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As reported by Business Insider: The first pieces of a radical plan to bathe Earth with high-speed internet access just launched into space. <br>SpaceX, …

Hyundai’s Hydrogen-Powered, Self-Driving SUV Runs at Level 4 Autonomy

When it comes to the future of clean and safe transportation, all bets seem to be on electric autonomous vehicles. These combine two of today’s most …

FCC Looks to Approve SpaceX’s Satellite Internet Plan

As reported by TechCrunch: SpaceX is planning to send up a pair of its own satellites in this weekend’s launch, in order to test a proposed …

A Triumphant First Launch for Elon Musk's Giant Rocket: The Falcon Heavy

As reported by The Atlantic: CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.—Seven years ago, the Falcon Heavy was a model rocket, sitting on a table in a conference room in …

Ford Wants to Patent a Driverless Police Car that Ambushes Lawbreakers using AI

As reported by The Washington Post: Imagine a police car that issues tickets without even pulling you over. <br>What if the same car could use artificial …

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Wants to Build a Second Giant Tunnel Under LA

As reported by Futurism: On Monday night, Elon Musk’s Boring Company presented a new plan to the Culver City city council. The company wants to build …

A Tesla Semi Prototype Spotted in California is Swift, Sleek, and Silent

As reported by Futurism: <b>Swift and Silent</b> - Tesla’s electric semi-truck is not only more environmentally friendly than its competitors, but it is also …

Norway Is Aiming for All of Its Short Flights to be Electric by 2040

As reported by Futurism: Every time an airplane rises into the sky, something else also rises: the amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Air …

Future Cars Might Be Mirrorless, Using Cameras and AI Tech To Navigate Instead

As reported by Futurism: Self-driving cars are already asking people to put AI systems in control of their vehicles. Now, Mitsubishi wants to rid its …

Boeing's Prototype Cargo Drone can Haul 500-Pound Loads

As reported by Engadget: In the future, autonomy won't just mean you can relax in the passenger seat on your drive home from work. Driverless …

Toyota’s New Self-Driving Car Can ‘See’ up to 200 Meters in Every Direction

As reported by The Verge: Toyota Research Institute, the Silicon Valley-based arm of the biggest carmaker in the world, just unveiled the latest …

A Fully Solar-Powered Car May Be Hitting the Road by 2019

As reported by Futurism: Lightyear One, a car whose ability to use solar power has been thought of as an impossible feat, just won a Climate Change …

Here Are All the Companies Buying Tesla’s Electric Semi Truck

As reported by Futurism: Tesla is now taking Semi pre-orders from some European countries, as Norwegian food distribution company Asko has ordered 10 …

China's Shenzhen City Electrifies all 16,359 of its Public Buses

As reported by Engadget: If you ever see anyone crowing about how nobody's taking the initiative on sustainable transport, point them in the …

An Electric Pickup Truck Will Be Tesla’s Top Priority After the Model Y

As reported by Futurism: Elon Musk has once again promised that Tesla will bring an electric pickup truck to market. Apparently, the automaker plans …

This Cartographer’s Deep Dive into Google Maps is Fascinating

As reported by The Verge: Most people who use Google Maps do so without much attention to detail. We just need the directions, the right subway …

Elon Musk Shows Off the Tesla Roadster that SpaceX will Send Beyond Mars

As reported by The Verge: Weeks after announcing that he plans to send an original Tesla Roadster to space atop a Falcon Heavy rocket, Elon Musk has …

Elon Musk Shows Off SpaceX’s Almost Fully-Assembled Falcon Heavy Rocket

As reported by The Verge: Elon Musk has tweeted out photos of SpaceX’s almost fully assembled Falcon Heavy rocket in Cape Canaveral, Florida — the …

To Save Lives, Self-Driving Cars Must Become the Ultimate Defensive Drivers

As reported by Futurism: In early November, a self-driving shuttle and a delivery truck collided in Las Vegas. The event, in which no one was injured …

Insurance Companies Are Now Offering Discounts if You Let Your Tesla Drive Itself

As reported by Futurism: While accidents have happened, one of the most appealing things about autonomous vehicles is their capacity to make our …

SpaceX will use the first Falcon Heavy to send a Tesla Roadster to Mars, Elon Musk says

As reported by The Verge: Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the first flight of his …

US Supreme Court Considers if Your Privacy Rights Include Location Data

As reported by Engadget: With all the attention focused on the FCC's upcoming vote to dismantle net neutrality protections, it's easy to have missed …

Velodyne’s Latest LIDAR lets Driverless Cars Handle High-Speed Situations

As reported by The Verge: Self-driving cars from Alphabet’s Waymo are currently cruising the streets of suburban Arizona, navigating around with no …

Elon Musk Reveals New Details About Tesla Roadster

As reported by Futurism: In a surprise move at the official launch of the Tesla electric semi on Nov. 17, Elon Musk unveiled the new Tesla Roadster. …

What Does Tesla's Automated Truck Mean for Truckers?

As reported by Wired: On Thursday night, Elon Musk rolled out Tesla's biggest gizmo yet: a fully electric semitruck. The Semi can go <b>a whopping 500</b> …

Honda’s Connected Cars will Communicate Over 5G

As reported by Engadget: When it's not busy making billion-dollar acquisitions to expand its roboticsline-up, Japanese mobile carrier SoftBank is …

A US Freeway May Get Self-Driving Car and Truck Lanes Thanks to Foxconn

As reported by Engadget: Wisconsin highway planners are studying the possibility of placing driverless vehicle lanes on I-94 to serve Foxconn's mega …

Embark's Semi-Autonomous Trucks are Hauling Frigidaire Appliances

As reported by Engadget: Last year, Otto made a 120-mile beer run. Now Frigidaire and Ryder have partnered with autonomous trucking company Embark to …

UPS is Converting Diesel Trucks to Electric for NYC Deliveries

As reported by Engadget: UPS is investing more seriously in electric vehicles, testing out new EV delivery vans in California and snagging some of …