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Tech Firms Exploring the Future of Transport

Tech Firms Exploring the Future of Transport

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last month featured a variety of carless commuting options, including electric bicycles, scooters, and skateboards aimed at reducing commuting costs as well as traffic congestion, especially in larger cities where these issues are much higher. Throughout the week, an AFP reporter tested the car-free concept using a GenZe electric bicycle.… Continue Reading

Car Tech Trends from CES 2018

Car Tech Trends from CES 2018

The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) saw an influx of additions featuring innovative developments in automotive technology. Manufacturers showcased their newest concepts featuring advanced technology. Hyundai and Mercedes-Benz showcased vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence and infotainment systems.     Hyndai’s Intelligent Personal Agent features voice-activated technology that the company co-developed with Silicon Valley-based company SoundHound… Continue Reading

Detroit Auto Show Highlights

Detroit Auto Show Highlights

The North American International Auto Show in Detroit kicked off on January 13th and will continue through the 28th. The auto show began with its event, The Gallery, at Cobo Center. Guests were privy to a nearly $10 million collection of the most acclaimed automobiles in the world. Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and… Continue Reading

General Motors Planning Autonomous Vehicles Sans Controls

General Motors Planning Autonomous Vehicles Sans Controls

Autonomous vehicles are not an entirely new concept. Vehicle manufacturers have been working on designs for years. However, General Motors has unveiled plans to mass-produce autonomous vehicles that lack controls such as steering wheels and pedals by 2019. The car will be the company’s fourth generation of driverless electric Chevy Bolts. The company has plans… Continue Reading

Bombardier Competitor Comes to Toronto

Bombardier Competitor Comes to Toronto

  In 2010, Metrolinx signed a $770 million deal with Bombardier to purchase 182 vehicles to run on the Eglinton Crosstown among other Toronto LRT lines. Consistent delays and legal battles have resulted in a dispute over the order, as the two pilot vehicles, which were due in spring of 2015, have yet to arrive.… Continue Reading

Tesla Announces New All-Electric Semis

Tesla Announces New All-Electric Semis

​   As global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and adhere to international treaty commitments have gained momentum, Tesla announced its new electric semi, allowing companies to reduce their carbon footprint by switching from fuel to clean energy. CEO Elon Musk claimed the truck can reach a speed of 250 miles per hour and that… Continue Reading

Global Response to Autonomous Vehicles

Global Response to Autonomous Vehicles

  Some Countries Have a More Positive Outlook than Others   Ford has been working on a number of technologies and surveys, recently releasing their 2018 Trends Report, which examines attitudes around the world on a wide variety of topics. One such topic of discussion was autonomous vehicles and global perception of the technology. In… Continue Reading

Colossal Fusion Project Set to Transform the Energy Industry

Colossal Fusion Project Set to Transform the Energy Industry

  ​Several nations are working together to transform the energy industry through fusion, “the nuclear reaction that powers the sun and the stars.” The project’s members include the United States, Russia, China, India, and the European Union. The project centers entirely around fusion as a “potential source of safe, non-carbon emitting and limitless energy.” Fusion… Continue Reading

Williams Advance Engineering Develops Ground-Breaking Aerofoil

Williams Advance Engineering Develops Ground-Breaking Aerofoil

​   Williams Advanced Engineering announced last Wednesday that it has partnered with Aerofoil Energy Ltd. to develop an aerofoil that can reduce energy consumption by refrigerators by up to 30 per cent. The Williams Group business will provide the aerofoil to Sainsbury’s supermarkets with the hope of reducing operational costs, as well as controlling… Continue Reading

Elon Musk’s green vision extends to the Tesla Semi, capable of hauling 80,000 pounds for up to 400 miles on a single 30 minute charge

Elon Musk’s green vision extends to the Tesla Semi, capable of hauling 80,000 pounds for up to 400 miles on a single 30 minute charge

Elon Musk’s green vision extends to all forms of transportation — and the press launch of the new electric Tesla Semi was dramatic for its silence. As the slick rigs drive up to the assembled launch crowd, hushed in anticipation, there is no engine sound — just the occasional thrum of tires. Then, Elon Musk… Continue Reading

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