Tag Archives: highways

Cross-country road trip a source of comfort in a divided nation

In the Deming, New Mexico, La Quinta motel on I -10 the friendly young woman behind the main desk was named Paris. When my wife asked her whether she had ever been to Paris, she replied that actually, she had. “And it smelled like pee.” Try to figure out the politics of that. In early […]

Highway driving: a human era adventure

Self-driving cars have hit a bit of a speedbump since the fatality in Phoenix last year in which an SDC with a distracted human co-pilot failed to cope with a human jaywalker. Nevertheless, the imminence of SDC as well as the AI features already found in cars still nominally human-driven put in a different light […]

Accidents- waiting- to- happen [op ed Cape Cod Times 3 september 2013]

A local teen killed trying to cross Route 6 on his bike. A town doing its best to share in the grief of the bereaved single mom. The police quickly determine that nobody is at fault. Nobody is charged. Nobody is to blame. But it feels like maybe the summer crowding itself is somehow to […]