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Toyota donates $100,000 for open-source self-driving simulator

Toyota plunked down a good chunk of money to get further along with CARLA, which sounds a little creepy but is actually a worthy cause.<p>Toyota Research Institute (TRI) announced this week that it will donate $100,000 to the Computer Vision Center to further development of CARLA (Car Learning to …

Open Source Software

Volvo is making a true ‘Autopilot’ that’ll let you eat, sleep, or watch movies – coming in 3 years

Self-driving cars have gone from DARPA project to roaming our streets much faster than anyone predicted, but if you bring the topic up with a grouchy …

Volvo

PM Modi Allows Setting Up Panel To Lay Down Standards For Metro Rail

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved a proposal to set up of a committee to establish standards for the metro rail systems in the country.<p>The …

India

Nissan Leaf is fun and speedy — but looks like a cross between a DeLorean and a hearse

YOU never meet anyone called Gaylord any more do you? It’s a real name, I swear.<p>The last time I heard it was in the Ben Stiller film comedy Meet The …

Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen I.D. R sets new overall Pikes Peak record

Today the electric Volkswagen I.D. R racer beat set a new overall Pikes Peak International Hill Climb record, racing up to 14,115 feet in a stunningly quick 7:57.148. The previous overall record of 8:13.878 was set in 2013 by Sébastien Loeb in a Peugeot 208 T16.<p>This is seriously impressive, though …

Pikes Peak

Here’s How Scooter Startups Solved the Segway Problem

It was 17 years ago that inventor Dean Kamen rolled his Segway onto the set of <i>Good Morning</i> <i>America</i> and into the annals of entrepreneurial infamy. …

Silicon Valley

Once The "Light Bulb" Moment Happens, Electric Cars Will Prosper

When will that ‘light bulb moment’ happen with the car buying public? When will they pivot <i>en masse</i> from fossil fuel powered cars to electric …

Electric Vehicles

Mercedes pulls its plug-in hybrids to prepare for new models

We hope you weren't dead set on buying one of Mercedes' existing plug-in hybrids, as they won't be long for this world. <i>Autocar</i> has learned that Mercedes has stopped producing PHEV versions of the C-Class, E-Class, S-Class and GLE. This doesn't mean that the automaker is dropping plug-ins entirely, …

Automotive Industry

Tesla is introducing new paid ‘premium connectivity’ package to support in-car internet features of growing fleet

Internet connectivity has been an important feature of Tesla’s vehicles since the launch of the Model S in 2012.<p>The automaker uses the cellular connectivity in its vehicles to enable features like internet streaming, live traffic map and data, Autopilot map tiles and data, and push over-the-air …

Tesla

Six premium electric vehicles in the pipeline

Coming at Tesla, in various sizes:<p><b>Audi e-tron</b><p><i>ETA: 2018</i><p>To be revealed at the end of August, the SUV with a 95 kWh battery is expected to have a range of 400 km (European testing). Early indications are that the price will be higher than the I-Pace.<p><b>Mini Electric</b><p><i>ETA: 2019</i><p>Already with 10 electric …

Electric Vehicles

Check Out The 350 kW And150 kW ABB Chargers For Electrify America

Electrify America installed several of its first ultra-fast charging stations in the U.S. with power output of 150 kW or 350 kW.<p>One of the suppliers …

Alternative Fuel

VW's Electrifying Bid to Dominate a Mountain Race

In 1805, Zebulon Pike, a US Army officer and explorer, explored the Louisiana territory his young country had just bought on the cheap, hunting for …

Pikes Peak

Boeing's robot submarine is back roaming off the California coast

Boeing Co.’s Echo Voyager has headed back to sea for a second round of testing, as the aerospace company looks to demonstrate the underwater drone’s more sophisticated capabilities for a U.S. Navy contract competition.<p>The 51-foot-long, yellow and grey autonomous undersea vehicle is being designed …

Military

Uber Driver in Fatal Self-Driving Car Crash Was Streaming Hulu - ExtremeTech

By on June 22, 2018 at 4:47 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The Tempe, Arizona Police Department …

Autonomous Cars

rivaling i4 to arrive 2020 with 700-km range

BMW confirmed it will build an i4 four-door coupe by 2020 to take on Tesla‘s Model 3, though with a much greater range topping out at between 550 km …

Auto Shows

How Tesla Is Building Cars in Its Parking Lot

Tesla is in a pinch. It’s supposed to be producing lots of cars. Model 3 sedans, specifically. At least 5,000 a week, and, ideally, making money …

Tesla

Is Jaguar's Game-Changing I-Pace A Tesla Killer?

