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  • Ford enlists MIT, Stanford to drive automated cars

    Ford is enlisting top U.S. universities to make self-driving cars a reality, announcing Wednesday that it hopes researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology can come up with advanced algorithms to help vehicles learn where pedestrians and other automobiles will be located.

    Written by Nick Barber22 Jan. 14 21:46
  • The smartest cars may need 5G, Ericsson says

    Some of the most futuristic features envisioned in networked cars will depend on 5G mobile technology that probably won't be available in full until 2020, according to Ericsson's chief technology officer.

    Written by Stephen Lawson18 Jan. 14 01:44
  • Transit strike boosts ride-sharing apps in San Francisco

    If there's any U.S. city whose citizens are likely to use technology to alleviate a transit strike, San Francisco is it. On Monday, ride-sharing and car-hailing services, many fueled by smartphone apps, reported increased use after a strike halted America's fifth-largest light rail system, the Bay Area Rapid Transit.

    Written by Martyn Williams21 Oct. 13 23:56
  • AT&T to offer $5 day pass for mobile data on tablets

    AT&T plans to offer tablet users a US$5 day pass for mobile data service, as well as a $25 prepaid plan for 1GB over three months, in a bid to reach more types of consumers.

    Written by Stephen Lawson17 Oct. 13 21:40
  • Skully fits heads-up display into motorcycle helmet

    Ask a hundred entrepreneurs where they draw inspiration and you'll probably get a hundred different answers, but few are likely to be as unusual as that of Marcus Weller. The CEO of Skully Helmets came up with his idea for a high-tech motorcycle helmet after smashing into a car on a street in Barcelona.

    Written by Martyn Williams16 Oct. 13 04:03
  • Novatel accelerometer checks how you drive

    Novatel Wireless' latest device for vehicle tracking can be self-installed and has an accelerometer and GPS combo that can keep a close eye on driving habits.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs11 Oct. 13 16:07
  • Delft University wins World Solar Challenge car race

    A team from Delft University in the The Netherlands won the World Solar Challenge, a biennial cross-Australia race that puts solar cars up against harsh driving conditions.

    Written by Martyn Williams10 Oct. 13 18:08
  • Dutch solar car on cusp of World Solar Challenge victory

    Nuna 7, a futuristic single-seater car capable of speeds in excess of 100 kilometers per hour, is on the verge of winning the World Solar Challenge, a biennial cross-Australia endurance race for solar-powered vehicles.

    Written by Martyn Williams09 Oct. 13 22:01