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Autonomous cars? You'll be driving for the rest of your life

Let's do some basic math on cars, and let's admit it: We love to drive.<p>Autonomous cars worry a lot of people. All the studies show that the public is wary of them. Hardcore enthusiasts say you can have their steering wheels when you pry their cold dead fingers off them. Regulators and legislators …

The future of the car is charging it overnight and buying it a data plan

Not only will your car soon be telling you it’s low on battery, you may have to top up its data, too.<p>US carmaker Chevrolet yesterday began offering an unlimited 4G plan for $20 per month. That fee will allow car owners and passengers to connect to the internet through an AT&T OnStar 4G LTE Wi-Fi …

320 km/h, no driver: Roborace reveals the Robocar

Designed by Daniel Simon, the automotive futurist behind the light cycles in <i>Tron Legacy,</i> the Robocar is a seriously sophisticated beast. Hidden …

10 Million Self-Driving Cars Will Hit The Road By 2020 -- Here's How To Profit

Given the advanced state of driverless technologies and the amount of money being poured into the sector, there is little question—make that, no question at all—that within 10 years, driverless cars will be the norm.<p>The implications are immense and widespread.<p>There are currently about 1.4 billion …

9 electric SUVs arriving by 2020

At a time where sedan sales are falling, larger SUVs remain popular among consumers. Automakers— including Mercedes, BMW, Volkswagen, Audi, and more — are following suit and opting to build SUVs as their first long-range, electric vehicle.<p>Here are 9 electric SUVs slated to arrive in the next few …

When Will We Trust Autonomous Cars?

Self-driving cars are set to hit the road, but people are concerned.<p>The first time Neal Levy gave up control of his car, it felt surreal.<p>He’s the …

Autonomous Cars

BMW Australia's CEO: The autonomous future will cause major disruption

At BMW Australia's range day last Friday, members of the motoring press were gathered to drive the full fleet of BMW, Mini and BMW Motorrad products, …

Formula E's Next Car Looks Insane

Meet the new Spark SRT05e, the concept for the next generation Formula E car set to debut in 2018. It looks badass, it’s safer than the current car …

Autonomy Will Force Basic Income, But Then What?

The rise of the autonomous car is likely to drive us to a universal basic income says, Elon Musk — and we’re going to need it soon.<p>During a talk at …

Universal Basic Income

Elon Musk has a stunning prediction for what cars will be like 10 years from now

"I think we will see autonomy and artificial intelligence advance tremendously," Musk said at the World Government Summit in Dubai on Monday. "My guess is that in probably 10 years it will be very unusual for cars to be built that are not fully autonomous."<p>Tesla's cars are already being produced …

Tesla

Consortium Publishes Manifesto on Autonomous Vehicle Security

A new industry consortium publishes a manifesto it hopes will foster cooperation on the security of autonomous vehicles.

The Lines Between Auto And Tech Are Getting Fuzzier

As we get closer and closer to a self-driving car future, the lines between the auto industry and tech are getting blurry.<p>In this clip from <i>Industry Focus: Industrials</i>, host Sean O'Reilly is joined by senior auto specialist John Rosevear to talk about some of the most exciting tech news shared by</b> …

Uber teams up with Mercedes-Benz’s parent company on self-driving cars

But autonomous cars will be built by Daimler, not Uber<p>Uber announced today its plan to join forces with German auto giant Daimler on the deployment of self-driving cars. The cars, along with the autonomous technology, will be manufactured by Daimler before being introduced into Uber’s ride-hailing …

Two Companies Think They’ve Cracked the Autonomous–Car Code

Brake lights flashed. Cars inched forward, sped up, and slowed down. Drivers swooped from lane to lane, searching for the slightest of advantages in the late-afternoon rush. It was all part of a routine commute along Interstate 15—for every car except one.<p>Operating amid the traffic fray was an Audi …

