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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. 

Toyota patents an A-pillar you can see through

For an auto enthusiast, there's nothing quite as soul-healing as taking a car through mile after mile of sharply bending canyon corners. As we test a large variety of cars, though, we often find that certain vehicles have a particular vision problem. Especially in sporty cars with aggressively …

Trucks

Ford wants to build electric vehicles in China

(Reuters) - Ford Motor is exploring setting up a joint venture with Chinese firm Anhui Zotye Automobile Co to build electric passenger vehicles in China under a new brand, tapping into a boom for such vehicles in the world's top auto market.<p>China, struggling with alarming pollution levels in major …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Model 3: here’s the alloy mix of the Model 3 body

With the Model 3, Tesla is moving away from the mostly aluminum chassis that it designed for Model S and Model X with some high-grade steel reinforcements.<p>Instead, the automaker is adding more steel to the mix for Model 3 and we now get our first look at the alloy mix in the chassis of Tesla’s less …

Models

Toyota says it’s on the cusp of a major electric vehicle breakthrough.

The automaker revealed last week that it had achieved a sought-after improvement in existing lithium-ion technology by developing a “solid state” …

Environmentalism

Tesla Model 3 is equipped with a driver-facing camera for Autopilot and Tesla Network

Well, that’s something Tesla didn’t highlight when unveiling the production version of the Model 3 last week and something that I missed when I test drove the car. I even adjusted the rear mirror when I got in – facepalm – and I didn’t see it.<p>But yes, the Model 3 is indeed equipped with a …

Model 3

Self-driving car demo is the first to cross the US-Canada border

As a rule, self-driving car tests tend to be limited to the country where they started. But that's not how people drive -- what happens when your autonomous vehicle crosses the border? Continental and Magna plan to find out. They're planning to pilot two driverless vehicles all the way from …

Transportation

Why We Can't Ignore Self-Driving Commercial Trucks Any Longer

Lawmakers in the U.S. Congress are working on legislation to regulate the testing and deployment of autonomous cars and trucks across the country. …

Tesla Model 3 battery cells are costing Panasonic now, but they expect to turn a profit next year

The new ‘2170’ li-ion battery cells, manufactured by Panasonic at Tesla’s Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, Nevada, are a key part of the Tesla’s Model 3 battery architecture.<p>The Japanese manufacturer now says that the batteries are costing them, but they expect to turn a profit next year.<p>It’s not exactly …

Model 3

How autonomous cars will get your hands back on the wheel

In the next few years, your car will be able to handle the majority of highway driving, but how will it let you know when to take over? Bosch has an idea.<p>Very soon, cars will be able to drive themselves for long stretches on the highway, but what happens when the car needs you to take the wheel? At …

Transportation

5 Futuristic Technologies Set to Change Our Lives Really Soon

Flying warehouses, robot receptionists, smart toilets… do such innovations sound like science fiction or part of a possible reality? Technology has …

The Future

Many different approaches to Robocar Mapping

Almost all robocars use maps to drive. Not the basic maps you find in your phone navigation app, but more detailed maps that help them understand …

Low-Quality Lidar Will Keep Self-Driving Cars in the Slow Lane - MIT Technology Review

The race to build mass-market autonomous cars is creating big demand for laser sensors that help vehicles map their surroundings. But cheaper …

Transportation

Tesla Model 3 reviewers are in love: “Yes, the hyperbole is necessary”

Tesla hopes to enter the hearts—and driveways—of millions of people around the world with the debut of its first mass-market electric vehicle, the Model 3. The company handed over the key (cards) to the first 30 owners of the much-anticipated car at a glitzy launch event on July 29.<p>What’s the word …

Electric Vehicles

How to Future-Proof the Modern Motorcycle

City-living and less fuel is the future of transportation, and the modern motorcycle needs to evolve.<p>Transportation isn't a simple gas up and go, point A to point B equation anymore. Now cars drive themselves, travel for hundreds of miles without gas, and soon won't have a steering wheel at all. …

Motorcycles

Morgan Stanley Analyst – Tesla OTA Updates Could Make Other Automakers Obsolete

Could Tesla’s innovative approach begin to make other automaker’s obsolete? Tesla doesn’t rely on model years like legacy automakers, except when …

Tesla Model S

Tesla Model 3 first drive: this is the car that Elon Musk promised

I felt like I was driving in an Eames chair. That was my first impression as I climbed into the driver’s seat of the Tesla Model 3 at the Fremont Factory on Friday afternoon. It took a moment to orient myself — no gauges, no speedometer, no airplane cockpit cues. Instead, one continuous smooth line …

Tesla Model 3

Will electric cars take over as quickly as cars displaced horses from 1900 to 1925?

So here's a question for you: when was the last time you traveled by horse to ... well, to anywhere other than the stable you started from?<p>In 1900, …

Electric Vehicles

Lyft Wants to Create a Fleet of Driverless Cars That Won’t Cut Jobs

Rideshare companies now have to navigate future uncertainties around mobility, the future of work and sustainability.<p>Imagine a future where no one has a car, and getting your driver's license isn't a right of passage to adulthood. This isn't some kind of zombie-apocalypse scenario, it's likely the …

Transportation

US self-driving car bill heads to the House floor

Last month, a Senate committee created a proposal to allow autonomous vehicles onto the roads under specific safety and "tech neutral" requirements. Now that the bill has hit House of Representatives, the bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee voted to send it along to the full chamber. The …

Transportation

Waze joins Google Maps on Android Auto

Google Maps has become the de facto way to get from point A to point B. But for commuters and Uber/Lyft drivers, Waze -- with Google's transit information overlaid and crowdsourced data -- has become invaluable. The only problem is that while Google Maps is part of Android Auto, Waze still requires …

Google

Toyota’s new solid-state battery could make its way to cars by 2020

Toyota is touting its progress on a new kind of battery technology, which uses a solid electrolyte instead of the conventional semi-liquid version used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. The car maker said that it’s near a breakthrough in production engineering that could help it put the new tech in …

Electric Vehicles

Your next car will plug-in. The one after that may not exist...

<b>A growing number of experts believe that private car ownership will eventually fade away.</b><p>When I wrote about my positive experiences with the Pacifica …

Transportation

Bill Gates joins the roster of big names behind trucking startup Convoy

It’s part of a $60 million funding round.<p>Bill Gates is adding his heft to the trucking startup Convoy, injecting his cash into a company that is already winning interest from other A-list investors and potential acquirers.<p>Convoy said Tuesday that Gates and other backers would invest over $60 …

Startups

German automakers formed a secret cartel in the ‘90s to collude on diesel emissions: report

The car cartel tells us a lot<p>Last week, <i>Der Spiegel</i> published an explosive report alleging that the major German automakers formed a secret cartel in the 1990s to collude on diesel emissions. These companies, including Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Porsche, and Daimler, met in secret working groups to …

Alternative Fuel

What’s Taking So Long for Driverless Cars to Go Mainstream?

When Google launched its self-driving cars project seven years ago, many saw it as an inconceivable moonshot. Today that idea fuels a global arms …

Intelligence

Aurora Is The Secretive Startup From the Best Minds in Self-Driving Cars

Before Google launched its moonshot factory, Uber disrupted the taxi industry, and Tesla delivered its first electric vehicle—Sterling Anderson, Drew …

Mercedes-Benz presents AVP: Bosch and Daimler realised Automated Valet Parking.

YouTube

No summer break for driverless car pioneers

Something unusual happened this week. Politicians agreed. Even more unusual, Democrats and Republicans agreed. During a hearing by the House …