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U.S. Govt Working On Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

U.S. Govt Working On Regulations For Self-Driving Cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is preparing regulations for self-driving cars. The announcement came from NHTSA administrator David Strickland at a forum on Tuesday.

By On October 27, 2012 Respond
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Quadski: The World’s First High-Speed Amphibious Vehicle – Coming This Year

Quadski: The World’s First High-Speed Amphibious Vehicle – Coming This Year

Imagine a vehicle that is running on land and few minutes later you find that same vehicle running on water. What does that mean to you? You might be thinking that I’m talking about a movie of James Bond. But I’m sorry to say, I’m not. I’m talking about a real vehicle named Quadski called that can run on land as well as on water. The is the world’s first high-speed amphibious vehicle. This amphibious vehicle will go on sale in the US by the end of this year. Get the details inside.

By On October 17, 2012 Respond
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Tata Wants To Bring The World’s Cheapest Car To U.S. In 3 Years

Tata Wants To Bring The World’s Cheapest Car To U.S. In 3 Years

In 2009, Tata Motors debuted a four seated family car “Tata Nano” (people call it Nano) for sale in its home market of India. It was the cheapest car in the world. Its basic model was priced less than $2,500 during initial launch. But why the least expensive car should be in India only? It should go beyond India. And, Tata Motors wants to bring the Nano in Europe, as well as in the U.S. market.

By On October 16, 2012 Respond
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Telsa Granted $10 Million From California To Aid Model X Production

Telsa Granted $10 Million From California To Aid Model X Production

Telsa Motors, an automobile corporation specializing in electric vehicles, was granted $10 million cash by the California Energy Commission. Telsa revealed that the grant would be put towards their upcoming electric SUV, the Model X. With these plans publicized, California regulators gladly approved the transaction.

By On October 14, 2012 Respond
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An Autonomous Electric Car From Nissan – NSC-2015

An Autonomous Electric Car From Nissan – NSC-2015

The auto manufacturer company €”Nissan has decided to take robot cars few more steps forward. Few days ago at Japan’s largest consumer electronics CEATEC, Nissan unveiled an electric car NSC-2015 that can drive itself without anyone behind the (driving) wheel. The car can park itself and even comes to you automatically when being called and warn you about burglars. Get the details inside.

By On October 7, 2012 Respond
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Toyota Shows New COMS Electric Golf Cart

Toyota Shows New COMS Electric Golf Cart

Toyota has unveiled a new smart electric vehicle. The car is called COMS and aimed to be used as golf cart. The looks of the new version COMS golf cart is almost similar to its previous version. From an aesthetic perspective, the design is really cool. And, the mileage is cooler; the COMS EV can go about 50 kilometers on a full charge.

By On October 2, 2012 Respond
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Google Says Robot Cars Will Become Publicly Available In 5 Years

Google Says Robot Cars Will Become Publicly Available In 5 Years

Google has been diligently working on the robotic cars front. The company has extensively tested its self-driving cars and has not only gathered the analysis of their performances but has also shared it publicly. Now, Google’s cofounder Sergey Brin has claimed that his company will make the self-driving cars available publicly within the next 5 years.

By On September 27, 2012 Respond
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Toyota To Go Slow On Electric Cars, Drops Earlier Plans

Toyota To Go Slow On Electric Cars, Drops Earlier Plans

By 2015, U.S. President Barack Obama would like to see one million Electric Vehicles (EVs) on the road. But, industry players consider it impossible to achieve. Toyota is no different. The automaker has scrapped plans of widespread selling of its eQ compact electric vehicle. Toyota said that the still-emerging battery technology is not ready to meet the needs of the society.

By On September 26, 2012 Respond
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Cisco Plans To Make Automobiles Networked And Connected

Cisco Plans To Make Automobiles Networked And Connected

The automobile industry is increasingly enticed by the latest technologies and is trying to incorporate them into its vehicles. Some have already had some headway while other automobile vendors are also trying to jump the bandwagon. And Cisco intends to cash on this trend by introducing the concept of a totally ‘networked’ car, sometime in future.

By On September 25, 2012 Respond
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Autonomous Cars Would Rule The Roads By 2040

Autonomous Cars Would Rule The Roads By 2040

With the blessings of technology, all major car makers are now tending to make self-driving cars (autonomous cars). Jeffrey Miller, IEEE member and associate professor of computer systems engineering at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, believes that by 2040 most of the cars will be autonomous.

By On September 20, 2012 Respond
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High School Senior Turning His Honda S2000 Into 782HP Electric Beast

High School Senior Turning His Honda S2000 Into 782HP Electric Beast

We were amazed by this kid when we heard about his project in Reddit, earlier today. This high school senior with a Honda S2000 has undertaken a project only “gear heads” can show the courage to take down. But, Juan seems to be courageous enough to take on a project with such high-caliber. Readers are probably getting impatient to know, what the hell the project is about? Juan is going to change his Honda S2000 into an electric vehicle putting 782 horsepower in the wheels.

By On September 19, 2012 Respond
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Only 54.5 MPG Cars Will Run On The US Streets By 2025

Only 54.5 MPG Cars Will Run On The US Streets By 2025

While many American automakers are shifting toward more fuel-efficient vehicles to satisfy consumers and save consumers’ money at the gas pump, the Barack Obama administration has made an official move in that direction. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said on 28 August, Tuesday that automakers will be forced to nearly double the average gas mileage of all new cars and trucks they sell by 2025.

By On September 2, 2012 Respond
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Study Funded By Ford Finds That Many Drivers Multitask When Driving

Study Funded By Ford Finds That Many Drivers Multitask When Driving

Multitasking during driving is an especially dangerous habit. Taking a call being on the wheel can land one in serious trouble, especially when on a busy road. A new study commissioned by Ford finds that a surprisingly high number of drivers tend to multitask when driving.

By On August 30, 2012 Respond
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Volvo Builds World’s First Pedestrian Airbag‎

Volvo Builds World’s First Pedestrian Airbag‎

Driver safety is undoubtedly one of the main concerns for all automakers, but so is pedestrian safety. When accidents happen, airbags inside the car can save the passengers. But, if the car collides with a pedestrian, he/she may not be so lucky. Swedish automaker Volvo has decided to change that. Volvo has built the world’s first external airbag for pedestrian safety. The carmaker has already unveiled the new safety system at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland this week.

By On August 27, 2012 Respond
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Su Rui – World’s First Remote Control Driven Car

Su Rui – World’s First Remote Control Driven Car

Chinese cars are specially known more for imitation than innovation. A new car is about to break that stereotype. Chinese car maker BYD has announced that they have created the world’s first remote control driven car named Su Rui (name for the Chinese market). The car can be maneuvered from outside of the vehicle by using the controls on the car key.

By On August 26, 2012 Respond
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