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  • Taking a truly driverless ride in Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica

    Taking a truly driverless ride in Waymo’s Chrysler Pacifica

    Today was a first for me: I drove in a fully autonomous vehicle on roads without anyone behind the wheel. They weren’t public roads, but they did have intersections, other vehicles, pedestrian traffic, cyclists and more, and the car managed a fairly long route without any human intervention – and without any cause for concern on my part. I’ve done a lot of self-driving… Read More

  • CityStream gives cities real-time road data

    CityStream gives cities real-time road data

    CityStream from Nexar harnesses the company’s dashcam app and allows municipalities to make use of the crowdsourced data. The idea is to share traffic patterns and behaviors so that cities can tweak routing and make infrastructure changes based on how cars are actually using roads day to day. The basis for CityStream is Nexar’s app for iOS and Android that turns your smartphone into… Read More

  • Crunch Report | Atlassian Buys Trello

    Atlassian buys Trello for $425 million, Uber debuts Movements to monitor traffic data, Netflix and Amazon get a couple of Golden Globes, Amazon buys harvest.ai and the CES Hardware Battlefield winner is Siren Care. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Donald Trump Is 45th President of U.S.

    Reactions to Trump as president, GoPro is recalling the GoPRo Drone, TeamIndus is a team of 100 engineers in India trying to get to the moon, Twitter gets twice the amount of traffic on election night and Pandora has a site redesign. All this on Crunch Report. Read More

  • NHTSA releases raw 2015 traffic fatality data, calls for tech companies to analyze

    NHTSA releases raw 2015 traffic fatality data, calls for tech companies to analyze

    The number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. in 2015 was up 7.2 percent from the year prior, to 35,092, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is doing things a little differently this year with respect to that data, since it’s a troubling departure from the overall recent trend of a decreasing total number of annual traffic-related deaths. The NHTSA is today offering an… Read More

  • China has actually built an elevated bus that travels above car traffic

    China has actually built an elevated bus that travels above car traffic

    If you’ve ever been surfing through random videos on Facebook or another social media site you’ve probably seen the concept video of that Chinese train/bus hybrid thing that can travel over cars (and over traffic). But that was just a rendered concept. And, like me, you probably thought that even though it was an amazing idea, it would never actually move past the idea… Read More

  • Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm

    Fixed, the app that helps you fight tickets, gets acquired by a law firm

    Sometimes the government, not the startup, wins. Case in point: Fixed, the company that began as a tool to help drivers fight their parking tickets through the use technology, has been acquired. Fixed had struggled to get cities to accept its submissions, having faced everything from being blocked from cities’ ticket websites to agencies simply unplugging their fax machine so… Read More

  • Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature

    Waze now tells you when to leave, thanks to its new Planned Drives feature

    Turn-by-turn navigation application Waze announced this morning a handy new feature that will make it easier for those who are planning to drive to an upcoming appointment, meeting or other important trip: Waze Planned Drives. The option allows you to tell the app when you need to reach your destination, and it will then alert you as to when you should leave, while taking into… Read More

  • Audience Measurement Consolidates As ComScore Closes $768M Rentrak Acquisition

    Audience Measurement Consolidates As ComScore Closes $768M Rentrak Acquisition

    Some more consolidation in the online measurement and analytics space: today comScore has announced that it has closed its $767.7 million deal to acquire Rentrak in an all-stock deal that brings together Rentrak’s TV and cinema audience tracking business with comScore’s business covering Internet and mobile audiences to better compete against the likes of Nielsen. The deal was… Read More

  • The Case For An Emphasis On Traffic Management Crunch Network

    The Case For An Emphasis On Traffic Management

    Smart cities. Teletopia. Quantified communities. Whatever label you prefer, the concept of cities utilizing information and communication technologies (ICT) to create connected communities is an increasingly popular one, gaining more and more attention from city planners and urban developers. Read More

  • Fallout 4 Is More Powerful Than Porn

    Fallout 4 Is More Powerful Than Porn

    Pornhub, an internet web portal site for videos of people that are naked doing things, which I have never ever visited, ever, shared some interesting traffic. Speaking of things I don’t do, a game called Fallout 4 came out on the 10th. And that’s where Pornhub’s story begins… Read More

