The New Electric Turbine that Can Generate Two to Five Times the Torque of Motors

The Hunstable Electric Turbine by Linear Labs can boost the efficiency of EVs, scooters, and wind turbines.

A Texas-based startup, Linear Labs, claims that its innovative electric prototype can generate two to five times the torque of existing motors with the same-size package. Torque is the amount of work that a motor or engine produces.

Linear Labs’ motor boasts three times more power, 20 percent greater efficiency, less complex power trains, and no gearbox is required.

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Tesla Owner Implants RFID Chip to Turn her Arm into Key

A Tesla Model 3 owner “bio-hacked” her body and implanted a key card chip into her forearm to unlock and start her vehicle.

Amie DD, a software engineer with a background in game simulation and programming, recently released a video showing how she undertakes the ultimate hack: implanting the chip from inside her Model 3 valet key card into her arm.

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Man Pushes BMW into River: He Wanted a Jaguar for His Birthday

A young man in India pushed a BMW he received as a birthday gift into a river as he wanted a Jaguar instead.

The 22-year-old man, son of a prosperous local landowner, pushed a brand-new BMW into a river in Yamuna Nagar because he didn’t like the car he received as a birthday gift.

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Daimler and Bosch Get Approval to Test Driverless Valet Parking

Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Bosch, a global auto supplier, will start valet parking using autonomous driving technology

Daimler and Bosch received approval from local authorities in Stuttgart, Germany, to test an autonomous parking valet system, the companies announced this week.

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Mayor Halts Madrid Low-Emissions Zone Despite Its Success

The new mayor of Madrid has the city’s congestion pricing program stopped, even with early proof that it reduced traffic and pollution after it entered into force in November last year.

It is the first big European city to reverse the creation of a low-emission zone, a concept that has become more popular in recent years as the European Union seeks to apply new clean air restrictions across the entire continent. The move led thousands of citizens to protest in the streets of the city last week.

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Driving Tesla Produces More CO2 Than Diesel Cars, Study Says

The CO2 emissions of electric vehicles are higher than those of diesel cars, according to German researchers.

A study conducted by the Ifo, under the leadership of German physics professor Christoph Buchal has revealed that the electric vehicles might be creating a significant amount of CO2 emissions during their battery production and charging.

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Driverless Bus Trial in Vienna Put on Hold after Incident

A self-driving bus hit a pedestrian in Vienna and stopped Austrian trials of the technology.

Austrian authorities are investigating why a driverless bus struck a pedestrian in Vienna, an incident that resulted in minor injuries but paused the trials of two autonomous buses while it awaits the results of an investigation into the incident.

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SpaceX Wants to Travel New York to Shanghai in 40 Minutes

Musk wants to fly you anywhere in the world in less than an hour.

SpaceX continues to move toward developing passenger rockets. A plane ride from New York City to Shanghai usually takes about 15 hours – and it could be 29 hours with connecting flights. However, SpaceX says it could get you there in less than an hour with the so-called point-to-point travel. How realistic is this approach to long-haul travel, though?

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TuSimple Self-Driving Trucks to Haul Mail Between Phoenix and Dallas

Self-driving trucks operated by technology startup TuSimple will haul mail and packages across the Southwest in a two-week pilot program.

The US Postal Service has awarded a contract to TuSimple, a firm that aims to bring the first self-driving truck to market. The technology firm said it is planning to perform five round trips in total between Postal Service distribution centers in Phoenix and Dallas, a journey of more than 1,000 miles each way through Arizona, New Mexico and Texas along interstates 10, 20 and 30. The runs began last week as scheduled.

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Jaguar Land Rover Plans to Give Owners Crypto to Share their Driving Data

Jaguar Land Rover may soon let drivers earn rewards in cryptocurrency for sharing their data. Drivers will be able to use their earnings to pay for coffee and parking.

Jaguar Land Rover owners may soon be able to earn cryptocurrency for allowing their cars to transmit data about road conditions to the car maker.

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