Apple’s [AR]T Walk Showcases the Potential of a New Medium

Featuring work from eight artists, the augmented reality project places pieces in their stores and beyond

Augmented reality (AR), the less enveloping sibling of virtual reality, infuses the real world with imaginative additions. Often viewed through wearable lenses or through the screen of a smartphone, AR pits fantastical scenes alongside actual passersby and preexisting structures. This technological art form has become the medium of choice for Apple‘s newest experiential initiative, [AR]T Walk (curated by the New Museum‘s Lisa Phillips and Massimiliano …

NYC’s First Self-Driving Shuttle Service Optimus Ride Commences

This week NYC’s first-ever autonomous vehicle shuttle service began operation in Brooklyn. Known as Optimus Ride, the organization features a half-dozen, six-passenger electric vehicles. Running on a continuous loop, the shuttles trek 1.1 miles from the Brooklyn Navy Yard to the New York City Ferry dock on the East River. They aim to service 500 passengers per day from the compound which houses 400 companies and …

Audi’s Skateboard-like e-tron Electric Scooter

With a range of 12.5 miles and a max speed of 12.5mph, Audi’s concept electric scooter, the e-tron, rides like a skateboard—with users controlling the 26-pound vehicle by shifting their weight. That said, a handlebar grants one-handed use and also solves a problem with scooters: user inability to deliver hand signals. It will be priced at €2,000 upon release in 2020 and comes with several …