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Hero MotoCorp named 'Indian MNC of the Year'
short by Sultan Mirza / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
World's largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero MotoCorp was adjudged the 'Indian MNC of the year' by All India Management Association. Only 6-years since commencing its solo journey, Pawan Munjal-led Hero MotoCorp has emerged as a true Indian MNC. It recently added Argentina to its footprint and is the only Indian two-wheeler company to have a manufacturing facility in Latin America.
short by Sultan Mirza / 09:29 pm on 28 Apr
Uber plans to launch flying taxis by 2020
short by Pragya Swastik / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Ride-hailing startup Uber is planning to launch flying taxis by the year 2020, according to Uber's Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden. Uber will build take-off and landing pads called 'vertiports' and charging stations for the electrically powered flying taxis. To be first launched in Texas and Dubai, the flying taxis will cut a two-hour road travel time to 15 minutes.
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:13 pm on 26 Apr
Elon Musk paid over ₹3,800 crore income tax in 2016
short by Vani Vivek / on 22 Apr 2017,Saturday
Automaker Tesla has disclosed its billionaire CEO Elon Musk paid at least $593 million (₹3,800 crore) in income tax last year. The payment included taxes on the $1.34 billion (₹8,600 crore) that Musk gained from stock options which were set to expire at the end of 2016. He paid the tax by selling some shares he got from the options.
short by Vani Vivek / 05:55 pm on 22 Apr
First electric vertical takeoff jet finishes test flight
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Apr 2017,Friday
German startup Lilium Aviation on Thursday successfully completed the first test flight of the world's first electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet. The startup claims the two-seater jet can remain airborne for more than 300 km with a maximum cruising speed of 300 kmph. The jet has 36 electric engines mounted to its wings via 12 moveable flaps.
short by Pragya Swastik / 11:42 am on 21 Apr
Google Co-founder backed startup unveils electric aircraft
short by Pragya Swastik / on 25 Apr 2017,Tuesday
A startup backed by Google Co-founder Larry Page, Kitty Hawk on Monday showed its all-electric aircraft for the first time. The aircraft has an open-air design and pontoons to facilitate its water landing. The single-rider aircraft, aiming for launch by this year's end, has eight rotors and the startup says anybody riding the aircraft would not require a pilot's license.
short by Pragya Swastik / 09:32 am on 25 Apr
Tallest rideable motorcycle measures over 16 feet high
short by Sanira Mediratta / on 17 Apr 2017,Monday
The tallest rideable motorcycle measures 16 feet 8.78 inches high from the ground to the top of the handlebars, according to the Guinness World Records. It was constructed by Italy's Fabio Reggiani, and the motorcycle was ridden for 100 metres at a course at Montecchio Emilia, Italy, in March 2012.
short by Sanira Mediratta / 07:59 pm on 17 Apr
Shut Harley-Davidson shops selling cow leather belts: Ajaz
short by Rini Sinha / on 16 Apr 2017,Sunday
Actor Ajaz Khan, in a Facebook video, has challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and 'Gau Rakshaks' to shut Harley-Davidson shops instead of killing innocent people. Ajaz claimed that Harley-Davidson belts are made from cow leather. He added, "I've seen many injured cows on road, get them treated, you only claim to be cow-protectors."
short by Rini Sinha / 01:40 pm on 16 Apr
Skrillex tweets video of getting handcuffed to Elon Musk
short by Vani Vivek / on 22 Apr 2017,Saturday
American DJ Skrillex has tweeted a video of himself getting handcuffed by the police to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Skrillex claims he was pulled over for playing music too loudly in his Tesla car but was handcuffed as he didn't have his ID. "@elonmusk ur system in the tesla model x is just too [fire]," he said in another tweet.
short by Vani Vivek / 03:31 pm on 22 Apr
Japanese company develops air-free tyres for bicycles
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Apr 2017,Friday
Japanese tyre making company Bridgestone has developed air-free tyres for cycles that put an end to pumping air to the tyres quite often and flat tyre issues. Rather than the tube of inflated air, these tyres use spokes stretching along the inner sides of tyres to maintain the weight. The spokes of these tyres are made with special thermoplastic resins.
