Developing the time machine for future travel There’s a moment when the future becomes real. When a cold hand just kind of slaps you square in the face with an inevitable reality. With saints and profits abound, the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show now “AutoMobility LA” opened. Taking on this new role, re-focusing the show […]Read more "AUTOMOTIVE’S BIG-BANG MOMENT"
ROBORACE will be a motorsport championship with autonomously driving, electric powered vehicles. Soon, exhibitions will be held on the same downtown city tracks as Formula-e. Roborace will be a support series to Formula-e, eventually leading to the first global championship for driverless artificial intelligent racing cars. Once the series is launched, as many as twenty autonomous cars, will compete in one-hour races […]Read more "We Come In Peace …."
TU-Automotive West Coast Telematics Convention, Oct. 13-14 What a difference a year makes. Last year’s Telematics get-togethers and focus was all about; Apps-Apps-Apps. This year it was about; Connectivity – Ridesharing – Autonomous. Transportation is a fundamental issue that touches all of our lives. While Stephen Hawking carefully wonders whether Artificial Intelligence will save or […]Read more "The Jetson’s Future We All Signed Up for …"
If a speed record falls in a dry lake bed and (hardly) no one is around – does it make a sound? The original quote about a tree falling in a forest, from the French magazine “Chauntauquan” in 1883, source attributed to George Berkeley, philosopher and visionary. Anyway, it can be said that a small […]Read more "THE QUIET SMASHING OF A LAND SPEED RECORD."
The only thing missing is a cape! Beyond traditional F1 racing and the two-year-new Formula e (electric racing) series now comes supercomputer racing – establishing the first racing series with no actual drivers. And because there are no race drivers, the cars don’t need standard driving systems and will look radically different. Formula e CEO Alejandro Agag, […]Read more "Super Computer meets Super Car"
Forty years ago muscle cars were the coolest machines anyone could own. Today computer power is the new horsepower and the ‘muscle for Millennials’ or the ‘zip for generationZ’ are smartphones and tablets. Dreadfully, the automakers are keenly aware of this as sales figures show automobiles have waining interest in these demographic groups. So for years, […]Read more "JAGUAR – others trying to balance safety and technology"