Beautiful. But is it revolutionary?
There's a reason the next generation of cars look eerily familiar – and we may have a long wait for something completely different.
In cities and countries around the world, drivers use a range of hand signals to communicate with other drivers.
A sociolinguist wonders if they’ll ever be able to interpret the waves, high beams and middle fingers of human drivers.
We are told driverless cars will be much safer, because human error causes more than 90% of crashes.
Human-operated cars affect health in three main ways, all negatively. How might driverless cars be healthier?
Incentives are one way to get more people to buy electric cars.
Despite the hype around electric vehicles, sales in most nations, including Canada, remain stagnant. Policy support in California and Norway have helped boost sales.
At any given moment, roughly 1-2% of Australian drivers are estimated to be using their mobile phone while driving.
Road safety campaigns targeting mobile phone use among drivers should emphasise how perceived social pressure is not an acceptable excuse for engaging in the behaviour.
Hving a pet dog turns out to be a highly car-dependent affair.
Australian cities generally don't allow pet dogs on public transport. Instead, owners need their own vehicle to travel with their dogs, and it's a surprisingly important factor in our car dependency.
Without a comprehensive network of recharging stations, like this one in Berlin, it’s little wonder that Australia is lagging behind other countries.
While other countries race into the distance, Australia is still on the starting grid when it comes to electric cars. Why so slow? Because we don't have a proper recharging network.
Riders on San Francisco’s Muni light rail system.
Millions of Americans rely on public transit to get to school, work or stores, but many can't get the service they need. 'Uberizing' transit by offering more options on demand could fill the gaps.
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Could we really reduce the number of vehicles on our roads from 37m to 9m?
Younger Americans tend to be comfortable relying on ride services and foregoing car ownership.
Using ride-hailing services full-time would mean avoiding the hassles of owning a car. But it could cost less, too – depending on how you value your time otherwise spent behind the wheel.
Beijing residents with a variety of approaches to urban air pollution.
In recent years the number of motor vehicles – and the pollution they generate – has grown astronomically, leading some citydwellers to wear facemasks in the hopes of protecting themselves. So do they work?
Most new cars are now bought on credit.
Billions are being loaned against some fast depreciating assets. It could end in an almighty car crash.
Anxieties about hoodlums in cars was just another expression of an age-old fear of change.
Road trauma is already the ninth leading cause of death worldwide.
Wider societal issues are driving road user behaviour, which cannot be fixed by taking a traditional road safety approach.
Cars are effectively becoming computers on wheels – and very attractive to cyber criminals.
Cars are basically computers on wheels. That means they can be hacked.
Modern cars are computers on wheels. We should make sure they're cyber-secure.
The relationship between drivers and cyclists is highly unequal, both physically and culturally.
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The primacy given to the car has shaped our cities, the roads that serve them and our very thinking about the place of driving in our lives. And it's a mindset that leaves cyclists highly vulnerable.
Australia has a series of transport injury insurance, compensation and rehabilitation schemes.
It's time for Australia's personal injury insurance schemes to start preparing for change.
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