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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BOOK REVIEW: Restoring a House in the City

August 8, 2011 by  
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It was a great pleasure to step away from the computer and check out a fabulously beautiful book sent to us by Artisan publishers on the eco-friendly practice of restoring townhomes, brownstones and row houses. Written by Ingrid Abramovitch, Restoring a House in the City is a wonderful resource on the process of restoration and is full of stunning photography of gorgeous homes around the country. Renovations are near and dear to our hearts at Inhabitat and it was even more enlightening to learn how these older homes are naturally eco-friendly. We had a chance to ask Ingrid some more questions and ask for tips on how to eco-renovate an older home – read on for our interview! Read the rest of BOOK REVIEW: Restoring a House in the City Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antique , book review , eco-friendly upgrades , eco-upgrades , ingrid abramovitch , rennovation , restoration , restoring a house in the city , salvage , salvaged materials

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