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Faraday Future keeps teasing with its mystery new car

Faraday Future keeps teasing with its mystery new car

Amid all the controversies and financial trouble, Faraday Future seems unshaken about its plan. A few recent teasers made people curious about how the EV company will debut its first car.

ClaireDec 18, 2016 9:30 AM PT

Elon Musk Among Tech Titans Who Met With Trump

Elon Musk Among Tech Titans Who Met With Trump

Musk will be advising Trump as part of his Strategic and Policy Forum, according to the Washington Post. The Tesla head also represents the automotive community in a different way than the CEOs of legacy automakers do, given that Musk and Tesla have approached the industry differently (with factory-direct sales for instance).

Timothy Healey Dec 17, 2016 1:50 PM PT

Smart technologies you need to know about for next-gen vehicles

Smart technologies you need to know about for next-gen vehicles

We know the future of cars will be sustainable, energy-efficient, convenient and robustly functional. But what exactly are the technologies that the auto industry is delving into, to equip next-gen cars with such capabilities? Here are some that you need to know about.

ClaireDec 17, 2016 10:10 AM PT

Intel Invests in Autonomous Driving Tech

Intel Invests in Autonomous Driving Tech

A report from last month shows that the company plans to invest $250 million in two years on research and development for autonomous-driving and connected-car technologies.

Timothy Healey Dec 16, 2016 4:30 PM PT

CarTube for London traffic? Some say it’s too fancy to be realistic

CarTube for London traffic? Some say it’s too fancy to be realistic

London-based PLP Architecture Company puts forward the bold idea of digging a tunnel under London to allow the passage of self-driving cars.

ClaireDec 16, 2016 4:10 PM PT

NVIDIA Takes Drive PX2 Driverless Platform Testing to the Next Phase

NVIDIA Takes Drive PX2 Driverless Platform Testing to the Next Phase

Its Drive PX2 autonomous driving platform, which is being used by cars participating in the highly anticipated Roborace circuit, utilizes a special form of deep learning, called convolutional neural network (CNN).

Michael ChengDec 16, 2016 6:32 AM PT

More Automotive Investments Focus on Autonomous Driving

More Automotive Investments Focus on Autonomous Driving

All automakers are investing in new technologies, including autonomous tech, and so are many non-automotive companies.

Timothy Healey Dec 15, 2016 6:56 PM PT

Mitsubishi’s Ambitious Plan to Develop Advanced Maps for Driverless Cars

Mitsubishi’s Ambitious Plan to Develop Advanced Maps for Driverless Cars

To ensure accuracy, the mapping system receives up to 27,100 light points per second. This figure goes up exponentially when high-density laser scanning units are used, enabling the platform to collect millions of light points and generate clearer images.

Michael ChengDec 15, 2016 9:45 AM PT

Lucid Motors unveils its long-awaited Electric Air

Lucid Motors unveils its long-awaited Electric Air

Lucid Motors unveils its first-ever electric vehicle: Air. The company will present the EV at next month's CES 2017.

ClaireDec 15, 2016 12:10 AM PT

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