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PayByPhone parking app hits Boston

PayByPhone parking app hits Boston

| June 30, 2015

Parking meters throughout the U.S. are disappearing, one app at a time. As we’ve reported before, regional parking apps are popping up that allow drivers to pay for parking in garages, and on the street, via the convenience of their smartphones. Collaborations between local government, such as Parkmobile, which is available throughout the country, make single-spot […]

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Self-driving cars: What will 90% fewer accidents accidents do to insurers?

Self-driving cars: What will 90% fewer accidents accidents do to insurers?

| March 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Human drivers are responsible for the vast majority of car accidents. A recent McKinsey study on self-driving cars is bad news for insurance, companies, it’s good news for just about everyone else. The research firm predicts that autonomous vehicles could eliminate around 90% of all automobile accidents in the U.S., saving thousands of lives and preventing up to $190 […]

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USDOT’s grim report on transportation in 2045

USDOT’s grim report on transportation in 2045

| February 6, 2015

The U.S. Department of Transportation paints a depressing picture of America’s future transportation landscape in a recent report, Beyond Traffic, Trends and Choices: 2045. The report is part of a larger Beyond Traffic initiative launched by U.S. transportation secretary Anthony Foxx and Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Some of the low-lights? As The Stack puts it, we can […]

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Transportation roundup 1/26/15

Transportation roundup 1/26/15

| January 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Streets & Highways Capacity, Capacity, Capacity: The Challenge of Urban Policy in the Age of Obama  // Journal of Urban Affairs [journal article] Putting People Back into Place-based Public Policies // Journal of Urban Affairs [journal article] The Neighborhood Stabilization Program: Stable for Whom? // Journal of Urban Affairs [journal article] Mayors say they need the federal […]

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Uber & the sharing economy

Uber & the sharing economy

| December 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Is there a busier job than damage control at Uber? Let’s take a quick look at Uber’s recent public relations disasters: In the middle of a hostage crisis in Sydney that ended in three deaths, the company instituted surge pricing. Even though the pricing rose automatically rather than at the behest of a rapacious executive, the […]

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KPMG study: Say goodbye to the two-car family

KPMG study: Say goodbye to the two-car family

| November 24, 2014

The two-car family of American dreams is on the decline, according to a compelling study from KPMG, “Me, My Car, My Life.” The study identifies a number of the challenges and opportunities that come along with the changing automotive industry, and follows up on 2012’s “Self Driving Cars: The Next Revolution,” and last year’s “Self-Driving […]

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3 reasons self-driving cars should be the norm

3 reasons self-driving cars should be the norm

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

After spending your tax refund on an unexpected engine repair and driving twenty minutes in traffic just to find a parking spot that’s six blocks from your house, a self-driving car sounds pretty good. It could drop you off where you need, go park itself, and then drive back and pick you up when you’re […]

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