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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Turn your beloved classic car into an EV — just bring-your-own-body

Turn your beloved classic car into an EV — just bring-your-own-body

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Here at SHIFT, we think electric cars are great — obviously. But we’ve got a particular soft spot for classic cars that have been converted to have electric drivetrains. Sadly, it’s complicated to bring a beloved vintage motor into the 21st century with batteries and electric motors. Though EV conversion specialist Zero Labs is looking…
Recap: Who’s responsible if a self-driving car has an accident?

Recap: Who’s responsible if a self-driving car has an accident?

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With self-driving cars gaining traction in today’s automobile landscape, the issue of legal liability in the case of an accident has become more relevant. Research in human-vehicle interaction has shown time and again that even systems designed to automate driving — like adaptive cruise control, which maintains the vehicle at a certain speed and distance…
Being an entrepreneur is stressful — here’s how I unwind

Being an entrepreneur is stressful — here’s how I unwind

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Boris is the wise ol’ CEO of TNW who writes a weekly column on everything about being an entrepreneur in tech — from managing stress to embracing awkwardness. You can get his musings straight to your inbox by signing up for his newsletter! No matter what job you have or what life you lead, there…
UK supermarkets roll-out further robo-delivery trials

UK supermarkets roll-out further robo-delivery trials

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This article was originally published by Sarah Wray on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. UK supermarket Co-op has expanded its use of…
Ingenious Canadian invention turns boring bicycles into snow conquering ebikes

Ingenious Canadian invention turns boring bicycles into snow conquering ebikes

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Here on SHIFT, we’ve covered conversion kits that turn your regular bike into an ebike to help you power up hills. But what about when it starts to snow? Well, there are conversion kits for that too. Envo Drive, a Canadian company that specializes in making electric propulsion kits for bikes and kayaks, is taking…
Astongate: Aston Martin exec behind ‘PR firm’ peddling bogus anti-EV study

Astongate: Aston Martin exec behind ‘PR firm’ peddling bogus anti-EV study

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Strap yourselves in folks, because we’ve got a wild one for you. It’s perhaps the wildest story since General Motors decided it would be a good idea to acquire hydrogen truck startup Nikola — the deal has since fallen through, though — so this is bigger. Reports are surfacing that British sports car maker and…
Boston’s Mayor has big plans for EVs in the city

Boston’s Mayor has big plans for EVs in the city

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This article was originally published by Christopher Carey on Cities Today, the leading news platform on urban mobility and innovation, reaching an international audience of city leaders. For the latest updates follow Cities Today on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube, or sign up for Cities Today News. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has announced a Zero-Emission Vehicle…
Lucid has the most beautiful car configurator I’ve ever seen

Lucid has the most beautiful car configurator I’ve ever seen

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Buying a car can be quite an exciting affair. The test drives, looking through swatches to pick a paint scheme, browsing pictures of wheels, picking optional add-ons, and oh, that new car smell. We live in a 21st century world, and an increasing number of cars are being bought online. Sadly, the experience of buying…
Volvo thinks gaming tech can help make self-driving cars safer

Volvo thinks gaming tech can help make self-driving cars safer

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Building self-driving cars is no easy matter. Underneath, self-driving cars are dedicated and specialist artificial intelligence systems, which need to be taught how to drive. They can be taught in the real world, or in the virtual world using simulations. Companies like Tesla, Waymo, and Nuro use real-world testing to expose their AI systems to…
The EU’s fastest growing EV market is — surprise! — Latvia!

The EU’s fastest growing EV market is — surprise! — Latvia!

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According to Latvian national news agency, LETA, the Baltic nation has logged the fastest growing rise in electric car sales among EU member states. Across the first three quarters of this year, Latvians have bought and registered 328% more electric vehicles than they did across the same period in 2019. LETA reports that this is…

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