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They're called 'electric highways,' and they might change everything about how we drive.

Later this year, English engineers will begin testing a project that could revolutionize how we fuel our cars.<p>Called "electric highways," the …

What kind of car is the most green, fuel efficient and budget friendly?

A decade ago, drivers who wanted to go green had little choice beyond Toyota's Prius hybrid.<p>Today the selection of efficient, lower-pollution cars includes a bewildering array of technologies and models — hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electrics, diesels and hydrogen fuel cells. Conventional …

Electric Vehicles

Self-driving taxis may be the key to cutting greenhouse gases

You may think that self-driving cars are mostly useful for reducing accident rates and freeing your time, but they might just help save the environment, too. Berkeley Lab researchers have published a study which suggests that switching the transportation grid from conventional vehicles to …

One statistic that shows how much America already relies on Uber

Sorry, taxis: Uber is taking over business travel.<p>Bloomberg found a new study from Certify, one of the largest expense management software companies in North America, suggests that Uber is nudging out traditional ground transportation.<p>Last month, Uber accounted for 47% of ground transportation …

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

4 Reasons Why Design Is Taking Over Silicon Valley

VC design partner John Maeda says that the most successful tech companies of the future will really be design companies. Here’s why.<p>Are the fortunes of design on the rise in Silicon Valley? A resounding yes, says John Maeda, design partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers. …

A Plan Is Floating Around Davos To Spend $90 Trillion Redesigning All The Cities So They Don't Need Cars

That is one of the more ambitious (and possibly outlandish) ideas knocking around the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday morning. The Davos meeting is the annual conclave of the world's ruling class: presidents and prime ministers, CEOs, and religious figures (and the thousands …

Al Gore

Google's Driverless Car, The Internet Of Things, And George Orwell

As I’ve said before, I’m one of those people who can’t wait for Google to take over driving for me. I would have a chauffer, which I couldn’t normally afford, to take me around everywhere, allowing me, as a passenger, to do whatever I want during the ride. I could read, eat, nap, play games, listen …

Japan Now Home To More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Than Gas Stations

<b>Published on</b> February 18th, 2015 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>13<p>February 18th, 2015 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>Japan is now home to more electric vehicle (EV) charging points than …

This 23-Year-Old Makes $500,000 A Year On Twitter Tweeting Out Facts

No, we're not talking about handling a company's social media. We're talking big bucks, hundreds of thousands of dollars, just for typing a few characters, adding a link, and clicking send.<p>That's the business 23-year-old Kris Sanchez, who tweets under the account @UberFacts, a Twitter account that …