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
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
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
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
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
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
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 first-ever electric vehicle: Air. The company will present the EV at next month's CES 2017.
ClaireDec 15, 2016 12:10 AM PT
The 2017 Detroit Auto Show is adding an exhibition dedicated to tech.
Timothy Healey Dec 14, 2016 9:38 PM PT
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Apple Car probably still dead, but Apple is getting involved with automotive.
Timothy Healey Dec 10, 2016 5:30 PM PT
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
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
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