Ford’s Batman-inspired design turns your car’s rear wheel into an electric unicycle

January 4, 2016 by  
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When it comes to life imitating art, we love to see real-life technological wonders that were inspired by comic book characters and superheroes. That’s about as American as baseball, apple pie, and, well, Ford Motor Company , right? To further that point, Ford recently patented the design for a radical electric vehicle any superhero would be happy to ride. Designers were inspired by the Batpod that the caped crusader uses to escape in The Dark Knight but the Ford version is even more fantastic because it features only one wheel. Read the rest of Ford’s Batman-inspired design turns your car’s rear wheel into an electric unicycle

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Mark Zuckerberg is building a home AI system “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man”

January 4, 2016 by  
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There are ‘smart homes’ and then there are homes intelligent enough to take on many actions and decisions that usually require a human being. To that end, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has a New Year’s resolution to trump whatever is on your list. He intends to design and build a voice-controlled artificial intelligence system for his home that can manage lights, temperature, music, as well as let familiar friends into the home based on face recognition, and more. Basically, Zuck wants a system that is “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man .” Read the rest of Mark Zuckerberg is building a home AI system “kind of like Jarvis in Iron Man”

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Ford’s new smartwatch app lets drivers keep (very) close tabs on their electric car

September 18, 2015 by  
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One of the best parts about electric cars is how connected they are. While some automakers have released apps connecting owners to their electric cars via their smartphone, others are taking connectedness a step further. To people’s wrists. Ford has announced a new smartwatch app called MyFord Mobile that lets drivers check important data, like available driving range, straight from their Android Wear or Apple Watch . Read the rest of Ford’s new smartwatch app lets drivers keep (very) close tabs on their electric car

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Adelaide races to beat Copenhagen as the world’s first carbon-neutral city

September 18, 2015 by  
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Adelaide is setting its sights on becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city. The government has set a goal of attracting $10 bn in green investment to South Australia in a new strategy paper, which will be available for public comment. “The federal government’s emissions targets are appallingly low, it means they are giving up on the world staying below a 2C temperature rise,” Ian Hunter, climate change and environment minister for South Australia, told the Guardian. Read the rest of Adelaide races to beat Copenhagen as the world’s first carbon-neutral city

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Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers

June 30, 2015 by  
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Ford has announced the start of the new Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing program that will give customers the ability to rent their financed vehicles to other drivers. The new car sharing program is part of Ford’s Smart Mobility plan that was introduced earlier this year and will give owners the ability to offset some of their vehicle’s monthly costs. Ford Smart Mobility is the company’s plan to deliver the next level in connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles. Read the rest of Ford’s new Peer-2-Peer car sharing will let you rent your car to other drivers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Car Sharing , easycar Club , ebike , electric bike , ford , Ford Smart Mobility Plan , Getaround , green car , green transportation , MoDe: Flex , Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing , urban planning

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Can Ford’s new Palo Alto research center make self-driving cars accessible to everyone?

January 26, 2015 by  
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It looks like  Ford is making a big leap into the autonomous vehicle game, as the automaker recently announced the opening of its new Research and Innovation Center in Palo Alto, California. The center will employ a total of 125 researchers, engineers, and scientists, all of whom will be working to help Ford accelerate its development of technologies and experiments in connectivity, mobility and autonomous vehicles. Ford’s goal? To make autonomous cars accessible to everyone – not just luxury vehicle owners. Read the rest of Can Ford’s new Palo Alto research center make self-driving cars accessible to everyone? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: autonomous car , ford , Ford autonomous vehicle , ford fusion , Ford self-driving car , green car , green transportation , palo alto , Research and Innovation Center , San Francisco , self driving vehicle , self-driving car , silicon valley , stanford

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Ford and Hyundai Are Both Working on Prius-Killing Hybrid Cars

August 27, 2014 by  
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The internet is abuzz with news that Ford and Hyundai are currently working on new dedicated hybrid models that will compete with the top-selling Toyota Prius . Both Ford and Hyundai currently offer hybrid models, but none of them have been designed as hybrids from the ground like the Toyota Prius. Read the rest of Ford and Hyundai Are Both Working on Prius-Killing Hybrid Cars Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , electric motor , ford , Ford C-MAX , ford hybrid , green transportation , hybrid car , HYUNDAI , Hyundai Blue-Will Concept , Hyundai hybrid , Toyota , toyota prius

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Andrew Cheng Unveils Beech Side Tables Inspired By Chopsticks

August 27, 2014 by  
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San Francisco-based industrial designer Andrew Cheng designed Chopsticks, a series of side tables with simple and slight profiles. Inspired by the two-toned lacquer used on chopsticks to differentiate ownership, the slim table legs are split into two color blocks. Steel rods are inserted into the table legs to strengthen the structure in a process similar to pencil making. The Chopsticks series will launch at Tent London during the London Design Festival. + Andrew Cheng The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Andrew Cheng , chopsticks , chopsticks-inspired furniture , lacquer , London Design Festival , pencil making , reader submitted content , TENT London

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20 World-Changing Semifinalists Announced for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

August 27, 2014 by  
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CUBE Transforms an Old Storeroom into t’Park, an Indoor Oasis for Amsterdam

August 27, 2014 by  
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