Felix Rückl

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Brilliant ideas: 5 of the smartest cities in Europe

What makes a city <i>smart</i>?<p>Is it the development and planning that go into it, or the innovative tech that emerges from its businesses and labs? Could it …

Smart Cities

Your future commute: Flying through tubes at 760 mph

Picture the commute of the future: You live in Palo Alto, Calif., but work 350 miles away in Los Angeles. After your morning latte, you click on a smartphone app to summon your digital chauffeur. An autonomous car shows up at your front door three minutes later to drive you to a Hyperloop station …

Transportation

Traffic jams a thing of the past in Tokyo

A taxi glides to a halt a few seconds after I raise my arm. The back door opens automatically to reveal car seat backs and headrests covered in white …

Ready to pay trillions for self-driving car roads?

Car companies say self-driving cars are coming soon, but that’s only half the story.<p>Automakers can build cars with semi-autonomous hardware, but they aren’t in the business of building infrastructure. From the millions of miles accumulated by semi-autonomous cars so far, one thing is clear: Our …

U.S. Department of Transportation

Germany Passes Autonomous Driving Law

Volkswagen debuted the Sedric self-driving concept car in March (via Volkswagen)<p>Germany last week approved new guidelines for autonomous …

A Timeline of the Future of Transportation

Driverless cars are the future of transportation. Scratch that, the future is flying cars. Or maybe we should just go full steampunk and embrace …

Burgess model or concentric zone model | Urban Development Model

by admin 15,256 Views<p>Burgess model or concentric zone model – urban land use model<p>Ernest Burgess gave a model to define how different social groups …

Urban Design

The Most Important Population Statistic That Hardly Ever Gets Talked About

Do you know your city's "commuter-adjusted population"?<p>About 1.5 million people live in Manhattan, an imposing number that's larger than the entire populations of Phoenix, Dallas and San Francisco. More impressive, though, is what happens on the island by day: So many commuters come in (and so few …

National spotlight: what smart cities can learn from Minneapolis, capital of "the North"

City leaders believe that Minneapolis should be the first non-coastal city that knowledge workers and business leaders think of after Chicago. Here's …

Urban Design

Lessons from Overseas Cycling Infrastructure

Civil engineering professor Glen Koorey from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand has spent the last three-months touring North American and …

Civil Engineering

Startup unveils new open-source electric and self-driving car platform

Earlier this year, OSVehicle, an Italia and Silicon Valley-based company backed by YCombinator, unveiled an interesting new $12,000 open-source hardware platform to develop electric vehicles.<p>The idea is that the automotive industry has always been capital-intensive and that an open platform could …

Berlin's approach to improving how people get around is less confrontational than Uber's

But they've also come under fire from the region's traditional taxi service providers for skirting established industry regulations.<p>Uber-style disruption isn't the only way to harness the power of digital to improve transportation, however.<p>Some recent efforts offer a less confrontational approach …

Smart Cities