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Local Residents File Complaints Over Tesla’s Berlin Plant

Local Residents File Complaints Over Tesla’s Berlin Plant

The electric automaker is facing backlash from local Berlin residents who have filed hundreds of complaints ranging from noise pollution to water usage.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-27 07:00 PT

IIHS Study Finds AEB Reduces Semi-Truck Rear-End Crashes by Over 40 Percent


IIHS Study Finds AEB Reduces Semi-Truck Rear-End Crashes by Over 40 Percent


Automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning proved to be incredibly helpful for semi-trucks, as an IIHS study found that they could eliminate two out of five crashes.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-07 07:25 PT

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Comes With Built-In Level 3 Autonomy

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Comes With Built-In Level 3 Autonomy

In traditional fashion, Mercedes-Benz has packed its all-new 2021 S-Class with cutting-edge features, which includes a Level 3 autonomous system that’s called Drive Pilot.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-09-06 07:00 PT

Ford Motor Co. is Working on Automated Valet Parking for its Future Vehicles

Ford Motor Co. is Working on Automated Valet Parking for its Future Vehicles

While autonomous technology will primarily help people get from one location to another without having to touch the wheel, autonomous tech can also be used to help take the stress out of parking.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-30 06:00 PT

Michigan Looking to Have Autonomous-Car Only Lanes

Michigan Looking to Have Autonomous-Car Only Lanes

Michigan and private partner Cavnue announced the project that would run from Detroit to Ann Arbor.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-17 05:30 PT

AAA Study Finds Modern Driver-Assist Systems Aren’t Reliable

AAA Study Finds Modern Driver-Assist Systems Aren’t Reliable

In a study conducted by the American Automobile Association, modern driver-assist systems had an issue every eight miles. That makes them “far from 100% reliable.”

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-08 07:00 PT

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to Get Cutting-Edge Safety Features

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to Get Cutting-Edge Safety Features

Rear-seat airbags, in-car monitoring, and active suspension that can raise the vehicle by three inches in the case of an imminent collision will all be available on the upcoming S-Class.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-02 06:00 PT

Jaguar Land Rover, University of Cambridge Develop a 'Touchless' Touchscreen

Jaguar Land Rover, University of Cambridge Develop a 'Touchless' Touchscreen

Forget about having to physically touch your car’s touchscreen, Jaguar Land Rover and the University of Cambridge’s upcoming system predicts where your finger will go, so you don’t have to touch anything.

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-08-01 15:05 PT

2021 Lexus LS Facelift Brings More Tech, Semi-Autonomous Driving System

2021 Lexus LS Facelift Brings More Tech, Semi-Autonomous Driving System

A new infotainment system that utilizes a touchscreen is now standard, too. 

Vineeth Joel Patel2020-07-13 07:25 PT

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

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