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Fahrbericht Jaguar I-Pace

Es gibt eine Kategorie von Fahrzeugen, die wir eigentlich gar nicht testen brauchen, weil ihre Interessenten sie blind vorbestellen. Dazu gehören …

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George Hotz is on a hacker crusade against the ‘scam’ of self-driving cars

From hacking iPhones to hacking Honda Civics<p>Self-driving cars are a scam,” says George Hotz, the 28-year-old CEO of Comma.ai who rose to fame under his “geohot” hacker alias when just a teenager. We are sitting at the headquarters of his self-driving startup: a gorgeous, two-story California-style …

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StreetScooter – E-Mobilität für alle

WORK Box<p>Batterie: 20 kWh Li-ion<br>• Höchstgeschwindigkeit: 85 km/h<br>• Gesamtzuladung: 720 kg<br>• Reichweite: 113 km (NEFZ)<br>• Preis 42.780,50 €*<p>Batterie: 40 kWh …

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VW announces new all-electric car-sharing platform ‘WE’ to launch next year

With the decline in car ownership for young people and the increased interest in all-electric vehicles, VW is announcing a new all-electric car-sharing platform called ‘WE’ that will launch next year.<p>The news was announced by the Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, Jürgen Stackmann, at an …

Carsharing

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Quick Spin Review | The saddest way to spend $25,000

It sure does have a stellar turning radius<p>I went into my weeklong loan of the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive expecting to dislike it. Seven days later, I didn't find anything that had changed my mind. But before I get into all the reasons you shouldn't buy an electric Smart, I think it's only fair …

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Baidu will deploy its self-driving buses in Japan

Baidu has started mass-producing its Level 4 autonomous mini-buses with the intention of deploying them not just in China, but also in other countries. Their first destination outside of China? Japan. The Chinese tech giant has teamed up with Softbank subsidiary SB Drive to launch a self-driving …

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Here’s the fake noise the Jaguar I-Pace makes when you hit the throttle

Warp speed ahead into a world where artificial noise is becoming the norm<p>Jaguar’s first all-electric car, the I-Pace, will go on sale a little later this year. But thanks to <i>Roadshow</i>, which is among the press currently attending a “first drive” junket for the I-Pace in Portugal, we now know what the …

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How a Chinese city turned all its 16,000 buses electric

Shenzhen is the poster child for China’s massive push to electrify its buses<p>U.S. cities have started to show some enthusiasm for electric buses. New York City is trialing electric models as part of a larger bid to reduce emissions. And last month, Los Angeles announced it will spend $36.1 million …

Kia Niro EV revealed in production form with ambitious range promises

Kia’s new electric crossover could have bigger range than Chevy Bolt<p>Back at CES in January, Kia teased an upcoming Niro EV crossover that boasted a Chevrolet Bolt-rivaling 238 miles of range. While that concept also had 5G connectivity and a new infotainment system with gesture controls that didn’t …

Scooters could solve a big urban mobility issue—if startups listen

Kids and seniors know that scooters are the future<p>For me, the scooter revolution occurred late last year. This was long before Bird invaded Santa Monica, Spin flooded the Bay Area, or Lime was unleashed upon San Diego. It was when my three-year-old first blazed by me on her kick scooter, leaving me …

Coradia iLint: Alstoms Brennstoffzellenzug ist "erschreckend unspektakulär"

Ein Nahverkehrszug mit Elektroantrieb ist eigentlich keine Erwähnung wert, dieser jedoch schon: Der vom französischen Konzern Alstom entwickelte …

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Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry's 'arrogance'

Future of dockless bicycles under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand<p>At first glance the photos vaguely resemble a painting. On closer inspection it might be a giant sculpture or some other art project. But in reality it is a mangled pile of bicycles covering an …

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ÖBB Nightjet 470 in der Praxis: Ein bisschen Strom, ein bisschen Internet, ein bisschen Ruhe

