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[Home Movies: Driving]
Download [Home Movies: Driving] from the Internet Archive - 84.2MB - 3:44
1917
[Gould can 1041: Langendorf Bakery Trucks]
Download [Gould can 1041: Langendorf Bakery Trucks] from the Internet Archive - 68.0MB - 2:58
1927
Stillman Fires Collection: Dashes Of NYFD
Silent film showing fire vehicles on their way through New York traffic and use in firefighting.
Download Stillman Fires Collection: Dashes Of NYFD from the Internet Archive - 296MB - 10:58
1927
Stillman Fires Collection: FDNY Chief Kenlons Ride
Silent film showing fire vehicles on their way through New York traffic and use in firefighting.
Download Stillman Fires Collection: FDNY Chief Kenlons Ride from the Internet Archive - 301MB - 11:08
1932
Besler Corporation Promo Film: Steam-Driven Vehicles
Automobile section excerpted from a Besler Corporation promotional video showing different types of steam-powered vehicles.
Download Besler Corporation Promo Film: Steam-Driven Vehicles from the Internet Archive - 434MB - 1:55
1940
[Tacoma-Narrows Bridge Collapse]
Download [Tacoma-Narrows Bridge Collapse] from the Internet Archive - 89.4MB - 3:57
1951
Big Delivery Wagon
Fairbanks Productions for Heinz
Shows transportation system necessary to move agricultural crops from farm to factory, where they are made into Heinz food products (including catsup / ketchup). Includes excellent shot of waitress (in uniform) serving soup with a smile in coffee shop / diner!! Beauty shots of delivery trucks and canning production of Heinz products (tomato ketchup / catsup, vinegar, etc.)
Download Big Delivery Wagon - 310MB - 11:45
1950's
[Cars Must Stop for Boats at Amehorn, Holland]
A Universal-International Newsreel showing traffic stopped for boats crossing the road.
Download [Cars Must Stop for Boats at Amehorn, Holland] from the Internet Archive - 9.5MB - 0:25
1950's
[Roi-Tan Commercial]
This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).
Download [Roi-Tan Commercial] from The Internet Archive - 12.4MB - 0:59
1950's
[Unidentified: Trucks]
Download [Unidentified: Trucks] from the Internet Archive - 174MB - 7:39
Mid-1950's
[Children's Put-Put (Sandlot Go-Kart) Racing]
A Universal-International Newsreel from San Francisco showing a go-kart race.
Download [Children's Put-Put (Sandlot Go-Kart) Racing] from the Internet Archive - 19.2MB - 0:51
November 1957
Home Movie: 98203: Milwaukee Transport
Download Home Movie: 98203: Milwaukee Transport from the Internet Archive - 54.9MB - 10:59
Spring 1959
Bug Racing
Huntsville, Alabama
8mm home movie from Spring, 1959. Go Kart racing at the Memorial Parkway Shopping Center parking lot, one Sunday afternoon, in Huntsville, Alabama.
This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License
Download Bug Racing from the Internet Archive - 4:00
1960's
[Coca-Cola Commercial]
This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives (public domain).
Download [Coca-Cola Commercial] from The Internet Archive - 39.3MB - 1:00
1960's
Excerpts from [Home Movies: Parade, Gorge, MotorCross, Dancing]
Download [Home Movies: Parade, Gorge, MotorCross, Dancing] from the Internet Archive - 775MB - 16:40
1980
12 States
A travelogue of a road trip through 12 states by Henry Charles Fleischer.
This film is available courtesy of the Prelinger Archives.
Download 12 States from the Internet Archive - 1.3GB - 58:57
15 October 2005
Franklin Factory Car Show
From Community Video at The Internet Archive
Car Show at the Factory in Franklin, Tn. October 15 2005. Attending 3.8members McNasty, GreenSteeda, 01V6Mustang
This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 2.5) License
Download Franklin Factory Car Show at The Internet Archive - 3:05
2008
Brighton to London
Duration: 3:51
By Pete Mathers/KingWaylon
London to Brighton by car at 700 mph (Its London to Brighton yet again, but this time its by road. The speed is a guess, could be even faster. Makes Formula 1 seem a bit timid. Its frightening over 50 miles in just 4 mins. Not bad for a family car.)
