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The self-driving car is coming to a showroom near you. It could take a coupe of years or even a couple of decades but few people at the Geneva Motor Show would disagree that one day science fiction will become fact.
Tesla Model S at a charging station. When Elon Musk was designing the Tesla Model S he wanted an electric motor that had the same horsepower as the most powerful internal combustion engine but with nearly-instantaneous torque. He also wanted it to be the size of a watermelon. Musk was told this couldn’t be done […]
Tesla Motors, the electric car maker, hasn’t just blazed its own trail when it comes to designing and building a hot electric car. It’s also made breakthroughs in many aspects of the automotive business (the sales channel, the servicing, the over-the-air-software updates) and now it’s doing the same thing for the core part of the […]
Bringing business class travel to driverless cars. Countries from the U.S. to Singapore will likely have self-driving cars on roadways by 2020. These road-aware vehicles will theoretically do away with nearly all traffic collisions and reduce traffic congestion. Auto designer Rinspeed, however, has fixed its considerable talent on another aspect of the autonomous car: just what to do […]
Self-driving office For Regus, which operates close to 2,000 business centers globally, the office of the future it isn’t one where workers stand, walk, or even squat. Regus envisions a world in which people are sitting–in a self-driving office, that is.
Vehicle-to-vehicle communications would report where every car, bus, and truck is, where it’s going, and how fast it’s moving. The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced plans to move forward with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication systems. After years of experimentation and a real-world trial in Ann Arbor, MI the government is almost ready to make peer-to-peer networking a required safety […]
AirMule – flying ambulance drone Every second counts in a medical emergency. That’s why Urban Aeronautics, an Israeli startup, is developing an unmanned flying ambulance called the “AirMule” that combines the in-and-out agility of a helicopter with the ability to perform rescues in dense urban environments that are difficult to manuever through in a rotor-based vehicle. […]
Tesla’s coast-to-coast network of electric vehicle recharging stations. A cross-country road trip in a Tesla is now a reality. According to CEO Elon Musk, the electric car maker has expanded its network of Superchargers from coast to coast.
Google to offer free rides in self-driving cars for shoppers. Self-driving cars have a lot to do with Google’s core business selling ads. Google was just awarded a patent for an ad-powered taxi service. The patent would allow advertisers to offer potential customers a free ride to their place of business.