Michael Cheng is a legal editor and technical writer with publications for Blackberry ISHN Magazine Houzz and Payment Week. He specializes in technology business and digesting hard data. Outside of work Michael likes to train for marathons spend time with his daughter and explore new places.
Dec 06, 2016 6:34 AM WST
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.
Dec 05, 2016 6:15 AM WST
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.
Dec 02, 2016 6:30 AM WST
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.
Dec 01, 2016 6:41 AM WST
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.
Nov 30, 2016 6:42 AM WST
Construction for the new testing site on the former General Motors (GM) factory and World War II bomber production plant is already in the works. The first phase of the facility could be open to developers as early as December 2017.
Nov 29, 2016 6:35 AM WST
Why is the car industry increasing its use of robots? The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) suggests it could be due to new developments in electric and autonomous vehicles.
Nov 28, 2016 6:12 AM WST
Dashbot was created by Next Thing Co., an Oakland, California and Shenzhen, China-based startup responsible for the release of CHIP and compact Linux computer PocketCHIP. The device is a rectangular dongle that is designed to sit on top of the car’s dashboard.
Nov 25, 2016 6:44 AM WST
Toyota President Akio Toyoda, a huge WRC fan, announced during the September Paris Motor Show that the Toyota Yaris WRC car that is due to compete in next year’s WRC 2017 circuit will be used as a medium for the advancement of autonomous driving research.
Nov 24, 2016 7:13 AM WST
While many car manufacturers are racing to meet the “2021 deadline” for releasing a self-driving car to consumers (some businesses are aiming for much earlier release dates), the full proliferation of the industry won’t actually happen until 2040 – according to Mark Rosekind, head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Nov 23, 2016 6:23 AM WST
HEVO Power (stands for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Optimization), a New York-based startup, wants to change the way people charge their EVs using wireless charging pods.