February 15, 2018, 2pm PST
Self-driving cars process a tremendous amount of data to pilot themselves through crowded streets. That computing power needs electricity, and lots of it.
September 14, 2017, 8am PDT
The U.S. Department of Transportation has updated its voluntary guidelines for companies looking to test self-driving cars.
August 4, 2017, 12pm PDT
A new report from Urbanism Next/SCI takes you through a city’s budget—both revenues and expenditures—and describes the areas that will be affected as AVs become commonplace and e-commerce takes on an even larger role in retail
June 29, 2017, 5am PDT
The Wall Street Journal sees the end for car ownership, it's been predicted before, but they see moves from the industry and predictions from consultants as proof that this time it's for real.
May 9, 2017, 6am PDT
If self-driving cars means more sharing and less car ownership, we may finally lose our appetite for parking, even in the motor city.
May 1, 2017, 8am PDT
Even as cars and commuter planes look much like they did generations ago, big changes are coming for transportation, argues Timothy B. Lee in a piece for Vox.
October 21, 2016, 5am PDT
"American households will no longer aspire to own two cars in every garage, but instead will have mobility apps on every phone, to hail self-driving vehicles that they will share rather than own." Jeffrey D. Sachs, Columbia University
September 12, 2016, 6am PDT
Parking lots hurting for cars, garages being converted to storage, corporate headquarters moving from edge city to center city—these are some of things happening in U.S. cities that hold promise for change, writes former SPUR ED Jim Chappell.
June 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.
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June 5, 2014, 5am PDT
Google's bold new design for a self-driving car has no steering wheel or pedals. And it has a top speed of 40 km/h. Here is a look at Google’s plans and the role low-speed automated vehicles could play in urban transportation.