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Toyota Patents Autonomous Battery Drone That Recharges Your Car

According to patent filings, the “autonomous drone” includes a storage area, a fuel delivery mechanism, and a central controller.

Mini's Vision Urbanaut concept looks like a living room on wheels

The self-driving vehicle could help you work or relax on the road.

Smart Concrete Could Pave the Way for High-Tech, Cost-Effective Roads

At an early stage of a crack self-healing pavement would activate super absorbent polymers to absorb water and produce concrete-like material that fills in the crack.

Computer vision startup Chooch.ai scores $20M Series A

“Basically we set out to copy human visual intelligence in machines. That’s really what this whole journey is about,” CEO and co-founder Emrah Gultekin explained.

If Graphene Batteries Do Everything Scientists Say, They Could Be a Gamechanger

They hold way more power. They charge almost instantly. What's taking so long to get them out there?

Aptera Snags an Additional $1 Million in Capital to Manufacture Efficient Never Charge Solar Vehicle

Aptera secured an additional $1 million in capital to supplement its previous WeFunder crowdfunding raise of $389,496.

Uber is reportedly in talks to sell its self-driving vehicle division to a startup run by former Uber, Tesla, and Google executives and backed by Amazon

ATG has been hobbled by a deadly crash, infighting, and unreliable tech — leading investors to lose patience and sparking rumors the company would try to offload the struggling unit.

With Mercedes tech, Aston Martin plans to electrify 20% of its fleet by 2024

Aston Martin will use Mercedes-Benz powertrain tech as part of an expanded agreement between the two automakers announced last week.

DoorDash files for IPO and hints at driverless future

There are some interesting tidbits in DoorDash’s prospectus, including its history of net losses, a warning that it may struggle with profitability, and its future plans to use drones and autonomous vehicles.

BMW announces the iX, its next-gen electric flagship

Although BMW has not released any pricing for the iX yet, rumors earlier this year pegged it at close to $100,000.

Kar-go: UK's first ROBOT delivery vehicle completes first shift

Built by Academy of Robotics, Kar-go uses artificial intelligence to provide contact-free deliveries of goods.
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Nikola says it built the first prototype of its electric semitruck as it reports third-quarter losses and grapples with fraud allegations

It built the prototype in partnership with manufacturer IVECO, and plans to finish four more prototypes by the end of the year.

Waymo Says Its Self-Driving Tech Is More Advanced Than Tesla FSD, Others

Waymo, formerly Google’s autonomous driving project, doesn’t agree with Elon Musk’s comments on how advanced Tesla’s self-driving tech is.

Flying taxi startup Lilium will build a hub for its electric aircraft in Florida

The $25 million, 56,000-square-foot ‘vertiport’ will be located in Orlando.

Voi tests e-scooters with built-in pedestrian detection

Tests of scooters equipped with cameras and AI will start this week in the UK.

Ford just unveiled its $45,000 all-electric Transit van it says will be 40% cheaper to maintain than the gas-powered one

The E-Transit will be available as cargo, cutaway, or chassis cab versions, and will have three different height and body length options.

The flying car is here – and it could change the world

Flying cars may seem futuristic – but from commercial jetpacks to personal air taxis, they are already here. Here’s how they could transform the way we commute, work and live.
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One Step Closer to 1,000 km/h Train

The Korea Railroad Research Institute (KRRI) announced on Nov. 11 that it has achieved a speed of at least 1,000 kilometers per hour in a 1/17 hyper-tube train aerodynamic test model.

Fully electric vehicles will see a faster transition and more investment than hybrids, GM's chief sustainability officer says

"I think we'll see a faster transition to pure EV's," GM chief sustainability officer Dane Parker said.

Head of Ford autonomy joins other automakers rebuking Tesla's 'Full Self Driving' rollout

Self-driving systems need 'safe and reliable development processes'.