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.

http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2017/01/10/las-vegas-rolls-out-nations-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 G. Goodman and other local officials were at …

Ford sees affordable EVs outnumbering gas vehicles. CEO says: “we have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make people’s lives better by changing the way the world moves”

By Mark Shields, Ford CEO, 14 Jan 2017.  How Ford Will Electrify Vehicles to Make Them Better:  Ford is electrifying its most popular vehicles to make them even more capable, productive and fun to drive. Happy New Year!  As we kick off 2017, at Ford, we’re also looking further into the future. The era of more affordable electrified vehicles is dawning, …

Carlos Ghosn of Nissan shares his experience behind the wheel of an AV as it smoothly and safely negotiated the suburban streets, including intersections and dense traffic

Cross-posted from Clean Technica, 14 Jan 2017, by Cynthia Shahan   “We started at the beginning. We were seeing something that other people did not see. Now they are seeing it.” Carlos Ghosn explains that the Renault-Nissan Alliance has been a leader and continues as a catalyst in advancing autonomous vehicle technology, and it aims to continue that leadership. Enjoy watching Ghosn with his hands-free …

Business Insider series on AVs, Bloomberg, more

Business Insider recently launched a special series called “Autonomous World”that covers self-driving cars. It’s thorough!  Articles include: Uber has a plan to completely change your city But what if you live a town, village, township, or an unincorporated part of a borough, parish, or county? Self-driving cars are prone to hacks — and automakers are barely talking about it I haven’t read …