Autonomous Vehicles: Hype and Potential (UrbanLand)

Published March 1st, 2017 by Peter Calthrope and Jerry Walters Every new transportation technology affects the geography of communities and the structure of people’s lives. Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are one such technology. Just as the freeway system or the streetcar network shaped past cities and lifestyles, AVs will remake the metropolis once again. The question…

WELCOME TO UBERVILLE (The Verge)

By Spencer Woodman | Illustration by Jude Buffum My first morning in Altamonte Springs, Florida, I was faced with a dilemma: how to travel the two miles from my hotel to city hall without a car. Walking would take nearly an hour in the sweltering June heat. Taking a bus would entail waiting up to…

Why Uber lost $2.2 billion in 9 months (Vox)

by Timothy B. Leetim@vox.com Published on  Jan 9, 2017 It’s not unusual for a new company to lose money as it seeks market share and traction, but Uber is testing investors’ patience to a degree that’s unprecedented in the history of Silicon Valley. A December report from Bloomberg showed that the car-hailing app lost over $2.2…