Washington Auto Show

  • Electric sidewalk delivery robot from Starship Technologies at 2017 Washington DC Auto Show

    What would you do if a small, knee-high box on wheels with a flag topping its tall antenna whirred toward you electrically on a sidewalk at 4 miles per hour? It turns out three-quarters of the pedestrians in several cities who've seen one didn't stop or even stare as it avoided them and continued on its way. That box is an electric sidewalk delivery robot, and the British company Starship Technologies now has 75 to 80 of them testing in 59 cities in 16 countries, including the U.S. DON'T MISS: Tesla's autonomous-car efforts use big data no other carmaker has A demonstration of the robot...

  • BMW TwinPower Turbo engine
    BMW Brings Smaller, More Efficient ‘TwinPower' Turbo Fours To U.S.

    Automakers all over the world are adapting their engine strategies to the need for higher fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions. From mass-market to high-end luxury, engines are getting smaller and more efficient, using direct injection and turbocharging to wring higher power from lower...

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