Tag: Transportation

Qualcomm Unveils World’s First Wi-Fi 7 For Automotive Experiences

Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. is driving the evolution of in-vehicle experiences with the introduction of the world’s first Automotive Grade Wi-Fi 7 Access Point solution, Qualcomm QCA6797AQ. In the era of software-defined vehicle architectures, connectivity is a critical component, and Qualcomm’s platform offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, including Cellular 5G/4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, C-V2X, and precise […]

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Pat McAtamney: Empowering student-led engineering teams

At the Open House for the Edgerton Center Clubs and team this past fall, MIT Technical Instructor Pat McAtamney cheerfully grilled hundreds of hot dogs and burgers for a long line of hungry students outside his shop in Building N51. “They ate every single burger. I didn’t even get one,” he laughs. His continuous smile throughout […]

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Senate panel advances FAA reauthorization

Senate panel advances FAA reauthorization | The Hill Skip to content The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation advanced a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) bill Thursday tackling issues including accessibility and foreign aviation safety measures. “This bipartisan bill delivers improvements to aviation safety and consumer protections that Americans have been demanding,” said Sen. Maria […]

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Safer skies with self-flying helicopters

In late 2019, after years of studying aviation and aerospace engineering, Hector (Haofeng) Xu decided to learn to fly helicopters. At the time, he was pursuing his PhD in MIT’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, so he was familiar with the risks associated with flying small aircraft. But something about being in the cockpit gave […]

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Bel and Bel Unveils Electric Replica Of Iconic Akira Motorcycle

Barcelona-based upcycler and art studio Bel&Bel has brought a post-apocalyptic dream ride to life with its electric replica of Shotaro Kaneda’s iconic motorcycle from Katsuhiro Otomo’s cyberpunk manga classic, Akira. The fully electric model, inspired by the dystopian manga set in a nightmarish future Tokyo, is now available to fans. Bel&Bel is known for upcycling […]

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AgeLab’s Bryan Reimer named to US Department of Transportation innovation committee

Bryan Reimer, research scientist at the MIT Center for Transportation and Logistics’ (MIT CTL) AgeLab, has been appointed by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DoT) to the Transforming Transportation Advisory Committee (TTAC). The committee advises the DoT and the secretary of transportation about plans and approaches for transportation innovation. Reimer, who has been at MIT […]

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Boeing Reinstalled Panel That Later Blew Out of 737 Max Jet

Nearly three weeks after a hole blew open on a Boeing 737 Max 9 during an Alaska Airlines flight, terrifying passengers, new details about the jet’s production are intensifying scrutiny of Boeing’s quality-control practices. About a month before the Max 9 was delivered to Alaska Airlines in October, workers at Boeing’s factory in Renton, Wash., […]

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Cobalt-free batteries could power cars of the future

Many electric vehicles are powered by batteries that contain cobalt — a metal that carries high financial, environmental, and social costs. MIT researchers have now designed a battery material that could offer a more sustainable way to power electric cars. The new lithium-ion battery includes a cathode based on organic materials, instead of cobalt or […]

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VinFast Announces VF 3 Mini-eSUV As An Affordable Car For The City

VinFast Auto has officially launched its latest electric model, the VF 3, during CES 2024 in Las Vegas. The mini-eSUV is positioned as a smart, sustainable, and accessible urban mobility solution for a global audience. It boasts a distinctive exterior featuring a balance of geometric blocks and sleek lines — The design emphasizes, according to […]

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Flying Sucks!

France is not some eco-socialist paradise. Its much-hyped short-haul flight ban is riddled with exceptions and has eliminated just three routes. Since most high-speed lines are routed through Paris, rail service between even larger cities remains sadly inadequate. Public transit is sparse in more rural areas and often overly oriented toward tourists, particularly in the […]

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Flying Less Could Be Fun, Actually

France is not some eco-socialist paradise. Its much-hyped short-haul flight ban is riddled with exceptions and has eliminated just three routes. Since most high-speed lines are routed through Paris, rail service between even larger cities remains sadly inadequate. Public transit is sparse in more rural areas and often overly oriented toward tourists, particularly in the […]

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Cockpit Recording’s Erasure Hampers Boeing 737 Max 9 Investigation

Officials investigating why a panel on a Boeing 737 Max 9 blew open during an Alaska Airlines flight last week say they are struggling to piece together exactly what happened because the plane’s cockpit voice recorder overwrote itself before it could be retrieved. This is not a new problem. The National Transportation Safety Board, which […]

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Cockpit Recording’s Erasure Hampers Boeing 737 Max 9 Investigation

Officials investigating why a panel on a Boeing 737 Max 9 blew open during an Alaska Airlines flight last week say they are struggling to piece together exactly what happened because the plane’s cockpit voice recorder overwrote itself before it could be retrieved. This is not a new problem. The National Transportation Safety Board, which […]

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Safer Roads: Aurora Labs’ AI Meets Infineon’s AURIX TC4x MCUs

