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China wants to battle traffic jams with this crazy futuristic bus

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Traffic congestion is a problem that many cities across the globe continue to struggle with. And while some cities have come up with their own ways to deal with congestion, whether it be a push for public transportation or constructing new roads, a new initiative out of China is without a doubt the most original idea we've seen yet. Meet TEB, otherwise known as a Transit Elevated Bus. TEB is essentially a bus that can drive over traffic, as evidenced by the photo above, although it's just a concept for now. The idea for a TEB like vehicle isn't new, but a working mini-model of the incredibly intriguing idea was recently presented at a tech expo in Beijing.

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Yoni Heisler

May 25th

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After a High-Speed Chase in LA, Suspected Burglars Have Time to Pose for Selfies Before Cops Arrive

It’s not really how anyone expected one of LA’s most bizarre police chases to end.

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Alissa Walker

April 7th

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Papasan Convertible Is LA’s New Laid-Back Approach to Fighting Traffic

Angelenos stuck in gridlock have high hopes for the opening of the Expo Line, which will bring rail transit to the western half of the city for the first time in 50 years. But stealing all the LA transportation headlines is another solution for improving the commute—a car made from a papasan chair.

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Alissa Walker

March 23rd

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Waze iOS app adds ‘Planned Drives’ w/ traffic updates and reminders for upcoming appointments

Waze, the popular Google-owned mapping app with a focus on community-based features, is today adding a new feature called “Planned Drives” for iOS users.

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Jordan Kahn

March 16th

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This Satellite Antenna Looks Good Enough to Hang on a Wall as Art

It may look like an artistic experiment in geometry that you could find on Etsy, but this is in fact a new satellite antenna developed by the European Space Agency.

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Attila Nagy

January 21st

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Google’s November Self-Driving Car Report Details Learnings, A Pull-Over, And A Rear-End Collision

Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 3.45.59 PM Google’s monthly self-driving car reports are fun to read through, and gives transparent accounts of what the team is up to, how the cars are performing, and any lessons learned along the way. Last month focused on pedestrians, with Halloween being a helper. This month? The company says its currently averaging 10,000-15,000 autonomous miles per week on public streets with 23 Lexus… Read More

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Drew Olanoff

December 1st

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Kenya’s Suffering a 3-Day, 30-Mile Traffic Jam

Be grateful you’re not on the road from Mombasa to Nairobi in Kenya—because the route is suffering a traffic jam that’s reported to have lasted three days, stretching as far as 30 miles.

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Jamie Condliffe

November 20th

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This Data Scientist Made a Map of Every Single US Traffic Death In the Last Decade 

Statistics about traffic fatalities don’t always have the power to shock most people. Huge numbers–like 373,377, the number of people who died in traffic between 2004 and 2013, for example–are difficult for our brains to really comprehend.

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Kelsey Campbell-Dollaghan

November 5th

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Waze Is Missing a Huge Opportunity to Actually Help People Improve Their Commutes

There was a frightening message waiting for many Angelenos last Friday as they fired up Waze for their evening commute. Two freeways were closed—one covered in a mudslide —and for many, the app warned of drive times that were doubled or more. The entire city of LA simultaneously canceled its dinner plans.

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Alissa Walker

October 20th

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The U.S. Cities Where You’ll Spend the Most Time Sitting In Traffic

Work commutes can really suck , especially when it takes two hours to travel 10 miles. Here are the cities where you’ll spend the most time just sitting in traffic.

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September 26th

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