Sunday, December 16, 2018

Volvo Says Goodbye To Gasoline

Volvo says all of its 2019 models will have electric drive, making it the first big auto company to switch from traditional internal-combustion engines. “This announcement...

Under the Hood of Luminar's Long-Reach Lidar

Current automotive lidars scan their surroundings by firing pulses from semiconductor diode lasers emitting at 905 nanometers in the near infrared and recording reflected...

Autonomous Vehicles vs. Kangaroos: the Long Furry Tail of Unlikely Events

One of the biggest challenges for autonomous cars is being able to deal with potentially dangerous events that don't happen very often. This is...

Driverless Tech Startups Are Driving Past a Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

This is a guest post. The views expressed here are solely those of the author and do not represent positions of IEEE Spectrum or the IEEE. A...

Personal Transportation Gadgets: Hot. Integrated Smart Home IoT: Not

Executives at HAX, the five-year-old hardware accelerator and seed funder, know a lot about hardware. They’re getting ready to release a detailed analysis about...

Riding in a Robocar That Sees Around Corners

Communication is a sixth sense that lets us see through other people’s eyes and thus through walls, over the horizon, and around corners. “Look out for...

Startup Profile: Plex.ai Aims to Shake Up Auto Insurance With AI and the Blockchain

Illustration: Getty Images If Internet-connected cars, the blockchain, and machine learning are each going to change the world in its own unique way, what happens...

Shut Up About the Batteries: The Key to a Better Electric Car Is a...

Photos: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Keep On Turning: The authors’ motor represents an advance on another design—one that did not use magnets to shift...

Wireless Power for Moving Electric Vehicles Closer to Reality

Wireless charging of moving electric vehicles is one step closer to hitting the road, Stanford University researchers say. Such technology could also help charge...

How Much Can Autonomous Cars Learn from Virtual Worlds?

To be able to drive safely and reliably, autonomous cars need to have a comprehensive understanding of what’s going on around them. They need...

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The NJ TRANSIT board of directors approved a contract with Bombardier for 113 new railcars, which includes the first self-propelled multilevel railcars in the...