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Some of the MakerBot and GrabCAD 3D Print Challenge winning vehicles Image Gallery (56 images) Last week, MakerBot and GrabCAD announced the winners of their recent 3D Printer Challenge in Brooklyn, New York.
Looks like CES 2013 might be the year of the driverless car as both Audi and Toyota/Lexus have confirmed they’ll be bringing their new autonomous vehicles to the show. Move over Google, looks like you’re not the only game in town anymore, and maybe we’ll actually be able to buy a self-driving Audi or a Toyota soon. The luxury arm of Toyota, Lexus, will be there showing off a LS 600h kitted out with radar and cameras to literally drive itself around, similar to what Google’s been doing. Even though Google’s been using the Toyota Prius as its base for its own autonomous cars, Toyota’s doing its own independent thing so it’ll be interesting to see how it compares. Audi on the other hand, apparently has a car that’ll find a parking space and go off and park itself on its own, which sounds fantastic to me.
The "People’s Car" project allowed Internet users in China to post ideas about cars of the future. From the 119,000 ideas received. three vehicle and technology concepts were produced and are now on display at the 2012 Beijing auto show. Watch this brave a Chinese couple hover around the city in the first (computer animated) test drive of this Volkswagen concept car.
Honda Motor today unveiled the new UNI-CUB personal mobility device.
Chery's Ant Concept at Auto China in Shanghai Image Gallery (5 images) Chinese carmaker Chery has shown an interesting new concept named the Ant ,at the Auto China Show in Beijing today.
Stanford University researchers are developing a technology that uses magnetic fields (shown in red) to wirelessly charge electric vehicles cruising at highway speeds. Credit: Sven Beiker, CARS/Stanford University
To date, autonomous cars outfitted with technology from Google have driven themselves more than 200,000 miles around California. Folks in Silicon Valley sometimes tease Google for its driverless car obsession, but the end game seems pretty clear to me. Getting millions of drivers to take their hands off their steering wheels would free them up to trawl the Web, perform billions of searches, and see billions of ads.
There is great excitement about electric vehicles, and also questions about this new form of engine. Here, we investigate driving patterns, potential savings and differences between the types of electric vehicles on the market. About this data