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Tesla Autopilot Reduces Accidents Probability by 50%: Elon Musk
Is touting its high-tech autopilot feature that allows Tesla owners to ride the vehicle hands-free. According to Elon Musk, the probability of accidents while the autopilot mode is on reduces by half which makes the car safer compared to human driving. His exact words are: "The probability of having an accident...
Electric bikes taking off in North Korea
Wheels have long been a sign of economic status for both individuals and nations, and on the lightly trafficked streets of Pyongyang, the capital of impoverished and isolated North Korea, electric bicycles are the hottest new ride on the road. Almost unseen two years ago, the Chinese-made two-wheelers were a...
GM, Lyft to Test Self-Driving Electric Taxis within a year
Within a year, General Motors Co. and Lyft Inc. will begin testing a fleet of self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric taxis on public roads, a move central to the companies' joint efforts to challenge Silicon Valley giants in the battle to reshape the auto industry. Details of the autonomous taxi testing program are...
SMRT To Introduce 24-Seaters Driverless Cars In Singapore
SMRT Services just announced that it is partnering with 2Getthere Holding to bring in automated vehicle systems into Singapore. According to the press release, what we might be seeing by the end of the year are Group Rapid Transit vehicles tested on the roads. "The new Singapore-based JV called 2getthere Asia Pte Ltd will...
Home delivery time shortened with ground delivery robots
Jeremy Conrad, a founding partner of Lemnos Labs, apparently means what he tweets, having invested in Marble, a new, San Francisco-based ground-delivery robot that will focus on ground-based last-mile delivery for business, then consumer, applications. He's hardly alone in thinking that ground robots will be bringing us everything from canned goods...
Driverless car windshield movie screen patented by Ford
The future heralded by driverless cars promises to be safer - mostly - but also, probably, a lot more boring. If Ford has any say in it, you'll be kicking back and watching a movie on your windscreen while cruising down the motorway. The American motor company has filed a patent...
New Drone Designed to Transport Humans 1
The Chinese dronemaker Ehang, looking to distinguish itself from the crowd (and rival drone giant DJI), has a new product that brings autonomous driving tech and drones together. It is a single seat, self-driving quadcopter called the Ehang 184. It looks like an oversized drone with a cockpit stuffed in the...
Superman of Metals

Superman of Metals

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A team of scientists claims to have produced the epitome of all metals. It is said to be such a tough and lightweight material that it can potentially pave the way for the manufacture of much faster-travelling motor vehicles. Just imagine how something like that could innovate industries like air, road...
A New System Lets Self-Driving Cars “Learn” Streets On The Fly
University of Cambridge has made a fresh, new system known as SegNet which is able to examine roads as well as access different functions such as road markers, street indicators, pedestrians and even the sky. SegNet takes a close look at any RBG image of the road before classifying various...
Google and Ford to team up on driverless cars? Plus the future of autonomous vehicles
Ford and Google are joining hands to work on a car that requires no driver which is a significant breakthrough regarding autonomous vehicles. Do not fool yourself into thinking that this concept will instantly hit the market even though the next year is expected to be marked by huge technology innovations. It...

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