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"Architects should be forbidden from designing cars" says commenter

In this week's comments update, readers are critiquing Heatherwick Studio's concept for an electric car and sharing their views on other top stories. Read more In this week's comments update, readers are critiquing Heatherwick Studio's conce.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenApr 20th, 2021

Without commuter traffic, pandemic-era drivers are speeding up, increasing noise pollution

When millions of Americans began working from home, city traffic halted. Although the air became cleaner, researchers discovered that sound levels increased in nature conservation areas due to cars driving faster......»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 25 min. ago

Our immune systems blanket the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein with antibodies

A previously underappreciated part of the body's natural defense against SARS-CoV-2, called non-RBD-directed antibodies, actually plays a major role in combating the virus, according to a new study. That's good news for scientists designing the next.....»»

Category: biomedSource:  sciencedailyRelated News13 hr. 25 min. ago

Sou Fujimoto designs Shenzhen exhibition complex with transparent facade

A transparent facade will offer glimpses inside the Shenzhen Reform and Opening-up Exhibition Hall in China, which is being designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects and Donghua Chen Studio. Read more A transparent facade will offer glimpses ins.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated News20 hr. 25 min. ago

Tesla tells regulator that full self-driving cars may not be achieved by year-end

The automaker's memo contrasts with CEO Elon Musk's January confidence that the goal will be reached.  .....»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News20 hr. 26 min. ago

When Autonomous Cars Teach Themselves To Drive Better Than Humans

schwit1 shares a report from IEEE Spectrum, written by Evan Ackerman: A few weeks ago, the CTO of Cruise tweeted an example of one of their AVs demonstrating a safety behavior where it moves over to make room for a cyclist. What's interesting about t.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 7th, 2021

Multidisciplinary cooperation leads to catalysts that are up to 50 times more effective

A team of chemists and physicists at Utrecht University has succeeded in designing a new type of catalyst. By combining two metals with atomic precision they created a highly effective catalytic material. The team, led by Prof. Petra de Jongh (Chemis.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Cars.com swings to $5.3 million profit in Q1

The company posted a $787.4 million net loss a year earlier as the coronavirus pandemic took hold. It generated an almost $1 billion charge in the first quarter of 2020......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

NASCAR ditches decades of tradition for its Next Gen race car

Cup cars will run centerlock wheels, sequential transmissions, and flat floors. On May 5, NASCAR unveiled its seventh-generation race car at its tech center in Charlotte, North Carolina......»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Manuel Herz encloses curvilinear hospital in Senegal with lattice brickwork

Swiss studio Manuel Herz Architects has unveiled the curvilinear Maternity and Paediatric Hospital in Tambacounda, Senegal, which is defined by its lattice-like brickwork. Read more Swiss studio Manuel Herz Architects has unveiled the curv.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Self-driving startup Aeva says its sensor can detect vehicles over 500m away

The startup makes a lidar sensor that helps cars gain a three-dimensional map of the road and can also detect the motion of distant objects......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Europe urged to install 3 million public charging piles by 2030

As governments in many European countries have set deadlines for banning sales of new fuel cars and the EU will tighten carbon emission standards, European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) has recommended the number of public power chargi.....»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Lehrer Architects builds colourful village of micro homes for Los Angeles homeless

Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village is a development of 103 micro homes designed by Lehrer Architects to provide homeless housing in Los Angeles. Read more Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village is a development of 103 micro homes designed by Lehre.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 5th, 2021

"Not all architecture needs to scream or be iconic" says commenter

In this week's comments update, readers are discussing a skyscraper designed by David Chipperfield Architects and sharing their views on other top stories. Read more In this week's comments update, readers are discussing a skyscraper designe.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Porsche and Penske: Two of racing’s most famous names join forces again

The pair will run teams in WEC and IMSA, and there will be customer cars, too. This sketch is all we've seen of Porsche's forthcoming LMDh hybrid racer. But now we know that when it starts raci.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Environmentalism is replacing formalism in architecture says Joseph Grima

Young architects are rejecting "cookie-cutter modernism" in favour of approaches that prioritise conserving the earth's resources according to Joseph Grima, who has written a manifesto calling for a new type of non-extractive architecture. Read more.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Hopkins Architects creates cluster of shell-like pods for turtle sanctuary on Sharjah coast

British studio Hopkins Architects has created a cluster of prefabricated concrete pods to house the Khor Kalba Turtle Wildlife Sanctuary on the eastern coast of the emirate of Sharjah in the UAE. Read more British studio Hopkins Architects.....»»

Category: infraSource:  dezeenRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Ford-backed Argo sees new sensor as key for self-driving cars

The new sensor will be at the heart of the self-driving system that will debut on Ford’s ride-hailing and delivery vehicles next year and on VW models in the middle of the decade......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

Tesla Car Hacked Remotely From Drone Via Zero-Click Exploit

wiredmikey shares a report from SecurityWeek: Security researchers have shown how a Tesla -- and possibly other cars -- can be hacked remotely without any user interaction from a drone. This was the result of research conducted last year by Ralf-Phil.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 4th, 2021

When Autonomous Cars Teach Themselves to Drive Better Than Humans

A human almost certainly wouldn't be this nice to a cyclist, but for an autonomous car, it's the obvious thing to do Whether or not autonomous vehicles are able to develop the kind of dynamic, adaptive, common-sense reasoning that humans are ab.....»»

Category: Source:  ieeeRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021

Rental companies buy up used cars as microchip crisis gets worse

It's uncharted territory for the likes of Hertz and Enterprise, which have made their profits by purchasing new vehicles cheaply in bulk, renting them out for as much as a year and selling them at auction......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated NewsMay 3rd, 2021