Future Sony Smartphone Cameras Could Be Powered By Ai

Future Sony Smartphone Cameras Could Be Powered By AI

It used to be that back in the day, cameras on our smartphones were just that, cameras. You wanted to take a photo? You just point it at the thing you want to snap, press the button, and you're good to go. For the most part that's how all smartphone cameras still operate today, however we are starting to see more companies turn to the use of AI to make it better.

This is something that Sony seems to be interested in, according to a post on the Sony Mobile blog in which Sony talks a bit about the cameras on the Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra which was first unveiled earlier this year during CES 2018 where one of its key features was its dual selfie cameras on the front.

'trouble-free Day! No Joke': Honda-powered Toro Rosso F1 Car Debuts

'Trouble-free day! No joke': Honda-powered Toro Rosso F1 car debuts

LONDON — Honda's Formula One partnership with the Toro Rosso team got off to a positive start on Wednesday with a seemingly smooth track debut of their new car on a limited mileage filming day in Italy. "Trouble-free day!! No joke," commented French driver Pierre Gasly on Twitter. New Zealander Brendon Hartley, who was at the wheel of the TR13 car at the wet Misano circuit, reported on Instagram that "the new girl ran super smooth."

Finally got to put my racing onesie and slippers back on today ☺️ We had our filming day at a very wet Misano in our new TR13. The new girl ran super smooth. A pic was leaked so here Is a sneak peak before the official launch on Monday. @tororosso @hondaracingf1 @giltrapgroup

A post shared by Brendon Hartley (@brendon_hartley) on Feb 21, 2018 at 10:33am PST

Honda is starting over with the Red Bull-owned team this season after three seasons of failure with former champions McLaren left the Japanese engine manufacturer's reputation in tatters. A behind-the-scenes documentary, "Grand Prix Driver," released on Amazon recently shone a spotlight on the tension between McLaren and Honda that eventually led to the relationship tearing apart. It also revealed how the troubles had started before the launch of the car and were fully exposed once testing in Barcelona started when the car broke down repeatedly due to engine failures.

Why settle for a leaked photo, when you can have an original

Toro Rosso's New Honda-powered Str13 Would Look Cool In Chrome

Toro Rosso's New Honda-Powered STR13 Would Look Cool In Chrome

The participating teams will start unveiling their new F1 cars for 2018 in the coming weeks and months. But before they do, we have at least one more independent design to show you.

What we have here is a proposal for the forthcoming Toro Rosso STR13, done up by livery designer Sean Bull – complete with halo cockpit protection device, and all decked out in chrome (with some matte black detailing thrown in for contrast).

Honda Robots, Vehicles Powered By New Mobile Power Packs

Honda robots, vehicles powered by new Mobile Power Packs

Awhile back, Honda announced it would display a number of helpful robots alongside a new swappable, portable electric power system at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Now, the automaker has loosed its robotic fleet and introduced its Mobile Power Pack, along with vehicles it can power.

The Honda Mobile Power Pack is a swappable battery capable of storing 1 kWh or more, than can be used to power anything from electronic devices to vehicles. In addition, Exchangers can be set up in public places to allow for battery swapping and charging, meanwhile helping to stabilize the grid it's connected to. As examples of uses for the portable energy system, Honda showed its PCX Electric, a scooter powered by the mobile power pack, and the 4W-Vehicle concept, based on the Honda Pioneer 500 side-by-side ATV.

Sharp Releases Movable Solar-powered Charging Stand

Sharp Releases Movable Solar-powered Charging Stand

Sharp Corp released a movable solar-powered charging stand that uses the company's "Blacksolar" high-efficiency solar panel and can charge smartphones, mobile phones, etc Dec 6, 2017.

The charging stand can charge devices at the time of disaster and can be easily set up at sightseeing spots, event sites, commercial facilities and so forth. The manufacturer's suggested retail price of the stand is ¥980,000 (approx US$8,673, excluding tax). It is made to order, and Sharp aims to sell 1,000 units per year.

Nissan Intelligent Mobility To Be Highlighted At Ces 2018

Nissan Intelligent Mobility – Nissan's approach to changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated with society  – to be highlighted at CES 2018

Nissan will have a booth at CES 2018 and host a variety of activities and media opportunities that will highlight Nissan Intelligent Mobility, Nissan's approach to changing how cars are powered, driven and integrated with society – with the goal of providing vehicles to move people to a better world.

Nissan's booth is #5431, North Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Is Mazda Secretly Working On A Rotary-powered Sports Car?

