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TEDxKraków’s ultimate green driving machine

TEDxKraków’s ultimate green driving machine

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At TEDxKraków, participants had an unusual transportation option—a grass-covered van. Created to fit the theme “Secret Lives,” the idea for the van was dreamed up by Kasia Ogińska and was executed by Krystian Meresiński, Piotr Więckowski, Stéphane Perrin, Karolina Perrin, Karolina Bruszko, Konrad Kozakiewicz and a slew of volunteers who wanted to help — even by night and in the []

8 talks with big ideas for our roadways

8 talks with big ideas for our roadways

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It’s an experience that can inspire road rage in even the calmest person: an urban traffic jam where cars crawl along at a pace of inches per hour.  As Jonas Eliasson, a professor of transportation at Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), explains in today’s talk, traffic congestion occurs in almost every major city across []

5 fascinating cars of the future

5 fascinating cars of the future

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It’s 2012. And many of us no doubt imagined that flying cars would be all the rage by now. While that hasn’t happened yet, some major driving innovations are on their way down the pipeline. In a new TEDTalk, Chris Gerdes of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (awesomely abbreviated as CARS) explains that []