Designers Reinvent the (Steering) Wheel for the Age of Autonomy

The designers drawing up the future of the auto industry have a problem. Cars are learning to drive themselves, but for the near future, they'll rely …

Automotive Industry

Google made a brilliant pivot to turn around its self-driving-car struggles

It's not a secret that Google has ambitions to become a hardware company.<p>The tech giant unveiled a suite of new hardware products in the fall, like its first smartphone, the Google Pixel, and connected speaker, the Google Home.<p>And now the company is taking the same approach with self-driving cars. …

The biggest challenge for automakers in the 21st century is to balance old and new

And although Donald Trump has taken shots at car companies for contemplating new factories in Mexico, the industry overall is looking forward to what it thinks will be "pro-growth" policies under the new administration, coupled with a break on stringent EPA-mandated fuel-economy standards.<p>The good …

As Self-Driving Cars Approach, the Auto Industry Races to Rebuild

When Ford executives started dropping in on Silicon Valley startups a couple of years ago, they were met with less than warm receptions. The stalwart …

Automotive Industry

Twelve things you need to know about driverless cars

From forecourt to scrapyard, a new car in the UK lasts an average of 13.9 years, which is why if you got one today, it might very well be the last car you buy. Over the next decade, accelerating autonomous driving technology, including advances in artificial intelligence, sensors, cameras, radar …

Automotive Industry

How to design a car for the future - CNN Style

Written by Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN<p>No car manufacturer has a longer history of making internal combustion-powered cars than Mercedes-Benz.<p>Which means that, for well over a century, Mercedes has been designing cars to meet the needs of, not just people, but engines too.<p>People-focused design has …

Toyota’s skepticism about the future of cars should make us think twice about self-driving tech

That's what Toyota just did at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. According to Bloomberg's John Lippert, Toyota's view is that " society has come to accept 39,000 traffic fatalities a year in the US, mostly due to human error, but would never tolerate similar carnage involving cars …

Use Of Electric Vehicles Is Exploding: Investor

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, global clean energy investment reached its highest figure ever in 2015 -- $328.9 billion dollars. That is …

Nissan Reveals How Connected Cars Could Turn Into A Goldmine

If you ask yourself how automakers will monetize the data collected from their cars once they are connected, all you need to do is listen to Nissan’s global after-sales chief Kent O’Hara. Connectivity “will allow us to retain more service customers at our dealership network,” O’Hara said today in …

Automotive Industry

Here's Why Automakers Are Making the Surprising Switch to Bigger Engines

Tougher European car emissions tests being introduced in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal are about to bring surprising consequences: bigger …

Self-Driving Mercedes Will Be Programmed To Sacrifice Pedestrians To Save The Driver

Mercedes gets around the moral issues of self-driving cars by deciding that–of course–drivers are more important than anyone else.<p>When they crash, self-driving Mercedes will be programmed to save the driver, and not the person or people they hit. That’s the design decision behind the Mercedes …

Battery Cost Plunge Seen Changing Automakers Most in 100 Years

Plunging battery costs will drive the auto industry’s biggest change in more than a century, enabling a boom by 2030 in technologies from …

What's the Future of Electric Cars at Porsche?

Porsche is building the Mission E, an electric sport sedan. What comes after that?<p>Porsche has no confirmed model program to develop a second battery-electric vehicle after the Mission E project launches as its anti-Tesla sedan in late 2019. The smart money is betting on an SUV or a crossover …

When Is It Time To Move To Electric Vehicles?

• Home<br>• ><br>• Energy<br>• ><br>• When Is It Time To Move To Electric Vehicles?<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: Energy, Mobility, Green<p>The age of electric vehicles may …

How Mercedes-Benz Wants to Win the Electric Cars Game

We had a chat with Daimler's Jürgen Schenk, chief of all things electric within Mercedes-Benz. Luckily for them, he had a solid answer to everything.<p>In principle, this whole electrification process is much easier than coming up with plug-in hybrids. Sure, the transition still costs an eye-watering …

General Motors