Lucas Mearian

Senior Writer

Lucas Mearian covers consumer data storage, consumerization of IT, mobile device management, renewable energy, telematics/car tech and entertainment tech for Computerworld.

Energy storage will increase 40-fold in developing countries

DOT designates 10 new U.S. proving grounds for self-driving cars

DOT designates 10 new U.S. proving grounds for self-driving cars

The Department of Transportation has designated 10 proving ground pilot sites to encourage testing and information sharing about automated vehicle technologies, including optimal big data usage.

Hydrogen refueling stations for cars to reach 5,000 by 2032

Hydrogen refueling stations for cars to reach 5,000 by 2032

Hydrogen refueling stations are about to take off as Audi and Mercedes-Benz prepare to launch fuel cell vehicles on the heels of rollouts of hydrogen-powered vehicles by Toyota, Honda and Hyundai, according to a report.

Data shows Tesla vehicle crashes dropped 40% with Autopilot

Data shows Tesla vehicle crashes dropped 40% with Autopilot

After ending an investigation into a fatal crash involving a Tesla sedan with its semi-autonomous Autopilot engaged, the Department of Transportation also determined that the technology reduces crashes.

Here's how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up

Here's how much Tesla will require EV owners to pay to charge up

Tesla has announced the prices vehicle owners will have to pay to use its Supercharger stations. A trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco will now cost about $15 under its plan. But, early adopters will still be able to juice up for...

NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

NRAM set to spark a 'holy war' among memory technologies

Nano-RAM, which is based on carbon nanotubes, is now being produced in seven fabrication plants in various parts of the world and is expected to challenge traditional memory and flash for dominance.

IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange

IBM Watson, FDA to explore blockchain for secure patient data exchange

IBM's Watson Health division and the FDA are teaming up to explore using blockchain technology for secure, efficient and scalable exchange of health data, which could lead to enormous advances in research.

MIT creates 3D printed graphene that’s lighter than air, 10X stronger than steel

MIT creates 3D printed graphene that’s lighter than air, 10X stronger than steel

Researchers have discovered a way to 3D print structures using graphene, one of the strongest materials there is. The result is a strong, lightweight material for airplanes, cars and buildings.

Dell’s Latitude 7285 to be world’s first wireless charging 2-in-1

Dell’s Latitude 7285 to be world’s first wireless charging 2-in-1

Dell announced at CES that it’s working with WiTricity to create what it calls the world’s first wireless charging 2-in-1 laptop: the Latitude 7285.

SanDisk’s new thumb drive can transfer a 4K movie in under 15 seconds

SanDisk’s new thumb drive can transfer a 4K movie in under 15 seconds

SanDisk today announced its fastest USB thumb drive, which approaches internal SSD drive speeds with up to 420MBps data transfer rates.

Uber economy could kill off taxis and help fight global warming

Uber economy could kill off taxis and help fight global warming

Using a new computer algorithm, MIT researchers showed that self-driving vehicles being tested by services such as Uber and Lift could nearly eliminate the need for most of New York City’s taxi fleet, reducing pollution and increasing...

BMW, Intel and Mobileye to unleash 40 self-driving cars on U.S. roads

BMW, Intel and Mobileye to unleash 40 self-driving cars on U.S. roads

BMW is working with Intel and computer vision company Mobileye to place 40 autonomous test cars on public roads in the second half of 2017.

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