Energy & Green Tech

Lack of power grids sealed fate for early electric cars

New research from Lund University shows that insufficient infrastructure was key in American car manufacturers choosing gasoline cars over electric cars in the early 20th century. If electricity grids had spread just 15 or ...

Automotive

Country roads, take me home—in an electric car

In the 1930s and 1940s, the Rural Electrification Act wired farms to the grid, turning on lights across the American countryside. Parallel efforts added phone service in these sprawling, sparsely populated areas. At long ...

Computer Sciences

A dispatch and routing platform to improve deliveries

More and more people are doing their shopping from home these days, and whether they're ordering groceries, home office equipment, or COVID-19 tests, they increasingly expect their deliveries to be fast and on time.

Automotive

US regulators seek answers from Tesla over lack of recall

U.S. safety investigators want to know why Tesla didn't file recall documents when it updated Autopilot software to better identify parked emergency vehicles, escalating a simmering clash between the automaker and regulators.

Automotive

Germany unveils first self-driving train

German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and industrial group Siemens on Monday unveiled the world's first automated, driverless train in the city of Hamburg, billing it as more punctual and energy efficient than traditional trains.