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Oct 2, 2015

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop has 5 key advantages over today’s fastest trains

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

For one, it’s way faster.

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Oct 1, 2015

RoboCab: Driverless Taxi Experiment to Start in Japan

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Japan’s cabinet office, Kanagawa prefecture and Robot Taxi Inc. on Thursday said they will start experimenting with unmanned taxi service beginning in 2016. The service will be offered for approximately 50 people in Kanagawa prefecture, just south of Tokyo, with the auto-driving car carrying them from their homes to local grocery stores.

According to the project organizers, the cabs will drive a distance of about three kilometers (two miles), and part of the course will be on major avenues in the city. Crew members will be aboard the car during the experiment in case there is a need to avoid accidents.

Robot Taxi Inc., a joint venture between mobile Internet company DeNA Co. and vehicle technology developer ZMP Inc., is aiming to commercialize its driverless transportation service by 2020. The company says it will seek to offer unmanned cabs to users including travelers from overseas and locals in areas where buses and trains are not available.

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Sep 30, 2015

Self-driving cars could reduce accidents

Posted by in categories: health, robotics/AI, transportation

We all know that self-driving cars are cute and tend to be safer — at least according to Google’s self-released reports to date — but this new report has the self-driving revolution holding massive potential as one of the greatest things to happen to public health in the 21st century.

As The Atlantic reports, automated cars could save up to 300,000 lives per decade in the United States. Their reporting is based on this research paper by consulting firm McKinsey & Co., which is filled with fascinating ways that self-driving cars will help us accident-prone humans by midcentury.

From the McKinsey report (bold added by us to highlight the mind-blowing data):

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Sep 30, 2015

Tesla’s new car includes a ‘bioweapon defense mode’ — and that’s not a joke

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, transportation

Tesla’s Model X has a feature that can filter the air to the quality of a hospital operating room.

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Sep 26, 2015

Elon Musk sees EV with 745mi range

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently did an interview in Denmark where he talked about all sorts of topics. Naturally, he spoke about where he see the future of the EV market going. The big problem that EV buyers have today are relatively short driving ranges offered. Tesla has the best driving range with its Model S able to go several hundred miles on a charge.

Musk answered a question from the interviewer on when we can expect to see EVs able to drive 1000km per charge, which is about 612 miles. Musk said that a Model S has already gone 500 miles on a charge, at low speeds.

He thinks that the Model S might be able to go 500 miles per charge by next year, but definitely by 2017. By 2020 Musk thinks that a driving distance of 1200 km, or about 746 miles, will be possible per charge. It’s unclear if Musk was talking about normal driving distance or hypermiling the EV.

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Sep 26, 2015

How Robots and Sensors Will Transform Transportation, Agriculture, and Elder Care

Posted by in categories: electronics, food, health, robotics/AI, transportation

Sensors and robotics are two exponential technologies that will disrupt a multitude of billion-dollar industries.

This post (part 3 of 4) is a quick look at how three industries — transportation, agriculture, and healthcare/elder care — will change this decade.

Before I dive into each of these industries, it’s important I mention that it’s the explosion of sensors that is fundamentally enabling much of what I describe below.

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Sep 22, 2015

Apple is building an electric car for launch in 2019, claims report

Posted by in category: transportation

The company is tripling the number of engineers on the project, code-named Titan, and has set a ‘ship date’ for within four years, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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Sep 22, 2015

First driverless pods to travel public roads arrive in the Netherlands

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

The WEpod will be the first self-driving electric shuttle to run in regular traffic, and take bookings via a dedicated app.

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Sep 21, 2015

TF-X Flying Car IDEA GI Page

Posted by in category: transportation

I’ll take one.


TF-X Flying Car IDEA
GI Page: https://www.facebook.com/gigigadgets

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Sep 21, 2015

ELON MUSK: In 5 Years You’ll Be Able To Get In Your Car, Go To Sleep, And Wake Up At Your Destination

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, neuroscience, transportation

Autopilot is a good start.

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