Automated Vehicle Impacts on Jobs, 2017 study

The Center for Global Policy Solutions would like to thank the following researchers for their help in developing this report: DR. ALGERNON AUSTIN, Demos; MS. CHERRIE BUCKNOR, Center for Economic and Policy Research; MR. KEVIN CASHMAN, Center for Economic and Policy Research; DR. MAYA ROCKEYMOORE, Center for Global Policy Solutions. Center for Global Policy Solutions. (2017). Stick Shift: Autonomous Vehicles, …

Google Street View cars ‘see’ invisible methane leaks from natural gas lines beneath our streets

Science Daily, 22 March 2017 A set of Google Street View mapping cars, specially equipped with cutting-edge methane analyzers, are allowing Colorado State University researchers to “see” invisible methane leaks from natural gas lines beneath our streets. The technical and computational challenges of measuring methane, and the complex methodologies used to collect, analyze and publicize the data, are detailed in …

Mobileye Collision Avoidance Tech Installed In 4,500 “Rideshare” Vehicles In New York City

By James Ayre, 20 Feb 2017 on Clean Technica The prominent self-driving vehicle technology firm Mobileye has now finished the installation of collision avoidance technology in around 4,500 “rideshare” service vehicles in New York City, according to a new press release on the matter. The installation program — which was pursued in partnership with the insurance firm Atlas Financial Holdings — is …

7% fuel savings from semi-truck platooning, according to study

By James Ayre, on Clean Technica, 22 Feb 2017 I’ve read a number of pieces in recent years speculating on the potential benefits of a large-scale rollout of semi-truck platooning technologies, most of which seemed to make convincing arguments. It seems we’ll get a close look at real-world viability relatively soon, as Peloton Technology has announced that it is partnering …

Highlights from Driverless Car Revolution: Buy Mobility, Not Metal by Rutt Bridges

Driverless Car Revolution: Buy Mobility, Not Metal by Rutt Bridges Driverless cars, summoned using a smartphone app and arriving in 5 minutes or less, will change how we live. They will cost about 39 cents a mile for a two-passenger vehicle, a fraction of what it costs to own, insure, maintain and operate a personal vehicle. By requesting a rideshare from …

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030 by Tony Seba

Clean Disruption of Energy and Transportation: How Silicon Valley Will Make Oil, Nuclear, Natural Gas, Coal, Electric Utilities and Conventional Cars Obsolete by 2030 by Tony Seba.  The following notes and references are from the kindle edition. Transitions in technology markets can be swift. It took twelve years to reach 50 million laptops, seven years to reach 50 million smartphones, but …

City unveils car-share program as a cure for Tel Aviv traffic

January 17, 2017 By Naomi Zeveloff In Tel Aviv, heavy traffic and a lack of parking can add hours to commutes. Now, the city municipality has taken a small step toward alleviating the road congestion with a new car-share program that will begin in the fall. Drivers will be able to rent from a fleet of 260 automatic Hyundai cars …

BMW’s ReachNow car-sharing service, transit supportive, hits 40K members, eyes self-driving car tech

By Nat LEVY on January 12, 2017, GeekWire As the headquarters for BMW’s ReachNow car-sharing service, Seattle will be one of the first places people get to try out BMW autonomous vehicles. Steve Banfield, CEO of ReachNow, said Thursday at the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County annual Economic Forecast Conference that BMW will test out its eventual self-driving …

Las Vegas debuts the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle ever to be deployed on a public roadway in the U.S.

Las Vegas Rolls Out Nation’s First Driverless Public Transit Shuttle The city of Las Vegas debuted the first completely autonomous, fully electric shuttle ever to be deployed on a public roadway in the United States Tuesday. The shuttle is being launched in the new Innovation District that was recently created by the city in downtown Las Vegas. Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn …