TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at two US airports

TSA begins testing fingerprint check-ins at two US airports It's never a nice experience to stand in line at the airport for hours just to get a pat down when you get to the end. Hopefully, TSA's new biometric fingerprint tech could make air travel a more pleasant experience for most people. Starting this wee… […]

Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch

Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch Audi will launch its next generation A8, which is expected to have level 3 autonomous, on July 11th. Ahead of that unveiling, the company released a video of the new vehicle parking itself. Source: Engadget Link: Audi teases self-parking A8 ahead of launch

Lyft teams up with Jaguar to test autonomous cars

Lyft teams up with Jaguar to test autonomous cars There's a lot of reasons for the folks at Lyft to be happy, and not all of them involve schadenfreude about what's going down across the street. The ride-sharing company recently scored a further $600 million in investment, $25 million of which came… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground

Chinese bike rental giants eye the UK as next battleground London's for-hire 'Boris bikes' have been cruising the capital's streets for nearly seven years now, while similar projects operate in other parts of the country. Two Chinese companies believe there's still room for more innovative bike rental scheme… Source: Engadget Link: Chinese bike rental giants […]

Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars

Here's updated mapping vehicle paves way for self-driving cars It may have been a while since we last we came across a Here 3D mapping vehicle, but that's not to say the company hasn't been using its cars lately. In fact, the Here True collection vehicle is now in its third revision, and I got […]

Waymo will battle Uber with its own self-driving trucks

Waymo will battle Uber with its own self-driving trucks Google was one of the first companies to show off self-driving car tech, but it's pretty late into the autonomous truck game. Well after companies like Daimler, Komatsu and Uber unveiled their own platforms, Waymo has started testing a single truck o… Source: Engadget Link: Waymo […]

The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing

The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing We last heard about the Stratolaunch in August 2015, when Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's company Stratolaunch Systems announced plans for test flights with the massive airplane meant to help launch satellite-bearing rockets more efficiently. Those… Source: Engadget Link: The world’s largest aircraft prepares for testing

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars

Researchers find a more effective way to test self-driving cars It's tricky to test self-driving cars. Even if you have hundreds of thousands of miles under your belt, it's still difficult to account for every possible real-world peril. Researchers think they can fast-track that experience, however. They've devel… Source: Engadget Link: Researchers find a more […]

Diesel emissions above legal limits contribute to premature deaths

Diesel emissions above legal limits contribute to premature deaths Diesel vehicles in almost a dozen countries emit 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than lab tests anticipate, according to a new study. The disparity between estimated and actual levels isn't just dumping more pollution in our atmosphere: It's believed… Source: Engadget Link: Diesel emissions above legal […]

Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

Germany legalizes self-driving car tests German automakers won't have to bring their experimental autonomous cars to California for testing anymore. The country has just approved a law allowing companies to test their self-driving cars on its roads, so long as they follow a set of condition… Source: Engadget Link: Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

Tesla's big Autopilot update is now active on newer cars

Tesla's big Autopilot update is now active on newer cars Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot has been months in the making, but it's finally here — no, for real this time. After days of laying dormant, the upgrade is now active for all HW2-era (that is, self-driving capable) Model S and Model X vehicles with Autop… Source: […]

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts We have a plethora of options for getting around in an urban area. Buses, taxis, Uber, monorails, light rail and dirigibles (well, probably not the last one) make travel in big cities easier. But for those looking for a bit more freedom and fun, ther… […]

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving Hacker, entrepreneur, rabble rouser and freeform rapper George Hotz joined us on the Engadget stage at CES to talk about the decision to open source his autonomous-car research and the state of self driving. He also weighed in on California's regulat… Source: Engadget […]

Regulators approve VW plan to fix 70,000 more diesel vehicles

Regulators approve VW plan to fix 70,000 more diesel vehicles Before it can reinvent itself as an EV automaker, Volkswagen still has to clean up the remnants of the ongoing Dieselgate scandal that has cost the company billions in buyback programs, repairs and class action settlements. With so many different mod… Source: Engadget Link: Regulators […]

Rideshare Carpooling Could Completely Eliminate the Need For Taxis in New York City

Rideshare Carpooling Could Completely Eliminate the Need For Taxis in New York City A computer model developed by researchers at MIT shows that just 3,000 Uber and Lyft vehicles, when carpooled, could replace New York Citys entire 14,000-strong taxi fleet. Its a finding that highlights the potential for ridesharing apps to revolutionize transportation in big […]

Former Uber drivers can appeal bans in New York City

Former Uber drivers can appeal bans in New York City If Uber kicks out a driver, that's usually all she wrote. They have to look for new work, even if the final offense was something beyond their control. In New York City, however, it's a different story. A newly instituted appeals process, the resu… Source: […]

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation By Cat DiStasio As the world's urban centers grow, getting around them becomes increasingly difficult. In some cities, traffic is congested all day long and rush hour can last for several hours. Fortunately, there are a number of innovations in publ… Source: Engadget Link: Six futuristic designs […]

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Audi's all-electric vehicle line will be called the 'E-Tron'

Audi's all-electric vehicle line will be called the 'E-Tron' You won't have a tough time remembering the name of Audi's first electric vehicle, not when the automaker says the SUV will simply be called the E-Tron. That's it — no model designation, no numbers, nothing else. The automaker told Autocar that it's… Source: Engadget Link: […]