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Who Is Winning the Race to Build Self-Driving Cars?

The race to develop autonomous vehicles can be described as a dual exercise in secrecy and bombastic theater.<p>Automakers, tech companies, and startups …

Tesla to push new ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ update to first 1,000, aims for whole fleet by end of the week, and ‘Ludicrous+’

Last week, Tesla pushed the first phase of ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ to the first 1,000 vehicles and in shadow mode for the rest of the fleet. At the time, Tesla hoped to switch the rest of the fleet to active mode by the end of the week, but the company decided to push a new version of the update …

Hyundai foldable electric Ioniq scooter will make your commute awesome

Hyundai is taking an inventive approach to mobility with a foldable electric Ioniq scooter. The cool “first and last mile mobility” Ioniq vehicle …

I, Honda: Honda Shows Self-Balancing Motorcycle and Car That Detects Your Feelings

Like it or not, it seems the car of tomorrow won’t just be able to drive itself, it’ll also be your friend. Take the NeuV concept car. The name, pronounced “new V,” stands for New Electric Urban Vehicle; Honda unveiled it at the 2017 CES. The NeuV is a boxy, two-seat urban runabout fitted with an …

Mercedes will give Tesla's Autopilot its first real competition this year

Sorry, Elon<p>Fifteen months ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk released Autopilot: a semi-autonomous technology that allow cars to drive down the highway with little-to-no steering input. It’s been refined and improved over the years and Tesla leads all automakers in self-driving tech that you can actually …

One small step for man, one giant step for robot suit with man inside

When you mention South Korean tech companies, the name Hankook Mirae Technology isn't the first to come to mind. But on Tuesday, the company made its 13-foot, 1.5-ton manned robot, the Method-1, take a step -- as shown in the YouTube video above.<p>The robot would be more accurately described as a …

With Trump and Uber, the driverless future could turn into a nightmare | John Harris

The automation revolution is no longer a sci-fi dream – but millions of jobs may go, fuelling yet more alienation and dismay<p>The future is here – not in the shape of Facebook, Twitter and all the rest, but in a drastic change to one of civilisation’s basic requirements: getting humans from place to …

Why Silicon Valley VCs Are Giving Up on On-Demand Delivery

Michael Moritz—chairman of Sequoia Capital and one of the most successful venture capitalists in history—says a simple vision led him to invest …

​Uber puts self-driving cars on the road in SF

On a nondescript street in downtown San Francisco, an unremarkable parking garage with dusty walls and painted-over windows seems like an abandoned warehouse.<p>Inside, however, it's a very different scene.<p>Row upon row of shiny self-driving cars await their moment. At first glance, they look like …

Google spins off self-driving car division, signalling new direction

Standalone unit Waymo will have more power to set its own priorities, but move comes after key employees walked away<p>Google’s self-driving cars have graduated from the company’s “moonshot division”, X labs, to become a full-blown subsidiary of umbrella group Alphabet, called Waymo.<p>The new company, …

Autonomous Cars

Amazon just made its first delivery by drone — here's the video

Amazon just made its first customer drone delivery as part of its "Amazon Prime Air" program, according to a tweet by CEO Jeff Bezos.<p>In a video of the delivery released by Amazon, a drone delivers an Amazon Fire TV and "Propercorn Sweet and Salty Popcorn" to Richard B. of Cambridgeshire, …

Drones

adidas is selling a limited number of 3D-printed Runner shoes. We tried them out

As sports go, running requires very little equipment. T-shirt, shorts, socks, trainers - you're ready to hit the streets or track. Yet, runners are …

Tesla’s new radar technology for Autopilot is already saving owners from accidents

With the release of Tesla’s version 8.0 software update in September, the automaker announced a new radar processing technology that was directly pushed over-the-air to all its vehicles equipped with the first generation Autopilot hardware. Tesla worked with its radar supplier, Bosch, to get …

Why the Automotive Future Will Be Dominated by Fuel Cells

<b>You’d have to be completely uninterested</b> in cars or any other type of transportation to not recognize that automobiles are undergoing a major …

Wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communication would be required in new cars under proposed DOT rule

The United States Department of Transportation announced today that it is proposing a rule to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology in new cars.<p>Vehicle-to-vehicle systems, or V2V, allows cars to communicate to each other in an effort to warn drivers about potential accidents and …

This Bud's For The Robot: Otto, Anheuser-Busch Claim First Automated Truck Shipment

On October 20, San Francisco startup Otto completed the first commercial shipment by driverless truck. The vehicle, a Volvo semi outfitted with Otto’s self-driving kit, delivered 2,000 cases of Budweiser beer on a 120-mile journey without a human at the wheel<p>The robotic delivery of beer produced at …

Anheuser-Busch

Three Email Habits That Kill Your Whole Team’s Productivity

The way managers communicate sets expectations for how everyone on staff communicates.<p>Eric, a client of mine, owned and ran a successful service firm with sales of $3.5 million per year and a healthy profit margin. But, he told me, “We’re bursting at the seams. I’m working six or seven days a week, …

Robot pilots may someday fly passenger and cargo planes

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — Think of it as the airborne cousin to the self-driving car: a robot in the cockpit to help human pilots fly passengers and cargo …

Robotics

This robot 'sweats' to keep cool as it does press ups

A university in Japan has discovered a novel way to keep its humanoid robot cool as it works out - making it sweat.<p>The Kengoro robot, developed at the University of Tokyo, moves with a complex series of motors that are vulnerable to overheating.<p>Its structure does not allow space for the fans and …

Now Mercedes Says Its Driverless Cars Won't Run Over Pedestrians, That Would Be Illegal

Last week Mercedes got a lot of attention—and not necessarily the good kind—after one of its managers said that in the future, the automaker’s …

19 companies racing to put self-driving cars on the road by 2021

When 2021 hits, you can bet it will start the decade of driverless cars.<p>We rounded up 19 companies aiming to have driverless car technology ready by 2021, with some even declaring their fully autonomous car will be hitting the roads at that time. (Assuming the necessary regulations are put in …

Automotive Industry

Best note-taking apps

Think about the number of notes you take on a daily or weekly basis. In everything from listening to podcasts, sitting in meetings, quickly scrawling …

Top 10 - Computer Gadgets You Must Have in 2016

Keyboardio<p>Amazing computer and laptop gadgets you must seein 2016. If you want to improve your PC or Mac productivity , if you’re a gamer or a power …

Why Japanese Telecom Giant SoftBank Could Buy Twitter

Twitter is quickly becoming tech’s billion-dollar hot potato with Salesforce being the last to decline buying the 140-character social media platform. This could open the door for a potential bid from Japan’s Softbank, which has previously stated interest, has money to spend and incentives to …

Social Media

Apple doesn't need to build a car to get what it really wants

Project Titan, the not-so-secret name of Apple's not-so-secret initiative to build a car (probably), is reportedly bleeding staff and shifting …

Auto Industry Cranks Up For More Electric Cars As Hybrids Edge Batteries

The auto industry has convinced itself it needs to produce more electric vehicles, but there’s one more decision to make – should it go for battery only, or plug-in hybrid.<p>At the moment, the future looks to be with plug-in hybrids, with battery-only less favored. Meanwhile Tesla Motors CEO Elon …

Apple is scaling back its autonomous car ambitions and focusing on creating self-driving software

The wheels seem to be coming off Apple’s efforts to build an autonomous car.<p>The tech giant’s widely rumored self-driving car division, reportedly called “Project Titan” internally, is changing focus, unnamed sources familiar with the project told Bloomberg. The news organization reports that Apple …

Automotive Industry

Tiger Woods, Entrepreneur: Inside The Superstar’s New Startup, TGR

Woods gives us an exclusive look at his new brand and explains where his business is heading.<p>Tiger Woods was planning to make his highly-anticipated return to competitive golf this month, after a 14-month break to recover from a back injury. At the eleventh hour, he dropped out from last week’s …