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Technologie im Auto ist wichtiger als Leistung

Beim autonomen Fahren genießen die OEMs besonders in Deutschland noch einen Vertrauensvorschuss – Die Branche muss Vorteile des selbstfahrenden Autos …

Daimler-Entwicklungschef: Robotertaxis schon in drei, vier Jahren möglich

Bild: DaimlerDaimlers Entwicklungsvorstand Ola Källenius sieht Roboterwagen schon in wenigen Jahren in Städten herumfahren. "Zwischen 2020 und 2025 …

Neue Batteriefabrik: Daimler forciert Elektro-Offensive

Bild: Daimler AGDer Autobauer Daimler forciert seine Elektro-Offensive und errichtet deshalb einen weltweiten Produktionsverbund für Batterien. …

West Coast Customs And Mitsubishi Are Doing The Engine Swap Of The Century

This summer, I’m going to help put the hybrid powertrain from a hybrid Mitsubishi Outlander into an ancient 1917 Mitsubishi Model A. And by “help,” I …

Trucks

Connected cars may give automakers the key to advertising dollars

The automotive industry is undergoing its biggest transformation since the 1908 Model T, the car that opened up travel to the middle-classes of America. But unlike in 1908, it isn’t about the price or production of a car, but how connectivity and automation will change the business model for …

Disruption

BMW just strengthened its alliance to take on Mercedes in the self-driving-car race

BMW is expanding its network of enviable partners to take on Mercedes and Tesla in the race to develop self-driving cars.<p>The Munich-based automaker added Delphi to the list of partners aiding its effort to develop an autonomous driving platform by 2021 that can be sold to other automakers. Delphi, …

Transportation

3 reasons we’re not ready for autonomous cars

Many auto manufacturers, tech companies, and legislators predict that by 2021, self-driving cars will take to the roads, further accelerating the future of transportation.<p>Before that happens, one topic that needs further attention is the evolution and roll-out of self-driving technology. Today, …

Transportation

Audi und Google nutzen künftig Android als Betriebssystem

Audi<p>Kurz vor der Google-Entwicklerkonferenz I/O haben Audi und Volvo ein Highlight der anstehenden Show enthüllt: Die beiden Autobauer setzen in …

Custom Street Car Heaven In Odaiba

I hope you guys are ready, because after the madness of Wekfest, we’ve got another round of Japan’s vast and varied car culture, this time thanks to …

1976 Porsche 934/5 Kremer Group 4

A Short History of the Porsche 934<p>The Porsche 934 was a development of the Turbo 911 (the 930) for Group 4 racing – hence the name 934. Porsche built …

Autos

13B Turbo & Body Dropped: Ushio's Citroën H Van

This year, however, they’re tackling their most ambitious project yet. It also happens to be one of the maddest builds I’ve ever come across, which …

The Apocalypse-Proof Odyssey

This year there was one crazy build that stood out above all others, this Honda Odyssey from U8 Works. Not only did the wagon take first place in the …

'EDIT' Self-Driving Car by OSVehicle

Startup unveils new open-source electric and self-driving car platform

Earlier this year, OSVehicle, an Italia and Silicon Valley-based company backed by YCombinator, unveiled an interesting new $12,000 open-source hardware platform to develop electric vehicles.<p>The idea is that the automotive industry has always been capital-intensive and that an open platform could …

Transportation

New Automaker Elextra Announces All-Electric Supercar Capable of 0-62 MPH in 2.3 Seconds

Taking aim at Tesla.<p>Swiss automaker Elextra has just announced its plans to launch its brand with an electric supercar later this year. The company plans to hand-build 100 models of the vehicle in Germany. Two electric motors will give the Elextra EV all-wheel drive with independent torque …

Autos

Daimler elektrifiziert Hermes-Flotte

Mercedes-Benz greift dem Paketzusteller Hermes bei der Elektrifizierung der Flotte unter die Arme. Bild: DaimlerMercedes-Benz Vans und Hermes haben …

