BMW's autonomous concept car of the future was cool, I guess

Mashable

As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW's new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F Lufthansa cargo jet waiting for me. I had surrendered my cellphone and everything in my purse but my drivers license to see BMW's iNext vehicle. Its tour started in Munich a few days earlier; it came to the Bay Area after a stop at New York's JFK airport, and was scheduled to continue on to Beijing. SEE ALSO: BMW makes sure we can't escape voice assistants while driving After passing a final security check, I climbed up the rickety staircase with fellow media members and entered the cavernous aircraft. We had been told very little about what we were going to see, except it was not only the "car of the future" but the "idea of the future."


KT tests driverless bus at Korean airport

ZDNet

KT has successfully tested an autonomous bus for use in South Korea's airport, the company announced. The telecommunications carrier said its driverless bus covered 2.2 kilometres at a speed of 30 kilometres per hour outside Incheon International Airport's Terminal 1. The bus slowed down at traffic lights and changed lanes to avoid obstacles, the company said, and was inspected by airport employees and those from South Korea's Transportation Ministry during the test. The test was part of KT and the airport's collaboration to develop an'intelligent' airport, the company said. The two will continue to collaborate further in the areas of 5G, artificial intelligence, big data and Internet of Things, KT said.


LAX ranked among the top 100 world's airports--just barely

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles International Airport has returned to the list of the world's top 100 airports. After failing for several years to make a top 100 ranking that is based on a survey of 13.5 million air travelers, LAX broke into the list in 98th position last year and moved up to 91st this year. The world's top airport was Singapore Changi Airport, followed by Incheon International Airport in South Korea and Munich Airport in Germany, according to the annual rankings by SkyTrax, an air-transport industry research company based in Britain. The top U.S. airports were Denver International, Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and San Francisco International Airport. LAX, which hosted nearly 75 million passengers last year, ranks low because of dirty facilities, long lines and rude staff, according to air travelers who have posted reviews on the SkyTrax website.


Latest Audi Study Finds Consumers Are Interested in Autonomous Vehicles

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Autonomous cars aren't quite ready to share the road with human drivers just yet, but they're getting closer. And they get closer day by day. Self-driving vehicles are expected to go mainstream within the next decade or so, and it looks like the majority of people are excited for them. In a recent study that was conducted by Audi, people from around the globe appear to see autonomous cars with optimism. Overall Findings Are Good In its study, Audi surveyed 21,000 participants from nine countries around the world, including China, Italy, South Korea, Spain, Britain, Germany, Japan, France, and the United States.


CAGE director charged under anti-terrorism law for refusing to hand over passwords to police

The Independent - Tech

The international director of campaign group CAGE has been charged under anti-terror laws, after refusing to surrender his passwords to police. Muhammad Rabbani was arrested last November after handing his laptop and mobile phone to officers but refusing to unlock them, after being stopped and searched at Heathrow Airport. He has now been charged under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000. The I.F.O. is fuelled by eight electric engines, which is able to push the flying object to an estimated top speed of about 120mph. The giant human-like robot bears a striking resemblance to the military robots starring in the movie'Avatar' and is claimed as a world first by its creators from a South Korean robotic company Waseda University's saxophonist robot WAS-5, developed by professor Atsuo Takanishi and Kaptain Rock playing one string light saber guitar perform jam session A man looks at an exhibit entitled'Mimus' a giant industrial robot which has been reprogrammed to interact with humans during a photocall at the new Design Museum in South Kensington, London Electrification Guru Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart talks about the electric Jaguar I-PACE concept SUV before it was unveiled before the Los Angeles Auto Show in Los Angeles, California, U.S The Jaguar I-PACE Concept car is the start of a new era for Jaguar.