According to a new Juniper Research study, global CO2 emissions savings from smart traffic management systems will be 205 MMT (Million Metric Tons) by 2027, a 41 percent increase from 145.7 MMT in 2022. According to analysts, this figure is nearly twice the CO2 emissions from UK domestic transportation in 2019.
The idea of harvesting green energy from everyday wetness to power wearables and portable electronics is gaining traction. Fabricating high-performing moisture-electric generators (MEG) with high and stable output remains a challenge.
At the Kentucky Derby, Israeli startup AIR unveiled the full-scale prototype of its first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle, AIR ONE. The AIR ONE, which we discussed in October of last year, is a two-person electric fixed-wing aircraft powered by eight vertical lift rotors. Its eight electric motors can produce a maximum of 771 horsepower (575 kW).
The world's largest flying aircraft, Roc, has completed its fifth flight test, according to Stratolaunch. The aircraft flew for 4 hours and 58 minutes over the Mojave Desert, reaching an altitude of 22,500 feet during the test flight (6858 meters). This flight was the longest of all, allowing the platform to expand its capabilities for launching aircraft from the air
Researchers from the University of Cambridge have trained a robot chef to taste the food at various stages of the chewing process to determine whether it is sufficiently seasoned – a process that is similar to what humans do. The goal is to have a machine that not only prepares pizza or burgers, but also produces the best meal possible based on human taster feedback.
The West Japan Railway Company, also known as JR-West, is taking service robotics to new heights with a massive humanoid maintenance robot. The company is using Gundam-style robots for power line repairs and maintenance, or, as JR West puts it, "to improve productivity and safety."
All new Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will be built on the NVIDIA DRIVE™ software-defined platform beginning in 2025, delivering a wide range of active safety, automated driving and parking systems, and driver assistance systems. The system will provide AI features such as driver and occupant monitoring, as well as advanced visualisation of the vehicle's environment, inside the vehicle.
Blue Planet Energy has successfully implemented this first-of-its-kind project to assist the residents of Shungnak, a remote Alaskan community above the Arctic Circle. The microgrid was designed to address the numerous challenges of operating in extreme conditions, as well as to wean the community off its expensive and polluting diesel generator power plant.
The land ministry in South Korea announced Tuesday that the country's first floating airport will be built in the southern port city of Busan by 2035. The new facility would be an offshore airport built on a floating structure at sea.
Airbus has completed wind tunnel testing of its eXtra Performance Wing demonstrator as part of its ongoing efforts to rapidly test and accelerate advanced innovative technologies that will decarbonize the aviation industry. The demonstrator model was put through its paces at the Filton wind tunnel near Bristol, England.