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Waymo Testing Self-Driving Minivan Starting This Month

Waymo Testing Self-Driving Minivan Starting This Month

Waymo and Fiat Chrysler are working together on autonomous cars.

Timothy Healey Jan 18, 2017 4:38 PM PT

Airbus Looks To Test Flying Cars By The End Of 2017

Airbus Looks To Test Flying Cars By The End Of 2017

Airbus Group has plans to test its prototype of a self-piloted flying car by the end of the year.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 18, 2017 1:05 PM PT 

Neodriven Releases Mirror Replacement That Gives Your Car Autonomous Capabilities

Neodriven Releases Mirror Replacement That Gives Your Car Autonomous Capabilities

George Hotz, founder of Comma.ai, has reintroduced the Neodriven project that replaces a vehicle’s rearview mirror and gives the car autonomous capabilities.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 18, 2017 10:05 AM PT

Las Vegas Pilots Autonomous Shuttles Provided by French Startup Navya

Las Vegas Pilots Autonomous Shuttles Provided by French Startup Navya

It is crucial to point out that ARMA is a rare breed of fully autonomous, SAE L5 vessels, making it the first production vehicle to come equipped with “the highest possible level of autonomy” (according to translated statements on the company’s website).

Michael ChengJan 18, 2017 6:26 AM PT

Nissan To Test Self-Driving Leaf In London Next Month

Nissan To Test Self-Driving Leaf In London Next Month

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

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 17, 2017 1:35 PM PT

ENISA Publishes Report on Best Security Practices for Connected Cars

ENISA Publishes Report on Best Security Practices for Connected Cars

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.

Michael ChengJan 17, 2017 6:10 AM PT

Cortana Comes to Cars

Cortana Comes to Cars

Cortana is coming to Nissan and Renault vehicles.

Timothy Healey Jan 16, 2017 1:10 PM PT

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

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

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.

Michael ChengJan 16, 2017 6:18 AM PT

Detroit-Based Startup Rivian Purchases Old Mitsubishi Plant In Illinois

Detroit-Based Startup Rivian Purchases Old Mitsubishi Plant In Illinois

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

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 15, 2017 12:10 PM PT

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

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

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

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 14, 2017 2:05 PM PT

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

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

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?

ClaireJan 14, 2017 11:50 AM PT

Samsung Reveals Battery Cell To Take On Tesla And Panasonic

Samsung Reveals Battery Cell To Take On Tesla And Panasonic

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.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 14, 2017 8:35 AM PT

BMW unveils a futuristic concept car sculpture at CES 2017

BMW unveils a futuristic concept car sculpture at CES 2017

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.

ClaireJan 13, 2017 2:30 PM PT

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

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

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.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 13, 2017 11:05 AM PT

Microsoft launches new cloud platform for connected cars

Microsoft launches new cloud platform for connected cars

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.

ClaireJan 13, 2017 8:45 AM PT

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

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

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.

Michael ChengJan 13, 2017 6:25 AM PT

Weight reduction in cars has reached a tipping point

Weight reduction in cars has reached a tipping point

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.

ClaireJan 12, 2017 3:12 PM PT

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

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

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

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 12, 2017 11:55 AM PT

How Will Kids Use Driverless Cars?

How Will Kids Use Driverless Cars?

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.

Michael ChengJan 12, 2017 6:12 AM PT

Faraday Future claimed 64,000 reservations after its FF91 debut

Faraday Future claimed 64,000 reservations after its FF91 debut

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.

ClaireJan 11, 2017 1:19 PM PT