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Europe Already Has A Solution For Too-Quiet Electric Cars Europe Already Has A Solution For Too-Quiet Electric Cars

One of the big issues concerning electric vehicles is how pedestrians struggle to hear an oncoming, naturally-silent electric car in the streets. Following my recent first drive of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace in Portugal, I think Europe already has this figured out.

Domino's Is Fixing America's Crappy Roads For Pizza Safety And That's Pretty Embarrassing

This feels like something from a William Gibson cyberpunk dystopia novel, where the government has become so weak and useless, private corporations have been taking over the basic upkeep of the nation. But it’s not a William Gibson novel, there’s no plucky protagonist with some sort of cybernetic implant, it’s just…

Dammit Chad Dammit Chad

Chad and his coworkers left their mark in street tar in Walker, Michigan, WZZM reported on Tuesday. It’s always Chad.

NYC's Grand Central Became A Madhouse The Moment Severe Weather Hit The City  NYC's Grand Central Became A Madhouse The Moment Severe Weather Hit The City 

New York City got battered last evening by severe weather, and as a precautionary measure, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority closed train lines that head north out of the city. This promptly turned Grand Central Station into, well, this.

Our SUV Obsession May Be The Cause Of Rising Pedestrian Deaths Our SUV Obsession May Be The Cause Of Rising Pedestrian Deaths

Despite dozens of cities proclaiming a goal of zero pedestrian deaths in recent years, the death toll continues to skyrocket on America’s streets. According to a new study released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration pedestrian deaths have shot up 46 percent since 2009, far outpacing the also rising…

Porsche Will Launch 500 Electric Charging Stations Across The U.S. By The End Of 2019 Porsche Will Launch 500 Electric Charging Stations Across The U.S. By The End Of 2019

Prompted largely by China, the world’s largest car market, automakers are going big on electric vehicles in the next few years. But besides Tesla, they’ve offered little more than a collective shrug when asked where Americans are supposed to charge these things. Now at least one more automaker, Porsche, plans to step…

New Dutch 'Singing Road' Removed After Villagers Label Noise 'Psychological Torture' New Dutch 'Singing Road' Removed After Villagers Label Noise 'Psychological Torture'

Despite the multiple embarrassingly failed attempts to get Honda’s Singing Road right, a village in the Netherlands tried to find a cultural solution to distracted driving by installing musical rumble strips along a roadway. It only took villagers a couple of days to demand the noise be stopped, labeling it…

Apps Keep Sending LA's Worst Drivers Up This Super Steep Street And They Can't Handle It Apps Keep Sending LA's Worst Drivers Up This Super Steep Street And They Can't Handle It

You’d never notice it driving by, but right in the middle of Echo Park works Baron Margo, one of the coolest car builders in the country. He builds his own retro-rocket-art cars nearly from scratch, and there’s one place he always tests them: Baxter street, one of the steepest in LA. If his cars can survive it,…

Two Subway Cars In New York Were 'Covered In Feces' This Morning Two Subway Cars In New York Were 'Covered In Feces' This Morning

A dispatch from the life of a New York City subway commuter this morning: feces.

Hero Pours An Entire Box Of Lucky Charms In A Michigan Pothole And Eats It

Potholes ruin every car owner’s life, but the ones in Michigan are particularly awful. One pothole was large enough to fit an entire box of Lucky Charms and a whole gallon of milk—which 22-year-old Eastern Michigan University student Andrew ate to our gross-out amusement.

Even The United States Army Is No Match For That Low-Ass Bridge

Our favorite low-ass bridge is back in the news, boys! Who is the unlucky victim this time? The United States Army, of course. Look, the U.S. Army might be formidable in other parts of the world, but not against this bridge.

The Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Might Have Been A Disaster Waiting To Happen The Florida Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Might Have Been A Disaster Waiting To Happen

The appeal of accelerated bridge construction—where precast parts are pieced together and within hours installed over a roadway before being tested and reinforced for weeks—is that it minimizes road closures. The downside is that the smallest mistakes can lead to disaster. This method, used to build a pedestrian…

Florida Pedestrian Bridge Constructed Barely A Week Ago Collapses, Killing Multiple People Florida Pedestrian Bridge Constructed Barely A Week Ago Collapses, Killing Multiple People

The main span of a pedestrian bridge at Florida International University constructed as recently as Saturday has collapsed, reportedly leaving “several” people dead and crushing cars underneath.

Cadillac CEO: No One Will Buy Our Sedans Because Teens And Infrastructure Cadillac CEO: No One Will Buy Our Sedans Because Teens And Infrastructure

Cadillac is, quite possibly, the most hapless carmaker at the moment. When its competitors are making huge strides, Cadillac feels like it’s always playing catch up to what everyone else was doing five years ago. And finally, Cadillac has figured out the culprit: it the Youths and their damn infrastructure, clearly.

The 39 New York City Bridges That Matter, Ranked The 39 New York City Bridges That Matter, Ranked

On the heels of my widely-discussed and widely-shared ranking of all of New York City’s parkways and highways, I present the only correct ranking of the bridges of New York, of which there are 39 that matter, and thus are worth ranking.

Transportation Secretary Admits Trump Personally Intervened To Kill A Crucial Tunnel Transportation Secretary Admits Trump Personally Intervened To Kill A Crucial Tunnel

Lawmakers are currently debating whether to appropriate billions for a new rail tunnel that would connect Manhattan and New Jersey, a connection that’s key to one-fifth of the U.S. gross domestic product. Reports have suggested that despite initial enthusiasm President Donald Trump now wants nothing to do with the…

This Is Why People In Southern California Say 'The' In Front Of Freeway Names This Is Why People In Southern California Say 'The' In Front Of Freeway Names

I don’t know if you have noticed this but I certainly did when I first moved to Southern California: People insist on adding the definite article “the” in front of major freeways. Turns out, it’s not just some baseless regional slang, there’s a decent amount of history behind it.

The Short, Sad, Corrupt Life Of New York's Elevated West Side Highway The Short, Sad, Corrupt Life Of New York's Elevated West Side Highway

December 15, 1973, was a chilly and cloudy day in New York City. The city’s fortunes had already begun to take a downturn. A single dump truck, overloaded with more than nine tons of asphalt, rumbled down the old elevated West Side Highway, which promptly collapsed. And in a moment of almost hilarious corruption that…

Australia's Roads Are Melting Like Chocolate In Extreme Heat Australia's Roads Are Melting Like Chocolate In Extreme Heat

One of Australia’s most major highways, the Hume Freeway linking Melbourne to Sydney, has seen some interesting traffic patterns as of late. It’s all thanks to the tar in the road literally melting under sustained 100-plus degree temperatures of a heat wave.

Nothing Is More Mesmerizing Than This Traffic Simulator Gone Completely Wild

If you ever wondered what a transportation planner’s fever dreams looked like, well here you go. This is what it looks like being on galaxy brain.

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