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By Miikka Leinonen | Transformation of transportation. How immaterialization is shaking the industry and the way we move.

10 Ways Machine Learning Is Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning makes it possible to discover patterns in supply chain data by relying on algorithms that quickly pinpoint the most influential factors to a supply networks’ success, while constantly learning in the process.<p>Discovering new patterns in supply chain data has the …

Machine Learning

Apple Car Makes Its Debut, But Don’t Expect To See Too Many On The Road

The "Apple car" project has turned into outfitting a Volkswagen van with self-driving capabilities to be used as a company employee shuttle.<p>Apple …

Autonomous Cars

The CEO of the world's largest car company flexes on Tesla, touts best-selling electric cars, and says range anxiety is no longer an issue

Carlos Ghosn, the man who leads the world's largest car company, says people no longer care about range anxiety with electric cars, they just need to be less expensive.<p>Ghosn made the comments during a news conference in Hong Kong this week, where he also argued that autonomous-driving technology …

Amazon will now deliver packages to the trunk of your car

New service in collaboration with GM and Volvo will launch in 37 cities in the US<p>Last year, Amazon asked for permission to unlock your front door so it could leave packages inside your home, and a certain number of extremely trusting Amazon Prime subscribers (Amazon won’t say how many) said okay. …

Ford's self-driving car network will launch 'at scale' in 2021

Ford hasn't been shy about its plans for a self-driving car network in 2021, including its hopes of fielding a purpose-built vehicle that year. However, there have been questions about the size -- will this be like the services we've seen so far, where one city gets a limited taste of the …

Forces of Change: The Future of Mobility

The entire way people and goods travel from point A to point B is changing, spurred by a series of converging technological and social trends. The result is the emergence of a new ecosystem of mobility that could offer faster, cheaper, cleaner, safer, more efficient, and more customized travel. …

Data Mining

'The most significant development since the safety belt'

<b>Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.</b><p>It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever …

Escape From Hell: You Will Never Have to Land in a Hub Airport Again

The worst idea ever inflicted on air travelers is doomed—by a disruptive new wave of jets and airlines. And it’s about time.<p>Hub airports are, …

Porsche launches subscription pilot in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Porsche is launching a subscription vehicle service for drivers in metro Atlanta.<p>Porsche Passport will give members flexible access to …

Nvidia says its new supercomputer will enable the highest level of automated driving

No steering wheels, no pedals, no mirrors<p>Nvidia, one of the world’s best known manufacturers of computer graphics cards, announced a new, more powerful computing platform for use in autonomous vehicles. The company claims its new system, codenamed Pegasus, can be used to power Level 5, fully …

Flexport’s epic plan to build a freight empire with its $110M raise

“We’re actually out here trying to create value, not just give venture capital money away” says Flexport CEO Ryan Petersen. “It’s counterintuitive. The more the business works, the more cash it needs.”<p>That’s because Flexport doesn’t ship bits, it ships atoms. Lots of them. Flexport is a freight …

Baidu announces $1.5B fund to back self-driving car startups

Baidu is putting some serious cash behind its self-driving car push after it announced a $1.5 billion fund that’s focused on backing autonomous driving tech companies.<p>The Chinese giant, best known for its internet search service and AI technology, has prioritized autonomous vehicles in a major way …

More than 600,000 Londoners sign petition to save Uber

More than 600,000 people have signed a petition calling for Transport for London to reverse its decision to strip Uber of its licence in the capital, which the company’s chief executive suggested could delay the rollout of electric vehicles and wheelchair-accessible transport.<p>The <i>Observer</i> also …

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Five billion-dollar businesses for the driverless future

Massive opportunities in urban transportation are emerging as the industry transitions from per-vehicle to per-mile economics<p>Growing up, I dreamed of owning cars I would be proud to wax, polish, and cruise around my neighborhood. Today, I dread the prospect of being weighed down by a rapidly …

The 'Tesla of buses' just set a range record that could spell the end for diesel buses

Proterra said its new long-range version of its Catalyst E2 bus drove 1,101.2 miles on a single charge at the Navistar Proving Grounds in New Carlisle, Indiana. The record-breaking test shows battery tech has come a long way in allowing heavy-duty vehicles to seriously compete with their …

German Auto Giants Face an Existential Challenge

BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have been struggling to adapt to the advent of the electric car, held back by conservatism and internal challenges. Now, …

The race for autonomous cars is over. Silicon Valley lost.

Up until very recently the talk in Silicon Valley was about how the tech industry was going to broom Detroit into the dustbin of history. Companies …

Autonomous Cars

Forget Autonomous Cars—Autonomous Ships Are Almost Here

It’s midnight on the North Atlantic, where a massive container ship receives the latest weather report. There’s a nasty storm brewing ahead. Quietly, …

Self-Driving Cars Will Soon Be Everywhere—But You May Not Own One

Even as the capabilities of self-driving cars continue to evolve, it is not a given that consumers will choose to buy one. What is equally likely is …

Airbus CEO sees 'flying car' prototype ready by end of year | Reuters

MUNICH (Reuters) - Airbus Group plans to test a prototype for a self-piloted flying car as a way of avoiding gridlock on city roads by the end of the year, the aerospace group’s chief executive said on Monday.<p>Airbus Group Chief Executive Tom Enders speaks during a news conference on the aerospace …

Robotic Exoskeletons Are the New Wheelchairs

Exoskeletons are wearable robots designed to move or strengthen limbs. Already, lower-body models help paralysis patients in clinics around the …

Is Toyota’s Tron Lightcycle-Like I-Road The Future Of Urban Car Sharing?

This experimental electric vehicle merges autos and motorcycles into a new, strange beast.<p>What may be the next big thing in the global ride-sharing movement is already tooling around on the streets of Grenoble, France.<p>There, you’ll find a curious-looking three-wheeled vehicle (two in the front, one …

Daimler announces $11 billion investment in electric vehicles

Daimler has been fleshing out its electric vehicle strategy over the last year and a big part of it came to life in Paris earlier this year with the …

Fresh evidence suggests Tesla is working on augmented reality for future cars

Tesla has always been looking to change the status quo of how humans interact with cars. In favor of dials, it chose touchscreens; with any luck, it …

Acura's Precision Cockpit fuses AI and Android in your auto

Digital dials are great and all, but why not turn things up a notch? That's exactly what Acura is doing with its Precision Cockpit, unveiled at the LA Auto Show today. More than just an in-car infotainment system, the concept includes cabin elements borrowed from the NSX (such as the seats and the …

Artificial Intelligence

Tesla has now 1.3 billion miles of Autopilot data going into its new self-driving program

As new vehicles are coming off the assembly in Fremont right now, Tesla is making the transition from its first generation Autopilot hardware to its second generation hardware in order to gradually enable level 3 and 4 autonomous driving, and eventually fully self-driving capability, according to …

How to Design the Perfect City Intersection | WIRED

• Author: Tim De Chant. Tim De Chant personal frontiers Design<br>• Date of Publication: 10.28.16. 10.28.16<br>• Time of Publication: 11:00 am. 11:00 am<p>16 Ways to …

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Comment on Teslas Are Teaching Each Other How to Drive Better Than You by scampbell123456

Just like vehicles will share driving expertise via the cloud, I propose more generalize multicore consciousness to be shared in AI systems ranging …

Could driverless cars own themselves?

<b>Forget buying an electric-powered Tesla, sharing a Zipcar or hiring an Uber - the most disruptive force in getting from A to B on four wheels could be cars that own themselves.</b><p>Emancipated automobiles sounds like a crazy concept. But the man advocating the idea goes further: he thinks they'll have …