Why Cars Aren’t the Real Stars of the Autonomous Revolution

Driverless car startups are booming these days, many with rock-star valuations. Automakers also now talk about rolling out autonomous taxi services by 2019, but here’s a quick reality check: By some estimates, we’re still 15 years away from truly autonomous vehicles being available to the general public, once you consider the complications of regulation, insurance and the critical last-mile challenges of human safety…

I-95 named second-best launchpad for autonomous trucking in US

INRIX, a global software firm, ranked I-95 as the second most promising starting point for autonomous trucking in the United States based on congestion, traffic incidents, freight volumes and more in a study published this week…

Former GM exec throws light on self-driving revolution

“For the first time in 130 years, we’re in the midst of a major transformation in automobile transportation,” writes Burns, the former vice president of research at GM and now an adviser to Waymo, Google’s self-driving car company…

Editorial: A Better Way to Get New York City’s Traffic Moving

The city can fight congestion and raise revenue through parking regulations.

An Infrastructure Information Gap States Are Struggling to Solve

State and local governments still have a long way to go when it comes to documenting and reporting maintenance backlogs with infrastructure like roads and schools. The inconsistent and incomplete information that’s available on deferred maintenance for public assets is an issue that has attracted the attention of researchers, ratings agencies, and others in recent years. But a widespread solution for filling in this information gap has yet to emerge. “It’s really the time to establish some kind of regular practice,” Jerry Zhao, a professor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and the director of the Institute for Urban & Regional Infrastructure Finance at the University of Minnesota, said at an event here earlier this week.