Tag: autonomous

Jul 31, 2019 - 01:35 pm

Autonomous electric shuttle to launch in Hamburg

Siemens, the Institute for Climate Protection, Energy and Mobility (IKEM), the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Hamburger Hochbahn are all busy to launch a self-driving electric shuttle as part of Hamburg’s public transport offering.

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Jul 4, 2019 - 01:31 pm

Ford & VW talk cooperation closely

Ford and Volkswagen have already reached agreement on the pickup models, and now things are becoming concrete in the field of e-mobility as well: an important decision could be made next week and is likely to include the MEB platform.

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Jun 18, 2019 - 12:27 pm

Taking a turn for bath & beyond

The Korean designer Hanbeom Lee put some thought into what the autonomous vehicle of the future could offer as a driving experience – the Honda Onsen concept allows for outlandish luxuries, such as taking a relaxing bath or massage while on the road.

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Jun 3, 2019 - 12:15 pm

Ford presents humanoid mail-robot

Ford cooperated with Agility Robotics to produce the Digit, a man-like robot that can carry packages up to 20 kg all the way up the stairs and to your door step, similarly to what a real postman is supposed to do.

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May 16, 2019 - 04:36 pm

UK government invests further £28 million in battery centre

The government of the United Kingdom is planning to support the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre being built in Coventry with a further £28 million in funding. The planned battery facility is planned to provide testing facilities for new battery technologies and training for experts.

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May 16, 2019 - 04:11 pm

Renault presents EZ-POD personal BEV

Based on the Twizy, Renault presented a new micromobile for transporting people and goods over short distances called the EZ-POD. The concept vehicle is battery-powered and fully automated. The pods can also be joined together to form convoys for transporting larger groups.

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Mar 5, 2019 - 12:03 pm

FedEx robot delivers live on television

The US logistics company FedEx has presented a battery-powered delivery robot named SameDay. They managed to get it on the Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show, fit for a stairclimbing exercise but not quite advances enough to talk.

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Jan 11, 2019 - 06:12 pm

AEV Robotics presents autonomous electric pod concept

The Australian company AEV Robotics presented a flexible concept for autonomous electric vehicles at CES. The basic flat construction – also known as a skateboard – can be used to mount various superstructures – so-called pods – for taxis or delivery vans, for example.

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Dec 6, 2018 - 03:28 pm

VW brand investing 9 billion in electrification

Following the investments by the VW company, Porsche and Audi, the Volkswagen brand itself has now presented an investment plan for their electrification initiative, in which the Wolfsburgers have reserved approximately 9 billion euros for the electrification of their vehicles.

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Nov 7, 2018 - 01:08 pm

Bright or brazen, or both perhaps?

This is a taste of things to come once more and more cars become autonomous: A Tesla owner has innovatively used the ‘summon’ function to regularly and remotely move his EV. While surely fun, the exercise actually served to circumvent a new two-hour limit rule on parking spots the town of Janesville, Wisconsin had introduced.

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Nov 5, 2018 - 06:44 pm

All-weather autonomous electric shuttle

Ryohin Keikaku of Japan designed a mini electric bus called the Gacha Shuttle Bus. It is said to ride through any weather and autonomously so and shall go into operation for the first time in Finland in 2020.

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Aug 28, 2018 - 03:15 pm

Even autopilot can’t save a drunk

A Tesla Model S crashed into a fire truck in San Jose, injuring two people. The driver insisted that he thought the vehicle was on autopilot, and was subsequently arrested under the suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

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Aug 23, 2018 - 01:19 pm

The journey is the destination

Forget about traveling to reach a destination. The Autonomous Travel Suite is a hotel room in form of a self-driving electric shuttle featuring all amenities.

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Apr 12, 2018 - 11:38 am

Segway that follows you

This robot you can ride and once you’re done rocking back and forth to drive around, it can follow your every step. This robot “butler” cannot cook, but has enough autonomy to make for an interesting toy.

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Mar 28, 2018 - 01:07 pm

Google’s Waymo to turn Jaguar I-Pace into robotaxi

Jaguar and Google’s Waymo have announced a long-term strategic partnership to launch a 20,000 strong fleet of self-driving taxis based on the I-Pace. Testing is to start this year with the final autonomous electric cars to arrive by 2020.

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Mar 2, 2018 - 10:59 am

This robot is a cherry picker

The Burro is an autonomous robot, which will follow its user independently. Ir is not cute, but looks like a wheelbarrow and in fact works like one as it was designed to accompany farmers during harvest.

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Feb 24, 2018 - 04:57 pm

Nissan planning autonomous taxi service Easy Ride

Nissan is making initial headway into providing mobility with autonomous electric vehicles. They have partnered with DeNA, a mobile gaming provider, to deliver mobile taxi services and a trial is to start this March in Yokohama, Japan.

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Nov 4, 2015 - 09:32 am

Self-driving deliveries.

Skype founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis’ newest venture Starship Technologies presented a delivery robot, trying to counter others’ drone delivery ambitions. Hopefully the the six-wheeled, electric and autonomous robots will also have some manners as in carrying groceries up the stairs, although for now there is only talk of “curb-side” deliveries.
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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2019/08/02/electrify-america-is-working-on-autonomous-charging/
02.08.2019 15:56