You might think the coolest part of the SpaceX Falcon Heavy test was the Tesla with a spaceman riding inside, flying out into space.
THE SUN HAD only just come up last Friday, but the young self-driving car industry had already moved into a new era.
IN A YEAR-LONG litigation process that featured alleged theft, mysterious deleted text messages, and the odd reference to Burning Man, last Friday’s twist was perhaps the most unexpected of all.
ELECTRIC commercial vehicles were once a common sight in Britain’s towns and cities. A fleet of 25,000 battery-powered milk floats roved the early-morning streets delivering a crucial part of the nation’s breakfast.
ELECTRIC VEHICLES ARE a fixture of many a transportation utopia, and for good reasons. In a world still reliant on private transportation, they promise everything from lower pollution to higher torque.
FOR LONGTIME RESIDENTS of Pittsburgh, seeing self-driving cars built by Uber, Argo AI, and others roam their streets is nothing new.
IN THE PAST five years, autonomous driving has gone from “maybe” to “definitely” to “inevitable” to “how did anyone ever think it wasn’t?”
IT WAS not the much anticipated take-off that took your breath away. It was the landings. Eight minutes after they had lifted the first SpaceX Falcon Heavy off its pad at Cape Canaveral on February 6th, two of its three boosters returned.
GENERAL MOTORS reveals barn-sized truck at Detroit motor show. What else is new, you might now ask.
EXPECTATIONS are high, among those boosting the idea of self-driving cars, that people will do other things, such as reading, working on a laptop or having a nap, when riding in such a vehicle.
Autonomous cabs might just be the beginning. To fight urban gridlock, the industry envisions self-flying drones to transport people. And they’re already preparing for takeoff.