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How Connected Cars Could Change Your Life On The Road In The Next 3 Years

Worldwide sales of connected cars are projected to grow from fewer than 7 million units in 2015 to almost 61 million in 2020, generating $141 billion revenue for the auto industry and giving commuters new ways to make rush hour more relaxing or productive.<p>Video will play a significant role in this …

Autonomous Cars

Connected Cars: Vulnerable Computers on Wheels?

(TNS) -- Imagine driving down the road minding your own business when suddenly your car brakes sharply on its own. Or your steering wheel veers …

Tesla Remotely Extended The Range Of Its Florida Owners' Cars To Assist Hurricane Evacuation

With Hurricane Irma due to make landfall in Florida early Sunday morning, Tesla has unlocked its range-limited vehicles for Florida customers, …

Tesla

Apple puts brakes on self-driving car project, report says

Company follows Waymo’s lead in pivoting from full ‘Apple car’ to manufacturing tech to automate already existing vehicles<p>Apple is following the road taken by Waymo, the autonomous vehicle subsidiary of Google-parent Alphabet, and downshifting on its still-unannounced self-driving car project, …

Autonomous Cars

Dubai tests a passenger drone for its flying taxi service

Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service. That's why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one of its potential taxis: a two-seater, 18-rotor unmanned flying vehicle made by German firm Volocopter, which is backed by fellow German …

Drones

Australian Advisory Body Says 'Driving' Drunk Or On Drugs In An Autonomous Car Should Be Legal

Oh my, oh my. The day has come. An advisory body to the Australian government brought up the thing legislators will probably be debating until there …

Autonomous Cars

Addison Lee and Ford launch driverless car coalition for London

London cab company Addison Lee is to lead a government-backed effort into driverless car research, launching a UK firm into a field dominated by US tech companies.<p>Addison Lee will lead a consortium including Ford, which has its own autonomous vehicle programme, to explore the potential for unmanned …

Concierge

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Don't Buy Your Next Volvo. Subscribe To It Instead.

Sweden’s Volvo will bring a smartphone-style subscription plan to the car market in the US next year, months after it makes its debut across Europe.<p>In what it claims is a world first, the premium automaker will launch its XC40 compact crossover with a flat-rate subscription which either terminates …

Volvo

Volvo just launched a new subscription service for its cars — but it's a bad deal for consumers

<b>• Care by Volvo is a new premium subscription alternative to buying or leasing a vehicle.</b><p><b>• It eliminates price negotiation.</b><p><b>• No-haggle pricing is almost always a bad deal for consumers because it takes away one of their only negotiating advantages.</b><p>Volvo is rolling out a new alternative to …

Automotive Industry

CarHopper raises $1.5 million to let travelers rent ultra luxurious cars

The sharing economy continues to bear fruit. CarHopper, a platform for luxury car rental, has raised a $1.5 million seed round to expand to new markets.<p>CarHopper started as a peer-to-peer platform for luxury car owners — think Lexus, Mercedes and BMW all the way up to Ferrari and Rolls Royce — to …

Peer-to-peer

Porsche launches on-demand subscription for its sports cars and SUVs

Want to drive a Porsche, without actually owning one? Porsche’s new Passport subscription program could be just what you’re looking for. The on-demand short-term rental program allows anyone in Atlanta to subscribe for $2,000 per month, which will provide access to eight models of Porsche including …

Porsche

World petrol demand 'likely to peak by 2030 as electric car sales rise'

Wood Mackenzie predicts global oil growth will plateau about 2035 – earlier than some previous forecasts<p>World petrol demand will peak within 13 years thanks to the impact of electric cars and more efficient engines, energy experts have predicted.<p>UK-based Wood Mackenzie said it expected the take-up …

Oil

Britain plans billion-pound boost for electric cars as part of climate change plan | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will spend one billion pounds to promote electric and other low-emission vehicles, and step up spending on research and innovation, as part of plans to invest 2.5 billion pounds by 2021 to help meet its climate change targets.<p>An electric car is plugged into a charging …

Environmentalism

Charging Infrastructure Is a $2.7 Trillion Barrier to Electric Cars

Making sure that there's always somewhere to juice up your ride is going to be big business. That's according to financial services firm Morgan …

Electric Vehicles

Oxford city centre could be electric vehicle-only by 2030

A lot can happen in three years, but banning combustion engines from a major city centre? That seems a bit of a stretch.<p>Oxford City and Oxfordshire …

Vacuum Company Dyson to Launch Electric Car by 2020

British company Dyson is known for inventing new vacuum cleaner technology and producing other devices for the home. Now the company has entered new …

Electric Vehicles

Amazon Patents Drone to Recharge Electric Cars While Driving

Aerial refueling could eventually make its way to EVs, thanks to everyone's favorite Internet mega-store.<p>U.S. Patent Office<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView …

Scotland to 'phase out' new petrol and diesel cars by 2032

The Scottish government has pledged to phase out new petrol and diesel cars and vans across Scotland by 2032, eight years ahead of the UK Government …

VW fails to secure long-term cobalt supply for electric vehicles

An attempt by one of the world’s biggest carmakers to secure long-term supplies of cobalt for its push into electric vehicles has been shunned by …

Electric Vehicles

European battery alliance launched in Brussels

Europe

Mercedes-Benz EQ breaks ground on £431 million EV battery factory

Mercedes-Benz EQ electric SUV concept<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has broken ground on a new £431 million (€500m) factory in Germany that is …

Ford plugs in to China's electric car market with joint venture

Ford has stepped up its push into electric vehicles by agreeing a joint venture in China, the world’s largest car market.<p>The company announced the 50-50 partnership with domestic car company Anhui Zotye Automobile to create a new marque that designs, builds and sells all-electric cars in the …

Engines

Major breakthrough achieved in wireless charging an Electric Vehicle at Stanford

Wirelessly charging an Electric Vehicle while it’s on the move and eliminating the need of stopping for recharge now seems a close possibility as …

Automotive Industry Is Racing To Meet Electric Vehicle Demand In China

Last month, China’s government issued new rules that require automotive companies to sell more alternative-energy cars in the country. Beijing also plans to eventually get rid of all internal combustion engines in new cars, maybe as soon as 2030. Thus, worldwide automakers are speeding up their …

Electric Vehicles