What does a future full of AVs mean for all the spaces reserved for downtown parking?
Self-driving cars may someday drop off their owners downtown and then leave to find free parking. What would that mean for cities of the future?
E-scooters ready for action in Santiago, Chile.
Shared e-scooter programs may seem like a green way to get around, but these small vehicles can have big environmental footprints.
Australia and Russia could soon be the last remaining developed nations without fuel efficiency standards, with New Zealand proposing new rules and financial incentives to get more people driving cleaner cars.
New Zealand has proposed new fuel standards, along with a consumer rebates for cleaner cars – paid for by higher costs for high-polluting cars – to cut its rising transport emissions.
Those money-saving black boxes reveal a lot about the rules that govern our lives.
Turning from the conflict of airport expansions to a vision of a low-carbon transport system.
Car parking occupies a large proportion of urban areas, and cities cannot keep sacrificing so much space to meet demand.
The global trend is to free up valuable city space by reducing parking and promoting other forms of transport that don't clog roads and pollute the air. Australian cities are still putting cars first.
A ‘back-to-back’ Beetle rolls along the road at the 2006 Houston Art Car Parade.
When the Beetle was first introduced, Americans had never seen anything like it. Among art car enthusiasts, it became the ideal canvas for self-expression.
Without off-street space, vehicle residents crowd available public parking in Seattle. May 8, 2016.
Many cities have no standard method for counting the number of people who live in their cars. This means that their issues are often overlooked in policies designed to help the homeless.
Children are the future, so why don't we listen to them more often?
Turning a corner.
Academic experts on how the humble car could evolve to become an unlikely hero in the global fight against climate change.
This isn’t goodbye.
To become an attractive prospect for electric car manufacturers, the UK needs to sort out its supplies of rare earths – Brexit, or no Brexit.
When computers take the wheel, the emotive aspect of driving will change significantly.
Gone in a flash.
Driverless cars will form a fast, efficient transport network, which will make car ownership redundant. But they could also spell the end of public transport.
Having fun yet?
Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Motorists endlessly demand more roads, but is this really a solution?
These streets are made for walking.
The car revolutionised the way people travel – but at a heavy cost. Now, car-free cities will only work when there's reliable public transit and access for all.
From Alexa and Siri to intelligent speed assistance, there's a lot of technology competing for our attention while driving,
The year 2030 may not seem far away, but a decade is a long time in technological terms. Widespread automation, electrification, and connectivity are set to revolutionise the car of the future.
A Chinese hybrid-electric SUV made by BYD.
Chinese electric vehicle sales already amount to more than half of the world's total – and car makers and battery manufacturers are working hard to grow even faster.
When most inner-city apartment residents don’t use cars to get around, you can expect public transport to feel the impacts of new developments.
Traffic impact assessments required of major building developments mainly focus on the movement of cars, but these account for only 30-40% of trips by inner-city apartment dwellers.
A traffic jam on a busy highway near Vancouver, B.C.
Vehicles in Canada are big, heavy and guzzle a lot of gasoline.