Michael Cheng is a legal editor and technical writer with publications for Blackberry ISHN Magazine Houzz and Payment Week. He specializes in technology business and digesting hard data. Outside of work Michael likes to train for marathons spend time with his daughter and explore new places.
Jul 12, 2017 9:45 AM WST
For people interested in owning one of the first flying cars to ever exist, it’s important to highlight that it’s not actually legal to operate the unit. That’s because the vessel lacks flight certification from the FAA.
Jul 11, 2017 10:00 AM WST
The T-pod looks nothing like other commercial trucks on the road today. The first thing you’ll notice is that the unit does not have any windows. Additionally, it does not have a driver’s seat for human navigation.
Jul 10, 2017 4:22 PM WST
While the solar-powered car can’t drive around the city autonomously, it can communicate with its environment and other vessels via V2X technology. During operation, the robust platform also provides real-time feedback about driving efficiency rates. If the driver is accelerating too fast or breaking too abruptly, the system will flash a red light to notify the individual.
Jul 08, 2017 9:25 AM WST
Waymo’s superior fleet of 600 driverless cars are impressively automated – but the company’s operations are not. Like all cars on the road today, the vehicles must be serviced and maintained properly in order to safely and efficiently accrue mileage on public roads.
Jul 07, 2017 9:20 AM WST
The second phase of the trials, which is being conducted in GoMentum Station, focuses on managing maneuvers in constricted areas with limited space. GoMentum Station is a unique proving grounds for self-driving car developers, Tier 1 suppliers, research groups and automakers.
Jul 06, 2017 9:20 AM WST
Hyundai is currently benefiting from direct access to Cisco’s Jasper, a leading cloud-based IoT platform that is being used by over 50 auto companies, including Honda via the MyHonda Connected Car system.
Jul 06, 2017 9:15 AM WST
When it comes to traffic-related collisions, the results of the study showed that the human decision-making process is not contextual. Therefore, it can be explained and conveyed to machines using computational modeling.
Jul 05, 2017 3:10 PM WST
The 10-day trial is being conducted using a fleet of CargoPods. At the moment, the cars are not completely driverless. There are two operators inside every truck – one to monitor the platform and one to oversee the delivery service.
Jul 04, 2017 1:19 PM WST
The units will have an estimated range of 248 miles per charge. In the company’s strategy to cut production costs by reducing the number of options for its vehicles, BMW plans to focus on high volume units that are profitable.
Jun 29, 2017 5:28 AM WST
The report highlights that the adoption of EVs will help support this emerging trend. By 2025, EVs could make up around 14 percent of new car sales, which equates to roughly 100 million units. In Europe, regulations surrounding a ban on old diesel-powered vehicles may propel this forecast by a couple of years.