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Volvo system connects cyclists with cars, via their helmets

Almost a year ago, Volvo announced that it was working with Swedish helmet manufacturer POC to develop a car-to-cyclist safety system. At the time, little information was available regarding ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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First drone in Nevada test program crashes in demo

A drone testing program in Nevada is off to a bumpy start after the first unmanned aircraft authorized to fly without Federal Aviation Administration supervision crashed during a ceremony in ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Cadillac CT6 will get streaming video mirror

Cadillac said Thursday it will add high resolution streaming video to the function of a rearview mirror, so that the driver's vision and safety can be enhanced. The technology will debut on ...

12 hours ago from Phys.org

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Poll: Americans skeptical of commercial drones

Americans are skeptical that the benefits of the heralded drone revolution will outweigh the risks to privacy and safety, although a majority approve of using small, unmanned aircraft for dangerous ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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Engineers are working for free to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality

Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at his Hyperloop idea (okay, also the killer robot thing). To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Engadget

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Xavion iOS app takes over flying actual planes in an emergency

As far as most of us are aware, pilots sit in the front of an airplane and use their not inconsiderable amount of knowledge and training to move giant vehicles from one place […]

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Geek.com

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Boston Uber driver charged with sexual assault

An Uber driver who allegedly attacked a woman in Boston is charged with rape, kidnapping and two counts of assault and battery.

Thu 18 Dec 14 from CNET

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Acura will show production-ready NSX at NAIAS 2015

It hasn't been making the speediest trot to production, but the all-new Acura NSX is finally rounding the corner toward the finish line. Acura announced this week that the production car will ...

21 hours ago from Gizmag

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EDAG car with textile skin set for Geneva show

Making its debut at the Geneva Motor Show 2015 is the EDAG Light Cocoon. This is promoted as a new dimension for lightweight construction, a sportscar with a textile outer skin panel. The EDAG ...

Thu 18 Dec 14 from Phys.org

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US makes bullet that can change direction in mid-air

The United States Department of Defense has successfully tested a bullet that can change direction after it has been fired, apparently using fins built into the shell to direct it in the air ...

Wed 17 Dec 14 from The Independent

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