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Timber construction takes off with stunning Zurich airport terminal

The building will be primarily constructed from sustainably sourced timber and will feature an attractive interior design that’s focused on maximizing natural light and making it easy to get around.

Self-driving tractors could be widespread on California farms by next year

It’s a technology that appears to be out ahead of the vaunted self-driving passenger car.

The Economic Potential of the Great American Rail-Trail

The completion of a cross-country bike trail in old railroad corridors could add nearly a quarter-billion dollars a year to local economies.

Amazon to start deliveries by drone in California this year

Customers in Lockeford, Calif. will be the first to receive the option of having Amazon orders delivered to their homes by drone.

Novel 3D batteries for EVs can be charged more than 98% in under 10 minutes

3D Silicon Lithium-ion battery designer and manufacturer Enovix announced that it had demonstrated the ability of its 0.27 Ah Electric Vehicle (EV) test cells to charge from 0-80 percent state-of-charge in just 5.2 minutes and achieved a greater than 98 percent charge capacity in under 10 minutes.

In-road inductive charging tests demonstrate unlimited EV range

The world’s fifth-largest automaker has built and tested a charge-as-you-drive system – a loop of road in Italy with wireless EV charging coils embedded under the surface, so that electric cars can charge as they drive and unlock unlimited range.

Robotic Parking Gains in the U.S.

The vast majority of parking garages are of the “old fashioned” drive-in, park-it-yourself, drive-out variety. But robotic parking systems are gaining a foothold.

Designing for Humans in the Livable Self-Driving City

Autonomous vehicles provide an opportunity to reconsider the way we’ve built our cities.

Goodbye range anxiety! YouTuber shows the battery breakthrough that lets electric vehicles charge in mere minutes

This innovation, when it hits the market, is bound to make the cars even more popular, combining the good cause of reducing one’s carbon footprint with the efficiency of quick charging.

Lightyear 0 production solar car could run for months without charging

Dutch company Lightyear has unveiled what it claims is the world’s first production-ready solar car. The Lightyear 0 is a family sedan with 5 sq m (53.8 sq ft) of solar panels built in, capable of generating up to 70 km (44 miles) of charge-free driving a day.

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