Download Brighton to London in 512KB MP4 format - 15.5MB
10 April 2008
Small Business Owners Complain About High Cost of Fuel
Duration: 2:36
By Mil Arcega
Even though demand has fallen nearly two percent since last year, gasoline prices continued to break records across the United States this week. And the U.S. Oil Price Information Service warns that prices will go higher as the peak driving season approaches. U.S. lawmakers are busy looking for solutions, but some fear it may be too little, too late to help some Americans. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
Download Small Business Owners Complain About High Cost of Fuel in Windows Media format (4.8MB)
Download Small Business Owners Complain About High Cost of Fuel in Windows Media format (758KB)
18 April 2008
US Library Goes Mobile with Bookmobile
Duration: 3:30
By George Dwyer
This is National Library Week in the U. S. (April 13 - 19). First celebrated more than half a century ago, this annual observance is intended to draw attention to the many contributions made by America's libraries and the professionals who staff them. This year's theme is: "Join the Circle of Knowledge at Your Library." VOA's George Dwyer recently visited a library that decided long ago to help people join the "Circle of Knowledge" by taking books out of the library and bringing them to people in their community.
Download US Library Goes Mobile with Bookmobile in Windows Media format (6.5MB)
Download US Library Goes Mobile with Bookmobile in Windows Media format (1.1MB)
29 April 2008
Truckers Protest High Gasoline Prices
Duration: 2:14
By Mil Arcega
Hundreds of truckers gathered in Washington DC on April 28 to protest the high cost of fuel. The truckers say Washington lawmakers have been far too silent on an issue that has grave repercussions for the U.S. economy. They called on Congress to stop subsidizing big oil companies and demanded a cap on the cost of fuel. VOA's Mil Arcega reports.
Download Truckers Protest High Gasoline Prices in Windows Media format (4.1MB)
Download Truckers Protest High Gasoline Prices in Windows Media format (669KB)
2011
Six-Pack Van
Duration: 2:47
Directed by Jasin Harms
A fake "infomercial."
Download Six-Pack Van in Ogg Vorbis format  11.2MB
Download Six-Pack Van in 512KB MP4 format  12.1MB
Download Six-Pack Van in Windows Media format  44.2MB
23 February 2012
India's Surging Vehicle Count Creates Public Health Hazards
VOA News
Download India's Surging Vehicle Count Creates Public Health Hazards - 14.1MB - 3:16
9 March 2012
ManCaveTV: Episode 1
Duration: 22:19
Bradenton Motorsports Park
This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License
1 September 2012
Festa Democratica Torino 1-09-2012 - Quali prospettive per l´automotive a Torino e in Italia
Democratic Party Turin 01.09.2012 - What are the prospects for the automotive industry in Turin and Italy

September 1, 2012
Duration: 1:25:39
Cesare Damiano (Deputato PD) Aldo Enrietti (Universita´ di Torino) Paolo Griseri (Repubblica)
This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License
Download Festa Democratica Torino 1-09-2012 - Quali prospettive per l´automotive a Torino e in Italia at The Internet Archive
16 May 2012
GLGCN/MGCC Green Chemistry Webinar Series
Enhancing Green Innovation and Sustainable Practices in the Automotive Sector

May 16, 2012
Duration: 53:20
Presentation by Carol J. Henry, Ph.D. (SAE Green Technology Steering Committee)
Video by Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse
Each month, the Great Lakes Green Chemistry Network (GLGCN) (www.glgc.org) and the Michigan Green Chemistry Clearinghouse (MGCC) (www.migreenchemistry.org) host a webinar on green chemistry. Details of past and future webinars can be found at the aforementioned web sites.
In this audio-visual recording of the May 2012 Green Chemistry Webinar, Carol Henry (George Washington University; Secretary, SAE Green Technology Steering Committee) gives a presentation entitled "Environmental Sustainability for the Automotive Industry: Progress and Next Steps" followed by a Q&A session with webinar attendees.
This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License
Download Enhancing Green Innovation and Sustainable Practices in the Automotive Sector at The Internet Archive
21 September 2012
City Club of Cleveland: Carl Pope, Bob King, Jim Tetreault
Duration: 56:52
By the City Club of Cleveland
Carl Pope, former Executive Director of Sierra Club; Bob King, President of United Auto Workers; and Jim Tetreault, Director of Manufacturing of Ford North America, speak about reviving American manufacturing and the lessons of the automotive recovery.
