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Designing customized “brains” for robots

A new system devises hardware architectures to hasten robots’ response time.
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First look at Tesla’s new structural battery pack that will power its future electric cars

Electrek obtained the first picture of Tesla’s new structural battery pack with a honeycomb architecture that will power its future electric vehicles.

In it for the long haul: teaming up with PACCAR to build and deploy self-driving trucks

Aurora has entered into a global strategic partnership with PACCAR in preparation for the delivery of the Aurora Driver’s first application in trucking.

Massachusetts to require 100 percent of car sales to be electric by 2035

Massachusetts plans on ending the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, following California’s lead in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump pardons engineer who copped to stealing a Google secret for Uber

Peter Thiel, Palmer Luckey, and others asked Trump to pardon Levandowski.

Chinese driverless car start-up WeRide raises $310 million in funding as competition heats up

Tony Han, CEO of WeRide said the funding and new investors will give the company the “strategic resources to fulfill the goal of commercializing self-driving technology.”

Rivian raises $2.65B as it pushes toward production of its electric pickup

Rivian is now valued at $27.6 billion, according to a person familiar with the investment round.

In South Bend, Pete Buttigieg challenged a decades-old assumption that streets are for cars above all else

“Downtown was a ghost town. You wouldn’t go there after dark,” said Matz, who went on to volunteer for Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. “The results speak for themselves. It’s more than just the number of businesses, it’s the feeling of it not being dead anymore.”

Robots Made of Ice Could Build and Repair Themselves on Other Planets

Ice is all over the solar system, and exploration robots could use it as a structural material.

Meet Carcopter, the Hydrogen-Powered Formula 1 Race Car That Literally Flies at 153 MPH

The designers plan to launch it on the Formula 1 circuits as soon as 2023.

SONDORS unveils game-changing 80 mph electric motorcycle, and it’s ACTUALLY affordable

SONDORS has just pulled up the curtain on its first-ever electric motorcycle, the SONDORS Metacycle. The new commuter electric motorcycle may just be the first truly low-cost electric motorcycle capable of both city and highway riding.

YouTube: General Motors EV future reveal presentation

General Motors' CES 2021 keynote with the company's CEO Mary Barra.

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin test flies latest upgrades to its space tourism rocket New Shepard

Jeff Bezos’ private space company Blue Origin launched and landed the fourteenth test flight of its New Shepard rocket booster and capsule, a system designed to carry people on short trips to the edge of space.

Is this Chinese prototype the shape of maglev train tech to come?

Researchers at a university in southwestern China say their approach could mean super fast but cheap travel.

Average new car price crosses $40,000 in 2020 and that's nuts

The latest analysis shows new car buyers not only paid more, but coughed up larger down payments to make a purchase happen.

GM surprises with autonomous Cadillac and flying car concepts

CES wouldn’t be CES without some bonkers-looking concepts.

Google's founders created a wild bonus structure for engineers to incentivize innovation. It made some employees incredibly rich, and also drove many to quit.

The setup made most of the team's core members into millionaires, but failed to keep them at Google in the longterm.

Boom Supersonic’s XB-1 Test Aircraft Promises a New Era of Faster-Than-Sound Travel

The prototype of a planned, 65-seat airliner will fly in 2021.

Nio unveils electric sedan after brush with collapse

The Chinese EV startup revived the project after a remarkable turnaround in 2020.