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Continental’s cockpit vision

To address the need for better in-car display of both road information and entertainment in future autonomous and connected vehicles, Continental has showcased its vision of the cockpit of the future ...


Meet Sayer, the steering wheel of the future

Jaguar Land Rover will reveal its intelligent and connected steering wheel of the future, Sayer, during the inaugural Tech Fest at Central St Martins art, design and technology college in London, ...



Hyperloop sets a new speed record

The latest test runs at the Hyperloop test track in Nevada have seen its own speed record beaten twice. A team of students from the Technical University of Munich managed to get their pod to reach ...


Soft robot climbs walls using vacuum

Scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have created the first functional robot powered entirely by vacuum. Made up of soft building blocks, it moves by having ...


Royal Navy unveils radical future submarine concepts

The Royal Navy has unveiled a series of futuristic submarine concepts that mimic real marine lifeforms. The concepts aim to inspire the future of underwater combat technology. The concepts feature a ...


Teaching robots the rules of pedestrian conduct

Just as drivers observe the rules of the road, most pedestrians follow certain social codes when navigating a hallway or a crowded thoroughfare. Engineers at MIT have designed an autonomous robot ...





Engineering Materials Live returns at Duxford

After the success of the inaugural Engineering Materials Live Exhibition, co-located with FAST Exhibition, at the National Motorcycle Museum in May, the event is back again at the Imperial War ...




Shaping the future of magnesium car parts

Magnesium is 75% lighter than steel, 33% lighter than aluminium and is the fourth most common element on earth behind iron, silicon and oxygen. But despite this, manufacturers have been hindered in ...




Energy-saving tuneable magnet for CERN

UK engineers have developed an energy-saving magnet for the next generation of particle accelerator that will not only save on energy costs but also offers savings in the scale of such instruments.






DeLorean Aerospace is working on a flying car

DeLorean cars became a staple of pop culture thanks to the DMC-12 having a starring role as the time machine in the Back to the Future trilogy. At the end of the first film the eccentric inventor Doc ...



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Better than a hologram

In the original Star Wars film, R2D2 projects an image of Princess Leia in distress. ...


Ocado’s cobots

Ocado Technology has unveiled the first prototype of its ARMAR-6 humanoid ...