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Hyundai Smart Air Purification Monitors And Purifies Car Air Quality

We care about air quality in our home, but not so much for the air in the car even though we really should. Now, some automakers have air purification built into the car and for those that doesn’t, concern car owners would introduce external air purifier. Hyundai, however, thinks it can do better. The South Korean automaker has developed an Intelligent ‘Smart Air Purification system’ that monitors interior air quality and automatically filter air based on the air quality. Continue reading Hyundai Smart Air Purification Monitors And Purifies Car Air Quality

First, It Was Just Head Shots And Now The Entire Body Is Not Real Either

Just when we thought artificial intelligence-generated head shots are creepy, a Japanese AI development company, DataGrid, took it to the next level by generating the entire body, complete with movements. Yeah, this is not KFC hunk. These are fake people with the entire body that move like real people too. According to a video posted by DataGrid on YouTube, they have successfully generated high-resolution (1,024 x 1,024 pixels) images of whole body of non-existence people using Generative Adversarial Networks (GAN), a similar technology used by NVIDIA. Continue reading First, It Was Just Head Shots And Now The Entire Body Is Not Real Either

BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

How aircraft takes off, flies and land hasn’t change a lot since its invention. They uses a combination of ailerons, elevators and rudders (otherwise known as control surfaces) to do so. Even rotary wing aircraft uses the same principle, except that in helicopters, it is maneuvered by manipulating the main and tail rotors via cyclic and collective inputs. However, this principle of modern flight may not be the only way how aircraft of tomorrow flies. Continue reading BAE Systems MAGMA UAV Maneuvers By Puffing Air Instead Of Using Flaps

New SKYCORP Hydrogen-powered Drone Can Flies For 2 Hours Straight

The biggest woe relating to drone technology is not quite the range, but the battery life which in turns affect the flight time. With most of today’s drones, the most you get is 30 minutes, tops. And that’s only with high-grade, so-called prosumer drones. Most common drone averages at around 20 minutes. But SKYCORP e-Drone Zero is not your common drone; it has a flight time that will make any “prosumer” drone feels a lot underwhelmed. Continue reading New SKYCORP Hydrogen-powered Drone Can Flies For 2 Hours Straight

Blimp-type UAV Sucks In Air To Propel Itself Forward

Today’s drones, regardless of their applications, are not quite groundbreaking as long as they are limited by battery life (and therefore, range) and if they are still propelled by rotors. It is like a person, dressed up in different costumes or people doing different jobs. Basically, they change in form, but not in substance. The Phoenix UAV you see here, however, is very different. Continue reading Blimp-type UAV Sucks In Air To Propel Itself Forward

Ford Made A Shopping Trolley That Self-brakes To Prevent Collision

Clearly, in an effort to promote its pre-collision assist technology, Ford has developed a prototype, wait for this… shopping trolley. But not just any supermarket trolley (or shopping cart, if you will), mind you. It is one that’s capable of self-braking if it detects an imminent collision. Under normal circumstances, supermarket trolley don’t collide into each other. Continue reading Ford Made A Shopping Trolley That Self-brakes To Prevent Collision

In Future, You Could Use A Smartphone To “Tune” Your Kia Electric Vehicle

One of the many ways a car be tuned is via the electronic control unit (or ECU). ECU is the brain, the computer of the car, where engine timing, the amount of fuel injected and whatnot can be tweaked. To do that, you need a specialist equipment or a laptop with the correct software, and a cable to plug into the ECU. That’s now. In near future, if Hyundai Motor Group have its way, you could be using a smartphone to do the same for an electric vehicle. Continue reading In Future, You Could Use A Smartphone To “Tune” Your Kia Electric Vehicle

Teslasuit Is The Real-life Ready One Player Haptic Full-body Suit

This is Teslasuit. While it may share the same name and looks as high-tech as the electric car maker, it is not related to Tesla Motors. Teslasuit is a company that is committed to develop haptic feedback suit that will provide a fully immersive environment for gaming, for use in motion capture, climate control et cetera. It lets the wearer touch and feel the digital environments over the entire body, be touched and become the natural full-body controller at the same time. Continue reading Teslasuit Is The Real-life Ready One Player Haptic Full-body Suit

With Aireon System, Air Traffic Controllers Will Know Where Planes Are Anywhere In The World

If you don’t already know, all passenger airliners in the air are tracked and until now, air traffic controllers rely solely ground-based surveillance to do so. But being ground-based, it is obviously not going to cover every inch of the airspace. In fact, we learned that ground-based radars only covers 30 percent of the globe. This means airliners will be out of reach of the ground tracking technology more often than you think. To cover the void, airliners are mandated to send update of the aircraft’s position every 10-14 minutes when they are not covered by ground radars. Continue reading With Aireon System, Air Traffic Controllers Will Know Where Planes Are Anywhere In The World

Tokyo’s Taxis Change Vehicle Color To Indicate The Taxi’s Status

Imagine this: you wanted to hail a cab. You raise your hand to whichever taxi that’s coming your way in hope it is vacant. Sometimes, you try your best to squint your eyes to see the tiny sign on or inside the taxi if is vacant. It really is a hit-and-miss adventure. Well, not if you are in Tokyo, Japan. Taxi company Kamereon Jidosha K.K. has eliminated the guesswork and answers the question of if the cab is occupied or vacant at a glance and even from afar. Continue reading Tokyo’s Taxis Change Vehicle Color To Indicate The Taxi’s Status