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New Mobility Startups Give Uber a Run for its Money

New Mobility Startups Give Uber a Run for its Money

While terms like "smart grid" and "smart economy" are hard to peg down, we can at least say that for "smart mobility" we're starting to see some of the bluster turning into reality.

February 12, 2015 — Tali Trigg
Japan Now Has More EV Chargers Than Gas Stations

Japan Now Has More EV Chargers Than Gas Stations

For any alternative fuel in transport, the key question is: what about infrastructure? As in, how much does infrastructure cost, what are the environmental effects, and who is actually going to pay for it?

April 26, 2015 — Tali Trigg
Cities Where It's Faster to Walk than Drive

Cities Where It's Faster to Walk than Drive

Late last year I came across an article noting that traffic in downtown London was now moving at the same speed as that of a horse-drawn carriage, basically the state of traffic a full century ago.

May 16, 2015 — Tali Trigg
SciAm Readers Prioritize MP3s Over MPGs

SciAm Readers Prioritize MP3s Over MPGs

Thank you for your input as no less than 100 readers were kind enough to participate in my not-so-scientific survey of what is least important to them, when given a choice to give up one item ranging between a TV, vehicle, laptop/tablet, and a smartphone.

April 30, 2014 — Tali Trigg

Who Wants a Driver's License?

In the last post I presented results from my poll on the importance of cars to your everyday life. The results suggest, simply put, that its importance is sliding downwards.

May 16, 2014 — Tali Trigg
Map Monday: Economic Importance of Transport

Map Monday: Economic Importance of Transport

Like most people, I am a sucker for a good map. To indulge in this nerdity, I am launching an occasional Map Monday series, beginning with one by Simran Khosla of GlobalPost who used the CIA Factbook to put together an excellent map detailing every country's highest-valued export.

June 9, 2014 — Tali Trigg
We Could Make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Real

We Could Make Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Real

At some point cloaked in the (recent) mists of time, Elon Musk took over the mantle of leading U.S. visionary, as is the prerogative apparently of our technology billionaires.

August 14, 2013 — David Biello