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How Ford Is Thinking About the Future

Everyone’s talking about a future in which vehicles are shared rather than owned, autonomous rather than driven, and where car companies make large shares of their profits on digital “mobility services.” But if you are the Ford Motor Company and face the prospect of investing billions in new …

Innovation

The Battery Boost We've Been Waiting for Is Getting Close

The batteries that power our modern world—from phones to drones to electric cars—will soon experience something not heard of in years: Their capacity to store electricity will jump by double-digit percentages, according to researchers, developers and manufacturers.<p>The next wave of batteries, long …

10 Commandments for Making Future Cities More Livable

The term "livable city" has been kicking around since the 1980s, but it's never had much of a definition. It's clearly a good thing for attracting …

What Amazon Does to Poor Cities

The debate over Amazon’s HQ2 obscures the company’s rapid expansion of warehouses in low-income areas.<p>SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.—This community was still reeling from the recession in 2012 when it got a piece of what seemed like good news. Amazon, the global internet retailer, was opening a massive …

Los Angeles

Say Goodbye to Garages as Developers Imagine a Driverless Future

Developers are starting to build parking garages that can be converted to office space or apartments down the road<p>Mass adoption of driverless cars is still years away, but architects, developers and planners already are designing new projects with autonomous vehicles in mind.<p>Developers are starting …

Autonomous Vehicle

We're Going to Need More Lithium

Starting about two years ago, fears of a lithium shortage almost tripled prices for the metal, to more than $20,000 a ton, in just 10 months. The …

Alternative Fuel

James Dyson's electric car will have driverless elements and be totally self-made

Sir James Dyson has said the company's electric cars will have "some driverless in it" and will be completely self-made, rather than relying on parts …

Mercedes and Bosch want you in a self-driving taxi ASAP

Mercedes parent Daimler has put aside its own project to develop a self-driving car and will now collaborate with automotive supplier Bosch. The two companies plan to deliver fully autonomous "level 5" tech by the "beginning of the next decade," with a focus on city driving and autonomous …

Autonomous Cars

Amazon Flex y la uberización de la logística

Interesante reportaje en Gizmodo, titulado <i>“Amazon’s last mile“</i>, sobre Amazon Flex, un servicio de logística capilar con repartidores a tiempo …

Where Self-Driving Cars Go to Learn

PHOENIX — Three weeks into his new job as Arizona’s governor, Doug Ducey made a move that won over Silicon Valley and paved the way for his state to become a driverless car utopia.<p>It was January 2015 and the Phoenix area was about to host the Super Bowl. Mr. Ducey learned that a local regulator was …

Quantifying the driverless startup boom

Joanna Glasner Contributor<p>Joanna Glasner is a reporter for Crunchbase.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Not a minimalist? Startups will gladly store, manage and deliver your items<br>• The state of the unicorn<p>For driverless car startups, raising capital seems to happen on autopilot. Investors and acquirers …

Patient Zero: Assessing the First Case in a Predicted Autonomy Epidemic - Technologue

Experiencing the 2019 Audi A8's Traffic Jam Pilot feature<p>I’ve finally done it. I’ve been driven in a car that assumed full responsibility for my safety, freeing me to watch TV on the center screen or do nearly anything that leaves my head facing mostly forward and my eyes open. The Audi A8 …

Prepping Self-Driving Cars for the World's Most Chaotic Cities

Self-driving cars are no longer confined to controlled test tracks or even to placid suburban streets—they’re tackling real traffic in US cities such …

Autonomous Cars

Owning a car will soon be a thing of the past

If ours is an age in which no end of institutions and conventions are being disrupted, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the most basic features of everyday life seems under serious threat. If you are fortunate enough to live in a house with a drive, look outside and you will probably see …

General Motors

Mobile phone companies appear to be providing your number and location to anyone who pays

You may remember that last year, Verizon (which owns Oath, which owns TechCrunch) was punished by the FCC for injecting information into its subscribers’ traffic that allowed them to be tracked without their consent. That practice appears to be alive and well despite being disallowed in a ruling …

