Uber Car Service to Buy 2,500 Driverless Cars from Google

August 27, 2013 by  
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International transportation and delivery service Uber announced that the company will be purchasing 2,500 driverless vehicles from Google. The companies agreed to share Uber’s local transportation data which will help widen and improve the efficiency of car-routing algorithms used by Google’s GX3200 self-driving cars . The $375 million purchase will mark Uber’s largest investment to date and also the first deal Google has made involving its new driverless vehicles. Read the rest of Uber Car Service to Buy 2,500 Driverless Cars from Google Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automobile industry , automotive , detroit auto show , driverless cars , driverless vehicles , Google company , Google driverless car , Google driverless cars , Google self-driving cars , Googles GX3200 , green technology , green transportation , self driving cars , Sustainable automotive , Uber , Uber car service        

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EnerGaia Grows Algae for Eating on Rooftops in Bangkok

August 27, 2013 by  
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Spirulina was a healthy green snack that the Incas used to enjoy, and now the edible algae is grown on Bangkok rooftops as a nutritious alternative to meat protein. EnerGaia representatives told AFP that rooftops are an excellent venue for growing the algae because the high temperatures and constant sunlight helps it to grow. And grow it does. While one kilogram of beef requires six months to turn into protein, just one week is all the spirulina needs. Read the rest of EnerGaia Grows Algae for Eating on Rooftops in Bangkok Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: algae , bangkok rooftops , Botanical , edible algae , EnerGaia , green algae , health food , incas , meat alternatives , protein for vegans and vegetarians , rooftop farming , Spirulina , superfood , Thailand , Urban Farming        

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Researchers Predict Nearly 100 Million Driverless Cars Will Sell Each Year by 2035

August 20, 2013 by  
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Their very existence may still seem somewhat improbable, but a new report by Navigant Research shows that by 2035, there could be as many as 95.4 million driverless cars invading roads across the globe. That is roughly 35 million more cars than are currently produced each year, according to The Motherboard , and doesn’t account for “normal” or used cars that will still be sold each year. Read the rest of Researchers Predict Nearly 100 Million Driverless Cars Will Sell Each Year by 2035 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: automonous driving , china market for driverless cars , driverless cars , electric vehicles , elon musk , future of transportation , Google driverless cars , green transportation , Hyperloop , insurance for autonomous drivers , Navigant Research        

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China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip

August 8, 2011 by  
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You may have thought we were years away from people accepting electric cars , much less driverless ones like the Prius fleet Google has been testing on Nevada’s roads. But China has now stepped into the driverless car race with its Hongqi HQ3 driverless car from the National University of Defense Technology , indicating that the global automotive industry may move more quickly than anyone anticipated toward self-driving cars. The Hongqi HQ3 demonstrated last month that not only could it stay on the road (at least during the day and in fair weather), but it could also easily navigate highway traffic at an average speed of 54 miles per hour, passing other cars on the road from Changsha to Wuhan cities, about a three-and-a-half-hour drive. Read the rest of China’s Hongqi HQ3 Takes on Google’s Driverless Cars with 177-Mile Road Trip Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , automatic cars , China’s National University of Defense Technology , driverless car , Google driverless cars , green automotive design , green transportation , Hongqi HQ3 , self driving prius , self-driving car

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