Infrastructure & transport

driverless cars

Driverless cars: benefit to humanity or road to an Orwellian dystopia?

Understanding where driverless cars are taking us – in terms of physical safety, governance models and unintended consequences – is still in its infancy. In this article David Wilson, a planning professional part-way through a PhD doctoral thesis on the topic, provides a helicopter view of what’s coming.

ISCA Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

ISCA’s call to do more good rather than less bad

Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia chairman David Singleton wants infrastructure planners, designers and those who deliver the projects to aim higher in sustainability.

car dealership

Revealed: car dealers a roadblock to electric vehicles

In the property industry real estate agents have been cited as one of the biggest barriers to uptake of sustainable housing and technology such as solar. Now it seems the equivalent in the car space – the dealer – is actively discouraging uptake of electric vehicles (EVs).

Cyclists are paranoid, and with good reason

More than 70 per cent of London cyclists are paranoid that other road users are hostile or want to cause them harm, a study has found. And according to psychologists it’s a “normal and understandable response”, given the significant and real threats of urban cycling.