Zubie Can Turn Your Old Car into a Smart Car

For people who want to own a connected and smart car, there are two main options: buy one or turn your current car into one. For those interested in the second, less expensive option, there’s Zubie, a device that plugs into the OBD-II port and gives you access to WiFi and connected apps. What a smart…

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Volvo Takes On The European Platooning Challenge With Semi-Automated Trucks

Volvo Group have been partners of the European Platooning Challenge for some time and they  have shown interest in truck platooning technology in the past but on March 18, they announced that they will also be participating. Their three semi-automated trucks are leaving on March 31 from Gothenburg and going to the Netherlands. The European Platooning Challenge Organized by the Netherlands as current President…

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London Underground Strike Proves The Benefits of Forced Experimentation

Most people would see a strike causing public transportation to partially close as an inconvenience. Well, Shaun Larcom, Ferdinand Rauch and Tim Willems aren’t most people. These three researchers saw it as an opportunity to study the effects, and the results they got show just how beneficial forced experimentation can be. A considerable number of commuters permanently changed their old…

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Google Accounts for 13 Accidents in Its Self-Driving Cars

According to one of Google’s reports, between September 2014 and November 2015, their self-driving cars have had a total of 341 “disengagements” over a total distance of 424,331 miles. That’s what Google refers to when the test driver takes control of the vehicle. It may seem like a huge number, but there’s no need to worry, since 272 of these disengagements happened because the…

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