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Posted on Mar 22 2017 - 12:22pm by Brian Atkinson
Comments Off on NVIDIA Unveiled A Partnership With Audi On AI-powered Cars

Nvidia announced several new partners for its efforts to bring autonomous cars to public roads in a production capacity, but the biggest by far was Audi. Nvidia is working with carmaker to bring its AI driving tech, which is available thanks to the latest in-car autonomous computing software and hardware, to market by 2020. Audi and Nvidia have worked together before, but the new partnership, announced by the Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang on stage at the CES 2017, will see the companies working to produce a “Level 4” automatic vehicle...

Posted on Mar 6 2017 - 6:28pm by Brian Atkinson
Comments Off on Dorkpod Is Charlottesville’s First Do-It-Yourself Vertical Electric Vehicle Kit

The Dorkpod by Tinkersmiths Makerspace is an open source DIY vertical personal electric vehicle. The Kits for the Dorkpod are available in a variety of options for makers of any skill level froDorkpod” is Charlottesville’s first do-it-yourself vertical electric vehicle kitm just the plans to a fully complete and ready to drive model. The design is just built around using an electric wheelchair base for the drive sys, and the vertical cage can be customized and easily put together. DorkPods Design: Dorkpod is made of lightweight...

Posted on Mar 1 2017 - 7:20pm by Brian Atkinson
Comments Off on Audi Announced That Its New Traffic Light Information (TLI) System

Audi has just announced that the select 2017 Audi A4, Q7 and all road models (built after June 2016) will be able to communicate with the Wi-Fi-enabled traffic lights that can inform drivers when red lights will turn green. Available on select Audi cars driving only in Las Vegas for now, the system uses car’s on-board 4G internet connection to receive the traffic light data from the area’s traffic management system. Included in the Audi Connect Prime tech suite, Traffic Light Information displays the remaining time until the...

Posted on Feb 18 2017 - 9:12pm by Brian Atkinson
Comments Off on Chinese EHang 184 Passenger Drone Will Begin Flying Over Dubai This Summer

Dubai hopes to have a new passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of this futuristic city-state in July. The question is whether the egg-shaped, and four-legged craft will really take off as a transportation alternative in this car-clogged city already home to the world’s longest driverless metro line. In fact, as the Associated Press reports, the EHang 184 has been zipping around Dubai’s Burj Al-Arab skyscraper, which happens to have a helipad floating a dizzying 689 feet off the ground. ‘This isn’t...

Posted on Dec 29 2016 - 10:07pm by Brian Atkinson
Comments Off on Lexus RX 200t Is Now Available In F Sport & Sports Luxury Variant

The Japanese car maker, LEXUS has added F Sport and Sports Luxury trim lines to its RX 200t, which will sit above the existing RX 200t Luxury variant. The 200t has, up until now, only been available in the base Luxury trim level. Bringing in the F Sport and the Sports Luxury pack to the RX 200t gives buyers more variety of the entry-level engine. It is also likely to allow Lexus 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder engine become more widespread and commonplace within the brand. F Sport Power: The F Sport package doesn’t add any power, so...