News of tomorrow
02.11.2018 | Onlineredaktion Berlin TXL
Paris gets to keep its car ban
In Paris, the Seine Quays can stay closed to cars after all. Mayor Anne Hidalgo shifted her defence of the pedestrianization plan, winning with an argument that a car ban protects the city’s heritage and tourism.
Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma?
In 2014 researchers at the MIT Media Lab designed an experiment called Moral Machine. The idea was to put the infamous “trolley problem” to millions of people in a global study. It reveals how much ethics diverge across cultures.
Living smart: A day in the life of a smart city resident
As nearly every city intends to become smart nowadays, it’s time to imagine what that actually means for the inhabitants. For the person who wakes up to life in a fully realized smart city, it’s indeed a brand-new dawn.
“City of surveillance“: privacy expert quits Toronto's smart-city project
Renewable energy empowers consumers to take charge of their usage
Renewable energy is transforming the way electricity is generated and consumed. With more control being handed from public utilities to consumers, the grid simply cannot continue to operate in the same way.