Transportation

The 10 Car Brands With The Best Tech

The 10 Car Brands With The Best Tech

Modern cars are a result of decades of industrial development enhanced by the advanced technology of the computer age. Analog vehicles are a thing of the past, with carburetors, points, and even manual window cranks the domain of the classic car show. It makes no difference if the car is a lowly entry-level hatchback or the fanciest luxury land barge — computers control everything.

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The 10 best features on the 2022 Ford Maverick

The 10 best features on the 2022 Ford Maverick

In June, Ford announced a critically important vehicle for the brand. That vehicle was the 2022 Ford Maverick. The 2022 Maverick is a small pick-up that promises excellent fuel economy to the tune of 40 MPG in the city for the hybrid trim. The Maverick is exactly the sort of vehicle Ford promised when it discontinued all of its cars in the US, except the iconic Mustang.

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Segway-Ninebot F series scooters have software updates and mobile locking

Segway-Ninebot F series scooters have software updates and mobile locking

A new F series of eKickScooters were released by Segway-Ninebot this week with mobile connected smart controls. These scooters, the F25, F30, and F40, each connect with a Segway-Ninebot app. This app connects via Bluetooth and allows the owner of the scooter to upgrade the device's firmware, lock functionality for the scooter, and monitor riding status and data.

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TurboAnt Thunder T1 Electric Bike Review

TurboAnt Thunder T1 Electric Bike Review

Personal mobility has become a hot topic in the past few months, maybe even years, especially as typical travel on cars and public transportation has become impractical or even unhealthy. Electric scooters have, of course, become a fad, but it's hardly the only way to get around. For those who prefer to rely primarily on their own bodies, electric bikes offer one compromise. TurboAnt is probably better known for the fully electric kind of vehicle, but it has started to dabble in e-bikes as well, so we put our legs to work to figure out if its new Thunder T1 "Fat" Bike can go the extra mile, pun intended as usual.

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Tesla trials Supercharger access for any EV in pivotal pilot

Tesla trials Supercharger access for any EV in pivotal pilot

Tesla is trialing guest access to its Supercharger network, lighting up a pilot in Europe which will allow drivers of other electric vehicles to plug in at what have until now been exclusive to Tesla owners. Ten locations in the Supercharger network in the Netherlands are opening up initially, ahead of what the automaker says will be an expansion of the pilot to other countries.

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MIT has completed the final project in the autonomous Roboat project

MIT has completed the final project in the autonomous Roboat project

Typically when we talk about autonomous taxis, we are talking about vehicles like cars, SUVs, and buses that can cruise the highways without drivers behind the wheel. MIT has been working on an autonomous taxi that's quite different and very specific to Amsterdam and the city's famous canal system. The autonomous taxis, in this case, are known as Roboats. They are autonomous boats capable of carrying passengers around the city and performing other actions.

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SWFT Fleet Review

SWFT Fleet Review

The SWFT Fleet is an electric bicycle with a classic beach cruiser style and a 37.2-mile range. The bike has a 19.8 MPH top speed courtesy of a 500W motor inside, and it works with a single rechargeable, removable battery that takes approximately 6 hours to go from totally empty to totally full. This is a big, high-quality electric bike the likes of which have scarcely been out-done in the world today.

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Foxconn just revealed 3 new EVs nobody expected

Foxconn just revealed 3 new EVs nobody expected

Foxconn may be best known as the electronics manufacturer Apple relies on to build the iPhone, but the company is also previewing its automotive intentions with the reveal of three new EVs. Part of Foxconn's push to diversify beyond phones, tablets, and other consumer tech, the trio included two cars and an electric bus.

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VanMoof V e-bike ‘hyperbike’ goes up to 31mph

VanMoof V e-bike ‘hyperbike’ goes up to 31mph

The VanMoof V was revealed today with an eye on replacing traditional automobiles with electric bicycle tech. This "hyperbike" has what VanMoof describes as "integrated speed settings to match country regulations" - so don't expect to be BLASTING down the road if your country of choice isn't onboard with a bicycle traveling at a maxed-out 31 miles per hour. This bicycle is part of a VanMoof "invite-only reservations" system that'll have the reserving individual pay $20 to hold their spot.

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Tinder and Lyft team to simplify transportation to and from dates

Tinder and Lyft team to simplify transportation to and from dates

Ridesharing service Lyft has teamed with Tinder to offer a new feature for those hoping to go out on dates again. For those times you match with someone who doesn't have a car of their own, you can now use Lyft to send that Tinder user a ride credit to the place where you'll meet up. This avoids the potential risk and hassle of picking a date up in person.

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GM’s Cruise just made an audacious autonomous EV prediction

GM’s Cruise just made an audacious autonomous EV prediction

GM-backed Cruise aims to have a million autonomous vehicles on the road by 2030, an aggressively ambitious target that comes as General Motors looks increasingly to EVs and high-tech transportation to bolster profits. Cruise - majority-owned by GM, though which counts Walmart and others as investors - is readying its first custom design vehicle, the Origin AV, built atop GM's Ultium electric platform.

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FedEx runs first autonomous truck delivery with Aurora and PACCAR

FedEx runs first autonomous truck delivery with Aurora and PACCAR

FedEx, PACCAR, and Aurora announced an "industry-first collaboration" for real-deal autonomous semi truck deliveries in Texas. The first commercial pilot will "regularly and autonomously" haul FedEx deliveries between Dallas and Houston along the I-45 corridor. That 500-mile round trip will include a safety driver (just in case something goes amiss), and initiates Aurora's latest development phase: "Refine and Pilot."

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