autonomous cars http://michiganradio.org en Are more of us making do without a car or truck? http://michiganradio.org/post/are-more-us-making-do-without-car-or-truck <p>Are Americans driving less?</p><p>Some interesting statistics from the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute finds that from coast to coast, more of us are making do without a car or truck.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">So, what's changing in the way younger Americans look at cars?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're joined by Bridge Magazine writer Rick </span>Haglund,<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> who recently explored these questions in a piece titled "As Detroit auto show revs, America cools to car culture."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And we're joined by writer </span>Micki<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Maynard, founder and editor in chief of <a href="http://www.curbingcars.com/">Curbing Cars</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a website that chronicles changing attitudes towards transportation. She's also a former Detroit bureau chief for The New York Times.</span></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">*Listen to the audio above.</span></em></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 22:40:41 +0000 Stateside Staff 16219 at http://michiganradio.org Are more of us making do without a car or truck? Expect to see driverless cars test-driving on Michigan roads soon http://michiganradio.org/post/expect-see-driverless-cars-test-driving-michigan-roads-soon <p>Governor Snyder has signed a law that opens up Michigan’s roads as testing grounds for driverless cars.</p><p>More and more, it seems that these <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autonomous_car">autonomous vehicles </a>— “intelligent” cars that can drive themselves and even communicate with each other — will be a <a href="http://www.wired.com/magazine/2012/01/ff_autonomouscars/">big part of our transportation future</a>.</p><p>At least, that’s what Gov. Snyder and the state’s carmakers are banking on. And they want to stay ahead of the curve in research and design.</p> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 02:59:05 +0000 Sarah Cwiek 15841 at http://michiganradio.org Expect to see driverless cars test-driving on Michigan roads soon