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Israel approves controversial cable cars in Jerusalem

The cable car will bring 3,000 people an hour to the Old Town, according to a tweet by Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, who announced the decision at a meeting of the Cabinet. Large infrastructure projects in Jerusalem are often controversial due to the city's controversial status, and the cable car is no exception. Current plans include a crossing to …

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Nio, Mobileye partner on self-driving consumer passenger cars in China

By Tina Bellon <p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "( Reuters) – Chinese electric car startup Nio Inc and Intel Corp's self-driving mobile technology firm Mobileye on Tuesday said they would be developing autonomous vehicles for the consumer market in China and eventually other countries. " …

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These rats drive small cars – for science

If you give a cookie a cookie, she will ask for milk. And if you give a rat a tiny electric car, she'll use it to pick up Froot Loops. You can thank Kelly Lambert, a behavioral neuroscientist at the University of Richmond, for training rats to use custom "rat-powered vehicles" (after all, Amazon does not just let you order …

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Rats love driving tiny cars, even when they do not get treats

Since the dawn of the car age, humans have dreamed of teaching to drive to drive. Well, maybe not, but that happened in a recent study on enriched environments. Getty Images This is the Rat Operated Vehicle. The three horizontal wires across the front are the rat steers. University of Richmond A pair of councils check out the ROV. This …

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MIT Research allows driverless cars to spot obstacles near corners

Seeing Corners A team of MIT researchers claims to have developed technologies that allow driverless cars to see corners, including pedestrians and other vehicles, to avoid a collision. X-ray Specifications How does the system work: Cameras mounted on top of the vehicle scan a certain stretch of road in front of it and analyze it in every frame for the …

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MIT researchers have taught autonomous cars to see corners

Researchers at MIT are helping autonomous cars to keep the promise of safer roads with a new trick that allows driverless vehicles to see around the corner to spot other vehicles or moving dangers that Human drivers would never see coming. There have been several attempts to create cameras capable of seeing corners, including other MIT researchers who unveiled a …

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The researchers taught rats how to drive tiny cars, and there is a video

Traditionally rodents do not drive motor vehicles. It's mostly a human thing. This has not stopped researchers at the University of Richmond from making the world a better place. This week, there were some really great shots of rats driving cars. The news of the newly-authorized rats was first released on Tuesday by New Scientist. The research team set some …

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Watch these lab rats driving tiny cars to get Froot Loops

Laboratory rats have been trained in all sorts of things, from running labyrinths and squeezing levers to playing hide and seek. Now, a handful of rats have learned to drive, and scientists have used Froot loops to encourage the animals in a miniature car in a tiny rectangular arena for a quick trip. What sounds like a stunt is actually …

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Researchers say lab rats prefer driving their own electric cars to driving in autonomous vehicles

25th October 2019 by Steve Hanley Richmond University researchers report that driving an electric car makes lab rats happy. Driving around in autonomous vehicles makes her anxious. The lesson for humanity is clear, right? Drive an electric car and be happy! The research results were published in the journal Behavioral Brain Research (19459012). Rats Prefer Electric Cars (19659006) Photo credit: …

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