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Sep 21, 2020

Tony Hawk Rides World’s First Real Hoverboard — Hendo Hover

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Read The Article Here: http://theridechannel.com/features/2014/11/tony-hawk-rides-hoverboard

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Sep 21, 2020

New graphene battery can be charged in just 15 seconds!

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A new type of battery has been developed that could revolutionise electric vehicle use with a recharge time of just 15 seconds.

Sep 21, 2020

If you like electric cars, or motorcycles (or both!), stop what you’re doing and watch Long Way Up

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Just in case you haven’t heard, Long Way Up is the third installment in Ewan McGregor’s and Charlie Boorman’s trilogy of long-distance motorcycle adventure rides.

What makes this one so special, though, is that the duo set out on a pair of Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycles, attempting to cover 15,000 miles (25,000 km) of incredibly remote terrain from the southern tip of Argentina all the way to Los Angeles.

[Author’s Note: There are no major spoilers here; you’re safe to keep reading.].

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Sep 21, 2020

Man behind wheel of self-driving Uber car charged with negligent homicide for running over woman

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The state of Arizona is pursuing negligent homicide charges against the man who was behind the wheel in a self-driving Uber car that ran over a woman.

In 2018, Elaine Herzberg was struck by a self-driving Uber in Tempe, Arizona. Rafael Vasquez, who was behind the wheel, has now been charged, KPNX-TV’s Brahm Resnik reported Tuesday.

NEW Man behind wheel of self-driving @Uber charged with negligent homicide in 2018 pedestrian death in Tempe, Arizona. pic.twitter.com/uyFIbIa3bi

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Sep 20, 2020

This College Student Built His Own Batmobile

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It’s a working car that can seat two people who just want to pretend like they’re driving around Gotham.

Sep 20, 2020

Smarter transport systems with graphene

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Imagine a road that always stays ice-free, interacts with vehicles to make their own electricity and has road markings that change according to live traffic. It sounds futuristic but a new partnership between The University of Manchester and Highways England is setting the wheels in motion to make this dream a reality.

Highways England is responsible for the motorways and major A roads in the country, carrying four million journeys a day. All this traffic can take its toll. Adding graphene into road maintenance has the potential to extend a road’s life, increase network performance to an industry-changing level and improve the road-user experience.

Manchester’s Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) is plotting a route to a solution, collaborating with Highways England and Pavement Testing Services to tackle low-carbon and digital road networks, and deterioration of road surfaces in the UK, with the help of graphene.

Sep 20, 2020

Device captures microplastic pollution from tyre wear

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A new wheel-fitted device by technology startup, The Tyre Collective, could help to reduce both air and plastic pollution produced from vehicles.

Sep 19, 2020

Tesla reintroduces ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ – offering cheaper alternative to ‘Full Self-Driving’

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Tesla has reintroduced the ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ option – offering a cheaper alternative to the ‘Full Self-Driving’ package for existing owners.

Sep 19, 2020

Airspeeder’s ‘flying car’ racers to be shielded by virtual force-fields

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Welcome to the world’s newest motorsport: manned multicopter races that exceed speeds of 100 mph.

Sep 16, 2020

1 Thing to Look for During Tesla’s Battery Day

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Battery technology is key to Tesla’s future — for more reasons than its electric cars.

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