Car park app offers users £10 reward to snitch on people parking illegally

The Independent - Tech

A private parking firm has created an app that promises to pay users to report illegally parked cars. UK Car Park Management's (UK CPM) i-Ticket app, which is available for free on Google Play and the App Store, pays a £10 commission to users who upload a picture of the vehicle and its registration number. The company then uses DVLA data to send a £60 fine to the vehicle owner, a fee that rises to £100 if it isn't paid within two weeks. 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. Japan's On-Art Corp's CEO Kazuya Kanemaru poses with his company's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' and other robots during a demonstration in Tokyo, Japan Japan's On-Art Corp's eight metre tall dinosaur-shaped mechanical suit robot'TRX03' performs during its unveiling in Tokyo, Japan Singulato Motors co-founder and CEO Shen Haiyin poses in his company's concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China A picture shows Singulato Motors' concept car Tigercar P0 at a workshop in Beijing, China Connected company president Shigeki Tomoyama addresses a press briefing as he elaborates on Toyota's "connected strategy" in Tokyo.


Yandex enters the self-driving market with a shuttle bus

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Russian search giant Yandex has unveiled plans to build a self-driving shuttle bus, in cooperation with Daimler, Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz, and government-backed research firm NAMI. It is Yandex's first foray into the world of self-driving, following search rivals Google and…


Elon Musk's 'Master Plan' Envisions Automated Tesla Trucks, Buses And Sharable Cars

Huffington Post - Tech news and opinion

Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the second phase of the electric carmaker's "master plan" on Wednesday, outlining a future in which individuals use solar power to provide their own energy, automated vehicles replace heavy-duty trucks and buses, and self-driving technology that could be "10 times safer than the U.S. vehicle average" becomes pervasive. Musk's plan, drawing on projects he's backed for years, represents an ambitious, public mission statement for a man and company known to reach for the improbable. "The main reason was to explain how our actions fit into a larger picture, so that they would seem less random," Musk wrote on Tesla's blog, noting that the company's first "master plan," was posted 10 years ago. "The point of all this was, and remains, accelerating the advent of sustainable energy, so that we can imagine far into the future and life is still good," Musk wrote. It's not some silly, hippy thing? it matters for everyone."


Goodyear reveals 'BB8' spherical AI car tyre

Daily Mail

It works rather like the BB-8 robot from Star Wars, and could change the way we drive. Goodyear has revealed a radical new spherical tire powered by AI and linked to the car by magnetic force so it can rotate on any axis in any direction. The firm says it will be able to sense road conditions and adapt accordingly, turning itself into either a wet or dry weather configuration instantly. Working like human muscles, the smart tire can re-shape the individual sections of the tire's tread design, adding'dimples' for wet conditions (left) or smoothing the tread for dry conditions (right) Made of super-elastic polymer, the tire's bionic skin has a flexibility similar to that of human skin, allowing it to expand and contract. This outer layer covers a foam-like material that is strong enough to remain flexible despite the weight of a vehicle.


Airbus shows off plans for driverless flying car

The Independent - Tech

Airbus and Italdesign have unveiled Pop.Up, a modular autonomous flying car concept that can operate on the ground and in the air. It comprises a capsule that can be attached to and detached from a wheeled base or drone-like rotors, both of which are electric, depending on the passenger's needs. Airbus believes it could also be used with hyperloop systems in the future, for super-fast transport. Pop.Up is just a concept, but Airbus envisages that the vehicles would form part of a wider ride-hailing system, much like Uber. 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.