The Brookings Institution is forecasting upheaval in local government as the rise of autonomous cars radically changes some of the ways they collect money. In just one example, the driverless vehicles are going to behave more safely on the road, which means less revenue from people paying for tickets.
Ford has patented a way to use information about things like road grade and navigation data to more efficiently make use of the adaptive cruise control. The system seems perfect to help autonomous vehicles maximize their fuel economy.
Terrafugia shows a newly updated rendering for its TF-X flying car. Development on the flying cars with promises of monumental capabilities has gone on for years, with no products yet in the hands of consumers.
Kandi Launches Carsharing In Luzhou; Grassley Fights For Renewables In Tax Bill
Kandi adds 1,500 EVs for carsharing in Luzhou, China. Urban Air Institute says E0 is more harmful to engines than E10. Senator Grassley fights for inclusion of renewable energy in tax bill. Scientists develop microcapsules for self-extinguishing batteries.
BMW's hydrogen fuel cell-powered i8 prototype snakes around a track in its stealthy, matte black paint in this clip. The coupe shows that performance doesn't necessarily have to come with ear-splitting noise.
Focusing On Human-Caused Fender-Benders Misses The Point
Here we go again. Google reported Thursday another one of its self-driving cars was involved in a traffic accident earlier this month. The crash occurred near the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters July 1.
PlasticRoad is a new surface that's made from recycled bottles and is under development in The Netherlands. The company behind it promises the innovation could lead to streets that last three times longer, and the city of Rotterdam is already considering construction.
The Stella Lux is a solar-powered EV created by a group of students at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands that can sit four people and is taking on the World Solar Challenge in Australia in October.