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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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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‘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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‘Vix’ technology is modernizing the transit to better passenger experience

Vix Pulse is a high-performance, secure, reliable and auditable automated fare collection and transit payments solution that is shaping the future of transit as well the passenger experience. A number of business and technology trends are impacting public transport and fare collection and are driving change and innovation. Wireless communications such as 4G and WiFi mean data can flow increasingly in real time, while the cloud is making processing and storage capacity increasingly cost-effect...
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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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Gryphon Sensors is a sophisticated systems to detect, track and identify low-altitude, small unmanned aircraft systems, birds and other hard-to-detect airborne traffic (e.g : Drone).

Gryphon Sensors provides the most sophisticated systems to detect, track and identify low-altitude, small unmanned aircraft systems, birds and other hard-to-detect airborne traffic. Using an innovative multi-spectrum approach, Gryphon Sensors provides low-cost, best-in-class products to serve the drone security market and protect critical infrastructure from drones. As a leader in this emerging industry, Gryphon Sensors is also helping to safely integrate UAS into the national airspace sys...
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Vintage Electric’s handcrafted vintage look electric bike for riding in style

Vintage Electric vision goes beyond just building bikes. Founded upon old school American manufacturing values and paired with the most cutting edge technology on the market, Vintage Electric offers the highest quality handcrafted products. Vintage Electric has always set out to be different. The Emory Outlaw Tracker is inspired by tastemakers, misfits, hard workers – the Outlaws! This is the kind of bike you’ve always dreamed of owning. California-born and California-built. Through quality,...
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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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Kitty Hawk Flyer is an “all-electric aircraft” that is designed to operate over water

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is a new, all-electric aircraft. It is safe, tested and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas under the Ultralight category of FAA regulations. We’ve designed our first version specifically to fly over water. You don’t need a pilot’s license and you’ll learn to fly it in minutes. We publicly revealed the working prototype in April 2017. The official Flyer will be available by the end of the year. Designed for use over fresh water, the Kitty Hawk Flyer...
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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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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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UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from an electric van, delivers a package, and then returns to the vehicle

  UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from an electric van, delivers a package, and then returns to the vehicle. Drones could make last-mile delivery more efficient, especially in rural areas. Global shipping giant UPS has teamed with Ohio-based electric truck and dronedeveloper Workhorse Group to trial of a drone. The trial system used Workhorse HorseFly drones that were integrated into the top of standard UPS vans. The drones, which recharge automatically when docke...
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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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Dubai will start (Autonomous Air Taxi),’Ehang’ autonomous passenger electric quadcopter service soon to fly people within the city

Ehang, a China-based drone company, has developed an autonomous passenger helicopter that takes off, flies, and lands without human It's a self-piloting electric helicopter The drone maker, claims its all-electric quadcopter, the Ehang 184, is the first in the world that is capable of operating autonomously. According to the company’s announcement, the vehicle is like an oversized drone – built just big enough to carry a single passenger. That passenger supposedly has only to plug in their...
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Cardiff Innovative three wheel skates

Cardiff is a three wheel skates that can be worn on top of your shoes. Because of its ergonomic design it provides great deal of balance and comfort. These skates are not only unique in design, but also in the approach to skating itself. The whole tightening depends on the micrometric buckle on the instep and on the automatic adjustment of the skates' length. Take the time to wedge your shoe into the structure so that the heel isn't let loose. Then you can skate in confidence. In our humble o...
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Wingsuit flying (or wingsuiting) is the sport of gliding through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift.

Wingsuit flying (or wingsuiting) is the sport of gliding through the air using a wingsuit which adds surface area to the human body to enable a significant increase in lift. The modern wingsuit, first developed in the late 1990s, creates a surface area with fabric between the legs and under the arms. Wingsuits are sometimes referred to as "birdman suits",  "flying squirrel suits", "bat suits". WINGSUIT FLYING is a skydiving discipline and extreme sport which relies on the use of a specialised...
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‘GoFar’ a personal trainer for your car driving habit

GoFar is like a personal trainer for your car, logging your trips and giving you real-time feedback to get the very best performance from your engine. Oh and it'll also help save up to 22% on fuel costs! Communicating directly with the car’s onboard computer, the GoFar app can display all sorts of valuable insights. Track every journey’s duration, distance and fuel use in real time, or delve into the data with a weekly overview, giving you insights into everything from your CO2 emissions to a...
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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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‘Fensens’ Smart Wireless Parking Sensor With Feature to Alert You Of Objects In Your Blind Spot

'Fensens' is the World’s First Smart Wireless Parking Sensor And Hands-Free Mobile App. A wireless, pain-free parking sensor (and mobile app) to help you avoid accidents by detecting and alerting you of objects in your blind spot. Most new cars come with sensors to let you know when you're about to back over something. Unfortunately for owners of older rides, adding that capability to a car that didn't come equipped with it has been an expensive undertaking. https://youtu.be/vNko-Wcft9E ...
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Segway’s new Human Transporter and Personal Robot

Ninebot by Segway miniPRO Hands-Free, Self-Balancing Personal Transporter The miniPRO is not a hoverboard—it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation. Powered by Ninebot technology, the miniPRO is a hands-free,two-wheel electric scooter with safer features, higher speeds, and longer battery life. The miniPRO is built to easily traverse a variety of indoor and outdoor terrains. Some transporters, including hoverboards, have earned a reputation as fire hazards...
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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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National University of Singapore, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) have developed self driving scooter

MIT’s 2016 Open House last spring, more than 100 visitors took rides on an autonomous mobility scooter in a trial of software designed by researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), the National University of Singapore, and the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART). The researchers had previously used the same sensor configuration and software in trials of autonomous cars and golf carts, so the new trial completes the demonstratio...
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