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Dec 18, 2015

This is the flying car the FAA just approved for test flights in US airspace

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Finally, a flying car!

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Dec 17, 2015

Tesla throws shade at hacker who built a self-driving car

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Samsung Pay lets users ditch the physical gift cards in favor of the digital version.

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Dec 17, 2015

Sway A Revolution in Transportation

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Sway Lithium PLUS electric three-wheeler–an urban creative capable of reaching speeds of up to 70mph. Just lean into turns and maneuvers allows riders to zip from point A to B without any lag.

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Dec 17, 2015

Ordering an Uber ride through Facebook Messenger feels like the future

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It feels futuristic to have Uber built directly into an app like Facebook Messenger. Here’s how it works.

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Dec 16, 2015

Google ‘disappointed’

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Google says it’s disappointed by draft rules that would ban driverless cars from traveling on public roads in California without a licensed human driver.

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Dec 16, 2015

This Concept Car Has A Drone Landing Pad

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That isn’t even the weirdest thing about it.

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Dec 16, 2015

Facebook teams up with Uber to make it easier to meet your friends in real life

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You can now hail an Uber from inside Facebook Messenger.

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Dec 16, 2015

Report: Google to Take on Uber With Self-Driving ‘Rides for Hire’

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Google is reportedly planning to spin off its self-driving car division and offer autonomous taxi rides.

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Dec 16, 2015

3D MicroPrint: Laser Sintering Technology to 3D Print Tiny Metal Parts

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, biotech/medical, transportation

3D MicroPrint is a new micro laser sintering technology for small, precise metal parts: ideal for automotive, medical and jewelery applications.

A new company dubbed 3D MicroPrint has unveiled a new micro laser sintering technology (MLS) for 3D printing tiny metal components for potential applications in industries like watchmaking, cars, and medicine.

The enterprise is a collaboration between two companies based in Germany: 3D-Micromac AG, a provider of laser micromachining systems, and EOS GmbH, an e-Manufacturing group.

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Dec 16, 2015

First iPhone hacker built a self-driving car with Linux

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, robotics/AI, transportation

Wait, what? You might be asking yourself what inspired a hacker by the name of George Hotz to build his own self-driving car. That’s what we wanted to know, too. It would seem that Hotz decided to kick out a self-driving car using a 2016 Acura ILX in “about a month.” He’s using Ubuntu Linux as his operating system and has an absurdly massive 21.5-inch display sitting in the middle. A flight navigator joystick rests between the front two seats which, when triggered, engages a fully operational self-driving vehicle system.

Hots spoke with Bloomberg earlier this year for a report this week, showing reporters what his vehicle can do out on the highway back a few days before Thanksgiving. The vehicle is nowhere near a production-level sort of setup, looking more like Hotz ripped the cords out of several machines and bashed them together inside his vehicle — but it works. It all works.

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