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By Frost & Sullivan | Frost & Sullivan's Mobility Automotive & Transportation practice provides actionable insights and strategies covering different technology areas and business models that will impact the future of the car industry. Besides our research and consulting services, the MAT team also covers high profile industry events and auto shows with an intent on providing our clients with the so-what emerging from these shows. 

GM May Soon Have 'Thousands' Of Self-Driving Electric Bolts In A Lyft Test Fleet

The pace of self-driving vehicle technology development keeps accelerating. Fast on the heels of Ford’s $1 billion investment in a startup tasked with perfecting artificial intelligence for its robotic autos, General Motors is said to be readying a massive fleet of automated electric cars for a …

Driverless Cars

Ford's Dozing Engineers Side With Google in Full Autonomy Push

The struggle to prevent snoozing-while-cruising has yielded a radical decision: Ford will venture to take the human out of the loop by removing the …

Driverless Cars

A new app turns your smartphone into an accident-detecting dashcam

Uber drivers' livelihoods depend on being able to stay on the road. If a driver gets in an accident, no matter whose fault it is, that threatens their ability to make a living.<p>Nexar, an AI dash cam, is trying to help drivers and their ride-sharing employers by stopping accidents before they happen. …

Uber

Hitachi and Honda team up for cheaper electric motors

As electric cars become more common, manufacturers are battling to find new ways to improve their hardware and lower costs. Over at Honda, the desire …

Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis as early as this summer

A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a plan to deploy a passenger-carrying drone as early as this summer.<p>Uber, Airbus and others are still …

Drones

Volkswagen and Mobileye team to help autonomous cars ‘see’ via crowdsourcing

Volkswagen and Mobileye have signed an agreement to see Mobileye’s Road Experience Management (REM) mapping service integrated into VW-brand vehicles starting in 2018. The service from provider Mobileye crowdsources real-time road condition reports from vehicles equipped with the product to help …

Driverless Cars

A tiny startup is quietly trying to become the Tesla of buses

A Silicon Valley-based startup is making serious moves to become the Tesla of buses.<p>Proterra has quietly been working on all-electric buses since 2004. In 2009, it made its first sale: three buses to Foothill Transit in Southern California.<p>Flash forward to 2017 and the startup has raised over $140 …

Transportation

Ford just invested $1 billion in a secretive AI startup founded by former Google and Uber execs

Ford is investing $1 billion in a secretive artificial intelligence startup headed by former Google and Uber execs to advance its self-driving car efforts.<p>The startup, Argo AI, was founded by Bryan Salesky, the former director of hardware for Google's self-driving-car efforts, and Peter Rander, …

Driverless Cars

New battery technology doesn’t combust when punctured, could prevent smartphone explosions and waste hazards

In a new <i>NOVA</i> documentary episode that recently aired on PBS, David Pogue hosts and checks out a next generation battery invented by Mike Zimmerman that won’t explode like the Samsung Note 7 (or create a thermal event) even when cut or punctured. The <i>Search for the Super Battery</i> episode is an …

Batteries

States Must Prepare For Human Drivers Mixing It Up With Autonomous Vehicles

Think about autonomous vehicles as disrupters. They will disrupt everything we currently take for granted about how we get from here to there.<p>This is obvious the further one gets into a new report, Autonomous Vehicles Meet Human Drivers: Traffic Safety Issues for States, prepared for the Governors …

Driverless Cars

GM President: Driverless cars ‘a win in terms of safety’

Chicago motorists could soon find themselves sitting in traffic next to a driverless car if General Motors’ vision evolves as planned.“We think …

Driverless Cars

The Key to Autonomous, Electric Vehicles Takes Another Step Toward Commercialization

There’s a lot of excitement around autonomous vehicles, and electric autonomous vehicles in particular. Many people envision a day when driverless …

Electric Vehicles

What Do You Know, Uber's Self-Driving Trucks Might Be Violating California Law, Too

Uber’s silly dustup in December with California’s DMV over its self-driving pilot program turned on the ride-hailing giant’s refusal to pay $150 for …

Chevy's mysterious self-driving car tests out the streets of San Francisco

General Motors' self-driving car, nicknamed "Albatross," has completed another test on the roads, this time through the Potrero and Mission neighborhoods of San Francisco.<p>Cruise Automation, a division of General Motors, released a video of the test-drive Wednesday, which shows the autonomous car …

Driverless Cars

Why VW Launched a New Electric Vehicle Subsidiary in the U.S.