short by Pragya Swastik / 12:09 pm on 21 Apr
Apple's self-driving test car spotted for the first time
short by Pragya Swastik / on 28 Apr 2017,Friday
World's most valuable company Apple's self-driving test car was recently spotted for the first time in the Silicon Valley. The car, a Lexus RX450h SUV, was fitted with standard third-party sensors and hardware, two radar units and a number of cameras. Earlier this month, the California Department of Motor gave Apple clearance to carry out trials with three vehicles.
short by Pragya Swastik / 04:37 pm on 28 Apr
Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a device for self-driving cars
short by Vani Vivek / on 22 Apr 2017,Saturday
Google spinoff Waymo has accused Uber of hiding a device built for developing self-driving cars. The accusations are part of Waymo's lawsuit against Uber which accuses an ex-Google employee of stealing confidential documents and using them at Uber. Waymo claims that Uber only disclosed one device in court, while hiding the one that may have been built using Google's technology.
short by Vani Vivek / 07:09 pm on 22 Apr
Plan to build 4-seater hydrogen-powered flying car unveiled
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Metro Skyway, a subsidiary of Israeli company Urban Aeronautics, has unveiled a plan to build a four-seater hydrogen-powered flying car called 'CityHawk' by 2022. The flying car will initially run on jet fuel, but will eventually transition to liquid hydrogen. The flying car will be designed to take-off and land vertically.
short by Pragya Swastik / 01:24 pm on 19 Apr
Apple receives permit to start testing self-driving cars
short by Vani Vivek / on 15 Apr 2017,Saturday
Technology major Apple has received a permit to test self-driving cars in California. The permit covers three Lexus vehicles, which are of the same model as the cars being used by Google for its self-driving tests. Apple is reportedly working on autonomous driving technology and not a full-fledged car of its own.
short by Vani Vivek / 07:19 pm on 15 Apr
Billionaire aims to make plane to fly around globe in 5 days
short by Vani Vivek / on 26 Apr 2017,Wednesday
Russian billionaire Viktor Vekselberg has announced plans to build a glider plane with the capability of flying around the globe in five days. Vekselberg said the aerial vehicle, which will be ready in two years, will rise to an altitude of 16 km for the non-stop flight around the world. The vehicle is expected to operate on solar batteries.
short by Vani Vivek / 08:11 pm on 26 Apr
Cruise ship to feature the world's first racetrack at sea
short by Vani Vivek / on 25 Apr 2017,Tuesday
A cruise ship called Norwegian Joy, which will launch in China this year, claims to have the world's first racetrack at sea. The two-level track has been built in partnership with Ferrari at the top deck and will have room for 10 electric go-karts at a time. The Norwegian Joy can accommodate up to 3,850 passengers.
short by Vani Vivek / 05:32 pm on 25 Apr
Startup opens pre-orders for flying car at ₹8.4 crore
short by Vani Vivek / on 21 Apr 2017,Friday
Slovakian startup AeroMobil has started accepting pre-orders for its flying cars starting from ₹8.4 crore, which will be delivered by 2020. The hybrid car has wings that fold away for driving on roads and swing out for flying. AeroMobil claims the vehicle will have a top speed of about 160 kmph on land and 360 kmph during flight.
short by Vani Vivek / 03:34 pm on 21 Apr
Uber's top executive working on self-driving cars quits
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Apr 2017,Tuesday
Ride-hailing startup Uber's top executive Sherif Marakby, working on the venture's self-driving cars, has quit a year after joining Uber. Marakby, who spent 25 years at Ford before Uber, is one among many other top-level executives who recently quit Uber's self-driving car operations. His exit comes amid Uber facing a lawsuit alleging it stole Google spinoff Waymo's self-driving car technology.
