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Oct 28, 2021

Tesla order could double to 200,000 Model 3s to satisfy deal with Uber, says Hertz CEO

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Hertz CEO Mark Fields revealed that its deal to supply Tesla vehicles to Uber includes an option for 100,000 more Tesla Model 3s, which would double its total order to 200,000 vehicles.

Earlier this week, Hertz announced that it ordered 100,000 Model 3 vehicles from Tesla as part of a new plan to electrify its fleet.

In the last few days, we have been learning more about this deal.

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Oct 28, 2021

Serious Concerns That AI Self-Driving Cars Cybersecurity Will Be A Hacker Leak Like An Open Sieve

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, robotics/AI, transportation

The importance of considering the numerous cybersecurity holes likely to be present in AI self-driving cars and seriously seeking to plug them up.

Oct 28, 2021

A New Commercial Hydrogen-Electric Plane Will Boast a 500 Mile Range

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The emission-free aircraft will carry up to 76 passengers.

A new aviation partnership could see commercial hydrogen-electric airliners take to the skies. The parent company of Alaska Airlines, Alaska Air Group, is partnering with zero-emission aviation firm ZeroAvia to develop a hydrogen-electric powertrain for a 76-seater passenger airliner, a press statement reveals.

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Oct 28, 2021

One autonomous taxi, please

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Self-driving Robots, developed at MIT, set sea in Amsterdam canals.

If you don’t get seasick, an autonomous boat might be the right mode of transportation for you.

Scientists from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) and the Senseable City Laboratory, together with Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute) in the Netherlands, have now created the final project in their self-navigating trilogy: a full-scale, fully autonomous robotic boat that’s ready to be deployed along the canals of Amsterdam.

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Oct 27, 2021

Unique Aussie box-wing eVTOL promises radical efficiency and huge range

Posted by in categories: finance, transportation

Australian company AMSL Aero is preparing to start flight tests on what it claims will be the world’s most efficient eVTOL design, and one of the most affordable. This box-wing beauty, the Vertiia, will travel up to 1,000 km (620 miles) on a tank of hydrogen, carrying five people or 500 kg (1,100 lb) of cargo at a quick cruise speed of 300 km/h (186 mph).

First emerging from stealth mode late last year, AMSL has a unique design, a prototype nearly ready to fly, and a target date of 2024 to get its aircraft certified and into production. Its small team has achieved an impressive amount on a shoestring budget, and it’s now raising another round of funding to finance flight testing and pre-production as it moves toward the certification process.

We spoke to co-founder Andrew Moore to learn more about this fascinating aircraft, and how Vertiia plans to stand out in a global emerging eVTOL air taxi market that’s starting to look comically crowded. What follows is an edited transcript.

Oct 27, 2021

Could facial recognition be the future of airport security? Delta Air Lines is testing it out

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

Delta Air Lines expects 2.5 million passengers to move through the Atlanta airport during the Thanksgiving period. Ahead of the holiday rush, Delta is testing new facial recognition technology to reduce the time it takes between arriving at the airport and getting passengers in their seats.

The company’s senior vice president for customer experience, Ranjan Goswami, said the facial recognition technology has been years in the making and will speed up travel.

Oct 27, 2021

India’s New Hypercar Is the Fastest Electric Vehicle It’s Ever Built

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Nd it’s also the lightest.

A Mumbai, India-based startup called Vazirani Automotive revealed images of its Ekonk electric hypercar, which was designed to be the “lightest EV ever,” a report from Motor1.com explains. The car, which looks like it’s out of the ‘Speed Racer’ movie, was designed with a special cooling system to keep it as light and fast as possible.

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Oct 26, 2021

The Case of the Vegetarian Jet Engine: How GE Jet Engines Running on Vegetable Oil Mix Broke the Sound Barrier

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Circa 2012

Oct 25, 2021

A New Futuristic Electric Bike Concept Looks Straight Out of the Tron Series

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Is this the future of electric vehicles?

Anyone who has seen Tron movies can testify to the impressive vehicles that the characters ride. Now, a designer has created a Tesla electric bike concept called Dust that is reminiscent of the bikes in the movie.

The dreamy bike is draped in a completely metallic finish that seems straight out of the future. It also comes in two models: one is completely black and the other is a contrasting design with a silver finish and matte blac… See More.

Oct 25, 2021

Hertz Orders 100,000 Teslas for Rental Cars

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It’s the largest purchase of electric cars ever.

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