Thursday, June 21, 2018

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...

Want to Know Who's Doing What When You’re Not Home? Ask Lighthouse

When I last spoke with former autonomous vehicle researcher Alex Teichman, he was busy making a company out of a little computer vision system he...

Robocars and Electricity—a Match Made in Heaven

A lot of talk on self-driving cars name-checks electric drive as well, which might lead you to put the pairing of these technologies down to...

22-Year-Old Lidar Whiz Claims Breakthrough

His invention isn't solid state and isn't dirt cheap—but he says it's the best of the bunchPhoto: Luminar Technologies Lidarland is buzzing with cheap, solid-state devices...

It Took the Bicycle 200 Years to Find Its Way in the World

Some inventions come ahead of their time. This one came along well after itIllustration: Stuart Bradford Illustration: Stuart Bradford Some...

Three Studies Show How Robocars Will Make for Safer, More Efficient Roads

In each study, what matters is how robocars and people will get along togetherIllustration: iStockphoto Nailing down the safety benefits of robocar technology is harder than...

Witricity Leverages Magnetic Resonance for Flexible Wireless Charging

Engineers at WiTricity are developing wireless power transfer technology that extends efficiency and charging ranges beyond the reach of existing methods Imagine coming home and...

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MBTA worker accused of stealing $80K from fareboxes

A Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority worker was arrested for allegedly stealing more than $80,000 from the fareboxes he was responsible for fixing. The post MBTA...

Sound Transit breaks ground on Capitol Hill Station TOD

Sound Transit broke ground on its Capitol Hill Station Development, a transit-oriented, mixed-income and mixed-use development project that will surround the Capitol Hill light...

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Diverse neighbors. Health centers. Commuter trains. These community attributes, and other key factors, are linked to well-being and quality of life, according to Yale...

Gov.’s budget proposal includes $242M boost for NJ Transit

NEWARK, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy pitched his budget proposal that includes an increase in funding for NJ Transit by $242 million, which would...