Although we’ve covered motorcycles every now and then and we’ve often covered automation, we’ve never thought much about putting the two together until we learned about what is claimed to be the first automated motorcycle wash in the country, the MOTO EXPRESS WASH invented by Mike Harrell of Harrell’s Car Wash Systems. If you have a moment or two, take a look at it in action here. But do they really need to tell the rider that any papers or cell phones might get wet in the deluge?
While there is a burgeoning proliferation of companies that are in the LiDAR space, each with its own take on utilizing laser pulses to create a precise map of its surroundings for purposes of ADAS or full-blown automation, a Seattle-based company has a distinction that certainly sets it apart from its competitors.
Not all that long ago, industrial robots were the stuff of amazement. Now they’re essential in body shops the world over. What’s ahead?
Japan’s SoftBank Vision Fund is investing $2.3 billion in General Motors Co.’s Cruise Automation unit.