A recent event hosted by Shell gathered leaders from across the mobility sector — from academics to auto industry execs — for a conversation on the future of transportation.
Our national and state roads, dams, bridges, and airports are in such disrepair that they’ve even garnered the attention of this year’s presidential candidates. Yet none seem to have a comprehensive answer as to how to come up with the $3 trillion that engineers say it will take to upgrade our national infrastructure. The problem, says author Parag Khanna, isn’t that it can’t be done, but that we aren’t thinking big enough.
Investigators in Japan raided a Mitsubishi factory on Thursday after the company was “outed” by Nissan for tampering with fuel-economy test data. The discovery could be pricey for Mitsubishi — which, in the shadow of the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, faces hefty fines and other costs.
Only days before the deadline, Volkswagen AG and the U.S. government reached a partial settlement on the “dieselgate” emissions scandal. But the news isn’t so good across the pond.
“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John Bradburn, global waste reduction manager for GM, told TriplePundit.
Are ride-hailing services like Lyft and Uber a threat to buses and subways, or do they actually boost public-transit numbers? 3p’s Raz Godelnik takes a closer look.
Lyft has offered to settle a class-action lawsuit in California for $12.25 million. But late last week, a U.S. District Judge rejected those terms, saying the figure was far too low.
These innovative projects not only open up downtowns to bike and pedestrian travel, but also support urban and real-estate development around the world, says the Urban Land Institute.
Class-action suits against Volkswagen seem to be anything but news these days. With more than 400 litigations now in court, coming up with a new reason to sue the embattled car manufacturer may be difficult. But a family-owned dealership has a new twist to its complaint, which was launched in Illinois on Wednesday.
It doesn’t take an automotive genius to see that Tesla nailed it with this one – the design is gorgeous, the price is right, and within 24 hours of the car’s release, Musk had already taken over 180,000 pre-orders.
Tesla Motors is due to unveil a peek of its new Tesla 3 this week (anticipated date is March 31). Autonomous driving, self-parking and 200 miles of capability between charges are some of the draws of the new car, but none stack up to its price-tag: $35,000 pre-incentives.
A District Court judge has given VW one last month to come up with a feasible plan to solve its “emissions scandal” and for the regulators and VW to reach a legal agreement. But will the company be able address all of the nearly 600,000 non-compliant vehicles? One expert suggests maybe not.
Environmental and health concerns drive the need for emissions standards and controls. Despite advancements in solutions for cleaner energy, manufacturers of engines – from stationary to automotive – have historically failed at meeting the mandated guidelines over time.
The American Public Transportation Association recently released a report that confirms what many observers have assumed about ridesharing — it helps urban transport systems become more efficient and spurs demand for public transportation services.
TriplePundit spoke to Matt Horton, Proterra’s vice president of sales, upon the news that the electric bus company surpassed 2 million miles of service in the United States.