Best of CH 2020: Cars + Tech

Advancements in the automotive and technology industries that engaged and entertained us this year

This year was marked by record-breaking reliance on technology and newfound appreciations for cars and the freedom they provide. We drove to escape, to assist others and even for entertainment. We used technology to order what we needed for months of life at home, turned to energetic online offerings for connection and tinkered with the tech we had at home simply to pass the time. …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Spectacular space images, a flying car, tech advances in healthcare and more in our look around the web

Klein Vision’s Flying AirCar Takes Off Slovakian aviation company Klein Vision’s AirCar V5 gracefully transforms from a car into an aircraft that actually flies. New video footage highlights the vehicle’s maiden voyage, wherein the AirCar races along an airport track before pausing to deploy its wings and tails. Upon reaching 200 kilometers per hour, the AirCar lifts off and rises to 1,500 meters above the …

MIT’s AI Detects Asymptomatic COVID-19 Coughs Through Sound

“There’s, in fact, sentiment embedded in how you cough,” Brian Subirana, a research scientist at MIT, tells designboom. This knowledge informs a new AI that Subirana’s lab is currently developing for use in COVID-19 detection. Using information gleaned from forced-cough recordings, the AI “distinguishes asymptomatic people from healthy ones.” While the nuances in sound cannot be identified by human ears, the AI can detect asymptomatic …