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Toyota unveils futuristic Concept-i at CES 2017

Toyota unveils futuristic Concept-i at CES 2017

On the second day of CES 2017 in Las Vegas, Toyota introduces its fancy-looking vehicle called “Concept-i”: envisioning a futuristic car-human interaction module that cars could meet and predict drivers’ needs in a more humanized way.

ClaireJan 04, 2017 3:06 PM PT 

Lyft, car2go Head Towards The Same Future For Ridesharing

Lyft, car2go Head Towards The Same Future For Ridesharing

Lyft’s Chief Business Officer and car2go’s President and CEO provide insight into the future of the companies at CES.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 04, 2017 12:25 PM PT 

Top Leaders in Auto Tech Sector Discuss the Future of Mobility at CES 2017

Top Leaders in Auto Tech Sector Discuss the Future of Mobility at CES 2017

At CES 2017 (An “Insider” View of Mobility), several influencers of the industry discuss the thought process in addressing key issues currently affecting mass, commercial and private transportation.

Michael ChengJan 04, 2017 11:18 AM PT 

For $9 an Hour, Car-sharing is a Great Option for Urban Residents

For $9 an Hour, Car-sharing is a Great Option for Urban Residents

Is it possible to replace your private car with car-sharing? Let’s crunch the numbers and find out.

Michael ChengJan 04, 2017 6:05 AM PT

Faraday Future unveils FF91 at CES 2017, with YT Jia

Faraday Future unveils FF91 at CES 2017, with YT Jia

Amid all the questions and doubts about Faraday Future, and taking into consideration the company's long list of internal conflicts, FF’s big show at CES went smoothly, revealing quite a few eye-catching selling points.

ClaireJan 03, 2017 8:26 PM PT 

Flying cars are not far away: at least some are under testing

Flying cars are not far away: at least some are under testing

Google Cofounder Larry Page’s secretly-funded tech startup Zee Aero is recently spotted testing its prototype in Hollister, California.

ClaireJan 03, 2017 5:43 PM PT 

No Special Permit Required to Test Autonomous Cars in Florida

No Special Permit Required to Test Autonomous Cars in Florida

In a short tweet, Brandes called out Uber, stating that no permit is required to test driverless vessels in the state of Florida.

Michael ChengJan 03, 2017 6:00 AM PT

Top Seven Automotive Trends for 2017

Top Seven Automotive Trends for 2017

TechCrunch lists their top seven automotive trends for 2017.

Timothy Healey Jan 02, 2017 7:05 PM PT

Driverless Farming Tractors Could Improve Industrial Crop Harvests in the Future

Driverless Farming Tractors Could Improve Industrial Crop Harvests in the Future

The best part is, it is easier to develop self-driving tractors than autonomous cars for human transportation. This is because developers don’t have to worry about the farming vessels encountering busy intersections, complex driving laws and pedestrians.

Michael ChengJan 02, 2017 6:52 AM PT

Toyota backtracks, contemplates selling hybrid tech to competitors

Toyota backtracks, contemplates selling hybrid tech to competitors

Toyota looks to keep development and R&D costs down by selling its hybrid technology to its rivals.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 01, 2017 10:15 AM PT

GM teams up with Boston startup WiTricity for wireless charging tech

GM teams up with Boston startup WiTricity for wireless charging tech

General Motors announces a partnership with WiTricity to create wireless charging technology by the end of 2017.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 31, 2016 3:10 PM PT

Uber launches EV fleet in Madrid, adding Tesla Model S

Uber launches EV fleet in Madrid, adding Tesla Model S

Uber is adding a new EV fleet of Tesla Model S sedans in Madrid, Spain, to support the local government's anti-pollution policy.

ClaireDec 30, 2016 3:10 PM PT

China’s Thundersoft acquires automotive UI maker Rightware for $68m

China’s Thundersoft acquires automotive UI maker Rightware for $68m

Chinese OS platform builder and drone maker Thundersoft recently purchased a Finnish tech startup, Rightware, for $68 million to expand the business into the automotive field.

ClaireDec 30, 2016 2:30 PM PT

Evolving Auto Market Calls for New Real Estate

Evolving Auto Market Calls for New Real Estate

Even real estate is affected by the major changes in the automotive industry.

Timothy Healey Dec 30, 2016 9:25 AM PT

PwC Survey Reveals What People Really Think About Autonomous Cars

PwC Survey Reveals What People Really Think About Autonomous Cars

The group, which surveyed 1,584 US-based residents aged 16 and older for the report, focused on people’s attitude towards the future of transportation.

Michael ChengDec 30, 2016 6:32 AM PT

Wattway solar road is open for sunlight in France

Wattway solar road is open for sunlight in France

France is striving to make a difference in pursuit of clean energy, and it recently finished a one-kilometer solar road costing five million euros.

ClaireDec 29, 2016 10:35 AM PT

Volkswagen will take on Uber with an electric minibus

Volkswagen will take on Uber with an electric minibus

At the upcoming North American International Auto Show, Volkswagen will unveil an electric minibus, which the automaker will use to compete with Uber.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 29, 2016 10:12 AM PT

Renault Launches Driverless Testing Site in China

Renault Launches Driverless Testing Site in China

The European automaker chose the city of Wuhan (capital of Hubei province) for the project, which is also the most populated city in Central China.

Michael ChengDec 29, 2016 5:59 AM PT

BMW looks towards Munich for an autonomous testing facility

BMW looks towards Munich for an autonomous testing facility

BMW plans to open a facility in Munich, Germany where it can test and engineer its self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 28, 2016 4:30 PM PT

MIT Researchers Reveal Optimized Mathematical Model for Driverless Platooning

MIT Researchers Reveal Optimized Mathematical Model for Driverless Platooning

The model focuses on two components, i.e., a formula for arrival times of the trucks and a formula to monitor fuel consumption of the platoon.

Michael ChengDec 28, 2016 2:25 PM PT