Airbus Plans to Make Autonomous, Flying Cars a Reality by 2017

Project Vahana UPDATE: The project is moving along but we aren’t getting updates here at Ochen. Here is best place to read Project Vahana News We live in a time where Level 5 autonomous cars are close to becoming a reality, and more than one company is working towards bringing humans to Mars. Consider all […]

Elon Musk plans to start digging tunnels to beat traffic

Musk raised eyebrows in mid-December when he announced plans via Twitter to buy a tunnel boring machine and “just start digging.” He promised to call the effort The Boring Company. “Traffic is driving me nuts,” he tweeted. Since then it’s been unclear whether Musk was momentarily frustrated with Los Angeles traffic, or would actually follow […]

Las Vegas is testing autonomous shuttles

Public self-driving vehicle tests are becoming more and more commonplace, and the latest to launch in the US just hit the roads in Las Vegas. French driverless electric vehicle manufacture Navya just announced that its autonomous electric shuttle is now taking passengers through Las Vegas’ Fremont East entertainment district from today through January 20th. Navya and […]

Smart transport modelling essential to Dubai’s future liveability

As a key part of its awe-inspiring vision to be a world leading smart and sustainable city, Dubai is developing a seamless and efficient transport network. But with population growth set to increase 400% and only a small proportion of the country’s land currently developed, creating a forecasting tool that accounts for such dramatic change […]

We can’t tell if Elon Musk is joking about his next ‘boring’ company

I believe that these tweets, from the CEO of two major companies, speak for themselves: Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging… — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2016 It shall be called “The Boring Company” — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 17, 2016 Boring, it’s […]

Sweden is paying people to fix their belongings instead of throwing them away

To combat its”throwaway consumer culture’, Sweden has announced tax breaks on repairs to clothes, bicycles, fridges and washing machines. On bikes and clothes, VAT has been reduced from 25% to 12% and on white goods consumers can claim back income tax due on the person doing the work. The incentives are intended to reduce the […]