Tech giant Apple is scaling back its car project team to rebuild the focus from building the entire car, to build just the core part of it: the self-driving system.
ClaireOct 31, 2016 1:10 AM PT
Infiniti, the luxury vehicle division of Nissan Motor, announced plans to expand its presence in China. The carmaker already has a very small piece of the local auto market and it intends to continue expanding in that direction. According to the South China Morning Post, the brand is also developing a driverless car that could be released as early as 2020.
Michael ChengOct 30, 2016 7:25 PM PT
Nissan finally completed its purchase of a controlling stake in Mitsubishi on Oct 20th, for 237 billion-yen ($2.29 billion), aiming to boost its scale and take on world’s leading automakers.
ClaireOct 30, 2016 12:45 AM PT
German automobile big shot Mercedez Benz revealed its premium midsize pickup truck on Oct 25th at Stockholm, Sweden, claiming the vehicle to be the world’s first true “luxurious” pickup truck.
ClaireOct 28, 2016 6:30 PM PT
The human brain is still better than any computer at making decisions in the face of sudden. Self-driving cars should be improved according to current disadvantages.
Jing Yi Oct 28, 2016 12:25 AM PT
Some car manufacturers are turning to augmented reality (AR) to help new drivers, who are skeptical about the mechanisms of driverless vehicles, transition from a traditional car with level one autonomous capabilities (strictly human driving) to a robust vehicle with level three or four autonomous features (like Audi’s prototype A7).
Michael ChengOct 27, 2016 10:25 PM PT
Cars in the future might connect with every bit of your daily life.
ClaireOct 27, 2016 7:55 PM PT
Compared to fuel-dependent cars, the number of smart vehicles on the road are extremely low. Dubai hopes to address such issues by offering a unique smart car rental service to consumers who are interested in connected vehicles. The service, which was unveiled during the 36th Gitex Technology Week event, will be led by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Michael ChengOct 26, 2016 11:45 PM PT
After a series of accidents regarding Tesla’s “autopilot” system causing controversy internationally, the company announced on Oct 19th that now its cars are equipped with hardware for fully-autonomous driving.
ClaireOct 26, 2016 11:25 PM PT
In order to meet European clean-air standards, authorities plan to roll out special benefits for EV drivers, such as priority at traffic lights and access to one-way streets. The latter privilege would work by allowing EVs to go against the normal flow of traffic in an extra lane.
Michael ChengOct 25, 2016 11:05 PM PT
A self-driving car (driverless, autonomous, robotic car) is a vehicle that is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input.
Jing Yi Oct 25, 2016 7:45 PM PT
The New York State Department of Labor has ruled that two Uber drivers are employees of Uber rather than independent contractors, therefore, they are eligible for jobless benefits, on the other hand, Uber is appealing the determination.
ClaireOct 25, 2016 5:30 PM PT
Chinese consumer electronics company Anker is about to release its automotive brand “Roav” this coming November, which is very similar to Navdy, but might come with an affordable price.
ClaireOct 25, 2016 12:25 AM PT
Tesla announced its new auto pilot feature on their official website. As it explains; “The system is designed to be able to conduct short and long distance trips with no action required by the person in the driver’s seat. Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigate urban streets (even without lane markings), manage complex intersections with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts, and handle densely packed freeways with cars moving at high speed.
AmandaOct 24, 2016 11:25 PM PT
Today’s roads were designed to support Henry Ford’s vision of humans driving cars. Since the release of the first automobile in 1908 (the Ford Model T), not a lot has changed in the way cities build and use roads. For self-driving cars, this could be a problem.
Michael ChengOct 24, 2016 6:50 PM PT
NextEV electric supercar wows observers while being tested in Germany
LydiaOct 24, 2016 2:30 AM PT
General Motors announced recently that it has made strategic investment into the emerging Chinese car sharing venture “Yi Wei Xing”, which is the latest move that GM had on “exploring personal mobility in China”.
ClaireOct 23, 2016 10:30 PM PT
While most popular automobile brands, such as Ford, BMW and Chrysler, focus on passenger vehicles, other companies are applying autonomous technology to commercial trucks. In fact, some analysts believe that self-driving trucks will beat self-driving cars in the race to release a reliable autonomous vehicle on public roads.
Michael ChengOct 23, 2016 6:45 PM PT
Didi wants to extend its blueprint to grab a slice of the autonomous vehicle field, just like what Uber is doing now.
ClaireOct 21, 2016 10:05 PM PT
Google’s self-driving car crash sent its test driver to the hospital
ClaireOct 20, 2016 11:25 PM PT
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