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Transportation Climate Impact Index

2024 U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index: How metros rank across 8 key factors – “With transportation still representing the top source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S., new federal funding and regulations hope to spur climate-friendly infrastructure. Meanwhile, agencies across the nation are working to drive down Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT), boost walking and biking, and speed EV adoption. Between all these factors, how is your metro faring at building a climate-friendly transportation system? Download our 2024 U.S. Transportation Climate Impact Index to learn:

7 Free Travel Planning AI and ChatGPT Apps to Get an Instant Itinerary

MakeUseof: ” Layla, Wonderplan, and PLAN by ixigo are AI travel planning apps with customizable itineraries. iplan.ai offers detailed itineraries for popular tourist cities based on interests and budget. Curiosio plans road trips on all continents, while Trip Planner AI helps with activity selection and cost estimation. You can tell a travel agent your preferred… Continue Reading

Airlines are not making flights more expensive by tracking your search habits

Gizmodo: “Why So Many People Think They Can Get Cheaper Flights Using Incognito Mode…Economists from Berkeley, Yale, and the University of Chicago recently studied the pricing algorithms of an unnamed large US airline. The study found that the overall bookings for any given flight will affect the price, but your personal interest has no impact… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 23, 2024

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, March 23, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on… Continue Reading

General Motors Quits Sharing Driving Behavior With Data Brokers

“General Motors said Friday that it had stopped sharing details about how people drove its cars with two data brokers that created risk profiles for the insurance industry. The decision followed a New York Times report this month that G.M. had, for years, been sharing data about drivers’ mileage, braking, acceleration and speed with the… Continue Reading

Real-world CO2 emissions of cars and vans

Data is Plural. Real-world vehicle emissions. “On Monday, the European Commission published its first report analyzing the real-world CO2 emissions of cars and vans, based on fuel consumption monitoring devices that the EU now requires. The report uses data received from 600,000+ vehicles. That sample is available to download, along with metrics aggregated by manufacturer… Continue Reading

Aviation waypoints

Data is Plural: “Aviation waypoints. For his recent exploration of the FAA’s aviation maps, Beautiful Public Data’s Jon Keegan has turned the agency’s list of 67,000+ navigation waypoints into a downloadable dataset. “Often these waypoint names will reflect the culture, food or sports teams of the city they are near,” Keegan writes. “Off the coast… Continue Reading