Is Mazda Secretly Working On A Rotary-Powered Sports Car?

Mazda remains intrinsically linked to the rotary engine which, according to senior executives within the company, might just make a (long awaited) comeback.

Of course, we’ve heard this all before. In fact, Mazda officials have, in the past 18 months, suggested lots of times that the rotary could return. However, the automaker has failed to commit to a new rotary-powered sports car.

Buy It! This Mitsubishi Lancer Is Powered By A Turbo Amg Engine

Buy It! This Mitsubishi Lancer Is Powered by a Turbo AMG Engine

Mitsubishi was pretty hot on the rally circuit in the 1970s and a lot of what it learned in the dirt was translated into its road cars.

The Lancer GSR 1600 of 1974 was a repeat winner in the most grueling rally in the world at the time: the Safari Rally of Kenya, earning it the nickname King of Cars. This lowly 1982-1988 (the ad says 1979) Lancer started life as an already-sporty 1800 GSR, which would have pushed out 135 hp from its 1.8-liter turbo engine, but obviously, the owner wasn’t happy with that, so what was their solution?

Refrigerating Container Powered By Sunlight, Snow, Ice

Refrigerating Container Powered by Sunlight, Snow, Ice

Goshima Reinetsu Co Ltd developed a refrigerating container that can store fresh food, etc without an external power source by using a solar power generation system and a snow/ice storage room.

Goshima Reinetsu plans to release the container, "Solar Snow Ice Container," in fiscal 2018 for distribution companies, etc.

Toyota To Start Drayage Testing With Hydrogen-powered Semi Truck

Toyota to start drayage testing with hydrogen-powered semi truck

Toyota said Thursday it plans to begin testing of its zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell-powered semi truck around ports in Los Angeles and Long Beach. The Project Portal proof-of-concept rig will haul goods from select terminals at the two busy ports to nearby rail yards and warehouses for distribution starting Oct. 23, with an estimated daily distance of around 200 miles, the truck's driving range. The company in April announced it was experimenting with the fuel cell trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to test its technology and benefit the port's Clean Air Action Plan. The truck uses two Mirai fuel cell stacks and a 12-kWh battery to generate more than 670 horsepower and 1,325 pound-feet of torque. You can watch a video here that shows how that configuration helps the truck move fro a dead stop compared to a traditional diesel-powered version. The truck's gross combined weight capacity is 80,000 pounds. Toyota says the class 8 truck has completed more than 4,000 successful development miles, while pulling drayage rated cargo weight and emitting nothing but water vapor. The new testing route patterns are designed to test the drayage duty-cycle capabilities of the fuel cell system and capture real-world performance data, with the routes eventually growing longer in distance. Heavy duty trucks, which are major sources of diesel exhaust emissions, are a hot area of alternative-powertrain development. Elon Musk has been teasing a new, if oft-delayed, all-electric version of a Tesla rig, while electric trucks are also under development by Cummins and Mercedes-Benz. Nikola Motor Co. is developing a hydrogen-powered rig that it boasts has a 1,200-mile range. A year ago, Brian Williams of Toyota's product sales and engagement team told AutoblogGreen that the company sees plenty of uses for the technology: "Fuel cells could potentially give you the range you want, the power output you want, but they can be put into buses. They can be put into semis. You can put those in cargo and package vans. You can put those in buses. [Hydrogen power] is definitely something that we see as meeting the needs of longer range, quicker refueling, lower footprint of emissions. The benefit of it is that it can go in other vehicles." Toyota has also developed its own fuel cell transit bus that uses the fuel cell system originally developed for the Mirai. It says it plans to deploy more than 100 fuel-cell buses in the Tokyo area ahead of that city's 2020 Olympic games. The company has long been keen on hydrogen as a power source for vehicles, including plug-in electrics.

Towards A Hydrogen Society : Toyota France Supports Energy Observer, The World's First Hydrogen-powered Boat

Towards a hydrogen society : Toyota France supports Energy Observer, the world's first hydrogen-powered boatLast month, the first around the world hydrogen-powered boat, Energy Observer set off on a world tour. Its goal is to be the first ship capable of producing its hydrogen “live” during stopovers and navigation. It will act as a floating smart grid system, absorbing solar, wind and wave energy. It draws its power directly from the nature, without harming it.

This experimental science vessel will travel around the world during 6 years, navigating through 50 countries and stopping in 101 ports of call.Toyota France provided the crew with 8 vehicles to be used during each layover in the cities: 6 from the Toyota hybrid range and 2 Mirai.