At this year’s Consumer Electronics Show, the most popular exhibits weren’t in the Convention Center. Autonomous Vehicles, or AVs, fascinated attendees and dominated the parking lot next to the Las Vegas Convention Center. In fact, AV trips down the Las Vegas Strip, provided by the ride-sharing service Lyft, were one of the most popular venues of the show. However, interest in—and implications of—AVs pose questions that reverberate far beyond the Nevada desert. How quickly an
This spring, Progressive Railroading reached out to transit agencies to learn how they’re tackling first-and-last-mile challenges. Following are summaries of what Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Chicago commuter railroad Metra and Seattle’s Sound Transit are doing.
DART “You’ve got modes of transportation that exist now that didn’t exist three years ago, much less 10 years ago,” says Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) President/Executive Director Gary Thomas. “That’s really
This isn't actually a real Iron Man suit. But it does fly. It's a flying suit made by Gravity Industries, a young British startup that builds what they call 'jet suits.' The system uses six kerosene-powered jet thrusters to let a human fly around. Honestly, it just looks cool. This tweet states that it takes 1,000 horsepower to fly—how about an estimation to check this number? The Physics of Flight Let's start off with some fundamental physics. How does this jet suit fly? I'm
TESLA'S MODEL S sedan, the car company’s flagship vehicle, was first shown as a prototype in 2009, has been on sale since 2012, and, barring one small change to remove the fake grille at the front, has looked exactly the same for nearly a decade. This is notable because most manufacturers fully redesign their cars every four to six years to keep them fresh—and to keep buyers buying. For Tesla, tech upgrades are the selling point. The company pushes software updates several ti
By 2040, Interstate 35 will run through a San Antonio-Austin metroplex with a population rivaling the Dallas-Fort Worth area’s current size. https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/politics/article/San-Antonio-Austin-MPOs-working-to-ready-I-35-for-13052708.php#photo-15827961