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Supersonic Bloodhound car in 200mph tests ahead of land speed record attempt

Peering through a windscreen no wider than a letterbox RAF Wing Commander Andy Green puts his foot down and goes from nought to 210 mph over 1.7 miles, in less time than it takes the average person to walk 10 yards.<p>Eight seconds later it’s all over, the first test run carried out by Bloodhound SSC …

Lexus LS+ Concept previews automated driving technology for 2020

The LS+ also shows of the direction of Lexus design.The newest iteration of the Lexus luxury flagship, the 2018 LS, is on the stand at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show, but it is also joined by a high-tech version. The Lexus LS+ is a concept that represents a lofty goal: to eventually eliminate traffic …

Honda made a very cute self-driving cooler

Tech and coolers don’t always mix, as evidenced by the fiasco surrounding the successful-then-disastrous Coolest Cooler Kickstarter campaign. Honda is all out to change that at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, however: behold the Honda RoboCas Concept.<p>What is the Honda RoboCas Concept? Well. Honda …

Auto Shows

Assessing the threat the Reaper botnet poses to the Internet—what we know now

Whatever the threat posed by the new IoT botnet, a worse one has lurked for months.<p>Eight days have passed since researchers first warned of a new, …

Bots

The rise of artificial intelligence could spark a worker rebellion

The rise of artificial intelligence threatens to eliminate jobs once considered impossible to automate.<p>One series of papers by Oxford researchers ranks jobs by their estimated susceptibility to automation. Among those most rated likely to vanish - because they involve work that AI can increasingly …

Artificial Intelligence

Using this robot gives you monstrously powerful mech arms

What has two seven-foot arms and can bench press 1,000 lbs of radioactive waste? This guy: the Guardian GT. It’s the creation of robotics company Sarcos, and is, frankly, one of the best bots we’ve seen so far in 2017. It’s been under development for years but is now available for customers to …

Toyota will test autonomous cars at California’s GoMentum station

Toyota’s Research Institute will test its autonomous vehicle tech at GoMentum Station, a 5,000 acre proving ground for self-driving vehicle tech located in Concord, California. The proving ground will allow TRI to test out both its ‘Guardian’ and its ‘Chauffeur’ autonomous driving systems, which …

Autonomous Vehicle