Oxbotica – Autonomous Vehicle Software That Learns As It Drives

July 23, 2016 – University of Oxford software engineers have created an autonomous system designed to take data from a vehicle’s onboard cameras, laser scanners and radar ... Continue Reading →

North American Auto Industry Exceeds Fleet Carbon Reduction Targets

March 29, 2015 – In 2013 the North American automobile industry surpassed both fuel efficiency and emission reduction targets set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency back ... Continue Reading →

The Autonomous Car Hits a Snag Where Snow Falls

February 9, 2015 – If Google, Uber and others are going to make self-driving vehicles a reality everywhere then they have to get past one very large hurdle. Google in the last ... Continue Reading →

An Explosion of New Roads for the 21st Century

September 15, 2014 – By 2050 we will have to invest in a new road network 25 million kilometers in length to keep up with human population growth and infrastructure requirements. ... Continue Reading →

Can Tetrahedrite Help Generate Cheap Thermoelectric Energy?

July 17, 2014 – Never heard of tetrahedrite?  It’s a copper-antimony sulfide. It can contain silver, copper, zinc, mercury or iron. The antimony could be replaced by arsenic ... Continue Reading →

When Will My Car Fix Istelf Using Wireless Uploads?

February 21, 2014 – While here in Florida I have had two interesting events occur related to our van, a 2006 Mazda MPV. Yes, I drive an old minivan because when traveling for ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: New Smart Road Comes to the United Kingdom

October 3, 2013 – Imagine a smart highway loaded with sensors that communicate with you as you drive letting you know about traffic patterns ahead and slowing you down to minimize ... Continue Reading →

Transportation and Communication Update: The Internet of Cars is a Near Thing Today

Before beginning today’s posting describing the rise of wireless vehicle networks I want to remember James Martin, futurist, telecommunications guru, and prolific author (104 ... Continue Reading →

Space Update: Part 2 – 10 Technologies from Space We Use Here on Earth

In Part 2 of 10 Technologies from Space We Use Here on Earth, we complete the list first reported on March 19 in Information Week in an article by Elena Malykhina.  All these space ... Continue Reading →

Technology and War – Part 3: War’s Impact on Transportation Technology

During the American Civil War in the mid-19th century, often classified as the first modern war, we witnessed the northern armies use of railroads and warships to provide logistical ... Continue Reading →