Autonomous Vehicles

Beijing

How China Hopes to Shape the Future of AI

By | Oct 24, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This past May, China announced its AI roadmap for the next three years: The National Development and Reform Commission expects their artificial intelligence sector will give them a market worth topping 100 billion yuan (that’s $15.26 billion) within that time period. Where is China’s AI sector at…

Autonomous Vehicles

Here’s What Self-Driving Cars Will Do to Your Daily Commute

By | Oct 20, 2016 at 5:50 pm

With the new wave of self-driving cars, major changes to the driving world are on the horizon. A daily commute in the near-future will be very different once this technology becomes more mainstream. Gone will be the days of traffic stops and hydroplanes. No longer will you have…

Autonomous Vehicles

Uber’s Self-Driving Car Is Rolling Out So Fast It’s Scaring People

By | Aug 18, 2016 at 12:33 pm

Self-driving cars have been the talk of the transportation industry for a number of years. Whether it’s because automotive accidents are still one of the top killers in this country, or because Will Smith’s 2004 classic I, Robot made them look so cool, the world seemed on…

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DC

Local Motors Launches Olli Self-Driving Electronic Car At New DC Facility

By | Jun 16, 2016 at 11:07 pm

Today, in National Harbor on the Maryland shore of the Potomac River just south of the Nation’s Capital city, Local Motors held a press conference to open their latest facility and launched the first self-driving car called Olli. Olli is the first autonomous vehicle…

Autonomous Vehicles

Driverless Cars Get a Fake City for Testing: What it Means for the Future

By | Nov 10, 2015 at 7:00 pm

When it comes to testing traditional, manually driven vehicles, car companies typically take their vehicles to a large track with lots of loops and straightaways. Unfortunately for driverless cars, those tracks are not all that helpful. Instead, the testing of driverless cars requires more…

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San Francisco

Who Needs a Dog When You’ve Got a Pet Drone?

By | May 15, 2015 at 10:00 pm

They call it the camera reinvented. I wouldn’t disagree with that, but I would also like to say that it’s so much more than just a reinvented camera. I mean, after all, this one flies. Lily was created as a drone for every day,…

3D Printing

17 Eye-Catching CES 2015 Favorites

By | Jan 12, 2015 at 9:57 am

Las Vegas was abuzz this past week as tech lovers, marketers, and media watched every consumer electronic company on the planet show off their latest creations at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2015). While the latest trends included flying drones, wearables, 3D printers, and ultra HD…

Automotive

DC

Time is On Our Side With Automated Vehicles

By | Dec 4, 2014 at 2:46 pm

A man climbs into the cab of a tractor trailer, hauling himself into the massive driver’s seat and shutting the door behind him as if settling into a captain’s chair. The steering wheel is massive, evoking the wheel of a mighty sailing ship even…

Autonomous Vehicles

What Does it Mean for a Drone to be Athletic?

By | Dec 3, 2014 at 8:00 pm

Buffalo, New York was absolutely drilled by a massive snowstorm at the beginning of November; it held humans indoors, and stranded others, for days as the snow piled up foot over foot. There was however one sector of the population that could get outdoors,…

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Houston

Not All Drones Are Made for Dropping Bombs

By | Sep 26, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The last we heard from Arch Aerial, they were being featured on ESPN’s Outside the Lines (OTL) segment for the use of their drones in sports. The market for drones has, if anything, grown since we last spoke to the team, and they’ve been…

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Houston

From Mine Excavations to ESPN, Arch Aerial Drones Fit Any Scenario

By | Jun 17, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Why pilot a drone manually when it can pilot itself? That’s exactly what Ryan Baker, founder of Arch Aerial, was thinking when he designed a multi-rotor drone to take to an archaeological dig in Belize. The terrain is harsh where he was headed, so he…