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Microphones on buses may not be a good idea, say schools

Having first installed microphones as well as cameras on its buses, Boston school officials decide that maybe they're a touch Orwellian.

By September 5, 2014


Google bestows Silicon Valley town with free shuttle buses

Mountain View is the recipient of four electric buses that will serve neighborhoods with limited public transportation starting this fall.

By July 16, 2014


Battery-topped electric buses flash charge in 15 seconds

These electric buses can charge up at a stop in the amount of time it takes for passengers to get on and off.

By June 16, 2014


Forget buses, Google's using ferry boats to shuttle workers

The tech giant has begun using a catamaran service on a trial basis to transport its employees from San Francisco to its Silicon Valley campus.

By January 7, 2014


San Francisco to charge for tech buses using city stops

SF Mayor Ed Lee announces a program that would require shuttle buses used by tech companies to pay up for using stops designated for city public transit.

By January 6, 2014


Google Street View driver makes case for robo-driven cars -- he hits two buses (and a truck)

Panic? An accident? Perhaps both. In Indonesia, a (human) Street View driver loses his bearings and causes mayhem.

By September 14, 2013


Electric road charges buses while they drive

South Korea has launched the world's first road-powered electric vehicle network to charge public buses while they're on the move.

By August 7, 2013


New iPad's camera loves to shoot buses

We take the new iPad's rear camera for a video test spin and discover its propensity for finding buses in the wild.

March 23, 2012


Traffic cams on school buses catch drivers running stop signs

First it was traffic lights and stop signs, but now cities are outfitting school buses with high-res cameras to catch drivers ignoring the rules of the road.

By January 19, 2012


Virgin Media and London buses planning free Wi-Fi for all

Virgin Media is planning a free Wi-Fi network open to all and sundry, while London buses will soon be connected to the Web too.

By August 3, 2011