Fantastical Plans Are on Hold, and More Car News This Week

It continues to be pretty awful out there in the world. Flying cars might not be coming anytime soon, the Google sister company Sidewalk Labs canceled its fantastical plans to build the city of the future in Toronto, and suffering government budgets will make it harder to fix roads. And yet! WIRED found some bright…

Fantastical Plans Are on Hold, and More Car News This Week

It continues to be pretty awful out there in the world. Flying cars might not be coming anytime soon, the Google sister company Sidewalk Labs canceled its fantastical plans to build the city of the future in Toronto, and suffering government budgets will make it harder to fix roads. And yet! WIRED found some bright spots this week. As cities experiment with shutting streets to car traffic, it might soon be safe in some places to run restaurants and cafés outside. Volvo says self-driving tech is coming to production cars in 2022. You and I are still here. It’s been a week; let’s get you caught up.Want to receive this roundup as an email every week? Sign up here!HeadlinesStories you might have missed from WIRED this weekInside the scrappy startup helping Ford realize its self-driving dreams.Our reviewer takes the new VanMoof e-bike on a 130-mile tour of NYC’s potholed streets. It turns out OK!WIRED contributor Eric Adams checks in on some of the 250 or so companies working to build flying cars and sees dark days ahead.Au revoir to Alphabet company Sidewalk
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