On Places, Simon Sadler explores the magical thinking and many contradictions of the TED Talks.
Jan 23, 2014 Places Journal
You've heard of road rage. Electric vehicle drivers at Silicon Valley workplaces where EVs substantially exceed chargers may experience "charge rage" when a "top-off" can take as long as eight hours.
Jan 23, 2014 San Jose Mercury News
The developers of a transit-tracking app have some for exciting news for public officials: There's a way to improve transit rider satisfaction without reducing fares, buying new vehicles or expanding service. Just give your users more information.
Jan 22, 2014 The Atlantic Cities
Street furniture like benches, garbage cans, and bike racks are found in every city. But not all street furniture is created equal—new technology is redefining street furniture as the smart devices that run efficient cities.
Jan 22, 2014 Woodhouse
By analyzing four public spaces using William H. Whyte's groundbreaking techniques for studying street life, a team of researchers led by Keith Hampton reached some surprising conclusions about how technology is changing our social interactions.
Jan 20, 2014 The New York Times
Not so long ago, I wrote an article about the misconceptions of transit use [link]. Opinion
Jan 20, 2014 By
PBS' Hari Sreenivasan and guests share impressions of the North American Auto Show held in Detroit last week. Trucks and luxury cars were the focus, not electric and super-efficient vehicles. Debate on fuel efficiency standards is predicted in 2017.
Jan 20, 2014 PBS NewsHour
With more than 10,000 transportation professionals attending the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, it is a great opportunity to understand what topics are receiving the most attention. Opinion
Jan 20, 2014 By
People are increasingly accessing information via mobile devices. There has been a substantial rise in the number of mobile enabled websites - but what about mobile enabled plans? Opinion
Jan 18, 2014 By
It's already conquered phones and the Internet, and is moving rapidly into the automotive world, but Google's $3.2 billion purchase of smart device maker Nest provides the company with entree into the "connected home" market.
Jan 14, 2014 PCWorld