Audi and Ericsson announce 5G automotive partnership

Audi and Ericsson have announced a partnership to use 5G technology for automotive production in 'smart factories'. At the Audi headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, the two companies agreed on a range of activities exploring the potential of 5G as a future-proof communication technology that can meet the high demands of automotive production. The two companies…

Top 10 annoying passenger behaviours. Backseat driving is biggest wind up for drivers

A survey of 1,011 British motorists carried out by car leasing company, Vantage-leasing.com, has revealed the top 10 most infuriating passenger behaviours with back seat driving topping the list. An overwhelming proportion (88%) of drivers voted passengers giving out unsolicited unwelcome driving advice as more annoying than anything else. More than three quarters (76%) of UK…

Human-like skin for aircraft under development

A so-called "smart skin" – made up of tens of thousands of tiny sensors – could be fitted to future aircraft so that they can "feel" changes in speed, temperature, physical strain and movement. The system, which is being developed by BAE System's Advanced Technology Centre in Essex, will also allow the exterior of aircraft…

Russia deploys killer death robots

Russia has started using autonomous sentry robots to guard missile bases - that can identify enemies and make the decision to fire without a human being saying so. Yikes. Don't worry, this robot pictured only exists in Robocop. At least for the time being. As if we didn't have enough to…

NASA ready to send latest Rover to Mars

Despite having their budget cut to the bare bones NASA is still determined to go where no man has gone before, or in this case send a rover where no rover has gone before. November 25th will see NASA…