The future of transportation is all about brilliant engineering, sure, the kind of fast-moving sit and number-crunching that Volvo hires required to pluck to transform a idea automobile to a yield one in less than two years.( Jack got us the scoop on that one .)
But it’s too about politics. Ford inducing strategic, symbolic moves and obtains in the large-hearted, struggling municipality it once helped realise great. Colorado sticking a thumb in the eye of the EPA by signing onto a California-led low-emissions vehicle guideline. Massachusetts attempting to match the leeriness of its citizens about self-driving tech with its desire to maintain its reputation as a center of innovation.
This week was all about automakers, tech goliaths, commonwealths, and municipalities acquiring shrewd was taking steps to slot themselves to welcome the next few months, years, and decades. Sometimes, you gotta get down and grimy. It’s been a week–let’s get you caught up.
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