Autonomen Fahren: Delphi stößt zu BMW, Intel und Mobileye - carIT

BMW, Intel, Mobileye und nun Delphi arbeiten gemeinsam an der Entwicklung autonomer Fahrsysteme. Bild: BMW<p>BMW hatte vor rund einem Jahr <b>eine</b> …

Vollautonomes Fahren in fünf Jahren möglich - carIT

Autonomes Fahren auf Level 4/5 soll bis zum Jahr 2022 Realität werden. Bild: Nissan<p>Laut einer Studie des Beratungsunternehmenes Frost & Sullivan wird …

Electric vehicles continue strong growth during first quarter 2017 in California

The market share of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids keeps increasing steadily in California during the first quarter of 2017 according to the California Auto Outlook quarterly report. On the other hand, the market share of hybrids, excluding plug-ins, has been declining since 2013 and …

Electric Vehicles

Volvo geht auf Distanz zum Diesel und will komplette Produktpalette elektrifizieren

Volvo verabschiedet sich von der Entwicklung neuer Dieselmotoren. Stattdessen werde man sich auf die Elektrifizierung der kompletten Modellpalette …

Fünf Bereiche, in denen Startups die Autoindustrie herausfordern | NGIN Mobility

Don Dahlmann – 18. Mai 2017<p>Die Autoindustrie steht vor der größten Umwälzung ihrer Geschichte. Bereits jetzt gibt es einige Startups, die von der …

Ready to pay trillions for self-driving car roads?

Car companies say self-driving cars are coming soon, but that’s only half the story.<p>Automakers can build cars with semi-autonomous hardware, but they aren’t in the business of building infrastructure. From the millions of miles accumulated by semi-autonomous cars so far, one thing is clear: Our …

Transportation

Automakers are betting on hydrogen-powered cars— here are 12 in the works

Automakers are lining up to invest in hydrogen-powered vehicles, even though the big bucks are still being spent on battery-powered cars.<p>From an infrastructure standpoint, purely electric vehicles make more sense. There are 15,959 electric charging stations in the United States, but only 35 …

Transportation

These 5 crazy-fast electric cars are giving supercars a run for their money

Tesla has made a name for itself as an electric carmaker that doesn't compromise on speed.<p>In February, the Model S with the 100 kWh battery reached 60 mph in just under 2.3 seconds (2.275507139 seconds, to be exact) while operating in Ludicrous mode. It was enough to beat a Porsche 911 Turbo S.<p>But …

Electric Vehicles

In the car with Android in the Car

One of the areas that Google talked up regarding Android beyond phones at I/O this year was in vehicles, and Android in the Car was the main way it’s expanding its in-car presence. The expansion of its Android Auto software offers deeper integration with vehicle infotainment and climate control …

Transportation

Android Auto is now on three new 2017+ Mercedes-Benz vehicles

Android Auto is becoming available on an increasing number of vehicles. Even if it's not as cool as the recently-announced 'Android Automotive,' it's …

Audi und Volvo: Autohersteller setzen auf Android als Betriebssystem

Google hat am Montag im Vorfeld der I/O-Konferenz Kooperationen mit Audi und Volvo bekannt gegeben. Erstmals sollen vollwertige Infotainment-Systeme …

Volvo entwickelt mit Google Android fürs Auto

Volvo geht eine enge Partnerschaft mit Google ein. Beide entwickeln ein integriertes Infotainmentsystem. Google Local Search wird schon in bestehende …

Tesla owner hacks Autopilot’s debugging mode – giving insights into back-end of Tesla’s semi-autonomous system

At this point, 8 years after Google put a spotlight on self-driving technology, there are over 2 dozens somewhat serious companies with autonomous driving programs at different stages of development.<p>Tesla’s Autopilot is among the most well-known and arguably one of the most exciting since it’s …

Autos

The World’s Fastest – ein Dokumentarfilmprojekt

<b>Zwei Hamburgerinnen drehen den weltweit schnellsten Dokumentarfilm.</b><p>Wenn vom 12. bis zum 18. August 2017 auf einem riesigen Salzsee in Utah die …