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The Goodyear Eagle-360 concept tire

The Goodyear Eagle-360 is our vision for a tire for the long-term future that looks radically different from tires today…it’s a sphere! The unique shape means ultimate manoeuvrability, safety and connectivity for autonomous 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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With more than 250 conceptual designs submitted, we are pleased to highlight the winners of the LIghtweighting Technologies Enabling Comprehensive Automotive Redesign (LITECAR) Challenge. These innovative conceptual designs seek to lightweight a vehicle while maintaining or exceeding current U.S. automotive safety standards. Featuring: Dr. Ping Liu, Program Director, ARPA-E Dr. Ashwin Salvi, Fellow, ARPA-E ARPA-E, …

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The Aspen Institute: Wheels of Change: What’s Driving the Future of Urban Mobility

Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates Donald Shoup, Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, UCLA John Zimmer, Co-Founder and President, Lyft Moderator: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic Presented by the Aspen Institute, The Atlantic, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, the second annual CityLab: Global Solutions to …

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IEEE Spectrum: Humanoid Robot Learning to Fly Real Airplanes

Korean scientists have succeeded in designing a robot that can fly an airplane almost as good as a human pilot. The robot called Pibot use a combination of flight data and visual data. And can gly a regular airliner in a flight Simulator. Some parts of the flight will be even better when the robot …

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NASA X: Power & Propulsion

Published on Nov 13, 2013 NASA’s Game Changing Development Program is developing new batteries, fuel cells and solar electric propulsion systems to move man and machine through space.  

Don Hillebrand: The Future of Transportation

Revolutionary advances in transportation are critical to reducing our nation’s petroleum consumption and the environmental impacts of our vehicles. On June 20, 2013, Don Hillebrand, Director of Argonne’s Energy Systems division, discussed how Argonne research is driving some of the most exciting new vehicle technologies, from modeling and simulation programs to advanced power trains, engines, …

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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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Aspen Institute: Designing the Vehicle of the Future

Vehicle design innovation is no longer simply about making a pretty car. As urbanization continues at a rapid pace across the globe, new business models and advanced vehicle technologies like autonomous cars, self-righting motorcycles, fully electric engines, and pre-collision safety systems are permeating the landscape in response to this growth and reshaping the total driver …

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Aspen Institute: Fueling the Future: What Will We Run On?

Hydrogen fuel cells. Electricity. Biofuels. Petroleum. Natural gas. Hybrids. The debate about fueling our vehicles marches reliably onward. With staunch advocates for so many fuel alternatives, how do we decide what we will use in the future? What are the benefits and drawbacks to each? Who is responsible for making policy that, in the end, …

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Aspen Institute: Transportation for the 21st Century

Americans took over 10 billion trips on public transit in 2012—that’s the highest number since 1957. At the same time, 2013 has been dubbed the year of the bikeshare as more and more cities establish their own bikeshare programs. As Americans in both urban and rural communities increasingly demand a wider range of transportation options, …

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