Driverless Cars Could Turn N.Y.C. Into A City Of Tiny Parks

What cities look like in the age of autonomous cars? For starters, we’ll have a lot more street space.<p>When the driverless car revolution arrives, how will it transform the city–and what can we do to prepare for it now?<p>For the New York-based architecture and urban design firm FXFOWLE, that means …

China's ban on gas-powered cars could cripple the oil market

If China, the world's largest new vehicle market with sales of 28.03 million units last year, were to ban gasoline and diesel vehicles in the market, the impact on petroleum would be huge.<p>But how pervasive is the fossil-fuel ban in global markets key to new vehicle sales and petroleum …

Here’s how self-driving cars could impact your city’s planning

As the future of self-driving cars continues to evolve, many of the largest tech companies, auto industries, and city planners around the world are working to <b>prepare for the impacts that autonomous cars</b> will have across all sectors.<p>Since <b>transportation is a central piece of our society</b>, various …

How A 34-Year-Old Audio Equipment Company Is Leading The Self-Driving Car Revolution

Seconds after David Hall punches in a code, the electronic gate to his waterfront residence swings open. It’s a large compound but not the kind you’d expect from a tech entrepreneur who is as responsible as anyone for ushering in the self-driving-car revolution. Hall, 66, is CEO of Velodyne, the …

Carnegie Mellon University

Cars as feature-phones

When I moved to Silicon Valley from London, in 2014, I bought a second-hand German car from 2009. The dashboard reminds me very much of using a Nokia …

The Artificial Intelligence Revolution: Part 1

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Singularity

Forrester: self-driving to make global economy “unrecognizable” by 2035

Self-driving vehicles will remarkably change the global economy in less than 20 years, heavily impacting government, insurance, media, security, logistics, and the automotive industry.<p>That’s according to a new report by Forrester researchers Laura Koetzle and Carlton A. Doty.<p>Forrester believes that …

The Electric Car Revolution Is Accelerating

Electric cars will outsell fossil-fuel powered vehicles within two decades as battery prices plunge, turning the global auto industry upside down and …

Connected cars: your questions answered

Heard the one about the car that can be controlled from your smartphone? Thanks to the latest technology, it’s very much a reality for 21st-century motorists.<p>We live in an era of unparalleled communication. The latest technology – from smartphones to the internet of things – connects us with the …

Fuel Efficiency

Audi’s New A8 May Drive Itself, But Owners Should Proceed with Caution - MIT Technology Review

Audi’s new luxury A8 sedan is claimed to drive itself in traffic jams at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. People driving the car, however, will be …

Autonomous Vehicle

NYU releases the densest LiDAR dataset ever to help urban development

New York University has made available the densest public LiDAR data set ever collected, via its Center for Urban Science and Progress. The laser scanned data, collected using aerial LiDAR instruments, is about 30 times as dense as a typical data set at a resolution of around 300 points per square …

Rethinking Car Design

Flexible hybrid electronics are showing up in a variety of markets where electronics never existed before.

Toyota launches venture capital fund targeting artificial intelligence startups

Toyota is the latest Fortune 500 company to launch an AI focused venture capital fund. The initial early-stage fund will deploy $100 million and operate as a subsidiary of the Toyota Research Institute. The automaker has strategically positioned itself as an ROI rather than strategic-focused fund — …

A $7 Trillion Passenger Economy Market? Intel Thinks So

Big changes are coming down the pike for trucking, traffic safety, commuting, and the culture of car ownership, Intel asserts.<p><b>Intel</b> (NASDAQ:INTC) …

All the Promises Automakers Have Made About the Future of Cars

If you believe them, there will be a lot of self-driving cars on the road by 2020.<p>Yet another announcement came yesterday: Volvo, the Swedish slash Chinese car company, announced that it will only offer electric or hybrid vehicles by 2019. It was widely hailed as a bold move.<p>Previously, the company …

Automotive Industry