Transportation

Pushing Urban Density: The Answer to Global Warming?

A new report suggests urban density does more than cut greenhouse gas emissions by reducing transportation needs. All aspects of residents' lifestyles become…

General Motors Rakes in Revenues From Recycling

In defiance of the convention that sustainability kills profits, General Motors says its recycling efforts generated over $1 billion in revenue since 2010…

Ford Shows How Virtual Reality Will Change Our Lives

Ford uses virtual reality to produce cars faster, cut costs and ease collaboration between co-workers. And a look inside its impressive VR program…

How Consumer Electronics Are Radically Redesigning Our Cars

Consumer electronics, connectivity, and the Internet of Things will reshape our cars and our relationship with transportation for decades to come.

Fiat-Chrysler Accused of Emissions Cheating Days After VW Exec Arrested

The EPA accused Fiat-Chrysler of cheating on emissions testing days after the FBI arrested a former Volkswagen executive for the same crime.

Inside Ford’s Virtual Reality Labs

We visit Ford’s Virtual Reality labs in Dearborn, Michigan, to check out the innovative ways the automaker uses VR to bring new vehicles…

Ford Bets Big on Electric Vehicles, Invests In U.S. Plant

Ford's decision to replace a new plant in Mexico with 700 new American jobs got major headlines this week. But the company's $4.5…

U.S. Military Keeps Hydrogen Spark Alive with Muscular SUVs and Drones

The U.S. Department of Defense gives vital support for the domestic hydrogen and fuel cell industry as it breaks into the mainstream energy…

Greening Aviation from the Ground Up

When it comes to green aviation, most of us think about how the planes and engines are becoming more efficient (and they are!).…

How Arrogance Pushed Uber Out of San Francisco

On Wednesday I shared here my analysis of Uber’s business model, making the case for Uber’s combative response to the California DMV over…

Israel, the Detroit of E-Bikes & E-Scooters

Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel's Startup Nation has…

Why Uber Won’t Stop Testing Autonomous Cars in San Francisco

The California DMV told Uber it couldn't test its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco without a permit, but the ride-hailing company has no…

U.S. Companies Tackle Hydrogen Economy Bottleneck

The U.S. Energy Department is devoting millions to accelerating the hydrogen economy, with new private-sector R&D programs based on hydrogen recovery from ammonia.

UPS Rolls Out Electric-Assist Tricycle for Holiday Deliveries

UPS continues to test the use of e-assist bikes and trikes to serve city neighborhoods. This December, Portland residents may spot one of…

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Truck Pairs a Legacy Company with a Startup

Startup Nikola Motor Co. revs up legacy trucking firm Ryder's transition to a low-carbon business model, with big plans for hydrogen fuel cell…