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Here’s How Self-Driving Cars Will Revolutionize Law Enforcement

Here’s How Self-Driving Cars Will Revolutionize Law Enforcement

In the field of law enforcement, a handful of groups, such as the Police Futurists International (PFI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), believe that driverless vehicles will disrupt the way police manage crime and patrol streets.

Michael ChengOct 31, 2016 8:10 PM PT

Researchers hack into a 3D printer to destroy a drone

Researchers hack into a 3D printer to destroy a drone

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) in Israel, the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design successfully inject in malicious code into a model file of a 3D printer, when it prints out a drone propeller and attaches it to the drone for testing, the flying machine broke upon take-off.

ClaireOct 31, 2016 5:00 PM PT

Apple will build its brain instead of cars

Apple will build its brain instead of cars

Tech giant Apple is scaling back its car project team to rebuild the focus from building the entire car, to build just the core part of it: the self-driving system.

ClaireOct 31, 2016 1:10 AM PT

Infiniti Focuses on China with Plans to Release an Electric Vehicle

Infiniti Focuses on China with Plans to Release an Electric Vehicle

Infiniti, the luxury vehicle division of Nissan Motor, announced plans to expand its presence in China. The carmaker already has a very small piece of the local auto market and it intends to continue expanding in that direction. According to the South China Morning Post, the brand is also developing a driverless car that could be released as early as 2020.

Michael ChengOct 30, 2016 7:25 PM PT

Nissan formally takes control of Mitsubishi

Nissan formally takes control of Mitsubishi

Nissan finally completed its purchase of a controlling stake in Mitsubishi on Oct 20th, for 237 billion-yen ($2.29 billion), aiming to boost its scale and take on world’s leading automakers.

ClaireOct 30, 2016 12:45 AM PT

Mercedez Benz reveals its luxurious “X-Class” pickup truck

Mercedez Benz reveals its luxurious “X-Class” pickup truck

German automobile big shot Mercedez Benz revealed its premium midsize pickup truck on Oct 25th at Stockholm, Sweden, claiming the vehicle to be the world’s first true “luxurious” pickup truck.

ClaireOct 28, 2016 6:30 PM PT

How to improve self-driving techniques in the future

How to improve self-driving techniques in the future

The human brain is still better than any computer at making decisions in the face of sudden. Self-driving cars should be improved according to current disadvantages.

Jing Yi Oct 28, 2016 12:25 AM PT

Augmented Reality Could Make Driverless Cars Easier to Accept & Use

Augmented Reality Could Make Driverless Cars Easier to Accept & Use

Some car manufacturers are turning to augmented reality (AR) to help new drivers, who are skeptical about the mechanisms of driverless vehicles, transition from a traditional car with level one autonomous capabilities (strictly human driving) to a robust vehicle with level three or four autonomous features (like Audi’s prototype A7).

Michael ChengOct 27, 2016 10:25 PM PT

Future Cars will connect with our lives in a deeper way

Future Cars will connect with our lives in a deeper way

Cars in the future might connect with every bit of your daily life.

ClaireOct 27, 2016 7:55 PM PT

Dubai Plans to Roll Out a Smart Car Rental Service for Tech-Savvy Consumers

Dubai Plans to Roll Out a Smart Car Rental Service for Tech-Savvy Consumers

Compared to fuel-dependent cars, the number of smart vehicles on the road are extremely low. Dubai hopes to address such issues by offering a unique smart car rental service to consumers who are interested in connected vehicles. The service, which was unveiled during the 36th Gitex Technology Week event, will be led by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

Michael ChengOct 26, 2016 11:45 PM PT

Tesla says it now has full self-driving hardware for all cars being produced

Tesla says it now has full self-driving hardware for all cars being produced

After a series of accidents regarding Tesla’s “autopilot” system causing controversy internationally, the company announced on Oct 19th that now its cars are equipped with hardware for fully-autonomous driving.

ClaireOct 26, 2016 11:25 PM PT

UK Proposes New Incentives for Electric Cars in Clean Air Zones

UK Proposes New Incentives for Electric Cars in Clean Air Zones

In order to meet European clean-air standards, authorities plan to roll out special benefits for EV drivers, such as priority at traffic lights and access to one-way streets. The latter privilege would work by allowing EVs to go against the normal flow of traffic in an extra lane.

Michael ChengOct 25, 2016 11:05 PM PT

An Introduction to Self-Driving Cars

An Introduction to Self-Driving Cars

A self-driving car (driverless, autonomous, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.

Jing Yi Oct 25, 2016 7:45 PM PT

Uber drivers win lawsuit for jobless payments in New York state

Uber drivers win lawsuit for jobless payments in New York state

The New York State Department of Labor has ruled that two Uber drivers are employees of Uber rather than independent contractors, therefore, they are eligible for jobless benefits, on the other hand, Uber is appealing the determination.

ClaireOct 25, 2016 5:30 PM PT

Chinese electronics company Anker announces a Navdy clone named “Roav”

Chinese electronics company Anker announces a Navdy clone named “Roav”

Chinese consumer electronics company Anker is about to release its automotive brand “Roav” this coming November, which is very similar to Navdy, but might come with an affordable price.

ClaireOct 25, 2016 12:25 AM PT

Tesla updated its new autopilot hardware version to achieve “Full Self-Driving Capability”

Tesla updated its new autopilot hardware version to achieve “Full Self-Driving Capability”

Tesla announced its new auto pilot feature on their official website. As it explains; “The system is designed to be able to conduct short and long distance trips with no action required by the person in the driver’s seat. Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigate urban streets (even without lane markings), manage complex intersections with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts, and handle densely packed freeways with cars moving at high speed.

AmandaOct 24, 2016 11:25 PM PT

Why Do Self-Driving Cars Need Smart Roads?

Why Do Self-Driving Cars Need Smart Roads?

Today’s roads were designed to support Henry Ford’s vision of humans driving cars. Since the release of the first automobile in 1908 (the Ford Model T), not a lot has changed in the way cities build and use roads. For self-driving cars, this could be a problem.

Michael ChengOct 24, 2016 6:50 PM PT

NextEV electric supercar wows observers while being tested in Germany

NextEV electric supercar wows observers while being tested in Germany

NextEV electric supercar wows observers while being tested in Germany

LydiaOct 24, 2016 2:30 AM PT

GM invests in Chinese car sharing company “Yi Wei Xing”

GM invests in Chinese car sharing company “Yi Wei Xing”

General Motors announced recently that it has made strategic investment into the emerging Chinese car sharing venture “Yi Wei Xing”, which is the latest move that GM had on “exploring personal mobility in China”.

ClaireOct 23, 2016 10:30 PM PT

Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit Public Roads Before Self-Driving Cars

Self-Driving Trucks Could Hit Public Roads Before Self-Driving Cars

While most popular automobile brands, such as Ford, BMW and Chrysler, focus on passenger vehicles, other companies are applying autonomous technology to commercial trucks. In fact, some analysts believe that self-driving trucks will beat self-driving cars in the race to release a reliable autonomous vehicle on public roads.

Michael ChengOct 23, 2016 6:45 PM PT