Even More Evidence That Electric Cars Could Save the Planet
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Even More Evidence That Electric Cars Could Save the Planet

Frank - May 19, 2019

Everyone’s saying it: The future of driving is electric. The big-name car companies have plans to start giving Tesla some tough competition. Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUV will…

Elon Musk’s and Donald Trump’s Twitter Tariff Tiff
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Elon Musk’s and Donald Trump’s Twitter Tariff Tiff

Frank - May 17, 2019

It started, like so many things, on Twitter. Amidst a national debate over his promised tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, President Trump tweeted on Wednesday that…

Self-Driving Cars Meet Their New Nemesis: Local Politicians
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Self-Driving Cars Meet Their New Nemesis: Local Politicians

Frank - May 13, 2019

For many cities, here’s the toughest pill to swallow: Their mayors don’t actually have control of their streets. This is true of the metro Phoenix area, where…

This Week in the Future of Cars: The Robots Shoulder the Load
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This Week in the Future of Cars: The Robots Shoulder the Load

Frank - May 10, 2019

If the phrase “autonomous vehicle” makes you think of some four-wheeled pod tootling around the city, you need to think bigger. Like, a few tons bigger. For…

Of Course Waymo Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks
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Of Course Waymo Is Testing Self-Driving Trucks

Frank - May 09, 2019

Update: On Friday, March 9, 2018, Waymo announced that next week, it will start testing its self-driving trucks in Georgia, delivering unspecified cargo bound for its sister…

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Now All About Public Transit, and It’s Confusing
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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Is Now All About Public Transit, and It’s Confusing

Frank - May 06, 2019

From its conception in LA traffic in late 2016, Elon Musk’s Boring Company has had a simple vision: blasting torturous gridlock by putting people in tunnels. “Am…

Starsky Robotics Unleashes Its Truly Driverless Truck in Florida
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Starsky Robotics Unleashes Its Truly Driverless Truck in Florida

Frank - May 03, 2019

On Tuesday, ride-hailing giant Uber announced it was doing a very cool, techno-futuristic thing: starting a commercial delivery service that included letting a truck drive itself 344…

Dying to Know Uber’s Secrets, Data-Hungry Cities Get Creative
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Dying to Know Uber’s Secrets, Data-Hungry Cities Get Creative

Frank - May 01, 2019

Less than a decade after a startup called UberCab launched in San Francisco, there’s a growing sense in American cities that things have changed. Ride-hailing services like…

Uber’s Self-Driving-Truck Scheme Hinges on Logistics, Not Tech
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Uber’s Self-Driving-Truck Scheme Hinges on Logistics, Not Tech

Frank - Apr 30, 2019

The most impressive thing about the Uber trip from the Midwest to Southern California wasn’t that the truck drove itself the 344 miles across Arizona. It was…

Volvo’s Polestar and Volkswagen Unveil New Rivals for Tesla
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Volvo’s Polestar and Volkswagen Unveil New Rivals for Tesla

Frank - Apr 29, 2019

The Polestar 1 GT fits in at the supercar-stuffed Geneva Motor Show, with 600 horsepower, and 737 pound-feet of torque. The styling doesn't stray far from Volvo's…