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New Yorkers propose high-speed gondolas to ease congestion

September 21st, 2014 at 8:58 am » Comments Off

The East River Skyway If you have ever commuted between Brooklyn and Manhattan, you’re already familiar with the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s overcrowding problem. But what if you could skip the train entirely? A radical new proposal suggests that New Yorkers try a high-speed gondola over the East River instead.    

A drivable car that was 3D printed in 44 hours

September 16th, 2014 at 11:37 am » Comments Off

Strati 3D printed car Local Motors 3D printed a plastic car called the Strati in front of thousands of attendees at the International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago.    

FlightCar scores $13.5M to put your unused car to work while you travel

September 13th, 2014 at 8:37 am » Comments Off

FlightCar Startups love untapped resources and a parked car at an airport is just that.  FlightCar is a startup that puts your unused car to work while you travel, and it has just scored $13.5 million to continue doing so.    

Tesla cars will run on autopilot within 5 years: Elon Musk

September 13th, 2014 at 8:31 am » Comments Off

Self-driving cars could save thousands of lives per year. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk says self-driving cars might be on the roads faster than most people think. Musk told reporters in Tokyo that Tesla is developing the technology for “full autopilot” consumer cars in just five years.    

‘B’ the flying car drone

September 10th, 2014 at 1:36 pm » Comments Off

“B” flying car “B” is not just another car drone, it is a 100% all terrain radio controlled car 100% drone. The device is highly sophisticated and implements two types of propulsion : to taxi, four orbital wheels without central hub 210 diameter mm, and at the center thereof, in place of the axis, four […]

Norway’s boom in electric car sales has become a big problem

September 5th, 2014 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Electric cars in Norway clog bus lanes. Norway is a major and rich oil-producing country, but Norway’s ministers are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.    

Are adjustable ethics setting for robotic cars a terrible idea?

September 2nd, 2014 at 1:30 pm » Comments Off

With ethics settings in cars we create new responsibility for ourselves to get it right. Do you remember that day when your autonomous car saved the lives of five people you aimed for with your car when you temporarily lost your mind?  By the time you realized what you were doing, it was too late to […]

Google’s self-driving cars still face many hidden obstacles

September 2nd, 2014 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

A pre-made map only lets  Google’s self-driving car know about the presence of certain stationary objects, like traffic lights. Google’s self-driving car has made impressive progress but there are still some major limitations for automated driving. It can’t drive itself in 99 percent of the country. The car knows nearly nothing about parking,  and can’t […]

China to invest $16.3 B in electric cars

August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Electric vehicles will yield big environmental improvements in China. China is supposedly about to invest a hundred billion yuan (equivalent to about 16.3 billion US dollars at today’s exchange rate) into electric vehicles and the infrastructure to support them, like public charging stations, according to “two people familiar with the matter”, says Bloomberg.    

Futuristic scooter concepts built around the Segway

August 28th, 2014 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Kala Segway The Segway offers transportation solutions that would reduce congestion, pollution and other environmental problems. The unique design and function of the Segway has a fresh idea and excites the imagination of several people, designers included. If we fast forward a few years,  we will see quite a number of concept vehicles entering the […]

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