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Nov 3, 2018

Dutch couple to drive a solar-powered, 3D-printed vehicle to the South Pole

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, sustainability, transportation

This couple is preparing to travel to the South Pole in a solar vehicle made from upcycled, 3D-printed plastic parts to promote zero-waste living. Learn more.

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Nov 3, 2018

Another Tesla with Autopilot crashed into a stationary object—the driver is suing

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To be fair to Tesla, this problem isn’t unique to the company. Most emergency braking systems on the market today won’t stop for stationary objects at freeway speeds. These systems are not sophisticated enough to distinguish a stationary object on the road from one that’s next to or above the road. So to make the problem easier to handle, the cars may just ignore stationary objects, assuming that the driver will steer around them.

Florida man says Tesla oversold Autopilot’s capabilities.

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Nov 2, 2018

General Motors unveils electric bicycles that will arrive in 2019

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It might sound counterintuitive for a car company to make a product that serves as an alternative to cars.

But that’s exactly what General Motors is doing.

GM has designed two electric bicycles and plans to sell them beginning in 2019.

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Nov 2, 2018

AI Guru Andrew Ng on the Job Market of Tomorrow

Posted by in categories: economics, education, robotics/AI, transportation

…but Our Timelines Are Too Rosy I would actually welcome a correction in public opinion about what AI can and cannot do. This has happened to me multiple times, where I would listen to a CEO on stage make an announcement about what their company is doing with AI, and then 20 minutes later I’d talk to one of their engineers, and they’d say, “No, we’re not doing that, and we have no idea how to do it.” I think it still takes judgment to know what is and what isn’t possible with AI, and when the C-suite does not yet have that judgment it’s possible for companies to make promises very publicly that are just not feasible. Frankly, we see some of this in the self-driving space. Multiple auto [original equipment manufacturer] CEOs have promised self-driving car roadmaps that their own engineers think are unrealistic. I feel [CEOs are] being sincere but just not really understanding what can be done in a certain timeframe.

The co-founder of Google’s deep-learning research team on the promise of a conditional basic income, the need for a skills-based education system and what CEOs don’t understand about artificial intelligence.

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Nov 1, 2018

Elon Musk said Tesla owners will be able to drive their cars with their phones in around 6 weeks

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Tesla owners will soon be able to drive their cars with their phones, Elon Musk said.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Thursday via Twitter that an upcoming software update will allow Tesla owners to drive their cars with their phones in some situations.

“Car will drive to your phone location & follow you like a pet if you hold down summon button on Tesla app,” Musk said.

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Nov 1, 2018

Quantum Physicists Found a New, Safer Way to Navigate

Posted by in categories: quantum physics, transportation

GPS can be hacked, so airplanes and ships need a backup system. These quantum physicists think they have an answer.

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Oct 29, 2018

Guess What? Everyone Was Wrong About Tesla

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This quarter, Tesla has not only made tons of money, boosting its share price and giving the NASDAQ its best day in months, but has also fulfilled its production and distribution objectives. This is not about manufacturing cars anymore: is about changing the world.

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Oct 28, 2018

Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from

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

Who should a self-driving car kill?

The infamous “trolley problem” was put to millions of people in a global study, revealing how much ethics diverge across cultures.

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Oct 26, 2018

MIT reveals who self-driving cars should kill: The cat, the elderly, or the baby?

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The results of the poll are in.

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Oct 26, 2018

India’s Rickshaw Revolution Leaves China in the Dust

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s administration now is pivoting toward promoting EVs in public transportation and fleet operations – primarily, two- and three-wheelers, taxis and buses. The Ministry of Finance is finalizing a plan to spend about 40 billion rupees ($600 million) in the next five years to improve the nation’s charging infrastructure and subsidize e-buses.

An electric-vehicle revolution is gaining ground in India, and it has nothing to do with cars.

The South Asian nation is home to about 1.5 million battery-powered, three-wheeled rickshaws – a fleet bigger than the total number of electric passenger cars sold in China since 2011. But while the world’s largest auto market dangled significant subsidies to encourage purchases of battery-powered cars, India’s e-movement hardly got a hand from the state.

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