Engineering

LiDAR technology could improve safety features in vehicles

As of 2022, 17 car manufacturers have announced plans to use or are currently using LiDAR sensors across 21 different models. However, there are a few things that need to be solved before this technology can be used widespread.

Business

Tesla will invest $3.6B in Nevada truck factory expansion

Tesla said it intends to invest $3.6 billion to expand manufacturing capabilities in Nevada and is confident growing software-related profits, reflected in record net income reported Wednesday for the fourth quarter of last ...

Automotive

Toyota to replace Akio Toyoda as president and CEO

Toyota named Koji Sato president and CEO on Thursday, in a surprise reshuffle that sees third-generation chief executive Akio Toyoda step aside to become board chairman of the world's top-selling automaker.

Business

Tesla says its 4Q profit rose 59%, expects strong demand

Tesla on Wednesday posted record net income in the fourth quarter of last year, and the company predicted that additional software-related profits will keep its margins higher than any other automaker.

Automotive

Designing ethical self-driving cars

The classic thought experiment known as the "trolley problem" asks: Should you pull a lever to divert a runaway trolley so that it kills one person rather than five? Alternatively: What if you'd have to push someone onto ...

Energy & Green Tech

Harvesting energy from moving trains

The Virginia Tech Center for Vehicle Systems and Safety (CVeSS) and the Railway Technologies Laboratory want to harness the energy created by moving trains and transform that energy into usable electricity.

Automotive

Review: The pros and cons of software running your car

Software was a big theme for automakers attending CES 2023 in January. BMW, Stellantis, Volkswagen and a joint venture between Honda and Sony showed off upcoming or concept vehicles that are significantly reliant on computers ...

Energy & Green Tech

Saving jet fuel with flexible sensor strips

Civil aviation is committed to making progress on the road towards a climate-neutral future. To make current and future aircrafts more energy-efficient and use less jet fuel, the industry needs reliable data about the durability ...

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