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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.



Ocado is testing self-driving vans that can deliver groceries in London

July 6th, 2017 at 6:07 pm » Comments Off

One day, your groceries might be delivered by robot. That’s the future online supermarket Ocado has been exploring, as it runs a trial in East London of a self-driving delivery van.



Self-driving doctor brings the doctor to you

June 24th, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

Even those of us fortunate enough to have good health insurance will often put off seeing a doctor when we probably should. Often it’s simply a matter of logistics. We feel like we can’t take the time off work, or arrange transportation, or get childcare to make the trip. But what if the doctor just comes you? In […]



Recharge station gives SkyX drones potentially unlimited range

June 15th, 2017 at 6:16 am » Comments Off

Drones built by Canadian company SkyX may never have to return home now that the company has developed xStation, a remote recharging platform that allows drones to hop from station to station while working out in the field. These stations could give the drones a near-indefinite range, as New Atlas points out.



Toyota’s plan to build a flying car to light the Olympic torch in 2020

June 11th, 2017 at 8:35 am » Comments Off

Toyota plans to debut its futuristic flying car in its home city in 2020. The Japanese automaker is making a flying car with the ultimate goal of using it to light the torch at the opening ceremony of the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. Toyota recently unveiled a working prototype of its flying car to […]



Intel predicts a $7 trillion economy for self-driving vehicles

June 10th, 2017 at 7:21 am » Comments Off

The race to be the first to deploy autonomous vehicles is on among carmakers, emerging startups, and tech giants. Amid this constant news cycle of deals and drama, the purpose of all of it can get lost — or at least a bit muddied. What exactly are these companies racing for?



New “Instantly Rechargeable” Battery

June 6th, 2017 at 2:15 pm » Comments Off

Purdue researchers have developed technology for an “instantly rechargeable” battery that is affordable, environmentally friendly, and safe. Currently, electric vehicles need charging ports in convenient locations to be viable, but this battery technology would allow drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles to charge up much like drivers of conventional cars refill quickly and easily at […]



All fossil-fuel vehicles will vanish in 8 years in twin ‘death spiral’ for big oil and big auto

May 18th, 2017 at 4:57 am » Comments Off

No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will be sold anywhere in the world within eight years. The entire market for land transport will switch to electrification, leading to a collapse of oil prices and the demise of the petroleum industry as we have known it for a century. This is the futuristic […]



27 common uses for A.I. in 2027 that don’t exist today

May 16th, 2017 at 6:12 am » Comments Off

If you’re impress with the progress we’re making with A.I. so far, hang onto your hats. We’re just getting started. Over the next 10 years, artificial intelligence will make more progress than in the fifty before it, combined. With countless quickly oncoming applications to business, government, and personal life, its influence will soon touch absolutely every […]



How will maintenance change with the autonomous vehicle?

May 7th, 2017 at 11:00 am » Comments Off

All machines eventually break down. Self-driving vehicles are no exception. Autonomous vehicles pose two problems for the future of vehicles. The removal of the driver means there is no person providing feedback on how the vehicle performs over time. You are removing the point-person who says “something feels wrong, this needs to be checked out.” […]



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