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PostHeaderIcon 3D Parts Printing: Porsche Classic’s Way of Making Life a Little Easier for Those in Need of Hard-to-Find Parts

Ask anybody who restores classic cars, either for fun or for a living, what the biggest challenge is in completing these projects. The most common answer you’ll get is “supply,” as in the supply of classic car parts that have become impossible to find today. In times like this, alternative ways to get these parts are your best bet, and in the case of Porsche Classic, it found a way to do just that. Its secret? 3D printing.


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“Porsche Classic uses a method called “selective laser sintering.””

Porsche Classic is a division under Porsche that works solely on restoring the brand’s classic cars. Part of its job is to find ways to bring its classic car parts to life. In the absence of the originals, Porsche Classic has relied on 3D printing to solve these problems. The extent of the division’s work now involves the ability to create plastic or metal parts using the process.

In the case of plastics, Porsche Classic uses a method called “selective laser sintering.” This process involves heating a material just below its melting point before a laser fuses the material together. The process itself is more expensive than your typical 3D printing solutions, but it’s become a necessary step for Porsche Classic to help ensure that a piece of equipment like a mirror base for the 911 Speedster can be created in the absence of finding an original piece.

As far as metal parts go, a different process, called “selective laser melting,” gets the job done. This process involves putting a layer of powdered steel on a plate. A light beam then melts the powder to a specific shape, and that process is repeated layer by layer until the specific part is complete.


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“At the moment, Porsche Classic is capable of 3D-printing nine different parts”

At the moment, Porsche Classic is capable of 3D-printing nine different parts, including the clutch release lever for the Porsche 959, a part that Porsche doesn’t even manufacture any more. The division also has plans to create another 20 parts in the hopes that these parts will turn into feasible solutions to address the supply issues plaguing some of its classic cars.

While it’s too early to assume that 3D printing will be able to produce classic parts that have bitten the dust, the technology does open the door for restoration divisions like Porsche Classic to have an ace up its sleeve in moments of despair.

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PostHeaderIcon First Flight of Airbus Passenger Drone a Complete Success

Just when you thought that there were limits to human vision and determination, Airbus comes out and proves you wrong. The aviation company announced in 2016 its plans to develop an autonomous flying taxi drone. Two years later, those plans have become reality. The unmanned aircraft, called Vahana, recently completed its first test flight, and it was a rip-roaring success. We may still be years away from seeing passenger drones take to the skies, but now we know that it’s possible. What a time to be alive, right?

“The flight only took 53 seconds, and at a height of 16 feet”

As unbelievable as some of this is, the world we live in now has progressed (technologically) to the point that the dreams we had when we were kids aren’t dreams anymore. Did you ever think you’d see a day when an unmanned passenger drone would take to the skies? I certainly didn’t. But the motivation of competition that breeds innovation and creativity is so juiced now that we’re seeing the fruits of that competition come to life before our eyes.

Vahana, which measures 20.3 feet wide by 18.7 feet long by 9.2 feet high and weighs 1,642 pounds, is a perfect example. Two years ago, Airbus announced the project without giving any assurances that it was possible. The company’s CEO, Tom Enders, even admitted that the project was in the “experimental phase,” which meant that they were no assurances that it would be successful. Two years of research and development later, Vahana took to the skies for its first test flight. Sure, the flight only took 53 seconds, and at a height of 16 feet, but that’s not the point. The point is that it happened. Heck, representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) were even in attendance for Vahana’s inaugural test flight. They must’ve been impressed.


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“The drone’s successful inaugural test flight is the first step in establishing a road that leads to a future where these vehicles could dominate our skies”

The drone’s successful inaugural test flight is the first step in establishing a road that leads to a future where these vehicles could dominate our skies. It’s still not certain that we’ll get to see that future, but it is gratifying and emboldening to know that the future we’re looking forward to is not impossible anymore. Project executive of the Vahana drone, Zach Lovering, even wrote in a Medium post that Airbus’ goal is to “democratize personal flight by leveraging the latest technologies such as electric propulsion, energy storage, and machine vision.”

Vahana’s successful test flight showed that these goals can be achieved. Now, we wait for what comes next from Airbus.

“Tomorrow we’ll start on the next steps of our journey,” Lovering said.

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PostHeaderIcon Porsche Says to Quit Complaining About Squeaky Brakes or Pay Us to Check Them for No Reason

Squeaky brakes are never fun to listen to, but apparently, Porsche is also tired of hearing its customers complain. Porsche produced a detailed, four-minute video explaining how and why brake squeal occurs in large-diameter, high-performance brakes. The German automaker goes on to assure its customers that the noise is completely normal and not an indication of malfunction. Of course, Porsche will gladly have technicians inspect the brakes at a customer’s request.

As the video describes, brake squeal happens as the brake rotor undergoes tiny but rapid vibrations under braking. The action makes the large rotor act like a speaker, amplifying the vibrations into an audible sound. Due to the minuscule inconsistencies with each braking application and the environment in which they occur brake noise isn’t something that is easily engineered away.

Vehicles with smaller, normal-performance rotors have a less likely chance of developing brake squeal under average conditions. Customers buying high-end sports cars with prices varying between $50,000 to $190,000 typically demand perfection. Hopefully, thanks to the video, Porsche customers will understand their squeaky brakes are working perfectly fine, even if they don’t sound so great.

Check out the video above for an in-depth, animated look into the science behind brake squeal.


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PostHeaderIcon Lord Help US – Ford Wants to Put Ticket-Serving Autonomous Police Cars on the Road

The race to develop autonomous driving technology is taking shape in a number of potential applications. For Ford, it’s not enough to have an autonomous car-sharing service or a self-driving car for the masses. The Blue Oval is thinking out of the box with a vision to put the technology into a police car. It may not be on the level of Skynet just yet, but Ford’s idea of a self-driving police car could be the future of law enforcement on the road.


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“Before any of you start freaking out about seeing a self-driving Ford Mustang police cruiser in your rear-view mirrors, you must know that Ford’s idea is nowhere close to becoming a reality”

Before any of you start freaking out about seeing a self-driving Ford Mustang police cruiser in your rear-view mirrors, you must know that Ford’s idea is nowhere close to becoming a reality. The patent application, which was filed in July 2016, is a pen-on-paper idea about the possibility of having autonomous police cars. According to the patent, the autonomous police vehicle will be able to hide, detect violations, give chase, and issue warnings and fines, among its numerous functions and capabilities.

