This isn’t quite the official beginning of the robot-car Judgement Day: In compliance with Pennsylvania state law, there will still be back-up human drivers at the wheel. And according to Bloomberg, a “co-pilot” will also be sitting in the passenger’s seat, taking notes on a laptop. These rides will be free to passengers who choose to use them.http://bit.ly/2b9IF35
“Did you ever wonder where your balloons go when they are released?” writes the park on Facebook. “Birds, turtles, and other animals commonly mistake balloons for food which has a detrimental impact on wildlife.” http://bit.ly/2bnEKPL
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Thursday that the MTA will begin testing on countdown clocks for lettered subway lines and digital screens for MTA buses. This is just one of the many steps that are being taken to modernize the MTA.
Is Pokémon Go — the explosively popular game app released worldwide this month — a way to get adults and kids off their sofas and into parks and other public spaces? http://bit.ly/2aTWZPb
China has built the much-anticipated straddling bus: 72′ long, 26’wide, and can hold up to 300 people. http://bit.ly/2aQs7O3
An AMA committee issued guidelines on how communities can choose LED streetlights to “minimize potential harmful human health and environmental effects.” http://cnn.it/290dMLO