• Traffic crawls along the Capital Beltway during rush hour, in Greenbelt, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015. Traffic congestion nationally reached a new peak last year and is greater than ever before, according to a report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute and INRIX Inc. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

    You can blame the beeping economy for worst US traffic ever

    WASHINGTON (AP) — More jobs and cheaper gasoline come with a big, honking downside: U.S. roads are more clogged than ever now that the recession is in the rearview mirror.

  • In this Monday, July 29, 2013 photo, the Terrafugia "roadable plane" flies during the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis.  Terrafugia, a privately backed startup in Woburn, Massachusetts, admits on its website that flying cars have become a pop-culture symbol for dreams that don't come true. CEO Carl Dietrich wants to change that. (Joe Sienkiewicz/The Oshkosh Northwestern via AP) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Tech startups want to change the way you drive

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A veteran computer scientist hates sitting in his car at stop lights, so he creates software that makes the experience less annoying. A former engineering professor wants to double the range of today’s electric vehicles. And an aeronautics expert believes flying cars shouldn’t be science fiction.