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 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.
Nov 02, 2016 6:25 PM WST
Software developers are not alone in the fight to protect self-driving cars from malicious attacks. Lawmakers are also stepping in to enforce restrictions and hefty fines for hacking an autonomous vehicle. One of the states pioneering this practice is Michigan. Officials recently passed two bills that specifically targets hacking driverless vehicles.
Nov 01, 2016 7:30 PM WST
Tesla: "Please note also that using a self-driving Tesla for car sharing and ride hailing for friends and family is fine, but doing so for revenue purposes will only be permissible on the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year."
Oct 31, 2016 8:10 PM WST
In the field of law enforcement, a handful of groups, such as the Police Futurists International (PFI) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), believe that driverless vehicles will disrupt the way police manage crime and patrol streets.
Oct 30, 2016 7:25 PM WST
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.
Oct 27, 2016 10:25 PM WST
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).
Oct 26, 2016 11:45 PM WST
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).
Oct 25, 2016 11:05 PM WST
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.
Oct 24, 2016 6:50 PM WST
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.
Oct 23, 2016 6:45 PM WST
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.