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Would You Trade in Your Car for This App?

What would it take, other than an unfortunate evening at the blackjack table, for a Las Vegas resident to give up his car? For most residents of...

What would it take, other than an unfortunate evening at the blackjack table, for a Las Vegas resident to give up his car? For most residents of Vegas, a city with sprawling growth so dramatic you can actually see it from space, a car is a lifeline, and pretty much the only way to get from homes in far-flung, dislocated neighborhoods to work, stores, or school. Even taxis in Las Vegas are hard to come by outside the tourist zones.

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A Tiny, Fold-up Electric Car Will Hit Streets This Year

The Hiriko Fold is a tiny electric car that can be folded upright to fit in tight parking spaces.

The Hiriko Fold, an electric car that originally began as a research project at MIT, is tiny—smaller than Daimler's smart car. But the Hiriko can go even tinier: The car can be folded up and its length is reduced to 59 inches, similar to the width of a normal car. That means three Hirikos can fit in a standard parking spot.

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21st Century Hitchhiking: Social Carpooling Launches on East Coast

California’s leading carpool company is now bi-coastal. Zimride is now trying to steal away passengers from Chinatown buses up and down the Northeast.

California’s leading carpool company is now bi-coastal. Starting this week, Zimride will help drivers in the Northeast sell rides in their private cars as they travel between New York, Washington, D.C., and Boston—and, if anyone is willing to pay for a seat, anywhere else.

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Car Sharing Is Way Up

Between 2007 and 2009, carsharing-the sensible practice of lots people using a shared fleet of vehicles-was up by 117 percent in North America...

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