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In 10 Years, Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Trucking, Says Otto Exec

Expect artificial intelligence technologies to alter the truck driving industry within the next 10 years. That’s according to Lior Ron, the cofounder …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists say new vehicle AI algorithm can beat traffic with just 10% adoption

On paper, travel by car should be relatively efficient. Everyone goes the speed limit, uses their turn signal, maintains proper spacing, and follows …

Machine Learning

Analyst warns of Tesla’s Autopilot machine learning potentially rendering all other cars obsolete

Before introducing the second generation Autopilot hardware, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that once the first truly self-driving car is available, all other vehicles without the technology will have a “negative value”.<p>Echoing the idea, Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas said this week that they started …

Tesla

Which electric car will sell best during 2018? Poll results

Next year should be a record year for sales of plug-in electric cars.<p>A new crop of affordable electric cars with 200 miles of range or more will be …

Electric Vehicles

Taking a look at the future of next-generation transportation

There has been a lot written about the impact of next-generation transportation technologies over the past year. From concerns over driverless trucks during the election to debates over regulation and policies, this booming growth area of technology is becoming unstoppable.<p>We recently sat down with …

Driverless Cars

How Wyoming Is Testing Connected Vehicles on a Major Trucking Route

It is one of three pilots funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation to test the capabilities of vehicle-to-vehicle communications on real …

Wyoming

Uber grounds entire self-driving fleet as it probes Arizona crash

Uber has now grounded its entire autonomous test fleet in the U.S., following an accident in Arizona which left one of its Volvo SUVs flipped on its side earlier today. The car was in self-driving mode at the time of the incident.<p>As we reported earlier, the company suspended the pilot in Arizona in …

Driverless Cars

Smart cities need smart cars: In the future, your car will be able to “see” through buildings

Thanks to V2X technology, connected cars will soon be able to tell you what lies way ahead or around the corner<p>Automotive technology is evolving so fast these days that it’s difficult to predict the features vehicles will have by the end of the next decade. But we do know that wireless connectivity …

Driverless Cars

Lincoln Continental to Debut All-New Head-Up Display Next Month

Keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road<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>Lincoln wants you to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road and is introducing a fancy head-up display for the …

Lincoln Continental

These Animated Videos Show Just How Much Space Cars Waste In Our Cities | Fast Company

You can really see that truth in these great animations, designed to show just good different methods of transport are at moving people around. The first, produced by traffic planning software company PTV Vision Traffic, shows how long it takes to shift 200 people past a stop line, using various …

Transportation

Tesla Model 3 control computers will reportedly be built by Pegatron Technology, says report

As Tesla is getting closer to bringing the Model 3 to production, we are learning of more contracts from suppliers. Earlier this week, we reported on an Austrian company announcing that they secured an order of high-power cables for the Model 3.<p>Now we learn of Pegatron Technology reportedly landing …

Tesla

Uber pauses its self-driving efforts following Arizona crash

Uber isn't taking any chances in the wake of its self-driving car accident in Tempe, Arizona. The company has suspended both its Arizona testing and its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania operations while it investigates what happened. The company has confirmed to Engadget that its vehicle was in …

Uber

2018 Bugatti Chiron First Drive Review: The Benchmark

For whom 261 mph is just the starting point<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>We’re loafing along at 100 mph or so in fourth gear when I nail the gas. There’s a hiss of air as the mighty 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine behind …

Engineering

SpaceX may be about to drastically cut the cost of launching stuff into orbit

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by tech mogul Elon Musk, is poised to make good on its promise to slash the cost of launching things into space.<p>In December 2015, SpaceX did something no commercial aerospace company had done before: It launched a satellite into orbit aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, …

SpaceX

All-electric Dendrobium hypercar co-developed by Williams

A collaboration between the Singapore based Vanda Electrics and Williams Advanced Engineering resulted in the development of the all-electric …

Electric Vehicles

FIA announces Formula E manufacturers for season 5

The FIA has announced the manufacturers for the fifth Formula E season, featuring the usual suspects but also BMW and DS now have fully committed as …

Driving electric cars in winter: tips from experienced owner

One of the challenges of electric cars is persuading potential buyers that they can do virtually everything that most other vehicles can.<p>For those …

Electric Vehicles

Germany increases electric car charging points 27 percent in 2016

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The number of electric car charging points for public use in Germany rose by 27 percent last year, including hundreds more fast-charging units, amid efforts to boost the technology across Europe.<p>Germany now has 7,407 charging points, electricity industry group BDEW said on …

Electric Vehicles

NY $2,000 electric-car rebate falls to $500 if it's over $60K; sorry, Tesla

New York State is known for a lack of transparency, backroom dealings, and little public input into the deliberations that lead to legislation …

Electric Vehicles

Best and Worst Cars in Consumer Reports' Tests

Consumer Reports anonymously buys all the cars it formally tests, about 60 per year. That way, we can maintain our independence and test cars with …

Consumer Reports

Even Germany’s Post Office Is Building an Electric Car - Bloomberg

This boxy, bare-bones van has no air conditioning or radio, no passenger seat and a top speed of less than 50 miles an hour. Yet the electric …

Electric Vehicles

Cops confiscate hundreds of illegal e-bikes in Manhattan

Police in Manhattan confiscated 247 illegal motorized bicycles in the borough on Wednesday during a targeted safety blitz.<p>“Pedestrians, bikers & …

Electric Vehicles

Remember How Stuff Used to be Built to Last? So Does this Startup.

This startup is betting consumers want quality products that are designed to last.<p>Personally, I believe the trend toward disposability really started accelerating with the DVD.<p>I swear I can go to my mother-in-law's house, grab a recording of <i>Ghostbusters</i> from 1987, plug it in her VCR, and enjoy Bill …

Business Strategy

The Home Of The Electric Car Is At War

California is very much the home state of electric cars, and arguably the central hub for electric car development for the whole globe. But at the …

Electric Vehicles

How to Beat Tesla? Mercedes and BMW Take Different Roads

For two companies that make similar products in similar numbers, BMW and Daimler are placing radically different bets on the future of the car.<p>The popularity of Tesla’s cars among rich and status-seeking Americans, historically among the German companies’ best customers, spurred them into …

BMW

Singapore may be trying out 'flying taxis' in the near future

Taking to the skies on a drone to head home in the island state could be a thing in 2030, says Singapore's Ministry of Transport.<p>If the roads are terribly congested and there's just no way to get home fast, perhaps hopping on a flying drone taxi may be the best way to get home in Singapore in …

Drones

Microsoft to car firms: Toyota's on board, so license our tech too. We won't compete with you

Microsoft drives deeper into connected car territory with Toyota patent deal and a new tech licensing program.<p>Microsoft has created a new patent …

Microsoft

SoftBank’s self-driving bus project pulls in $4.6M to push for 2020 commercialization

SoftBank is doubling down on its self-driving bus project in Japan. SB Drive, an entity created last year to develop autonomous vehicle technology for public transport, just got a cash windfall after Yahoo Japan led a 510 million JPY ($4.6 million) investment.<p>Yahoo Japan, the Yahoo affiliate which …

‘Tesla has freed the electric car from its granola image’, says Daimler CEO

Daimler and Tesla have an interesting relationship. New Tesla fans might not know that Daimler actually saved the electric automaker from bankruptcy, according to CEO Elon Musk, when they invested $50 million for ~9% of the company back in 2009.<p>What is interesting is that despite this early show of …

Tesla