Chinese Automaker BYD Delivers First Electric Truck to US Freight

BYD Motors Inc. is supplying 11 zero-emission battery electric trucks to SF Goodwill for use in the San Francisco region collecting and transporting donations. The 10 delivery trucks and one refuse truck will be assembled at BYD Motors’ facility in Lancaster. SF Goodwill, which serves San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, will use the delivery trucks for collections and to transport donations among its stores and drop off locations and the refuse truck as a debris hauler for transpo...
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Airbus Defence and Space has designed its latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

Airbus Defence and Space has designed its latest unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), SAGITTA. This new type of aircraft has been successfully tested and will enter series production. Photo courtesy of Airbus. Using a pre-programmed course, Airbus tested the unmanned jet-propelled demonstrator at its test site in Overberg, South Africa. The UAV flew completely autonomously for around seven minutes.   This was the first phase of testing, which also included extensive ground tests. Th...
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UberBOAT

Uber Technologies Inc. is an American technology company headquartered in San Francisco, California, United States, operating in 570 cities worldwide. It develops, markets and operates the Uber car transportation and food delivery mobile apps. Uber drivers use their own cars, although drivers can rent a car to drive with Uber. UberTAXI, which is available in some markets, allows users to summon a taxi using the Uber software application. Users pay an additional booking fee and can leave a gra...
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Airbus has introduced a new helicopter concept that adds a pair of futuristic wings, enabling it to travel at record of 255 knots speeds.

Airbus has introduced a new helicopter concept that adds a pair of futuristic wings, enabling it to travel at record of 255 knots speeds. The Racer is based on Airbus Helicopters' X3 prototype helicopter, which set a helicopter speed record at 255 knots Airbus Helicopters unveiled the aerodynamic configuration of the high speed demonstrator it is developing as part of the Clean Sky 2 European research programme. Codenamed Racer, for Rapid And Cost-Effective Rotorcraft, this demonstrator wi...
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China will host the World Economic Forum’s annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 – 29 2017

China will host the World Economic Forum's annual June meeting, often called Summer Davos on June 27 - 29 2017. The World Economic Forum, committed to improving the state of the world, is the international organization for public-private cooperation. Hundreds of business and research leaders are gathering in the Chinese city of Tianjin for the annual World Economic Forum. Innovation is in the spotlight for the current 'Summer Davos'. The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Swiss nonprofit foun...
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G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world.

G-Startup Worldwide is a global startup competition held around the world to find the most innovative, early stage startups, invest $1,000,000 in them, support them with a global network and enable them to change the world. https://youtu.be/G2M39pySzyo G-Startup is hosted at each GMIC in 2017 including Beijing, Bangalore, Tel Aviv, Jakarta, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong & Silicon Valley. The local winners of G-Startup Worldwide at select competitions receive investment. The winner al...
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‘SpaceX’ – ‘Hyperloop Pod Competition II’ August 25-27, 2017

Hyperloop is a proposed mode of passenger and freight transportation that would propel a pod-like vehicle through a reduced-pressure tube that could potentially exceed airliner speeds. SpaceX is revolutionizing terrestrial transportation through its Hyperloop transportation services. The company currently provides these services to innovators and universities interested in high-speed transportation technology and solutions. The Hyperloop system built by SpaceX at its headquarters in Hawthorne...
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‘Boom Supersonic’ is developing passenger plane that will travel Mach 2.2 is 1,451 MPH — 2.6x faster than other airliners.

Supersonic flight has existed for 70 years, but until now, it hasn’t been efficient enough for routine travel. Boom’s airliner enables fares 75% lower than Concorde, about the same price as today’s business class tickets. This advance in efficiency is made possible by a breakthrough aerodynamic design, state-of-the-art engines, and advanced composites. 'Boom Supersonic' is developing passenger plane that will travel Mach 2.2 is 1,451 MPH — 2.6x faster than other airliners. XB-1 SUPERS...
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CES Asia 2017 in China from June 13-15

CES Asia 2017 will be packed with the latest and most exciting innovations across the full spectrum of consumer technology. Now in its third year, CES Asia 2017 is expected to surpass previous years with a projected 450 exhibiting companies crossing a show floor of 40,000 gross square meters, covering five halls of exhibit space. Exhibitors from 22 countries, regions and territories will feature products in 19 categories including artificial intelligence (AI), vehicle technology and virtual real...
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OjO Commuter Scooter™ is a two-wheel smart electric scooter that quickly accelerates up to 20 MPH and can go up to distance of 25 miles on a single charge.

OjO Commuter Scooter™ is the ultimate two-wheel smart scooter from OjO Electric. The OjO Commuter Scooter™ is a bike lane-friendly, zero emissions, clean fun ride for adults. It quickly accelerates up to 20 MPH and a distance of 25 miles on a single charge. https://youtu.be/99-Gjt-P_yA   OjO establishes the evolution of e-scooters with a patented ergonomic design that maximizes comfort, style, & agility. All-welded aluminum frame and durable ABS automotive grade plastic creates...
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Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, is building a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita(pronounced “jee-ta”).

