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‘It’s the future of motor travel’: readers on driving electric vehicles

Øivind Johansen with his e-NV200 charging at Teie, Nøtterøy in Vestfold county. Photograph: Øivind Johansen Amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxides pose a major risk to public health, Britain plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040. As part of the government’s much-anticipated clean air plan it has said the move is needed because of ... Read More »

As Rolls-Royce tests its first SUV, the future of the ‘normal’ car looks uncertain

The new Rolls-Royce 4×4, codenamed ‘Cullinan’, is seen here in disguise Can anything stop the stampede of the Sport Utility Vehicle? Last year’s sales of SUVs and ‘crossovers’ increased to 25 per cent of the total European market and while the charge has slightly slowed this year, SUVs are still well ahead. Manufacturers are now talking about conquering the B-segment crossover ... Read More »

Tesla’s New AI Guru Could Help Its Cars Teach Themselves

Elon Musk has hired a new director of AI research at Tesla, and it may signal a plan to rethink the way its automated driving works. This week, Musk poached Andrej Karpathy, an expert on vision, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, from OpenAI, a nonprofit that Musk and others are funding that’s dedicated to “discovering and enacting the path to ... Read More »

Future Retail likely to expand its neighbourhood stores

Future Retail, a leading company in retail space is reportedly planning to expand aggressively its neighbourhood stores, Easy Day and Heritage Fresh. Its flagship brands include Big Bazaar, Food Bazaar and Fashion at Big Bazaar. The company is looking to run around 4,000 such stores in 3 to 5 years’ time. These stores are located in 11 clusters in the ... Read More »

It’s not just Bitcoin anymore…

Blockchain’s Peter Smith speaks at the Consensus 2017 conference in New York The price of Bitcoin, a digital currency once located at the fringe of finance, has been rising to new records in recent months as digital assets move into the mainstream. On Tuesday, it shot past $2,200 (£1,700), more than doubling from just two months ago. And a newer ... Read More »

Auto show Its goodbye small and hello big in New York

The auto industry has always had a knack for rolling out new models at just the wrong time. Some fear that’s about to happen again. When gas prices spiked past $4 a gallon in 2008, automakers realized they lacked smaller, more efficient cars like hybrids that embraced gas-saving technologies. In the past few years, automakers bet that midsize and compact sedans ... Read More »

Toyota rolls into its new hometown via the DFW Auto Show

When automaker Toyota shows off its new 2018 Camry at the DFW Auto Show this week, it will debut as a member of the home team. Toyota, which is in the final phases of constructing a mammoth campus in Plano for its North American headquarters, already has about 1,600 workers in North Texas, just under half of the estimated 2017 year-end ... Read More »

Apple Reportedly Planning New UAC Connector in Its MFi Licensing Program

Apple is reportedly introducing support for a new connector type in its MFi (Made for iPhone) licensing program for certified accessories. Apple calls it the Ultra Accessory Connector (UAC) and it’s much smaller than the USB Type-C and Lightning connectors currently used by the company. It is used for the same purposes as all connectors – for charging and transferring ... Read More »

South Korea Reports Its Own Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Probe Results

South Korea said on Monday it will strengthen lithium-ion battery safety requirements and conduct regular inspections to avoid repeats of fires which forced Samsung Electronics Co Ltd to withdraw its premium Galaxy Note 7 handset. Manufacturers of lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in portable devices, would be subjected to greater oversight and regular inspections, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy ... Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Leaks Detail the Flagship SoC Ahead of Its CES 2017 Launch

Chipmaker Qualcomm’s upcoming Snapdragon 835 mobile processor, set to power most of the premium smartphones in 2017, has been detailed in several leaks ahead of its showcase at CES 2017 on Tuesday (Wednesday morning, in India). The company officially announced the processor in November last year but did not provide specific details. As per the latest leaks, the processor will ... Read More »