Transportation

Photo of an autonomous vehicle called the R1

Grocery Delivery, With No Human Drivers, Is Underway

The nation's largest grocery chain stepped into the driverless delivery market Tuesday, bringing milk, eggs and other items to a customer's home in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel. "It was very cool to see it pull up. It was a lot smaller than I thought ...

High-Speed Rail Deniers Have It All Wrong

If California’s train deniers are right—that no one ever rides trains here, that Californians prefer to drive or fly, and that high-speed rail is a boondoggle that won’t attract riders — then how do you explain...

Would Delivery Drones Spare the Valley’s Dirty Air?

There are more than 1 million drones registered in the U.S. Most of them belong to people flying them for fun, but a growing number are used commercially. Companies including Amazon, UPS, Google and DHL are already exploring ways to deliver packages with drone...