Piaggio, the Italian company that makes Vespa scooters and Moto Guzzi motorcycles, is building a personal delivery device or “cargo robot,” called the Gita(pronounced “jee-ta”). According to Piaggio, its a 22 inches tall Ball shaped robot that allows you to store items and has an assortment of cameras to help it navigate. Gita also has a small compartment which can be accessed via a hatch on top, and can carry up to 40 pounds. Further, the bot can tell where to go by Wi-Fi-connecting to a ...
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Hydrofoil surf board is a water board with a set of motor underneath it. Like an airplane, those motors lift the board off the water when a little speed is added. However, instead of flying on air the hydrofoil flies on water.

Hydrofoil (or foil) board is a water board with a set of wings underneath it. Like an airplane, those wings lift the board off the water when a little speed is added. However, instead of flying on air the hydrofoil flies on water. The roughly 8-foot-long SwagSurf arrives folded into threes and in a relatively small carrying case. The body of the device is inflated through a port on its top end. The SwagSurf is covered in a tough, drop-stitch fabric, and when I squeezed the board, it felt like i...
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Tokyo-based tire company has developed air-free bicycle tire

Tokyo-based tire company has developed air-free bicycle tire, created together with bridgestone cycle co. the next-generation wheel is a practical application of the company’s ‘air-free concept,’ which eliminates the need for tires to be inflated with air. instead, the tires support the rider’s weight by using a unique structure of spokes made from thermoplastic resin, which stretch along the inner sides of the wheel. the ‘air-free concept’ removes the need for air by using resin spokes to su...
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Wireless motorcycle helmet has smart brake light that shines at motorist eye level

The brake lights on your motorcycle work okay. But they're mounted low on your bike and don't account for different types of braking. The new Wireless motorcycle helmet has beend evloped with smart brake light that shines at motorist eye level. Motorcycle helmets are beneficial safety gear, but only in a "In case of emergency, break glass" sort of way, when things are already bad. California startup Brake Free wants to make your helmet useful in preventing the emergency in the first place, bu...
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HYPAR is a folding Kayak that folds into a light-weight backpack

Folding Kayak - HYPAR. In few minutes, HYPAR transforms from compact, light Box into a sleek Kayak that has excellent speed and control ability. HYPAR folds back into a compact box, designed to be carried as a light-weight backpack - making it incredibly easy to handle, transport and amazingly convenient to store. The modular design of HYPAR ensures easy reconfiguration from kayak to canoe, sailing boat or dinghy - even a solar boat and more! The perfectly streamlined, graceful hull des...
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‘Transboard’ is a three wheel foldable electric kick scooter or self balancing scooter.

Transboard is a three wheel foldable electric kick scooter or self balancing scooter. The Transboard will have about 25 miles of range from the detachable 48V 8.6Ah battery and the 500W motor makes it capable of speeds up to 22mph.  Capable of carrying a 220lb rider, it weighs a somewhat hefty 53 pounds – but when folded it can be rolled like a rolling suitcase since it already has a built-in handle and wheels, so wheeling it around shouldn’t be too difficult. Transboard" gives you easy ac...
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China’s High Speed train that does not stop at the station but will still be able to embark and disembark passengers while on the go passing each station

The Beijing–Shanghai High-Speed Railway (or Jinghu High-Speed Railway from its Chinese name) is a 1,318-kilometre (819 mi) long high-speed railway that connects two major economic zones in the People's Republic of China, the Bohai Economic Rim and the Yangtze River Delta. Under former Minister of Railways Liu Zhijun, the railway line was the first one designed for a maximum speed of 380 km/h in commercial operations. The non-stop train from Beijing South to Shanghai Hongqiao was expected to f...
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KTH Royal Institute Of Technology Researchers Tests Show How Trucks Can Reuse Engine Heat For Power

A 195-year-old discovery is behind a new system that will save vehicles hundreds of litres of fuel and reduce their carbon emissions by as much as 2 to 3 tonnes per year. Working with automotive manufacturer Scania, researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology have been testing semi trucks equipped with a system that converts exhaust heat into power — through a process called thermoelectric generation (TEG). The voltage produced by the system can power the truck and reduce...
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Airbus has developed a Pop.Up drone-car concept which was showcased at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show.

Airbus has developed a Pop.Up drone-car concept which was showcased at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show. Logistically, Pop.Up is part of Airbus’s Project Vahana, a vision of the company’s A^3 advanced projects and partnerships unit located in Silicon Valley — an area prone to gridlock, Airbus has noted. Project Vahana focuses on developing a self-piloted flying vehicle platform for passengers and cargo — and Pop.Up. is a passenger component. https://youtu.be/Yh-OD7_Qw20 Pop.Up c...
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JAGUAR LAND ROVER ROAD SAFETY RESEARCH INCLUDES BRAIN WAVE MONITORING TO IMPROVE DRIVER CONCENTRATION AND REDUCE ACCIDENTS

Jaguar Land Rover has revealed a range of new road safety technology research projects that are being developed to reduce the number of accidents caused by drivers who are stressed, distracted and not concentrating on the road ahead. The Jaguar Land Rover 'Sixth Sense' research projects utilises advanced technology, from sports, medicine and aerospace, to monitor the driver's heart rate, respiration and levels of brain activity to identify driver stress, fatigue and lack of concentration. The...
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Robots will soon be able to repair Geosynchronous Satellites. ‘Robotic Servicing Vehicle’ are being developed by DARPA

Hundreds of military, government and commercial satellites reside today in geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) some 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above the Earth—a perch ideal for providing communications, meteorology and national security services, but one so remote as to preclude inspection and diagnosis of malfunctioning components, much less upgrades or repairs. Even fully functional satellites sometimes find their working lives cut short simply because they carry obsolete payloads—a frus...
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The Hyperloop: The world’s fastest way to travel.

