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 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.
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).