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.
Nov 14, 2016 4:30 PM WST
Out of all the auto-focused startups operating today, AutoMobility LA carefully selected ten highly disruptive companies for the event. Three startups from the list below will get an opportunity to engage in a mentor session with Bill Tai, successful Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur. The top selection from the group will get a chance to visit Richard Branson's Necker Island for the Extreme Tech Challenge.
Nov 14, 2016 7:25 AM WST
At the moment, programs that specialize in the development of self-driving vessels for the blind are on the rise. An institution currently pioneering the practice is Perkins School for the Blind. The forward-thinking group welcomed startups and other companies on campus last August to test their autonomous prototypes on over 200 visually-impaired students.
Nov 13, 2016 11:45 PM WST
During the interview, Foxx made several references to 2021. Specifically, he foresees fully autonomous vehicles being introduced to commercial markets by this time. This is also the same timeline that many leading automakers, such as Mercedes-Benz and Ford, expect their autonomous offerings to be released for mainstream consumption.
Nov 10, 2016 5:05 PM WST
According to BestRide.com, an online marketplace for new and used vehicles, some auto-breaking systems “stutter” when encountering carwashes. The company found that some auto-breaking features can’t tell the difference between a wall and the moving components that clean the vehicle.
Nov 09, 2016 6:10 PM WST
Last month, its parent company, Alphabet Inc., turned the Google X project into a standalone business. Some analysts predicted the move earlier this year, when the project’s finances were separated from Google X.
Nov 08, 2016 11:30 PM WST
Instead of building an entire vehicle from scratch, which GM and BMW previously warned was a huge undertaking for a tech brand with limited knowledge and experience in the competitive car manufacturing sector, the company will shift its focus to developing a driverless car operating system (OS) for automakers.
Nov 08, 2016 4:25 AM WST
According to an Internet-of-Things (IoT) report by EY, a leading international consulting firm, autonomous vessels could bring in an additional $20 billion in revenue from video and streaming services.
Nov 06, 2016 10:25 PM WST
The ridesharing giant’s plan involves launching a fleet of flying cars, which will serve as taxis for busy commuters. In a newly released white paper, titled “Elevate,” the brand offers a rare glimpse of its latest moonshot project.
Nov 05, 2016 7:35 AM WST
The vehicle was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. A group of first responders explained that debris from the crash was found over 150 yards away from the site. Furthermore, the series of events caused the car’s lithium-ion battery to catch on fire and spew out dangerous projectiles.
Nov 03, 2016 8:45 PM WST
A study from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) further explores the connections that drive both types of customers to sustainable energy. Through the survey, the organization discovered that around 50 percent of U.S. consumers of solar power or EVs are using both.