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Perfecting public transportation: 10 U.S. cities with progressive plans

Moving forward on moving their citizens, from expanded light rail to better bike share systems<p><i>Welcome back to</i> <i>Property Lines</i><i>, a column by Curbed senior reporter Patrick Sisson that spotlights real estate trends and hot housing markets across the country. Comments, tips, and suggestions on where</i> …

Bits & Bytes | Clothes Created By Robots, Google and Facebook's VR Race

This week, robot-made clothes are closer to being a reality and Facebook and Google focus on VR.<p>"<b>We're Getting Closer to Clothing Made Entirely by</b> …

HTC Vive

John Ralston Saul - Living with Uncertainty: The Road to Peace

Did I Grow Up And Become The Yellow Hand?

Inspired by Tracy Chou, Eric Liu, Om Malik, and many more leaders.<p>I’ve passed the two-year mark in Silicon Valley, and I feel lucky to be in the …

Chris Urmson leaves Google's self-driving car project

After seven and a half years working on self-driving car tech for Google/Alphabet, Chris Urmson announced his departure from the team in a blog post tonight. He took over as director after Google X founder Sebastian Thrun left in 2013, and led until Google hired former Hyundai exec John Krafcik as …

Apple’s billion dollar investment in Didi was key to Uber giving up in China – Reuters

<i>Reuters</i> sources have said that Apple’s billion dollar investment in Chinese ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing was one of the key factors that led to Uber ceasing independent operation in the country. It was announced earlier this week that Didi had acquired UberChina in return for a 20% …

Everything We Can Piece Together About Apple's Mysterious Car Project

It’s 2016, and Apple’s mysterious, oft-buzzed about car project is still tucked away under the “ideas that may or may not happen in this lifetime” …

Foursquare's Dennis Crowley knows exactly where he's going – but it took a while

The idea was that people would use the app to "check in" to particular locations, which seemed like a fun and interesting game. But he had no idea how it would evolve, or how it would make money.<p>Now he knows.<p>Foursquare's business model is selling its unique location-based data to companies, such as …

Four Square

Uber Will Spend $500 Million on Mapping to Distance Itself From Google

Uber has announced a major expansion of its internal mapping program. Uber’s head of mapping, former Google Maps exec Brian McClendon, described the …

Ridesharing

Nikolas Bentel designs shirts that change colour when exposed to air pollution

New York designer Nikolas Bentel has developed a range of patterned shirts that change colour in response to air pollution or radioactivity (+ movie).<p>…

Elon Musk just shared new details about Tesla’s car-sharing service of the future

In the future, you may not only have to worry about your Uber rating, but also your Tesla rating.<p>Musk shared some new details about Tesla's future car-sharing service on Friday evening and it sounds like he intends to include an Uber-like rating system in which Tesla owners get to rate people who …

Tesla

Which Futurists Are Watching the Future of Retail?

Former Nordstrom's data marketing leader Kevin Hillstrom tweeted this afternoon what he called an important lesson: "When the researchers & pundits …

Google Maps Is About to Look Different

Google is hoping to make finding places a bit easier with a new update to Google Maps.<p>The mapping and directions app is getting a refreshed look that …

A Shape-Changing Shirt Displays How Your Workout Is Going

Second skin shows what's within<p>In the future, gym rats might brag about how their workout is going not with numbers on a treadmill, but by revealing a colorful display on their shirts. German designer Simone Schramm has designed a garment that reacts to a wearer’s heart rate by expanding or …

Prototyping

Ford Invests in Civil Maps, 3-D Mapping Startup Focusing on Fully Autonomous Cars

Jennifer van der Kleut<p>Ford Motor Company has joined a $6.6-million funding round for a startup company working on 3-D mapping.<p>The company, Civil …

Why car tech companies should look to Amazon for inspiration

The most advanced automotive tech available ahead of the arrival of fully self-driving vehicles should, ideally, be incredibly sophisticated, and completely invisible to users. So far, of all the major tech companies, Amazon is the closest to striking that balance.<p>Computers are complicated, and one …

Car Tech

Pokémon Go is doing a lot of good, here are 3 surprising ways

“What are they doing?”<p>That was the question an older woman, probably around 70 or so, asked me yesterday. She was pointing to a group of 18-ish boys and girls near a YMCA, the biggest (and, so far, only) Pokestop in the city where I live. Without exception, the teens were all staring at their …

University of Michigan

Regulator: Tesla crash shouldn't hinder self-driving research

If you thought that officials would halt progress on self-driving cars in the wake of a Tesla Autopilot crash in May, you're in for a surprise. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration lead Mark Rosekind told guests at an event that he and other regulators don't plan to slow down the …

Elon Musk is coming for Uber, along with everyone else

The threat was buried at the bottom of Elon Musk’s July 20 update to his “Master Plan,” three short paragraphs in a section unassumingly titled, “Sharing.”<p>“You will also be able to add your car to the Tesla shared fleet just by tapping a button on the Tesla phone app and have it generate income for …

Tesla

Google Maps editing features released today

Google Maps apps on both Android devices and iOS devices like iPhone and iPad are receiving an update to Google Maps this week. This update will be …

How Google Is Trying to Make Maps More Informative

Google wants to improve the accuracy and breadth of the information on Google Maps about things like restaurants and shops.<p>The Internet giant …

Helpful Tips For Not Dying While Playing Pokémon Go

Pokémon Go can get you killed, and the Japanese government wants players to protect themselves from the worst-case scenario. When the game launched …

How 'Pokemon Go' went from prank to phenomenon

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The origin of "Pokemon Go" is as peculiar as any of the Voltorbs or Snorlaxes that players track and capture in the surprise hit game.<p>Its hybrid DNA flows from a digital mapping pioneer's fascination with the world around him, Google's affinity for offbeat ideas, Nintendo's …

Tesla says autopilot was not on during Pennsylvania crash

Tesla refuted a driver's claim that his car was in autopilot when it crashed on the Pennsylvania Turnpike earlier this month.<p>Logs from the Model X driven by 77-year-old Albert Scaglione on July 1 show the vehicle took itself out of autopilot about 25 seconds before the crash because Scaglione did …

Tesla

Elon Musk to deliver Tesla’s ‘Top Secret Masterplan’ later this week

While most of the world was busy playing Pokeman over the weekend, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter and said that he’s been working on part 2 of …

German Authority Would Not Have Approved Beta-Phase Tesla Autopilot

Germany’s Federal Office for Motor Vehicles (KBA) would not have approved the autopilot system installed on Tesla cars if the technology was still in …

Google’s self-driving car unit just hired its first legal chief

Those cars can’t counsel themselves.<p>Google’s car is lawyering up. The autonomous driving unit under Alphabet has hired its first general counsel, a further sign that the moonshot project is shifting toward becoming a standalone business.<p>Kevin Vosen, chief legal officer with The Climate Corporation, …

Autonomous Cars

Mental Models I Find Repeatedly Useful

<b>Update: I’m co-authoring a book about the mental models from this post. Get notified when the book comes out</b> <b>here</b><b>.</b><p>Around 2003 I came across Charlie …

Management

Tesla says its self-driving feature was not at fault in deadly crash

The company calls Fortune’s story “fundamentally incorrect.”<p>Tesla said it did no wrong by waiting to disclose the fatal accident involving a car with its semi-autonomous software from May. And it’s doubling down on the claim that its system remains, despite the crash, safer than without it.<p>Fortune, …

Tesla

Car wars: The battle for automotive tech

The communications capabilities of today’s cars are about to surpass those of any device we own.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>And so it has begun.<p>With the announcement late last …