Let’s role-play for a second. Suppose you’re in your autonomous vehicle and the car is going above the speed limit, Ford’s APV will be able to detect the infraction and take a number of potential actions. It could ping speed cameras of other APVs to get verification of the violation, or it could tap into surveillance cameras and monitor your car from there. If there’s enough reason to give chase, the APV will spring into action and communicate with your car to find out who’s driving the car. In the event that it’s you, your car could send a copy of your driver’s license to the APV, which, in turn, will repay that kindness by issuing you a warning or a fine. Mind you, all of this is happening without your car having to pull over on the side of the road.


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“Ford said that even if the patent is approved, it doesn’t mean that the company’s going to start working on it immediately”

It’s still a far-fetched idea given what we know about autonomous driving technology. But, it’s also not far-fetched in the sense that development of the tech has become one of the top priorities among many automakers today, Ford included. The automaker is arguing that even with the benefits of autonomous driving, traffic violations won’t become relics of the past. “While autonomous vehicles can and will be programmed to obey traffic laws, a human driver can override that programming to control and operate the vehicle at any time,” the company said in its patent application. “When a vehicle is under the control of a human driver there is a possibility of violation of traffic laws. Thus, there will still be a need to police traffic.”

Ford did point out that actual police officers wouldn’t be rendered obsolete because of this technology. According to the patent, “routine tasks,” including the issuing of tickets can be automated, but there are other tasks that are best left to actual officers, including the ability to take control of the police car in high-stress situations, including high-speed chases involving serious crimes.

If all of this sounds foreboding, don’t be scared. Ford said that even if the patent is approved, it doesn’t mean that the company’s going to start working on it immediately. “We submit patents on innovative ideas as a normal course of business,” the company said. “Patent applications are intended to protect new ideas but aren’t necessarily an indication of new business or product plans.”

We can rest easy, at least for now. An army of Barricade Decepticons isn’t arriving to strike fear in our hearts anytime soon.

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PostHeaderIcon Japan has a New, Outrageously Large Mecha Robot

It’s not exactly as high-tech as Bumblebee or Gypsy Danger, but I can argue that LW-Mononofu is the best robot of the three because he’s actually a real thing. The 27.8-foot giant mech robot is the handiwork of Japan’s Sakakibara Machinery Works Co., the same company that gave us the Landwalker from 2005 and the $20,000 Kids Walker Cyclops from 2013. Known for its mech wizardry, Sakakibara spent the past six years developing LW-Mononofu, and now that it’s actually built, it looks about as cool as you’d expect it to be.


“Best of all, LW-Mononofu is actually available for rent”

In addition to measuring 27.8 feet high, LW-Mononofu also weighs 16,314 pounds. It’s not exactly a lightweight, is it? Then again, an argument can be made that the bigger the mecha is, the more awesome it is too. LW-Mononofu definitely fits the bill. It’s also not just a massive robot that stands on its feet the whole time. It can be controlled by a pilot through a cockpit located behind its chest plate. The cockpit houses all of the mecha’s controls, including levers to move it forward, backward, and twist its hips in both directions. It can also raise its hands, play with its fingers, and as the video shows, point its gun towards the direction of evil baddies.

Best of all, LW-Mononofu is actually available for rent. The company didn’t say what the rates are, but can you imagine going to your wedding on a 28-foot mecha robot? With apologies to every luxury car, supercar, or hypercar in the world today, I’d trade all of you as wedding cars if it means I get to ride LW-Mononofu to the ceremony.

Don’t take my word for it. Take yours. Something tells me you’d make the same decision if the opportunity presented itself.

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PostHeaderIcon Mazda Thinks its Skyactiv-3 Engines Will Rival EVs on the Economy Front

Mazda is diligently working to save the internal combustion engine from a slow death brought on by electric vehicles. The independent Japanese automaker has been perfecting the ICE for decades with its Skyactiv line, including the Skyactiv-G and new Skyactiv-X. The latter is particularly interesting as it combines the strong points of both a gasoline- and diesel-powered engine without either of their weak points. Skyactiv-X is set to arrive in showrooms sometime in the next year. Nevertheless, the automaker isn’t resting on its laurels.

Mazda is already looking at the next project – Skyactiv-3. It’s a new gasoline engine designed to increase thermal efficiency by roughly 27 percent, making the engine 57 percent thermally efficient. That’s far better than even the most effacement engines out there. By comparison, Toyota’s new 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder is said to have a thermal efficiency of 40 percent. Mazda says the Skyactive-3’s efficiency means it will achieve well-to-wheel emissions similar to an EV.

What’s well-to-wheel emissions? It’s the overall CO2 emissions emitted from the time oil leaves the well to the time it propels a vehicle. This includes the mining and processing of crude oil.

There is still much work to be done on the Skyactiv-3 powertrain, of course. Mazda is just now launching its gasoline compression-ignition engine, Skyactiv-X, to market, so it will be at least several years before the third-generation of Skyactiv engines are ready for the road.


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PostHeaderIcon Are You Prepared For a World With Self-Moving Slippers?

In case there aren’t enough things in this world that are becoming autonomous these days, Nissan is taking it a step further by giving everyday items the ability to move by themselves. We’re not talking about cars; we’re talking about things like tables, floor cushions, remote controls, and household slippers.

The unusual amenities can be found in the ProPILOT Park Ryokan, a Japanese inn located in Hakone, Japan that Nissan is using to showcase its ProPilot Park technology.Instead of the usual dog and pony show of watching a Nissan Leaf EV demonstrate the new self-parking technology, Nissan instead turned its attention to household items in order to showcase what the tech is capable of. The results are incredible, if not a little freaky. Have you ever seen a floor pillow move by itself in a non-supernatural way? How about a pair of slippers that arranges itself neatly with others of its kind? It’s going to take some getting used to.

Nissan doesn’t really say how the technology works on these items, but the video above cuts to a scene where a group of smart people are working on developing the tech, complete with renderings and mockups of the actual slippers. There’s nothing ghoulish at work here; it’s all about Nissan’s new ProPilot Park technology, and the potential applications it can have beyond its ability to park a Nissan by itself.

