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Will 2017 Be the Year of the Electric Car?

Increasing sales, competitive operating costs, improved range--and a startup that can make it happen.<p>Every successful technology, product, or service has a tipping point. Many signs indicate that 2017 will be the tipping point for electric cars. Here's why, and a startup that can make it …

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Geeky Stuffs: The History and Future of Driverless Cars (Infographic)

The future of motoring is driverless and research by MoneySupermarket suggests that it might be closer to becoming reality than is generally realised.<p>…

Driverless car steering a course to road readiness

Researchers at Carnegie Melon University are putting the finishing touches on their version of a driverless car that, they say, lays the groundwork for computers to replace humans in the driver seat within a decade. (June 2013) Newslook

Driverless Cars A Threat To Personal Privacy?

Will drivers really be okay with Google tracking everywhere they go in their self-driving car?<p>Doug Mataconis · Monday, May 13, 2013 · 28 …

Driverless cars, pilotless planes … will there be jobs left for a human being?

Suddenly a robotised, automated economic reality is moving off the science fiction pages and into daily life. The growing use of unmanned battlefield …

Debates

Representing the sides<p>Moderator<p>Lena Schipper, The Economist<p>Lena Schipper is Seoul bureau chief for <i>The Economist</i>. Previous to this role she worked as …

Driverless Cars -- Part 4: How Google Wins

<i>Part Four of a Seven-Part Series</i><p>Driverless cars have the potential to save millions of lives and throw trillions of dollars in existing revenue up for grabs while sending a tsunami of business disruption across multiple industries.<p>But, what advantage does Google have over traditional car makers, …

Google's Trillion-Dollar Driverless Car -- Part 3: Sooner Than You Think

<i>Part Three of a Seven-Part Series</i><p>In 2008, a state-of-the-art driverless car could go two blocks on its own on a closed course at 25mph. By 2012, the driverless car could operate in real-world conditions at 75mph.<p>Such rapid progress offers great hope that the tremendous benefits in safety and …

Driverless Car Ripple Effects -- As Far As The Eye Can See (Part 2)

While Part 1 of this series laid out the significant benefits in safety and savings that could come from a driverless car, there is an old saying: One man’s savings are another man’s lost revenue.<p>The fact is that a driverless car would slash hundreds of billions of dollars of annual revenue, or …

Fasten Your Seatbelts: Google's Driverless Car Is Worth Trillions (Part 1)

Much of the reporting about Google’s driverless car has mistakenly focused on its science-fiction feel. While the car is certainly cool—just watch the video below about a 95%-blind man running errands—the gee-whiz focus suggests that it is just a high-tech dalliance by a couple of brash young …

How GE Uses Data Visualization to Tell Complex Stories

<i>GE, perhaps more than any other major company, is dedicated to the use of data visualization as a key part of its marketing and communications efforts. Stemming from our Insight Center on visualizing data, I spoke with Linda Boff, GE’s executive director of global brand marketing, about the</i> …

Lousy PowerPoint presentations: The fault of PP users?

The common defense of bad PowerPoint presentations is that they are the "fault of the user,<br>not the tool."<p>This point raised by PP advocates in fact …

Cities and their millionaires

<b>Which city has the most millionaires?</b><p>MORE millionaires live in Tokyo than in any other city, according to a new report from WealthInsight, a …