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Elon Musk Reveals First Official Photo of SpaceX Space Suit

As reported by The Verge: Elon Musk has posted the official first photo of his SpaceX space suit on Instagram, teasing that more details will come in …

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles

As reported by MIT Technology Review: Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex …

IBM Forges Blockchain Collaboration With Nestlé & Walmart For Food Transportation Safety

As reported by Forbes: A group of leading retailers and food companies including Nestlé, Walmart and Unilever have signalled their commitment to …

Russia May Be Testing Its GPS Spoofing Capabilities Around The Black Sea

A consensus is building that Russia has been experimenting with the ability to override Global Positioning System signals with fake ones that can …

Tesla's Upcoming Electric Semi Truck Will Be Able to Drive Itself

As reported by The Verge: Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been teasing an electric semi truck for a while now, ahead of an official unveiling this fall. But …

You Can Confuse Self-Driving Cars by Altering Street Signs

As reported by Engadget: While car makers and regulators are mostly worried about the possibility of self-driving car hacks, University of Washington …

Lockheed to Build $350M Satellite Factory Near Denver

As reported by the Gazette: Aerospace giant Lockheed Martin Corp. said Wednesday it plans to spend $350 million building a production facility for …

What are the Scary Ripple Effects of Self-Driving Vehicles?

As reported by ReadWrite: By 2040, we think fifth-level, autonomy-enabled mobility will be available as a service for the majority of the …

China: Keeping Track of Technology for Self-Driving Vehicles

As reported by the Shanghai Daily: The next generation of cars, already on the drawing boards, require considerable time, research and testing before …

Self-Driving Car Demo is the First to Cross the US-Canada Border

As reported by Engadget: As a rule, self-driving car tests tend to be limited to the country where they started. But that's not how people drive -- …

Tesla’s Model 3 and Apple’s iPhone Have a Few Things in Common

As reported by The Verge: The question of whether, and to what extent, cars are like phones has been gently bubbling along over the past few years as …

Forget the Sci-Fi and Embrace the Engineering: Making AI Work for You

From Mark Burnett @ BearingPoint: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is an increasingly essential component in many products and services. If its not in …

Low-Quality Lidar Will Keep Self-Driving Cars in the Slow Lane

As reported by MIT Technology Review: The race to build mass-market autonomous cars is creating big demand for laser sensors that help vehicles map …

This Image Is Why Self-Driving Cars Come Loaded with Many Types of Sensors

As reported by MIT Technology Review: Autonomous cars often proudly claim to be fitted with a long list of sensors—cameras, ultrasound, radar, LIDAR, …

Musk's Underground Hyperloop Approval Appears to be From the White House

As reported by Engadget: Elon Musk's latest venture, The Boring Company, has certainly been a source of amusement. Now, the billionaire visionary has …

U.S. House Panel Approves Broad Proposal on Self-Driving Cars

As reported by Reuters: A U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a sweeping proposal by voice vote to allow automakers to deploy up to 100,000 …

Karamba Is Writing Software to Keep Your Connected Car from Getting Hacked

As reported by MIT Technology Review: With cars becoming more connected and autonomous, cybersecurity is a constant worry for automakers. They dread …

Hyperloop's First Real Test is a Whooshing Success

As reported by Wired: YOUR DREAM OF one day zipping from one city to another in a pod in a pneumatic tube just took one more step toward reality. …

Audi Knows Millenials Will have to Deal with Self-Driving Boredom

As reported by Engadget: During Audi's elaborate introduction of its new (Level 3 autonomous) A8 in Barcelona, it also talked about the 25th Hour, a …

Hypersonic Aircraft are now More Likely Thanks to a Newly Developed Ceramic Coating

There are a few reasons why you aren't flying across the country in hypersonic aircraft, but the simplest of them is heat: when you travel at speeds …

Watch Lucid Air's Electric Vehicle Reach 235MPH on the Track

As reported by Engadget: Electric cars are quick off the line by their very nature (they have gobs of torque available at all times), but what about …

House Panel Votes to Split Air Force, Create New US Space Corps

As reported by Federal News Radio: As part of its version of the 2018 Defense authorization bill, the House Armed Services Committee voted late …

France Considering a Ban on all Fossil Fuel Vehicles by 2040

As reported by The Verge: France is considering banning the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the country’s environmental minister said …

NVIDIA will Power Self-Driving Cars in China

As reported by Engadget: NVIDIA has already forged self-driving alliances with big car manufacturers like Audi, Toyota and Volvo, but its latest is a …

Fort Carson pushing boundaries with hydrogen-fueled vehicle of the future

On the outside, it looks like a sporty version of a mid-sized Chevrolet pickup.But the Army has little interest in its camouflage-chic paint job, its …

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First Production Tesla Model 3's Expected Friday, Elon Musk Says

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the first production model of the hotly anticipated Model 3, the company’s attempt to bring an electric car to the …

Watch the Faraday Future FF 91 EV Tackle Pikes Peak

When Faraday Future went to Pikes Peak, it came back with a record. Now, you can watch the whole record run from start to finish.<p>The Pikes Peak …

Elon Musk's Boring Machine 'Godot' Completes the First Section of an LA Tunnel

As reported by The Verge: Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk says his ambitious tunnel-boring endeavor, aptly named The Boring Company, has officially …

SpaceX Is Making Commercial Space Launches Look like Child’s Play

As reported by MIT Technology Review: Late Friday, SpaceX launched a satellite into orbit from Florida using one of its refurbished Falcon 9 rockets. …