Category: Business / Transportation

June 9, 2021

The Pandemic Put an End to Rush Hour. What Happens Now?

Remote work generally reduces driving. But the travel behavior of telecommuters isn’t as straightforward as it might seem.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
June 1, 2021

This Arcane Manual Could Lead to More Human-Friendly Cities

For decades, the federal government has issued a guide for designing streets. Activists want to make it better for pedestrians and cyclists.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 27, 2021

Uber’s Union Deal in the UK Doesn’t Mean Its Battles Are Over

The company’s first-ever union agreement could distract from more changes that need to happen, both within the gig economy and governments.

by Natasha Bernal WIRED UK in Business
May 27, 2021

When Driving Is (Partially) Automated, People Drive More

A study finds that users of advanced driver-assistance systems drive 4,888 more miles per year than similar drivers without the feature.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 25, 2021

Freedom, Mayhem, and the Uncertain Future of Revel’s Mopeds

People went wild for its shared rides. Then came trouble. Now the startup is hellbent to prove it can be cool and safe—and exactly what cities need.

by Kate Knibbs in Backchannel
May 22, 2021

The Ford F-150 Lightning Is the Electric Vehicle of Dystopia

The automaker says the battery inside the pickup can power a home for three days—useful in a world of fires, floods, and freezes.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 20, 2021

The Most Radical Thing About Ford's Electric Pickup? The Cost

After tax credits, the base model of the electric pickup will be cheaper than its gas-fueled sibling, removing what has been a big barrier for EV sales.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 20, 2021

All Those Electric Vehicles Pose a Problem for Building Roads

Gas taxes are the largest source of funding for highway construction and maintenance. As more cars plug in, that revenue is shrinking.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 13, 2021

When a Pipeline Goes Down, Tanker Trucks Come to the Rescue

But driving millions of gallons of gas around the country is trickier than you might think.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
May 11, 2021

Biden Makes a Deal With Uber and Lyft in the Name of Vaccines

Despite his unease with the ride-hail business model, the president needs help getting more Americans to vaccination sites to meet his July 4 deadline.

by Aarian Marshall in Business