December 2023

We can't save the world with electric cars

Going electric does not solve our problems, it only deepens them. As engineers, we must say the opinion of the professionals in the industry is contrary to the mainstream, and for good reason, Zsolt Horváth and Tamás Ignácz write.

#cars #energy #environment

October 2023

Toxic tyre dust: This source of microplastic pollution could be the worst of all

Some 2 billion tyres are made a year. What is the environmental cost of the 'chemical cocktail' that goes into them?

#cars #environment

September 2023

This Spanish city has been restricting cars for 24 years. Here’s what we can learn from it

Pontevedra, Spain, offers some of the best evidence available about what happens when a city is reconfigured to accommodate people, rather than cars.

#cars #cities

Your car wants to know about your sex life

Cars are increasingly filming, recording and tracking drivers and passengers, new report finds.

#cars #privacy

August 2023

Hackers manage to unlock Tesla software-locked features worth up to $15,000

#cars #security

July 2023

San Francisco protestors are disabling autonomous vehicles using traffic cones

It's a great time

#cars #activism

May 2023

New Cars Really Are Just for Rich People Now

Even people with good jobs can't afford to buy new anymore.

#cars #finance

December 2022

It’s Hard to Get a Driver’s License in Holland — And That’s One Reason Dutch Roads Are So Safe

#cars #law

October 2022

The humble roundabout

A thought-provoking write-up, doubly so as it's written by someone living in South Africa. (Well, we have the same problem with beggars at traffic lights in Romania.) But it's also flawed: you can so tell it's written by a driver. Not a word about traffic light queues being caused by way too much traffic, for example. Also, you got the meaning of "implicit" and "explicit" backwards. An explicit rule would be mandating lower speed limits. You know, like cities in France and Belgium have been doing for years now.

#cars #cities

August 2022

Californians Told Not to Charge Electric Cars Days After Gas Car Sales Ban

#cars #energy

Autopilot & Full Self Driving — California DMV Accuses Tesla Of False Advertising

#cars #advertising #law

July 2022

Baromètre des ventes juin 2022 : quand la bérézina devient une terrible habitude

#cars #economics

June 2022

Cruise robotaxis blocked traffic for hours on this San Francisco street

#robots #cars #cities

Hoboken Hasn’t Had a Traffic Death in Four Years. What’s It Doing Right?

#cars #cities #politics #america

February 2022

Study: More Bike Lanes Needed to Reduce Traffic Congestion

Research from Carnegie Mellon University shows how replacing short car trips with bike and scooter trips can lead to less congestion, but local areas need more micromobility infrastructure for this positive outcome.

#cars #bikes

January 2022

Pourquoi les chauffards conduisent des grosses bagnoles chères ?

"Why do bad drivers have big expensive cars?"

#cars #attitudes

December 2021

The Time Traveler Who Hunted Speed Records in an EV

#cool #vintage #cars

November 2020

Here’s what happened when a country let people trade in old cars for electric bikes, scooters

#cars #bikes

October 2020

How Oslo Achieved Zero Pedestrian and Bicycle Fatalities, and How Others Can Apply What Worked

#cars #cities

September 2020

« Les SUV sont des machines à tuer »

"SUVs are murder machines"

#cars #climate #safety

Non, la voiture électrique n’est pas écologique

#cars #energy #climate

July 2020

American SUVs are Too Dangerous for UK Roads, UK Safety Experts Say

#cars #safety

February 2020

Vancouver council consensus: Remove 400 parking spaces from Columbia Street

#cars #cities

Dropping speed limits in central Toronto has made pedestrians safer, new report says

#cars #cities

January 2020

No Cars in Downtown San Francisco? It's Happening.

The plan to ban private cars from Market Street—one of the city’s busiest and most dangerous downtown thoroughfares—enjoys a remarkable level of local support.

#cars #cities

Cars Make Your Life More Expensive, Even If You Don't Have One

#cars #economics

Vision Zero! Norwegian Capital Completely Quashes Road Deaths

#cars #cities

Barcelona's car-free smart city experiment

#cars #cities

October 2019

We build a lithium-ion car battery

#cars #energy

August 2019

Lille passe à 30 km/h : "L'idée c'est vraiment que tout le monde se sente plus en sécurité"

#france #cars #cities

July 2019

Houston’s Highway Mega-Plan: An Environmental Justice Disaster

#cars #environment #disaster

Growing number of car-sharing users don’t rent cars for driving

#japan #cars #culture

June 2019

Oslo: The city that's banned cars

#cars #cities

Carmageddon: it’s killing urban life. We must reclaim our cities before it’s too late

#cars #cities

May 2019

Quels véhicules tuent les piétons à Paris ?

#france #cars #cities

Tesla alerte le gouvernement américain sur la pénurie à venir de métaux pour la voiture électrique

#cars #energy #environment #business #america

Five years after Sepulveda Pass widening, travel times on the 405 keep getting worse

#cars #america

April 2019

Pollution - Les voitures font exploser le nombre de cas d'asthme chez les enfants

#cars #youth #health #disaster

March 2019

Cars are killing us. Within 10 years, we must phase them out

#cars #health #disaster

November 2018

Cyclists Spend 40% More In London's Shops Than Motorists

#bikes #cars #economics

June 2017

Tesla car battery production releases as much CO2 as 8 years of gasoline driving

#cars #energy #environment

February 2016

Americans spend 30 billion hours a year commuting. And it’s killing them

It's terrible for the planet, too.

#cars #america

May 2014

This Nigerian College Student Built a Wind- And Solar-Powered Car From Scraps

#cars #energy

February 2014

Commuting Is Bad for Your Body and Health

#cars #health

November 2013

The Safest Suburb In The World Did It By Ending The Culture Of Cars

The difference between this Dutch city and most North American commuter towns is that it actually makes good on its promise of safety, security, and good health.

#cars #cities

May 2013

A look back in time: The GM/Southern Pacific Vert-A-Pac

Remember the Chevrolet Vega and its Pontiac equivalent, the Astre? These cars were shipped long-distance in a rather unusual manner.

#vintage #cars #trains