Parking lots are the new solution to the homelessness crisis in cities — but they're also part of the problem

Parking lots are the new solution to the homelessness crisis in cities — but they're also part of the problem

As urban housing costs continue to soar, more homeless residents are living in cars than ever before. Despite local attempts to ban people from residing in their vehicles, safe parking programs are springing up in cities across the country — particularly along…

Plastic waste could fuel cars of the future

Plastic waste could fuel cars of the future

Plastic waste could fuel cars of the future Plastic waste could power the cars of the future after a scientific breakthrough that turns rubbish into usable hydrogen fuel  Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles create electricity by mixing hydrogen and oxygen Light-absorbing material is…

Uber resumes testing for autonomous cars in ‘manual mode’

Uber resumes testing for autonomous cars in ‘manual mode’

Uber resumes testing its fleet of autonomous cars for the first time since the fatal crash in Arizona, but pledges to keep the self-driving vehicles in ‘manual mode’ for now Autonomous programme took an enforced hiatus after the death of a pedestrian It…

EU and Japan Sign Trade Deal

EU and Japan Sign Trade Deal

According to CNN, the European Union and Japan signed a trade deal on Tuesday that covers a third of the world’s economy. The new trade deal either decreases or completely eliminates tariffs on almost all goods and is expected to go into…

Brighton is UK’s worst spot for parking tickets

Brighton is UK’s worst spot for parking tickets

Brighton is UK’s worst spot for parking tickets, issuing more penalty notices than there are cars Britain’s worst spot for parking fines has been identified as Brighton  Brighton and Hove wardens dished out 124,069 penalty charge notices  This equates to 112 tickets…

Tesla electric cars may be no greener than petrol vehicles

Tesla electric cars may be no greener than petrol vehicles

Electric Teslas may be no greener than petrol and diesel cars despite being marketed as the world’s most environmentally friendly vehicles Energy used to build Teslas and generate electricity for them is equal to petrol Battery-powered cars such as Teslas are charged…

Self-driving cars are NOT safe ‘while in the wild’

Self-driving cars are NOT safe ‘while in the wild’

Self-driving cars are dangerous, warns AI expert: Co-founder of Google’s DeepMind claims current tests on public roads are irresponsible Demis Hassabis, founder of AI specialist DeepMind, urged people to be cautious He said it was difficult to prove systems were safe before…

Shaming of BMW: Fury as 300,000 British cars recalled

Shaming of BMW: Fury as 300,000 British cars recalled

Shaming of BMW: Fury as 300,000 British cars recalled over lethal electrical fault… which firm knew about in 2011  Car firm accuses of covering up potentially lethal electrical fault for seven years BMW warned owners of 312,000 vehicles sold from March 2007…

Abandoned English tin mines could be reopened to help build cars

Abandoned English tin mines could be reopened to help build cars

Abandoned tin mines in Devon and Cornwall could be reopened to help build electric vehicles using their natural resources The counties’ centuries-old tin mines have lain abandoned since the 1990s  Now however there is a rise in demand for tin for electric…

Curious bear trapped in car rescued by police

Curious bear trapped in car rescued by police

Turns out he wasn’t smarter than the average bear. A curious bear ended up needing help from police in Colorado on Monday after breaking into a vehicle and getting locked inside. The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post they…