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EVs are ‘clearly’ the future despite slow start, Renault’s Normand says

EVs are 'clearly' the future despite slow start, Renault's Normand says

Although most EV buyers are in cities or suburbs, increasing numbers of people in rural areas are choosing battery powered cars, Normand says. BARCELONA — The global market for electric vehicles has not grown as fast as Renault expected when CEO Carlos Ghosn announced a bold investment of 4 billion euros six years ago to develop the technology, said Gilles …

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Join the electric car revolution

Join the electric car revolution

A revolutionary transition in transportation has begun, namely, the electrification of nearly all modes of transportation. Norway has had an electric ferry since 2015. Boeing and Microsoft have invested in a company that plans to make hybrid electric/fossil fuel aircraft. Electric buses are more commonly seen on city streets. Production has begun on 18-wheelers powered by hydrogen fuel cells that …

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Millennial bait Stonic crossover laces up to add some zest to the Kia lineup

Millennial bait Stonic crossover laces up to add some zest to the Kia lineup

Automakers are increasingly betting on small crossovers like the Kia Stonic to lure millennial buyers into showrooms. Like its rivals, Kia wants to fill every gap in its portfolio of high-riding crossovers and SUVs. The South Korean company has just introduced a small, city-friendly model named Stonic that’s positioned near the bottom of its model hierarchy. If you’re thinking “that’s …

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Stealthy VR Startup Develops Ultra-High Resolution ‘Bionic’ Headset

Stealthy VR Startup Develops Ultra-High Resolution ‘Bionic’ Headset

But don’t ring the death knell just yet. A European startup company, coming out of stealth mode this week, claims that it has solved one of VR’s most persistent bugaboos — low resolution images. By creatively hacking existing display technologies, engineers at the Finnish company Varjo say they can deliver optical resolution up to 70 times the clarity of current …

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Groovy, baby! VW brings the spirit of the hippie bus into the 21st century

Groovy, baby! VW brings the spirit of the hippie bus into the 21st century

Updated: Added information about the I.D. Buzz concept headed for production. When it debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept was presented as the latest in a long line of design studies that explore what a 21st-century Bus could look like. Now, one of the company’s top executives has confirmed the retro-inspired people-mover is finally …

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Iridium open to reused Falcon 9s if it means SpaceX can speed up schedule

Iridium open to reused Falcon 9s if it means SpaceX can speed up schedule

The first stage of a SpaceX Falcon 9 that launched 10 Iridium Next satellites in January performs a landing on a spaceport drone ship. That stage will fly again on a Falcon 9 mission in June launching BulgariaSat-1. Credit: SpaceX WASHINGTON — Mobile satellite services provider Iridium is willing to use pre-flown Falcon 9 first stage boosters for missions during …

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Airbus first to commit to commercial Vega C launch

Airbus first to commit to commercial Vega C launch

Airbus will use two Vega C launchers to orbit four Earth observation satellites for a new constellation. Credit: Avio. WASHINGTON — Airbus has signed up to be the first commercial customer to use Europe’s future Vega C rocket, ordering two launchers to orbit a four-satellite Earth-observation constellation. Arianespace, the Evry, France-based company responsible for marketing the existing Ariane 5, Soyuz …

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To boost Stratobus project, Thales Alenia Space takes stake in French airship maker

To boost Stratobus project, Thales Alenia Space takes stake in French airship maker

Thales Alenia Space says its investment in Airstar Aerospace will address "technological roadblocks" related to Stratobus. Credit: Thales Alenia Space. WASHINGTON — Thales Alenia Space has taken a “minority stake” in French airship maker Airstar Aerospace with the goal of completing a prototype of its Stratobus pseudo-satellite by 2020. The investment, which the companies declined to quantify, was announced June …

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Kandao Announce New 360-Degree Camera – Kandao Obsidian

Kandao Announce New 360-Degree Camera – Kandao Obsidian

Chinese tech company Kandao has announced the launch of their latest hardware product designed for 3D and 360-degree image capture, the Kandao Obsidian. The device has already gain praise and even an award, named as a ‘Best of Innovation Honoree’ at CES 2017. The Kandao Obsidian has two variants, the R and S. Th Obsidian R features 8K resolution, and …

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F-Secure’s Mikko Hypponen on IoT: If it uses electricity, it will go online

F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen on IoT: If it uses electricity, it will go online

Want a more secure PC? Try Windows 10 S, says CRO Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at Finnish security company F-Secure, spoke to The Reg at the launch of Sense, a consumer firewall device that aims to "secure your connected things". Hypponen says IoT is unavoidable. "If it uses electricity, it will become …

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