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VC activity revs up as electric vehicles prepare to go mainstream

October 12th, 2017 at 12:31 am » Comments Off

Recent weeks have seen an acceleration—pardon the pun­—of news and developments related to electric vehicles.



Dubai just tested its flying drone taxi for the first time

September 27th, 2017 at 10:27 am » Comments Off

Autonomous air taxi service Volocopter just had its first test flight in Dubai.



Diesel engine manufacturer Cummins goes electric with new truck ahead of Tesla Semi unveil

September 12th, 2017 at 5:18 pm » Comments Off

While electric truck enthusiasts are anticipating the unveiling of Tesla’s all-electric truck next month, diesel engine manufacturer Cummins beat the electric car manufacturer to the punch by unveiling its own electric truck effort today.



Meet the futuristic personal transportation vehicle coming to China and U.S. soon

September 5th, 2017 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

Leo Liu still remembers the first time he saw a “personal transportation” machine. “I was an industrial engineering student at University of Florida, and I saw a group of people ride around campus standing completely upright on giant wheels,” he recalls. “They were Segways. I thought to myself, ‘those are very cool, but they’re a bit […]



Finnish Tesla Model S taxi driver crosses 400,000 km, 93% of battery life remains

September 4th, 2017 at 11:34 am » Comments Off

Ari Nyyssönen, a Finnish taxi driver, has racked up an impressive 400,000 kilometers (250,000 miles) in his Tesla Model S and is confident that the car could last until 1 million kilometers or over 621,000 miles.



Harley Davidson’s first electric bike

August 30th, 2017 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

Remember this iconic motorcycle? It was used by Scarlett Johansson aka The Black Widow in an engaging chase sequence in the 2015 movie, ‘Avengers: TNNhe age of Ultron’. Bike lovers were particularly awed by the jet-turbine like sound from the bike as Black Widow skillfully maneuvered it through approximately ten cars at high speed, chasing […]



Hackers are the real obstacles for self driving vehicles

August 26th, 2017 at 7:13 pm » Comments Off

Out-of-work truckers armed with “adversarial machine learning” could dazzle autonomous vehicles into crashing.



Driverless cars and trucks don’t mean mass unemployment—they mean new kinds of jobs

August 25th, 2017 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

As business leaders who work with scores of senior leaders across the private and public sectors, the topic of automation and its implications for workers is inescapable—and often anxiety-inducing. Understandably so. Technology and social changes are poised to reshape nearly every aspect of what and how work gets done, and by whom. When we speak […]



India says no to driverless cars to protect jobs

August 1st, 2017 at 3:03 pm » Comments Off

India is resisting the push towards driverless cars in order to protect jobs, its transport minister has said.



Lyft is determined to become a player in self-driving cars — and is opening its own autonomous vehicle center to show it

July 27th, 2017 at 9:03 am » Comments Off

Lyft is starting to get serious about self-driving cars.



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