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Combining 3 Vehicle Technologies Could Nearly Eliminate Auto Emissions

May 31, 2017
Combining 3 Vehicle Technologies Could Nearly Eliminate Auto Emissions

By Camille von Kaenel

The auto industry and researchers say this utopian view of transportation is on the horizon, and it could cut nearly all of the carbon emissions from the transportation sector. Maybe.

Report Says Shared Mobility Key to a Better Future

May 08, 2017
Report Says Shared Mobility Key to a Better Future

By Alan Harman

An electric and driverless transportation system could improve livability and eventually save trillions of dollars a year, but University of California at Davis researchers say it won’t happen without shared mobility.

A UC-Davis report, prepared with the New York-based Institute for Transportation & Development Policy, says a shared, electric and driverless transportation system could reduce urban transportation carbon-dioxide emissions by 80% or more worldwide by 2050.

The Self-Driving Dilemma

May 04, 2017
The Self-Driving Dilemma

By Andrew Small

But the dream of cheap, clean mobility in cities might run up against some harsh realities—soaring energy consumption, supercharged sprawl, and intensified traffic congestion—if AVs are simply deployed to encourage more driving.

Survey: Future Car is Driverless, Shared, Electric

March 30, 2017
Survey: Future Car is Driverless, Shared, Electric

By Body Shop Business Staff Writers

If the future plays out the way transportation experts predict it will, autonomous, zero-emissions vehicles will dominate the roads, and none of the passengers will own the vehicles.

That’s a bit of an exaggeration, but experts see the nation shifting toward shared, electric and autonomous vehicles nevertheless, according to a survey by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis).

RoboTaxis Will Be Commonplace By 2040

March 30, 2017
RoboTaxis Will Be Commonplace By 2040

By John LeSage

The Institute of Transportation Studies at the University of California-Davis just released results of a survey in conjunction with a new policy initiative,“Three Revolutions: Sharing, Electrification and Automation.” The survey was taken by 40 policymakers, researchers, and representatives from government, nonprofit organizations, and the automotive and technology industries.

Future Vehicles Will Be Electric, Shared and Driverless, According to Major Study

March 27, 2017
Future Vehicles Will Be Electric, Shared and Driverless, According to Major Study

By Douglas A. McIntyre

In the future, vehicles will be “shared, electric and automated,” according to a new study from the Institute of Transportation Studies at University of California, Davis. This trend gives an edge to companies currently employing one or more of these features. That list includes Google, Tesla, Uber and General Motors.

Three Revolutions Turning the Transportation World Upside-Down

March 23, 2017
Three Revolutions Turning the Transportation World Upside-Down

By Ryan McCauley

Less than six months ago, 150 representatives from various organizations — including the California Governor’s Office; Austin, Texas; several University of California campuses; Google X; Uber and Lyft, among many others — gathered in Sacramento, Calif., to discuss the three revolutions taking place in transportation: sharing, electrification and automation.