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New technique controls autonomous vehicles on a dirt track

A Georgia Institute of Technology research team has devised a novel way to help keep a driverless vehicle under control as it maneuvers at the edge …

Utopian off-grid Regen Village produces all of its own food and energy

James Ehrlich, founder of ReGen Villages, commissioned Danish architectural firm EFFEKT to envision a future where self-sustaining communities could …

One of the top Apple followers is worried that it could turn into BlackBerry

In a blog post, Arment argues that BlackBerry was great at creating phones and dominated the market before Apple released the iPhone.<p>The problem was that the iPhone release didn't just create a better smartphone — it changed what people used them for entirely.<p>BlackBerry was great at creating at a …

BMW Loses Core Development Team of Its i3 and i8 Electric Vehicle Line

Key executives defect to Future Mobility Corp, a Chinese startup backed by Tencent Holdings<p>BERLIN—BMW AG has lost the core development team of its i3 and i8 electric vehicle line to Future Mobility Corp, a Chinese startup backed by Tencent Holdings, as the German premium brand struggles to come up …

Electric Vehicles

Can Other Auto Manufacturers Recreate Tesla’s EV Success?

<b>Published on</b> April 19th, 2016 | <i>by James Ayre</i><p>124<p>Can Other Auto Manufacturers Recreate Tesla’s EV Success?<p>April 19th, 2016 by <b>James Ayre</b><p>Originally …

These 5 battery companies want to take you off the grid

At-home batteries combined with advancements in solar technology have the potential to provide people with a whole new way to store and control the energy used in their home.<p>It's for that reason that an increasing number of companies are working on at-home batteries to change the modern home into a …

Israeli drones are about to take over the world's skies

Take the AirMule from UrbanAero. It could have flown right off the pages of a Batman comic book.<p>Designed to take off and land vertically with up to 1,400 pounds of cargo and zip through the air at over 100mph, this drone is set to transport injured soldiers from urban war zones where standard …

Mirrorless cars a reflection of auto industry's future

From fuel cell vehicles to self-driving cars, new technologies for next-generation autos are gaining traction.<p>In a move likely to accelerate this, …

Cameras

With the Model 3, Tesla is on the verge of something it's never done

Hype around simply seeing the car for the first time has been huge; Tesla shares have undergone a major recovery over the past month, after the stock cratered at the beginning of the year.<p>The company is now trading well above $200 a share after dropping below $150.<p>Share-price volatility is nothing …

A 'Great Wall' of galaxies 1 billion light-years wide may be the largest object ever found

As if staring up at the night sky didn't make us feel small already, astronomers have recently announced the discovery of the BOSS Great Wall, a group of superclusters that span roughly 1 billion light-years across and represents the largest structure ever found in space.<p>The BOSS Great Wall, which …

Buzz Aldrin eyes 2040 for manned Mars mission

Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin is eyeing 2040 for the first manned mission to Mars, noting that the red planet’s moon Phobos could play a vital role for astronauts.<p>“I think that’s a good target date,” the 86-year-old space legend told FoxNews.com. “We should be able to reach there with international …

Tesla Autopilot Outdistances Google Cars

<b>Published on</b> March 15th, 2016 | <i>by Michael Barnard</i><p>10<p>March 15th, 2016 by <b>Michael Barnard</b><p>One of the things that Google continues to brag about is how …

Tesla

Why Facebook is making a map of every building in the world

Facebook is making a map of every human-occupied building on Earth so that one day, people in the most remote areas of the world can also worry about what to do when their mom friends them on Facebook.<p>This new mapping project is part of Facebook's Internet.org Connectivity Lab, a group tasked with …

Social Media

Car-driving AI counts as an official 'driver' say US officials

The artificial intelligence controlling Google's driverless cars is can officially be classed as the "driver," US officials have …

GM is trying to eat Silicon Valley's lunch

It recently made a $500 million investment in Uber's closest competitor, Lyft. It scooped up another ride-hailing competitor in Sidecar, and it launched its own ride-sharing platform called Maven.<p>Now GM is in the business of listing some of its own certified used cars online.<p>The automotive giant on …

'Google overweegt draadloos opladen voor zelfrijdende auto' | NU - Het laatste nieuws het eerst op NU.nl

Google heeft al documenten voor een draadloos laadsysteem voor auto's ingediend bij Amerikaanse telecomwaakhond FCC, meldt <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>.<p>De documenten …

Disruptive trends in the auto industry

A recent study by McKinsey & Co. predicts how technology-driven trends will revolutionize the way industry players respond to changing consumer …

Magazine Execs Mull the Future of Industry

The magazine industry pondered its future in the face of digital media insurgents and popular social media platforms.<p>What is a magazine today? Is it …

Apple never had a shot at rethinking TV.

Ever since a dying Steve Jobs reportedly said he’d finally figured out TV, the tech press has breathlessly anticipated the appearance of the mythical …

Smart TV

The Case for Making Self-Driving Cars Think Like Humans

Car crashes kill more than a million people each year, and roughly 90 percent of them are the result of human error. That's the strongest argument …

How big a deal was Congress extending the renewable energy tax credits? A very, very big deal.

Back in December, Congress did something it rarely does any more these days — struck a series of compromises and passed a bill, specifically a giant $1.8 trillion spending bill.<p>Among many other things, that bill extended the two key federal tax credits that support renewable energy: the production …

Renewable Energy

Technological progress in big data analytics could create Shale 2.0 and bring US oil costs to $5-20 per barrel

The Oil-price collapse was caused by the astonishing, unexpected growth in U.S. shale output, responsible for three-fourths of new global oil supply …

NASA to send 13 tiny satellites into deep space in preparation for manned Mars mission

In NASA’s first Space Launch System testflight, 13 shoebox-sized satellites called CubeSats will be sent into deep space to learn, among other …

Want your kids to be better off than you? Move to a high-density city

Compact cities offer a better chance at upward mobility, according to a new study.<p>Imagine a high-density city, and you probably think of something …

Age of Abundance: How the Content Explosion will Invert the Media Industry

If you read a list of mankind’s most important or influential inventions, there’s not far you could go without coming across those of Thomas Edison. …

Social Marketing

Onfleet Has Powered Over 1 Million On-Demand Deliveries

Onfleet, the company that provides infrastructure for on-demand delivery, recently powered its one millionth delivery. More than half of those deliveries occurred within the last four months, Onfleet CEO Khaled Naim told TechCrunch. Onfleet powers deliveries and logistics for companies like …

startups

Here's What Lyft's Driverless Future Might Look Like

It’ll be customized, rider-focused — and here sooner than you think.<p>It’s the year 2030. You step outside your home onto a street unmarked by traffic lights, street signs, sidewalks, or boundaries between space for pedestrians and space for vehicles. You live in Tahoe; you have a meeting in San …

The State of Digital News, Or 25 Web Sites Captured in 3 Revealing Charts

“What sites do you pay attention to?” I get asked this all the time. Well, I follow lots of them — and for different reasons. Some because of their proud legacy. Others because they disrupted the old guard. Many because they raised a boatload of VC money. A few because they’re media darlings. I’m …

Saudi races to attract investment, create jobs in overhaul

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia is racing to attract more investment and overhaul its economy as low oil prices expose it to urgent domestic …

Consumers value this in-car technology more than driving performance

Cars' infotainment systems are becoming increasingly innovative and elaborate — drivers can navigate to a destination while operating a smartphone hands-free. And drivers' demand for in-car technology powered by the infotainment screen has been growing over the past year. In fact, consumers value …