Road building has split the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most too tiny to support significant wildlife, study shows

Cross-posted from The Guardian (to support click here), Damian Carrington @dpcarrington Thursday 15 December 2016 Rampant road building has shattered the Earth’s land into 600,000 fragments, most of which are too tiny to support significant wildlife, a new study has revealed. The researchers warn roadless areas are disappearing and that urgent action is needed to protect these last wildernesses, which help provide vital natural …

The existential crisis of peak car ownership

By Alex Taussig at Lightspeed Venture Partners, cross-posted from Medium The Rocky Mountain Institute just published an insightful deep dive into the economics of self-driving cars, entitled Peak Car Ownership. It presents granular data on the drivers of the shift to autonomy in a way that is immediately understandable. You can download it here: Peak Car Ownership The Market Opportunity of …

Operating Netherlands’ largest e-bus fleet

Thu, 2016-12-08 12:46 — Doug Peeples As cities commit to becoming sustainable and livable smart cities, they quickly learn that transportation plays a major role in accomplishing that goal. Populations in many cities are growing and that means more cars and commercial vehicles. The result? More pollution, more traffic congestion and other related headaches — at a time when city …

Transparency in reporting is essential for energy companies but not happening yet

See InsideClimateNews.org for complete article on climate risk in business reporting, 9 Dec 2016 Among the issues being investigated by the attorney general of New York, Eric Schneiderman, in his continuing probe of Exxon, is whether the company has adequately disclosed to investors all that it knows about the risks it faces from climate change. In another development showing how …

Ohio Launching ‘Smart Mobility Corridor’ for Autonomous, Connected Vehicles

Cross-posted from AASHTO Journal 9 December 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich said the state is investing $15 million to install advanced highway technology along what it calls the “Smart Mobility Corridor,” a 35‑mile stretch of U.S. Route 33 in central Ohio that backers say will be a real-world proving ground for autonomous and connected vehicles. The announcement said the corridor …