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5 min March 28, 2016 in

Google’s First Self-Driving Car Crash In Which They Are at Fault

Google had a pretty bad Valentine’s Day this year. That’s because one of their self-driving cars, a Lexus RX450h, crashed into a bus. This is the first case of an autonomous car being involved in an accident and also sharing the fault. While Google’s cars have been involved in accidents before, this one is clearly the …

5 min March 24, 2016 in

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 …

5 min March 21, 2016 in

OverDryve Is a Device That Promises to Turn Any Car Into a Connected Car

Rand McNally, a Chicago-based company that specializes in maps, navigation, road travel, and trip planning, has launched a new portable infotainment system meant to turn any car into a connected car for $400 – a price that is sure to get the attention of all car owners looking for an upgrade. In a nutshell, OverDryve is a dashboard …

5 min March 17, 2016 in

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 …

5 min March 14, 2016 in

Extreme Fliers Are Camera Micro Drones the Size of Your Fist

We all know what drones are. Most of us like them, but there still are some people who are very skeptical about them and view them as an annoyance. Well, that is about to change thanks to the appearance of micro drones. This year’s CES had a variety of drone designs, but the one that seemed …

5 min March 10, 2016 in

The Hyperloop Is Not Gone! MIT Students Just Designed a New Pod Model

It seems like it was only yesterday that Elon Musk came forward and presented his revolutionary transport idea that was the Hyperloop. Back in 2012, when he first unveiled the idea in a 57-page white paper, people were filled with excitement, but skepticism as well. After all, his idea seemed bold and impossible, but the …