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Electric Vehicle Economics – Would an EV be a good option for you?

Electric Vehicles (EVs) are fast becoming popular commute vehicles in places like the silicon valley. Attractive leasing options, availability of charging options at home, commercial charge stations, and at some company parking lots are encouraging many people to switch to EVs. Are they yet an economically viable option for an average commuter? Read this article to . . . → Read More: Electric Vehicle Economics – Would an EV be a good option for you?

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Google’s Self-Driving Car Test

The self-driving car now has . . . → Read More: Google’s Self-Driving Car Test

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Google Car That Drives Itself

I had posted these “futuristic” thoughts a while ago. But looking at this NY Times article about  Google cars that drive themselves, it appears that the future is here.

The article talks about a car project at Google, and Google’s experiments on real roads:

The car is a project of Google, which has been working in secret . . . → Read More: Google Car That Drives Itself

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Review: Black and Decker – Electromate® 400 AC/DC Portable Power Station/Jump-Starter/Compressor

Electromate-400 is a power-pack, jump-starter and air compressor, all rolled into one – a very handy device to carry in your car on road trips. . . . → Read More: Review: Black and Decker – Electromate® 400 AC/DC Portable Power Station/Jump-Starter/Compressor

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Thinking In GPM Can Overcome MPG Illusion

“How many miles can I drive on a gallon of gasoline?”

“How many gallons of gasoline do I need to travel 10,000 miles?”

Is there anything fundamentally different in these two questions?

Consider the following examples:

Let’s say you drive 10,000 miles in a year on an average. If you have a car that gives you 10 miles-per-gallon (MPG), then . . . → Read More: Thinking In GPM Can Overcome MPG Illusion

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Where Do You Want To Go Today?

That was Microsoft’s famous slogan some years ago, but very soon that may be the question your car asks you, as soon as you get in and buckle up.

“Innovation comes ‘Standard’” claims Microsoft in a recent press release about its new Auto 4.0 platform that was announced at the CeBit and Embedded World conferences, during the . . . → Read More: Where Do You Want To Go Today?

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Mindstorms NXT – Meet The Robots

These are some of the robots that you can build with the NXT kit.

The Humanoid – Alpha Rex

Alpha Rex is very sophisticated. He can walk, talk, hear, see and feel! You can visit Alpha Rex’s Home to learn all about him.

The Animal (Scorpion) – Spike
Spike is like a real scorpion. He can crawl on six legs, . . . → Read More: Mindstorms NXT – Meet The Robots

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Car That Drives Itself – A Six Hats Perspective

While writing posts for the article The Car That Drives Itself, I have been wondering about all possible reactions to a topic like this. Then I realized that this is a great example to illustrate the idea of Edward de Bono’s Six Hats.

If you had six people wearing the six different hats sitting in a room . . . → Read More: Car That Drives Itself – A Six Hats Perspective

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Article: The Car That Drives Itself

This post is an article that lists the collection of posts on this topic written so far in this blog.

Catch Up On Your Sleep While Driving
Cars On Autopilot
How Would You Put Your Car On Autopilot?
A Six Hats Perspective
More . . . → Read More: Article: The Car That Drives Itself

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How Would You Put Your Car On Auto-Pilot?

This is a continuation from the post Cars On Auto-Pilot.

Here is one possible way:

Set destination information on GPS.
Start driving to the nearest auto-pilot enabled freeway.
Autopilot enabled freeway has multiple lanes. The rightmost lane, from where you enter or exit is Lane 0.
Lane 0 – Manual control when you enter, but cars will not go faster than . . . → Read More: How Would You Put Your Car On Auto-Pilot?

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