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3BMW readies EV, hydrogen updates for 2015 Detroit Auto Show

ChargeNow, ParkNow And DriveNow Will All See Enhancements

BMW's stand at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show will be the place to go for updates. News about advances in electric vehicle infrastructure, hydrogen fuel cells (maybe) and BMW's suite of connected vehicles app things will all make an appearance at the show next month.

90US energy boom thwarted by... bad oil field roads?

With all the money they generate, you'd be forgiven if you thought the roads to America's oil wells and shale fields would be paved in platinum and lined in gold. The reality is, though, that these roads are so devastated that they're starting to actively hurt the oil industry.

57Sandia finds hydrogen easier to store, sell than we thought

Setting up a safe and convenient hydrogen infrastructure might not be as difficult as many thought, according to a study by Sandia National Laboratories. In fact, many existing gas stations offer a suitable footprint to store and dispense gaseous hydrogen for fuel cell vehicles. The Sandia study suggests that the current safety code that governs hydrogen fueling stations may be unnecessarily restrictive, and that a new science-based code could optimize hydrogen safety while allowing more places

1EVs, hybrids finding a home in Scottish Car Clubs

Car clubs in Scotland are getting some electric love from their government. The UK is putting £1,000,000 ($1.7 million US) of new funding toward electric vehicles, specifically encouraging the clean growth of car clubs Scotland. Those funds are expected to provide as many as 30 additional EVs for the clubs.

58Japan's government gives hydrogen vehicles a big boost

The Japanese government is really paving the way for hydrogen fuel cell technology on its roads. Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry is changing regulations on fuel tanks to make hydrogen cars more appealing to drivers, which should help put the country ahead of others in the race to develop a viable H2 fleet.

42180,000 new vehicles are sitting, derailed by lack of transport trains

If you're planning on buying a new car in the next month or so, you might want to pick from what's on the lot, because there could be a long wait for new vehicles from the factory. Locomotives continue to be in short supply in North America, and that's causing major delays for automakers trying to move assembled cars.

96White House urges Congress to shore up depleted Highway Trust Fund

The United States Highway Trust Fund is getting closer to running out, and the federal government is scrambling to find a way to keep it in the black. The fund pays for a significant portion of the upkeep for the country's interstates, bridge repairs and some public transportation projects. It's currently backed under a two-year law that expires in September, but Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx claims the actual money in the account will be gone by the end of August. Without new financi

16HyFive hydrogen infrastructure gets $51M boost across Europe

"High five!" was one of the catch-phrases of Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh comedic alter ego Borat. A real-world HyFive is being announced by a power broker named Boris. And this is serious business.

1TRANSLOGIC 149: Detroit Collision Works Container Hotel

Collision Works Founder Shel Kimen has a vision for a nonprofit, mixed use hotel and community center in Detroit. What does that have to do with transportation? The entire development will be made from recycled shipping containers. See how sustainable container architecture could change the landscape of the Motor City.

34Ghosn says he may have been a little off on 2016 EV goal

Don't blame us, blame the infrastructure. That's what Renault-Nissan Alliance chief Carlos Ghosn essentially said when he explained why his two companies will miss their 2016 goal of having cumulatively sold 1.5 million electric vehicles, the Detroit Bureau reports, citing an interview Ghosn conducted with the Financial Times. Ghosn says that the lack of vehicle-recharging infrastructure pushed out by the US, European and Chinese governments has been more of a factor in the sales situation than

276Interstate Closed After Bridge Sags Over River In Wisconsin

Bridge carries Interstate 43 over river into Green Bay

A bridge that carries more than 40,000 cars per day over the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has been closed indefinitely after part of the crossing sagged early Wednesday morning.

5America's Bridges Are Crumbling

More than 80,000 bridges across the United States are in dire need of repair.

More than 80,000 bridges across the United States are in dire need of repair.

2NYC Citi Bike Program Closes Out First Summer With Fans And Barbs

When New York City launched its Citi Bike bike share program last May, the complaints started flying. What else would we expect? New Yorkers are famous for their kvetching--this time about everything from bikes that don't go easily enough into their racks, to docking stations taking up too much space, and even the color of the bikes.

3Tesla CEO Elon Musk Plans Cross-Country Trip In Model S Electric Car

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has made it his business to defend the modern electric vehicle as a viable mode of transit. Tesla's sporty Roadster, the company's first car, debunked the myth that electric cars couldn't be fun. Now Musk is seeking to overcome the notion of "range anxiety" with his Model S sedan and solar-powered Supercharger network. As he announced on Twitter earlier today, Musk plans to personally show how convenient a cross-country trip in a Model S electric car can be.

AddFord Studying Space Robots To Improve Connected Car Communications

‚ÄčThe idea of vehicle-to-vehicle communication, commonly known as V2V, isn't a new concept. Ford has already demonstrated how V2V can be a powerful tool in collision avoidance, but the automaker seeks to advance the technology further through an interstellar collaboration.

357Mississippi man under fire for fixing potholes using city's supplies [w/video]

Potholes, also known as the bane of every motorist's existence, are a huge problem in many cities. One resident in Jackson, Mississippi got fed up with the constant bumps and craters in his city's roads, and took matters into his own hands.

491Zero To 4,000 Miles Per Hour In 3 Minutes: Hyperloop Tubes Could Make It Possible

Lately, Elon Musk seems to be challenging every preconceived notion of transportation. First, he took the auto industry by storm when he introduced the electric-powered Tesla Roadster and later the all-electric Model S sedan, dubbed the "automobile of the year" by Automobile Magazine, as well as Motor Trend. Then his company SpaceX became the first privately owned company to send cargo to the International Space Station. #fivemin-widget-blogsmith-image-106296{display:none;} .cke_show_borders #f

24Japan sets up hydrogen 'task force' to advance fuel-cell infrastructure

We're not sure how "hydrogen superhighway" translates in Japanese, but it looks like Japan is looking to promote the kind of public-private partnership to accelerate hydrogen-refueling infrastructure that the US government has espoused at various times, Hydrogen Fuel News reports.

53Seoul's Bridge of Life curbs suicide attempts with happy thoughts

South Korea has the highest suicide rate among the 20 countries that make up the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and it's carried that unfortunate statistic on its back for the past eight years. Between 2003 to 2011, 1,090 people committed suicide by jumping off bridges spanning the Han River, with the Mapo Bridge – nicknamed The Bridge of Death – saddled with the highest death toll.

AddVolvo Reveals Self-Parking Prototype That Can Avoid Moving Vehicles, Pedestrians

Autonomous automobiles are looking more like an inevitability, rather than a mere possibility. Benefits of self-driving cars include safe high-speed travel, optimized fuel economy, relaxed commuting, and self-parking features.

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