D-Dalus - an entirely new genre of aircraft arrives. "Holy s##t!" – the amazing Zero SR electric motorcycle blows our minds. It's been about three years since we last tested one of Zero Motorcycles' electric bikes, and in that time, the company has been very busy.
Compared to the 2011 Zero S, the 2014 Zero SR has between 200-400 percent more everything – riding this bike was an absolutely shocking progress report on the state of the art. Top 7 Reasons To Go For An Electric Vehicle. Cars Published on April 9th, 2014 | by Guest Contributor Originally published on the website of the Union of Concerned Scientists.By Josh Goldman You may have heard a lot recently about electric vehicles (EVs).
Sales of EVs are up, manufacturers are beginning to offer a variety of EV models – from sportscars to sedans – and our recent analysis found that 42 percent of American households with a vehicle could use an EV. So, why are car buyers getting more enthused about EVs? #1 Cheaper to Fuel Like saving money? Large_.png (1065×690) Tesla Completes the West Coast Supercharger Corridor from San Diego to Vancouver. Tesla Motors just completed the West Coast Supercharger Corridor, a network of electric vehicle charging stations that stretches all the way from San Diego, California to Vancouver, British Columbia.
Boasting stations all along U.S. Highway 101 and Interstate 5, the Supercharger Corridor gives Model S owners the ability to travel up and down the west coast at no cost with zero range anxiety. With the new supercharger corridor in place, Model S customers can drive between San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver for free with minimal stops. More than 99 percent of Californians and 87 percent of Oregon and Washington owners are now within 200 miles of a Supercharger. Tesla’s Superchargers are capable of charging Model S vehicles 20 times faster than most public charging stations. MIT Develops Ionic Wind Thrusters As An Efficient Alternative To Jet Engines. Ion thruster photo from NASA A team from MIT is working on developing ionic wind thrusters as an energy-efficient, low-emission alternative to conventional propulsion technologies like jet engines.
Despite Google's Self-Driving Cars, Vehicle Autonomy Remains a Distant Destination. Driving on Interstate 495 toward Boston in a Ford Fusion one chilly afternoon in March, I did something that would’ve made even my laid-back long-ago driving instructor spit his coffee over the dashboard: I took my hands off the steering wheel, lifted my foot off the gas pedal, and waited to see what would happen.
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(Wrong.) Semi-Autonomous Car Could be Licensed By Month’s End – Video. How wireless charging could boost the electric car. New Bi-Plane Design Promises All of the Sonic, None of the Boom. IAA 2011: BMW Motorrad Concept e. Individual mobility is increasingly defined in terms of sustainability.
The BMW Group has taken on the challenges of a rapidly changing world and is now developing serial production solutions to meet the mobility needs of the future. As an integrated part of the BMW Group, BMW Motorrad is also addressing issues of individual single-track mobility and future customer needs. In this connection, BMW Motorrad is expanding its business activities to include a new facet: that of “Urban Mobility”. Building on almost 90 years of experienced in the field of motorised two-wheel vehicles, BMW Motorrad is drawing on the conceptual benefits of single-track vehicles to develop innovative solutions, adding a new dimension to the area of urban commuting. Researchers create first large-scale model of human mobility that incorporates human nature. For more than half a century, many social scientists and urban geographers interested in modeling the movement of people and goods between cities, states or countries have relied on a statistical formula called the gravity law, which measures the “attraction” between two places.
Introduced in its contemporary form by linguist George Zipf in 1946, the law is based on the assumption that the number of trips between two cities is dependent on population size and the distance between the cities. (The name comes from an analogy with Newton’s Law of Gravity, which describes the attraction of two objects based on mass and distance.) Though widely used in empirical studies, the gravity model isn’t very accurate in making predictions. Researchers must retrofit data to the model by including variables specific to each study in order to force the results to match reality.
Ingenious Infographic: U.S. Highways, Mapped Like A Subway System. The graphic language of the London Underground map is so iconic that "[insert any network or process here] visualized as a London Underground map" has become a design cliché.
So why are we writing about the latest iteration, a Tube-style map of U.S. interstate highways, created by Cameron Booth? Because, clichéd or not, visualizing this particular system in this way is actually damned useful. The U.S. interstate system actually has a grid-like logic to it: Highways that go north/south are labeled with odd numbers, and highways that go east/west have even-numbered labels. Not that you’d be able to easily tell, though--much like the London Underground rail system, interstate highways look like an overturned plate of spaghetti when plotted on a geographically accurate map. I remember getting confused all the time when I was a kid living in northern Illinois: I-94 technically goes east/west, but between Chicago and Milwaukee, it actually goes north/south.
Click to zoom. Let the Robot Drive: The Autonomous Car of the Future Is Here. The object, vaguely pink, sits on the shoulder of the freeway, slowly shimmering into view. Is it roadkill? A weird kind of sagebrush? No, wait, it’s … a puffy chunk of foam insulation! “The laser almost certainly got returns off of it,” says Chris Urmson, sitting behind the wheel of the Prius he is not driving. A note is made (FOD: foreign object or debris, lane 1) as we drive past, to help our computerized car understand the curious flotsam it has just seen. Honda Begins Deliveries of Battery-Powered Fit.