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Ford’s Latest Patent Previews Driving a Car With Smartphone

Ford’s Latest Patent Previews Driving a Car With Smartphone

Ford has come up with an innovative way to steer an autonomous vehicle with a smartphone, including giving consumers the option of interacting with a virtual steering wheel or simply tilting the device.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-09 15:00 PT

Toyota Continues to Back Hybrids, Believes EV Batteries Are Flawed

Toyota Continues to Back Hybrids, Believes EV Batteries Are Flawed

Toyota not only believes that electric vehicles are hindered by the amount of cobalt that’s available, but also that democratizing hybrids is better for air quality.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-08 14:30 PT

Ford Proposes Driverless Vehicle Signals for Pedestrian Safety

Ford Proposes Driverless Vehicle Signals for Pedestrian Safety

To streamline development and application, the Detroit-based car manufacturer strongly encourages other companies in the automotive industry to support the interface, as it could drastically improve safety for self-driving cars.

Michael Cheng2018-10-08 11:15 PT

Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft to Develop a Cloud Computing Platform

Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft to Develop a Cloud Computing Platform

To tackle data storage requirements of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication Volkswagen has partnered with Microsoft to develop a cloud network

Manish Kharinta2018-10-07 11:30 PT

GM, Honda Strike up Partnership to Develop an Autonomous Car

GM, Honda Strike up Partnership to Develop an Autonomous Car

Under the partnership, Honda will make a $750 million equity investment in General Motors’ Cruise subsidiary and spend an additional $2 billion over the next 12 years to jointly develop self-driving technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-03 16:00 PT

Porsche’s Radical Charging Stations Will Charge an EV in 15 Minutes, Look Sleek

Porsche’s Radical Charging Stations Will Charge an EV in 15 Minutes, Look Sleek

With Porsche set to introduce a couple of electric vehicles in the near future, the German automaker is looking into sleek chargers that can give an EV 250 miles of range in just 15 minutes.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-01 06:00 PT

Ferrari Aims for 60 Percent of Cars to Have Hybrid Powertrains by 2022

Ferrari Aims for 60 Percent of Cars to Have Hybrid Powertrains by 2022

A hybrid crossover model is also in the cards and will be called the “Purosangue,” which the automaker claims will be unlike anything else on the market.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-23 17:00 PT

Audi e-tron Will to Feature a Rearview Mirror With an Integrated Toll Module

Audi e-tron Will to Feature a Rearview Mirror With an Integrated Toll Module

Besides being Audi’s first all-electric SUV, the new 2019 e-tron will be the automaker’s first vehicle to come with vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure from Gentex in the form of an Integrated Toll Module.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-15 12:00 PT

San Francisco Gives Skip, Scoot Permits for EV Scooters

San Francisco Gives Skip, Scoot Permits for EV Scooters

Major players like Bird, Lime, Lyft, and Uber (12 in total) missed out on being able to participate in a 12-month program in the city.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-10 09:00 PT

More Startups Need to Join the Autonomous Car Race, States Fortune

More Startups Need to Join the Autonomous Car Race, States Fortune

Startups will push traditional automakers and technology companies to be better, create more advanced systems, and push themselves to meet tougher timelines.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-17 06:00 PT

IIHS Find Flaws With Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist Systems

IIHS Find Flaws With Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist Systems

In a study done by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the institute found that electronic car safety systems weren’t perfect and had flaws that ranged from cautiously braking to veering onto the shoulder.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-12 10:00 PT

Autonomous Car Startup Scale API Believes Sharing Car Data Will Make Self-Driving Cars Better

Autonomous Car Startup Scale API Believes Sharing Car Data Will Make Self-Driving Cars Better

Scale API, which trains artificial intelligence systems through the examination and categorization of visual data, claims that companies will be able to develop better autonomous vehicles if they share data.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-10 10:15 PT

Digital Cockpits Arriving Before Autonomous Cars, Claims Forbes

Digital Cockpits Arriving Before Autonomous Cars, Claims Forbes

Lars Knoll, the Qt Company’s Chief Maintainer and Chief Technology Officer, believes that self-driving cars are still a few years away, but claims that digital cockpits are right around the corner.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-07 09:15 PT

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Have Covered 8 Million Miles on Public Roads

Waymo’s Autonomous Vehicles Have Covered 8 Million Miles on Public Roads

Waymo continues to mark its place as the technology company to beat, as its self-driving vehicles are driving approximately 25,000 miles per day.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-27 09:00 PT

Transportation Analytics Firm Inrix gives Autonomous Cars a Helping Hand with Rule Book for Cities

Transportation Analytics Firm Inrix gives Autonomous Cars a Helping Hand with Rule Book for Cities

Inrix, a transportation analytics firm, has come out with the AV Road Rules Platform that will help cities lay down necessary rules for self-driving cars to follow when they become available to the public.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-21 10:30 PT

Autonomous Car Startup Zoox Developing Unique Bidirectional Vehicle

Autonomous Car Startup Zoox Developing Unique Bidirectional Vehicle

With a total of $800 million in funding, self-driving car startup Zoox is looking to revolutionize the driverless scene with its bespoke bidirectional car that it’s building from the ground up.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-20 17:00 PT

Penn State Engineers Develop EV Battery Capable of Heating Itself in Winter

Penn State Engineers Develop EV Battery Capable of Heating Itself in Winter

For automakers that are planning to sell electric vehicles in cold climates, this technology could revolutionize the industry.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-07-07 14:30 PT

Hyundai Wants to Build Energy Storage Units with Used Battery Packs

Hyundai Wants to Build Energy Storage Units with Used Battery Packs

Hyundai has teamed with Finnish energy-technology company Wärtsilä to use use “second-life” electric-car batteries for stationary energy storage.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-30 13:00 PT

Ford-Owned Autonomic Partners with RideOS for New Self-Driving Tech

Ford-Owned Autonomic Partners with RideOS for New Self-Driving Tech

Founded by two members of Uber’s Advanced Technology Division, RideOS has raised $9 million in Series A funding and wants to develop software that tells autonomous cars where to go.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-19 08:15 PT

Porsche Introduces Digital Charging Service Before Taycan Launch

Porsche Introduces Digital Charging Service Before Taycan Launch

With new electric vehicles on the horizon, Porsche has introduced an app that helps owners find a charger in their vicinity and pay for it all from one place.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-06-17 15:00 PT

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