http://www.ted.com Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, powered by a very personal quest to save lives and reduce traffic accidents. Jawdropping video shows the DARPA Challenge-winning car motoring through busy city traffic with no one behind the wheel, and dramatic test drive footage from TED2011 demonstrates how fast the thing can really go.
Rinspeed's first underwater Car
Rinspeed will present its new sQuba, the worlds first diving car, at the
Geneva Motor Show (March 6-16). The car is not only able to drive on roads
autonomously with a push of a button (thus without a driver, passenger or
further assistance), but can also transform into an amphibious vehicle
which can be submerged in water up to 10 meters (33 feet). An electric
motor with powerful torque drives the rear wheels, while the propulsion on
the water is ensured by two propellers in the stern and two powerful jet
drives in the bow propelling the vehicle under water while diving. When
underwater, the driver and passenger are enclosed in the vehicle thanks to
light weight body components made of futuristic Carbon Nano Tubes and are
supplied with fresh breathing air by the self-contained on-board system.
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Sanjay Dastoor: A skateboard, with a boost
Imagine an electric vehicle that can get you to work -- or anywhere in a
six-mile radius -- quickly, without traffic frustrations or gasoline. Now
imagine you can pick it up and carry it with you. Yes, this souped-up
skateboard could change the face of morning commutes.
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Google car seen in steven hawkings brave new world. Self driving and is
currently drove able to drive on the road safer than a human
Volvo's self-driving cars take to public roads for first time
For the first time ever a road train comprising a Volvo XC60, a Volvo V60
and a Volvo S60 plus one truck automatically driving in convoy behind a
lead vehicle has operated on a public motorway among other road users. The
historic test in Spain was highly successful.
Top 10 Most Important Cars of 2015: The Fast Lane Car Episode # 3
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The Fast Lane Car Episode #3 (TFLC3) is a high
octane rush of Automotive thrills. On this episode we count down the Top 10
Most Significant Cars of 2015.
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Romans gets up close and personal with a $1.5 million Pagani Huayra.
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Google's Ass-kicking Self-Driving Car
At the TED Conference I had the chance to ride in one of Google's self
driving cars. It requires no hands on the wheel at all. I expected a very
chill 5-10 miles per hour. What happened was much different...
60 Automobiles de la Collection Baillon
The Collectors’ Car Department at Artcurial has discovered 60
collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of
the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following fifty years of lying
dormant, the Baillon collection will be sold by Artcurial Motorcars in the
first part of the traditional sale at Retromobile Salon, on 6 February
2015, in Paris.
These motor cars have been tucked away in a property in the West of France,
under makeshift corrugated iron shelters and in various outbuildings.
Le département voitures de collection d’Artcurial a découvert 60
automobiles de collection de grandes marques, des débuts de l’automobile
aux années 70. Retrouvées après 50 ans de sommeil, la collection Baillon
sera vendue aux enchères par Artcurial Motorcars en première partie de la
traditionnelle vente du Salon Rétromobile, le 6 février 2015, à Paris.
Ces automobiles dormaient dans l’ouest de la France, sous des abris de
fortune, recouvertes de tôles ondulées et sous les auvents des
dépendances de la propriété.
Google's Self-Driving Cars: Coming Soon to a Road Near You
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Google software engineer Sebastian Thrun demonstrates the company's latest
groundbreaking innovation: cars that drive themselves. Yes, really.
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Sebastian Thrun is a Distinguished Software Engineer at Google and
professor of computer science at Stanford University.