Maybe Nissan’t on to something here. In my case, I wouldn’t mind living in a world where my dog isn’t the only one that comes greeting me when I enter my house. I’d like to see a future where slippers could do that too. Live in Nissan’s world, or in this case, the ProPilot Park Ryokan, and that future is there, waiting to welcome us with open arms and a comfortable pair of autonomous slippers.

And in case you’re wondering about the authenticity of the hotel, Nissan’s actually offering a free night at the ProPILOT Park Ryokan for a lucky pair of travelers. If you’re interested in joining, all you need to do is post on Twitter using the hashtags #PPPRyokan and #wanttostay from January 25 to February 10, 2018. In the event you do get picked to spend a night in the inn, be sure to let us know all about that experience.


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PostHeaderIcon AAA Study Finds that Driver’s Are Starting To Accept Driverless Cars and Autonomous Technology

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has been conducting an annual study to better understand the attitude consumers have towards autonomous driving technology. Now in its third year, the study has revealed some interesting information, including the shifting attitude towards the developing technology. According to the study, American drivers are now more accepting of driverless cars and self-driving technology. A majority of the respondents are still afraid of the tech, but the percentage of drivers who are now warm on the idea of riding in a self-driving car now sits at 28 percent, a sharp increase from where it was in year’s past. On the contrary, 63 percent of American drivers are still afraid to ride in a self-driving car while nine percent are unsure.


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“According to the study, 49 percent of millennials are still queasy about the technology”

There are different ways to look at the AAA’s recent findings regarding driver perception towards autonomous driving technology. If you’re an optimist, you’re looking at the survey results with a smile on your face because there are now more drivers that are warm to the technology. If you’re a pessimist, you’re doing the same and saying that a majority of drivers are still afraid of the technology. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, the race to develop autonomous driving technology is already happening.

It comes as no surprise too that millennials are less afraid of the technology than Generation Xers and baby boomers. According to the study, 49 percent of millennials are still queasy about the technology. While that’s still a high number, it’s far less than the results among Gen Xers (70 percent) and baby boomers (68 percent).

The study also revealed that 46 percent of U.S. drivers would feel less safe sharing the road with a fully self-driving car when they’re driving a regular. As far as having the technology in their next vehicle, only 27 percent said that they don’t want it, though 23 percent are still unsure about the prospects.

If there’s anything the AAA study revealed, it’s that autonomous driving technology still isn’t embraced by a majority of U.S. drivers. That’s a fair assessment because the tech itself still has a lot to prove before people become more accepting of it. It’s also possible that some people’s understanding of the tech is skewed by misguided perceptions.


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“As far as having the technology in their next vehicle, only 27 percent said that they don’t want it, though 23 percent are still unsure about the prospects.”

In a conversation with Drive, Greg Brannon, AAA’s automotive engineering director, said that one way to get people to start accepting self-driving technology is to gradually introduce aspects of the technology through driver-assist systems like adaptive cruise control and autonomous emergency braking. In addition to their clear-cut purposes, they also help drivers get used to the idea of giving up some control of their cars to computers.

“I think what people might want to consider is that (self-driving technology) will be an evolution rather than a revolution,” Brannon added.

Ultimately, automakers will bear the responsibility of alleviating whatever concerns drivers may have about autonomous driving technology. There are means and ways to do it that don’t involve shoving the tech down consumer’s throats in the hopes that they’ll accept it without knowing everything about it. Raising awareness of the tech’s safety benefits is tops on that list because the sooner drivers understand the safety benefits of autonomous driving technology, the sooner they’ll start to embrace it. “We do believe that it holds promise to save thousands of lives on the road every year,” Brannon said.

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PostHeaderIcon Digital License Plates are About to Become a Thing

If you need more proof that the auto industry is shifting into a world dominated by digital technology, you need to be introduced to Reviver Auto. The California-based company is in attendance at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show to unveil its new product, the RPlate Pro. In so many words, the RPlate Pro is a digital license plate because apparently, regular license plates are so 2017.


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“The product has generated significant interest that 100,000 of these plates are expected to go live in California. Arizona, Texas, and Florida”

It’s hard to understate the underlying silliness of a digital license plate. Apparently, it’s come to the point that the industry is going to turn digital on everything, even a simple sheet of metal like a license plate.

But before you completely scoff at the idea, think about it for a second because it’s actually a genius idea! Move beyond the generic functions of a license plate, and you’ll see the potential of that little rectangular sheet to become more than what it is.

Reviver Auto saw that potential and went ahead and developed the RPlate Pro. Aesthetically, the RPlate Pro looks like a normal license plate. It’s a little thicker and heavier, but that’s largely due to a plethora of digital functions that include displaying digital messages, ranging from bumper sticker quotes to marketing slogans. Due to its ability to be connected online, the plates also allow online registration renewals.

The product has generated significant interest that 100,000 of these plates are expected to go live in California. Arizona, Texas, and Florida are other states that are initiating pilot testing on digital plates. This is not a flash-in-the-pan product, folks. Galpin Ford in California is also backing the product. That’s significant because the dealership happens to be the largest Ford dealership in the world.

It’s unclear how much the RPlate Pro costs, but we expect details to surface once the plates become available.

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PostHeaderIcon New Toyota And Lexus Vehicles To Get Amazon Alexa; Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Still No Go

These days, having the right infotainment and onboard technology is critical to new car sales, as evidenced by the huge number of automakers present at the Consumer Electronics Show this year. The latest comes from Toyota and Lexus, which just announced it would equip “select” models with advanced feature control courtesy of Amazon Alexa.

For those of you who may be unaware, Amazon Alexa is the online retain giant’s personal digital assistant. First used in the Amazon Echo, Alexa is able to provide a host of services via voice command, including music playback, the creation of to-do lists, alarm setting, real-time traffic status, and news. If properly integrated with devices and systems at home, Alexa can also perform other tasks, such as adjusting the temperature settings for the heater and A/C.

In total, Amazon Alexa can connect to “thousands” of things for added digital convenience. As for in-car features, Alexa can handle all the basics, such as remote door lock and unlock, as well as remote engine start and basic smartphone operation.

