Cars

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An Autonomous Car Just Completed a 3,400-Mile Road Trip

Delphi’s robo-car drove itself across 15 states in just nine days

The historic 1910 Fiat S76 rides!

Cool Finds

A Racing Car Built in 1910 Roars to Life Once More

It was unofficially the fastest car in its time and still impresses today

This structure serves as everything from a climbing wall to a bench to a meditation space.

This Week in Crowdfunding

A Bus Stop Climbing Wall and Other Wild Ideas That Just Got Funded

Unbreakable shoelaces? They come in stylish colors and patterns

In the future, what role will cars play in our lives?

Round Table

Are Cars Driving Into the Sunset?

Our love affair with automobiles is changing in the face of climate change and denser urban living

Not the new self-driving car

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Britain’s First Driverless Car Stays on the Sidewalk

The car's 15 mile-per-hour speed limit keeps things safe

Google's driverless car prototype. Is this the cab of the future?

Cabs of the Future Won't Have Drivers

Recent moves by Uber and Google may foreshadow a battle over who will control fleets of autonomous cars on city streets

It might sound like a gas guzzler inside, but that truck's purr could be pretend.

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Impressed by a Big Truck’s Beefy Rev? It Could Be an Illusion

Fake engine noise is a reality for today’s more efficient trucks

Michelin's X-Tweel SSL, pictured in 2012.

Cool Finds

Finally! A Tire That Will Never Go Flat

The Tweel went into commercial production in November, recently got picked up by John Deere and may soon be rolling towards you

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Tesla's New Car Can Go From Boston to Baltimore on a Single Charge

One charge can carry the Tesla Roadster up to 400 miles

This year, the Solar Cloth Company unveiled the world's first solar fabric tensile structure parking lot in Cambridge, UK.

Future of Energy

A Football Stadium Covered in This Solar Cloth Could Power a Small Town

Perry Carroll, founder of the Solar Cloth Company, has integrated super-thin photovoltaics into flexible fabric

Cool Finds

Hollywood Asked for Freeway Noise Barriers First

It only makes sense that the problem of road noise cropped up in Los Angeles

Using the Automatic Link and License+ app, parents can coach their teens to have safer driving habits.

Parents, Give Your Teens Driving Lessons Without Even Being in the Car

A six-month training program gives parents of new drivers a training tool—and a little extra peace of mind

The movement to dramatically reduce car traffic is picking up speed.

Anthropocene

Helsinki Has a Plan to Get People to Stop Owning Cars

A system being developed in Finland would allow people to subscribe to all kinds of mobility options and pay for everything on their phones

An artist renders the proposed master plan of Masdar City.

Building the World's First Carbon-Neutral City

Masdar City, near Abu Dhabi, boasts green buildings, a fleet of electric cars and massive solar arrays. But will the experiment work?

A rendering illustrates how messages will appear in mid-air using Navdy's new dashboard head-up display.

Tech Watch

Navdy Projects Apps and Text Messages Onto the Windshield of Almost Any Car

A California startup is launching a system that puts maps, texts and calls right at eye level

Cool Finds

This Hacker Can Mimic a Car Key Fob

If you put a computer in it, hackers can get in

Materials scientist Huolin Xin, shown here at Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials, is optimistic that his team will find ways to improve batteries for future electric vehicles and portable electronics.

Tech Watch

Next-Generation Electric Cars May Never Need A Battery Swap

U.S. Department of Energy researchers pinpoint the reasons why rechargeable batteries lose their ability to hold a charge over time

New traffic-light timing software could put an end to gridlock.

Tech Watch

Better Traffic-Light Timing Will Get You There Faster

New algorithms from MIT researchers keep gridlock at bay by predicting traffic before it starts

A mall in Beijing.

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China's Extra Wide Ladies-Only Parking Spaces Sparked a Backlash Over Sexism

The mall that created the women-only spaces meant well, but their reasoning is indicative of a bigger problem

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The FBI's Next Worry: Self-Driving Car Bombs

That's ok. It's their job to worry