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Driverless cars could be a solution to climate change—but two major things have to happen

November 22nd, 2017 at 3:53 pm » Comments Off

Driverless vehicle use worldwide could lower traffic congestion and emissions contributing to climate change by 50 percent or more in 2050, according to a 2017 report led by global transport expert Lewis Fulton at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis).



Futuristic airless tire is 3D printed, won’t go flat or need replacement

October 15th, 2017 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

Futuristic airless tire is 3D printed, won’t go flat or need replacement.



Airbus’ electric flying taxis are set to take to the skies next year

October 8th, 2017 at 11:27 am » Comments Off

Airbus has successfully completed testing on its CityAirbus’ propulsion system, putting the VTOL on track for a 2018 test flight. When its fully operational, it will be able to carry up to four people and maneuver around the city at 120km/h.



Elon Musk unveils plans to use SpaceX’s mega-rocket to travel anywhere on Earth in under an hour

October 5th, 2017 at 12:22 am » Comments Off

SpaceX’s founder, Elon Musk, presented his vision for getting people to Mars within five years at the International Astronautical Congress in the South Australia city of Adelaide on Friday.



Flying coach is so cramped it could be a death trap

September 17th, 2017 at 3:07 pm » Comments Off

As airlines pack seats tighter than ever, the tests supposed to show that passengers can get out alive in a crash are woefully out of date. The FAA won’t make the results public, and a court warns there is “a plausible life-and-death safety concern.”



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.



Pilotless planes could save airlines $35 billion, UBS says

August 28th, 2017 at 5:31 pm » Comments Off

“Reducing the intervention of human pilots on aircraft could bring material economic benefits and improve safety,” a UBS note said.



GE made a real 3D printed plane engine and here is a gorgeous look at it

August 18th, 2017 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

The printed plane engine has arrived. This week GE released this great GIF of its 1,300-horsepower advanced turboprop (ATP) engine in which more than one-third of the components have been built through additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. The company is showing off its creation in real life at this week’s big air show in Oshkosh, […]



Why are US car sales falling?

July 16th, 2017 at 11:01 am » Comments Off

Car sales in America – the world’s second-largest market – are stalling, but there’s debate about whether the downshift is due to normal economic cycles or a sign of bigger changes.



Ubitricity will start converting lampposts into EV charging stations

July 13th, 2017 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Ubitricity is a company out of Germany and their plan to convert lampposts to EV charging stations is underway. Ubitricity is currently using London lampposts that have been previously converted to LED lighting to also charge commuter EV vehicles. EV owners simply need to purchase a custom charging cable from Ubitricity that contains a meter […]



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