September 5, 2017, 6am PDT
Uber Movement makes publicly available data for two billion trips taken on the transportation network company. Uber says the data should benefit urban planners.
July 14, 2017, 10am PDT
The potential of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data to redefine mapping and modeling will be on display in the city of Dublin, Ireland, after NYU researchers released the largest ever LiDAR data set.
October 28, 2016, 7am PDT
The Silicon Valley start-up devoted to reinventing the city made a splashy hire this week.
October 21, 2016, 10am PDT
Tesla showed off new self-driving technology this week.
November 24, 2015, 5am PST
So far, only a small minority of major cities have considered self-driving cars in their long-range transportation plans. The question is, should policymakers embrace them or stand in their way?
November 12, 2015, 6am PST
"If the 20th century was devoted to building the infrastructure to service the personal automobile, then perhaps the 21st century will be devoted to undoing most of it."
August 31, 2015, 2pm PDT
A spate of media coverage responded to the news that Uber had released a new feature called "Smart Routes."
July 21, 2015, 1pm PDT
With extra layers of security and a pricing model that differs from other transportation network companies, HopSkipDrive is looking to tap into the crucial "busy parents" demographic.
September 11, 2014, 10am PDT
Gable Klein, former head of transportation for Chicago and Washington D.C., has joined Bridj, a Boston-based startup building dynamically generated bus routes.
September 3, 2014, 6am PDT
Kyle Hill compares the cost of exclusively riding Uber to owning a car in the car-centric city of Los Angeles.
August 16, 2014, 7am PDT
Exactly how does a student take on an open data political stance and transform it into "the largest crowd-sourced mapping project on the internet"?
April 16, 2014, 2pm PDT
The Google Bus protests got the media’s attention, and the Ellis Act has politicians' attention, but the Bay Area’s current tech-housing-gentrification crisis is a big, complicated mess.
March 30, 2011, 2pm PDT
Google announced that it had chosen Kansas City, Kansas as the launching site for an experimental fiber-optic network with speeds of up to 1 Gb per second.
February 23, 2011, 6am PST
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced yesterday that the city will begin to utilize QR (quick response) codes on all building permits, providing more access to information for New York residents.
December 20, 2010, 9am PST
A website called "Isle of Tune" lets you build streets SimCity-style, with a twist- the houses and streetlights become musical elements in the sequence that you make.
August 31, 2010, 9am PDT
Google has invested $86 million in a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit fund to create 480 affordable rental housing units for low income families.
February 19, 2010, 8am PST
Google's headquarters in Mountain View, CA is not unlike many suburban office parks, but now the search giant is advocating for mixed-use development around their campus.
February 3, 2009, 2pm PST
Futurist Dr. Ray Kurzweil is part of a team of big thinkers on the faculty of Singularity University, a joint project of Google and NASA with a mission to solve "humanity's grand challenges."