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  •  Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen comments on the ride hailing climate to the San Francisco Chronicle,

    SF Chronicle
  • Transportation Susatainability Research Center Co-Director Tim Lipman talks to ABC 7 News about car battery life as Tesla announces longer charges and faster speeds for their cars.

    ABC 7
  •  Convergence Promotions LLC has entered into a partnership with California PATH (Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology) at the University of California, Berkeley, to advance the technologies that connect vehicles to the surrounding infrastructure and other vehicles. The goal of the partnership will be to provide synergy and communications between academia, public institutions, automobile manufacturers and technology companies in the connected and autonomous vehicle industry.

    ESM Now
  • Transportation Sustainability Research Center Co-Director Susan Shaheen vomments on the start up climate for ride hailing services.

    New York Tmes
  • Partners for Advanced Transportation Technology's Steven Shaldover talks to MIT Technology Review about what autonomous vehicleswill look like in five years.

    MIT Technology Review
  •  New technology can help fuel cell cars go the distance. At the start of the show, Jason talks to Timothy Lipman, Ph.D., the Co-Director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC) at UC Berkeley about the new technology in fuel cell range. Tim regularly studies alternative fuels and renewable energy.

    KGO Radio
  •  Nearly 90% of Americans own cars, making the country a leader in traffic jams and pollution and costing the economy $124bn. Car sharing presents a good antidote to decongesting our roads – it gives people the freedom to drive whenever they want without the cost of maintaining and parking their cars.

    According to new research released this month, each vehicle used for one-way car sharing, in particular, can eliminate as many as 11 cars from plying the streets and cutting greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 13 metric tons a year.

    The findings, published in a report by UC Berkeley’s Transportation Sustainability Research Center (TSRC ) this week, looked at the environmental benefits created by Car2go, the largest one-way car sharing service in North America.

    The Guardian
  •  A new study found that cities that turn to a flexible type of car-sharing stand to benefit from less pollution, less traffic and more parking. Researchers at the University of California-Berkeley's Transportation Sustainability Research Center focused on the impact of car2go, which is different from car services like Zipcar and GM's (GM) Maven. With car2go, drivers paying a one-time $35 membership fee and can rent a vehicle parked on a nearby public street and leave it elsewhere in the city. There's no need to reserve a vehicle ahead of time, or return it to a designated parking lot. Car2go strikes deals with local governments so that its cars can be parked in public spots.

  •  A new Transportation Sustainability Research Center study investigates local and global effects of car-sharing, finding that the service benefits users and their communities.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • According to a new Transportation Sustainability Research Center study, every car2go vehicle removes as many as 11 personal cars from city streets.

    The Atlantic City Lab