Infineon Technologies and Aurora Labs have joined forces to increase automotive safety by introducing AI-based solutions. These innovations elevate critical automotive components’ long-term reliability and safety, including steering, braking, and airbags. By combining Aurora Labs’ Line-of-Code Intelligence (LOCI) AI technology with Infineon’s 32-bit TriCore™ AURIX™ TC4x family of microcontrollers (MCUs), the collaboration wants to usher […]

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Supernal S-A2: Hyundai’s Advanced Air Mobility Vision Takes Flight At CES 2024

Supernal LLC, Hyundai Motor Group’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) subsidiary, debuted its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle product concept, S-A2, at CES 2024. Building on its earlier vision concept, S-A1, introduced in CES 2020, Supernal aims to pioneer safe, efficient, and affordable everyday air travel for urban commuters. The S-A2 is a pilot-plus-four-passenger […]

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Human-Like Virtual Assistant And Advanced UI At CES 2024

Mercedes-Benz is unveiling an innovative user interface at CES 2024, featuring a human-like virtual assistant powered by generative AI. The MBUX Virtual Assistant, running on the Mercedes-Benz Operating System (MB.OS), aims to redefine the user experience by incorporating advanced software and generative AI for a more natural and intuitive interaction with the car. The assistant, […]

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Qualcomm Drives Automotive Innovation With Connected Services Ecosystem

Qualcomm’s ongoing collaborations with industry partners are driving advancements in automotive services, focusing on software-defined vehicle architectures. During the CES 2024, the company showed that the evolution towards more centralized, cloud-connected processing resources enables faster development cycles and data-driven intelligence in vehicles, allowing for contextually relevant travel experiences through intelligent in-vehicle assistants, and making proactive […]

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The future of motorcycles could be hydrogen

MIT’s Electric Vehicle Team, which has a long record of building and racing innovative electric vehicles, including cars and motorcycles, in international professional-level competitions, is trying something very different this year: The team is building a hydrogen-powered electric motorcycle, using a fuel cell system, as a testbed for new hydrogen-based transportation. The motorcycle successfully underwent […]

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Boeing’s 737 Max 9 and the Alaska Airline Grounding: What to Know

An emergency landing on Friday of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Max 9 jet in Portland, Ore., led the company to ground dozens of similar models of the plane in its fleet. But it also raised troubling new questions about the safety of a workhorse aircraft design dogged by years of problems and multiple deadly […]

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Onsemi unveils sililcon carbide chips for ultra-fast EV chargers

Onsemi announced a suite of new silicon-carbide chips that will enable rapid charging for ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers. Onsemi’s suite of nine EliteSiC Power Integrated Modules (PIMs) will enable rapid bidirectional charging EV chargers and energy storage systems (ESS). The company made the announcement ahead of the CES 2024 tech trade show in Las […]

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NTSB releases preliminary report on Anchor Point plane crash

An airplane was seen inverted and spinning before it crashed near the Sterling Highway on Dec. 8, a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board released Wednesday says. The airplane — a two-seat Piper Super Cub — crashed around 1:15 p.m. in Anchor Point, killing pilot Kurt St. Jean, and critically injuring the passenger, […]

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From Supplier to Shelf: How Rovigos is Transforming Supply Chain Efficiency

Rovigos (official site) is a Korean startup that is taking on a seemingly entrenched and difficult market: global logistics, with a really interesting strategy most people would not expect from an up-and-coming company: handling the supply chain monitoring and forecasting from end to end (supplier to shelf). Photo credit: “Drone Shot of a Docked Cargo […]

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Mercedes-Benz Granted Approval For Turquoise Blue Lights Signaling Autonomous Mode

Mercedes-Benz has gained approval from regulators in California and Nevada for the use of turquoise blue lights on its vehicles to indicate autonomous driving modes. This distinct color, visible on the front, sides, and back of the car, is part of Mercedes’ “Drive Pilot” system, designed for conditionally autonomous driving. The turquoise blue lights are […]

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“MIT can give you ‘superpowers’”

Speaking at the virtual MITx MicroMasters Program Joint Completion Celebration last summer, Diogo da Silva Branco Magalhães described watching a Spider-Man movie with his 8-year-old son and realizing that his son thought MIT was a fictional entity that existed only in the Marvel universe. “I had to tell him that MIT also exists in the […]

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Scootility: Innovative Electric Scooter For Last-Mile Cargo Delivery

Vancouver-based startup Scootility is developing a unique electric scooter designed for last-mile cargo delivery. Named for its combination of “scooter” and “utility,” the Scootility is currently in the prototype stage, with production expected to commence within the next 12 months. Unlike traditional electric bikes, the Scootility draws inspiration from a Segway, featuring a column handle […]

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Toyota And Idemitsu Pioneer Solid-State Batteries For 745-Mile Range EVs

Toyota and Idemitsu have collaborated in a joint venture to develop solid-state batteries for electric vehicles (EVs), combining their expertise to revolutionize the construction and capabilities of battery electric vehicles (BEVs). This kind of battery, known for advantages such as faster charging, smaller size, and greater tolerance to high temperatures and voltages, is expected to […]

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