This video is available under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) License
Download City Club of Cleveland: Carl Pope, Bob King, Jim Tetreault at The Internet Archive
18 July 2014 (7:46AM)
Smart Roads, Smarter Drivers
VOA News On Assignment
Download Smart Roads, Smarter Drivers - 14.2MB - 3:49
8 October 2014 (7:00PM)
San Francisco Bus Offers Showers for Homeless
Mike O'Sullivan, VOA News
Three days a week, a bus pulls up in downtown San Francisco to offer showers for the homeless. As VOA's Mike O'Sullivan reports, the mobile showers are provided by a small charity called Lava Mae, playing off the Spanish words 'Lavame' for 'wash me.'
Download San Francisco Bus Offers Showers for Homeless - 8.5MB - 2:25
15 October 2014
New Technology Prevents Cell Phone Use While Driving
George Putic, VOA News
Duration: 2:19
Almost everybody acknowledges the danger of using a hand-held cell phone while driving, yet over a three-year period in the U.S., 180 people were killed in driving accidents involving cell phones. Students at the Stevens Institute of Technology, in Hoboken, New Jersey, have now developed an app that blocks cell phone use by the driver -- but not by passengers. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download New Technology Prevents Cell Phone Use While Driving - 56MB
17 October 2014
Bus Offers Showers for the Homeless
On Assignment: Mike O'Sullivan, VOA News
Duration: 5:09
VOA's Mike O'Sullivan introduces On Assignment to a small California charity providing showers to the homeless in San Francisco
Download Bus Offers Showers for the Homeless - 97MB
31 October 2014 (6:01PM)
Gorgeous Fall Leaves Unfold Along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway
Deborah Block, VOA News
In autumn, the Blue Ridge Parkway is considered one of the top places in the United States to see the colorful fall leaves. The scenic highway, which stretches through Virginia and North Carolina, also offers fantastic mountain views of woods and farmland. VOA’s Deborah Block takes us for a drive along the Virginia section of the parkway to show us the stunning displays.
Download Gorgeous Fall Leaves Unfold Along Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway - 8.6MB - 1:51
28 November 2014 (11:15AM)
VOA's 'Biker Girl'
VOA News On Assignment
Selin Unlu of VOA's Turkish service tells On Assignment's Alex Villarreal about Selin’s dual life as news anchor and motorcycle rider.
Download VOA's 'Biker Girl' - 17.9MB - 4:55
16 January 2015
Falling Oil Prices Help Airlines & Auto Sales
VOA News
Duration: 2:26
Plunging oil prices are hurting oil companies and helping airlines and auto sales, but are not enough to get global economic growth back on track. VOA's Jim Randle reports.
Download Falling Oil Prices Help Airlines & Auto Sales from VOA News
16 January 2015
New, Old Car Technologies Still Competing
George Putic, VOA News
Duration: 2:50
At the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the world’s automakers presented a host of new models. The trend toward electric power continues, but lower oil prices still keep cars with internal combustion engines in the spotlight. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download New, Old Car Technologies Still Competing from VOA News
29 January 2015
Falling Gasoline Prices Have Downsides
Jim Randle, VOA News
Duration: 2:46
Falling fuel prices delight most consumers and provide a boost for most economies. But researchers in a couple of nations tell VOA's Jim Randle, there are some surprising - and sometimes deadly - downsides to cheaper gasoline.
Download Falling Gasoline Prices Have Downsides from VOA News - 82MB
17 March 2015
New York Cabbies Reflect City's Diversity
Ramon Taylor & Celia Mendoza, VOA News
Duration: 1:54
New York City's Taxicab Factbook says a typical yellow cab in the "Big Apple" -- as the city is called -- travels some 112,600 kilometers a year, enough to travel around the world 2.8 times. For the city's 50,000 cab drivers, the circumstances that have led them to this job are as diverse as the population they serve. VOA's Celia Mendoza and Ramon Taylor spoke with some cabbies, and they chronicle what the cab drivers had to say.