Ever since humans began to invent, we were trying to find ways to go faster. From creating saddles and horse drawn carriages to creating cars and airplanes, we always have striven for faster and faster means of transportation. The current fastest mode of commercial transportation is air transportation, with the average speed of a passenger plane being 540 miles per hour. However, inventor Elon Musk, founder of Tesla and SpaceX, proposed an idea back in late 2012 for a new mode of transportation ...
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‘Powerfly eMTB’ is an electric mountain bike which Combines proven off-road capability with motorized convenience

Powerfly eMTB is an electric mountain bike which Combines proven off-road capability with motorized convenience, the Trek Powerfuly 8 FS Plus Electric Mountain Bike pairs a Shimano drivetrain with a Bosch Performance. Trek Powerfly 9 FS Plus has 2.8″ tires. It comes with 130 mm of RockShox travel from a PIKE RC fork and a Deluxe RT3 rear shock. The bike rolls with the popular Bosch Performance CX motor, and you can adjust the pedal-assist using its new Purion display. The mellow, low-profile ...
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‘Whitefox’ concept is a four-passenger snowmobile

The Whitefox concept is a four-passenger snowmobile that can run in existing snowmobile trails. It would be equipped with a 165-horseppower Rotax 850 E-TEC engine. It’s an idea from Canadian engineer Charles Bombardier, dubbed the Whitefox Concept. With enough space for a family of four , the Whitefox is designed to use a 165 HP Rotax 850 E-TEC engine that can get up to 19 MPG. Weighing less than 900 pounds thanks to its plastic body, the Whitefox would have the ability to heat its seats w...
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Bosch’s Traffic Jam Assist Self Drive mode Takes Control of the Car in a Traffic Jam and Drives Autonomously.

The stress and frustration of being caught in a traffic jam will soon be a thing of the past, as a new driver assistance system (Bosch's Traffic Jam Assist system) goes LIVE. Bosch, a leading international supplier of automotive technology and services has launched it's Traffic Jam Assistant system, a software programme that can guide vehicles through highway traffic jams. Bosch's Traffic Jam Assist system is a significant step towards fully automated driving, whereby onboard computers wil...
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Colorado will be the first state in USA to offer drivers a digital version of their driver’s license.

Colorado will soon become one of the first states in the nation to offer drivers a digital version of their driver's license. Colorado DMV has begun issuing driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards with new designs in 2016. The card design includes an entirely new format and enhanced features, including laser-engraved information in grayscale, as well as new card material. Valid driver licenses, instruction permits and identification cards with the current design can b...
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ISOBAR: The Cooling System that Could Revolutionize Vaccine Delivery

ISOBAR is a portable, cooling device that aims to provide safe and effective vaccine transportation in developing countries. The UK winner of the 2016 James Dyson Award, the device has the ability to keep vaccines cold for up to six days and can be recharged easily on the go in a little over an hour. Limited access to electricity and healthcare centers proves to be a difficult obstacle when transporting vaccines in rural areas. Further still, current vaccine programs in developing countrie...
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Self-Driving Taxis Hit the Streets of Singapore

The first ever self-driving taxis available to the public have started picking up passengers in Singapore. NuTonomy launched a self-driving taxi service in Singapore that the public can use, beating other major companies to market. Startup NuTonomy wants to make it possible for users to hail driverless cars by phone, and it's starting in Singapore. The MIT startup's driverless taxi passed its first driving test in Singapore last week, which consisted of navigating the vehicle autonomous...
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Microsoft will host large, open Genomics data sets and is asisting with Molecular Informatics

Molecular Informatics and Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) A fundamental big data challenge Microsoft is working on is related to Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies, which generate data at a rate much faster than that of the growth of compute and storage capacity. Researchers predict that the amount of genomic data will exceed that of YouTube, and genomic computations will exceed 5 million compute days per year by 2020. By the end of 2016, Microsoft will host large, open Genomic...
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HorseFly UAV Delivery Concept By Workhorse Group

HorseFly is an eight-rotor “octocopter,” designed to be used in tandem with WorkhorseGroup's EPA-approved electric work trucks. AMP Holding Inc. announced that its AMP Trucks subsidiary has successfully designed and flown a prototype of its new HorseFly™ battery-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). Steve Burns, AMP CEO said, “HorseFly is the logical extension of our mission to help companies better manage their logistics operations. Whether a company wants to deliver its packages by truc...
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