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Car2Go Launches In Chicago

September 5th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Car2go recently announced that it has expanded into Chicago, where it now has 400 vehicles available — the smart fortwo and Mercedes-Benz CLA and GLA models. Kendell Kelton, the Communications Manager for Car2go North America, answered some questions about the expansion for CleanTechnica


Lidar Not Necessary For Autonomy, But Let’s At Least Spell It Correctly

August 26th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Lidar is a sensor that's used for a variety of purposes. Almost every autonomous vehicle program in the world except for Tesla's uses lidar sensors. This article isn't about the uses or qualities of the sensors, however, it's about how to spell the word. I’ve been struggling with it for years, personally, but had never looked it up in a style book


3rd Grid Modernization Forum, May 23-24: Latest Progress & Strategies for Achieving the Utility of the Future

May 2nd, 2018 | by Andrea Bertoli

The 3rd Grid Modernization Forum is intended for network strategists at investor-owned, municipal, and rural utilities, as well as grid operations engineers and directors, service and network planners, system integrators, policy-makers, and technology innovators. Key utility and technology executives will share insights and updates on achieving the digital Utility of the Future


Elon Musk Says Boring Company Will Compete To Build New Chicago Loop (#ElonTweets)

November 30th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

In the late 19th century, trolley tracks and an elevated railway ran around the entire circumference of the city of Chicago. The encircling infrastructure came to be known as The Loop. The name stuck and is still used to refer to the central part of downtown Chicago today. It may even have been in Elon Musk's subconscious mind the day he dreamed up his Hyperloop concept


Tesla Supercharger Shrinks To Suit Needs Of City Drivers

September 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

Charging infrastructure for urban areas is a problem. With open land at a premium in congested cities, finding room to install chargers can be a challenge. Tesla is aware of the issue and, as usual, is being proactive in its response. On September 11, Tesla posted on its blog that it has developed a new compact Tesla Supercharger specifically for use in cities


The Loop Link In Chicago: $32,000,000 For A Lane Still Filled With Rush Hour Traffic

March 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Rush hour Chicago provides an untapped income for the city of Chicago. Traffic enforcement could pick up funds from well-deserved traffic tickets. It seems no one is getting a ticket and the chaos continues. The larger question is — after $32 million of taxpayer money to build it, is the Loop Link being used as intended? No, not much, it seems. It was designed for fluid, fast, reliable movement — time-saving, much-needed flow for the city's buses. Lost? The Loop Link is specially marked bus lanes meant to offer mass transit an unfettered flight during rush hour times. And yet


$9,641 = Annual Savings Taking Public Transportation In USA

November 29th, 2016 | by Cynthia Shahan

Riding public transportation is a vital means of saving money, money that can much more happily be spent on other things than on owning, driving, and maintaining a car. Transit riders can forget about auto insurance, car payments, fuel costs, tuneups at the mechanic, expensive broken car parts, etc



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