Raceyourtruck | Informational source about the car industry http://raceyourtruck.com News and gossips from the realm of music and cinema, hits and latest trends analyzed. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:59:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 A plane you can drive http://raceyourtruck.com/a-plane-can-drive.html http://raceyourtruck.com/a-plane-can-drive.html#comments Fri, 03 Oct 2014 14:57:01 +0000 http://raceyourtruck.com/?p=47707 f9875448d96cf52c35156d85e983ff7f4df3ebdc_800x600A flying car — it's an iconic image of the future. But after 100 years of flight and automotive engineering, no one has really cracked the problem. Pilot Anna Mracek Dietrich and her team flipped the question, asking: Why not build a plane that you can drive?

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How to solve traffic jams http://raceyourtruck.com/solve-traffic-jams.html http://raceyourtruck.com/solve-traffic-jams.html#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:52:43 +0000 http://raceyourtruck.com/?p=47699 72907e49ff8f3eac8f9532f52e6bb4d420b4347d_1600x1200It’s an unfortunate reality in nearly every major city—road congestion, especially during rush hours. Jonas Eliasson reveals how subtly nudging just a small percentage of drivers to stay off major roads can make traffic jams a thing of the past. (Filmed at TEDxHelvetia.)

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If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable http://raceyourtruck.com/cars-talk-accidents-might-avoidable.html http://raceyourtruck.com/cars-talk-accidents-might-avoidable.html#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:58:23 +0000 http://raceyourtruck.com/?p=47700 4165fdc540500a47d00915eb53de831abd15dd3b_1600x1200When we drive, we get into a glass bubble, lock the doors and press the accelerator, relying on our eyes to guide us — even though we can only see the few cars ahead of and behind us. But what if cars could share data with each other about their position and velocity, and use predictive models to calculate the safest routes for everyone on the road? Jennifer Healey imagines a world without accidents. (Filmed at TED@Intel.)

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The idea behind Zipcar http://raceyourtruck.com/the-idea-behind-zipcar.html http://raceyourtruck.com/the-idea-behind-zipcar.html#comments Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:01:01 +0000 http://raceyourtruck.com/?p=47701 f33d392bd6c0fccea109345bf3c6a747f0217a96_1600x1200Robin Chase founded Zipcar, the world’s biggest car-sharing business. That was one of her smaller ideas. Here she travels much farther, contemplating road-pricing schemes that will shake up our driving habits and a mesh network vast as the Interstate.

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The future race car – 150mph, and no driver http://raceyourtruck.com/future-race-car-150mph-driver.html http://raceyourtruck.com/future-race-car-150mph-driver.html#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:05:04 +0000 http://raceyourtruck.com/?p=47702 15e9b94b9856ac969692bfc5515bd7754e26977b_800x600Autonomous cars are coming — and they’re going to drive better than you. Chris Gerdes reveals how he and his team are developing robotic race cars that can drive at 150 mph while avoiding every possible accident. And yet, in studying the brainwaves of professional racing drivers, Gerdes says he has gained a new appreciation for the instincts of professional drivers. (Filmed at TEDxStanford.)

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