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Best of 2010: Tech Innovations for Transit
Best of 2010: Tech Innovations for Transit
We’ve explained several times this year that technology alone is not enough to solve our world’s mobility problems. Recent solutions that we’ve reviewed, like the Google-funded Shweeb, China’s plans for car-straddling buses, and “collision-free” robot cars are all interesting ideas, but they ...
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Megacities on the Move: Scenarios for the Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility
Megacities on the Move: Scenarios for the Future of Sustainable Urban Mobility
Originally posted on EMBARQ.org “Cities need to start planning now to radically re-engineer their infrastructure to cope with much larger populations than they currently support,” concludes a new report released last week by Forum for the Future, a U.K.-based sustainable ...
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Urban Mobility India: Transport for London Shares Success Stories to Inspire
Urban Mobility India: Transport for London Shares Success Stories to Inspire
Live blogging for Urban Mobility India 2010 Conference & Expo, presented by the Institute of Urban Transport and Mirabilis Advisory, held December 3-5, 2010 in New Delhi, India. Good political leadership, a clear funding strategy and recognizing transport as part ...
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COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
COP 16 in Cancun: Recommendations on Mitigating Transport Emissions in Developing Countries
The following is a message from Cornie Huizenga, joint convener of the Partnership for Sustainable Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT), which includes EMBARQ (the producer of this blog.) Both SLoCaT and the Bridging the Gap initiative prepared draft recommendations for reducing greenhouse ...
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Friday Fun: Floating, Flame-Throwing, Bottle-Opening, Baby-Carrying Bikes
Friday Fun: Floating, Flame-Throwing, Bottle-Opening, Baby-Carrying Bikes
The next time you need to thwart enemies or escape evil henchmen on your way to work, consider a spin on the BOND (Built of Notorious Deterrents) Bike, “designed to combat the things that most annoy the urban cyclist: Handlebar-mounted flamethrower to ...
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Would You Drive a Car that Drives Itself?
Would You Drive a Car that Drives Itself?
Google’s wheels are spinning again. Earlier this month, the company made headlines with its $1 million investment in Shweeb’s bicycle monorail, and now, the company is venturing into the car business. Last week, Google announced its new technology for cars ...
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