Over the last century, Jaguar has made some of the most beautiful cars in history. From the XK120 to the Mark 2, the XJ6 to the F-Type, the XJS to the D-Type and of course the game-changing E-Type, Jaguar is a paragon of automotive style.<p>The all-new, pure electric I-Pace is a game-changer too for …

Electric SUV

Waymo's first self-driving car passengers providing feedback to shape future services

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car division plans to roll out a driverless taxi service, an industry first, by year's end. Ahead of the launch, …

Autonomous Cars

Man on 207-mph bicycle humiliates Ferrari at dragstrip

Rocket-powered bike sets speed record.<p>Which is the more amazing feat: Switzerland's Francois Gissy leaving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia sitting still at the dragstrip as he recorded 3.1gs of inline acceleration on his way to a top speed of 207 mph, or that he did this on a BICYCLE? That bicycle, …

Tour de France

Scientists develop fusion rocket technology in lab – and aim for Mars

Researchers at the University of Washington say they've built all the pieces for a fusion-powered rocket system that could get a crew to Mars in 30 days. Now they just have to put the pieces together and see if they work.<p>"If we can pull off a fusion demonstration in a year, with hundreds of …

Nuclear Energy

Every Kind of Bike Is Going Electric

Two wheels, three top speeds, no exhaust. E-bikes are about to be everywhere.<p>While electric cars get ever more capable and less expensive, electric bikes are enjoying the same progress in batteries and motors. So are scooters, electric motorcycles, and other ways to get an electric boost while …

Charlie Beck

The undersea electric railway built and abandoned within six years

The seaside town of Brighton sits on the south coast of England, roughly 50 miles from the center of London. Famed for its pebble beaches, piers and cool residents, Brighton remains a popular destination for Londoners wanting a quick fix of fresh air and sea views. The town has been a tourist …

General Electric

nuTonomy can test autonomous vehicles city-wide in Boston

Autonomous cars will now be allowed on all public Boston roads. The city has played host to nuTonomy for some time now, allowing the company to test its self-driving Renault Zoes at the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park in January of last year, later expanding its testing zone to the Seaport District. …

Autonomous Vehicle

Massachusetts Welcomes Self-Driving Cars—With a Couple Caveats

Before a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian one night in March, Arizona was an autonomous vehicle developer’s paradise. Governor Doug Ducey …

Autonomous Vehicle

Driverless cars offer new forms of control – no wonder governments are keen

Imagine a state-of-the-art driverless car is zipping along a road with a disabled 90-year-old-passenger. A young mother with a toddler steps into the …

Autonomous Cars

Apple-backed digital car key standard will let you use your iPhone to unlock your car

A new digital key standard will allow you to use a smartphone (and possibly Apple Watch) to unlock your car.<p>The standard is backed by Apple, Samsung, LG and Qualcomm, as well as a number of car manufacturers …<p>The group behind it is known as the Car Connectivity Consortium.<p>The Car Connectivity …

General Motors

15 Most Powerful Plug-In Hybrids

1 / 16<p>5 M BY JEFF PEREZ<p>From BMW to Volvo, these 15 plug-in cars and SUVs rank at the top of the list in terms of power and top speed.<p>From SUVs and …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

VW whips out its wallet, makes it rain on solid-state battery tech

Most of the major players in the electric vehicle game are in a race to develop solid-state battery technology, since it will give the victor a massive advantage in weight and power density. We're seeing companies throw lavish amounts of money at the nascent technology, either through partnerships …

Electric Vehicles

Xiaomi’s new $261 electric bicycle prepares to turn the ebike industry on its head

The Chinese company Xiaomi has an impressive line of affordable products, ranging from consumer electronics to sofas. They are no strangers to personal electric vehicles either, having produced a very popular electric bicycle as well as an equally popular electric scooter.<p>And now they are doubling …

Electric Bikes