The average UK commuter spends about 1.5 hours a day at the wheel. While not great for stress levels in general, there are other ways that the daily churn through traffic can negatively affect health
The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and the Association of Global Automakers to establish a center to counter vehicle-related cybersecurity threats.
è scattato il 1194176 gennaio 2015 l'obbligo di riciclare il 95% del peso delle auto alla fine della loro vita. Anzi, più precisamente: la percentuale di "reimpiego e riciclo" dovrà essere almeno dell'85%, mentre il 10% sarà destinato al "recupero energetico". Secondo gli ultimi dati diffusi dall'Unire, Unione imprese del recupero di Confindustria, in Italia la percentuale
I spent last weekend elbow-deep in engine grease, hands tangled in the steel guts of my wife's Mazda 3. It's a good little car, but lately its bellyachings have sent me out to the driveway to tinker under the hood. I regularly hurl invectives at the internal combustion engine-but the truth is, I live for...
Immaginare il futuro non è mai facile, si possono azzeccare delle previsioni e sbagliarne altre. Basta guardare la trilogia di Ritorno al Futuro oggi, a trent'anni esatti dall'uscita del primo film. Se le auto e i monopattini volanti sono ancora molto lontani, Skype e i Google Glass fanno già parte delle nostre vite. Ma nella
Sono 55 mila in più le vetture immatricolate in Italia nel 2014 rispetto all'anno precedente. Per il gruppo Fca boom del marchio Jeep: +94,5%
Dai 700 mila del 1998 ai 30 mila del 2013. I perch233 del declino
Le immatricolazioni del mese tornano a crescere, ma sono sempre a livelli di 20 anni fa. E' boom invece per le Gpl, metano e ibride. Bene FCA, soprattutto con il marchio Jeep Ottobre con segno positivo: l'auto sembra svegliarsi da un brutto sogno e inizia a rivedere segni di crescita nelle vendite
There is an unexpected revolution underway in road safety. True, the highly visible community-wide programs continue, but behind the scenes there are major changes underway in how safety will be managed
2014/10/21: The autonomous Google car may never actually happen.
Google admitted to me that the process it currently uses to make the maps are too inefficient to work in the country as a whole.
To create them, a dedicated vehicle outfitted with a bank of sensors first makes repeated passes scanning the roadway to be mapped. The data is then downloaded, with every square foot of the landscape pored over by both humans and computers to make sure that all-important real-world objects have been captured. This complete map gets loaded into the car’s memory before a journey, and because it knows from the map about the location of many stationary objects, its computer—essentially a generic PC running Ubuntu Linux—can devote more of its energies to tracking moving objects, like other cars.
But the maps have problems, starting with the fact that the car can’t travel a single inch without one. Since maps are one of the engineering foundations of the Google car, before the company’s vision for ubiquitous self-driving cars can be realized, all 4 million miles of U.S. public roads will be need to be mapped, plus driveways, off-road trails, and everywhere else you’d ever want to take the car. So far, only a few thousand miles of road have gotten the treatment, most of them around the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California. The company frequently says that its car has driven more than 700,000 miles safely, but those are the same few thousand mapped miles, driven over and over again.
Another problem with maps is that once you make them, you have to keep them up to date, a challenge Google says it hasn’t yet started working on.
Car sales have raced to a ten-year high according to new figures that are being celebrated as part of wider signs of a UK recovery. In the latest monthly figures published by the Society for Motor Manufacturers
The concept is called induced demand, which is economist-speak for when increasing the supply of something (like roads) makes people want that thing even more. Though some traffic engineers made note of this phenomenon at least as early as the 1960s, it is only in recent years that social scientists have collected enough data to show how this happens pretty much every time we build new roads.
Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.Elon Musk, Tesla Motors Elon Musk has always been a rebel. Now he's an open source rebel.Fortune Magazine Stamattina ero lì che facevo colazione e alla radio viene fuori l'annuncio che mi ha fatto innamorare ancora un po di
With the promise that Tesla's Model S will "liberate its owners from the petroleum-burning paradigm", this electric car is an example of just how far technological innovation could take us towards achieving
Vendite a meno 3,83 per cento con appena 131.602 consegne. In discesa anche le immatricolazioni di Fiat Chrysler Automobiles che con 36.720 consegne ha fatto segnare lo scorso mese l'11,03% in meno La "ripresina", peraltro contestata da tutti, è già bella che sparita: a
Footage of Google's prototype driverless car has got people talking about the potential for self-driving vehicles. While this seems like an exciting new technological advance, in fact the idea is not so
In the past several years, one of the topics covered in detail on these pages has been the surge in such gimmicks designed to disguise lack of demand and end customer sales, used extensively by US automotive manufacturers, better known as "channel stuffing", of which General Motors is particularly guilty and whose inventory at dealer lots just hit a new record high. But did you know that when it comes to flat or declining sales and stagnant end demand, channel stuffing is merely the beginning? Presenting... Where the World's Unsold Cars Go To Die
Il ministro Giannini: la nostra società ha perso la cultura dello studio e del sacrificio
But the point of these maps isn't -- believe it or not -- to give city-dwellers one more reason to gloat.