TransportHow we travel in the second machine age
Transport in an age of robots
Transport is about to have a massive shift as automation becomes more competent and accepted. Many drivers will be displaced as autonomous vehicles become cheaper, more reliable, and government regulations change to accomodate the new technology. Drone technology may soon become your own personal flying car – just like the Jetsons!
Application case Bus farm: study analyzes Feasibility and savings potential of autonomous driving – KIT, FZI and SSB create innovation at the interface between IT and mobility. Autonomous driving is an important building block of new mobility concepts – not only in the passenger car sector.
Intelligent vehicles get their intelligence from cameras, Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) sensors, and navigation and mapping systems. But there are ways to make them even smarter. Researchers at EPFL are working to improve the reliability and fault tolerance of these systems by combining the data they gather with that from other vehicles.
UAE embraces the future with the world’s first concept flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (Volocopter). HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, attended the maiden concept flight of the Autonomous Air Taxi (AAT), a vehicle that will be used for the world’s first self-flying taxi service set to be introduced by Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA).
At the recent International Astronautical Congress (IAC) in Adelaide, Australia, SpaceX CEO and Lead Designer Elon Musk provided an update to his 2016 presentation regarding the long-term technical challenges that need to be solved to support the creation of a...
Computer algorithms developed by engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo can accurately determine when drivers are texting or engaged in other distracting activities. The system uses cameras and artificial intelligence (AI) to detect hand movements that deviate from normal driving behaviour and grades or classifies them in terms of possible safety threats.
Use of ethanol in vehicles reduces pollution by nanoparticles, a study shows. Levels of ultrafine particulate matter in São Paulo City, Brazil, increased by up to 30 percent at times when ethanol prices rose and consumption fell.
Ostring and Südtangente belong to the first section of the circuit in Karlsruhe for the Baden-Württemberg test field for automated and networked driving.
Researchers report transforming lignin into carbon fiber to produce a lower-cost material strong enough to build car or aircraft parts.
High School summer STEM camp teaches robotics to underserved Central Texas students.
Researchers from EPFL and UNIL have developed an encryption protocol that can put drivers in touch with passengers while keeping their personal data secret.
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