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With President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation struggling to gain traction in Congress, supporters are touting the benefits of driving electric, a transition boosted by the large climate change-focused package.
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Three pilot projects using small electric shuttles in Austin, Texas, neighborhoods demonstrated various uses for the vehicles, which can provide last-mile service to transit as well as make transportation more equitable.
U.S. regulations in many cases require commercial helicopters — including air ambulances and other operators — to have a functioning radar altimeter. But new frequencies being shifted to 5G may render them unreliable.
A proposal from state Rep. Robyn Gabel would require that new and renovated commercial and residential buildings have the physical capacity to support electric vehicle charging stations.
In a partnership with Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana, Michigan will create an electric vehicle circuit around Lake Michigan. The roughly $4 million project aims to help ease EV owners’ “range anxiety.”
ZeroAvia, a startup that aims to integrate hydrogen fuel cells with electric motors to power zero-emission aircraft, said Tuesday it will open a new research facility at Paine Field airport in Everett, Wash.
Despite early misconceptions that the Space Force was not a real branch of the military, organizers have been recruiting high school and college-age students, as well as adults from Lima and other areas in Ohio.
Research indicates police departments can and are using a device on vehicles to extract troves of text messages, contacts, emails and other personal data from a connected smartphone — all without a warrant.
A new report by Otonomo took a look at how cities and states are (or aren't, more accurately) using connected vehicle data, finding that only a small fraction of transportation organizations use this data.
With a new bill to allow testing of self-driving vehicles without a human driver to take over in an emergency, Pennsylvania took an important step last week to bolster the development of the industry there.
Notwithstanding concerns about privacy and how data might be used, Lake County will now permit its municipalities to install automated license plate readers on roads owned by the county.
Much attention has been given to the billions the bill will put toward bridges, cybersecurity and more. But behind the big-ticket items are many small projects. Here are some that will impact state and local government.
Los Angeles and Rancho Cucamonga will get the first electric fire trucks in North America, with L.A. intending to put one in Hollywood this year, and Rancho aiming to base one in a new fire station in late 2023.
Pennsylvania legislators introduced bipartisan legislation yesterday that would allow an autonomous vehicle to be tested without a human behind the wheel. Officials believe the law could attract companies to the state.
Answering Ford Motor Co.’s F-150 Lightning EV salvo, General Motors Co.’s Chevrolet let loose its first electric Silverado pickup truck Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Waze, a navigation app owned by Google, has partnered with Norfolk, Va., to pilot an app that will allow drivers to get real-time information about flooded roads. The alert system was set up Monday.