State of Washington to Allow Driverless Self-Driving Car Tests

June 16, 2017 – The Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee, signed an order this week to allow self-driving cars to operate on state roads without a person sitting in the driver seat ... Continue Reading →

On the Eve of the 80th Anniversary of the Hindenburg Fire We Look at the Current State of Hydrogen as an Alternative Fuel

May 5, 2017 – The most compelling event around hydrogen remains to this day the catastrophe of the Hindenburg, a German-built dirigible that went up in flame and smoke over Lakehurst, ... Continue Reading →

Oxbotica – Autonomous Vehicle Software That Learns As It Drives

July 23, 2016 – University of Oxford software engineers have created an autonomous system designed to take data from a vehicle’s onboard cameras, laser scanners and radar ... Continue Reading →

North American Auto Industry Exceeds Fleet Carbon Reduction Targets

March 29, 2015 – In 2013 the North American automobile industry surpassed both fuel efficiency and emission reduction targets set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back ... Continue Reading →

The Autonomous Car Hits a Snag Where Snow Falls

February 9, 2015 – If Google, Uber and others are going to make self-driving vehicles a reality everywhere then they have to get past one very large hurdle. Google in the last ... Continue Reading →

An Explosion of New Roads for the 21st Century

September 15, 2014 – By 2050 we will have to invest in a new road network 25 million kilometers in length to keep up with human population growth and infrastructure requirements. ... Continue Reading →

Can Tetrahedrite Help Generate Cheap Thermoelectric Energy?

July 17, 2014 – Never heard of tetrahedrite?  It’s a copper-antimony sulfide. It can contain silver, copper, zinc, mercury or iron. The antimony could be replaced by arsenic ... Continue Reading →

When Will My Car Fix Istelf Using Wireless Uploads?

February 21, 2014 – While here in Florida I have had two interesting events occur related to our van, a 2006 Mazda MPV. Yes, I drive an old minivan because when traveling for ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: New Smart Road Comes to the United Kingdom

October 3, 2013 – Imagine a smart highway loaded with sensors that communicate with you as you drive letting you know about traffic patterns ahead and slowing you down to minimize ... Continue Reading →

Transportation and Communication Update: The Internet of Cars is a Near Thing Today

Before beginning today’s posting describing the rise of wireless vehicle networks I want to remember James Martin, futurist, telecommunications guru, and prolific author (104 ... Continue Reading →