Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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...

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...

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...

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