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Volkswagen unveils fully-electric SUV for China market

Technology
Volkswagen is planning to release a fully-electric SUV in China which could compete with Tesla's Model X. The German automaker said Sunday the ID. ROOMZZ will be unveiled at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show and will be available in 2021. Volkswagen says the zero-emission vehicle can go approximately 450 kilometers (280 miles) before the battery has to be recharged. The concept car includes a fully-automatic driving mode which allows seats to be rotated 25 degrees to create a lounge-like atmosphere. The announcement comes one month after Volkswagen's former CEO Martin Winterkorn was charged by U.S. regulators with defrauding investors during its massive diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen has said it will boost electric vehicle production to 22 million over the next decade. It made fewer t...
IAI unveils improved anti-jamming GPS

IAI unveils improved anti-jamming GPS

Business
March 6 (UPI) -- Israel Aerospace Industries has unveiled an upgrade to its satellite operational navigation systems, which it says repels attempts at jamming. While most navigation, communication and electronic warfare systems rely on continuous availability of multiple satellites for navigation, the majority of worldwide avionics systems are vulnerable to localized, low-power jamming emitters. "In the Army, we have recognized that PNT [Positioning Navigation Timing] is a critical enabler of our warfighting capability, and that GPS is the predominant materiel solution that we rely upon," the U.S. Army said in a 2015 statement. IAI said its ADA-O development features an advanced architecture and can defeat jamming efforts. The system can be installed on armored vehicles, communications ca...
Boeing unveils fighter jet-sized drone designed for Australia

Boeing unveils fighter jet-sized drone designed for Australia

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Feb. 28 (UPI) -- During the Australian International Airshow, Boeing unveiled its newest unmanned drone, the Boeing Airpower Teaming System. The system was viewed Wednesday by Australian Defense Minister Christopher Pyne at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, 25 miles north of Melbourne. The first flight is planned for 2020, according to Boeing in a news release. The Loyal Wingman project had been secretive but the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported the drone is designed to carry bombs, in addition to carrying out electronic warfare and reconnaissance missions. The company said the system, roughly the size of a traditional jet fighter, is the company's largest investment in an unmanned aircraft program outside the United States. It was developed in collaboration with the Roy...
Elon Musk unveils prototype high-speed LA transport tunnel

Elon Musk unveils prototype high-speed LA transport tunnel

Technology
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has unveiled a prototype underground tunnel in Los Angeles which is designed to transport cars at high speed around the city.The tunnel is only a mile (1.6km) long at the moment but the goal is a network to ease chronic traffic congestion.Modified electric cars would be lowered into the tunnel and travel at speeds up to 150mph (240km/h), Mr Musk says.The tunnel has been built by Mr Musk's Boring Company, which boasts state-of-the-art engineering techniques.Mr Musk, best known as the head of Tesla electric cars and the commercial SpaceX programme, arrived at the launch on Tuesday in a Tesla car modified to work on the "loop" system.He was cheered by a small crowd as he emerged from the car at one end of the ...