the first autonomous commercial vehicle operating on highways in the US.

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Volkswagen is reorganizing its work vehicle operations under the banner of Truck & Bus GmbH, uniting MAN and Scania into one division.

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New Taxis Are Due By The End Of 2017

The London Taxi Company is getting a major investment from its owner Geely. At a new factory in the UK, the company will build a plug-in hybrid cab to go on sale in 2017.

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