Seit die Deutsche Bahn die Nachtzüge wegen angeblich mangelnder Rentabilität aufgegeben hat, ist der Nachtverkehr hierzulande weitgehend in …

Deutsche Bahn

Virgin Hyperloop One releases video of full-scale working pod prototype in test tube track

Virgin Hyperloop One, previously known as Hyperloop One before they secured a new investment from Richard Branson’s Virgin, is still pushing to bring its hyperloop system to market and they released a full-scale working pod prototype in their test tube track.<p>Last year, the company claimed that they …

High-speed Rail

Frischzellenkur: Batterie-Aufarbeitung bei Nissan

Zu viel Materialverbrauch und zu wenig Dauerhaltbarkeit: Nissan setzt der Kritik an der Batterie des Elektroautos mit der Aufarbeitung gebrauchter …

Flix in die USA

Mit einem Marktanteil von 94 Prozent in Deutschland macht sich Flixbus auf den Weg in die USA<p>Das Münchener Fernbusunternehmen Flixbus Mobility hat …

Fernzug-Premiere für Flixbus – "Flixtrain" soll jährlich 500.000 Reisende anlocken

Der "Flixtrain" des Fernbusunternehmen ist auf seine erste Reise gegangen. Mit leichter Verspätung erreichte er sein Ziel Köln.<p>Der "Flixtrain" ist am …

IBM’s Watson Assistant lets any company build Alexa-like voice interfaces

You get a voice assistant, and you get a voice assistant, and you...<p>IBM is today launching Watson Assistant, a new service aimed at companies looking to build voice-activated virtual assistants for their own products. Want your hotel’s rooms to remember a guest’s preferences for air-con? Or your …

Toyota halts its self-driving car testing in wake of Uber crash

‘We feel the incident may have an emotional effect on our test drivers’<p>Toyota halted the testing of its autonomous vehicles on public roads in the US in the wake of a deadly crash involving a self-driving Uber in Arizona Sunday night. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the Japanese auto giant said it would …

Apple now has more self-driving test vehicles in California than Waymo

The company has registered 18 new vehicles since January<p>Apple has nearly doubled the number of self-driving cars in its California test fleet, according to new figures obtained by the <i>Financial Times</i>. The company currently has 45 autonomous test vehicles registered with the state’s Department of …

Polizei zum ersten Todesfall mit autonomem Auto: Unfall war schwer zu verhindern

Ein Roboterwagen von Uber hat in den USA eine Fußgängerin getötet. Da dieser Unfall den Weg der Autobranche zu selbstfahrenden Autos stark …

Uber halts self-driving tests after pedestrian killed in Arizona

A woman was killed Sunday night in Tempe<p>A female pedestrian was killed after being struck by an autonomous Uber vehicle in Arizona, according to ABC 15. In response, Uber has pulled all of its self-driving cars from public roads in the state as well as in the cities of San Francisco, Toronto, and …

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Japan reveals a ‘Supreme’ version of its bullet train

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BMW i4 soll in München gebaut werden, nur wann, ist ungewiss

<i>BMW</i> hat auf dem Genfer Autosalon den <b>i4</b> angekündigt, welcher basierend auf dem bereits im Vorjahr gezeigten Concept-Car, dem <i>BMW i Vision Dynamics</i> …

Intruders 'borrowed' Tesla's public cloud for cryptocurrency mining (updated)

Tesla isn't immune to the plague of cryptocurrency mining hijacks, it seems. Security researchers at RedLock have reported that intruders gained access to Tesla's Kubernetes console (where it deploys and manages containerized apps) without needing a password, exposing the EV brand's login …

Tesla’s Model 3 is a much more surprising car than you might think

A much more surprising car than you might think<p>Tesla’s Model 3 is the company’s long-anticipated move into mainstream cars, and it’s been slowly reaching customers since last fall. I’ve been eager to drive one for a while now, and I finally got the chance earlier this week when Tesla lent us a …

Watch this self-driving car navigate the snowy streets of Moscow

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