Automotive

EVs at Detroit Auto Show? Consumers have questions

The emerging fleet of electric vehicles (EV) provoked fascination at the Detroit Auto Show, but many consumers were not yet ready to take the plunge to own one themselves.

Building construction starts at Ford site in Tennessee

Building construction has begun at the future site of a factory where Ford and a South Korean company have joined forces to build electric trucks and batteries in rural west Tennessee, officials said Friday.

Automotive

The pros and cons of vehicle touchscreens

There's no denying the impact that smartphones and tablets have had on modern vehicles. Look into just about any new car and you'll find a touchscreen and maybe even a bank of capacitive touch buttons that seek to approximate ...

Robotics

Can eyes on self-driving cars reduce accidents?

Robotic eyes on autonomous vehicles could improve pedestrian safety, according to a new study at the University of Tokyo. Participants played out scenarios in virtual reality (VR) and had to decide whether to cross a road ...

Telecom

Here's the real reason to turn on airplane mode when you fly

We all know the routine by heart: "Please ensure your seats are in the upright position, tray tables stowed, window shades are up, laptops are stored in the overhead bins and electronic devices are set to flight mode."

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