Category: Business / Transportation

September 3, 2021

New York City Wasn’t Built for 21st Century Storms

Deadly flooding in and around New York City dramatizes the risks to infrastructure that was wasn’t built to handle warmer, wetter climate.

by Aarian Marshall Matt Simon in Bigger Pipes
August 25, 2021

GM Recalls Every Chevy Bolt Ever Made Over Faulty Batteries

The automaker is recalling the electric vehicle after investigating two manufacturing defects linked to car fires.

by Tim De Chant Ars Technica in Business
August 20, 2021

Tesla Promised a Robot. Was It Just a Recruiting Pitch?

The highlight of an event aimed at AI whizzes was a human simulating a robot that might someday replace a human.

August 17, 2021

The Feds Are Investigating Tesla Over Autopilot Crashes

The probe will look at 11 accidents, each of which involved a parked emergency vehicle.

by Tim De Chant Ars Technica in Business
August 10, 2021

Biden Wants More EVs on Roads. What About Charging Stations?

The president called for 40 percent of new cars to be electric by 2030. But motorists still fret about running out of juice—even if it rarely happens.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
July 28, 2021

Toyota Whiffed on EVs. Now It’s Trying to Slow Their Rise

In a bid to protect its investments in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells, the carmaker is lobbying against the transition to electric vehicles.

by Tim De Chant Ars Technica in Business
July 25, 2021

Trucks Move Past Cars on the Road to Autonomy

Money is pouring into autonomous trucking startups, just as many are souring on the short-term prospects for self-driving cars.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
July 15, 2021

As Travel Rebounds, Airlines Are Figuring It Out on the Fly

Businesses destinations are out, tourist spots are in. The old rules governing fares and flight schedules have been thrown out the window.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
July 1, 2021

Oregon’s Buckled Roads and Melted Cables Are Warning Signs

Highways and rail lines in the Pacific Northwest were built for a cooler climate. But the heat wave proved that extreme weather is becoming more common.

by Aarian Marshall in Business
June 28, 2021

America’s ‘Smart City’ Didn’t Get Much Smarter

Columbus, Ohio, won a $50 million grant five years ago to use tech to solve old problems. But technical hurdles, bureaucracy, and the pandemic dashed many plans.

by Aarian Marshall in Business