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Making It Easier to Get Transportation to Rural Health Care

May 07, 2018
Making It Easier to Get Transportation to Rural Health Care

by Katherine Seligman

If you’re 60 or older, need a ride and happen to live in the small sunbelt town of Wickenburg, Ariz., you can call the Freedom Express. A van driven by an older adult volunteer will pick you up, for, what the name implies, free.

'Three Revolutions' That Will Change How People Move

April 14, 2018
'Three Revolutions' That Will Change How People Move

By Cody Drabble featuring Daniel Sperling

The emergence of electric, automated and shared vehicles — and the popularity some of them have found — are seen as signs that the world of transportation could be on the cusp of a more affordable, accessible and sustainable system.

The Scooter-Sharing Apocalypse is Coming

April 11, 2018
The Scooter-Sharing Apocalypse is Coming

by Lisa Napoli

From D.C. and Dallas to Seattle and San Diego, the dockless apocalypse, or “wheelmageddon,” has dawned. Just as Wi-Fi untethered Internet users from dialing up for service, new technology allows would-be riders to locate bikes or scooters scattered on city streets without searching out a tethered docking station.

We’re on the Verge of a Transportation Revolution. If We’re Not Careful, We Could Screw It Up

March 16, 2018
We’re on the Verge of a Transportation Revolution. If We’re Not Careful, We Could Screw It Up

By Stephen Lacey

On this week’s Energy Gang podcast: how to steer automated, shared electric vehicles to a better future.

There are three forces coming together in the transportation sector: vehicle autonomy, vehicle sharing and vehicle electrification.

On their own, app-based sharing and electric vehicles are powerful agents of change. Together with automation, "they're revolutionary," argues Dr. Dan Sperling, author of a new book on the subject.

3 Questions: The Future of Transportation Systems

March 13, 2018

 

3 Questions: The Future of Transportation Systems

By Francesca McCaffrey

Daniel Sperling of the University of California at Davis discusses the major transformations in store for mobility.

Q: What are the downsides of the “car-centric monoculture,” as you put it, that we find ourselves living in?

Three Revolutions – The Future of Cars

March 08, 2018
Three Revolutions – The Future of Cars

Infinite Earth Academy featuring Daniel Sperling

“The transportation system has essentially seen almost no system-wide or broad innovations. And now, it is so exciting in the research field. But to what extent are [the revolutions of automation, shared, and electric vehicles] taking place?”

…Listen to the full podcast at Infinite Earth Academy