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FutureStructure

Coverage of efforts to develop smart, connected and integrated infrastructure that makes more efficient use of resources and improves citizen quality of life. This includes topics like connected infrastructure and self-driving cars, as well as the policies that surround them.

The new trains, which will run during off-peak times, consist of two rail cars that can hold up to 112 passengers. Metra touted the trains as more economical and environmentally friendly than their diesel counterparts.
More than 7,500 new electric Uber and Lyft vehicles have been approved by the Taxi and Limousine Commission since the start of the city’s Green Rides initiative, according to a lawsuit aimed at limiting the electric for-hire fleet.
Under rules laid down by the California Air Resources Board, transit agencies across the state must convert their entire fleets to buses with zero tailpipe emissions by 2040. But Bay Area agencies are split on how to get there.
The questionable reliability of charging infrastructure in the state has been a pain point for EV drivers that threatens to hurt adoption and the state’s broader climate goals if not addressed.
The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is offering new information and no-cost training related to preventing and addressing the safety issues associated with electric vehicle systems.
The federal cybersecurity certification brought by FedRAMP ensures that electric vehicle charging networks have the security protocols in place to protect data held and managed by federal agencies.
A cyclist was injured in a collision with a Waymo driverless vehicle in San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood this week. This news comes after Cruise, another autonomous car company, recalled its entire fleet nationwide.
Getting congestion pricing plans past the public opinion stage may require refocusing the conversation around how traffic flows will improve, rather than any potential benefits to the planet.
Lithium-ion battery fires are becoming increasingly common as electric vehicles spread, and are hard to extinguish. A new approach uses an electrolyte based on a commercial fire extinguisher.
Baggage and cargo movement at airports is emerging as another use case for autonomous vehicle technology, as airlines and airports eye these applications.