Starting this year, Amazon Alexa will be included with new Toyota vehicles equipped with the Entune 3.0 App Suite, as well as new Lexus vehicles equipped with the Enform App Suite 2.0. Toyota says the lineup of Alexa-equipped models will expand in 2019.

Meanwhile, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are still not included in Toyota’s lineup, which is a bit of a head-scratcher considering the platforms are two of the most popular smartphone support systems for modern passenger cars today. It’s great that Toyota and Lexus are stepping up their connectivity game, but with competitors flocking to Android and Apple, we can’t help but wonder how far Alexa will actually carry the brand in terms of winning over consumers.

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PostHeaderIcon Honda Brings Together Consortium of Tech Startups To Focus on Future Mobility

In case it isn’t obvious by now, the Consumer Electronics Show attracted just about every automaker that has a vested interest in future mobility. Honda was in attendance at the event, where it announced plans through Honda Xcelerator to bring together a consortium of tech startups with the goal of developing new technologies that are geared towards future mobility. Included in this list of startups are BRAIQ, DeepMap, DynaOptics, EXO Technologies, Tactual Labs, and WayRay.


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“Honda’s goal in partnering with BRAIQ is to one day personalise its own Adaptive Cruise Control system to improve trust in autonomous driving technology”

Each of the six startups brings something different to the table. BRAIQ, for example, is a company that focuses on developing technologies for the autonomous vehicle space, specifically through the collection of biometric information that it can analyze to add what it describes as a “layer of emotional intelligence on top of artificial intelligence.” Honda’s goal in partnering with BRAIQ is to one day personalise its own Adaptive Cruise Control system to improve trust in autonomous driving technology. For its part, DynaOptics’ service revolves around state-of-the-art optic lenses. The Singapore-based startup is known for its free-form optic lenses that work better than traditional lenses in certain specifications. Honda’s tapping into that ability to improve its own light-to-camera sensors.

Honda’s goal of improving its own GPS service is a big reason why it’s bringing startups DeepMaps and EXO Technologies into the fold. DeepMaps is based in
California, and it provides high-definition (HD) maps and real-time localization as a service to autonomous vehicles. As it is, the company is building a cloud-based, scalable platform that can create 3D HD maps for autonomous cars equipped with Level 4 and Level 5 autonomy. Meanwhile, Israel-based EXO Technologies provides its own brand of GPS solutions that focus on improving in-car navigation among autonomous vehicles. These two partnerships fall in line with Honda’s plan to take its GPS service to a level that can be used by autonomous vehicles.


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“PRISMä technology is capable of wrapping a free-form object in accurate in-air, skeletal, and contact sensing and construct the human hand and body in 3D”

Another startup, Tactual Labs, has been brought into the fold by Honda because of the startup’s PRISMä technology. This tech feature is capable of wrapping a free-form object in accurate in-air, skeletal, and contact sensing and construct the human hand and body in 3D. Honda’s collaboration with the Toronto-based company is tied into its plan to create a new and smarter user interface that can provide drivers increased functionality while inside their cars or aboard their motorcycles.

Then there’s WayRay, a Swiss developer of a holographic augmented reality (AR) navigation system for cars, giving us an idea of Honda Xcelerator’s plans with this partnership. One of WayRay’s calling cards is its Holographic AR, a display device that can turn a car’s windshield into a window of information that’s capable of displaying multicolored virtual objects. The tech is compact in size, but it is capable of creating a fully-featured, non-wearable augmented reality infotainment system that can serve multiple functions, including detection of road obstacles and pedestrians, displaying points of interest, or alerting the driver to hazards. In other words, Honda wants to go Minority Report on all of us.

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PostHeaderIcon Hyundai and Cisco Present Faster, More Secure Car Networking Technology

The growing partnership between the auto industry and Silicon Valley took center stage at the Consumer Electronics Show. One example that can be gleaned from these collaborations is the tie-up between Hyundai and Cisco. Together, the two companies revealed a new technology platform that brings 1 Gbps worth of Ethernet connectivity inside our cars. The technology sounds appealing for kids who will have no shortage of bandwidth to use inside a car, but the more important purpose of the tech is to allow automakers like Hyundai to load web-capable sensors and gadgetry in the name of accelerating the growth towards full-fledged autonomy.


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“These sensors are in charge of a variety of things, including scanning surroundings, recognizing traffic conditions, and watching for debris and pedestrians.”

The relationship between in-car Ethernet access and autonomous driving technology can be broken down into two things: sensors and apps.

Car companies like Hyundai that are pushing forward in developing autonomous driving technology will need sensors in their cars to act as catalysts for the tech functions they’re going to put into the vehicles. These sensors are in charge of a variety of things, including scanning surroundings, recognizing traffic conditions, and watching for debris and pedestrians. The sensors then relay what they see to the myriad of autonomous driving features that a specific car could have in the future. As more of these features become available, the need for cars to carry Ethernet-based software becomes more important.

Apps come into the picture because they can have access to these sensors, at least if there’s a technology available for it. Automakers can create specific apps for specific purposes tied into autonomous driving tech, and accessing these apps from inside a car will require a lot of data and a network that’s big enough to handle that load without breaking down.

“The relationship between in-car Ethernet access and autonomous driving technology can be broken down into two things: sensors and apps.”

This is what Hyundai and Cisco are bringing to the table. The latter’s expertise with computer networks helps validate the proprietary technology, something that Hyundai is expected to use for its production vehicles in the near future.

Ruba Borno, Cisco’s vice president of growth initiatives and chief of staff to the CEO, believes that the company’s partnership with Hyundai will “accelerate innovation” in the auto industry. “By creating a flexible, scalable, and secure platform, we are allowing automotive companies to deliver better cars – faster”, she added.

Hyundai has not given details on which of its models will get first dibs on Cisco’s 1Gbps Ethernet networks, but it did say that the technology will be available in 2019 models of its premium lineup.

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PostHeaderIcon Honda’s New Powerpack is Revolutionary in Terms of Simple Mobility

In the continuing quest to develop alternative sources of power, Honda took to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show to unveil the Mobile Power Pack, a portable, swappable, and rechargeable battery that users can use to power digital devices, home appliances, emergencies, and electric mobility vehicles like motorcycles and scooters. The Mobile Power Pack is essentially an oversized powerbank that carries an output of at least 1kWh, enough juice to serve a myriad of purposes.


