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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

Samsung Investing in Automotive Technology

Samsung Investing in Automotive Technology

Samsung is betting on automotive tech.

Timothy Healey Dec 06, 2016 6:25 PM PT

Masdar City’s Driverless PRT System Surpasses 2 Million Passengers

Masdar City’s Driverless PRT System Surpasses 2 Million Passengers

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of the Masdar City PRT network is its superbly clean safety record. To date, no accidents or collisions have occurred during operation, resulting in a 99.6 vehicle reliability rate.

Michael ChengDec 06, 2016 6:34 AM PT

Tech is Giving Auto Sales a Boost While Changing the Supplier Mix

Tech is Giving Auto Sales a Boost While Changing the Supplier Mix

Timothy Healey Dec 05, 2016 10:45 PM PT

Comma.ai is offering free code to the public to build a semi-autonomous car

Comma.ai is offering free code to the public to build a semi-autonomous car

The famed Silicon Valley startup Comma.ai opened a media conference on November 30th, to make its aforementioned self-driving software for free. The code is already open-source on GitHub, for coding experts to delve into and make their own auto-piloted car.

ClaireDec 05, 2016 5:25 PM PT

Ford to Expand Driverless Car Testing in Europe by 2017

Ford to Expand Driverless Car Testing in Europe by 2017

The group announced plans to conduct tests on European soil in 2017. In order to ease such risks, which could easily derail the company’s 2021 goals, Ford commissioned a survey to find out how ready the European market is for self-driving cars.

Michael ChengDec 05, 2016 6:15 AM PT

Autotrader IDs Must-Have Auto Tech

Autotrader IDs Must-Have Auto Tech

Autotrader IDs Must-Have Auto Tech

Timothy Healey Dec 05, 2016 12:45 AM PT

California EV Lucid to build 1,000 horsepower car in Arizona

California EV Lucid to build 1,000 horsepower car in Arizona

California-based electric car company Lucid is recently confirmed to open its assembly plant in Arizona, to prepare for the company’s mass production in 2018.

ClaireDec 04, 2016 5:05 PM PT

Jaguar Land Rover to build its EV in Great Britain

Jaguar Land Rover to build its EV in Great Britain

Britain’s largest automaker Jaquar Land Rover (JLR) recently released that it will build its electric vehicles in the home country, to help boost the local automotive sector after Britain’s Brexit vote.

ClaireDec 02, 2016 5:05 PM PT

Porsche Not Interested in L5 Driverless Cars, Deeply Focused on EVs

Porsche Not Interested in L5 Driverless Cars, Deeply Focused on EVs

While the Porsche CEO seems firmly planted in his views about fully autonomous cars, he does see potential in semi-autonomous features. Blume explained that the company is interested in adding L2 and L3 driver assistance components to its future line of sports cars.

Michael ChengDec 02, 2016 6:30 AM PT

Your Tesla car can be hacked by Android Malware

Your Tesla car can be hacked by Android Malware

Researchers from Norwegian security company Promon recently hacked into a Tesla car by rooting some malware into a driver’s Tesla Android app. By obtaining the person’s Tesla app login username and password, hackers could almost fully control the car and even drive it away.

ClaireDec 01, 2016 7:30 PM PT

Why Are UK Insurers Demanding Driverless Car Data?

Why Are UK Insurers Demanding Driverless Car Data?

To better understand who should take the blame (driver or the technology) during accidents involving autonomous cars, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is pushing for the collection of fundamental data that covers roughly 30 seconds before and 15 seconds after an accident occurs.

Michael ChengDec 01, 2016 6:41 AM PT