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California Eyes Unusual Power Source: Its Gridlocked Roads

LOS ANGELES (AP) — All those cars on California's famously gridlocked highways could be doing more than just using energy — they could be producing …

Six Vehicle Makers To Build Postal Service Prototypes

NewsThe U.S. Postal Service will award $37.4 million to six companies over the next year.Staff Author: Andy SzalTopics: Automotive

Prototypes

Robots will soon be delivering groceries in Washington, DC

Order a grocery delivery in the Washington D.C. area in the coming months and you could find yourself opening the door to a self-driving robot.<p>The company behind the wheel-based autonomous bot is about to start testing grocery and restaurant takeout deliveries in the East Coast city after it became …

Washington D.C.

Uber wants to build planes to beat city traffic

Uber surprised the world last month when it announced its plans to begin testing self-driving cabs within a matter of days. The company clearly has its sights set on the future of mobility, as Jeff Holden’s latest comments prove.<p>Uber’s head of products spoke with Recode over the weekend at The …

Airplanes

Solar panels cut down on range anxiety in German compact EV

As electric power becomes more widespread, novel workarounds to minimize range anxiety are becoming more common. From fast charging to fuel cells, …

Batteries

A driverless future is coming — but it won't start with self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are coming.<p>Tesla is aiming to have a fully driverless car ready by 2018, and Uber recently kicked off a pilot in Pittsburgh where select users can hail a ride in a self-driving car. And many other companies have plans to roll out some form of self-driving cars by 2020.<p>But chances …

The Future

HERE, automakers team up to share data on traffic conditions

LONDON – German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first.<p>The Berlin-based company, owned by Germany's three premium …

Traffic

Electric car racing is coming to Brooklyn

Electric car racing is coming to New York.<p>Formula E, the world's first fully electric racing series, is finishing off its season on a 1.21-mile race course in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The course winds around Pier 11 and the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal and will take place July 29 and 30, 2017.<p>Don't count …

Brooklyn

What You Need To Know About The New Federal Rules For Driverless Cars

Plus, a new acronym<p>Yesterday, the President of the United States did something unusual. In an op-ed published in the <i>Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,</i> Barack Obama explicitly made the case for putting people inside of robots and moving them around. That is, he argued in favor of driverless cars, which is a …

Autonomous Tech

Here's the electric car Audi is building to take on Tesla

Tesla's Model S and Model X are soon going to have some serious competition.<p>Last September, Audi revealed its all-electric e-tron quattro concept at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The SUV, which is slated to go into production by 2018, will have three electric motors, a range of 310 miles on a single …

Electric Vehicles

The electric cars available today, how much they cost, and how far they go — in one chart

So you want an electric car. You’re not alone — surveys show that consumer interest in EVs is steadily rising. People are slowly becoming convinced that EVs are real, not some distant techno-future.<p>But consumers are also confused. There’s a lot of hype and misinformation floating around about EVs.<p>I …

Electric Vehicles

Satellite tracking for airliners may help prevent disappearances

Flight Aware teamed up with Aireon on a tracking system that's slated to go live in 2018.<p>The fact that a passenger airliner can disappear without a trace is still pretty difficult to comprehend. Two companies are looking to bring a new satellite tracking solution to market that they say will …

Airlines

Amsterdam's autonomous canal boats, and more in the week that was

Volvo also unveiled a new SuperTruck.<p>Hydrogen-powered cars and planes are on the rise, and this week Germany announced plans to launch the world's first completely hydrogen-powered passenger train in 2017. In other transportation news, Volvo unveiled a new SuperTruck that's 70 percent more …

Amsterdam

The Imminent Future of Car-to-Car Connectivity

Created by Road & Track for From Road & Track for<p>Technology takes it ten steps further.<p>14 articles<p>The Future of In-Car EntertainmentCreated for Mercedes-Benz E Class<p>Goodbye Hot Rods, Hello Mobility PodsCreated for Mercedes-Benz E Class<p>Urban Freeways Could Be a Thing of the Past<p>There was a time not …