“The Mobile Power Pack is small in size, but it could create a large impact in the world, specifically in its potential to become a go-to power source in a number of situations”

The Mobile Power Pack is small in size, but it could create a large impact in the world, specifically in its potential to become a go-to power source in a number of situations. Honda says that two of these packs are powerful enough to get an electric motorcycle running. In most instances, though, one pack is enough to use for traveling, making it very useful for those who travel with a whole cavalcade of laptops and mobile devices.

In addition to the Mobile Power Pack, Honda also introduced the Mobile Power Pack Charge & Supply – Portable Concept charger/discharger. This device acts as a charging station for the Mobile Power Pack, and as a separate power source for connected electrical devices. Its small size and the presence of actual wheels means that it can be rolled around and transported easily. If the Mobile Power Pack Charge & Supply –
Portable Concept isn’t your cup of tea, you can opt for the Expandable Concept of the same product, which can be used on its own as a power source inside a house.

“The idea behind the Exchanger Concept is that if your Power Pack runs out of juice, you can go to a charging station and swap it for a fully charged unit.”

Proving that Honda really thought this technology through, it also unveiled the Mobile Power Pack Exchanger Concept, a different type of charging station that can charge multiple units of the Mobile Power Pack at once, while also supplying replacement packs for customers. The idea behind the Exchanger Concept is that if your Power Pack runs out of juice, you can go to a charging station and swap it for a fully charged unit.

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PostHeaderIcon Meet Honda’s Newest Cute Robots the 3E Empathy, Empower, and Experience

Honda has pulled the covers off of four robot concepts at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show. Collective called the 3E Robotics Concepts, the small prototypes are more than just novelty items that Honda cooked up for our collective pleasures; they were created to give us a taste of what the future could look like with these robots by our sides to improve our daily lives in different ways. Three of these concepts are making their world debuts at CES. One of them, 3E-C18, made its debut at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show last October.

Honda 3E Empower




The robot concepts represent three different ideologies that Honda subscribed to in creating them. The first of these ideologies is “Empower,” which focuses on a future where humans and robots can leverage each other’s strengths. It’s no wonder that Honda’s creation in this regard is 3E-D18, an autonomous off-road robot that uses artificial intelligence to help people accomplish a broad range of tasks, including as a helpful ally in agriculture, construction, and search and rescue operations. Functionally, 3E-D18 is based on a Honda ATV chassis so it’s as tough as it gets. It comes with four-wheel drive, has GPS and sensor-based autonomy, and has airless tires that allow it to smoothly run on rough road surfaces.

3E-D18 is joined by 3E-B18 under the Empower category. Unlike the rough and rugged 3E-D18, 3E-B18 looks like a futuristic version of the Segway. It does have more a functional side attached to it, including the ability to act as a stroller, a baggage cart, and as a personal ride. It even has a height-adjustable seating and is small enough to navigate tight spaces.

Honda 3E Experience


Falling under the “Experience” ideology is 3E-C18, the robotic concept that looks like a cooler with a face on it. Don’t be deceived by its looks, though, because 3E-C18 serves a variety of important functions, most notably as a mobile, AI-enabled platform that can help people from all walks of life. The concept also has the ability to learn through its AI platform and absorb what it learns to dictate how it operates autonomously. On the physical side, 3E-C18 also has carrying spaces and a canopy, not to mention a vehicle body base with a driving function in it.

3E Empathy


The last of the four concepts is arguably the most important one. It’s called 3E-A18, and it’s a robot concept that actually carries emotions with it. There’s a reason why it was classified under the “Empathy” ideology. Like the other concepts, 3E-A18 comes with AI application. Unlike the other concepts, 3E-A18 was developed specifically to be a personal companion. It has the ability to provide support for human activities, act as a guide in places like malls and airports, and communicate with people in certain situations. Physically, 3E-A18 is designed with a soft exterior skin to complement its range of facial expressions.

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PostHeaderIcon Ford CEO Jim Hackett Wants To “Take Back The Streets”

As urban centers become more and more densely populated, our current transportation grid is failing to keep pace. In a recent post to Medium, Ford Motor Company’s head honcho talks about what the Blue Oval is doing to sort out the next generation of A-to-B solutions, focusing primarily on using technology to make them more people friendly in an effort to “take back the streets.”

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What’s The Problem?


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Hackett begins his post by talking about all the good things cars have brought us over the last 100 years. “It spawned new industries, thousands of new companies, and drove generations of personal and economic growth,” he writes.

But we all know how the story ends, don’t we? In no time at all, the car took over, eventually creating the highway-infested cities we know today. And although the system to handle all these autos hasn’t changed all that much over the years, the sheer glut of folks on the road these days has created new challenges.
“Thirty years ago, we spent an average of 16 hours in traffic per year. Now we spend 38 hours. The price we paid for the freedom to move was the creation of a world where roads were built for cars.”

“But we all know how the story ends, don't we? In no time at all, the car took over, eventually creating the highway-infested cities we know today.”

Hackett is correct in calling this a growing problem. The modern transportation systems we rely on for food, goods, and personal transport is very quickly finding its limits, and a solution is needed before we end up in terminal gridlock.

Hackett calls it a quality of life issue. I think it’s more than that, and would go so far as to say that between the effects of emissions on the environment and the importance of efficient ground transport to the global economy, finding a workable solution is indispensable to civilization as a whole.

What’s The Solution?


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You can read the entire post for yourself at the link below, but briefly, Hackett identifies several possible paths forward. These include new implementation of the sharing economy, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, and smart city design.

While Hackett has his own ideas on how these technologies would be best implemented, we’ll elaborate and toss in our own ideas as well. For starters, the sharing economy would open up new ownership models, creating opportunities for more people to enjoy the luxury of cars while simultaneously opening up additional space inside the city. After all, if a car is in use rather than sitting parked, that’s extra space, isn’t it?