  • Inrix Buys ParkMe To Add Smart Parking Services To Its Real Time Traffic Data

    Inrix Buys ParkMe To Add Smart Parking Services To Its Real Time Traffic Data

    Inrix, a startup out of Washington that provides real-time traffic and other data to car companies like BMW and Tesla, tech companies like Samsung and Google, and 400 other enterprises, has made an acquisition to expand the features that it offers to its users. It has bought ParkMe, a startup out of Santa Monica that offers “smart parking” services to users, including finding… Read More

  • Let’s Talk About Uber, Congestion And Urban Air Quality

    Let’s Talk About Uber, Congestion And Urban Air Quality

    The U.K. government’s Department for Transport (DfT) has released updated statistics on the number of taxis and private hire vehicles operating in England — which shows a marked increased in the latter since 2013. In case you were wondering, ride sharing service Uber soft-launched in London in summer 2012. Coincidence? I’d wager not. Read More

  • Apple’s North American Mobile Web Traffic Surges Following iPhone 5 Launch

    Apple’s North American Mobile Web Traffic Surges Following iPhone 5 Launch

    Apple’s share of mobile web traffic rose 5.96 percent between September and October, thanks no doubt to the introduction of the iPhone 5, and likely also helped by the shipping of the 4th generation iPod touch. Apple controlled 65.38 percent of the traffic advertising network and research firm Chitika saw across the millions of devices, and Samsung gave up the most ground. Read More

  • Google Maps Now Features Real-Time Traffic Info For 130 Additional U.S. Cities

    Google Maps Now Features Real-Time Traffic Info For 130 Additional U.S. Cities

    Google just launched live traffic info for Bogota (Colombia), San Jose (Costa Rica) and Panama City (Panama). In addition, Google is also bringing its real-time traffic data to 130 smaller cities in the U.S., including Kalamazoo (Michigan), Portland (Maine) and Tuscaloosa (Alabama). For the most part, this feature relies on data Google gets from Google Maps and Google Navigation users who… Read More

  • iPad Sees Small Drop, Nook Tops Kindle Fire In New Tablet Traffic Rankings

    iPad Sees Small Drop, Nook Tops Kindle Fire In New Tablet Traffic Rankings

    Web traffic from the Apple iPad saw a slight drop in early June, according to new data from the Chitika Ad network, which analyzed a sample containing hundreds of millions of impressions to arrive at its conclusions. In May, the iPad had accounted for 94.64% of all tablet web traffic, the company previously reported. Today, the company says the iPad has dropped to a 91.07% share. However… Read More

  • Waze Lets You Report Traffic With A Wave Of Your Hand

    Waze Lets You Report Traffic With A Wave Of Your Hand

    If you’re one of the 12 million drivers who use real-time traffic data from Waze, there’s a drawback — the smartphone app depends on users to collect traffic data, but if a driver is stuck in traffic or spots an accident, that’s exactly when they shouldn’t be fiddling with their phone. That’s why the Kleiner Perkins-backed startup developed a new voice… Read More

  • Kiss Me On The Bus: This App Crowdsources Bus Locations

    Kiss Me On The Bus: This App Crowdsources Bus Locations

    A new app by Carnegie Mellon researchers Anthony Tomasic and John Zimmerman in conjunction with the University of Buffalo, allows bus riders to track their current location while riding the bus and, in turn, share this information with people who are still waiting, thereby creating a more complete map and schedule of bus routes and times. The app, Tiramisu, is free but, sadly, it only works… Read More

  • Solo Drivers In Los Angeles Will Soon Be Allowed To Drive In Carpool Lanes For A Fee

    This week, Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) — which was acquired by Xerox (NYSE: XRX) in February 2010 — announced that it’s building a new, electronic toll system on the two busiest highways in Los Angeles, to allow all single car drivers, even those in a diesel guzzling Hummer, to shift into carpool lanes for a fee. When average traffic levels in a carpool lane… Read More

  • Avego Debuts go520 Mobile App In Seattle To Encourage Carpooling, Ease Traffic

    A company that provides software and services to the transportation industry, Avego, introduced a pilot program called go520 in Seattle today, to match drivers who have empty seats in their vehicles to carpoolers on their route, using an app for iPhone and other GPS-enabled smartphones. The project could do for commuters what Cabulous and Uber have begun to do for taxi drivers and their… Read More