In late October, nine teams of college students representing 21 universities from around the world descended on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to compete in the Indy Autonomous Challenge (IAC). The event attracted engineers from as far away as Hawaii and South Korea.
Most of the recent buzz surrounding electric vehicles has focused on cars, trucks and other land-based products. But, there's also a revolution occurring in the air with a new class of all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.
LAS VEGAS—Electric-autonomous-vehicle manufacturer Nuro is investing $40 million in an end-of-line manufacturing facility and a closed-course test track to commercialize and scale production of its third-generation vehicle, the R2.
Autonomous vehicle technology is being adapted for use in everything from container ships to tankers. Engineers are also equipping other types of commercial vessels, including ferries, tugboats and warships, with state-of-the-art navigation systems that can be safely used in harbors and on lakes, rivers and oceans.