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Category Archive: Transportation

  1. New High-Strength Aluminum Alloy Could Help Hydrogen Fuel Become Viable

    Aug
    16
    2017

    Researchers at the US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground Research Laboratory have discovered a new high-strength aluminum alloy which could prove to be pertinent to the future of hydrogen fuel becoming a viable option. When testing the alloy, researchers found pouring water over its surface created a bubbling reaction and produced hydrogen gas. Of course, this reaction is extremely unique […]

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  2. Nissan Leaf Priced Lower Than the Tesla 3 and Chevy Bolt

    Aug
    15
    2017

    The 2018 Leaf will reportedly be priced from $29,995 for a base model S to $36,200 for a top-level Leaf SL. This means the Nissan Leaf will be approximately $5,000 to $7,000 less than its competitors, the Tesla 3 and Chevy Bolt. However, while the new Leaf will be cheaper compared to similar vehicles in […]

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  3. Apple Working On Autonomous Systems Meant for More Than Self-Driving Cars?

    Aug
    04
    2017

    It’s a very poorly kept ‘secret’ that Apple has been working on self-driving vehicle technology, like most every other major tech company and car manufacturer. Now, Apple CEO Tim Cook has hinted that the company’s autonomous systems will be for more than just self-driving cars. “[Autonomous] systems can be used in a variety of ways,” Cook […]

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  4. Directional Floor Mats The Answer to Reducing the MTA’s Delays?

    Jul
    14
    2017

    New York’s MTA Delays have become a major issue, so much so that Governor Andrew Cuomo was forced to declare a state of emergency in June. Now, a $20 million MTA plan is being implemented, which includes a simple yet effective solution… Directional floor mats. Passengers will no longer wander around aimlessly thanks to the arrows […]

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  5. Automotive Startup Pearl, Maker of RearVision Backup Camera, to Shut Down

    Jul
    03
    2017

    Automotive startup Pearl, which boasted plenty of tech talent lifted from Apple, is shutting down. The news comes merely a year after the small company came out of stealth mode, responsible for a sleek backup camera called RearVision. The $500 backup camera looked extremely promising, easily attachable to a vehicle’s license plate, wireless, and seemingly […]

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  6. France Plans to Have Autonomous High-Speed TGV Trains Running By 2023

    Jun
    20
    2017

    FranceInfo has announced that France has grand aspirations for high-speed TGV trains in the future. By 2023, the country aims to have the TGV trains running, with train operator SNCF to have a prototype ready for testing by 2019. The high-speed TGV trains will cruise faster than 200 mph, equipped with sensors and an automatic braking system, are […]

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  7. GM Completes Production on 130 More All-Electric, Autonomous Chevy Bolts

    Jun
    13
    2017

    General Motors is ramping up the production of its all-electric, autonomous Chevy Bolts. In fact, the company has announced it recently completed production on an additional 130 more self-driving Bolts at its Orion assembly plant in Michigan. The new vehicles feature updated self-driving tech which comes courtesy of GM’s collaboration with San Francisco-based autonomous vehicle […]

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  8. Robocar Becomes the First Autonomous Car to Race Through the Streets of Paris

    May
    25
    2017

    Robocar recently became the first car to race through Paris autonomously. The historic moment took place at Formula E’s Paris ePrix event after the Robocar navigated the 1.9-kilometer circuit’s 14 turns without any human intervention whatsoever. It was an impressive showing for Robocar which promises big things, boasting four electric motors capable of dishing out […]

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  9. Designers at Toyota Australia Constructed a Life-Sized Tonka Truck

    Apr
    10
    2017

    Who didn’t play with Tonka Trucks as a child? Designers at Toyota Australia have whipped up a bit of nostalgia by creating a concept HiLux pickup in the form of a life-sized Tonka truck. Built for off-roading, the vehicle features 35 inch tires, a 2.8-liter four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, and is lifted 6 inches higher than […]

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  10. Bosch to Sell Nvidia’s Self-Driving Hardware and Software Platform to Automakers

    Mar
    16
    2017

    Nvidia officially has a go-to-market strategy for its self-driving hardware and software platform, Drive PX 2 driver-assist. The company unveiled in a press release that it is partnering with Bosch, joining ZF as the two tier-one suppliers responsible for distributing Nvidia’s technology to automakers. Nvidia’s self-driving tech utilizes “deep learning” AI which essentially means it […]

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