However, the really big jump in efficiency won’t come until autonomous systems take off in a big way. With the robots taking the wheel, the sharing economy around autos can really properly manifest, offering personal transport (much like calling Lyft or Uber) but at reduced cost. What’s more, self-driving cars will be able to more efficiently use the energy on tap (be it gasoline, electricity, or hydrogen) by applying a constant throttle and running close to the car ahead without fear of rear-ending someone. Autonomous cars really will give us a giant leap forward in efficiency thanks to the algorithms in play.

“The solutions to make it all work include new implementation of the sharing economy, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, connected vehicles, and smart city design.”

Connected systems should help us bridge the gap to full autonomy, providing vital information like
alternate routes through congested areas and plugging into a larger grid for maximum efficiency. Throw in some smart city planning to help accommodate all these systems, and there really is some light at the end of the tunnel.

Ford isn’t the only company thinking about all this, and indeed, one look at the automotive lineup at CES this year will reveal exactly that. Then you have countries like China which are getting ahead of the game with mandates over AI-equipped cars and roadway data networks, plus forward-thinking concepts like the 2020 Project Redspace that anticipate greater levels of autonomy and the pressures of life in a “megacity.”

And while no one loves sitting in traffic, I have a feeling the true impact of mass urban dwelling has yet to manifest. Now is the time to get prepared for that, as the problem isn’t going away any time soon. It’s only gonna get worse.

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PostHeaderIcon You Can Now Ask Google to Start Your Kia Using Your Phone

Kia joined this year’s Consumer Electronics Show to unveil the Niro EV, an almost production-ready version of its first electric crossover, but it’s also using the Las Vegas event to introduce a new feature to its UVO infotainment system. Starting 2018, certain models will have infotainment systems compatible with Google Assistant, which will enable owners to execute a variety of remote commands. Likely to extend across the entire Kia range in the future, integration with Google Assistance is available only for models equipped with the UVO system so far. The list includes the Niro PHEV, Soul EV, Optima PHEV, and the K900 flagship sedan.


“Google Assistant allows drivers to interact with the car via smartphones or Google Home by using simple voice commands”

Google Assistant allows drivers to interact with the car via smartphones or Google Home by using simple voice commands. According to Kia, owners can ask Google Assistant to start or lock their cars, to start and stop battery charging, the climate control system, or the horn and lights. Commands include, “Tell UVO to start my Soul EV,” or “Tell UVO to lock my Niro.”

The Google Assistant can also provide real-time answers, activate streaming music services, smart home devices, and smart car and connected car technology. It will basically provide seamless connectivity directly into Kia vehicles and make vehicle ownership an easier, more modern experience. Google Assistant is available on select Android and Apple iPhone phones, smart speakers like Google Home, and select tablets.

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PostHeaderIcon Toyota’s New E-Palette Concept Can Serve as an Open Platform for Developers

As part of its future autonomous mobility service, Toyota has introduced the e-Palette Concept at the Consumer Electronics Show. If you’re a fan of aesthetically pleasing concept vehicles, now’s the time to turn away because the e-Palette is anything but attractive. The concept is actually just a box on four wheels, albeit one that serves a lot of different purposes depending on who’s using it.


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“Toyota sees the concept as a multi-purpose smart mobility vehicle that can be used in different ways, including as a business platform for different sorts of companies”

It may not be the most attractive concept in the world, but don’t sleep on the potential of Toyota’s e-Palette Concept. What it lacks in style, it makes up for in function. Toyota sees the concept as a multi-purpose smart mobility vehicle that can be used in different ways, including as a business platform for different sorts of companies. Whether it’s Uber using it as a ride-sharing service or Amazon using it as a parcel delivery vehicle, the e-Palette Concept is versatile enough to accommodate them. The concept’s potential look to be intriguing enough that companies like Amazon, DiDi, Mazda, Pizza Hut, and Uber have all signed up as partners in the project.

From a physical perspective, the e-Palette Concept has a body that comes in three different lengths, ranging from 13 feet to 23 feet. Its boxy design helps increase usable space in the interior, allowing a business partner to design the cabin in ways it sees fit. In the case of Uber and Didi, that could entail fitting the interior with seats for commuters whereas, in Pizza Hut’s case, it could involve creating a mobile kitchen and delivery service.


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“Partner companies are also free to install their own automated driving systems and vehicle management technologies into the concept”

Partner companies are also free to install their own automated driving systems and vehicle management technologies into the concept. Once these systems are installed, Toyota steps into the picture with its Guardian technology, which acts as a “safety net” that helps ensure that the operation of the vehicle is being done properly. Toyota’s goal is to create a business ecosystem around the e-Palette Concept. Partners can also take advantage of shared data that Toyota is offering through its Big Data Center service.

The E-Palette is a fascinating interpretation of what future mobility could look. It might even have a promising future as a real product if Toyota thinks it’s worth building them. Just don’t expect that day to arrive anytime soon because feasibility tests of the concept don’t begin until 2020 in Japan. Coincidentally, that’s also the same year that Tokyo is hosting the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Coincidence? I don’t think so.


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PostHeaderIcon China Wants Half Of All New Cars To Come With AI By 2020

Chinese state planners have announced that the nation aims to have half of its new cars equipped with artificial intelligence by the year 2020. The announcement comes amid China’s plans to ramp up connected car and AI technology over the next decade.

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The Full Story


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“China is looking to grow its artificial technology industries massively in the next decade, with smart cars playing a major role in that growth”

As the world probes the new and exciting possibilities granted by rapidly accelerating technological advances, some countries are taking the initiative and actively pursuing the integration of these technologies directly into society at large. China seems to be one of the most active in this area, recently announcing its plans to integrate artificial intelligence (AI) into at least half of all new cars in the next two years. In addition to adding AI to cars, China’s plans also include a massive wireless data network spread across the majority of the nation’s roads (upwards of 90 percent), thus enabling a more widespread utilization of connected vehicle technology.

China is looking to grow its artificial technology industries massively in the next decade, with smart cars playing a major role in that growth. The plan is to become a leader in artificial intelligence by the year 2025, as well as establish a reputation for producing smart cars by 2035.


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“AI and smart cars are particularly well-suited for a country China, which boasts a considerable number of ultra-dense “Mega Cities” within its borders.”

AI and smart cars are particularly well-suited for a country China, which boasts a considerable number of ultra-dense “Mega Cities” within its borders. With so many people packed into such a small area, plus growing demand for personal transport, technologies like AI and smart cars become almost a necessity.

