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.
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.
Oct 20, 2016 6:50 PM WST
Vinli, a Texas-based startup that specializes in cloud-based driving devices, wants to bridge the gap between analog and smart cars through the release of a tiny dongle that aims to breathe life into cars stuck in the Stone Age.
Oct 19, 2016 5:45 PM WST
In a scenario wherein both groups are on the verge of losing their lives due to mechanical failure (for example, the brakes suddenly stop working) or bad weather (causing wet, slippery roads), which one will the car’s algorithm choose?
Oct 18, 2016 7:05 PM WST
Despite the sudden upswing in competition, Google still has a very large lead in the development of autonomous technology. To show its dominance over the space, the company revealed that its self-driving car program has completed over two million miles of autonomous driving on public roads.
Oct 17, 2016 6:25 PM WST
Cars with smart features, such as keyless-entry systems, are staggeringly prone to wireless hacks. In order to compromise a vehicle, thieves could theoretically initiate a relay attack by amplifying the car’s signal and tricking the car into unlocking its doors even though the actual key is far away.
Oct 16, 2016 5:30 PM WST
According to a ZEV market report, 15 percent of cars on the road in the Golden State should be hybrid or electric cars by 2025. Currently, this figure is stuck at three percent. Closing the 12-percent gap within nine years is no easy task. Without major changes to the current EV program, the Natural Resources Defense Council (in a July 2016 report) expects adoption rates to reach roughly 7.5 percent by 2025.