Raul Aranguiz

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Tim Cook suggests Apple is building autonomous systems for more than cars

But he won’t say what<p>It’s an open secret that Apple is working on autonomous driving systems — the company seems to have even put self-driving vehicles on the road. But now Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted that the company’s AI work is meant for more than just autonomous cars.<p>“[Autonomous] systems can …

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 …

Alternative Fuel

Here’s a closer look at Apple’s secret self-driving car

That’s one top-heavy SUV<p>A new video of what would appear to be one of Apple’s “Project Titan” self-driving cars was posted to Twitter last night, and it looks much different than it did the last time we saw it. The car appears to be outfitted with standard third-party sensors and hardware, …

Autonomous Cars

Daimler aims to bring its self-driving snowplows to airports

Hardly a day goes by now without self-driving cars tootling into news reports, and we’re hearing more and more about self-driving buses and trucks, …

Police Hoverbikes Will Soon Fly Over Traffic at 45 MPH

Being airborne would certainly be helpful in law enforcement, allowing police officers to sniff out crime from a convenient vantage point. That’s …

Drones

Eat our dust, Elon Musk. Virgin’s Hyperloop One sets crazy new speed record

Virgin’s Hyperloop One has set a new speed record with its hyperloop pod transportation system, leaving Elon Musk’s efforts to this point in the dust.<p>…

Motoring myths: what ‘black boxes’ reveal about our driving habits

Billions of miles have been driven on Britain’s roads this decade in cars fitted with “telematics” boxes recording every detail of a driver’s behaviour – whether they are speeding on a 30mph urban road, how they are cornering on a country road, and how they are braking or accelerating on a motorway.<p>…

Top Trends That Will Change the IT Industry in Coming Years

Intelligent apps are now becoming the norm as they are making it extremely easier for people to manage their day to day activities without any hassle<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>“The …

Artificial Intelligence

Truckers embrace real-time monitoring to cut costs | Financial Times

Telematics has shaken off early concerns that it would be used mainly by overzealous fleet managers or insurance companies. Instead, the technology, …

Telematics: Poised for strong global growth

An expanding array of telematics devices and services, combined with focused government mandates, will help the technology break into the</b> …

A self-driving car in every driveway? Solid-state lidar is the key

Ever noticed how self-driving cars end up wearing some weird hats?<p>The earliest self-driving military trucks looked like they had spinning coffee cans …

How to build the largest optical telescope ever created

Scientists from around the globe are working together to build the largest ever 'eye' through which we can observe the finer details of the Universe.<p>The 'Very Large Telescope' (VLT) in Chile is currently considered to be the most advanced optical telescope on Earth.<p>But less than 25km away, a new …

Universe

Nissan and DeNA will begin testing a self-driving taxi service in Japan next month

Nissan Motor and DeNA announced today that field tests of Easy Ride, the self-driving taxi service they developed together, will begin next month in Japan. This means that Nissan and DeNA now rank among Uber, Lyft, GM, Didi Chuxing and other companies pioneering self-driving taxi pilots, with the …

Amazon is using big data to dominate the competition

Could the Instant Pot be a harbinger of <b>Bed Bath & Beyond</b>'s doom? The insanely popular pressure cooker is driving <b>Amazon.com</b>'s growth in the housewares segment, and the online retailer's ability to map consumer buying habits gives it a competitive edge that could make it unrivaled in the …

eCommerce

The 10 most expensive cities to live in around the world in 2018

The world's most expensive cities to live in have been revealed in a major survey of almost 300 population hubs.<p>The destinations are named in the 14th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: 2018.<p>It analysed 293 metropolitan housing markets in nine countries — Australia, …

San Francisco

Rupert Murdoch calls for Facebook and Google to subsidize the news business

An extraordinary demand from a publishing powerhouse<p>Rupert Murdoch, the executive chairman of publishing empire News Corporation, issued a statement today proposing a new licensing deal between media organizations and platform-owning tech companies. His goal: get entities like Facebook and Google …