Download New York Cabbies Reflect City's Diversity - 51.6MB
20 March 2015
Even Old Cars Expensive in Ethiopia
Marthe van der Wolf, VOA News
Duration: 2:56
Cars are usually a big expense that people have to save up for. But most Ethiopians will never be able to afford a car because of tax regulations. Marthe van der Wolf reports for VOA from Addis Ababa.
Download Even Old Cars Expensive in Ethiopia - 66.9MB
3 April 2015
NYC Cab Life, View from Behind the Wheel
VOA News On Assignment
Duration: 3:16
On Assignment’s Alex Villarreal hitches a ride with Ramon Taylor of VOA's Spanish to learn about the lives of New York City cab drivers - a story shot entirely on an iPhone.
Download NYC Cab Life, View from Behind the Wheel - 69.8MB
27 April 2015
A Car's Too Big for the Recycle Bin? Shred it!
Rebecca Ward, VOA News
Duration: 1:00
Recycling has become a part of most people's daily routine. But some things are easier to recycle then others. VOA's Rebecca Ward is on the Green Beat and has this story.
Download A Car's Too Big for the Recycle Bin? Shred it! from VOA News - 27.6MB
21 May 2015
Biz Beat 052115 Electric Cars
VOA News
Duration: 1:00
Download Biz Beat 052115 Electric Cars - 26.2MB
24 May 2015
Rolling Thunder Run Reveals Changed Attitudes Towards Vietnam War
Katherine Gypson, VOA News
For many US war veterans, the Memorial Day holiday is an opportunity to look back at a divisive conflict in the nation’s history and to remember those who did not make it home.
Download Rolling Thunder Run Reveals Changed Attitudes Towards Vietnam War - 70.5MB - 2:37
11 June 2015
Bus Delivers Hope, Support to At-Risk Children
June Soh, VOA News
There are an estimated 2.5 million homeless children in the United States, according to the National Center on Family Homelessness. Loudoun County, Virginia, is one of the nation’s richest areas, but over 1,000 homeless or "precariously housed" children and their families live there. One nonprofit is trying to make a difference for these kids. With Carol Pearson narrating, VOA's June Soh reports.
Download Odd and Off-Beat On the Roadsides of America - 63.1MB - 2:40
1 July 2015 (10:05AM)
What's New 070115 Driverless Car
VOA News
What driverless cars will be able to do now and in the future.
Download What's New 070115 Driverless Car - 25.7MB - 1:03
2 July 2015 (9:35AM)
Traditional Taxis Threatened by For-Hire Services
VOA News
Taxi drivers upset over web-based ride hire company Uber and others like it.
Download Traditional Taxis Threatened by For-Hire Services - 29.4MB - 1:01
15 July 2015 (6:55PM)
Simulation Technology Helps Control, Manage Traffic
George Putic, VOA News
With the ever-increasing number of cars on the roads, managing traffic is a complex and costly operation in all developed countries. Scientists and students at University of Maryland’s Center for Advanced Transportation Technology, CATT for short, are using visualization, gaming and simulation technologies to help authorities and private businesses manage and respond to constantly changing traffic conditions. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Simulation Technology Helps Control, Manage Traffic - 6.3MB - 2:45
16 July 2015 (11:04PM)
Bus Delivers Meals to Hungry Children During Summer Break
VOA News
School's out for the summer. And for millions of students relying on school-provided lunches during the year, that means less food in their bellies. Outside Washington, D.C., the Capital Area Food Bank has come up with a way to reach kids lacking access to meals ... using a converted school bus. Janet Weinstein has this report.
Download Bus Delivers Meals to Hungry Children During Summer Break - 55.1MB - 2:11
5 August 2015
Coming Soon, to a Street Near You: 3-D-Printed Cars
VOA News
Duration: 2:23
While carmakers are still struggling with self-driving technology, another part of the auto industry is quickly advancing toward maturity: 3-D printing of car bodies promises to produce lighter and cheaper vehicles with much smaller carbon footprints than regular cars. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Coming Soon, to a Street Near You: 3-D-Printed Cars from VOA News
19 August 2015 (1:54PM)
Electronic Jacket Helps Keep Motorcyclists Safe
VOA News
An electronic safety jacket for motorcyclists.
