Automotive

Group Forms to Support Proposed Oak Ridge Motorsports Park

A group has formed to support the proposed Oak Ridge Motorsports Park. They are called the Friends of the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park. This group now has an official place to access information, a Facebook page that can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/ORmotorsportspark  
By |January 15th, 2021||0 Comments|

DENSO Awards $100K to RSCC Program

Roane State Community College has been awarded a $100,000 grant from DENSO, a leading mobility supplier. The grant will be used to increase skills training for mechatronics students and recruit minorities for the college’s growing mechatronics program.
By |October 14th, 2020||0 Comments|

UT Report: Driverless Cars will Reshape Tennessee Economy, Everyday Life

Big changes are in store for Tennesseans over the next decade, according to a new report. It finds that the rise of driverless cars and transition to electric vehicles will not only open new opportunities in the state but also transform jobs, companies, and potentially industries—completely reshaping Tennessee’s economy, tax revenue, and everyday life in the process.
By |January 28th, 2020||0 Comments|

Your Car is Watching You. Who Owns the Data?

If you’re driving a late model car or truck, chances are that the vehicle is mostly computers on wheels, collecting and wirelessly transmitting vast quantities of data to the car manufacturer not just on vehicle performance but personal information, too, such as your weight, the restaurants you visit, your music tastes and places you go.A car can generate about 25 gigabytes of data every hour and as much as 4,000 gigabytes a day, according to some estimates. The data trove in the hands of car makers could be worth as much as $750 billion by 2030, the consulting firm McKinsey has estimated. But consumer groups, aftermarket repair shops and privacy advocates say the data belongs to the car’s owners and the information should be subject to data privacy laws.
By |April 9th, 2019||0 Comments|

On the Lighter Side: 10 of the Coolest 3D Printed Cars in 2019

Mostly used as a rapid prototyping tool, 3D printing has been present in the automotive industry for quite some time. Now, whole cars are being 3D printed. Here are 10 of the coolest cars that are 3D printed or contain 3D printed parts.
By |March 26th, 2019||0 Comments|