Friday, January 18, 2019

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...

RethinkX: Self-Driving Electric Cars Will Dominate Roads by 2030

RethinkX think tank report warns adoption of rapid, self-driving electric cars could take many by surpriseIllustration: iStockphoto Within 13 years self-driving cars will dominate the...

Nvidia Opens Up The “Black Box” of Its Robocar’s Deep Neural Network

Peering into a deep neural network just got a lot easierImages: NVIDIAThe features marked in green form high-priority focus points for the deep neural...

Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Mean Safer, Lighter Cars and Smartphones

Rechargeable zinc-based batteries could hit the market for electric vehicles by 2019Image: U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Not only could rechargeable zinc-based batteries possibly store as...

City of cars: Paying for public transport in Los Angeles

WHEN the Los Angeles transit authority extended a railway to link the city’s towering downtown to Santa Monica, a swanky seaside neighbourhood, last May,...

Waymo vs. Uber: 8 Things I Learned From Anthony Levandowski Taking the Fifth

The questions he was asked spoke volumes about Uber’s suppliers, the secret Spider lidar, Google’s early suspicions, and morePhoto-illustration: IEEE Spectrum; Photo: Andrej Sokolow/AP...

Waymo Offers Robocar Rides to the Public

Select customers in Phoenix can now hail rides from the company's robocar fleet, which it is expanding by 500 vehiclesPhoto: Waymo For a month now,...

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APTA urges President, Congress to open U.S. DOT

In a letter sent to the President and House and Senate leaders, the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) strongly urged the Administration and Congress...

Bytemark, Thales team for Dutch mobile ticketing app

The successful completion of the project now allows passengers to purchase tickets through an app on their smartphone, paying with iDEAL or credit card,...

Sound Transit reaches 70% completion on Northgate Link construction

Construction at Roosevelt Station is about 70 percent complete. Crews are focused on finishing the station entrances, or headhouses, seen here on the left. Sound...

May Mobility's Self-Driving Shuttles Hit the Streets of Ohio

Photo: Smart Columbus The May Mobility self-driving shuttle seen here driving into downtown Columbus, Ohio can hold up to six passengers. Advertisement Editor’s Picks Robot Taxis...