short by Pragya Swastik / 10:42 am on 18 Apr
Users sue Tesla over Autopilot acting like a 'drunk driver'
short by Vani Vivek / on 20 Apr 2017,Thursday
Tesla car owners have sued the Elon Musk-led company for selling vehicles with a semi-autonomous driving system that behaves "as if a drunk driver is at the wheel." The lawsuit called the owners "beta testers of half-baked software that renders Tesla vehicles dangerous if engaged." However, Tesla claims the lawsuit gives an inaccurate and "sensationalistic" view of its Autopilot technology.
short by Vani Vivek / 02:11 pm on 20 Apr
Carmaker mulls renaming brand to avoid being linked to Trump
short by Vani Vivek / on 23 Apr 2017,Sunday
Chinese automaker GAC Motor has said it may rename its 'Trumpchi' brand before entering the US market to avoid association with US President Donald Trump. "We saw people were laughing at this... we realised it might not be very positive promotion for the brand," said a GAC executive. Trumpchi was meant to sound like the brand's Chinese name 'Chuanqi.'
short by Vani Vivek / 06:20 pm on 23 Apr
Passengers claim Tesla car trapped them inside after crash
short by Vani Vivek / on 25 Apr 2017,Tuesday
A Tesla Model X owner in China has claimed that the back doors of the car jammed and trapped the passengers inside after a crash, forcing them to crawl out the front door. The owner has demanded a payout of ₹7.5 crore from the automaker. However, Tesla denied compensation claiming that "lives of the owner and passengers were not threatened."
short by Vani Vivek / 08:35 pm on 25 Apr
Tesla drops lawsuit against ex-Autopilot head for ₹65 lakh
short by Vani Vivek / on 20 Apr 2017,Thursday
Elon Musk-led automaker Tesla has dropped a lawsuit against its former Autopilot head Sterling Anderson and the startup he founded with a former Google executive for a settlement of about ₹65 lakh. Tesla had accused Anderson of stealing confidential information and destroying evidence, as well as poaching a number of Tesla employees to his new startup.
short by Vani Vivek / 01:12 pm on 20 Apr
Tesla recalls 53,000 cars over electronic parking brake flaw
short by Pragya Swastik / on 21 Apr 2017,Friday
Elon Musk-led electric vehicle startup Tesla is recalling 53,000 of its Model X and Model S cars built between February and October 2016 over a manufacturing flaw. Tesla says the flaw prevents the electronic parking brake from being switched off. While no accident linked to the flaw has been reported, the recall has been made to ensure the customers' safety.
short by Pragya Swastik / 01:46 pm on 21 Apr
US man sues govt over fine for criticising traffic lights
short by Vani Vivek / on 27 Apr 2017,Thursday
An American man has sued Oregon state after he was fined ₹32,000 for criticising mathematical formulas used by the state's traffic lights without having the required engineering licence. The man had claimed that the green-yellow-red progression was too short for lights with a left or right turn. The lawsuit claims that the fine violates the man's freedom of speech.
short by Vani Vivek / 08:29 pm on 27 Apr
GM fires 2,700 workers via text message in Venezuela
short by Vani Vivek / on 25 Apr 2017,Tuesday
Automaker General Motors' Venezuelan arm has fired almost 2,700 plant workers through a text message informing them that they are no longer employed by the company. The workers said they received severance pay in their bank accounts and their corporate email accounts had been deactivated. This comes after a court ordered the seizure of the company's plant in Venezuela.
short by Vani Vivek / 07:55 pm on 25 Apr
Sphere-wheeled scooter that can travel in any direction made
short by Vani Vivek / on 16 Apr 2017,Sunday
German electrical engineer Olaf Winkler has created a self-balancing scooter with a ball-shaped wheel that can move and turn in any direction. The 'Über-ball' or 'Üo' scooter is powered by three motors with a top speed of about 12 kmph. The scooter uses 3D printed parts and is operated through a joystick at the end of its handle.
short by Vani Vivek / 07:20 pm on 16 Apr
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