Innovation in transportation

How we get around is changing for the better


Musk’s Hyperloop Vision Gains Heavy Hitters


News came out this week that the Hyperloop Jump Start Fund project, which is a venture-sourcing platform and launched in late August, has named…


Event Coverage: Musk and Tesla Motors Cater to the German Market


Elon Musk spoke in Munich last night at a Tesla Motors event (Munich Service Center) and stressed that the German…


Thermal Battery Research Could Reduce Range Anxiety


In the hallway at the most recent Fox Valley Electric Auto Association (www.fveaa.org) meeting, some EV owners were discussing winter…


Ford Looks to Advanced Battery Research


Ford Motor Company enhances its standing in the electricfication race by announcing its stake in a battery lab at the University Michigan, Ann Arbor…


Solid Power LLC Advances Toward Commercialization


As reported last month, ARPA-E announced the Robust Affordable Next Generation Energy Storage (RANGE) program and Louisville, Colo…


Ten Thoughts on Electric Vehicles: EV Rentals and Beyond

EVs, alternative fuels, advanced vehicles and renewable energy news is coming fast and furious since Labor…


Hyperloop = Warp Speed for Your Car


Elon Musk speaks humbly, but his vision is undeniably bold. With Hyperloop, you can get from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes AND have your…


The Future of Tube Travel: A Short History


As Elon Musk announces the next in a series of increasingly ambitious projects, Hyperloop, I thought I’d look over the history of travelling…


Who Can Deliver the 5th mode of Transportation?

Let’s keep the discussion going, catalyst for STEM initiatives?


Why You Don’t Want a Hydrogen-Powered Car

Or a Hydrogen-Powered Anything, Really


Let’s start with a bang. Okay, maybe it’s more of a fwoosh than a bang, but it’s…


Will driverless cars replace public transit?


After watching the Google Car drive on its own through the streets of Los Angeles one may think that Knight Rider’s KITT is around the corner…


Hybrid Solar Electric Cars : Refueling With The Sun


What if you could charge an electric car simply by parking it in the sun? I’ve been keenly interested in the Tesla Model S, and was curious if it would make sense to incorporate solar cells into the vehicle body. I did the math on this, and was a bit surprised at the results.

Updated with footnotes below to…

How China Is Set to Become the World Leader in Electric Vehicles

The quest to achieve transient advantages in an embryonic industry


Tesla May Change the World

Elon Musk to Deploy Supercharger Network


Sometimes there are moments in our history that are the pinnacle of change and progress…


Will We Ever Be Able To Go Top Speed On The Public Roads?


As a passionate admirer of cars and motorsport, its no secret that I’ve always wanted to bring all of the variables of a motor…


What Would Cities Look Like Without Roads? Let’s Find Out.


After the tragic events of the Boston Marathon on Monday, I saw someone on Twitter suggest, in a perfect city, things like…


I don’t want much from a car


All I want is that it be small, but conveniently large enough for trips to the shops. It must go from a standing stop to 62MPH in less than five seconds. It must not guzzle fuel unreasonably. It must carve corners with telepathic steering and sharp handling. The ride must be soft enough to comfort me on a daily commute. The inside of it must be a pleasant place…


I want to help put an end to texting and driving


Living in New York City, I haven’t owned a car in nearly six years and I only drive once or twice a year. When I visit friends in other…


Expanding Public Transportation


In a rapidly developing nation like India, I live in the most urbanized state, Tamilnadu(TN). I reside in the capital Chennai, formerly known as Madras. 53% of the populace of TN lives in urban setting than rural. Contrast that with average of 70% of Indians in the rest of the country that live in rural settings.


Model S In The City


Like a lot of people I know, I’ve been watching the extended dispute between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and The New York Times, sparked originally by Times reporter John Broder’s


Dear the Five NYC Taxi Drivers who Refused My Fare While I was Standing in the Rain, 


Dear the Five NYC Taxi’s who Refused My Fare While I was Standing in the Rain,


Free transportation for life


I've been privileged to be able to own both of Tesla's models (Roadster and Model S sedan) over the past four years. During that time I drove 15k+ miles and…


Moonraker: the prototype that bit back


I love a good rough prototype

As a user experience designer, I love simple, ugly prototypes that efficiently test one part…


An inspiring meeting at Google

Agenda: The Future of Mass Transit


“The roller coaster,”

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