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China's Neolix Begins Producing Autonomous Delivery Vans

China's Neolix Begins Producing Autonomous Delivery Vans

Chinese startup Neolix began production of its autonomous delivery van recently, becoming the first company in the world to begin producing self-driving cars on a mass scale.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-06-03 04:00 PT

Jaguar Land Rover Researching a Sensory Steering Wheel to Keep Drivers Attentive

Jaguar Land Rover Researching a Sensory Steering Wheel to Keep Drivers Attentive

Forget about head-up displays or fancy displays in the instrument cluster, Jaguar Land Rover believes that rapidly heating and cooling specific sections of the steering wheel are better ways to provide drivers with directions.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-31 10:16 PT

Mercedes-Benz’s Experimental Safety Vehicle Is More Than Just Another Autonomous Concept

Mercedes-Benz’s Experimental Safety Vehicle Is More Than Just Another Autonomous Concept

Mercedes-Benz unveiled an Experimental Safety Vehicle that’s based on the GLE-class that looks into the future of not only autonomous driving, but safety as a whole.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-26 06:00 PT

Nissan to Offer Hands-Free Highway Driving in Japan with ProPilot 2.0

Nissan to Offer Hands-Free Highway Driving in Japan with ProPilot 2.0

The automaker’s ProPilot 2.0 system will debut on the Nissan Skyline this fall in Japan and will allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel during certain driving situations on the highway.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-24 05:00 PT

Germany Opens First Electric Highway to Charge Hybrid Semi-Trucks

Germany Opens First Electric Highway to Charge Hybrid Semi-Trucks

The electric highway features overhead wires that will allow hybrid semi-trucks to recharge their batteries while on the move.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-16 09:57 PT

Intel’s Responsibility-Sensitive Safety Program Aims to Make Autonomous Cars More Assertive

Intel’s Responsibility-Sensitive Safety Program Aims to Make Autonomous Cars More Assertive

More assertive self-driving cars may sound like they’d be more dangerous, but Intel believes that autonomous cars that make more risks are ultimately safer.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-02 06:00 PT

General Motors Looking to Refine Super Cruise Before 2020 Expansion

General Motors Looking to Refine Super Cruise Before 2020 Expansion

More competitors are coming out with semi-autonomous systems, and GM is gearing up its own Super Cruise system to make sure it’s competitive.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-05-01 05:00 PT

Aptiv Heading to China With Autonomous Technology

Aptiv Heading to China With Autonomous Technology

Building upon its programs in the United States and Singapore, Aptiv is expanding to China, where the automotive supplier will open a mobility R&D facility.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-21 07:45 PT

Apple Holding Talks With Suppliers for Self-Driving Car Sensors

Apple Holding Talks With Suppliers for Self-Driving Car Sensors

According to a report by Reuters, Apple has been talking to roughly four companies, as the tech giant looks to lock down a supplier for “next-generation” LiDAR sensors.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-19 07:00 PT

Car Batteries Lagging Behind Fast Car Chargers

Car Batteries Lagging Behind Fast Car Chargers

Automakers may finally be packing more range into electric vehicles, but battery technology in cars is still well behind what modern fast chargers are capable of.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-14 10:40 PT

Startup Innolith Claims to Have EV Battery Capable of 600 Miles of Range

Startup Innolith Claims to Have EV Battery Capable of 600 Miles of Range

Switzerland startup stated to have electric-vehicle battery with an energy density of 1,000 watt-hours per kilogram and a range of 600 miles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-10 07:00 PT

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

A security researcher extracted unencrypted data from Tesla vehicles and found that the electric vehicles held on to a lot of unencrypted data.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-06 07:00 PT

Waymo Preparing to Open Additional Tech Service Center in Arizona

Waymo Preparing to Open Additional Tech Service Center in Arizona

In an effort to keep up with its tremendous growth, Waymo announced that it will open a technical service center in Mesa, Arizona that will measure in at 85,000 square feet.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-22 06:00 PT

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

At its GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced that it’s working with German standards body TUV SUD to come out with a driver’s license for autonomous cars. The company also announced all of the details behind its new Drive AP2X 9.0 platform.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-20 14:00 PT

Georgia Institute of Technology Finds Autonomous Cars Struggle to Detect Pedestrians With Dark Skin

Georgia Institute of Technology Finds Autonomous Cars Struggle to Detect Pedestrians With Dark Skin

According to the study, image-detection systems in autonomous vehicles were 5 percent less accurate at detecting pedestrians with dark skin.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-08 10:26 PT

Researchers Instructing Autonomous Vehicles on How Pedestrians Move

Researchers Instructing Autonomous Vehicles on How Pedestrians Move

Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently working on a system that will help self-driving vehicles predict what pedestrians are going to do next.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-24 10:00 PT

Nissan Envisions Old Leaf EV Batteries Powering Camping Trips

Nissan Envisions Old Leaf EV Batteries Powering Camping Trips

With automakers having to resort to being innovative to use old electric-car batteries, Nissan has come out with a concept that would help campers get juice when they’re off the grid.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-21 09:57 PT

Popular Electric Scooters Available Through Ride-Sharing Apps Can Be Hacked

Popular Electric Scooters Available Through Ride-Sharing Apps Can Be Hacked

If you thought autonomous vehicles would be the only machines that could be hacked, you’re wrong. Researchers from Zimperium found that the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter could be hacked to accelerate or brake.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-18 06:00 PT

Ford’s Latest Patent Previews Driving a Car With Smartphone

Ford’s Latest Patent Previews Driving a Car With Smartphone

Ford has come up with an innovative way to steer an autonomous vehicle with a smartphone, including giving consumers the option of interacting with a virtual steering wheel or simply tilting the device.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-09 15:00 PT

Toyota Continues to Back Hybrids, Believes EV Batteries Are Flawed

Toyota Continues to Back Hybrids, Believes EV Batteries Are Flawed

Toyota not only believes that electric vehicles are hindered by the amount of cobalt that’s available, but also that democratizing hybrids is better for air quality.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-08 14:30 PT

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