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Why Self-Driving Car Companies Are Eyeing This Remote Driving Startup

Six months ago, remote driving startup Phantom Auto was just a fleck in a crowded sea of companies vying for visibility—and customers—in the nascent …

Tesla will "enable full self-driving features" in August. Here's what that actually means.

Have a problem with your vehicle? Maybe a local mechanic can help fix it. If you own a Tesla, though, you tweet company CEO Elon Musk — and if you’re …

Americans Are Falling in Love With Bike Share

Bad news for the cool kids who depend on their sweet fixies for cultural cachet: Cycling has hit the mainstream. According to a report just released …

Tragic fatal crash in Tesla Model S goes national because – Tesla

Based on annual statistics, about 500 gas-powered cars caught on fire yesterday and ~100 people died on US roads, but only one car crash is making the national news today: a tragic fatal accident in a Tesla Model S.<p>Local media in Florida reported today that two Fort Lauderdale teens were killed and …

Curtiss Motorcycles unveils Zeus, a crazy powerful dual motor electric motorcycle

Curtiss Motorcycles presented its new dual motor Zeus electric motorcycle concept for the first time publicly this week at the 2018 Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel, California. In addition to winning the attention of the thousands in attendance at the 10th annual meet, the powerful electric …

Doorbraak: Duitse silicium accu met tien keer meer opslagcapaciteit

Onderzoekers van de Universiteit van Kiel werken aan een silicium accu die tien keer meer opslagcapaciteit heeft dan de hedendaagse …

The Revolutionary Giant Ocean Cleanup Machine Is About To Set Sail

Boyan Slat dropped out of school to work on his design for a device that could collect the trillions of pieces of plastic floating in the ocean. After years of work, it’s ready to take its first voyage.<p>On a Wednesday afternoon in a sprawling lot on a former naval air station in Alameda, California, …

Pollution

Elon Musk Shares Tesla Autopilot Video That Shows Incredible Progress

Elon Musk is not standing still. On Sunday, the Tesla CEO shared on his Twitter page coverage about the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot mode, …

Electric bike purchases pulling people from private cars, finds NITC study

A study of nearly 1,800 North Americans using electric bikes has found that a large chunk primarily took to pedal-assist bikes in order to help ditch …

German rider sets electric record for most miles ridden in 24 hours

<b>‘ELECTRIC</b> motorcycles aren’t practical’, ‘the technology is years away’, ‘the charging infrastructure just isn’t there’.<p>A German motorcyclist has …

Self-Driving Truck Loses Its Remote Connection, But Not Its Shot at Milestone Achievement

From his vantage point in a car a few dozen feet in front of a 20,000-pound big rig barreling along a Florida highway without anyone behind its wheel, Stefan Seltz-Axmacher felt like everything was going according to plan.<p>As the founder of self-driving-truck startup Starsky Robotics, he had spent …

Nanomaterial Introduces Zinc-Air Batteries to the EV Party

It seems both the commercial markets and the research community are coming to terms with the idea that the energy density (the amount of energy …

Tesla confirms Autopilot was activated during fatal crash under investigation after reviewing data logs

After a fatal accident involving a Tesla Model X that caught on fire after the crash came under investigation by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) earlier this week, Tesla issued a statement elaborating on the circumstances of the crash, but it couldn’t confirm the use of …

Nissan Leaf 30-kwh battery decline 3 times that of earlier electric cars: study

The Nissan Leaf, at least for the moment, remains the highest-volume electric car produced in history, with more than 300,000 sold.<p>One of the …

Tesla Appears To Be Trying To Mislead Its Customers/Investors Again

It has been a pretty bad couple of weeks for Tesla (TSLA) by any stretch of the imagination. From the fatal Uber (UBER) crash that put a question …

First look at Tesla’s new navigation engine

As promised by Elon Musk earlier this week, Tesla is about to finally release its long-promised new navigation engine, which Musk called ‘light years ahead’ of the current system.<p>Now we take our first look at the new system.<p>It’s a complete overhaul of the system that Tesla has been working on for a …

