Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Ferrari Built the Track-Slaying P80/C for a Single Customer

March 26th, 2019
The unnamed buyer spent *dio* knows how much on a hypercar that oozes with Ferrari heritage but blazes around corners.

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The War to Remotely Control Self-Driving Cars Heats Up

March 26th, 2019
Designated Driver is just the latest competitor to enter the market for the teleoperation tech that will make robo-cars work.

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The Engine Propelling the Fastest Woman on Four Wheels

March 25th, 2019
A turbojet engine used on F-4 Phantom jets during the Vietnam War finds a new purpose.

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Tesla Sues Zoox and More Car News This Week

March 24th, 2019
Plus: Tesla sues Zoox over trade secrets, riding with Peloton's truck train, and more.

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Local leaders cooling to Boring Company tunnel promises

March 24th, 2019
Boring company tunnel entrance

Enlarge / The Boring Company tunnel entrance with a Telsa on an elevator to lower it down to tunnel-level. (credit: The Boring Company)

Virginia state transit officials are telling The Boring Company "thanks but no thanks," at least for now. The Virginia Mercury reported yesterday that the state's chief of rail transportation, Michael McLaughlin, was not sufficiently impressed by his recent visit to Elon Musk's test tunnel in California to recommend that the state work with the startup.

"It's a car in a very small tunnel," McLaughlin reportedly told the state's Transportation Board public transit subcommittee this week. "If one day we decide it's feasible, we'll obviously come back to you," he added.

Virginia's Transportation Board has been contemplating billion-dollar upgrades to the state's more populated areas, but the promise of The Boring Company is opaque enough that officials are hesitant to engage with the company, even at the cut-rate prices that founder Musk has promised.

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Safety-Obsessed Volvo Goes After Distracted, Speedy Drivers

March 23rd, 2019
To go with smarter safety tech, Volvo is upping its driver-monitoring efforts and putting speed limits on all its cars.

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Tesla Sues Zoox Over Manufacturing and Logistics Secrets

March 21st, 2019
The electric car company says four former employees took proprietary information to their new jobs at Zoox. Oh, and Tesla sued an employee of another rival, too.

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A New Wave of Brainy Bikes Do Everything but Ride Themselves

March 21st, 2019
Automated gear changes, app-controlled suspensions, overtaking vehicle alerts, and more smart tech are here for the human-powered two-wheeler.

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A Cab’s-Eye View of How Peloton’s Trucks ‘Talk’ to Each Other

March 20th, 2019
It’s a technology called platooning, and it could be safer and more efficient than regular truck-driving, but easier to implement than full-on robo trucks.

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Sikorsky’s Self-Flying Helicopter Hints at the Flying Future

March 19th, 2019
The Lockheed Martin subsidiary has made giving flight a whirl a matter of tapping on a tablet.

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