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6 solar roads shaking up infrastructure around the world

April 17th, 2018 at 8:18 am » Comments Off

Roads aren’t just for walking or driving anymore. Solar road or pathway projects around the world are showing that streets can both provide firm footing and generate clean energy. Inhabitat rounded up six projects in places as diverse as China and rural Georgia to highlight potentially game-changing technologies in the solar road sphere. Solar Roadways […]



Why Lithium is about to replace oil

April 10th, 2018 at 10:20 am » Comments Off

The market for Lithium (Li) is about to explode. What we are witnessing now is nothing less that the transition from a carbon- to a lithium-based economy. In the space of three years, we have gone from a global lithium glut to a structural shortage.



Who’s really going to own autonomous cars?

April 7th, 2018 at 9:55 am » Comments Off

Two mega trends are coming together: The Collaborative Economy and the Autonomous World, which means shared mobility from self-driving cars. Early this year, we published a research report on the Business Models of Self-Driving Cars, and we’ve presented our findings at a number of industry events. A commonly asked question is: “In the future, will […]



Even more evidence that electric cars could save the planet

March 16th, 2018 at 8:44 am » Comments Off

The latest numbers say that as the American grid shifts toward renewables, the positive impact of electric cars is increasing. EVERYONE’S SAYING IT: The future of driving is electric. The big-name car companies have plans to start giving Tesla some tough competition. Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUV will be on sale soon, and Porsche is teasing […]



Self-driving cars with “remote” drivers could test on Calif roads in April: DMV

March 5th, 2018 at 10:57 am » Comments Off

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Self-driving cars that back up their computerized system with a remote human operator instead of a fallback driver at the wheel could be tested on California roads as early as April, the state department of motor vehicles said.



Could congestion pricing finally work for New York City ?

January 29th, 2018 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

Worsening traffic in New York City is a personal inconvenience, an environmental blight, and an economic drag—possibly to the tune of $20 billion. That’s the latest projection by the Partnership for New York City of how much the metro area stands to lose for each the next five years, if nothing is done to unjam […]



Robots won’t take as many human jobs as you may think

January 24th, 2018 at 8:45 am » Comments Off

Automation will upend life as we know it. But that doesn’t mean all of our jobs will be completely eliminated. If anything, technology has not liberated people from the drudgery of work. It has created new constraints.



Chinese tech giant Baidu just revealed its plan to mass-produce self-driving vehicles beginning this year — and Waymo should be nervous

January 21st, 2018 at 10:54 am » Comments Off

Chinese tech giant Baidu announced partnerships to build self-driving vehicles starting in 2018. The company’s software will be used in a mini bus and mass-market consumer vehicles. The company has been making significant investments in autonomous driving technology to compete with American companies like Tesla and Waymo.



GM is dropping the steering wheel in autonomous cars

January 21st, 2018 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

General Motors (GM) says it is mass-producing autonomous cars that give complete control to the machine by taking away both the steering wheel and pedals.



Electric vehicles cost less than half to drive

January 16th, 2018 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

“Electric cars are vastly better than internal combustion devices,” said James Anderson, a Harvard scientist.



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