Download Electronic Jacket Helps Keep Motorcyclists Safe - 29.0MB - 1:04
20 August 2015
Nigerians Turn Cars Into Shops
Esther Githui-Ewart, VOA News
Esther Githui-Ewart takes us to the streets of Abuja, in Nigeria, where street vendors turning their cars into mobile shops to make ends meet, defying the government’s ban on hawking.
Download Nigerians Turn Cars Into Shops - 49.8MB - 2:07
9 September 2015 (4:10PM)
Camper-style Vans Attract Thrifty Travelers in New York
Michael Lamon, VOA News
With daily hotel rates reaching all-time highs, many New York City visitors are looking for less expensive options. Some thrifty visitors are booking a place to stay for just $22 a night through the Airbnb website — but these accommodations come with wheels and a windshield. VOA’s Michael Lamon reports.
Download Camper-style Vans Attract Thrifty Travelers in New York - 46.9MB - 1:47
9 September 2015 (12:08PM)
Road Rage Measured through Gaming Technology
VOA News
Download Road Rage Measured through Gaming Technology - 25.7MB - 1:04
22 September 2015 (5:28PM)
An Overnight Stay in a Taxi Hotel
VOA News
Download An Overnight Stay in a Taxi Hotel - 25.8MB - 1:00
23 September 2015 (7:27PM)
Motorcade for Pope Francis Leaves DC's Basilica
Katherine Gypson, VOA News
A motorcade for Pope Francis leaves the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday in Washington, D.C.
Download Motorcade for Pope Francis Leaves DC's Basilica - 5.3MB - 1:03
23 September 2015 (9:42PM)
Pope Francis' Motorcade
Arash Arabasadi, VOA News
Download Watch video of Pope Francis' Motorcade by VOA's Arash Arabasadi - 8.6MB - 0:16
26 September 2015 (8:06PM)
Popemobile in Philadelphia
Ramon Taylor, VOA News
Crowds wave as Pope Francis travels through Philadelphia in his popemobile.
Download Popemobile in Philadelphia - 7.7MB - 0:15
28 September 2015 (10:13AM)
Philadelphia Shuts Down the Streets for Pope Francis
VOA News
Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia created an interesting kind of peace: a ban on cars created a quiet pedestrian village in the middle of one of the United States' biggest cities.
Download Philadelphia Shuts Down the Streets for Pope Francis - 15.3MB - 0:30
29 September 2015 (3:36PM)
Historic Military Vehicles Join Convoy Crossing US
June Soh, VOA News
The Pentagon is introducing a new generation of U.S. military vehicles to replace Humvees, which have had a storied career in conflicts dating to the 1991 Persian Gulf War. But the iconic Humvees won't be mothballed: They’re being auctioned off to private buyers. VOA’s June Soh caught up with military vehicle enthusiasts who recently gathered in Washington for a transcontinental convoy. Amy Katz narrates.
Download Historic Military Vehicles Join Convoy Crossing US - 69.9MB - 2:47
30 September 2015 (1:18PM)
Rubber That Repairs Itself
VOA News
Download Rubber That Repairs Itself - 20.0MB - 1:04
13 October 2015 (10:30AM)
UK Bans Smoking in Cars with Kids
VOA News
Download UK Bans Smoking in Cars with Kids - 27.3MB - 1:05
23 November 2015 (4:15PM)
Electronics Makes Driving Easier, Safer
Mike O'Sullivan, VOA News
New cars increasingly use connected technology, and incremental improvements in automotive electronics are making cars safer and smarter
Download Electronics Makes Driving Easier, Safer - 43.8MB - 1:44
29 November 2015 (10:07PM)
Connected Cars on Highway to the Future
Mike O'Sullivan, VOA News
Download Connected Cars on Highway to the Future - 14.7MB - 2:10
3 December 2015
Malawi Makes Shift to Ethanol Fuel
VOA News
Malawi has rolled out its first batch of ethanol-fueled cars as the government works to transition the country to a cheaper, greener alternative to imported fuel. Lameck Masina reports for VOA from Blantyre.
Download Malawi Makes Shift to Ethanol Fuel - 79.1MB - 3:19
21 December 2015
Can Trains Solve Kampala's Traffic Problem?
Serginho Roosblad, VOA News
Duration: 2:08
Traffic. It's a universal problem for Africa's mushrooming urban centers. Uganda is trying a new approach. For the first time in three decades, passenger trains are once again chugging in and out of the Kampala train station, but this time they are bringing in commuters from a suburb outside the capital.
