Nissan To Test Self-Driving Leaf In London Next Month

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 17, 2017 1:35 PM

Nissan will begin testing its next-gen Leaf, which will have self-driving technology, next month in London.

ENISA Publishes Report on Best Security Practices for Connected Cars

Michael ChengJan 17, 2017 6:10 AM

It is important to consider that car-to-car and autonomous vessels are not covered in the document. The reason for this omission is because the technologies have not reached a standard level of maturity that allows them to be used by everyday consumers.

Cortana Comes to Cars

Timothy Healey Jan 16, 2017 1:10 PM

Cortana is coming to Nissan and Renault vehicles.

Sea Bubble to Trial Autonomous Flying Taxi Systems in Paris by June 2017

Michael ChengJan 16, 2017 6:18 AM

Unlike out-of-this-world concepts that never make it to mainstream markets for everyday use or consumption, the SeaBubble could be making an appearance very soon. The company announced it will launch pilot programs on the River Seine in Paris by June 2017.

Detroit-Based Startup Rivian Purchases Old Mitsubishi Plant In Illinois

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 15, 2017 12:10 PM

Electric-vehicle startup Rivian Automotive has purchased Mitsubishi’s old factory where it will begin manufacturing electric cars by 2019.

Bosch’s Haptic Pedal Can Help Drivers Save At The Pumps

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 14, 2017 2:05 PM

Bosch is developing a gas pedal with haptic feedback that is capable of reducing the amount of gasoline drivers use by seven percent.

Self-driving cars may phase out parking lot spaces in the future

ClaireJan 14, 2017 11:50 AM

Parking lots have taken up a large portion of our urban space. Imagine in a future world, every vehicle could drive itself and take a passenger to a destination, then self-park in a parking lot or take another family member to school, grocery shopping or hospital—will we still need large amounts of parking spaces when this lifestyle comes to fruition?

Samsung Reveals Battery Cell To Take On Tesla And Panasonic

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 14, 2017 8:35 AM

Samsung hopes to take on Tesla and Panasonic with a ‘2170’ battery cell, which it unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI.

BMW unveils a futuristic concept car sculpture at CES 2017

ClaireJan 13, 2017 2:30 PM

What will a future car look like in five years? BMW gave us an answer at CES 2017, with a concept car sculpture called “BMW i Inside Future” - its avant-garde artistic look and multifunctional design will definitely leave you with a deep impression.

Denso Looks To University Of Michigan To Open A R&D Lab

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 13, 2017 11:05 AM

Denso, one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world, announced plans to open a research and development lab at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, MI.

Microsoft launches new cloud platform for connected cars

ClaireJan 13, 2017 8:45 AM

Tech veteran Microsoft recently unveiled its Azure-based connected car platform at CES 2017, to encourage automakers to make use of it and enhance their own connected vehicles. This marks another tech giant to enter the crowded automotive industry.

UK Report: Traffic to Decrease by 40% Thanks to Self-driving Cars, But There’s a Catch

Michael ChengJan 13, 2017 6:25 AM

Using such networks through V2V and V2I protocols could decrease traveling times by a whopping 30.7 percent. For motorways and A-roads during peak, rush hours, the reduction is not as significant at 4.1 percent.

Weight reduction in cars has reached a tipping point

ClaireJan 12, 2017 3:12 PM

A recent study by the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, Michigan surveyed nine major automakers with 44 different models of cars in 2015. The report concluded that if carmakers would like to reduce 15 percent of a vehicle's weight, they must resort to plastic materials, especially carbon fiber.

Electric Mopeds Are Coming: Munro Motor Launches Battery-Powered Bikes

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 12, 2017 11:55 AM

Chinese manufacturer Munro Motor is looking to put the Munro 2.0, a battery-powered moped, onto the market for approximately $1,700.

How Will Kids Use Driverless Cars?

Michael ChengJan 12, 2017 6:12 AM

Sending your children to school in an autonomous vehicle would be exponentially safer, compared to letting them navigate around the city on foot. All you would have to do is set the car to go to school and strap your kid in the seat.

Faraday Future claimed 64,000 reservations after its FF91 debut

ClaireJan 11, 2017 1:19 PM

Just two days after Faraday Future debuted its long-awaited electric vehicle FF91 at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, the company posted on Twitter that it has secured 64,124 reservations in less than 36 hours.

Ex-Apple Employees Built a Revolutionary Backup System for All Cars

Michael ChengJan 11, 2017 6:53 AM

The Pearl RearVision only does one thing: helps people backup without hitting undetectable obstacles or objects. However, the device does it mind-blowingly well (the unit also comes with a hefty price tag of $499), using two HD cameras and a supplementary attachment that can be inserted in the vehicle’s ODB-II port.

Google Waymo’s new LiDAR is 90 percent cheaper

ClaireJan 10, 2017 12:12 PM

In last Sunday’s North American International Show at Detroit, Google Waymo announced that the LiDAR sensor on their autonomous vehicle is 90 percent more cost effective, which is a technological breakthrough and could facilitate mass-production for millions of customers under a much more reasonable price.

Ford Targets Autonomous Driving for 2021

Timothy Healey Jan 10, 2017 6:55 AM

Ford is stepping up its autonomous-car game.

Panasonic Collaborates with CDOT to Pilot Vehicle Communication Protocols on I-70

Michael ChengJan 10, 2017 6:33 AM   

Panasonic, a leading electronics manufacturing company based in Japan, is the latest business to launch a driverless car program. In collaboration with Colorado’s Department of Transportation (CDOT), the duo will test new communication processes for next-generation vehicles.

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