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Apple’s Upcoming Electric Vehicle Routing Feature Looks to End Range Anxiety

Apple’s Upcoming Electric Vehicle Routing Feature Looks to End Range Anxiety

Apple’s iOS 14 operating system will allow electric-car owners to plan their route by automatically choosing electric charging stations to stop at along the way.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-06-28 06:00 PT

GM, Tesla in a Race for 1 Million-Mile Battery

GM, Tesla in a Race for 1 Million-Mile Battery

Tesla isn’t the only automaker that’s working on a battery capable of lasting 1 million miles. A top executive at General Motors claims the American brand is also looking into coming out with similar technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-05-31 08:00 PT

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Will Feature Touch-Sensitive Steering Wheel

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Will Feature Touch-Sensitive Steering Wheel

Thanks to a two-zone sensor, the steering wheel on the new luxury midsize sedan will know when the driver’s hands are on the wheel.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-05-09 06:00 PT

Ford to Use Seat Ventilation Fans From F-150 to Make Respirators

Ford to Use Seat Ventilation Fans From F-150 to Make Respirators

With the coronavirus continuing to spread in the U.S. and American automakers closing their factories, some have started to lend a hand by building respirators.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-28 06:00 PT

IIHS Claims Advanced Driver-Assist Systems Need to Keep Drivers Focused on the Road More

IIHS Claims Advanced Driver-Assist Systems Need to Keep Drivers Focused on the Road More

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety believes that modern advanced driver-assist systems allow drivers to stop focusing on the road and don’t allow them to regain control of the car when necessary.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-21 06:00 PT

Goodyear’s Latest Tire Concept is Capable of Regenerating New Tread

Goodyear’s Latest Tire Concept is Capable of Regenerating New Tread

Instead of simply replacing tires when the tread wears down to a certain level, Goodyear’s ReCharge concept utilizes replaceable pods to help tires grow all-new tread.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-08 06:00 PT

MIT Researchers Working on Way to Make Autonomous Cars Better in Inclement Weather

MIT Researchers Working on Way to Make Autonomous Cars Better in Inclement Weather

LiDAR, cameras, and sensors can be rendered useless by poor weather, but researchers at MIT believe that they have a new system that can fix the issue.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-02 06:00 PT

University of Michigan Finds Ways to Maximize Lithium-Ion Battery Life

University of Michigan Finds Ways to Maximize Lithium-Ion Battery Life

Looking to get the most out of your electric vehicle’s battery pack? Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study that ended up with a list of best practices to preserve a lithium-ion battery as long as possible.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-03-01 06:00 PT

Tesla’s New Mega Battery Pack Could Boost Range to 400 Miles

Tesla’s New Mega Battery Pack Could Boost Range to 400 Miles

Tesla already leads the entire industry when it comes to electric-vehicle range, but the electric automaker’s currently working on a 110-kWh battery pack that would bring even more range to its vehicles. 

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-29 06:00 PT

Lexus is Working on a Driver Assist System to Rival Cadillac’s Super Cruise

Lexus is Working on a Driver Assist System to Rival Cadillac’s Super Cruise

Tired of falling behind the competition that already has advanced driver-assist systems on luxury vehicles, Lexus President Koji Sato laid out what’s coming in the automaker’s future.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-28 10:15 PT

German Researchers Manufacture Intelligent Ears for Cars

German Researchers Manufacture Intelligent Ears for Cars

While some automakers and companies are looking into helping cars see the road, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Germany have introduced an artificially intelligent set of ears for cars.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-22 06:00 PT

Hyundai Gives Sonata Hybrid New Solar Roof Option for Extra Range

Hyundai Gives Sonata Hybrid New Solar Roof Option for Extra Range

Hyundai has redesigned the Sonata Hybrid, which now earns an EPA figure of up to 54 mpg on the highway.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-02-16 16:00 PT

Magna, Lyft's Autonomous Partner, is Ditching Self-Driving Tech

Magna, Lyft's Autonomous Partner, is Ditching Self-Driving Tech

Magna, a large automotive parts manufacturer, wants to fully switch gears into focusing on driver-assist equipment instead of tech that takes the driver completely out of the equation.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-24 15:00 PT

Tesla’s CEO Showcases How EVs Will Talk to Pedestrians

Tesla’s CEO Showcases How EVs Will Talk to Pedestrians

Tesla continues to push the envelope with its electric cars, as CEO Elon Musk claims that its vehicles will be able to talk to pedestrians – if that’s what the driver wants.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-01-18 06:00 PT

Tesla’s Premium Connectivity Features to Cost $10 a Month

Tesla’s Premium Connectivity Features to Cost $10 a Month

Tesla’s tiers of features, Standard Connectivity and Premium Connectivity, will go into effect at the end of the year and require consumers wanting premium features to fork over $10 a month.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-16 09:00 PT

Don’t Expect Autonomous Cars to Take Over Jobs for at Least Another 20 Years

Don’t Expect Autonomous Cars to Take Over Jobs for at Least Another 20 Years

An article by Digital Trends explains why self-driving cars won’t be taking jobs away from humans for at least another two decades.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-27 05:30 PT

AAA Study Finds Pedestrian Detection Systems Perform Inconsistently

AAA Study Finds Pedestrian Detection Systems Perform Inconsistently

That’s during the day. During the night, the AAA found that the systems were almost useless.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-22 05:00 PT

Researchers Are Using Model Cars to Perfect Autonomous Vehicles

Researchers Are Using Model Cars to Perfect Autonomous Vehicles

While major companies are utilizing full-size cars for their autonomous tests, an assistant professor at Oregon State University believes that 1/10-th size model cars are the best way to develop autonomous technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-19 06:00 PT

Bosch Believes Small Explosions Will Make EVs Safer in Accidents

Bosch Believes Small Explosions Will Make EVs Safer in Accidents

More specifically, tiny explosions would reduce the possibility of an electric cable that's connected to the EV's battery coming into contact with the car's body, electronics, or other wires to reduce the risk of an electronic shock.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-10-07 09:00 PT

Tesla Reportedly Working on a Million-Mile Battery Pack

Tesla Reportedly Working on a Million-Mile Battery Pack

While Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, has a habit of making bold claims, a scientific study proves that this one isn’t as farfetched as it sounds.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-09-29 06:00 PT

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