Customers line up to buy gasoline in San Jose, California, on March 15, 1974, during an Arab oil embargo. The crisis spurred enactment of the first U.S. vehicle fuel economy standards.
Since the federal government started setting fuel economy standards, US-built cars have doubled their fuel efficiency, saving money for consumers and reducing pollution.
People stroll along Moshoeshoe Street in Emfuleni.
By expanding our understanding of streets and enhancing their design, every street corner could become a space to socialise, to exercise, to play, or to trade.
A bad interest rate can make your new car a lot more costly.
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Most of us bargain hunt when shopping for a new blouse or pair of blue jeans, yet for some reason we don't with interest rates, potentially costing us thousands of dollars.
The congestion charge has helped to ease traffic and raise funds. But the rise of Uber and other private hire vehicles have raised unforeseen challenges.
Free public transport could be one way to get more people to ditch the car.
Nissan might have promised post-Brexit investment, but leaving the single market and customs union could change everything for the UK.
Australia could benefit from driverless car development and technology.
Traditional car manufacturing may have gone from Australia with a loss of jobs, but one senior figure in the motor industry sees a potential for new jobs thanks to driverless cars.
There is evidence to suggest there is a ‘system’ of factors influencing truck crashes.
A rethink in the approach to road freight transport safety is urgently required to reduce fatalities and injuries.
Despite persistent buzz, the falling cost of electric cars isn't enough to guarantee sales in Australia.
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?