Volkswagen Group of America on Tuesday announced a U.S. subsidiary that will manage $2 billion in investments in zero emission vehicle infrastructure …

Fuel Efficiency

Vice goes behind the wheel of Waymo’s newest Chrysler Pacifica self-driving minivan

Google’s self-driving car efforts were spun-out into an Alphabet company called Waymo back in December. That was followed by the company’s latest self-driving car fleet, Chrysler Pacifica minivans with in-house sensor suits, beginning testing last month.<p>Now, Vice News has gotten the opportunity to …

Driverless Cars

German Automakers Step Up to Silicon Valley Challenge

WOLFSBURG, Germany — One of the first things Ole Harms did after taking over Volkswagen’s new ride-hailing start-up was leave town.<p>Staid Wolfsburg, Volkswagen’s home, was not the best place for the automaker to mount a defense against Silicon Valley challengers keen to upend the car industry, and …

Driverless Cars

#DeleteUber campaign might harm company’s self-driving plans

The #DeleteUber campaign has hit the company hard, it lost 200,000 users and CEO Travis Kalanick resigned from Donald Trump’s advisory board. It might not be the end for Uber’s woes, as labor groups and activists in Pittsburgh look to use the campaign to attack its self-driving program.<p>Hundreds of …

Uber

Kansas City is now a smart city

Nine months ago, Kansas City, Missouri, announced that it would be investing $15 million in a public-private partnership with Cisco to make a two-mile streetcar corridor smart — like, Internet of Things smart. The city has just shared the first compilation of data with other cities, as well as with …

Cities

Uber hires veteran NASA engineer to develop flying cars

In 2010, an advanced aircraft engineer at NASA’s Langley Research Center named Mark Moore published a white paper outlining the feasibility of electric aircrafts that could take off and land like helicopters but were smaller and quieter. The vehicles would be capable of providing a speedy …

Silicon Valley

Toyota's Gill Pratt on Self-Driving Cars and the Reality of Full Autonomy

No One Is Close to Achieving True Level 5 Autonomy<p><b>IEEE Spectrum: At the Toyota press conference, you said that Level 5 autonomy—when a car can drive</b> …

Driverless Cars

How Google's Self-Driving Cars Got Way Smarter in 2016

The future of self-driving cars seems to be moving in a promising direction. According to a report from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, …

Driverless Cars

GM's Bolt EV ready to take on Tesla

<b>Menlo Park, Calif. (CNN) —</b> Maybe most of America doesn't care that much about plug-in cars. Nationwide, they're less than 1% of the market. But in the San Francisco Bay area, they're nuts about them.<p>The number one selling Chevrolet model here isn't the Silverado or the Cruze. It's the Chevy Volt …

Electric Vehicles

Elon Musk Has Released Photos of His Underground Tunnels

“The Bore-ing Company”<p>Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been moving quickly on the development of what he calls “The Boring Company.” In …

Elon Musk

OPINION: Bye Bye Uber, Now What?

Last December, the Legislative Yuan, Taiwan’s parliament, passed a new law to raise fines on Uber for US$700,000 per violation. Since its enactment on Jan. 1, 2017, Uber has been fined over US$10 million. With no clear resolution in sight, Uber announced its suspension of service and operation for …

Uber

Startups in China are reigniting a passion for cycling

Unlock them with an app, drop them off anywhere, and nip past lanes of stationary car traffic: The humble bicycle is seeing a revival in China as a new generation of startups help tackle urban congestion and pollution with fleets of brightly colored two wheelers.<p>The bike-share concept has attracted …

China

Self-Driving Cars Will Soon Be Everywhere—But You May Not Own One

Even as the capabilities of self-driving cars continue to evolve, it is not a given that consumers will choose to buy one. What is equally likely is …

Driverless Cars

Why Self-Driving Cars Will Be Baidus Next Big Opportunity

Chinese internet giant <b>Baidu</b> (NASDAQ: BIDU) is desperately looking for its next big play as growth in its core business slows down. <b>Morgan Stanley</b> analysts recently said that Baidu won't be delivering much upside this year as its growth will be restricted by tight advertising laws in China. Also, as …

Investing

Tesla updates new Autopilot to increase speed limit and add ‘side collision warning’

A month after starting to push the first phase of ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ to the first 1,000 vehicles and a few weeks after releasing it to the whole fleet, Tesla has now started pushing a new update to improve on the new Autopilot.<p>Owners of Tesla vehicles with the second generation Autopilot hardware …

Tesla