Cars and Transportation Articles

Will driverless trucks automate-away too many Jobs ? (via TechCrunch)

Crunch Network recently published a post by Ryan Petersen, saying “No technology will automate away more jobs — or drive more economic efficiency — than the driverless truck.” Another key statement: “Where drivers are restricted by law from driving more than 11 hours per day without

Baidu’s Self-Driving Car Takes On Beijing Traffic

Baidu, China’s leading search company announced it is developing a self-driving car with BMW, MIT Technology Review reported earlier this month. Baidu is working on an automated car designed to cope with the traffic chaos in Beijing. The Chinese company is one of only a few to

What exactly is the Internet of Things? #IoT

One of the best resources on the Internet of Things can be found on The website includes lots of information on the subject: articles, books, websites, media, organisations, events, and IoT Stack and an IoT Toolkit. Check out this excellent infographic below by postscapes and

Sustainability, the Soul of Technology – Keynote (video) by Rudy de Waele

Here’s the video presentation of The Futures Agency partner, Rudy de Waele on “Sustainability, the Soul of Technology”, a presentation done at the Technology Ventures Conference in Cambridge, UK. Below is the Slideshare presentation  of this keynote. Sustainability, the Soul of Technology from Rudy De Waele Sustainability

The WTF Economy

Tim O’Reilly started a new curated series, called the WTF Economy in a shoutout to the online community, questioning the future when more and more work can be done by intelligent machines instead of people: “Over the past few decades, the digital revolution has transformed the world of media,

Self-Driving Cars and Ethical Decisions

Researchers are trying to program self-driving cars to make split-second decisions that raise real ethical questions. Chris Gerdes, a professor at Stanford University, leads a research lab that is experimenting with sophisticated hardware and software for automated driving. But together with Patrick Lin, a professor

TFA Presents #9: The Future of Cars & Transportation

In TFA Presents #9 we hear from Gerd Leonhard, Simon Torrance and Rohit Talwar about how digital transformation is affecting cars and transportation. Watch and leave questions in the comments below! See more from FuturistGerd