‘It’s the beginning of the end’ for internal combustion engines, says UPS as it updates its fleet to electric

UPS, which operates one of the largest fleets of vehicles in the world, has several electrification efforts and today, it got quite excited about the prospect of going all-electric as it deployed a new smart-grid technology to support its growing EV fleet in London.<p>So much so that it called it …

Driver of incinerated Tesla dies after violent Highway 101 crash

Tesla Motors through the years<p>Martin Eberhard and Marc Tarpenning<p>Elon Musk<p>Tesla Roadster<p>Tesla Model S<p>Model S fires<p>Tesla Model S<p>Tesla's Fremont factory<p>Tesla's gigafactory<p>Tesla Model S<p>Tesla Model S P85D<p>'Ludicrous' mode<p>Model 3<p>Model S 60<p>Only the charred back half of a Tesla remained intact Friday …

Victim of self-driving Uber accident could be to blame, expert says

PHOENIX — The woman who was hit by a self-driving Uber vehicle this week in Arizona could be blamed for the incident, an expert said.<p>Video released Wednesday of Sunday's accident in Tempe, Ariz., shows the car not appearing to brake or steer away from pedestrian Elaine Herzberg, 49, as she walked …

Autonomous Cars

Volkswagen's Electric-Car Program Is About to Blow Right Past Tesla

VW's electric-vehicle effort is global, comprehensive, and absolutely massive.<p>German auto giant <b>Volkswagen AG</b> (NASDAQOTH:VLKAY) said this past week …

Electric Vehicles

First London Electric Black Cab Delivered To Driver

There might have been a few issues with the route to delivery, but the very first EREV, zero-emission capable London taxi has been delivered to a …

Virgin Hyperloop One unveils the first prototype passenger pod for Dubai

Inching a step closer to becoming a reality, Virgin has revealed the first prototype design of Hyperloop One passenger pod that will be used to …

Sion’s driverless buses take on traffic with new route

Sion’s autonomous buses will have to negotiate regular traffic for the first time as they take on a new route from the rail station to Place du Midi.

6 Areas of Disruption for a More Sustainable Future

The Forum for the Future's report 'Living in Nonlinear Times' outlines massive changes that are just around the corner.<p>These are times when change looks more like a rollercoaster than a steady line on a grid. In its 2018 report on the future of sustainability, the London based non-profit Forum for …

New Word order: Ghanaian teacher uses blackboard to explain software

<b>(CNN) —</b> Richard Appiah Akoto is a Ghanaian teacher who faces a pretty discouraging dilemma.<p>His students need to pass a national exam that includes questions on information and communication technology (ICT) -- but the school hasn't had a computer since 2011.<p>So Akoto had an ingeniously simple idea: …

Electric cars have benefits, but likely won't save you money

Electric cars have a lot of perks: zero emissions, a quiet ride and instant acceleration. But can they save you money? Probably not.<p>Electric car prices are falling, but they still cost more than equivalent gas models because of their expensive batteries. A $7,500 federal tax credit — which survived …

Why Self-Driving Buses, Not Cars, Need to Rule the Roads by 2050

Forget the autonomous car — one expert believes the cities of the future will feature self-driving buses whizzing around. Amos Haggiag, one of the …

If cars are so much smarter, why aren’t they saving us insurance money?

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>New technology makes some cars smarter than their drivers: Automatic braking systems slow or …

Car Insurance

Air-Taxi Startup Has a Working Prototype and a Fresh $100 Million

If you want to see JoeBen Bevirt’s flying car, you have to get in a helicopter. The engineer’s private airfield is nestled in a valley on the …

Electric Pedicabs to become available to hire in London

Electric on-demand pedicabs will soon be seen on London’s crowded roads and cycle routes.<p>The new fleet of power-assisted bikes will be on the roads …

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