Instead of a human driver, the six-wheeled units navigate busy sidewalks (note: not open roads) autonomously via robust algorithms and city maps. The technology has attracted a handful of powerful auto brands, including Mercedes-Benz Vans.
Michael ChengJan 23, 2017 6:17 AM PT
Chinese EV brands are winning over the domestic market with low prices.
ClaireJan 21, 2017 9:00 AM PT
The proliferation of tech in new cars has changed how they're debuted.
Timothy Healey Jan 20, 2017 1:05 PM PT
After threatening American automakers Ford and General Motors with a 35-percent tariff for moving production to Mexico, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump turned his sights towards German cars that aren’t produced in the U.S.
Vineeth Joel PatelJan 20, 2017 10:35 AM PT
Uber recently announced that it will soon open a research center in the suburbs of Detroit.
ClaireJan 20, 2017 9:05 AM PT
It involves creating vehicular algorithms that mimic the way a group of birds or swarms of bees process their surrounding environment. This is part of a new, emerging niche called vehicular science, which is currently dominated by Tesla, Mobileye and Google (no surprise here).
Michael ChengJan 20, 2017 6:19 AM PT
Tesla announced recently that customers purchasing any new car after January 15, 2017 will have to pay supercharging fees.
ClaireJan 19, 2017 2:30 PM PT
The Roads and Transport Authority has started the Middle East’s first pay-per-minute car rental service in Dubai with 200 vehicles.
Vineeth Joel PatelJan 19, 2017 12:59 PM PT
CloudCar, a Palo Alto-based startup that specializes in cloud services for automotive businesses, announced earlier this week that it completed a $15 million “minority” investment with the British automaker.
Michael ChengJan 19, 2017 6:48 AM PT
Waymo and Fiat Chrysler are working together on autonomous cars.
Timothy Healey Jan 18, 2017 4:38 PM PT
Airbus Group has plans to test its prototype of a self-piloted flying car by the end of the year.
Vineeth Joel PatelJan 18, 2017 1:05 PM PT
George Hotz, founder of Comma.ai, has reintroduced the Neodriven project that replaces a vehicle’s rearview mirror and gives the car autonomous capabilities.
Vineeth Joel PatelJan 18, 2017 10:05 AM PT
It is crucial to point out that ARMA is a rare breed of fully autonomous, SAE L5 vessels, making it the first production vehicle to come equipped with “the highest possible level of autonomy” (according to translated statements on the company’s website).
Michael ChengJan 18, 2017 6:26 AM PT
Nissan will begin testing its next-gen Leaf, which will have self-driving technology, next month in London.
Vineeth Joel PatelJan 17, 2017 1:35 PM PT
It is important to consider that car-to-car and autonomous vessels are not covered in the document. The reason for this omission is because the technologies have not reached a standard level of maturity that allows them to be used by everyday consumers.
Michael ChengJan 17, 2017 6:10 AM PT
Cortana is coming to Nissan and Renault vehicles.
Timothy Healey Jan 16, 2017 1:10 PM PT
Unlike out-of-this-world concepts that never make it to mainstream markets for everyday use or consumption, the SeaBubble could be making an appearance very soon. The company announced it will launch pilot programs on the River Seine in Paris by June 2017.
Michael ChengJan 16, 2017 6:18 AM PT
Electric-vehicle startup Rivian Automotive has purchased Mitsubishi’s old factory where it will begin manufacturing electric cars by 2019.
Vineeth Joel PatelJan 15, 2017 12:10 PM PT
Bosch is developing a gas pedal with haptic feedback that is capable of reducing the amount of gasoline drivers use by seven percent.
Vineeth Joel PatelJan 14, 2017 2:05 PM PT
Parking lots have taken up a large portion of our urban space. Imagine in a future world, every vehicle could drive itself and take a passenger to a destination, then self-park in a parking lot or take another family member to school, grocery shopping or hospital—will we still need large amounts of parking spaces when this lifestyle comes to fruition?
ClaireJan 14, 2017 11:50 AM PT
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