Five years. That's how long until Medicare officially can't pay all of its bills, according to the latest report on the program's fiscal health. read more
A new study led by Ashley Nunes, a fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School, concluded that fleets of electric autonomous taxis could "dramatically increase energy consumption and emissions that contribute to climate change " not reduce them." "While electric vehicles themselves have lower emissions than traditional gasoline-powered ones, our work shows that deploying electric robocabs en masse on America's streets could actually increase the number of trips, miles driven, and overall emissions," Nunes said in a release. read more
Toyota last weekend suspended all of its self-driving mobility pods operating around Tokyo following a crash with a visually impaired pedestrian. The incident occurred as Tokyo hosts the 2020 Paralympic games, of which Toyota is the headline sponsor. As of Monday, the automaker issued an update saying the mobility vehicles are back online with beefed up safety staff. The automaker also increased the volume of the vehicle's warning sounds.
Christopher Smith: It's colorful, cool, and a clear statement from Ford on its feelings regarding discrimination. read more
ISIS-K's main goal right now is to stay politically relevant, disrupt efforts to stabilize the country, and also undermine the Afghan Taliban's credibility -- through high-profile terrorism, Amira Jadoon, an ISIS-K expert at the U.S. Military Academy, told the Post. read more