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The Future of Autonomous Cars: Can it Live in Harmony With Cyclists?

The Future of Autonomous Cars: Can it Live in Harmony With Cyclists?

Can the driverless vehicle become intelligent enough to detect cyclists? What are some of the problems researchers are facing right now?

ClaireFeb 08, 2017 8:45 AM PT

This Car Charger is More Intelligent Than Some Cars on the Road Today

This Car Charger is More Intelligent Than Some Cars on the Road Today

This article weighs in on the features of the smart charger. By the end of this post, you’ll know if this unit is worth the extra $$$.

Michael ChengFeb 08, 2017 7:10 AM PT

Ford Launches Omnicraft To Fix Competitors’ Cars

Ford Launches Omnicraft To Fix Competitors’ Cars

Ford Motor Co. launched a new parts brand, Omnicraft, which will allow the automaker’s dealerships to service and provide parts for cars that are manufactured by other car manufacturers.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 07, 2017 2:55 PM PT

Faraday Future Downsizes New Factory Plans, Reduces EV Lineup

Faraday Future Downsizes New Factory Plans, Reduces EV Lineup

Concerns surrounding the factory surfaced after individuals noticed that construction has not started on the 703-acre plot of land.

Michael ChengFeb 07, 2017 6:01 AM PT

Volkswagen To Update Existing Factories To Manufacture EVs

Volkswagen To Update Existing Factories To Manufacture EVs

German automaker Volkswagen has announced plans to update its existing factories to accommodate for its new Modular Electric Drive kit (MEB) platform that will underpin the majority of its vehicles in the future.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 06, 2017 4:15 PM PT

Ford Uses NYC Hub to Show it’s Not Just a Car Brand

Ford Uses NYC Hub to Show it’s Not Just a Car Brand

Ford has a new NYC-based showcase, with plans for at least one more.

Timothy Healey Feb 06, 2017 1:05 PM PT

Shell to Start Installing EV Charging Hubs at Fuel Stations

Shell to Start Installing EV Charging Hubs at Fuel Stations

During this period, it will slowly add level 3 DC fast-chargers to its 25,000 branded gas stations worldwide. This specific type of technology can charge a vehicle up to 80 percent in 30 minutes.

Michael ChengFeb 06, 2017 6:00 AM PT

New Algorithm Can Make Driverless Cars Merge Like a Fish

New Algorithm Can Make Driverless Cars Merge Like a Fish

Researchers in Switzerland are recently putting forward a new algorithm, to allow autonomous cars to merge with human traffic like a school of fish.

ClaireFeb 05, 2017 11:00 AM PT

California Reports Detail Self-Driving Car Progress

California Reports Detail Self-Driving Car Progress

Reports published by the California DMV show that automakers are improving their self-driving cars.

Aaron PhillipsFeb 04, 2017 3:00 PM PT

Volkswagen Explores New Shapes in EVs

Volkswagen Explores New Shapes in EVs

Volkswagen as the veteran in auto industry is aiming to realize mass-production of all-electric cars by 2025, meanwhile, trying to design their EVs with non-traditional features.

ClaireFeb 04, 2017 10:10 AM PT

Honda, GM Team Up To Expand Their Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technology

Honda, GM Team Up To Expand Their Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Technology

General Motors and Honda announced plans to invest $42.5 million each into furthering the automakers’ expansion in their fuel-cell partnership.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 03, 2017 10:55 AM PT

Volvo’s New Pilot Assist II is Designed to Curtail Animal Collisions

Volvo’s New Pilot Assist II is Designed to Curtail Animal Collisions

The new system is capable of detecting large animals from a distance of 200 meters via radar and camera components located on the external body of the vehicle. This feature is active even when the car is moving at very slow speeds.

Michael ChengFeb 03, 2017 8:30 AM PT

Ford Will Launch 12-month Pilot Program in London With its Hybrid Van

Ford Will Launch 12-month Pilot Program in London With its Hybrid Van

Ford recently announced a 12-month pilot program in London, to test its new Transit Custom Hybrid van that has a pure electric range of around 31 miles.

ClaireFeb 03, 2017 7:55 AM PT

Daimler, Uber Sign Deal For Autonomous Cars From Mercedes-Benz

Daimler, Uber Sign Deal For Autonomous Cars From Mercedes-Benz

Daimler and Uber have partnered to add autonomous vehicles from Mercedes-Benz into the ride-sharing company’s fleet of cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 02, 2017 5:20 PM PT

Auto Tech Startup Raises $100 Million in Funding

Auto Tech Startup Raises $100 Million in Funding

A startup that works on suspension has raised some serious money.

Timothy Healey Feb 02, 2017 4:55 PM PT

Ohio Transportation Center to Open Site for Smart Mobility Testing With $45M Grant

Ohio Transportation Center to Open Site for Smart Mobility Testing With $45M Grant

The Ohio Transportation Research Center (TRC) is getting a $45 million grant from the state government and Ohio State University (OSU), to expand and upgrade its site and infrastructure for autonomous and connected vehicles’ testing programs.

ClaireFeb 02, 2017 4:30 PM PT

Blockchain-powered eWallet to Automate Payments in Smart Cars

Blockchain-powered eWallet to Automate Payments in Smart Cars

This particular blockchain network is private; and instead of humans facilitating and securing the network, nodes will be monitoring the system 24/7.

Michael ChengFeb 02, 2017 9:40 AM PT

Tesla Files Lawsuit Against Aurora Innovation

Tesla Files Lawsuit Against Aurora Innovation

Tesla is suing the founders of engineering firm Aurora Innovation for allegedly stealing company secrets.

Aaron PhillipsFeb 02, 2017 8:10 AM PT

Car2go Gets Upscale Vehicles Thanks To Mercedes-Benz

Car2go Gets Upscale Vehicles Thanks To Mercedes-Benz

Car2go, a large car-sharing service, has entered the upscale segment by adding the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA and CLA to its fleet of vehicles in North America.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 01, 2017 4:39 PM PT

Udacity Wants to Train the Next Generation of Engineers

Udacity Wants to Train the Next Generation of Engineers

Udacity is offering an online course for self-driving car engineers led by an all-star team of instructors.

Aaron PhillipsFeb 01, 2017 12:00 PM PT