Daimler and Bosch create a driverless parking garage

 Daimler and Bosch teamed up to bring autonomous driving tech to one of the more annoying parts of driving – finding and parking a vehicle. Their automated valet system is debuting today at the parking garage for the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, making it easy for vehicles to simple drive up, leave their vehicle, and trust the system to negotiate the multi-story parking… Read More

Elon Musk offers updates on Falcon Heavy, Dragon 2 and Mars mission

 During a talk at the ISS R&D conference on Wednesday, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk provided a number of updates about progress on the Falcon Heavy rocket, crewed Dragon capsule development and his vision for an eventual crewed mission to Mars with the ultimate goal of human colonization of the red planet. Spoiler alert for those looking forward to the Falcon Heavy’s inaugural flight… Read More

Faraday Future answers mounting challenges with high-profile CTO hire

 Faraday Future is an electric car company with a very uncertain future, following news that it would be ending its effort to build an assembly plant for its vehicles in Nevada. The company’s primary backer, China’s LeEco, is in dire financial straits, and the would-be Tesla challenger is facing its own heat as a result. Now, however, the company is revealing a big-name hire… Read More

Sega adds Virtua Tennis Challenge to its free mobile game lineup

 Sega’s making good on its promise to continue adding titles to its Sega Forever library of mobile games – the latest is the Dreamcast classic Virtua Tennis Challenge. The Sega Forever model sees the game maker releasing games from its previous console generations as free-to-play ad supported mobile games, with an optional in-app purchase to get rid of the adds permanently. The… Read More

Oculus Rift and Touch controllers on sale for $399 through summer

 The best current hardware experience for VR is also now one of the most affordable: Oculus Rift and the Oculus Touch Controllers are reduced to just $399 for both for the remainder of the summer, or the next six weeks. The deal brings the Rift and Touch Controllers to price parity with the PlayStation VR, and undercuts significantly the HTC Vive. The pricing isn’t permanent, but… Read More

Take a look at the very first production Tesla Model 3

 It’s here: The first ever production Model 3 has rolled of Tesla’s assembly line, and into the possession of its owner – Elon Musk. The founder and CEO tweeted pictures of the new vehicle, which he only got because the actual first pre-order customer gifted Musk his place in the queue as a birthday present Alongside the pics, Musk tweeted an interesting bit of trivia about… Read More

Tesla will build world’s largest battery storage facility for Australian wind farm

 Tesla will up its game in the renewable energy storage market with the largest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world, to be built for Australia’s Hornsdale Wind Farm, with a completion date of December 1, 2017. The facility will use Tesla’s commercial battery storage Powerpack modules to deliver a capacity of 100 MW/129 MWh, which will store energy generated from the… Read More

SpaceX successfully launches third Falcon 9 in under 2 weeks

 SpaceX launched yet another Falcon 9 successfully today, for a mission from its LC-39A launch facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The launch is the third in under two weeks for SpaceX, since it completed successful missions on both June 23 and June 25. The Intelsat 35e mission today involved launching an orbital communications satellite built by Boeing for SpaceX… Read More

Torc Robotics unveils self-driving system for consumer cars

 Another entrant has joined the field of those offering self-driving tech to consumer car makers — but this one likely has a bit more experience than most. Torc Robotics has been working on autonomous vehicle tech since 2007, and has applied autonomy in a range of commercial, industrial and military applications. Now Torc is setting its sights on the consumer car market. Read More