Showing posts with the label #breakthrough tech

MIT's Stunning Driverless Car AI System

  AI System That Real-Time Forecasts Motion Around the Car                                                                                                                                                                           Source: MIT M21 Appears to be Most Accurate Autonomous Driving System  The next big thing in the automotive world is likely to be the spreading use of autonomous cars and trucks.  On the streets of Beijing, Chinese tech/AI company Baidu and California based autonomous car company Pony.AI have become the first robotaxi service in China to operate without backup human drivers. In the US, Alphabet's Waymo and GM's Cruise are also operating without human drivers in San Francisco and Arizona. The key to safety is the car's ability to predict the next movements of vehicles and people simultaneously around the vehicle.  Researchers at MIT may have a breakthrough system.  They have developed a new machine-learning system called M21 that helps driverless car

New Battery for e-VTOLs' $ Viability

  Revolutionary New Battery                                             Source:  Prototype e-VTOL Energy Dense, Rapid Recharge, Burst of Power Engineers at Penn State University have designed a battery prototype that they say is capable of powering flying cars.  The battery is specifically designed for e-VTOLs which take off and land vertically like a helicopter.  The battery has to deliver a lot of power very quickly to get a flying car off the ground.  The vehicles also require high energy density to keep flying.  And, the recharge needs to be quick because the main use of e-VTOLs is expected to be as flying taxis for commuters with frequent takeoffs and landings.  The Penn State team says their breakthrough battery can accomplish all of those requirements. Prototype Successfully Tested The Penn State team has successfully tested the performance of a pair of energy dense lithium ion batteries capable of delivering the power needed for a 50 mile, 5 to 10 minute e-VTOL flight. To preve