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Technology Moves to the Head of the 21st Century Classroom - MIT Technology Review

Residents of Diepsloot, a township in Johannesburg, South Africa, live in poverty —many in shacks without electricity and running water. Yet every …

Education Technology

The Fate of Human Navigation Lies Within Your Smartphone

Michael Driver<p>If devices don’t adapt to help us strengthen our ability to get around, we could potentially lose it forever.<p>When was the last time you went someplace new without consulting your smartphone? Or decided that you were going to find your way back on your own, perhaps with the help of a …

The End of Public Transit?

Start-ups are proving more efficient than government in areas like transportation. Should some services be privatized?<p>Cities such as New York and San Francisco have extensive public-transportation systems that carry millions of residents by bus, train, boat, and light rail. But in recent years, …

Transportation

Soon, Your Streets Will Be Watching You

Michael Driver<p>Driver surveillance was designed to make streets safer and more efficient. But what else could be done with the data that shows what we’re like on the road?<p>We live in the era of mass surveillance. Most of what we do is carefully tracked: the websites we visit, the way we spend our …

The Role Your Car Plays in Democratizing the Energy Grid

Michael Driver<p>Decentralized power systems could have huge impacts on vehicles in the near future—and not just in terms of how we’ll charge our cars.<p>In Brooklyn, New York, locally-made goods are valued commodities. Community businesses are so beloved that they can be awarded a special certification …

In the Era of Civilian Space Travel, What Laws Do We Bring with Us?

Michael Driver<p>Space travel technology, such as the space elevator, will bring average citizens beyond Earth’s atmosphere sooner than you’d think. What will that do to our understanding of our worlds?<p>What if getting into space was as easy as stepping into an elevator? A 60,000-mile shaft that …

When Cars Fly

How driverless vehicles could change meetings, manufacturing, safety, and more<p>The automobile has long been a symbol of everything great and everything terrible about America. On the one hand: freedom, individualism, power, speed. The taming of millions of miles of varied wildernesses through roads, …

What Interacting With Robots Might Reveal About Human Nature

The most urgent question for people is not whether machines will take their jobs, but how machines will change the way they behave in society.<p>Robot panic seems to move in cycles, as new innovations in technology drive fear about machines that will take over our jobs, our lives, and our society—only …

Could Self-Driving Cars Speed Hurricane Evacuations?

The case for a fully autonomous escape plan<p>Hurricane Matthew’s record rains were but the first of many obstacles faced by millions of evacuees in Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas this past week. Roads were blocked by chest-high floodwaters and downed trees. Gas stations ran out of fuel. And …

Can a Sideways Elevator Help Designers Build Taller Skyscrapers?

ThyssenKrupp’s design travels horizontally and diagonally, in addition to up and down, freeing up square footage that would otherwise be commandeered for a shaft.<p>Half the world’s population already lives in cities, and that number is expected to jump to 70 percent by the end of the century. To …

Skyscrapers

All the Promises Automakers Have Made About the Future of Cars

If you believe them, there will be a lot of self-driving cars on the road by 2020.<p>Yet another announcement came yesterday: Volvo, the Swedish slash Chinese car company, announced that it will only offer electric or hybrid vehicles by 2019. It was widely hailed as a bold move.<p>Previously, the company …

Everything It Will Take to Get Faster Wi-Fi on Planes

Companies are vying to bring better internet to the skies, but the path to success is almost unbelievably complicated.<p>I bring tidings from the frontier of airplane Wi-Fi. I <i>experienced</i> faster internet with my own two thumbs aboard a 757! I did a series of speed tests and received between 17 and 27 …

Why Waymo’s Partnership with Avis Makes Sense - MIT Technology Review

The car rental giant Avis has signed a contract with Alphabet’s driverless-car division, Waymo, to service its first big fleet of autonomous vehicles.<p>…

Autonomous Cars

Autonomous Grocery Vans Are Making Deliveries in London - MIT Technology Review

Fire up an app, order some groceries, and get them delivered to your door. So far, so normal, thanks to the likes of Amazon Fresh and Instacart. But …

University of Oxford

Shipping Giants Are Looking to Self-Piloting Boats to Shift Cargo - MIT Technology Review

Forget Uber’s autonomous 18-wheelers: if you want a robot to haul a heavy load in the future, it might be worth considering a self-piloting container …

Mining

Flying Cars Are Becoming Reality—But Do You Have What It Takes to Own One? - MIT Technology Review

You were promised flying cars. And pretty soon, you’re going to have flying cars. But there will be a couple of rather significant barriers to entry …

Flying Car

Embracing Customer Freedom With Secure Mobile at Deutsche Bahn

As today’s tech-savvy employees choose their own devices and applications at work, we see a multitude of operational and security challenges in …

American Tire Distributors: Keeping North America Rolling

Originally founded as the J.H. Heafner Company in 1935, American Tire Distributors (ATD) is the largest tire distributor in North America. It stores …

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Optimizing Travel in the Cloud

As the population swells in urban centers, cities across the globe are looking for innovative solutions to outpace the need for mass transit.<p>We’re a species that’s drawn to urban living. Fifty-six percent of the world’s population lives in cities, and by 2050, that number is expected to jump to 66 …

Tel Aviv

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …