In this week’s episode of the Engineering Update starring Editor Kasey Panetta (@kcpanetta), Associate Editor Jamie Wisniewski (@JamieECNMag), and WDD’s Editor-in-Chief, Janine E. Mooney (@JMooneyWDD):
SpaceX hosts competition for the best Hyperloop pod design
SpaceX is holding a competition in June 2016 for students and engineering teams to design Hyperloop Pods. Hyperloop is Musk’s concept for a solar-powered, 800 miles per hour tube transportation system that promises a trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco in under 40 minutes.
A New app lets you drive your car with a smartphone
Jaguar Land Rover is testing a new system that allows drivers to remote control their vehicles using a smart phone app. Here’s how it works.The driver gets out of the vehicle and pulls out their smartphone. With the smartphone in hand and the app running, they can control steering, brakes, throttle and the transmission.
NASA’s new deep space CubeSats
In 2016, NASA will launch its next mission to Mars and flying with it will be the first deep space CubeSats to hit the skies. Though the small modular spacecraft featuring off the shelf parts have been the talk of the industry for a while, they’ve mostly been relegated to missions that are a little closer to home.
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