Obviously, AI is well-suited for autonomous drive systems, allowing cars to “learn” as they drive, creating an archive of information on driving conditions, driving techniques, maps, and possible scenarios to anticipate in the future. The data can then be used to compile a self-driving car program (software) worthy of taking the wheel full-time.

Furthermore, AI-equipped cars are potentially safer, more efficient, and even more entertaining. With predicative AI, a car will be able to anticipate dangerous scenarios, either reducing the impact of a collision or avoiding it all together. Connected cars will also be able to wirelessly “communicate” with one another, sending warnings downstream about poor road conditions, congestion, and more. Plus, if a car is driving itself, that affords more time for the humans in the cockpit to do… well, whatever they want.


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“AI-equipped cars are potentially safer, more efficient, and even more entertaining. However, like all things, there are some drawbacks to an AI car.”

However, like all things, there are some drawbacks to an AI car. First off, adding new algorithms and equipment can get expensive, especially when you start talking about bolting in the components needed for full autonomy, such as lidar, radar, camera systems, and the like. What’s more, the integration of non-AI cars (that is, cars driven by humans) with fleets of AI cars can get messy, with tons of new and changing variables putting immense pressure on both the machines and the humans, possibly even reducing safety in the short term. Finally, like any connected system, AI-equipped cars can get hacked, leading to concerns of mischief and even terrorism threats.

Either way, it’ll be interesting to see what sort of advances China can implement in such a small time frame. Two years seems like a rather ambitious goal for equipping half all new cars with AI, but who knows – maybe it’ll happen.

Don’t forget to follow TopSpeed as we delve into any and all car-related news coming from the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show.

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PostHeaderIcon 5 Things To Look For At The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

The annual Consumer Electronics Show, better known as the popular acronym “CES,” is now upon us, promising us car lovers a futuristic, sci-fi-flavored look at all the tech goodies the major automakers are tinkering with at the moment. With a schedule filled to capacity with geeky delights and nerdy awesomeness, we thought we’d pick out five highlights worth checking out.

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Quick – What Is CES?


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First held in 1967, the Consumer Electronics Show is an annual trade show put on by the Consumer Technology Association. Highlighting the latest and greatest tech advances in a wide array of industries, CES has gradually become a major event for car makers, offering an opportunity to unveil new infotainment features, navigation features, connected car features, autonomous features, drive systems, and even full-blown concept cars to the roughly 170,000 attendees expected to appear.

As the car world continues to overlap more completely with digital technology, CES is now even more integral to the auto industry. This year will see that trend continue.

5 Things To Look For At The 2018 Consumer Electronics Show

1. Nissan’s Weird Brain-To-Car Communication


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Forget voice commands, forget gesture control – what about simply thinking about what you want your car to do? That’s exactly what Nissan is previewing at CES this year with this odd Brain-To-Car technology, which is apparently able to predict the driver’s intentions and even his or her mood by monitoring their brainwave activity. The system then reacts to inputs before they happen by tweaking settings for the dampers, throttle response, and the like.

Nissan says the tech can enhance the “driving pleasure and experience in autonomous driving vehicles,” but to be perfectly honest, we’re not entirely sure how the tech makes the car less reliant on human inputs. Perhaps it could put us on a path where you just have to think your way home, rather than working the wheel and pedals in the traditional driving fashion. Perhaps we should think of it like an adaptive automatic transmission, but for the entire car.

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2. Truly Autonomous Vehicles, Courtesy Of Lyft


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Raise your hand if you used a ride-hailing service like Lyft to ferry you around on New Year’s Eve last weekend. Well, I can’t actually see you, my dear readers, but my guess is that most of you have your hand raised right now. If not, then you at least thought about raising your hand, but didn’t out of fear of looking weird.

The point is companies like Lyft are doing pretty well for themselves these days, but the next most-obvious evolution for quick, convenient transport has to be the wide-spread integration of fully autonomous vehicles. As such, Lyft is getting ahead of the game by developing exactly that and will offer a preview of its work thus far at CES, giving interested participants a chance to hitch a ride in a self-driving BMW 5 Series sedan from any one of 20 different locations in Sin City. So far, though, no word on whether or not the robo chauffeur will be taking tips…

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3. Rinspeed Snap Concept


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If you love odd, yet oddly intriguing concept cars, then Swiss automaker and tuner Rinspeed should be right up your alley. Past offerings have included the sQuba from 2008, a Lotus Elise modified to perform as a submarine, and the Budii from 2014, a surprisingly self-aware autonomous vehicle designed to constantly learn and become more and more efficient at its job.

Rinspeed’s latest is the Snap, a modular transportation solution that’s adaptable to any and all situations thanks to its Lego-like ability to fit together in, well, a snap. Whether you want a mobile living space, a place to host friends, or even just a way to move around freight, the Snap has the right pieces to suit the job. All-electric drive and fully autonomous capability are obviously two of the primary features here.

Read our full review on the Rinspeed Snap Concept

4. Byton Concept Vehicle


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This concept from Byton is also debuting alongside the legions of all-electric, highly autonomous concepts at CES this year, but unlike the Rinspeed, the Byton is a little more down to Earth. If the name is unfamiliar, Byton is an international extension of
the Chinese firm Future Mobility Corporation. Based in Santa Clara, California, and staffed by former executives from BMW, Tesla, and Nissan, this is one up-and-comer that might have some traction.

The concept is heavily focused on offering high-end digital technology, with ride sharing and connectivity at the top of the priority list. The company is even calling the car concept a smart device. Inside, there are several screens provided for each of the passengers, plus there’s an enormous screen taken a prominent spot across the dash. Voice control and gesture control are included, plus there’s a good deal of support for all the popular apps and mobile devices you’d expect. Byton says a production version will soon finds its way to the company’s factory in China, with the first batch selling to the Chinese market around 2019. European and the U.S. consumers will get it in 2020. Maybe.

Read our full review on the Byton Concept Vehicle.

