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IOT (Internet of Things) Technology News & Features

Presto Engineering announces secure manufacture and test service for IoT chip security ••• Inmarsat says IoT will play major role in protecting …

Race to Connected, Self-Driving Cars Not Without Speed Bumps

Automotive and technology companies are forging ahead and jockeying for market position in the rapidly evolving area of connected and self-driving …

Autonomous Vehicle

GM challenges Tesla with promise of profitable electric cars

(Reuters) - General Motors Co (GM.N) plans to launch a new family of electric vehicles in 2021 that will cost less to build and make a profit for the U.S. No. 1 automaker, Chief Executive Mary Barra told investors on Wednesday.<p>Her plans represent a direct challenge to money-losing electric vehicle …

Electric Vehicles

How to Make Cars Cooperate

As giant companies race toward self-driving technology, smaller firms are using vehicle to vehicle technology to work toward a more profound — and in some ways opposing — goal.


Tesla’s Dangerous Sprint Into the Future

For Elon Musk’s company, autonomous driving is just a pit stop on the road to a better planet. Can it survive long enough to get there?


Can Ford Turn Itself Into a Tech Company?

Its very name was synonymous with the 20th-century economy. Now it’s trying to catch up with Silicon Valley on self-driving cars.

Silicon Valley

The Rev-Up: Imagining a 20% Self-Driving World

Life on the road would get amazing — and awkward.


Full Tilt: When 100% of Cars Are Autonomous

Our familiar car culture would die — and a new one would arise.

Driverless Cars

There's Now An Electric Highway In California

The idea of an electrified road is not new, but barely anyone has ever driven on one. That’s because the technology is new enough that it only exists in limited research situations. After all, not many people know how electric vehicles work, much less that it’s possible to recharge them while they …

Southern California
Autonomous Vehicle

Electric cars: China’s highly charged power play

China has numerous reasons for hating the combustion engine, and a huge incentive to hasten its demise. They are dirty, accounting for what the …

Goldman Sachs

Automakers Plan Electric Car Blitz as Tesla Burns Billions

Here are two facts that defy logic: By the end of the year, electric-car maker Tesla Inc. will have burned through more than $10 billion without ever …

How Ford Is Using Ghost Drivers To Understand The Future Of Driverless Cars

Unsupervised driverless cars are still illegal on the street. So how do you test people’s reaction to them? You throw on a ghost suit.<p>Last month, unwitting burghers in the suburbs near Virginia Tech got a taste of the future: A self-driving Ford minivan motoring around town with no one inside. The …

China looks at plans to ban petrol and diesel cars http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41218243

A 114-year old Mercedes has more in common with a Tesla than you think

I'm extremely nervous to be behind the wheel of the 1902 model (built in 1903) Mercedes Simplex 40. The controls and open air sitting position remind me more of a John Deere tractor than the cars that currently fill our cities and interstates. After a quick tutorial, I got in, depressed the clutch, …

John Deere

Infographic: Who Leads the Autonomous Driving Patent Race?

These days the broad consensus on the future of driving seems to be that the car of tomorrow will be (at least partly) autonomous. Many companies, …

Top 10

The Man Whose Gear Caught VW Cheating Says Diesel's Death Is Overstated

What is the market leader in equipment for measuring automobile emissions to do if the vehicles of the future don’t spew exhaust? Japan’s Horiba …

Electric-car startup Faraday Future signs lease on California factory site

Faraday Future, the electric-car startup that is developing a 1,000-horsepower, self-driving SUV, has signed a lease on what it says will be its …

Electric Vehicles

Pittsburgh Welcomed Uber’s Driverless Car Experiment. Not Anymore.

PITTSBURGH — When Uber picked this former Rust Belt town as the inaugural city for its driverless car experiment, Pittsburgh played the consummate host.<p>“You can either put up red tape or roll out the red carpet,” Bill Peduto, the mayor of Pittsburgh, said in September. “If you want to be a …

Driverless Cars
Autonomous Vehicle

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …


Shell CEO Says His Next Car Will Be Electric

When the boss of Europe’s biggest listed oil company says his next car will be electric, it says a lot about the future of fossil fuels.<p>Royal Dutch …

UK to ban new ICE vehicles from 2040

Following announcements by Norway, the Netherlands, India and France, the UK government has announced that new diesel and petrol cars and vans will …

The Big Problem With Self-Driving Cars Is People

And we’ll go out of our way to make the problem worse Illustration: Bryan Christie Design Illustration: Bryan Christie Design <b>Reading Body Language:</b> A …

Driverless Cars