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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. 

Hyundai’s next leap forward

The Korean auto maker preps to play offense: Here’s what’s coming<p>An old Korean proverb about jumping frogs is suddenly finding fresh currency in the executive suites and engineering labs of Hyundai Motor Co.<p>After pressing pause on years of breakneck expansion to nail quality, restock the product …

Hyundai

Why Uber has to be first to market with self-driving cars

That’s true, especially if the company wants to IPO in the next two years.<p>The race to get the first network of self-driving cars on the road is off to a lukewarm start.<p>Uber recently launched a limited test of its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, as part of a partnership with Volvo. Singapore-based …

Uber

Google Assistant could be the killer bot, but it’s missing a key feature

As Google Allo becomes available worldwide, just over a week into its existence, its Google Assistant is already being called a standout in the rapidly growing field of bots.<p>Pete Skomoroch, founder of early-stage startup Skipflag and formerly a principal data scientist at LinkedIn, called the …

Google

Automakers partner to compete against Apple and Google for autonomous car services

<i>(Reuters)</i> – Alarmed by the threat posed by Silicon Valley firms developing autonomous driving systems, carmakers at this week’s Paris Motor Show showed signs they are ready to hit back by cooperating in areas where they might have been expected to compete.<p>“This is how the automotive industry may be …

Google

California approves unmanned self-driving car trials

Fully autonomous vehicles lacking manual controls can now be tested at two sites.<p>Given the number of tech companies that call California home, it's no surprise the state has been quick with forward-thinking legislation to support the development of self-driving vehicles. And almost four years to …

California

NVIDIA AI Car Demonstration

This is Renault's astonishing Trezor concept car

Renault’s Trezor is a classic piece of concept car eye candy. But just as 2010’s DeZir show pony kick-started a much-needed design revolution, under …

Concept Cars

The PSA Group launches Free2Move, a new brand for new mobility solutions

<b>In response to the major shifts taking place in society and the emergence of new collaborative ways of using transport, the PSA Group has united its</b> …

Volkswagen's I.D. arrives in 2020 with up to 370 mile range

Volkswagen kicks off the Paris Motor Show in style.<p>VW has kicked off the Paris Motor Show with some (much needed) flair, unveiling the fully electric I.D.. The I.D. looks like something straight out of Back To The Future II, and has a suitably futuristic release date too: 2020. Volkswagen claims …

Volkswagen

Volkswagen I.D. Concept Previews Autonomous Features Slated for 2025

EV has retractable steering wheel<p>Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer<p>View Special Offers<p>No Obligation, Fast & Simple Free New Car Quote<p>Change Car<p>Volkswagen revealed its I.D. electric car Wednesday ahead of the Paris auto show, and now the brand has dropped full details on the electric hatch along …

Automotive

Google hit 2 million self-driving miles, and they're pushing for much more

Google cars have driven 2 million miles in self-driving mode (if you believe in projections.) And Google is making a huge push to drive more …

Google

Exclusive: Uber to move freight, target trucking for the long haul

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - With its recent acquisition of self-driving truck startup Otto, Uber Technologies Inc.[UBER.UL]is plotting its entry into the long-haul trucking business, aiming to establish itself as a freight hauler and a technology partner for the industry.<p>Otto plans to expand its …

Trucking

Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says his space transport company, SpaceX, will build a rocket system capable of taking people to Mars and supporting a permanent city on the red planet.<p>"It's something we can do in our lifetimes," he said in a speech Tuesday at the International Astronautical …

Elon Musk

How, exactly, will Google make money on self-driving cars?

