Ford and MIT test autonomous shuttles in MIT's campus
Ford Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created three autonomous electric shuttles which are going to be tested in MIT's campus. They will use LIDAR and cameras to navigate among pedestrians.
7/29/16, Milan Šurkala
Daimler released electric Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck
Transportation of the near future will use electricity for propulsion systems. Therefore, Daimler has presented a new 26-tonne Mercedes-Bent Urban eTruck with modular battery concept and 250 kW of engine power.
7/28/16, Milan Šurkala
Elon Musk revealed Master Plan II, Tesla trucks coming
10 years ago, Elon Musk revealed Master Plan that involved three electric cars and solar power. Now, the second plan was made public. Musk plans to create electric trucks, public transport system, car sharing but that is not all.
7/22/16, Milan Šurkala
Geneva will charge e-buses in 15 seconds
Geneva public transportation is going to use flash charging electric buses. The ABB company will provide fleet of TOSA e-buses that are going to be charged in 15-20 seconds at special bus stops.
7/19/16, Milan Šurkala
Mercedes will 3D-print spare parts for its trucks
Daimler company is going to use 3D print technology to produce plastic spare parts for Mercedes trucks. It would be very easy to create a new part anywhere in the world even for trucks that are not produced for a long time.
7/14/16, Milan Šurkala
Electric car broke 0-100 km/h world record
The world acceleration record from 0 to 100 km/h was broken by Grimsel electric formula in less than 1.6 seconds. Its acceleration is even better than the acceleration of the cars with combustion engines.
6/24/16, Milan Šurkala
NASA to fly electrically, the new X-57 Maxwell
Electric engines are not spreading only in hybrid and electric cars, they are finding their way into aircrafts too. NASA has developed the X-57 Maxwell aircraft that uses 14 electric engines and batteries storing the power for them.
6/20/16, Milan Šurkala
Chinese retailer tests delivery drones in countryside
Delivery drones are the future of e-shops. Chinese retailer JD.com is already testing them in rural areas of China where are huge problems to get packages into desired destinations through winding roads.
6/10/16, Milan Šurkala
Drone taxi to be tested in Nevada
Ehang 184 drone is a new type of drone that is able to carry passengers but it still flies without any human pilot. Such a vehicle can work as a drone taxi and the company is going to start the tests in Nevada.
6/9/16, Milan Šurkala
Fuel to be produced by artificial photosynthesis?
Harvard researchers have improved the artificial photosynthesis that is able to create oxygen and substances needed for production of liquid fuels. Are we going to create artificial gasoline using Bionic Leaf 2.0?
6/7/16, Milan Šurkala