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Car And Bicycle Technology Fuse Together In The PodRide

The war between bikes and cars is still a very real one in many cities in North America. Bike lanes may be popping up more and more but that doesn’t mean that drivers know or care how to properly share the road. And when cyclists dip and weave in around traffic or run through lights and stop signs, they’re putting themselves in serious danger. Can’t we all just get along on the road? Now, a Swedish design engineer named Mikael Kjellman has created a prototype…

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American States Studying Potential Uses For Drones

Many of us might be quick to consider drones as indicative of unwanted surveillance or military activity, and be wary of their presence around us. However, American researchers have been increasingly finding that a drone’s utility could extend far outside the political realm. In fact, it looks like these mini-flying devices could start becoming a lot more commonplace in the U.S. than we might be used to — in the name of streamlining costs and human labour. According to new survey conducted by the American Association of State Highway and…

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Samsung Safety Truck

Samsung creates a Safety Truck to reduce head-on collisions

{{unknown}}There are very few things worse than getting stuck behind a large and extremely slow semi-truck on a narrow two-lane road. To make things worse, these big trucks make it far too difficult to pass them given the narrow road. Well, this problem may soon become a thing of the past. Samsung has come up with an extremely clever and efficient solution to this irritating problem. The company has unveiled what they call The Safety Truck, which is essentially a semi-truck with a wireless camera mounted to the…

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Google has begun testing driver-less cars

Picture this: a car on the road that has no gas pedal or steering wheel. This is exactly what the latest prototype of Google’s “self-driving” car entails.  An upgrade from last May’s model, this car can independently sense what’s happening on the road, and drive and brake accordingly. However, since the car doesn’t have air bags and other federally mandated safety features, it can’t drive faster than 40 km/hr and is currently limited to areas mapped by Google. It’s also electric, meaning that after every 128 km…

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Innovative bicycle “Denny” wins bike design competition

  Meet Denny, the innovative bicycle that recently won the Oregon Manifest bicycle design competition. The competition featured design firms paired with bicycle builders from five different American cities. Out of all five teams, design firm Teague and bicycle manufacturer Taylor Sizemore took home the top prize with “Denny.” Teams were tasked with addressing 4 issues for cyclists: theft, riding in rainy conditions, navigating traffic and carrying cargo. With an array of useful technologies, Denny is able to address each one of these issues. To…

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