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Feb 6, 2024

Here’s How EV Tires Differ From Regular Tires

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Aside from things like special tread design and the use of foam, EV tires and regular tires are nearly identical.

Feb 6, 2024

Porsche’s Electric Taycan Overtakes Iconic 911 In Sales

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Don’t fret, 911 lovers: this is probably good news.

Feb 6, 2024

Aptera Motors secures $33M from community for its 400-mile solar EVs

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With a 400-mile range and solar capabilities, Aptera’s solar EVs are setting the stage for sustainability and accessibility.


Discover how Aptera Motors achieved $33 million through its community-led Accelerator Program to fuel production for its solar electric vehicle.

Feb 6, 2024

Ziyan unveils Shadow S3 unmanned helicopter at UMEX 2024

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Ziyan’s Shadow S3 sets new standards with a sub-7kg take-off weight, exceptional wind resistance, and an impressive 100-minute endurance.

Feb 6, 2024

Scientists Train AI Using Headcam Footage From Human Toddler

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Researchers have not only built an AI child, but are now training AI using headcam footage from a human baby as well.

In a press release, New York University announced that its data science researchers had strapped a camera to the head of a real, live, human toddler for 18 months to see how much an AI model could learn from it.

Most large language models (LLMs), like OpenAI’s GPT-4 and its competitors, are trained on “astronomical amounts of language input” that are many times larger than what infants receive when learning to speak a language during the first years of their lives.

Feb 5, 2024

Lincoln Anniversary Concept In 2040

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Californian students from the Art Center College had to imagine four concepts of cars of the future for Lincoln, by 2040. One of them, a four-seater sedan, was entitled to the realization of its 1:1 scale model, presented during Monterey Car Week, completed this weekend. Connected, autonomous, shared (“shared”), and electric, as suggested by the acronym “CASE” used by Ford’s luxury brand, which is found in this sedan called “Anniversary”

Feb 4, 2024

This Boeing company’s seaplane will transform heavy-lift transport

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The Liberty Lifter will have the cargo volume of a C-17 Globemaster III transport aircraft, yet carry up to 100 tons of cargo.


Aurora Flight Sciences, reveals the latest updates with its Liberty Lifter seaplane aimed to transform seaborne heavy-lift transportation.

Feb 4, 2024

This camera tech protects your face from unauthorized recognition

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Facial recognition is a technology that can identify or verify a person’s identity based on their face. It can be used for various purposes, such as unlocking smartphones, verifying identities at airports, or finding missing persons. However, facial recognition also seriously threatens personal privacy, as it can be used to track, monitor, or profile people without their consent or knowledge. For example, some governments or companies may use facial recognition to spy on citizens, customers, or competitors or to collect and sell their data.

How can we prevent facial recognition from invading our privacy?

To protect our facial privacy, some researchers have proposed different methods to prevent facial recognition from working. These methods, collectively called anti-facial recognition (AFR), aim to hide, distort, or replace the faces in images or videos. For instance, some AFR methods use masks, makeup, glasses, or hats to cover or alter facial features. Other AFR methods use software to blur, pixelate, or swap the faces in digital media.

Feb 3, 2024

Regina steps up, adding 53 electric buses to its public transit fleet

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Saskatchewan’s capital city is moving forward with plans to electrify its Regina Transit fleet, signing a five-year contract with Nova Bus to acquire 53 battery electric city buses.

A subsidiary of the Volvo Group based in Quebec, Nova Bus manufactures long-range electric bus options with absolutely massive battery packs — up to 564 kWh on its biggest models, with the option of DC fast-charging or charging through overhead wires.

The first installment of its larger order will see seven of its LFSe+ 40-foot, long-range buses delivered to the City of Regina early in 2025 at a cost of $10.8 million (Canadian). The city will follow that with 13 more buses later in 2025 at a cost of $22.4 million, with an additional $21.2 million set to be spent on facility upgrades and infrastructure to support the electric buses.

Feb 3, 2024

BYD EV sales grew nearly 50% in January as exports reached a new high

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After topping Tesla in the final three months of 2023, BYD is starting the year off strong with EV sales rising another 50% in January.

BYD sold 105,304 fully electric cars last month, up 48% from the 71,338 handed over last year. Production was also up significantly, with 114,365 EVs built last month, up 64% YOY.

Interestingly, BYD’s all-electric vehicles are beginning to outpace its plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). BYD’s PHEV sales were up 21% to 95,715 last month. Production was only up 9% to 90,749 units.

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