This New Infiniti Ad Takes a Jab Shots at Driverless Cars – CityLab

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What’s tougher to see is why this auto maker, in particular, would be endorsing such a campaign. Nissan, the parent company of Infiniti, is a leading developer of driverless technology among the world’s big car manufacturers. Last year its CEO predicted that an autonomous model with hands-off-the-wheel capabilities might hit the streets as soon as 2018. There are even hints that Nissan could join the driverless taxi game.

Beyond Nissan’s bigger involvement in driverless progress, the Infiniti Q50 itself is a product of much of this technology. Among the car’s automated features are “predictive forward collision warning,” which senses risks that drivers might have missed, and “active lane control,” which uses a camera to maintain the car’s position. A recent viral video of the Q50 cruising the autobahn sans driver, while a grossly irresponsible stunt, shows just how capable of driving itself the car really is.

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Damaged Robot Can ‘Heal’ Itself in Less Than 2 Minutes

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Robots that are damaged in action can now quickly “heal” themselves by tapping into experiences from simulated lives, according to a new study. It may sound like science fiction, but these abilities could lead to more robust, effective and autonomous robots, researchers say.

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Why hydrogen cars in the US are going to fail

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There has been a lot of hoopla about hydrogen cars recently and how they are the alternative to both gasoline and battery cars. Let us look at a sample H2 car, the Mirai. This is the poster child for the H2 car, it’s the best of the best in terms of being a hydrogen sipper.

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