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Sep 16, 2019

Watch all-electric air taxi ‘Volocopter’ make debut urban flight in Stuttgart

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Volocopter, an electric air taxi startup backed by Daimler, had its urban flight debut during a presentation at the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart.

We previously reported on Volocopter in 2017 when they received a €25 million ($30 million) investment led by Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, and a few other investors.

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Sep 16, 2019

Tesla’s ‘Joe Mode’ in its V10 update is a lifesaver for parents

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla owners who travel with kids can breathe an extra sigh of relief with the electric car maker’s V10 Update, as the company has introduced a new feature known as “Joe Mode.” The new feature will allow drivers to lower the volume of alerts and prompts that will are engaged while the vehicle is in motion.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced some details on V10’s “Joe Mode” earlier this year while replying to numerous followers who speculated about what new features will be coming to be new update. As one follower asked for a mode that would help keep his children asleep during drives, Musk replied with introductory information about the V10 feature.

Hoping to get “Joe Mode” into V10. The default, of course, is normal volume, but selecting “Joe Mode” would lower the volume of strident beeps & chimes by half.

Sep 15, 2019

A Solar-Powered Hyperloop Train Could Soon Be a Reality

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability, transportation

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The Hyperloop may still be a decade from becoming a reality, but already people are trying to improve upon the concept. Chinese architecture firm MAD is developing an eco-friendly version of the futuristic transportation system, one that would utilize solar and wind energies to operate.

Earlier this week, MAD announced that it was working with US-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies on a new sustainable design with the aim of creating “enhanced connectivity between cities and people,” according to CNN. The proposed Hyperloop draws its power from a system of solar panels and wind turbine forests.

Sep 15, 2019

Auto designer LAZARETH has created a flying motorcycle

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Auto designer LAZARETH has unveiled its newest motorcycle. It happens to be able to fly with the help of 4 turbine engines.

Sep 14, 2019

China’s is building a supersonic train

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China is building a supersonic train.

Sep 14, 2019

The self-healing car!

Posted by in categories: business, transportation

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Sep 13, 2019

New vibration sensor detects buried objects from moving vehicle

Posted by in categories: government, transportation

Detecting landmines can be a challenging and slow process. Detecting them from a moving vehicle would make the process more speedy, but at the expense of accuracy.

At the Optical Society’s (OSA) Laser Congress, held 29 September—3 October 2019 in Vienna, Austria, researchers from the University of Mississippi, U.S.A., will report a new laser-based sensor that effectively detects buried objects even while the detector is in motion. This new device offers a significant improvement over existing technologies, which cannot be operated on the go and lose accuracy in the presence of external sources of sound or vibration.

Laser Doppler vibrometers (LDVs) combined with vibration excited in the ground have shown promise for detecting landmines and other buried objects, but their sensitivity to environmental vibrations mean they must be operated from a special stable platform. The device, called a Laser Multi Beam Differential Interferometric Sensor (LAMBDIS), provides comparable detection capabilities but is far less sensitive to motion, allowing it to be used aboard a moving vehicle.

Sep 13, 2019

Under Armour Fat Tire GTX

Posted by in categories: energy, transportation

The Under Armour Fat Tire GTX uses cutting-edge technology to help you tackle any trail. Taking design inspiration from off-road fat tire bikes, these boots are built on a Michelin outsole with a Wild Gripper rubber compound for excellent traction on a wide variety of terrain. A breathable GORE-TEX membrane provides total waterproof protection, and the UA Charged foam cushioning system delivers ultimate energy return and impact protection. The BOA speed closure system uses a unique click and turn dial and stainless steel laces to lock your feet in place faster than regular laces. These boots also feature a Cupron copper-infused sockliner that wipes out odor-causing bacteria to keep feet fresh. Built with composite textile and foam construction, these comfortable boots won’t let anything stand in your way on the trail.

Sep 13, 2019

Toyota Wants to Slather Solar Panels All Over Its Prius Hybrid

Posted by in categories: solar power, space, sustainability, transportation

Since July, Toyota has been working on a brand-new design. It features special, much higher efficiency solar panels that are mounted on the hood, roof and even hatchback of the car, charging the car’s batteries even when it’s moving.

Panel Van

The new solar system could allow the Prius to cover 50 kilometers, four days a week, on solar alone, Bloomberg reports.

Sep 13, 2019

Toyota Is Trying to Figure Out How to Make a Car Run Forever

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability, transportation

Put together the best solar panels money can buy, super-efficient batteries and decades of car-making know-how and, theoretically, a vehicle might run forever.

That’s the audacious motivation behind a project by Toyota Motor Corp., Sharp Corp. and New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan, or NEDO, to test a Prius that could revolutionize transportation.

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