Download Can Trains Solve Kampala's Traffic Problem? - 60MB
8 January 2016
VOA Checks Out Self-driving Cars at CES, Las Vegas
George Putic, VOA News
Duration: 0:47
VOA's George Putic shows us some of the latest technology being used to eventually power self-driving cars at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Download VOA Checks Out Self-driving Cars at CES, Las Vegas - 19.2MB
11 January 2016
Virtual Fence Keeps Tasmanian Devils, Wildlife From Crossing Road
VOA News
Duration: 1:01
Virtual fence keeps Tasmanian devils and wildlife from crossing road.
Download Virtual Fence Keeps Tasmanian Devils, Wildlife From Crossing Road - 11.1MB
22 February 2016
Long History in Electric Cars But Sales Still Slower
VOA News
Download Long History in Electric Cars But Sales Still Slower - 27.4MB - 1:03
23 March 2016
Combustion Engines & Efficiency
George Putic, VOA News
Combustion engines in cars may be on their way out, but experts agree it will take a few decades before electric-powered vehicles become dominant. Meanwhile, the existing gas and diesel engines can be made more efficient and less polluting. With a $9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, a U.S.-based company is using an old technological concept to build a power-train that is 50% more fuel-efficient and just as powerful as conventional engines, as VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Combustion Engines & Efficiency - 57.2MB - 2:24
12 April 2016
Wacky and Colorful Vehicles Roll Through Houston
Greg Flakus, VOA News
On April 9th Houston held its 29th annual Art Car Parade. VOA's Greg Flakus was there.
Download Wacky and Colorful Vehicles Roll Through Houston - 17.0MB - 0:39
24 June 2016 (2:09PM)
Pakistani Entrepreneur Saw Need for Taxi Service for Women
VOA News
Duration: 1:03
Hira Batool Rizvi, co-founded a taxi service for women in Pakistan. She said a lot of working women are forced to spend a large portion of their earnings on safe transportation in Pakistan, which inspired her to create a service for those women to be able to travel easier.
Download Pakistani Entrepreneur Saw Need for Taxi Service for Women - 19.0MB
28 June 2016
Baghdad Bikers Defy War with a Roar
Sharon Behn, VOA News
Duration: 1:00
Baghdad is a city of contradictions. War is a constant. Explosions and kidnappings are part of daily life. But the Iraqi capital remains a thriving city, even if a little beat up. VOA's Sharon Behn reports on how some in Baghdad are defying the stereotype of a nation at war by pursuing a lifestyle known for its iconic symbols of rebellion: motorbikes, leather jackets and roaring engines.
Download Baghdad Bikers Defy War with a Roar - 29.4MB
5 July 2016
Sobering Up at the Morgue
VOA News
Duration: 1:05
Download Sobering Up at the Morgue - 25.4MB
27 July 2016
Electric Wheel Makes Bike Riding a Breeze
VOA News
Duration: 1:05
Download Electric Wheel Makes Bike Riding a Breeze - 30.9MB
1 August 2016
Robot Truck Drivers Promise Safety & Savings, But Spark Job Worries
Jim Randle, VOA News
Duration: 2:30
The growing power of automation and computers means robots are likely to replace human truck drivers in the United States someday. Two experts say robot truckers are coming but will take years to fully take over. But others point to huge autonomous vehicles operating in mining and successful tests of self-driving cars, and predict it may happen much sooner. As VOA’s Jim Randle reports, 3.5 million humans drive trucks in the United States, and some of their jobs may be at risk.
Download Robot Truck Drivers Promise Safety & Savings, But Spark Job Worries - 51.0MB
2 August 2016
Odd and Off-Beat On the Roadsides of America
VOA News
With the price of gas down considerably from last year, the American Automobile Association (AAA) says 56 percent of Americans plan to take at least one road trip this summer. But before travelers reach their destination, unusual sights can lure them off the highways. Erika Celeste takes a look at the time-honored tradition of roadside attractions.
