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NHTSA chief takes conservative view on autonomous vehicles

"If you had perfect, connected autonomous vehicles on the road tomorrow, it would still take 20 to 30 years to turn over the fleet."<p>Autonomous and …

Don't get rid of the steering wheel just yet, Google

Motorists Have Concerns About Self-Driving Cars, Says University of Michigan Survey<p>Self-driving cars might dominate the roadways of tomorrow, but American motorists aren't ready for them today. A survey conducted by University of Michigan researchers found drivers are concerned about riding …

Your City Could Be The First To Embrace The Future Of Transportation

A new contest offers $50 million to the city with the best plan.<p>No one is sure what a "smart city" is, exactly, but a new contest will offer $50 million to the city with the most compelling vision of what this concept could be.<p>The Department of Transportation will provide $40 million dollars of the …

Smart Cities

How driverless cars could collide with auto insurers

Evidence is mounting that the driverless car will become a roadworthy reality by the 2020s. While one often-claimed benefit of taking the wheel away …

Driverless Cars Are Coming. Is Congress Ready?

Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan has seen the future, and it is a driverless Uber.<p>Auto companies are quickly working on equipping cars with software that …

Roads

The new US highway bill is stuck in the past

Washington did something<p>The new five-year, $305 billion highway bill signed by President Barack Obama last Friday is really, really long — just over 1,300 pages — and filled with terribly dry, boring government jargon. For example: "the Secretary provides to the State... a notification of the …

Driverless Cars and the Future of Parking

<i>This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p><b>If you drive out</b> to visit Disney's …

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Drexel students compete to design pods for Elon Musk's hyper-fast 'hyperloop' transportation prototype

In a cavernous concrete University City lab, about 80 Drexel University engineering students are working out the kinks on the future of public …

High-speed Rail

These streets are made for walking: how Oklahoma City overturned car culture

Zurich is one of the best. London is pretty good but could be better. Johannesburg is terrible. Bogota has taken it seriously. Oklahoma has made significant improvements.<p>The walkability of cities can significantly affect the health – physical and mental – of its citizens. A brisk 20-minute walk a …

Urban Design

Putting the Public in the Right of Way: Streets as Urban Open Space

American cities are in the midst of a remarkable turnaround as urban living is growing more popular with young adults. This shift in preference is by …

Urban Design

L.A.'s Massive 'Crater' Shows Why Parking Is the Biggest Fight in Urban Planning

Back in November, a group of researchers compiled a huge amount of data about parking in Los Angeles. Before you brush that off as the most obtuse …

A future of self-driving cars? We're ready now

The younger generation no longer feels as strong a need to be behind the wheel -- and phones have stolen some of cars' cachet.<p>Growing up in the 1980s, I got my driver's license at age 17 -- and I was just about the last one of my friends to do so. It was stressful, but after I passed the test I got …

Autonomous Cars

Work begins on Chicago's first 'shared street'

Construction is beginning on Chicago's first "shared street" project that will transform a three-block stretch of Argyle Street in Uptown into a European-style plaza boulevard where pedestrians, bicyclists and motor vehicles must learn to co-exist in one wide, curb-less lane, city officials said …

A Bold Transportation Plan for Urban America—Dead on Arrival

The DOT’s $98 billion 2017 budget has a lot to recommend it, and virtually no chance of approval.<p>The U.S. Department of Transportation’s newly released fiscal 2017 budget is about 70 pages long, but you need only look at the cover to catch its drift. The lead image shows the pedestrian-friendly, …

Urban Design

Sprawl Kills

Traffic fatalities are one of the leading causes of death in cities across the globe, and it’s worst where there’s most sprawl.<p>Sprawl makes for an unfortunate living environment, not just because it is fairly reliably drab and dull. Sprawl actually kills. Traffic fatalities are one of the leading …

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Introduction<p>A founding principle of The Hamilton Project’s economic strategy is that long-term prosperity is best achieved by fostering economic …

Urban Design

Imagining the Driverless City

Building facades are part of the University of Michigan’s demonstration site, Mcity, where robotic vehicles can be tested. (University of …

Urban Design

There's a Bumpy Road Ahead for Driverless Cars

Right now the driverless car is a novelty, and it's not taking any jobs.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …