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Transportation

Transportation technology refers to tools and machines used to solve problems or improve conditions in respect to the movement of people and goods. In the following, I will scratch the surface and provide some examples of the technological journey of the transportation industry - touching as well the frontiers of the sector, i.e. handling, monitoring and warehousing.

Van, Go: Pony.ai Unveils Next-Gen Robotaxi Fleet Built on NVIDIA DRIVE Orin

“High-performance, energy-efficient AI compute platform to be integrated into fleet of Toyota Sienna level 4 autonomous vehicles. Robotaxis are on their way to delivering safer transportation, driving across various landscapes and through starry nights. This week, Silicon Valley-based self-driving startup …

ZEVA Successfully Completes Historic First Test Flight

“The zero-emissions electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft reaches critical milestone, flying untethered in its first series of taxiing tests ZEVA, a pioneer in zero-emission electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft transportation, successfully achieved its first untethered, powered …

TI advances driver assistance technology to more accurately monitor blind spots and efficiently navigate turns and corners to safely avoid collisions

“In an effort to move autonomous driving and vehicle safety forward, Texas Instruments (TI) (Nasdaq: TXN) today announced an expansion of its automotive offerings that can help automakers improve how advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) sense objects. TI’s new …

VISION-S Exhibiting at CES 2022, Entering a New Phase

“At CES 2020, Sony Group Corporation (“Sony”) announced “VISION-S,” an initiative aimed at contributing to the evolution of mobility, and exhibited a prototype vehicle at its booth. To demonstrate this concept in the real world, Sony started public road …

Mach 30 wind tunnel to ‘put China decades’ ahead in hypersonic race

“A Chinese physicist has said that a new wind tunnel in Beijing to be unveiled “soon” will put China decades ahead of the rest of the world in hypersonic technology. Chinese Academy of Sciences researcher Han Guilai told an online …

Toshiba’s Transparent Cu2O Tandem Solar Top Cell Achieves 8.4% Efficiency

“A boost to development of no-plug charging EVs and transition to renewable energy. Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it has successfully raised the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of its transparent Cu2O solar cell to 8.4%, the world …

Hyundai Motor Group Reveal Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED)

“Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) today revealed the Mobile Eccentric Droid (MobED), an all-new and pioneering small mobility platform using cutting-edge robotics technologies. The MobED has an innovative design arrangement. It’s flat, rectangular body rides on four large wheels …

Renesas Launches Automotive Actuator and Sensor Control MCUs for Evolving Edge Applications in Next-Generation E/E Architecture

“Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE:6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced two new microcontrollers (MCUs) designed for automotive actuator and sensor control applications supporting edge evolution in next-generation electronic and electrical (E/E) architecture. With the new …

Samsung Begins Mass Production of Comprehensive Automotive Memory Solutions for Next-Generation Autonomous Electric Vehicles

“Samsung Electronics, the world leader in advanced memory technology, today unveiled an extensive lineup of cutting-edge automotive memory solutions designed for next-generation autonomous electric vehicles. The new lineup includes a 256-gigabyte (GB) PCIe Gen3 NVMe ball grid array (BGA) SSD …

Max Biaggi Shatters EV Motorcycle Speed Record With 283 MPH Run

“The MotoGP veteran took a Venturi Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle to a former NASA runway and beat his own speed record by 30 mph. Last week, legendary MotoGP rider Max Biaggi hopped on a modified Venturi Voxan Wattman electric motorcycle …