Name Name

title
descript

SEARCH

45 results for "self driving cars"
Page
1

A Year on the Road: 7 Years Later

read
An accidental self-portrait series in the redwood forest

I stumbled upon a fallen redwood in Northern California along the Avenue of the Giants in 2005. I immediately fell in love with the grove, including what I have since called "my tree." I set everything up and took a self-portrait in black and white film. Every year and sometimes twice a year since, I have carefully picked my way through the Avenue of the Giants in the hope that I will recognize......read more

Fully automated electric taxis could dramatically reduce transportation sector's emmisions, a new study finds.  By Lindsay Abrams The energy efficient cars of the future will allow the transportation sector to lower its greenhouse gas emissions not just because they’re electric — but because they’ll also be driverless. That’s the forward-looking conclusion of a new......read more

Supernatural Self-Portraits by a 14-Year-Old Photographer

read
Surreal images look like they've been lifted from a fairy tale

14-year-old Zev (aka "fiddle oak") from Natick, Massachusetts has the blogosphere abuzz with his mesmerizing, digitally manipulated self-portraits. And for good reason. They would be impressive coming from an adult.  Looking like illustrations from the best children's story book ever, the imaginative works depict a miniaturized version of the artist himself in surreal natural landscapes.......read more

Eton Microlink

shop
Self-powered weather radio integrates flashlight, solar power and phone charger $31.99

Here's another smart design from Etón, the French company known for its solar-powered Apple accessories. Small in size but big in features, the hand-powered Microlink is a contemporary emergency radio that boasts a large solar panel, quick recharging time and access to all seven NOAA weather band stations. Turn the crank for a 90 seconds and you get up to 40 minutes of playtime. Or if......read more

Self-Watering Planter by Joey Roth

shop
This lovely, curvilinear planter uses an ancient irrigation system to water itself $45.00

Just because we love plants doesn't mean we always remember to water them. At Dwell on Design's Remodelista Market, we found the perfect solution for the eager-but-lazy green thumb. The self-watering planter's smooth, curvilinear design comes courtesy of Joey Roth, who you might know as the man behind these amazing Ceramic Speakers. Roth's unglazed terracotta planter is inspired by a Native......read more

Cars to Receive Environmental Grades

read
Showroom stickers would rank cars based on fuel economy and emissions.

Under a proposal from the EPA and Transportation Department, cars could get environmental grades visible to consumers on showroom floors starting in 2012. The grades will account for the vehicles' overall fuel economy as well as its level of greenhouse gas emissions. According to the plan, the average vehicle would receive a B-. On the high-scoring end would be electric vehicles (A+) and......read more

European Cities Curb Drivers

read
Traffic planners restrain cars in favor of walking and public transit

While American cities tend to bend over backwards to accommodate vehicle traffic, cities in Europe are going the opposite direction, making planning changes that make it prohibitively annoying and expensive (if not downright illegal) to drive cars in the inner city. NYT environment reporter Elizabeth Rosenthal discusses the traffic-tormenting situation in Europe: Cities including......read more

Green-Tune Your Ride

read
Green Garage will make your car gentler on the environment. And easier on your wallet.

By now, we all know we should be driving hybrid and electric cars. Or perhaps, not driving at all. But many of us don't have an extra $30 grand to spend on a green automobile. And not driving is not always an option. Too often, when our cars starts making funny noises and cautionary lights on the dash stare us in the face, we’re left at the mercy of mechanics to use whatever they deem......read more

Utilities Brace for Mass Market EVs

read
Surging demand has electricity providers excited — and concerned.

Ladies and gentlemen, (silently) start your engines. After two decades of fits and starts, the electric car revolution is finally upon us. The Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are both slated to start hitting dealerships next month, and combined sales are expected to surpass 30,000 over the next year. Meanwhile, electric utilities don't know whether to lick their chops or wring their hands. A......read more

Road Warriors

read
Surface treatment technology combats emissions.

We all know that cars are responsible for more than their fair share of air pollution. What if the very roads that they drive on could clean up pollution before it hits the atmosphere? Sustainable tech company Pureti is on the case. The firm has a plan to treat roadways with a substance that would actually help dissolve auto emissions. The roadway treatment would utilize "naturally-occurring......read more

Page
1