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Is Autonomous Vehicle Development Slowing Down?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently released data indicating self-driving cars may not be as close to mainstream deployment as hoped.

Mia BevacquaFeb 11, 2018 8:05 AM PT

SPECIAL FEATURE: 5G Will Revolutionize Cars and the Networks That Support Them

All of the smart cars on the market today have the same Achilles heel — the cars are limited by existing network performance and rely solely on sensors and cameras for maneuvering and navigation. Safe, reliable automated driving will require an unfailing, robust and omnipresent wireless network that has extensive coverage, high data transfer speeds, and low latency.

Peter ElsFeb 08, 2018 10:00 AM PT

Tesla Reports a $675 Million Q4 Loss While CEO Elon Musk Remains Optimistic

Elon Musk is riding high from yesterday’s successful SpaceX launch of a Tesla Roadster into space. However, shares of Tesla Motors are not faring as well as expected. Today the company reported a loss of $675 million in Q4 2017, its biggest loss ever.

Eric WalzFeb 07, 2018 5:28 PM PT

Uber Boss States That Autonomous Cars Are at Least 10 Years Away

Uber's CEO recently stated that autonomous vehicles won't be on the road for at least another 10 years, which mimics what other tech company owners have been saying.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 02, 2018 10:30 AM PT

General Motors Faces Similar Issues in China, U.S. With EVs

While China is dictating what automakers do in the future, automakers moving towards selling electrified vehicles in the country are facing similar issues elsewhere as in the United States.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 28, 2018 9:00 AM PT

Ford Announces the Company Will Invest $11 Billion in Electric Vehicles by 2022

Ford CEO Jim Hackett has had a busy week. After appearing at CES last week in Las Vegas, Hackett has returned to Detroit, joining Ford Chairman, Bill Ford in announcing that the Ford Motor Co. will be investing $11 billion in electric vehicles (EVs) by the year 2022.

Eric WalzJan 16, 2018 9:30 AM PT

Here’s Why Arizona Continues to be a Hub for Autonomous Cars

With Arizona’s relaxed regulations for autonomous vehicles and warm weather, the state will continue to be prime real estate for automakers and tech companies looking to test driverless cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 06, 2018 10:30 AM PT

Autonomous Vehicles Will Require Cities to Change Their Transportation Methods

With self-driving cars set to take the boredom and hassle out of getting around, transportation methods will take a backseat to traveling around in driverless vehicles, making it the perfect time for cities to change how transportation is handled.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 05, 2018 9:00 AM PT

Toyota Plans to Sell 5 Million Electric & Hybrid Vehicles Per Year by 2030

Toyota Motor Corporation announced yesterday its renewed plans to introduce electric and hybrid vehicles in the next decade.

Eric WalzDec 19, 2017 4:08 PM PT

Global Architecture Firm HOK Wants to Redesign Cities for Driverless Cars

In the US, HOK is responsible for building the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, which is also the first LEED Platinum certified stadium in the country.

Michael ChengDec 10, 2017 10:30 AM PT

Highway Chargers Are Holding EVs Back From Becoming Mainstream

Electric vehicles are being held back by one thing when it comes to being accepted and having sales increase and it all boils down to the lack of super chargers along highways in North America.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 09, 2017 9:30 AM PT

‘Human-Driven Vehicles Are on Their Way Out:’ Former Vice Chairman of GM

Automotive industry veteran Bob Lutz, recently wrote an editorial for Automotive News where he made some bold claims on the future of human-operated cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 19, 2017 4:00 PM PT

Qualcomm White Paper Outlines Economic Impact of 5G in the Automotive Industry

Compared to 4G, 5G offers ultra-low latency (up to five times lower), increased network coverage and blazing download speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Qualcomm doesn’t have to convince automakers that 5G will pave the way for driverless cars.

Michael ChengMay 12, 2017 6:05 AM PT

SAE Tests Nissan’s Variable Compression Engine – Does it Live Up to the Hype?

The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) recently test drove a 2019 Infiniti QX50 with a variable compression (VC) engine. Correspondents weigh in on whether the technology is as good as promised.

Mia BevacquaJun 03, 2018 11:30 AM PT

Silicon Defines the Development of Advanced Vehicle Technologies

More so than any other material, silicon is the driving force behind the rapid progression of autonomous and connected vehicles. Chipmaker Renesas has come up with new strategies that optimize the use of modern semiconductors.

Mia BevacquaMay 26, 2018 9:00 AM PT

How to Select a Safe EV Charging Station

EV charging safety starts with purchasing the right charger.

Mia BevacquaDec 17, 2017 10:10 AM PT

What's Causing Oil-Rich Countries to Embrace Electric Vehicles?

Oil filled countries such as United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudia Arabia have the reputation of their V12s and V8 super-cars roaming their streets. Unlike the United States and other parts of the world, gas prices in GCC countries are so low that saving fuel is never an issue they face. In that case, if gas prices are not an issue and oil and gas is what these countries economy heavily rely on, why would these countries support Electric Vehicles?

LameesMay 01, 2017 12:35 PM PT

Building a Better Battery

Renewably powered electric vehicles will change the world, but the EV battery is one of the biggest things standing in the way of widespread consumer adoption. The race is on to build a better battery. Here we will explore some of the ways people are working to build a better battery.

Stacey Randecker BartlettFeb 13, 2017 11:00 AM PT

AR Technology: ADAS Systems, Automotive Training and Smart Car Development

In the automotive space, signs of AR technology maturity include deeper applications in ADAS systems and passenger safety features. At the moment, due to the limitations of AR, automakers are only using the technology for entertainment and in controlled environments.

Michael ChengFeb 10, 2017 12:50 PM PT