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Category Archive: Transportation

  1. Aurora Innovations to Help Volkswagen and Hyundai Construct Self-Driving Cars

    Jan
    04
    2018

    Volkswagen Group and Hyundai are the first automobile companies to partner with Aurora Innovations, the brain-child of former Google self-driving car espert Chris Urmson. VW and Hyundai aim to each have Aurora-powered vehicles commercially available by 2021, with testing beginning as early as this year. The long-term goal is one day have autonomous fleets that […]

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  2. Koenigsegg Agera RS: Fastest Production Car on the Planet

    Nov
    28
    2017

    Recently, the Koenigsegg Agera RS smashed the record for the world’s fastest production car. Driven by factory driver Niklas Lilja, the car reached a top speed of 284.55 miles per hour on a closed section of public road in Pahrump, Nev. During its first run, when the Koenigsegg faced more uphill than downhill, it reached a […]

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  3. The Float Is Renault’s ‘Car Of The Future’

    Oct
    25
    2017

    Renault and a group of students from the Central Saint Martins art and design college in London have teamed up to create the “Car of the Future.” The French car manufacturer recently held a contest for designing a futuristic car that focused on the company’s points for its future fleet: electric power, autonomous driving, and […]

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  4. All-Electric Truck From Bollinger Motors Tears Up Test Track

    Sep
    25
    2017

    Bollinger Motors has garnered a lot of attention ever since announcing it would be building an all-electric utility vehicle with a range upwards of 200 miles. However, everyone has been relatively in the dark since the initial announcement, leading some to become skeptical in regards to how the all-electric, half truck half jeep was coming […]

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  5. Porsche’s New $18K Carbon Fiber Wheels

    Sep
    22
    2017

    In the world of automotive design, carbon fiber has played a major role in reducing vehicle weight. Wheels using carbon fiber in their construction have been around for a while, but until now these wheels were made with carbon-reinforced resin. German automaker Porsche claims to be the first to produce ultra-light wheels made with braided carbon fiber. A […]

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  6. Jaguar Land Rover Announces Plans For All-Electric Everything

    Sep
    07
    2017

    British automaker Jaguar Land Rover has become the latest company to bet on the future of electric vehicles. In fact, the company recently announced that all of its new cars will come equipped with an electric powertrain beginning in 2020. The announcement from the automaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors, comes shortly after Volvo and […]

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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