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While hitchhiking may not be considered the safest way of travelling for humans, it seems that it's even more perilous for robots. A hitchhiking robot called hitchBOT started an epic journey to see the USA from Boston, but sadly his adventure came to an abrupt end in Philadelphia after he was vandalised. hitchBOT was part of an experiment to see how human beings would interact with a robot. T...
Car manufacturer Volvo and its technology partners Telstra and Bosch aim to begin testing driverless car technology in South Australia by November, according to reports. The trials will be co-ordinated by the Australian Road Research Board, with support from the South Australian government. The plans are aimed at fostering a driverless car industry in Australia. Driverless car testing is ...
Aston Martin (VanderWolf Images/Bigstock.com) While you would certainly never find a diesel engine in an Aston Martin, the firm looks far more kindly upon electric automotive technology. So much so that the company is working on a 1,000bhp electric car, which could be here by 2020. While the success of electric sports car firm Tesla is undoubtedly a key driver behind an electric Aston, far...
The world of the driverless car has been abuzz for the last few days following an alleged incident between a Google car and a Delphi automotive robo-car. But after telling Reuters there had been some kind of incident, Delphi Automotive back-tracked and said there had been no prang at all. John Absmeier, Delphi's Silicon Valley lab director, had talked to Reuters about a close call between the ...
The new $3,645 (£2,300) Multix should perhaps have been called the 'MulTrix' – given the multiple capabilities claimed for it by manufacturer Eicher. The Indian company has developed the Multix primarily as a low-cost, small diesel powered pick-up truck that also doubles as mini power station. While the pick-up truck functionality may well appeal to India’s many small businesses, it will al...
Luxury electric car maker Tesla has announced a new partnership with Dalhousie University in Canada, with a view to developing improved lithium-ion battery technology. The agreement was signed on June 17 by Tesla's chief technical officer, JB Straubel, and Dr. Jeff Dahn of Dalhousie. It is the first time Telsa has teamed up with a Canadian university. Martha Crago, vice-president of researc...
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