The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently released data indicating self-driving cars may not be as close to mainstream deployment as hoped.
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.
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.
2018-02-02Vineeth Joel Patel
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.
2018-01-28Vineeth Joel Patel
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.
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.
2018-01-06Vineeth Joel Patel
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.
2018-01-05Vineeth Joel Patel
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.
Toyota Motor Corporation announced yesterday its renewed plans to introduce electric and hybrid vehicles in the next decade.
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.
2017-12-09Vineeth Joel Patel
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.
2017-11-19Vineeth Joel Patel
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.
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.
On Monday, Ford Motor Co surprised the industry by announcing that the all-new F-150 Lightning electric pickup will be revealed on May 19 at a global live-streamed event from the company’s global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. The Lightning will be the first battery-powered F-150 pickup, and its potential is huge, not just for electric vehicles, but for the highly profitable truck and SUV segment that so far electrification has not touched.
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.
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.
EV charging safety starts with purchasing the right charger.
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?
2017-02-13Stacey Randecker Bartlett
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.
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.