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ITEC

<b>ITEC 2017 is pleased to announce that Toyota Motor North America will be giving a presentation the evening before the conference.</b><p><b>For more information</b> …

Transportation

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars

It's tricky to test self-driving cars. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of miles under your belt, it's still difficult to account for every possible real-world peril. Researchers think they can fast-track that experience, however. They've developed a sped-up testing process that should …

University of Michigan

New way to test self-driving cars could cut 99.9 percent of validation costs

Mobility researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a new way to test autonomous vehicles that bypasses the billions of miles they would …

Transportation

Running on empty: on the road with Shell Eco-marathon

Could you do 10,000 miles to a gallon? A spoonful of petrol goes a very long way in these fuel-sipping wacky racers<p><b>Price: build your own</b><b><br>Top speed: 50mph</b><b><br>Weight: 70kg</b><b><br>Engine: Honda GX160</b><b><br>MPG: 3,000 plus</b><p>“I hope you don’t suffer from claustrophobia,” smiles Fred. He’s an engineer working with Shell and …

Transportation

Elon Musk's tunnel company just revealed new pictures of its futuristic cars that could travel at high speeds under cities

Elon Musk's Boring company published new images of concept vehicles that could one day be used in its underground tunnels.<p>The electric vehicles were briefly first shown in a video Musk shared in April during a Ted Talk presentation, but in the new images, you can clearly see that these are …

Elon Musk

Don’t call BMW’s futuristic new concept motorbike a scooter

This looks like a scooter, but it’s actually the BMW Motorrad Concept Link, the latest in BMW’s series of exhaustingly named Motorrad concept vehicles, which imagine a not-so distant future in which we all travel around in angular, sci-fi style.<p>The Link offers an electric drive, which makes …

Motorcycles

What Low Oil Prices Really Mean

Since the start of 2016, oil prices have swung between $27 and $42 per barrel, about a quarter of the 2008 peak crude oil price of $145. On February 16, oil ministers from Saudi Arabia, Russia, Qatar, and Venezuela agreed to a tentative deal to freeze their production in an attempt to boost prices. …

Oil

What The Prophets Of Peak Oil Demand Are Missing

One thing is certain: Whenever the oil crash comes, it will be only the beginning. Every year that follows will bring more electric cars to the road, and less demand for oil. Someone will be left holding the barrel.” Joe Romm, <i>ThinkProgress</i>, Oct. 21, 2016“Two fundamental trends are shaping the …

Energy

Ottawa crafting plan to boost use of zero-emission vehicles

The federal government is developing a strategy to get more zero-emission vehicles on Canada’s roads, a process that has sparked a battle between the environmental lobby and the auto industry as each seeks to shape policy.<p>Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and …

Electric Vehicles

The Top 10 Most Expensive Sports Cars in the World

Home > Luxury Lists > The Top 10 Most Expensive Sports Cars in the World<p>When it comes down to men and their toys, cars are the die hard choice for …

Autos

TeslaBot is a new AI assistant from SmartCar for your Tesla Model S or X

Why it matters to you<p>Want to check if your Tesla's doors are locked? Just ask a new Facebook bot to do it for you.<p>The car of the future can not only …

Autos

These two words on an engineer’s LinkedIn page prompt 4-5 emails a week from job recruiters

For college students looking for a lucrative career, it’s clear they should study engineering. Nine out of the 10 highest paid professions are various forms of engineers, with starting salaries reaching as high as $96,000. But the most sought-after of engineers have two additional words on their …

Uber

Forget flying cars and get ready for air taxis

Flying cars are dumb.<p>Yes, the cars in <i>Blade Runner</i>, <i>The 5th Element</i> and <i>Back to the Future</i> are cool, and who wouldn't want to push a button and take to the sky in their Honda Civic? But it's not going to happen any time in the next few decades, if ever. Frankly, the average driver can't be trusted …

Air Traffic Control

Special forces are getting a stealth motorcycle that's silent and deadly

Here comes the dirt bike, beware of the dirt bike.<p>A dirt bike is a tool for getting a person to a place they shouldn't be. Lightweight, made for rough terrain, and fast, motorcycles allow special forces to slip through woods, navigate narrow canyons, sneak through alleyways, or hurtle down …

Special Forces

Tesla’s Model S outsells Mercedes S-Class, Porsche Panamera, and BMW 6/7 Series combined in the US

