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A look at new ideas in transportation, new technologies and our relationship with how we get around, from Southern California Public Radio.

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English

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"KPCC, Southern California Public Radio 474 South Raymond Avenue Pasadena, CA 91106" (626) 583-5101


Episodes

The Ride: tackling the last mile of car-lessness

10/27/2016
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The Ride's Sue Carpenter finds out about one major impediment to public transportation - getting to and from public transportation.

Duration: 00:05:32


The Ride: Tesla goes self driving and continuing the adventures of decarification

10/20/2016
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The Ride's Sue Carpenter continues her adventures with carlessness

Duration: 00:11:53


Living in LA without a car, the Top Gear guys talk about their new show

10/6/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:21:58


Interbike, flying cars (and motorcycles), riding Critical Mass

9/29/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:20:03


Drone delivery, what's in that new car smell, Fisker Karma rises from the ashes

9/7/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:18:28


Labor Day Special: Amtrak as an office, Siri, crazy car colors, biking in bad air

9/2/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:50:50


Rear seat reminder, the voice of Siri, a new car buyer buys our advice

8/25/2016
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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.

Duration: 00:19:26


Licenses for cyclists? Harley and the Davidsons, replacing an 18-year-old Toyota

8/18/2016
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A Bay area politician suggests licenses and insurance for cyclists, furor ensues. A look at the men who founded Harley-Davidson, and new car buying advice.

Duration: 00:18:46


Dealer satisfaction surveys, cool bicycle togs, replacing a VW diesel

8/11/2016
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Buy a new car, get slammed with surveys, and pressure to give good marks. Bike clothes move past spandex. And what to buy after selling your bad diesel back to VW

Duration: 00:34:20


'Graduated' parking tickets, new car buying advice, the metaphysics of junk in the trunk

8/3/2016
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Parking fines that start out low and 'graduate' up for repeat offenders. Advice on buying a new, small car. And comic Taylor Orci the junk in her trunk.

Duration: 00:26:42


Telsa & life beyond lithium ion; why auto companies (and the rest of us) lie and cheat

7/28/2016
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Tesla holds a grand opening for their gigafactory. We look at the future of batteries. Deception expert Dan Ariely on why carmakers (and all of us) tell lies

Duration: 00:15:41


Elon Musk's Master Plan, Is urban biking killing your lungs?

7/22/2016
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Sue breaks down Tesla founder Elon Musk's just announced plan for the future, and we look into the health risks of riding bikes in polluted air.

Duration: 00:14:24


Car makers get in on a hot trend: Bicycles

7/12/2016
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The Fiat Abarth and Alfa Romeo Giulia are among several cars also available as two-wheelers

Duration: 00:05:17


The Ride: The day smog first visited LA (and never left)

7/7/2016
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Smog first invaded L.A. on July 8, 1943 -- and it's never left

Duration: 00:05:03


Keanu Reeves motorcycle, Bill Ford as a disruptor, cars talking to cars

7/4/2016
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Sue rides with Keanu Reeves on his Arch motorcycle, Bill Ford on the future of auto companies, a car full of mom's rates the Chrysler Pacifica minivan.

Duration: 00:48:01


Drugged driving suit simulates the effects of marijuana, other drugs

6/2/2016
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Drugged driving suit uses ankle and wrist weights, bandages, goggles and headphones to give drivers the feeling of what it's like to drive high

Duration: 00:04:25


Keanu Reeves talks motos, taking back our streets from cars, and the 2016 Cadillac CT6

5/29/2016
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Keanu Reeves shows us around his bike shop, Arch Motorcycle Co. Transforming streets for more people - not cars. Our boss Bill Davis critiques the 2016 Cadillac CT6.

Duration: 00:48:12


Virtual reality driving, bus makeovers, and the 2016 Ducati XDiavel

5/22/2016
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Test drive a car from your couch. We consult LA tastemakers on redesigning the bus, and ride the 2016 Ducati XDiavel, a new take on a cruiser.

Duration: 00:48:13


Drugged-driving suits, 2017 Bentley Bentayga and 'Manspreading' on public transportation

5/15/2016
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Test driving suits that stimulates marijuana's effects, the 2017 Bentley Bentayga combines luxury and power, and the annoying act of "manspreading"

Duration: 00:47:12


Art students design the car of the future, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica, and 'You don't need two legs to ride a bike'

5/8/2016
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Go inside the world's most celebrated automotive design school. The 2017 Chrysler Pacifica reinvents the "mom van," and how one amputee would rather bike than drive.

Duration: 00:47:07

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