Download Odd and Off-Beat On the Roadsides of America - 40.0MB - 2:21
2 September 2016 (8:08AM)
Robot Truck Drivers Promise Safety & Savings
Jim Randle, VOA News
Download Robot Truck Drivers Promise Safety & Savings - 11.4MB - 2:30
7 September 2016 (2:18PM)
4-wheel 'E' Bike to Ride Out the Winter
VOA News
Download 4-wheel 'E' Bike to Ride Out the Winter - 5.0MB - 1:04
26 September 2016 (12:30AM)
Robots Park Cars in West Hollywood
George Putic, VOA News
As most big-city dwellers know, parking in public garages during a busy weekday can be very frustrating. It often seems to take forever to find an empty space... and even more if the space you find is too tight. That's not a problem in West Hollywood, California, if you decide to leave your car in the city's first automated garage. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Robots Park Cars in West Hollywood - 44.2MB - 1:39
26 October 2016 (12:28AM)
Car Makers Pushing for Self-Driving Cars
George Putic, VOA News
In spite of widespread concerns about the safety and security of self-driving cars, all major manufacturers are rushing forward to develop the new technology. The general feeling is if you lose the momentum you may be crushed by the competition. VOA’s George Putic reports about the latest trends.
Download Car Makers Pushing for Self-Driving Cars - 62.5MB - 2:19
16 November 2016 (12:14AM)
Smart Cars Will Process Huge Amounts of Data
George Putic, VOA News
While car manufacturers are racing to develop affordable cars able to take over from human drivers, at least during tedious parts of travel, software developers are trying to make the cars ‘think’ while doing while "driving themselves." This amounts to building artificial intelligence that will convert the huge amount of data collected by the car’s sensors into suitable 3D maps. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Smart Cars Will Process Huge Amounts of Data - 63.9MB - 2:35
12 December 2016 (5:47AM)
Though Details Need to be Worked Out, Self-Driving Cars Nearly Here
Kevin Enochs, VOA News
For many drivers, the era of self-driving cars can't come too soon. The future holds the promise of stress-free, accident-free driving that could save thousands of lives. But don't hold your breath, because the technology still has to catch up with the dream. Still, every day brings us a bit closer to an era when being "behind the wheel" is a thing of the past.
Download Though Details Need to be Worked Out, Self-Driving Cars Nearly Here - 40.3MB - 2:13
15 December 2016 (8:51AM)
Buses Cross Ramouseh Bridge in Aleppo, Syria
VOA News
Ambulances and green government buses moved into the last rebel-held areas of Aleppo, Syria on Thursday as part of an operation to evacuate civilians and rebel fighters.
Download Buses Cross Ramouseh Bridge in Aleppo, Syria - 43.3MB - 1:39
18 December 2016 (1:47AM)
Automakers Tackle Self-driving Car Crash Avoidance
George Putic, VOA News
Tests of autonomous cars in real-life situations show that navigation and steering technology have matured. But several incidents involving self-driving cars running red lights prove that driverless vehicles still need a human driver ready to take over. Researchers say designing a crash-proof car is difficult, especially with the behavior of human car drivers. VOA’s George Putic reports.
Download Automakers Tackle Self-driving Car Crash Avoidance - 63.3MB - 2:18
19 December 2016 (3:00PM)
Truck Drives Through Berlin Market
VOA News
Local media, citing police at the scene, said first indications pointed to an attack.
Download Truck Drives Through Berlin Market - 50.0MB - 1:58
21 December 2016 (12:14AM)
Germany Mourns Victims, Searches for Perpetrator of Berlin Attack
Zlatica Hoke, VOA News
German investigators are looking for the perpetrators of the truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people on Monday. The police have released a Pakistani national, their only suspect in the attack, saying they did not have enough evidence to charge him with a crime. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted by the group's media outlet Amaq. Zlatica Hoke reports.
Download Germany Mourns Victims, Searches for Perpetrator of Berlin Attack - 48.8MB - 1:49
27 December 2016 (12:15AM)
Will Robot Truckers Take Jobs From Human Drivers?
Jim Randle, VOA News
Researchers say companies will deploy autonomous trucks as experts solve engineering, regulatory and safety concerns. The growing number of robot truckers could begin to take jobs from the 3.5 million humans who drive trucks in the US. This rising tide of automotive robotics follows a previous wave of automation that displaced millions from U.S. manufacturing jobs. Those lost jobs sparked an angry political movement against globalization and upended U.S. politics. VOA’s Jim Randle reports.
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