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RoboSense LiDAR Allows GACHA Self-driving Bus To Work Even In Snow

We just reported on the world’s first full-size self-driving electric bus in Singapore and now, we hear that there’s a new LiDAR technology, one of the key components in self-driving technology, that could function in extreme cold. A tropical country like Singapore, most electronics shouldn’t have any issue, but in a country like Finland with insane freezing temperature? Probably not. This is where Chinese company RoboSense’s cold-resistant, all-weather LiDAR comes in. Continue reading RoboSense LiDAR Allows GACHA Self-driving Bus To Work Even In Snow

World’s First Full-size Self-driving Electric Bus Goes On Trial In Singapore

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore and Volvo Buses, in collaboration with Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA) has launched the world’s full-size autonomous electric bus on March 5, 2019. The 12-meter (40-foot) long, single-deck electric bus is a Volvo 7900 electric bus is outfitted with LiDAR sensors, stereo-vision cameras and navigation controls managed by a comprehensive artificial intelligence (AI) system to create a digital map around it, thus allowing it to navigate autonomously while adhering to traffic rules and avoiding obstacles. Continue reading World’s First Full-size Self-driving Electric Bus Goes On Trial In Singapore

Image: Iconic 1969 ‘Light’ Bus Volkswagen Type 2 Van Rides Again!

What you see here is a replica of the original ‘Light’ bus, a Volkswagen Type 2 van made famous after its appearance at the legendary Woodstock Art and Music Fair 50 years ago. Dr. Bob Hieronimus, the original artist responsible for the creation of the artwork on the iconic van that had graced countless media and news outlets, did the magic again and boy, I must say it has the same magical effects it had in 1969. Seriously, VW bus itself was endearing enough and the psychedelic artwork just make it even more alluring even after 5 decades. Continue reading Image: Iconic 1969 ‘Light’ Bus Volkswagen Type 2 Van Rides Again!

This Is What Happens When A 35-ton Bus Drives Over A 10-ton Rated Bridge

Weight limit warning placed before a bridge is there for a reason. If you don’t understand the possible consequence of not abiding by the limit, here’s a video that will demonstrate it. Fortunately, disaster did not strike. It was still a spine-chilling warning not to mess with the weight limit nonetheless. Also, you will be surprised it happened in the U.S., specifically in Beaver, Arkansas. Continue reading This Is What Happens When A 35-ton Bus Drives Over A 10-ton Rated Bridge

Elon Musk Reveals The Boring Co.’s Plan and Futuristic Urban Loop System

As the dust settles on The Boring Company’s rather prolific product, a flamethrower, Elon Musk lets the world in on the real mission of his latest startup, or should we say, a readjustment of the company’s priorities. Announced via Twitter, the serial tech entrepreneur who has been increasingly obsessed with mass transportation said that The Boring Company will be “prioritizing the construction of a dedicated transport system for cyclists and pedestrians.” Continue reading Elon Musk Reveals The Boring Co.’s Plan and Futuristic Urban Loop System

This Custom 67’ VW Bus Is A Practical Tribute To The Doc Brown’s DeLorean

OK. The 1967 Volkswagen Bus/Vanagon 3-Door Van your see here looks nothing like the Doc Brown’s time-traveling DeLorean from Back to the Future, although it is a tribute to the iconic time-traveling car. Disregarding the obvious dissimilarity, if Doc were to need a time-traveling vehicle that is a lot less claustrophobic and capable of taking more people to join him in breaking the time-space continuum, this will be the one ride. While it may not actually time-travel, nor does it look like a DMC ride, it does bear the appropriate paint job, custom built gullwing style doors, time machine console with the appropriate switches, and “working” Flux Capacitor. Continue reading This Custom 67’ VW Bus Is A Practical Tribute To The Doc Brown’s DeLorean

Cabin Sleeper Bus: Sleep Like A Boss When Getting From LA To SF

The quickest way to shuttle between Los Angeles and San Francisco is hopping onto a plane which will take an hour twenty or so, but that’s not including the jam you will most definitely encounter when trying to get into LAX and lets not forget about the security checks and stuff. You could choose to take a train which will take a whopping 8 hours, or you could drive, which will put the stress on you for nearly six hours. Until Hyperloop realized, those are pretty much your alternatives, or so we thought. As it turns out, there’s an ‘aircraft’ on the road that will take you from LA to SF, stress-free, in a comfort that you can only imagine previously. Continue reading Cabin Sleeper Bus: Sleep Like A Boss When Getting From LA To SF

The Straddling Bus’ Rail Are Being Removed Cos’ It Is Officially Dead

Ok. You probably heard of about the audacious Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), AKA Straddling Bus, and you also probably heard that it was a little scam-my and it was. Well, at least, that was what the several Chinese state medias had called it. Late last year we read that the too impractical, space devouring ginormous bus was rusting away under a ridiculously tall hanger right smack on the road, rendering three lanes of the road unusable by everyday traffic. Obviously, it became more of annoyance then pride and joy for the citizens of Hebei. It was effectively a white elephant and a grim reminder that not all bold endeavors are meant to be. Continue reading The Straddling Bus’ Rail Are Being Removed Cos’ It Is Officially Dead

Sorry To Disappoint Folks, China’s Straddling Bus Ain’t Going To Happen

Remember the ‘revolutionary’ Traffic Elevated Bus (TEB), AKA straddling bus that was supposed to realized in China? After being lambasted as a big fat scam by China’s various state media, it is now most certainly dead. Yes, dead, as in a complete fail. Of course it is. It really shouldn’t surprise anyone at all. The logistics and engineering works required to make this height limiting vehicle (to other traffic, that is) a reality are nothing less than gargantuan. Major changes had to be carried to the existing roads in order accommodate TEB to which the city is probably better off going with light rail transportation or monorail like so many cities in the world did. Continue reading Sorry To Disappoint Folks, China’s Straddling Bus Ain’t Going To Happen

Guy Turned Classic Volkswagen Bus Into A Driveable Cartoon Bus

Caricature of automobiles look pretty cute, aren’t they? With oversized, fat wheels and a plump, short body, these fantasy automobiles look totally cartoonish and they don’t exist in real world, or do they? Well, actually, they do – thanks to Ron Berry’s magic hands. Ron is an avid car customizer with an alternative taste: turning real world cars into cartoon custom creations and his latest work, “Surf Seeker” Custom VW Bus, which is based on a Type 2 VW bus, looks like something straight out of The Road Runner cartoon series. It is not hard to imagine Wile E. Coyote behind the wheel of this sweet custom VW bus, trying to run down our dear Road Runner. Continue reading Guy Turned Classic Volkswagen Bus Into A Driveable Cartoon Bus