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BMW, Intel and Mobileye team up to bring self-driving cars by 2021

BMW, Intel and Mobileye have teamed up for the development of self-driving car technology that will be used for BMW's iNext autonomous electric vehicle. Photo: Intel Newsroom

BMW, Intel, and Mobileye are joining forces to produce self-driving cars which will possibly hit the streets by 2021  BMW AG, Intel Corp. and Mobileye NV are working to develop self-driving vehicles as future mobility concepts become a reality, the companies announced in Munich on Friday. The three leaders from the automotive, technology and computer vision and machine learning industries are ... Read More »

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany to introduce driverless trains by 2023

Germany is set to begin introducing driverless trains within the next 5 years. The Chairman of Deutsche Bahn, Rudiger Grube, reportedly told German newspapers that by 2021, 2022 or 2023 the company would be equipped with infrastructure that would facilitate autonomous trains. The first pilot project for the self-driving trains has already begun in a test field built in the ... Read More »

China donates 500 vehicles, including 80 ambulances, to Pakistan

China donates 500 vehicles, including 80 ambulances, to Pakistan

China supports Pakistanis people and government by free assistance of vehicles and office equipment to support Pakistan and strengthen the capacity building of institutions ISLAMABAD – The Chinese government donated 505 modern vehicles, including 425 pickups and 80 ambulances, to Pakistan. The free assistance also includes office equipment. The handover ceremony was held in Islamabad and attended by Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan ... Read More »

Pakistan-French joint expedition leaves for Gasherbrum-II

Pak French

Pakistan is heaven for foreign climbers who are eager to scale down different mountains including Nanga Parbat and K-2. An eight-member French and Pakistan joint expedition has left for Gilgit-Baltistan on Friday to scale down Gasherbrum-II also known as K4. Gasherbrum-II is the 13th highest mountain in the world at 8,035 metres. The team comprises of two French and six ... Read More »

World’s longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

World's longest rail tunnel opens in Switzerland

The new Gotthard Base Tunnel in Switzerland is the world’s longest train tunnel running at 57 km long under the Alps. It took 17 years to build and replaces Japan’s 53.9km Seikan tunnel The world’s longest and deepest rail tunnel, Gotthard Base Tunnel, opened in Switzerland on Wednesday, nearly seven decades after it was first proposed and 17 years after construction ... Read More »

Korean Air catches fire at Tokyo Airport, passengers evacuated

Korean Air catches fire at Tokyo Airport, passengers evacuated

Korean Air evacuated passengers and crew from an aircraft preparing to take off from Japan’s Haneda Airport in Tokyo after smoke came from its left engine. There were 302 passengers and 17 crew members on board. All passengers and crew members disembarked and there were 18 people with injuries, a spokesman for Japan’s transport ministry told. The extent of the injuries isn’t ... Read More »

Dubai fast moving towards a self-driving future

Dubai fast moving towards a self-driving future

Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat. Dubai has adopted a smart self-driving transport strategy by which, 25 percent of all the vehicles by 2030. Sheikh Mohammad said, ‘By 2030, 25 percent of all transportation trips in Dubai will be smart and driverless. The strategy is projected ... Read More »

Top 10 Travel Apps for 2016

Travel Apps

Whether you’re travelling abroad or just visiting new towns in your country, there are a lot of free apps to help you get the most from your next trip. Check out this list of amazing travel app By Salma Khalid Khan Traveling to new places can be both fun and exciting but it can also be frustrating at times. But ... Read More »

Tesla unveils affordable Model 3 electric car

Tesla 3

The Tesla Model 3 has finally been released at the Tesla design studio in Hawthorne, Calif. The new entry level model was confirmed to start at $35,000 and promises a range of at least 215 miles. Perhaps even as much as $55,000 or $60,000 due to customers adding more features like a bigger battery pack with greater range. Tesla CEO ... Read More »

European tourism industry hit hard by Brussels terror attacks

European tourism industry hit hard by Brussels terror attacks. Photo: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Brussels terror attack has altered perceptions of the continent’s safety. The impact of the Brussels terror onslaught was immediate. Within days, occupancy rates at some hotels in the city plunged to just 25%, according to preliminary estimates from STR, a company that tracks hotel industry data. The rate had been 82% the night before the bombings. Other European cities felt ... Read More »

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