Author Archives: John Paul Helveston

Perspective: Navigating an Uncertain Future for US Roads


This article is in Science and Religion: Exploring the Harmonies, Fall 2017


The last time the automotive industry in the United States experienced rapid technological change was more than a century ago. In 1900, the industry (whose primary competitor was the horse) comprised 40% steam-powered, 38% electric-powered, and 22% gasoline-powered vehicles. After the advent of mass-production, made famous by Henry Ford’s 1908 Model T, the internal combustion […]