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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. 

Behold the tires of the future!

What we’re seeing here is the future of tire design. With companies like Bridgestone and Michelin investing efforts in airless-tubeless tires that …

The Future

New BMW i3 Ad Focuses on what Makes It Truly Special

When the i3 first came out, its distinctive design made a lot of people scratch their head, yet it has won several awards. Fast forward three years …

BMW i3

Look inside Tesla’s onboard Nvidia supercomputer for self-driving

In the past, we have extensively covered the fact that Tesla has been equipping all its vehicles produced since October 2016 with a very powerful computer in order to eventually enable fully self-driving capability.<p>While Nvidia confirmed that the computer in question is based on its Drive PX2 …

Autos

Google Made E-mail Free; Are Cars Next?

Yesterday, Morgan Stanley downgraded shares of Tesla. Today the firm’s analyst, Adam Jonas, is weighing in with more reasons why.<p>The news that Lyft …

Autos

​Researchers find 'smoking gun' in VW emissions cheat code

A team has finally uncovered the mechanism Volkswagen use to cheat emissions tests on models including Jetta, Beetle and Golf.<p>It took them a year, but researchers have finally found the mechanism that Volkswagen used to cheat emissions tests, buried in lines of code published on the company's own …

Autos

Tesla just brought back its best customer perk — but there's a catch

Tesla is bringing back free, unlimited Supercharging — but only a select few can access it.<p>Starting Tuesday, anyone who uses a referral code to purchases a new Model S or Model X gets free, unlimited Supercharger access.<p>Tesla started its new referral program last Friday, which allows owners to give …

Autos

22-Year-Old Lidar Whiz Claims Breakthrough

Lidarland is buzzing with cheap, solid-state devices that are supposedly going to shoulder aside the buckets you see revolving atop today’s …

Peter Thiel

Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

Autonomous vehicles all need sensors that can help them detect and avoid objects in their environment. And to operate at high speeds, these sophisticated machines need to identify objects ahead precisely, and early enough, that they can avoid crashing into them.<p>Existing systems have included light …

Drones

Chevrolet Bolt EV Review: At 200+ miles with juice to spare, this is the affordable electric car to beat – GeekWire

For years I have been waiting for automakers to come out with an all-electric car that can travel over 200 miles on a charge and costs less than …

Electric Vehicles

Uber Threatens to Dump Engineer Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets From Waymo

Lots of people get fired from Uber. One employee was reportedly fired last year for helping his female coworkers raise complaints about sexual …

Uber

Uber uses artificial intelligence to figure out your personal price hike

The system has caused a wide discrepancy between how much you pay and what your driver receives.<p>Uber has admitted using artificial intelligence to …

Uber

UberPool is getting smarter in New York City — and less convenient

I would walk 5,000 miles...<p>While cheaper and increasingly popular with riders, UberPool continues to be stressful service for everyone involved. Riders are lured in by dirt-cheap prices, only to become aggravated by frequent detours to pick up new passengers. Drivers complain that UberPool often …

Uber

Inside India’s Plans To Leapfrog The Western Model Of Car Ownership

As the country’s growing middle class starts to emulate the developed world’s car culture, the government is trying to chart a different path.<p>At rush hour, the gridlock on a highway in Delhi, India, looks a lot like Los Angeles. As more Indians are able to afford cars–and as the country’s …

Transportation

Elon Musk promises smoother new autopilot for Tesla cars

It's the middle of the night on a Sunday in the U.S., and of course Elon Musk is on Twitter.<p>This time, the Tesla CEO shared a couple of details regarding the seemingly never-ending rollout of the second version of Autopilot. According to Musk, new software will be deployed to Tesla cars "next …

Autos

Report: Ford’s CEO will be replaced with the head of its autonomous vehicle subsidiary

Ford Motors will replace CEO Mark Fields with the head of its subsidiary responsible for developing self-driving cars, reports the New York Times.<p>Ford is expected to announce the appointment of Jim Hackett, the chairman of Ford Smart Mobility, as its new CEO on Monday. Founded last year, Ford Smart …

