Technology

When they're not extinguishing actual flames, fire trucks can seem comically over-sized on city streets. Replacing portions of the fleet with smaller response vehicles might save money without sacrificing capability.
2 days ago   CityLab
From a new Silicon Valley facility, Mercedes' R&D department is developing car-share services based on a vision of 21st-century suburbs. The company is also testing self-driving prototypes and electric models.
Oct 12, 2015   GreenBiz
No, the title does not refer to Congress, it is meant to be taken literally: It is about the District of Columbia's sewage treatment plant that produces renewable energy by treating its biosolids with a new hydrolysis technology imported from Norway.
Oct 10, 2015   The Washington Post
Car ownership is far from "a thing of the past," as Uber's CEO plans on making it, but a new survey shows that a substantial number of people who have tried transportation network companies are forgoing the purchase of a car.
Oct 8, 2015   Los Angeles Times - Technology Now
The self-driving future is coming sooner than you might have expected—to a suburban office park in California's Bay Area.
Oct 6, 2015   San Jose Mercury News - Silicon Beat
What will it take for the electric car to become practical and economically feasible for the masses?
Oct 6, 2015   Fast Company
Washington, D.C.'s DOT has adopted TransitIQ, a straightforward tracking technology, to help dispatchers keep buses on schedule.
Oct 4, 2015   Mobility Lab
What does it mean to be a Chief Resilience Officer for one America's largest cities? Doggerel spoke to Patrick Otellini, Chief Resilient Officer for San Francisco, to find out what it takes to make a truly resilient city.
Sep 29, 2015   Doggerel
New tools and technologies of the so-called Internet of Things are helping cities get a better handle on water scarcity and overabundance.
Sep 28, 2015   Data-Smart City Solutions
One MIT student's love of transit means no one in his house will ever miss the T.
Sep 26, 2015   The Boston Globe
Vocal users of the wildly popular navigation app Waze have pushed the company's developers to look for a solution to its routing algorithm's tendency to send drivers turning left through crowded intersections.
Sep 25, 2015   The Atlantic