While Tesla has been increasingly focusing on other markets, like China, where it had some significant success lately, the US remains Tesla’s most important market and where it dominates its segments.<p>Tesla shocked the industry last year when it confirmed having delivered 25,202 Model S sedans in …

Electric Vehicles

Electric Cars Becoming Popular As Grid Gets Greener

• <i>Published:</i> May 24th, 2017<p>KNOXVILLE, TENN. — The amount of heat-trapping pollution that’s released every time Bill Williams drives his electric sedan …

Electric Vehicles

Ford brings back exec from Uber to lead electric and self-driving vehicles

Only a few days after ousting CEO Mark Fields and appointing Jim Hackett, the head of the automaker’s ‘Smart Mobility’ division, as the new head of the company, Ford is again announcing a new global leadership shakeup.<p>The changes include bringing back a longtime Ford electric powertrain engineer …

Electric Vehicles

Eurostar to launch London-Amsterdam high-speed rail link later this year

A rainbow of tulips, Rembrandt’s house, Van Gogh’s masterpieces, lazy canal boating and the coolest of bars are soon going to be that bit easier to access.<p>Eurostar, the high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe, are launching their new direct London-Amsterdam link, just in time for …

Trains

This technology could unleash the self-driving revolution for older vehicles

Knowing how to talk to different OEM vehicles is half the battle.<p>Truly, we are living in the age of the software-defined vehicle. Beginning with …

Internet of Things

Fiat 500e: Can You Really Drive A Brand New Car For A Total Cost Of $120 A Month? Yes, You Can

About 2 months ago I leased my first car. Ever. I normally don’t like leases because the idea of renting a car every month and giving it back after 3 years seems like a bad use of money, though I’m fully aware of all the advantages leasing offers. In theory.<p>But I took the plunge because Fiat was …

Electric Vehicles

$800 Kiwano K01 monowheel electric scooter ticks all the boxes

The Kiwano K01 is a monowheel electric scooter with a range of 20 miles (32 km), a top speed of 20 mph (32 km/h) and a charge time of one hour, …

Electric Vehicles

Forget Supersonic. Hypersonic Is the U.S. Military’s New Speed - Bloomberg

In the future, military dominance will depend partly on how fast you can fly and how quickly you can get into space. That’s one of the guiding …

Aerospace

The very first electric pickup truck has arrived — and it could take on Ford one day

Workhorse didn't set-out to build electric trucks.<p>The Ohio-based company, which builds delivery vans for UPS and FedEx, was actually designing a vehicle for the U.S. Postal Service when it decided to give an electric pickup truck a try.<p>The Postal Service began looking for a company in January 2015 …

Trucks

World's most beautiful car up for sale

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but if there's a consistent entry in any list of the world's most beautiful cars, it is the Talbot-Lago T150C …

Classic Cars

Gogoro’s colorful new electric scooter is twice as cheap but just as fast as before

It’s still only for sale in Taiwan, though<p>Taiwanese company Gogoro is rolling out an all-new electric scooter called the Gogoro 2 Smartscooter. But instead of the futuristic look that turned so many heads when the company came out of stealth at CES 2015, Gogoro is trying to put a modern spin on the …

Electric Vehicles

The Best Thing That Can Happen To Electric Cars Is What Happened To PCs In The 1990s

At this moment, the idea that we’re on the brink of electric cars becoming cheaper to build than combustion cars is getting a lot of traction, along …

Electric Vehicles

A Golf by any other name | 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf First Drive

'Go west young man.' The quote, attributed to newspaperman Horace Greely, spoke to the exceptional opportunities available during America's westward expansion as manifest destiny took hold. The West was open and free; the next phase of the American Experiment. What exactly that looked like would be …

Electric Vehicles

VW to build 100,000 all-electric vehicles per year in China through new joint-venture with JAC

As part of its new mission to become a leader in electrification around the world, German automaker Volkswagen confirmed that it received government approval in China for a new joint venture with Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group (JAC Motor).<p>The deal was approved for the annual production of 100,000 …

Electric Vehicles

What You Need to Know About Autonomous Vehicles Today

Vehicles that drive themselves are coming soon. Here’s what investors should know.<p>It's no secret that a <i>lot</i> of money and effort are being put into …

Transportation