The way we think of car driving is that it’s bad for the environment but good for people and the economy, but a recent study suggests that as some point we hit “peak car,” and that the economy can actually grow after we hit it.
The good news is that Puerto Rico, devastated after Hurricane Maria, is now seeing donations pouring in from people looking to help. The bad news is that the supplies seem to be stuck at the ports because there are issues with infrastructure and not enough truckers to properly distribute the items to people in need.
I have a great job. I get to make videos with a super-talented group of car fanatics. There is, however, one caveat to this job. I have to commute from an outer borough in New York City into Manhattan. This often means taking the subway, which this summer especially, has proven to be a nightmare. But I have something…
A trio of U.S. senators from both sides of the aisle took a theoretically important step in addressing the big issue of how government will regulate a road full of self-driving cars, recommending ways to write related legislation. It’s a step, but as you might expect, it’s nowhere near close to answering all our…
Hyperloop is still exactly what it was when Elon Musk revealed the concept several years back: an idea. But one of the main companies involved in making that idea reality—Hyperloop One—announced its vision for the U.S. and detailed 11 proposed routes on Wednesday.
The Obama administration is trying to check as many policy boxes as it can on the way out of the door, and today it finally announced a flexible framework for companies and governments involved in developing self-driving cars.
From afar, wind turbines look like such majestic things, turning lazily in the breeze and creating energy. Located on tops of mountains or in open fields, some people complain that they ruin the scenery, but I like them. And I’ve always wondered how something so big can get up to the top of a mountain. As it turns…
As incredible as it sounds, Finnish law doesn’t require the vehicles on its roads to have drivers. That makes it the perfect place to test autonomous tech, which is exactly what’s now happening.
The first successful test of Hyperloop One’s propulsion technology proved a lot this morning. On display was proof that Elon Musk’s dream of a transportation system that breaks the barriers of speed and time was a step closer to reality. Also on display was proof that the future will still be boring.
Did you know the United States Postal Service still uses mules?
Any time I get to ride a 1960s-era Budd R32 subway car here in New York I am reminded that I get to use one of the modern world’s most antiquated transportation systems. What about what the shiny clean future-is-now that other people use?
These transportation concepts are not governed by the laws of sanity.
Imagine Los Angeles-like traffic in Omaha, Nebraska, or getting passed by train after train as you wait at a Long Island Rail Road stop because the cars are too full, or shipments of food unable to get where it needs to go thanks to endless highway gridlock.
Uber and United Airlines have partnered up, for a match made in traveler's heaven. You can book an Uber ride via United's mobile app, to pick you up from the airport and drive you to your destination. To sweeten the deal, United is giving an extra 1,000 MileagePlus points when Uber trips are booked through its app.
'Mobility' is a bit of a no-context buzzword these days and every transportation expert, city planner, and crazy architect uses it like the word will rain grant money down on their project like pixie dust. Here's what they actually mean when they say it.
After 19 days at sea, 700 Dakar vehicles have been delivered to the port of Campana, Argentina bringing the race one big step closer to full readiness.
Over and over, it's the same thing: Millennials are moving to cities. Millennials hate driving places. Millenials don't want to buy cars. Thus, millennials will put car companies out of business.
Do you happen to live in the northeastern United States? Then besides finding a good parking lot to do donuts in, today is probably not the best day to be driving. Or flying. Or trying to get anywhere.
America needs a new Transportation Secretary now that Ray LaHood is gone. Jalopnik readers have selected ten candidates perfect for the job.