Cubic Transportation Systems and McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, have partnered to form the Centre of Excellence for Artificial Intelligence and Smart Mobility to further develop AI and machine learning in traffic management systems.
Between heat that pushed California’s electrical grid and winter storms that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of people, it has become increasingly clear the state needs backup sources to keep the lights on.
Several companies are announcing new operations related to electric car battery recycling and manufacturing, taking a lead in a nascent industry for the U.S.
As more and more consumers shift to electric vehicles, there is a greater need for specialized technicians to work on such cars, and students and seasoned mechanics alike now see the need to get up to speed.
New surveys from AAA and the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety point to lukewarm consumer confidence in autonomous vehicles, while new research from the Urbanism Next Center suggest AVs could reduce the need for parking.
The infrastructure law that’s helping to build out thousands of chargers will likely usher in the changes needed for a seamless experience regardless of the car or charger it’s plugged into. But this won't be immediate, experts warn.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan kicked off a citywide speech by focusing on the importance of the Michigan Central Depot train station revival and how "Detroit will pass Silicon Valley" in the future of the auto industry.
The previous iteration of the Metro Flex on-demand service in King County, Wash., was a mix of three different pilot projects. It has since been reimagined as an easy-to-use transportation alternative for the Seattle metro area.
The new garbage collector, which costs around $600,000, has a 290 kWh total battery capacity that allows it to hold a charge for about eight hours. The new collector is expected to save around $20,000 in annual fuel costs.
A new proposal put forward by the state’s Department of Transportation takes aim at reducing pollution by promoting use of electric vehicles and encouraging transit and non-motorized ways of getting around.
The United States Postal Service has entered into a contract with Ford for an additional 9,250 electric vehicles. The agency has pledged to make 62 percent of its vehicle fleet electric.
SEPTA plans to spend $17 million on 10 fuel cell electric transit buses that run on compressed hydrogen gas as part of a transition to a zero-emissions fleet. Almost all of the agency's 1,447 buses are hybrids with only 120 burning diesel.
Irving, Texas, will be using technology from Volta Charging to locate public charging infrastructure. Data is a useful tool to help officials ensure that certain groups are not left out of the shift toward electric vehicles.
Watch for transportation agencies and departments to begin looking beyond the cadre of civil engineers as they tackle social equity and previously unrealized challenges like extreme weather.
The Port Westward Industrial Park in Columbia County has been at the center of a controversial renewable fuel project that faces scrutiny from communities who say they will be left to pick up the pieces of a failed operation.
High-speed rail projects have proved to be very costly, but experts argue that these projects will serve an essential role in the evolution of the U.S. transportation system as it moves beyond cars and planes.