traffic

 
China mulls congestion charge, quotas in Beijing for emission, traffic woes

China mulls congestion charge, quotas in Beijing for emission, traffic woes

Since the 1950s, California has been a global leader in efforts to limit and then eliminate emissions from motor vehicles. But with hazardous and choking air pollution in its major cities, not to mention traffic jams to rival any in the world, China may prove to be the Golden State's... read more

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Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

How Do You Cut City Traffic, Pollution? Move Cars Underground

Figures vary year-by-year, but London constantly hovers near the top of Europe's most polluted cities. Like many of its European counterparts, it sprang up long before the... read more May 30, 2014 by


 
New York City subway. Photo by Flickr user James Willamor.

Growth In Mass-Transit Usage Outpaces Increase In Miles Driven In U.S.

A straightforward way to save fuel is to ditch a car for mass transit, and that's what many U.S. drivers are doing. According to recently-published data (pdf) from the... read more March 13, 2014 by


 
Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)

Study: China Could Soon Find Itself In Traffic Jam Hell

China has already emerged as the world’s largest car market, surpassing the U.S. in 2009. According to a new study, it could also become the home of the world’s... read more September 2, 2013 by


 
Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume

Best Time To Drive A Hybrid? When The Traffic Is Really Bad

Show us someone who actively enjoys getting stuck in heavy traffic and we'll show you someone with nothing better to do. But if you have little choice but to sit in that... read more June 18, 2013 by 3


 
Cars parked diagonally along parking meters, Omaha, Nebraska, 1938 (via Wikimedia)

Parking Apps Proliferate, But Can They Solve The Problem Of Traffic Congestion?

Yesterday, we received a press release from a company called Pango, which makes an app that allows motorists to pay for on-street parking. (The company's demo video is... read more May 29, 2013 by 0


 
Traffic Jam

Would You Pay $10 A Day To Cut Your Commute By 35 Minutes?

How much is your time worth? If you live in southern California and drive to work, the answer for some of you seems to be more than $17 an hour. That conclusion is drawn from... read more December 22, 2010 by 8


 
Toyota Prius driver slams into police car, in reverse, during traffic stop. Video: Break.com

Video: Really Bad Prius Driver Slams Police Car, Then Tree

For all the grief Toyota Prius hybrid drivers get, you'd think they were some deranged combination of green storm troopers and mentally defective traffic impediments. But... read more November 22, 2010 by 0


 
Traffic light

Can Smarter Red Lights Let Cars Drive Greener And Save Gas?

We've all driven through--or waited a long time at--intersections that have car-sensing traffic lights. Now Denso has modeled the next iterations of a "smart traffic light"... read more October 26, 2010 by 8


 
Audi Travolution traffic system

Audi Continues Development Of Fuel-Saving Travolution Traffic System

Most automakers are focusing their efforts solely on reducing tailpipe emissions of their vehicle lineups through conventional methods such as more efficient engines... read more June 3, 2010 by 0


 
Gasoline consumption per capita by state, from Infrastructurist

Saturday Selection: Stuff Sort-of-Relevant To Green Cars

We read a lot of stuff here to cover the world of green cars. No surprise there. But there's a lot we see that doesn't lend itself to a full article, though we hate to let it... read more May 8, 2010 by 1


 
Adopt a Highway

Netherlands To Tax Miles Traveled, As Well As Gasoline

One problem with raising fuel efficiency is that unless total miles driven rises radically, receipts from gasoline taxes will fall over time. And that poses a major problem... read more January 8, 2010 by 2


 

 
 

 
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