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Susan Carpenter and Alonzo Bodden host KPCC's weekly series on modern mobility. Cars, bicycles, trains, buses, motorbikes. If you can ride in it, or on it, we're talking about it.
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The Ride: tackling the last mile of car-lessness
2016 Oct 27
The Ride's Sue Carpenter finds out about one major impediment to public transportation - getting to and from public transportation.
The Ride: Tesla goes self driving and continuing the adventures of decarification
2016 Oct 20
The Ride's Sue Carpenter continues her adventures with carlessness
Motorbike of the future, Car-free in LA, Transit initiatives on Nov. ballot
2016 Oct 13
No helmet needed, won't tip. BMW's motorbike of the future. Sue's continuing adventure living without a car. 70-something transit plans on ballots nationwide.
Living in LA without a car, the Top Gear guys talk about their new show
2016 Oct 06
Sue swears off her vehicle for a month to find out how painful it is getting around LA without it. And the Top Gear stars tell her about their new show.
Interbike, flying cars (and motorcycles), riding Critical Mass
2016 Sep 29
Alonzo is just back from the trade show Interbike, we talk to a guy who built a flying car, and riding in a ginormous pack with Critical Mass.
Why an aging population is a boon to self-driving cars
2016 Sep 21
Ford's futurist Sheryl Connolly is one of many who think highly automated vehicles are inevitable. And, she says our graying demographic is part of what makes that so.
What to do when your car is driving itself, exploring the auto bailout, Honda's hydrogen Clarity
2016 Sep 15
What will we do with ourselves when our cars take over the driving? "Live Another Day" documents the auto bailout, and we drive a pre-production Honda Clarity
Drone delivery, what's in that new car smell, Fisker Karma rises from the ashes
2016 Sep 07
Mercedes is developing a drone-equipped van for package delivery. We delve into the chemistry of the new car smell, and ponder the relaunch of Karma Automotive.
Labor Day Special: Amtrak as an office, Siri, crazy car colors, biking in bad air
2016 Sep 02
Is riding your bike in polluted air worse than not riding at all? A writer rides Amtrak rather than renting an office. And the woman behind the voice of Siri.
Rear seat reminder, the voice of Siri, a new car buyer buys our advice
2016 Aug 25
GM has a new feature that warns you if you've left a child in the back seat. We chat with the original Siri, and follow up with a new car buyer who took our advice.