Future

Electric cars still the future

Queen’s Park should let the free market bring electric vehicles along and not be tempted by taxes and quotas. – Toronto Star file photo The road to Ontario’s electric-car future is long, twisted and filled with deep potholes, as the provincial government is discovering. Despite doling out $75 million in rebates to people who buy electric vehicles and spending $20 ... Read More »

20-year-old dies after crashing brand new car into autorickshaw while racing in Kerala

A Kerala businessman’s son on Friday died after crashing his brand new car into an autorickshaw in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday night. Last night, Adarsh, who was believed to be racing, lost control of his car after ramming into an autorickshaw. The 20-year-old graduate died in the morning after he was admitted in critical condition. The vehicle, identified as a Skoda, ... Read More »

5 future car technologies that will be commonplace within a decade

Predictions are, by definition, hit or miss. And, if commentators from the 1950s were anything to go by, mostly miss – otherwise, we would all be zipping around in flying cars today. To avoid the same embarrassment, The Peak eschews blind optimism and scours laboratories for promising, nascent technologies, to make educated guesses on what would disrupt the automotive mainstream within 10 ... Read More »

Big insurers brace for perilous future as climate risks escalate

After one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons in history, the world’s biggest insurers say the industry needs to get its act together if it wants to survive climate change. Insuring against weather natural disasters could reach unaffordable levels for households and companies, while the potential damage is so unpredictable it may be impossible to model—an unacceptable risk to insurers. ... Read More »

2-day halt for Microsoft Future Decoded on Wheels bus in city

Microsoft India’s ‘Future Decoded on Wheels’ bus will halt in the city for two days from November 16 for the benefit of Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs). It is fitted with demos and showcases of technologies that can help SMBs get in-depth knowledge of the latest solutions, new-age devices and access to business experts. The bus started its 25-city, a ... Read More »

What is Earth’s climate future?

A book on geological history that explains climate change It is climate season again as the UN Climate Change Conference (CoP23) considers a greener future for the planet in Bonn, Germany. There is plenty of literature on the topic, but it is always useful to get it organised between the covers of a book. Australian climate scientist and conservationist Tim ... Read More »

Lamborghini, MIT Building ‘Super Sports Car of the Future’

Behold: The super sports car of the future (via Lamborghini) Meet the super sports car of the future: Lamborghini of the Terzo Millennio. The “third millennium” electric vehicle, unveiled today, fuses cutting-edge technology with classic Lamborghini visuals, performance, and “the visceral emotion” of the luxury Italian brand. The concept car—a collaborative effort with two MIT labs—aims to address “the future of ... Read More »

Lamborghini teams up with MIT researchers to create “self-healing” sports car

Lamborghini has collaborated with a group of researchers from MIT to create a conceptual electric sports car, which has a carbon fibre shell that is able to repair any cracks or damages by itself.  Meaning “third millennium” in Italian, the Terzo Millennio concept is designed to offer a vision into the future of sports car design. Composed of a carbon fibre structure, the car ... Read More »

IT Hiring To Be Slower In Future, Says Former Infosys CFO

Hiring in India’s IT sector will be slower in future, says a senior figure in the technology field, who also did not sound optimistic about the industry achieving 7-8 per cent export growth in this fiscal. Former Chief Financial Officer of Infosys, V Balakrishnan, however, appeared positive about the industry’s growth prospects next year. On his assessment of the performance ... Read More »

Future Retail sees immediate revenue benefits from HyperCity

Future Retail plans to increase the contribution of fashion and private labels and cut costs as a percentage of sales once it fully takes over the premium retail stores of HyperCity, the company told investors when it announced its quarterly earnings. Retail czar Kishore Biyani announced in October that he was buying out HyperCity, a 19-store network of high-end grocery ... Read More »