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PluglessPower: Tesla Model S – Wireless Charging

Charging wirelessly – just park to charge. Beside Nissan and GM EV Products, Evatran’s plugless power wireless charging system will be available for the Tesla Model S and BMW products later this year Plugless is a true 7.2kW charger which means 20 to 25 miles of range per hour of charging. A full workday or …

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Audi: Traffic light information system

Audi of America, in conjunction with Traffic Technology Services (TTS), will launch the first V2I technology called Traffic light information, arriving on select 2017 Audi Q7, A4 and A4 allroad® models this fall. Traffic light information, an Audi connect PRIME feature, enables the car to communicate with the infrastructure in select cities and metropolitan areas …

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CA Technologies: The History of Automotive Transformation.

The car as a concept hasnt really changed that much during the last 100 years, we are still driving them and they are still fueled by fossil fuels – but things are now changing – rapidly.  

Project BLAID | The Toyota Effect | Toyota

When good ideas are shared, mobility is increased for all. See how Toyota is creating technology that will enable the visually impaired to navigate the world more easily.  

TechCrunch: Racing Into the Faraday Future

Matt Burns sits down with Nick Sampson of Faraday Future at CES 2016 to talk about their FFZero 1 concept car, the thinking behind their design, and what makes them truly different.  

Ford: Ford’s Industry first autonomous vehicle tests in snow

Ford’s autonomous vehicle tests in snow-covered environments are not only a groundbreaking achievement, but the latest example of the company’s commitment to bringing fully autonomous vehicles to millions of customers worldwide. Ford’s winter weather testing takes place in Michigan, including at Mcity – a 32-acre, full-scale simulated real-world urban environment at the University of Michigan. …

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PatentYogi: Ford has patented a car that can separate into a motorcycle just like BatMobile

Everyone loved the scene in the blockbuster movie ‘The Dark Knight’ when Bat Bike separates from Bat Mobile. Recently, Ford patented a similar car that can separate into a one-wheeled bike. While this separation may not be as dramatic as its counterpart in the movie, it’s definitely a cool feature to have. A driver travels …

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Ford: The new car headlights that can see roundabouts and spotlight deer

Ford’s new headlights spot and illuminate potential hazards at night. Driving at night, particularly on unlit roads, can be a nerve-wracking experience. We are developing two new lighting technologies that could make things easier. Technology shown is in testing and currently not available on production vehicles.  

TED: Chris Urmson: How a driverless car sees the road

Driverless cars are the thing of the future, a future possibly closer in time than you might think. Chris Urmson knows a lot about autonomous cars, check out the talk above/below to find out more. Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is … the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google’s driverless car program, …

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Brad Templeton: Self-driving cars and the future of robotic automotives

Templeton is chair of Computing & Networks at Singularity University and advisor to Google’s team of engineers and innovators who are currently developing self-driving cars. Brad Templeton: A software architect, civil rights advocate, entrepreneur and consultant on self-driving cars, who is also the current Chair of Networks & Computing at Singularity University talks to Wired …

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SLAC Public Lecture: Daniel Friebel | A Blueprint for New Fuel Cell Catalysts

  Lecture Date: Tuesday, March 26th. Daniel Friebel, a SLAC associate staff scientist who studies chemical processes involving catalysts, delivered the March 26 SLAC Public Lecture, “A Blueprint for New Fuel Cell Catalysts.” Friebel’s talk details how X-ray research at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, coupled with sophisticated computations at SLAC’s SUNCAT Center for Interface …

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Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable

FILMED APR 2013 • POSTED APR 2013 • TED@Intel TED presents Jennifer Healey who propose cars should share data with each other; Since when we drive, we get into a glass bubble, lock the doors and press the accelerator, relying on our eyes to guide us — even though we can only see the few …

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Chris Gerdes: The future race car — 150mph, and no driver

TED presents Chris Gerdes who talks about cars of the future. He reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident. And yet, in studying the brainwaves of professional racing drivers, Gerdes says he has gained a new appreciation for the instincts of …

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Larry Burns: The future of cars

TED presents Larry Burns the General Motors veep who previews cool next-gen car design: sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen — and pump energy back into the electrical grid when they’re idle.