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BMW dresses its workers with an iron suit

BMW dresses its workers with an iron suit

To boost its workers’ productivity, BMW have started to test a metallic supportive suit on its employees, borrowed from Iron Man. Some BMW workers at the Spartanburg, South Carolina, plant have started to experiment an “ekso vest”, a backpack-style wearable exoskeletal developed by Ekso Bionics in Richmond, California. The suit […]

Faraday Future to test driverless cars in California

Faraday Future to test driverless cars in California

The Chinese-backed electric maker has received approval from California’s authorities to start testing self-driving cars later this year. The California-based Faraday Future, backed by the Chinese billionaire Jia Yueting, has set some high goals beyond making electric cars, as the startup is also looking into developing autonomous technologies. According to […]

Nissan works on an ethanol-powered system

Nissan works on an ethanol-powered system

The Japanese automaker announced it is currently researching a powertrain that runs on electricity coming from bio-ethanol. In their quest to find the best energy alternative for the zero-emissions vehicles of the future, the automakers are now researching all the possible options. Nissan wants to bring by the end of […]

Honda and Toyota speed up their efforts on connected-cars tech

Honda and Toyota speed up their efforts on connected-cars tech

Both Japanese automakers have recently announced separate initiatives to help with further development of car-connectivity and self-driving cars. Toyota has formed a partnership with KDDI Corporation to establish a global data communications platform that will improve car connectivity in its vehicles. The world’s largest automaker by sales aims to provide […]

Japan bans fully self-driving cars from public tests

Japan bans fully self-driving cars from public tests

Following safety concerns, the Japanese regulators said that autonomous cars should have a steering wheel or driver if they were to be tested on public roads. Regulatory laws are not being able to keep up with the speedy development pace of the self-driving technologies, thus hampering the players’ efforts in […]

Toyota eyes two robotics units from Google

Toyota eyes two robotics units from Google

The Japanese automaker is continuing its efforts to invest in new technologies, especially in artificial intelligence. Toyota remains one of the leading automakers in the industry when it comes to the efforts put into the development of new technologies and the recent announced investments in this direction are a proof […]