Automotive

This Hybrid Electric Sport Car to Give Tesla a Run for Its Money

Many people may have only heard about Fisker Karma luxury cars through the likes of Justin Beiber and his custom chrome version and with their only …

Electric Vehicles

This Is The Larry Page-Backed Electric Motorcycle Startup That Apple Might Buy

Apple may be talking with British supercar maker McLaren to reignite its on-again, off-again automobile effort, but that’s not the only company the Cupertino, Calif. technology giant has approached in the last few months.<p>The iPhone maker has also conducted several meetings with Lit Motors, a San …

Larry Page

Smart’s entire car lineup will have an electric drive option in 2017

At some point, it’ll probably be commonplace, but as of its 2017 model year, Smart will be the only big car brand that can truthfully claim to offer both an electric drive and a gas-powered option across all of its vehicle offerings. The Daimler-owned maker of pint-sized urban cars will offer an EV …

Electric Vehicles

Electric GT Unveils the Tesla Model S Race Cars the New Championship Will Use

Starting next week, the FIA Formula E won't be the sole electric racing championship on the planet. A new competition featuring only Tesla Model S …

Electric Vehicles

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV Ordering Guide Now Online

2017 Chevrolet Bolt<p>Chevrolet Bolt EV offers a 238 mile/393 km EPA rated range<p>With its impressive 238 mile EPA range rating and it being priced from</b> …

Chevrolet

These Sketches Of Volkswagen's Upcoming Electric Car Show A Badass Little Hatchback

Volkswagen has been teasing the crap out of us with its impending electric car. First, they showed us the boxy little BUDD-e concept. Then the …

Electric Vehicles

This week’s top stories: Tesla v8.0 update, VW’s electric range claims, Tesla Solar Roof, Chevy Bolt EV & more

<b>In this week’s top stories:</b> A first look at Tesla’s v8.0 software update, VW’s electric range claims, and a Tesla Model S P100D takes on a $200,000 Lamborghini Huracan in this week’s top video.<p>We kick things off with Tesla’s v8.0 software update, giving you a first look at the overhauled UI, …

Energy

The Mercedes-Maybach S600 Pullman Guard Is the Safest Way to Roll in Luxury

Because you should never sacrifice comfort just to be bulletproof.<p>Mercedes-Benz's Maybach division already makes the largest version of the S-class (the Pullman) and the most secure version of the S-class (the S600 Guard). But what if you want to combine both of these extremes into one massive …

Automotive

It's Not Too Late To Enter Tesla's Hyperloop Pod Competition

September 30 is the cut-off date for entries for the 2017 SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The competition, which will focus on building a pod, will …

Hyperloop

This chart shows why transportation has become America’s biggest climate headache

Transportation is likely to surpass the electricity sector in 2016 as the largest source of carbon dioxide emissions in the United States, according …

Carbon

Vattenfall, BMW and Bosch test second-life EV battery electricity storage in Hamburg

What should be done with still-usable batteries at the end of their life cycle in electric vehicles? The Battery 2nd Life project organized by …

Batteries

How driverless cars could change our whole future

I’m looking at two photographs of the main street of the small town in which I was born. Both are taken from the same vantage point – looking up the hill to the T-junction at the top. The two photographs are separated by nearly a century: the first was taken in the 1930s, the second sometime in the …

Transportation (UK)

After 50 Years In Space, Voyager Will Go Dark Sometime Before 2030

<i>How do the Voyager spacecraft still have power after all their years in space? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Michael Busch, Planetary astronomer, SETI Institute, on Quora:</b><p>The Voyager 1 & 2 …

Space

Forget Batteries And Autopilot: Over-The-Air Upgrades Remain Core Tesla Strength

Tesla Motors rolled out version 8.0 of the operating system for its premium electric vehicles, a major upgrade that CEO Elon Musk has said brings significant enhancements to the carmaker’s semi-autonomous Autopilot driving feature. While he wants the company to lead in automated driving technology …

Elon Musk

UPS tests time-sensitive deliveries by drone

The company has teamed with drone maker CyPhy Works to explore making quick deliveries in places that are difficult to access.<p>For some of us, the …

Drones