18 Mar '17, 7am

5 Things You Missed: Intel Inside Self-Driving Cars, Reversing Paralysis, and More

1. Intel Inside Self-Driving Cars Image: Mobileye Intel is buying Mobileye, the Israeli robocar firm, for $15.3 billion. It’s one of the largest robocar acquisitions in a two-year buying frenzy that has swept both the auto industry and the tech companies that want to eat its lunch. Intel has thus bought itself not only a full suite of robocar technology but also wide-ranging contacts in the auto industry. Its newly established self-driving unit also incorporates a 15 percent stake in Here, a mapping company. 2. Tesla Batteries Propel Renewable Energy Project A 33,000-member electric power cooperative on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, is using 272 Powerpack energy storage units—which use a design derived from the Tesla Model S electric vehicle—to make solar power produced during the daytime available to customers well into peak demand periods after sunset. 3. Smartphone Accel...

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