THE GOOD PEOPLE of Denver, Colorado, have seen the self-driving trucks that deliver beer and those designed to get smashed. They have wooed Silicon Valley and welcomed big pot. Now they are getting a hyperloop. Well, not exactly a hyperloop. A hyperloop-inspired system. “It’s a meaningful distinction,” says Brogan BamBrogan(yup, his legal name), founder and CEO of...
Uber has partnered with NASA to research air-traffic management, and will conduct tests of new aerial vehicles in Los Angeles. Ride-sharing — or should we say fly-sharing — vehicles could zoom through the skies of Los Angeles as soon as 2020. Uber unveiled today an agreement with NASA that advances the...
HENRIK FISKER SPENT this year's CES at Booth 3315, standing next to a deep red, curvaceous, quirky electric sedan with doors that pivot like wings. The EMotion is the work of Fisker Inc, the car designer's latest venture. But the stage Fisker and the car stood on didn't say Fisker...
SELF-DRIVING CARS ARE no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such as New York, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh. They’re honing their skills amidst humans in Europe, South Korea, Singapore, and Japan. They’re preparing for the day they can purify our chaotic...
HANNAH PULLS UP to the curb, opens the doors, and welcomes the kiddo inside. "Hi Milo," Hannah says. "We're headed to Darwin Elementary." Milo is unperturbed. That's where he goes to school, after all. For Milo's parents, there is good news and there is iffy news. The good news is that...
Heading north on Interstate 5 out of Pierce County on a recent Sunday afternoon, motorists could read the electronic signboard listing approximate driving times to various destinations to the north. Oddly enough, one of the three destinations displayed, Seattle, was followed by the notation “N/A.” Since those display boards provide...
BACK IN YE olden times, beckoning a ride with a phone tap was for the 1-ish percent. Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he launched his world-shaking app back in 2009 so he could look über-rich and powerful. "We just wanted to push a button and get a ride, and we wanted...
It’s 2018, and Waymo is doing it live. Two months after the Alphabet self-driving car spinoff announced it would start running a truly driver-free service in Phoenix this year (as in, cars romping about with no one at the wheel), the company now unveils how it will do it: with the help...
The phrase “Aston Martin” may conjure images of 1960s cool, of Sean Connery in a fine suit, of the iconic DB5. That’s why the job of every new Aston car over the past five decades has been to deliver that heritage—but also to build on it, to pull it...
Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma created huge demand for huge vehicles. Here's why buyers are going green. Used cars are selling quickly, but for an unfortunate reason.   Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida trashed countless vehicles and left their owners seeking replacements quickly. According to Cox Automotive estimates,...