5. Honda’s Latest 3E Robotics Concepts


Anyone familiar with lovable Asimo will know Honda is pretty invested in the world of robotics. Now, the H-badge is headed to CES with a whole new range of experimental technologies. Dubbed “Empower, Experience, Empathy” (hence the “3E” name), they include a variety of new ways to get around, such as the 3E-B18, “a chair-type mobility concept designed for casual use in indoor or outdoor spaces,” and the 3E-D18, “an autonomous off-road concept vehicle with AI designed to support people in a broad range of work activities.” There’s even a companion robot designed to show compassion with a variety of facial expressions.

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The Where, When, And What


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As in years past, CES 2018 will once again be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, located at 3150 Paradise Road. You can find a map of the venue and tips for transportation to the event here.

Things get rolling Sunday, January 7th, with the doors closing later in the afternoon on Friday, January 12th.

Last year, nearly 185,000 people attended, with 4,000 companies exhibiting and 1,200 speakers. Unfortunately, CES is not open to the general public.

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PostHeaderIcon Fresh Images: SpaceX Falcon Heavy Looks Like It’s Ready To Go

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s after-hours hobby when he isn’t busy making electric cars, just puts its new Falcon Heavy rocket on the launchpad, marking the occasion with a series of images and videos on social media. SpaceX hopes to the light the candle some time later this month.

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“The massive machine is capable of putting a 140,660-pound payload into low-Earth orbit thanks to its 27 first-stage “Merlin” engines”

Taking its position on the LC-39A launchpad at the NASA Kennedy Space Center on Merrit Island, Florida, the same complex used to launch the Saturn V rocket that took astronauts to the Moon, the Falcon Heavy rocket has been all over the Internet for the past few days, much to the delight of starry-eyed space fans with dreams of exploring the great infinite beyond.

“With more than 5 million pounds of thrust at liftoff – equal to approximately eighteen 747 aircraft at full power – Falcon Heavy will be the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” SpaceX tweeted on Tuesday. The massive machine is capable of putting a 140,660-pound payload into low-Earth orbit thanks to its 27 first-stage “Merlin” engines. In essence, the Falcon Heavy is like three Falcon 9 rockets glued together, although SpaceX probably used something more, uh, adhesive than glue. Probably space glue.


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“The rocket will be carrying a Tesla Roadster into orbit around the Sun before a slingshot over to Mars' orbit. David Bowie's Space Oddity will be playing during takeoff.”

SpaceX is currently leasing the LC-39A pad from NASA. For now, the plan is to launch the Falcon Heavy later in January, although delays are highly likely. The rocket will be carrying a Tesla Roadster into orbit around the Sun before a slingshot over to Mars’ orbit. David Bowie’s Space Oddity will be playing during takeoff.

However, before it does all that, the Falcon Heavy will undergo a series of tests to make sure all systems are working as intended.

All told, this is a very exciting time for any and all fans of space flight. The long-term goal is, of course, putting human beings on Mars, but before we get there, we suppose a drop-top Tesla will suffice.


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$10,000.00 (26 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 10:22:17 PST
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2017 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2017 GT Premium New 5L V8 32V Automatic RWD Coupe Premium ROUSH RS3
$55,669.00
End Date: Tuesday Mar-13-2018 7:50:17 PDT
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2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe 2-Door 2015 CHEVY CORVETTE Z06 2LZ AUTO NAV RED LEATHER 9K MI #605032 Texas Direct Auto
$1.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 13:15:00 PST
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1972 Ford Mustang COUPE NO RESERVE 1972 FORD MUSTANG COUPE 111K ORG MILES 302 V8 A/C SURVIOR RUNS EXCELL
$3,000.00 (31 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Feb-22-2018 15:02:53 PST
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2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Coupe 2-Door 2010 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake Kenne Bell Super Charger Less Than 400 Miles
$50,100.00 (39 Bids)
End Date: Friday Feb-23-2018 14:52:16 PST
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2007 Ford Mustang GT 2007 Mustang GT premium coupe
$6,100.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-24-2018 11:20:35 PST
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2015 Ford F-150 LARIAT Ford Crew Cab Lariat 4X4 Ecoboost Custom New Lift Wheels Tires Grill Leather Nav
$35,100.00 (27 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Feb-22-2018 11:31:02 PST
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1967 Ford Mustang GT 1967 Mustang GT Fastback Project 390GT S-Code 4-Speed Dark Moss Green
$17,950.00
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 18:53:53 PST
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2017 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Ex-GM Show Car untitled Callaway Camaro 630HP full GM warranty w/Special Options
$74,491.00
End Date: Saturday Feb-24-2018 11:17:53 PST
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1967 Ford Mustang coupe 1967 ford mustang project
$1,625.00 (16 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 17:38:58 PST
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2016 Ford Mustang GT Premium 2016 GT Premium Used Certified 5L V8 32V Automatic RWD Coupe Premium
$13,600.00 (59 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Feb-20-2018 13:14:03 PST
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2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Coupe 2-Door 2017 FORD MUSTANG SHELBY GT350 526HP 6SPD RECARO NAV 1K #524087 Texas Direct
$37,900.00 (13 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-24-2018 9:19:08 PST
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2016 Ford F-150 2016 FORD F150 XLT CREW 4X4 LIFT HTD SEATS NAV 20'S 20K #C63587 Texas Direct
$24,600.00 (22 Bids)
End Date: Saturday Feb-24-2018 11:25:52 PST
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2012 Ford Mustang GT Convertible 2-Door 2012 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 V8 Convertible 63kmi
$13,751.00 (25 Bids)
End Date: Wednesday Feb-21-2018 12:25:41 PST
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2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 61,565 Miles LeMans Blue Metallic 2dr Car 8 Cylinder
$26,500.00
End Date: Tuesday Mar-6-2018 22:24:00 PST
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1972 Chevrolet C-10 Cheyenne 1972 Chevy SHORT BOX RESTORED CLASSIC AIR COND. FRESH
$10,101.00 (3 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Feb-25-2018 18:30:17 PST
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1994 Ford F-150 1994 Ford F150 XLT T1273976
$1,595.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Monday Feb-26-2018 18:17:01 PST
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2003 Ford Mustang Base Coupe 2-Door 2003 Ford Mustang Used 3.8L V6 12V Automatic Coupe NO RESERVE
$202.50 (2 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Feb-22-2018 13:37:03 PST
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