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2017 Detroit Auto Show Takes New Approach to Tech

2017 Detroit Auto Show Takes New Approach to Tech

The 2017 Detroit Auto Show is adding an exhibition dedicated to tech.

Timothy Healey Dec 14, 2016 9:38 PM PT

Honda will kick off an “emotional” car at CES 2017

Honda will kick off an “emotional” car at CES 2017

Honda announced on its corporate website last week that it will present a concept automated EV commuter vehicle at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. The car is called “NeuV.” It is equipped with artificial intelligence technology named “emotion engine,” which offers consumers a totally new driving experience.

ClaireDec 14, 2016 8:47 AM PT

Google Launches Waymo, a Separate Self-Driving Car Entity for Autonomous Mobility

Google Launches Waymo, a Separate Self-Driving Car Entity for Autonomous Mobility

Earlier this week, the business announced that its self-driving car project is now an independent company under the Alphabet umbrella. Called Waymo, the newly formed business will focus on addressing mobility issues using driverless platforms.

Michael ChengDec 14, 2016 5:45 AM PT

Experts say there’s a device that allows thieves to steal a car

Experts say there’s a device that allows thieves to steal a car

National Insurance Crime Bureau recently discovered a mystery car-theft device, that can imitate a driver’s key fob and start the car engine.

ClaireDec 13, 2016 5:21 PM PT

Clemson, Greenville Tech Combine on Assembly Line Prototype

Clemson, Greenville Tech Combine on Assembly Line Prototype

Clemson University and Greenville Technical College are working on a program that will give students from Clemson’s International Center for Automotive Research and Greenville Tech students a chance to work together on a prototype assembly line.

Timothy Healey Dec 13, 2016 2:50 PM PT

New Audi V2I Tech Will Now Tell You When Traffic Lights Turn Green

New Audi V2I Tech Will Now Tell You When Traffic Lights Turn Green

Audi unveiled the new technology in Las Vegas, where the company is collaborating with the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to offer this feature that relies on a robust Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) network.

Michael ChengDec 13, 2016 6:24 AM PT

Nissan’s Self-Driving System Will Adapt to Local Driving Cultures and Societies

Nissan’s Self-Driving System Will Adapt to Local Driving Cultures and Societies

This is crucial during the initial release of self-driving cars, since they will share the road with SAE L1 non-autonomous vehicles, or cars driven by humans with driving skills heavily influenced by local communities.

Michael ChengDec 12, 2016 10:30 AM PT

Driverless Police Drones May Patrol Busy Streets and Issue Digital Tickets in the Future

Driverless Police Drones May Patrol Busy Streets and Issue Digital Tickets in the Future

Charles Bombardier and Jan Metelka, Canadian engineer and Czech Republic-based artist, conceptualized this shift to algorithmic-powered policing through a series of superbike designs, called the Interceptor (not to be mistaken with the 2017 Ford Police Interceptor being tested by the Michigan State and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department).

Michael ChengDec 11, 2016 11:25 PM PT

Faraday Future denies its connection with LeEco

Faraday Future denies its connection with LeEco

Under the controversies of LeEco’s recent stock-trade halt and financial trouble, its closely-connected company Faraday Future confirmed yesterday that LeEco is never a shareholder of FF. The latter is only YT Jia’s personal investment.

ClaireDec 11, 2016 8:53 PM PT

Is the Apple Car Real After All?

Is the Apple Car Real After All?

Apple Car probably still dead, but Apple is getting involved with automotive.

Timothy Healey Dec 10, 2016 5:30 PM PT

Four major cities around the world want to ban diesel cars

Four major cities around the world want to ban diesel cars

Recently at C40 Summit on climate change, four metropolis-Paris, Madrid, Mexico City and Athens, have decided to put a ban on diesel cars, to tackle air pollution and improve local environment.

ClaireDec 09, 2016 6:50 PM PT

Customers don't ask the brand name of safety systems when they purchase a new car

Customers don't ask the brand name of safety systems when they purchase a new car

Autoliv, a Swedish auto company founded in 1956, is one of the major suppliers of occupant protection systems.

Kristen DingDec 09, 2016 3:58 PM PT

Self-Parking Technology: How Does it Work and Are Drivers Actually Using the Feature?

Self-Parking Technology: How Does it Work and Are Drivers Actually Using the Feature?

The technology stems from the Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et an Automatique (INRIA), which is currently being used by leading car manufacturers, such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Toyota. It is important to consider that most cars today are capable of SAE L2 or L3 assisted parking, which closely adheres to Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) J3016 standards.

Michael ChengDec 09, 2016 7:06 AM PT

Tech Aimed at Existing Cars Provides Additional Opportunities

Tech Aimed at Existing Cars Provides Additional Opportunities

Putting new tech into existing cars can be an opportunity for marketers and tech companies.

Timothy Healey Dec 08, 2016 10:30 PM PT

Audi seeks to land its rover on the moon

Audi seeks to land its rover on the moon

German Luxurious automaker Audi last year announced its lunar rover project partnered with a group called Part-time Scientists. The company recently released that the lunar rover is already finished and now entering testing phase.

ClaireDec 08, 2016 10:04 AM PT

Playback Data: Yes, Autonomous Cars Can Serve as City Tour Guides During Vacations

Playback Data: Yes, Autonomous Cars Can Serve as City Tour Guides During Vacations

In the tourism sector, autonomous cars have very different applications. To start, ridesharing and car-sharing will allow travelers to move around their destination with ease. But going beyond such mainstream applications, driverless vehicles may also serve as virtual tour guides for tech-savvy vacationers.

Michael ChengDec 08, 2016 6:43 AM PT

EV startups are facing stricter government control in China

EV startups are facing stricter government control in China

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is posing restrictions on granting licenses to new EV startups, limiting the number to 10 per year.

ClaireDec 08, 2016 3:08 AM PT

BMW to Invest $533 Million in Tech Startups

BMW to Invest $533 Million in Tech Startups

BMW Invests in new startups to get ahead in the tech game.

Timothy Healey Dec 07, 2016 10:55 PM PT

Enforcing Speed Limits Will Become Easier with Autonomous Vehicles

Enforcing Speed Limits Will Become Easier with Autonomous Vehicles

To be specific, the NACTO wants to lower speed limits by a few miles per hour. Based on findings from the US Department of Transportation, a slight decrease is enough to significantly reduce car accidents caused by reckless speeding.

Michael ChengDec 07, 2016 6:06 AM PT

Artist creates a car that’s beyond your imagination

Artist creates a car that’s beyond your imagination

Artist and designer Joey Ruiter recently created a futuristic car called Consumer, which defies almost all traditions a car has.

ClaireDec 06, 2016 10:00 PM PT