There are about 15,000 robots in metro Detroit, many of them hard at work producing the cars you drive, and more are surely to come, to do the work that humans would’ve done decades ago. But don’t worry! While the robots are taking your job, Bloomberg reports, one company is trying to make them safer—so they don’t…
Earlier this week, Tesla remotely upgraded select Florida Tesla owners’ cars to expand their mileage capacity in an effort to ease and assist with Hurricane Irma evacuation efforts. The move was praiseworthy and appropriate, but at the root of the gesture lies a terrifying prospect of our automotive future.
In Harry Potter, the wand chooses the wizard. In the future, the car might choose the driver.
You see that? The flattened, levitating vehicle of sorts, flying down a tube. That’s the future, folks, operated by Hyperloop One, which announced on Wednesday that it had completed the first full systems Hyperloop test.
Tesla Daddy, starboy, celebrity dater, traffic hater and Boring Company starter Elon Musk now has a rendering for his tunnel idea (that hasn’t received regulatory approval). Apparently, it looks like the cars get down to the tunnel via an elevator and zip around on what appear to be high-powered lunch trays?
Welcome to the future. A future that me, and many Americans who put their faith in science, have been staring at in bewilderment, denial, and abject terror for the better part of a year.
Drone deliveries are the future. Years from now we really will be able to order something online and have it dropped off at our door hours later by a tiny flying robot. But presently there are some issues with drone deliveries. And they’re only partially related to the FAA. Quadcopter-based deliveries have to struggle…
2015 was an insanely wild year in robotics: From leaps in AI technology to piloted, Gundam-like battle machines. We’re living in a bizarre, sci-fi world that entangles humans with robots more than ever before. Here are ten of the craziest ‘bots from the past year.
When will fully Autonomous Driving become a reality? That’s the trillion dollar question. It may come down to which company is willing to offer it first, but there are some very clear hurdles to that.
Apparently the big wigs at Honda, BMW, and Yamaha haven’t watched the same documentaries on artificially intelligent system that I have, but Minority Report and Terminator are pretty clear about the results of giving those machine things too many smarts.
The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, (NASCAR) is one of the best known stock car racing franchises in the world, but is it really "stock" car racing? Not a single Sprint Cup race car (with the exception of the pace car) is an actual production vehicle. Sure, Toyota might say their current stock car is a…
Telepresence robots are one of those ideas that look great on paper. Then you see a jittery video feed of Edward Snowden's face rolling onto stage like a decapitated head with a piece of plastic holding it up and… no. But naturally, the Germans have come up with something genuinely useful.
Change is scary. And for car enthusiasts, we’ll experience more change in the next 10 years than we have in the past 50, according to the head of Mercedes-Benz’ Silicon Valley R&D lab. While the whole automotive world could devolve into some Syd Mead-style sci-fi dystopia, for us — the gearheads willing to embrace the…
The future holds a lot for the motor vehicle, with the beginnings of 3D printing already taking root in households, plenty of Bluetooth gadgets allow greater connectivity with our mobile devices, and new painting coatings provide less work when cleaning. Let's take a look at how you'll be able to hack your car to do…
Kotaku's Richard Eisenbeis says that "at times [he] literally forgot [he] was really sitting in my living room" while playing with the Oculus Rift—a new virtual reality gaming eyeglasses system—for five hours straight. He really means it. His description of the surreal experience is incredible.
You're living in the future, but nobody goes by foot anymore. You need a car. But what car do you get? And which dystopian future are you in? These are the best cars in all of sci-fi.
The robot cars are here. And they demand to be set free. With you locked inside.
The future can only be seen in the past, meaning that we can only be wrong or right in retrospect. Today we looked back on the Giugiaro-penned Porsche Tapiro concept, which could be any of the futuristic looking designs of the 1970's. Was it the future? Not quite. Automotive design mostly went another way. That being…