Many find the idea of generating electricity from our roadways very appealing. People went nuts over the idea of solar roadways, even though that’s a singularly terrible idea. There’s actually a much better way to extract energy from roads, and California state officials agreed last week to provide $2.3 million for…
As part of its Dieselgate settlement, Volkswagen has been ordered to put $2 billion toward investing in projects that promote zero-emissions technology. It seems that super fast charging stations will wisely be the first leg of that investment.
A gas leak beneath westbound lanes of I-20 between Candler and Gresham, Georgia caused a section of the highway to buckle Monday morning. All westbound lanes have been closed.
There’s a tendency to think that ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft will help seriously reduce congestion in major cities. If that’s the case, San Francisco hasn’t seen it. City officials are now reportedly considering “legal action” against the state of California to obtain location data of records of tens of…
The story of the world’s largest tunneling machine, Big Bertha, is filled with hiccups and missteps along its nearly two-mile journey under the city of Seattle. On Tuesday, Bertha saw light—and there’s pictures to show for it.
Driving in a circle to improve traffic flow may seem a weird, European concept for the uninitiated, so Michigan police are encouraging motorists to get on board and understand how to tackle them.
A massive fire that broke out underneath Interstate 85 in midtown Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour caused a section of the roadway to collapse. No injuries have been reported.
If you have a pulse and have driven in a car, you understand our roadways suck. That’s also true in Portland, Oregon, where a group of self-described anarchists have reportedly patched a few potholes to call attention to the piece of shit that is the city’s roads.
How many times have you driven across a bridge and thought, “What are the chances that this just collapsed under me?” And then you gave yourself a shake and then thought, “Nah! It’s probably structurally sound!” Well, maybe. Maaaaybe.
Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton fractured two bones in his back in 2014, when he was involved in a crash in one of Charlotte’s most treacherous intersections. Two years after he and hundreds of other residents called for it, it’s finally getting a traffic light.
The next time you walk down a sidewalk and come to a street crossing, you may notice some strange bumps and patterns in the concrete. I always thought these were for water drainage or extra traction. I was wrong! The real reason is much more complex and fascinating.
Elon Musk is busy venturing out into literal Outer Space and developing one of the most rapidly-advancing autonomous vehicle systems, so he doesn’t have time to worry about his faster-than-rail moonshot hyperloop idea. That’s why a company called Hyperloop One is doing it. Now they want to take the cars, and put them…
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Besides the bonkers official announcements from Ford about a new Bronco and Ranger, the automaker made waves at this week’s Detroit Auto Show with a TED talk-like event about how to transform cities of the future with the technology we’re enraptured with today—electric and autonomous vehicles, all that good stuff. But…
The first solar road in the world officially opened in the small town of Tourouvre-au-Perche in Normandy, France on Wednesday. It is one kilometer long (about 0.62 miles) and took $5.2 million to produce.
The U.S. Department Of Transportation and automakers have been testing the concept of vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication for years. Today the agency said it’s getting serious about having cars talk to each other for safety, and has proposed specific rules and methods that would force automakers to load vehicles…
Looks like that 100-foot sinkhole that sucked down an entire intersection of city street in Fukuoka, Japan last week is already repaved and ready to be driven on. Those people must really have their shit together, because if this happened in Los Angeles someone would have strung up a rope and a warning sign and called…
A gigantic sinkhole ate an entire intersection in Fukuoka, Japan yesterday morning, and one particularly worried dude in a nearby office building got the collapse on camera. Things are going great everywhere!
Hyperloop One, the company developing the super-tube transport idea envisioned by Elon Musk announced today that it signed a deal to bring the bullshit system to the world’s capitol of bullshit development projects, Dubai.