The best smart locks you can buy

The lock on your front door probably isn’t the flashiest aspect of your house. In fact, you probably use it every day without paying much attention …

Amazon Go: convenience and concern at new checkout-free corner shop

All around me in this Seattle corner shop, people are grabbing items off the shelves, shoving them into bags or pockets, and bolting for the door. It would feel like well-mannered looting if not for the hi-tech gates where shoppers have to swipe in with their smartphones.<p>This is the first day that …

eCommerce

Inside Amazon’s surveillance-powered, no-checkout convenience store

By now many have heard of Amazon’s most audacious attempt to shake up the retail world, the cashless, cashierless Go store. Walk in, grab what you want, and walk out. I got a chance to do just that recently, as well as pick the brain of one of its chief architects. (The store, in downtown Seattle, …

In an Unexpected Move, Amazon Just Made Its Biggest Announcement Since Acquiring Whole Foods

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. And there definitely aren't any lines.<p>At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your …

Nuevo automóvil oficial del Ministerio de Energía es eléctrico

En el marco de la agenda del Gobierno por avanzar en materia de electromovilidad y transporte sustentable, esta tarde se hizo la entrega oficial del …

A programmer figured out how to automate his job and work 2 hours a week -- but he's not sure it's ethical

This anonymous programmer said he was starting to feel guilty about how he quietly turned his whole job into less than two hours of work a week by writing a bunch of scripts.<p>All the work he was hired to do is getting done, but he works from home and hasn't told his boss about the scripts. He …

Why do we like robots more when they mess up?

Probably because we expect technology to be perfect, and it’s reassuring when it isn’t<p>You might have seen the GIF above floating round the ‘net recently. It comes from a recent TED talk given by Boston Dynamics, and shows the company’s latest bipedal Atlas robots failing — delightfully — to perform …

Cummins Aeon concept beats Tesla to the all-electric semi punch

The new Class 7 Urban Hauler EV, also known as the Aeos, eschews the usual diesel engine for a 140-kWh battery pack and electric motors. That means …

Sierra Nevada Dream Chaser Spaceplane Makes Important Flight Test

The mini shuttle is designed to haul cargo to the ISS and eventually fly a crew of astronauts into Earth orbit.<p>Sierra Nevada is developing a spaceplane called the Dream Chaser that's designed to launch on top of a rocket, soar into low-Earth orbit where it will deliver cargo to the International …

How Geotab Got To Hosting 10,000 Customers - Geotab Blog

It takes a big team effort to build a highly scalable telematics platform. Everything from system architecture, implementation, security, …

GM aims to put 300 more self-driving Chevy Bolts on the road

General Motors and its San Francisco-based autonomous vehicles division Cruise have made it clear they plan to put an autonomous taxi fleet on the road as fast as possible. Earlier this year, rumors from both the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> and <i>Reuters</i> claimed GM's project with Lyft could start in a test …

San Francisco

High tech on the high seas: Carnival cruises' smart makeover

I feel suddenly small as I walk down the gangplank into the dry-docked Regal Princess, a 142,000-ton technological experiment from cruise company Carnival.<p>Start by imagining a smart home, decked out with sophisticated tech and sensors. But instead of a residence for a few people, it can handle …

Self-driving cars will be much safer but a nightmare to insure

Nearly every automaker is rushing to cram autonomous features into their cars: self parking, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keeping assist all take control of the vehicle from the driver, acting as baby steps toward full autonomy.<p>But the technology that enables this semi-autonomy is expensive, …

Mercedes' new all-electric concept car shows just how serious the company is about taking on Tesla

On Monday, Daimler, the automaker's parent company, said that Mercedes will sell electrified versions of all of its models by 2022. And on Tuesday, the company showcased an all-electric concept car, dubbed the Mercedes Concept EQA, that hints at what its future electric compact cars might look like.<p>…

Electric Vehicles