<i>Without a doubt, self-driving cars will change and save lives. Interest is high, money—and ink—pours in, and demos are everywhere. But as we’re starting to see with the Google Car, technical, philosophical, and business model questions stand between us and the third transportation revolution.</i><p>We’ll …

Google

Autonomous Cars: The Future of Mobility

Ford recently made an announcement that could change the world as we know it. The company’s public broadcast about the future of the company’s automobiles left consumers stunned and hungry for more information. The new vehicles have a few things missing—steering wheels, gas pedals, and brakes, for …

Automotive

Axial stack battery design could unlock the era of supersonic electric airliners

Luke Workman is a complete maniac. He's also one of the world's leading lithium battery pack designers for electric vehicles, and he's come up with a …

Batteries

Uber’s Chinese Rival Didi Buys Into Bicycle-Sharing Startup Ofo

Didi Chuxing, China’s answer to Uber, already dominates car-hailing in the country. Now it’s reverting to bicycles, once the nation’s traditionally …

Is the mass sharing of driverless cars about to reshape our suburbs?

A few months ago I interviewed Klaus Bondam, head of the Danish cycling union and formerly Copenhagen’s mayor for roads and infrastructure, and asked him how he saw his city changing in the coming years. The answer was something of a surprise.<p>“Look at something like car parking,” Bondam told me. …

Transportation

Tesla vs. Mercedes: The battle for customer loyalty

Posted on September 25, 2016 by Matt Pressman<p>A showdown between Tesla Motors [NASDAQ: TSLA] and Mercedes-Benz surfaced in CIO Magazine* recently, …

The brains behind autonomous vehicles may need a license to drive

Self-driving vehicles are already on the nation’s roads and many more are coming. Uber, Google, Tesla, and the major automobile manufacturers have plans to develop and deploy tens of thousands of such vehicles on America’s roads over the next decade.<p>A key point on the government’s just-released …

Autonomous Tech

Uber is researching a new vertical-takeoff ride offering that flies you around

Do you want to fly to work?<p>In an onstage interview with me today at the Nantucket Conference, Uber products head Jeff Holden said that the fast-growing ride-sharing company was seriously looking at a new form of transportation to offer its customers: Short-haul flying in cities.<p>The technology is …

Aviation

How driverless cars could change our whole future

I’m looking at two photographs of the main street of the small town in which I was born. Both are taken from the same vantage point – looking up the hill to the T-junction at the top. The two photographs are separated by nearly a century: the first was taken in the 1930s, the second sometime in the …

Transportation (UK)

Paralyzed Henderson resident Sam Schmidt to receive nation’s first license to drive semi-autonomous car

Driver's Licenses

Phone Dead? These Companies Want to Charge It From a Distance

Energous Corp. has seen its share price more than double this year, largely on the promise of a smartphone future without electrical outlets or …

Wireless

Faraday Future is building a fleet of prototypes, more vehicles spotted testing in the wild

Every time we publish an article about electric vehicle startup Faraday Future, the first comment is always a variation of “where is the car?” or “vaporware”. That’s because EV enthusiasts were mostly disappointed after the company stumbled out of stealth mode at CES 2016 by unveiling the …

Electric Vehicles

The Robot Taxi Takeover Is Already Beginning in Singapore

The public can now book self-driving taxis through an app called Grab<p>(SINGAPORE) — Autonomous vehicle software startup nuTonomy has made rides on its self-driving taxis available to the general public in Singapore for free, expanding a first-in-the world run that was initially invitation-only.<p>While …

Singapore

Tesla drivers wake up to a serious upgrade

by Tom Randall<p>I'm creeping up the east side of Manhattan on one of the worst days imaginable to be driving in the city.<p>It's rush hour, it's been …

Ride-Hailing Startup Grab Joins Singapore Self-Driving Car Trial

Grab, Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing service, is about to get a piece of the world’s first public self-driving taxis.<p>Grab will team with …

Tesla Motors, Inc.'s Biggest Win in 2016 So Far

Image source: The Motley Fool.<p><b>Tesla Motors</b> (NASDAQ: TSLA) is not always an easy stock to own. The real-money position I started in the summer of 2014 is barely breaking even two years later. Seven months ago, my shares temporarily lost 27% of their value as investors worried about the upcoming …

Tesla