Good point, ChriSharek. We didn't include the three Fords for the same reason that we didn't include the 2014 Volt -- we've written about these vehicles on several previous occasions. In this slideshow, we tried to focus (pardon the pun) on brand new vehicles that haven't hit the road yet and/or haven't been written about by DN previously.
Detroit Electric... made in Holland. What does that tell you about the state of affairs in Detroit when even car companies with the city's name in their title don't produce cars there? US manufacturing is doomed.
Cap'n, there are some cool sports cars in the slide show. I wonder how fast the McLaren could go if not electronically limited. The Detroit Electric reminds me of the Ford GT Mk IV. Now that seems like a sweet ride.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.