Driverless Cars

If you own a Tesla car, you now have free Supercharger access

Why it matters to you<p>Customers were none too pleased when Tesla took away free Supercharger access last year, but now there's good news -- it's …

Autos

Panasonic is making a massive bet on electric cars — here's why the US CEO says it's a 'slam dunk' investment

Panasonic, like many companies today, is betting big on auto tech becoming a massive cash cow in the next decade.<p>New alliances are forming almost every day as companies without a traditional foothold in the automotive space try to get a slice of the pie.<p>Google is working with Fiat Chrysler on …

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 …

Uber

How Uber and Waymo Ended Up Rivals in the Race for Driverless Cars

SAN FRANCISCO — At a technology conference in mid-2014, the Google co-founder Sergey Brin presented the company’s first prototype for a self-driving car. Watching in the audience was Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing start-up.<p>Mr. Brin’s presentation in Rancho Palos Verdes, …

Uber

Could Chevrolet Bolt EV Become the Crown Vic of Ride Hailing?

Electric cars, with their punchy low-speed response and low operating costs (if you don’t count resale-value issues), seem like ideal vehicles to use for urban shuttling. Which is why General Motors has been offering, through its Maven mobility company, the Chevrolet Bolt EV as a weekly rental to …

Electric Vehicles

Here’s what Tesla’s Autopilot 2.0 can see with its 8 cameras

Yesterday, we reported on a Tesla owner hacking into Autopilot’s debugging mode – giving insights into the back-end of Tesla’s semi-autonomous system.<p>Now another Tesla owner used data extracted from the hack to get a good view of what Tesla’s second generation Autopilot is seeing.<p>With the second …

Autos

Toyota Supports The Development Of A Flying Car

| By<p>|<p>ShareRedditPinTweetPlus<p>Toyota is jumping on the flying car bandwagon by announcing plans to give 42.5 million yen ($374,090) to Cartivator over …

Transportation

Uber And Google Are Fighting Over Very Old “Lidar” Technology. Here’s Why.

Lidar, a 54-year-old technology used by most self-driving cars, is now at the center of the Uber-Waymo lawsuit. Here’s how it works.<p>Posted on May 15, 2017, 18:04 GMT<p>Noah Berger / AFP / Getty Images<p>A self-driving car at Google's headquarters.<p>The most high-stakes lawsuit in Silicon Valley, a nasty …

Transportation

Tesla’s stock (TSLA) falls on downgrade from Morgan Stanley, sees almost no Model 3 delivery in 2017

After a run to almost its all-time high last week, Tesla’s stock had a 3% setback in pre-market trading this morning after Adam Jonas from Morgan Stanley, one of the most followed auto industry analysts when it comes to Tesla, downgraded the stock following its first quarter results.<p>Jonas …

Autos

Lyft and Waymo Reach Deal to Collaborate on Self-Driving Cars

SAN FRANCISCO — As the race to bring self-driving vehicles to the public intensifies, two of Silicon Valley’s most prominent players are teaming up.<p>Waymo, the self-driving car unit that operates under Google’s parent company, has signed a deal with the ride-hailing start-up Lyft, according to two …

Transportation

Toyota just teamed up with a key player in the self-driving car space — and other automakers should be nervous

Nvidia announced a partnership with Toyota on Wednesday, saying the Japanese car maker would use Nvidia's artificial intelligence technology to develop self-driving vehicle systems planned for the next few years.<p>Toyota will use Nvidia's Drive PX artificial intelligence platform for its autonomous …

Transportation

The Contrarian's Best of CES 2017

You needed a leafblower to pierce the stench of buzzwords and find the good stuff<p>Alex RoyView Alex Roy's …

Transportation

How a College Kid Made His Honda Civic Self-Driving for $700

Brevan Jorgenson’s grandma kept her cool when he took her for a nighttime spin in the Honda Civic he’s modified to drive itself on the highway. A …

Transportation

UA Students Build Lightweight, Strong Hood for Chevy Camaro

Tasked with reducing the weight of a Chevrolet Camaro transforming into a hybrid electric vehicle, engineering students at The University of Alabama …

Engineering