OLD Media Moves

Wired expands transportation coverage

January 4, 2016

Posted by Chris Roush

Wired TransportationWired magazine is creating a section of its website to cover transportation industry news.

Alex Davies, who oversees the new section and plans to hire two writers, writes, “WIRED’s transportation coverage has always focused on more than the latest hypercar or theory about MH370. Last year, we reported from the front seat of Audi’s self-driving carand took Tesla Motors’ gorgeous electric SUV for a spin. We chronicled the haphazard efforts to repair America’s crumbling infrastructure and the rise the next generation of mass transit. We told you about solar-powered airplanesand diesel-powered Volkswagens. We took a ride with one of the best drivers on the planet and provided a healthy dose of of wonderfully insane cars.

“We’ll continue to do all of that and more. We’ll introduce you to the people teaching cars to drive themselves and testing giant networks of tubes to shuttle us around at hundreds of miles per hour. We’ll explore their ideas, explain their challenges, and illuminate their goals. We’ll talk to the engineers reviving supersonic air travel and transforming cities so hopping on a bike doesn’t mean hopping into a grave. And we’ll talk about what it all means to you.

“Because so much is happening, we simply can no longer fit it in our Gear section. There is just too much. Today, transportation touches on almost every corner of the WIRED world—from security and design, to science and business. It needs its own channel. So that’s exactly what we are giving it. Welcome to WIRED Transportation. Consider it your map to an all-new world.”

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