Future

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 »

NEC provides a peek into AI-driven future in digital world

  NEC Corporation, the diversified technology major today showcased the future of a technology-driven world and unfolding opportunities in resolving the challenges of urbanisation, handling the complex task of security and problems faced in society. Takashi Niino, President, NEC Corporation, highlighted how artificial intelligence and use of big data could play a role in addressing a growing number of problems ... Read More »

Cars Are The Future Of Energy Storage

A number of years ago, one of the smartest entrepreneurs in the electric industry (as evidenced by the timing of his sale of generating assets to a big energy producer) bought a hybrid car. He said it was a mobile electric battery and that he’d sell electricity back to the grid from it, sooner or later. That was a while ... Read More »

THIS ELECTRIC NISSAN CONCEPT CAR SINGS TO SAVE LIVES

THIS WEEK AT the Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan unveiled the IMx, its newest electric (and autonomous) concept—and baby, it sings. And by “sing,” we mean emit a noise like a demonic string quartet tuning its instruments. Nissan calls the feature Canto—literally, “I sing” in Italian—and it’s built to alert pedestrians that the very quiet electric vehicle is coming, even at low speeds. Electric ... Read More »

Crazy-looking future cars spotted at opening of Tokyo Motor Show

TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 25: Toyota Motor Corp. Executive Vice President Didier Leroy, speaks in front of the TOYOTA Concept-i series concept vehicles during the Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo Big Sight on October 25, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. The 45th edition of Tokyo Motor Show, which domestic and international automobile manufacturers exhibit their latest products, continues until November 5. ... Read More »

China is Creating a Future With Worldwide Electric Vehicle Adoption

China, home to the world’s largest market for electric cars, is aggressively promoting and supporting the technology. This and the sheer size of the Chinese market are driving the same trend around the world. CHINA’S ELECTRIC CAR REVOLUTION China has become the most powerful political force driving the globalization of electric vehicle (EV) technology. And, while natural driving forces such ... Read More »

GENERAL MOTORS IS GOING ALL ELECTRIC

AFTER MORE THAN a century peddling vehicles that pollute the atmosphere, General Motors is ending its relationship with gasoline and diesel. This morning, the American automotive giant announced that it is working toward an all-electric, zero-emissions future. That starts with two new, fully electric models next year—then at least 18 more by 2023. That product onslaught puts the company at the forefront of an ... Read More »

Who should die when a driverless car crashes? Q&A ponders the future

‘Smart people are trying to figure out how this works,’ the Q&A audience was told in a discussion about driverless cars. Illustration: Alamy Should a driverless car swerve to miss a child, knowing it will kill its passenger? Or should it maintain its path and end a younger life? It’s deeply troubling ethical dilemmas like these that Sandra Peter believes ... Read More »

Mercedes is building smarter headlights for its cars of the future

Roberto Baldwin / Engadget In a dark garage at the Mercedes-Benz headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, a flat gray S-Class illuminates a white screen at the end of long hall. The headlights blast on and while the light is bright, it’s not that impressive. Then Stefan Toepfer, electronic and software developer for exterior lighting taps on his tablet and a series of black ... Read More »

Waymo’s dream of building a robot car without a steering wheel and pedals isn’t dead, CEO says

Waymo’s dream of putting a car without a steering wheel on the market is far from dead. Waymo is an independent company that spun out from Google’s internal self-driving-car team in 2016. The spin off resulted in a series of sweeping changes designed to get Waymo’s tech on the market faster, like thedecision to keep driver controls in future test ... Read More »