World’s first fully self-driving car will be ready this year, Elon Musk claims

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Tesla’s Autopilot software, which relies on various cameras and sensors to operate, can be updated remotely.

‘I’m very confident about full self-driving functionality being complete by the end of this year,’ he says. ‘It’s because I’m literally driving it’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the electric car maker will have fully self-driving vehicles on the road by the end of the year.

During an earnings call with investors on Wednesday, the serial entrepreneur revealed that he is already testing an updated version of the firm’s Autopilot software on his commute to work in Los Angeles.

“It’s almost getting to a point where I can go from my house to work with no interventions, despite going through construction and widely varying situations,” he said.

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‘Thousands’ of self-driving Bolt EVs to be deployed next year

Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a crucial car for General Motors in more ways than one.

With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and $37,495 base price (before federal, state, and local incentives), the Bolt EV considered a groundbreaking electric-car game changer.
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By 2025 autonomous cars could eliminate millions of jobs and reshape our economy

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Most people, including experts, think that with the large hurdles that exist for widespread adoption, the transition to driverless vehicles will come slowly over the coming few decades.  This could be a significant underestimation.   Continue reading… “By 2025 autonomous cars could eliminate millions of jobs and reshape our economy”

16 futuristic predictions that came true in 2012

Nicknamed “Blade Runner,” South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius competed in the Olympic Games in 2012.

Just how futuristic did things become in 2012?  at the Olympic Games we watched a cyborg compete.  We marveled at the news that NASA was actually working on a faster-than-light warp drive. 2012 also featured the planet’s first superstorm, the development of an artificial retina — and primates who had their intelligence enhanced with a chip. Here are 16 predictions that came true in 2012.

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Top 10 most promising technological inventions inspired by science fiction

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The Doctor in Doctor Who holds a sonic screwdriver.

We previously explored how science fiction movies, books, games and more inspire the technology we use today. So, what about the future? What great inventions from science fiction are in our future? What if you could ride around town in your very own landspeeder, or travel the world by simply standing on your very own teleporter pad and telling it where to send you?

Here’s a list of the top 10 most promising up and coming technological inventions inspired by science fiction.

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