Stories by Lucas Mearian

Renewable energy will overtake natural gas by 2027

Wind and solar will account for almost two-thirds of the 8.6 trillion watts of new power capacity added worldwide over the next 25 years -- and the popularity of electric vehicles will boost electricity demand by 8% in 2040.

Written by Lucas Mearian15 June 16 05:46

Here's how A.I. is about to make your car really smart

Artificial intelligence systems in vehicle-infotainment systems and advanced driver-assistance systems will become standard in new vehicles over the next five years, according to a new IHS report.

Written by Lucas Mearian14 June 16 21:21

Brits can now insure their self-driving cars

A U.K.-based insurance company announced the first personal driverless car insurance policy that helps answer that most basic of questions: who's responsible in an accident -- the car or the owner?

Written by Lucas Mearian10 June 16 01:29

Securing your car from cyberattacks is becoming a big business

New cars have between 50 million and 100 million lines of computer code -- and for every 1,000 lines there are 10 to 15 bugs that are potential vulnerabilities for hackers. So the industry is ramping up to defend against cyberattacks.

Written by Lucas Mearian09 June 16 20:01

Tesla says Model X accident caused by driver error, not Autopilot

After the owner of a Tesla Model X SUV said the vehicle drove itself into a shopping plaza wall while his wife was at the wheel, Tesla said that data analyzed from the vehicle shows it was driver error and not any kind of self-driving technology.

Written by Lucas Mearian07 June 16 12:55

Cause of blaze at solar power plant under investigation

The cause of a fire that shut down part of the world’s largest solar power plant on Friday is still under investigation, as plant operator NRG Energy looks for the reason its mirrors became misaligned and set pipes on fire.

Written by Lucas Mearian24 May 16 07:51

Mirrors start fire at world's largest solar plant

Firefighters were forced to climb 300 feet up a tower at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California to reach a water boiler damaged after mirrors focusing the sun’s rays on it set it on fire.

Written by Lucas Mearian21 May 16 06:41

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