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420 replace it– Idaho changes highway signage to curb theft

Highway officials in Idaho have been scratching their heads—the sign for mile marker 420 keeps getting stolen by stoned ruffians looking for a funny piece of wall art. Instead of shelling out for another sign, they decided to change the sign completely, sacrificing some accuracy to make the marker less appealing to thieves. Idaho's mile marker 420 on highway 95 is now mile 419.9. According to The Big Story by AP, Idaho isn’t the first state to do...

Nissan plans self-driving cars by 2020

Nissan plans self-driving cars by 2020

Japan’s Nissan Motor Co. will have cars equipped with autonomous driving technology by 2020, a report said Monday, citing the company’s CEO, Carlos Ghosn. The senior executive also said that whether the vehicles will be released to the consumers by that time will depend on government regulators’ final decision. Ghosn said that Nissan has made good… (more…)

Elon Musk wants to see Apple enter the car space

Elon Musk wants to see Apple enter the car space

Apple Car release date rumors continue to spread across the interwebz, but that doesn’t scare Tesla. During an earnings call, Elon Musk was asked about the possible negative effects of Apple entering the car arena in regards to Tesla’s business model. Musk replied in response, “I actually hope Apple gets into the car business, that would… (more…)

The future without cars shouldn't be so hard to imagine

The future without cars shouldn’t be so hard to imagine

Recently this reporter was working on a story on autonomous vehicles – self driving cars – and a transportation safety expert at AAA suggested that we will never see cars that do the driving. His argument was valid that cars on the road that were self driving would still be at risk from those that had a human driver. The mix of the two would create problems, he added. That seems like a reasonable opinion, but...

New tech forces teenager to be better drivers

New tech forces teenagers to be better drivers

If there’s one thing that any parent of a teenage driver will tell you, it’s that it’s hard being the parent of a teenage driver. In addition to knowing so much more than you and losing the ability to hear a single word you say, they constantly want to go where they want whenever they want and FOR THE LOVE OF GOD GET OFF MY BACK MOM AND DAD! Let’s be brutally honest, here. From...

3D lasers will guide Singapore buses

3D lasers will guide Singapore buses

Within the next 12 months Singapore will become the testing ground for a traffic safety system that connects laser radar sensors to city buses that would warn drivers of pedestrian movement at busy intersections. The work is part of a global attempt to expand new vehicle-to-infrastructure safety technologies, and Singapore appears to be the first location… (more…)

Flying cars are coming! But do you really want one?

Flying cars are coming! But do you really want one?

It’s really not that hard to build a flying car—the first working model showed up in 1947. It’s taken us way longer to figure out how to keep ketchup from sticking to the inside of its bottle. The real challenge turns out to be building a flying car that makes sense for the society we live… (more…)

Mercedes-Benz aims to change the future with driverless car

Mercedes-Benz aims to change the future with driverless car

Mercedes-Benz unveiled its latest concept car at a show in Las Vegas in January. The self-driving speeder is called the F 015. Image Credit: Mercedes-Benz/Daimler German automaker Mercedes-Benz showcased its "Luxury in Motion" F 015 self-driving car, aimed at revolutionizing the concept of autonomous driving, at a nonoperational naval base in Alameda, California, this week. The company first unveiled its latest self-driving concept car in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Although...

After the Apple Watch, is the iCar next?

After the Apple Watch, is the iCar next?

A portrait of Apple's co-founder Steve Jobs is seen on a BMW as people wait for the release of Apple's iPhone 5S and 5C near the Apple Store at Tokyo's Ginza shopping district on September 19, 2013. Image Credit: Toru Hanai/Reuters The joke going around is that Apple is moving into the auto industry: Its engineers are working on a car without Windows. A lot of today’s great technology companies are chasing second acts. Rumors...

Female engineers make inroads in automotive industry

Female engineers make inroads in automotive industry

CHICAGO — In 2014, Mary Barra became CEO of General Motors, making her the first female CEO of a major automobile company. Barra is among a growing number of women — like Jennifer Vuong, news anchor and multimedia editor at Automotive News, and Nancy Gioia, director of global electrification at Ford — who are making imprints… (more…)