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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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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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Tesla hires prominent A.I. researcher as Autopilot chief Lattner leaves

Tesla hires prominent A.I. researcher as Autopilot chief Lattner leaves

Tesla on Tuesday confirmed that it had hired a major figure in artificial intelligence (AI) to be its new head of AI and Autopilot vision. Andrej Karpathy, who is joining from nonprofit research lab OpenAI, has done extensive work in trendy areas in AI such as reinforcement learning and generative adversarial networks (GANs). Before joining OpenAI, Karpathy worked at Alphabet …

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The Artificial Intelligence Market: NVIDIA’s Competition

The Artificial Intelligence Market: NVIDIA’s Competition

Competition picks up in artificial intelligence NVIDIA ( NVDA ) is a market leader in the AI (artificial intelligence) space, with a near monopoly in deep learning training. It is now entering the inferencing area. The strong growth opportunities in the AI market have attracted large technology companies, and they are now looking to compete with NVIDIA. The Artificial Intelligence …

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The Democratized IoT

The Democratized IoT

A great deal of ink has been spilled in the popular press about the internet of things (IoT), particularly in light of major security breaches . IoT is changing the world as we know it, bringing with it new opportunities along with new risks. As the CEO of an AI company, where we are embedding intelligence and cognitive security into …

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Fleet management tracking provider Samsara raises $40M

Fleet management tracking provider Samsara raises $40M

Rapid changes in the shipping industry has caught the attention of investors who are starting to pour large sums of money into the industry. And likely for good reason: as a future where trucks are run autonomously becomes ever clearer, the sensors and software behind that is going to have to be able to keep up. One company, Samsara, is …

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New NASA Tech Tells Drones When They’re Broken—and Helps Them Land

New NASA Tech Tells Drones When They’re Broken—and Helps Them Land

Nano Calvo/Alamy If the world is ever going to enjoy the upsides of a sky filled with drones , the unmanned aircraft must be able to behave at least as well as human pilots. They must know how to react to other aircraft coming right for them, how to manage sudden weather changes, and what to do when their vehicle …

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The new Volvo XC60 is a gifted second child with Swedish manners

The new Volvo XC60 is a gifted second child with Swedish manners

The previous generation of the XC60 set the bar high for its successor. It was Volvo’s best-selling model for years, and it actually found more buyers as it aged. That might not sound unusual if you’re into French cheese, but it almost never happens in the auto industry; it’s usually the other way around. The surge in sales is due …

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Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

Challenging The Idea That Electric Vehicles Are For The Rich

A Portland family tests out a new pilot electric car sharing program in the Cully neighborhood. Poor people spend more of their income on gas and transportation and their neighborhoods often are more exposed to air pollution. At the EV Roadmap Conference in Portland Tuesday, experts discussed how electric cars could help on both fronts. The national conference drew more …

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Tesla commences deliveries of its electric cars in South Korea

Tesla commences deliveries of its electric cars in South Korea

Tesla has commenced delivers of its S 90D electric cars in South Korea and while the event was attended by family and friends of those who had ordered the cars, the event wasn’t open to local media. Tesla doesn’t hold press conferences to promote its cars and that’s the reason why the media wasn’t part of the event where the …

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