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By Lee Stogner | Driving the transformation for clean, efficient, connected and safe vehicles http://tec.ieee.org/

The department of transportation of the future

Transportation will be dramatically different in ten years. To adapt, public entities and stakeholders must act today.<p><b>In ten years,</b> transportation in …

Innovation

BMW CEO: “Our top priority is electric mobility”

BMW’s commitment to electro-mobility has never been more obvious than the recent show of force put out at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The company not …

Electric Vehicles

Where Will We Charge All Those Electric Cars We’ll Soon Be Buying?

The auto industry is getting ready to plug into battery power in a big way. In recent months, virtually every major automaker has announced some form of “electrification” and, by the middle of the coming decade, conventional hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and pure battery-electric vehicles could account …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla strikes another deal that shows it's about to turn the car insurance world upside down

• <b>Tesla has created a customized insurance package, InsureMyTesla, that is cheaper than traditional plans because it factors in the vehicles' Autopilot safety features and maintenance costs.</b>• <b><br>InsureMyTesla has been available in 20 countries, but Tesla just recently partnered with Liberty Mutual to make</b> …

Insurance

Failing to update your driverless car with latest software could invalidate your insurance

MOTORISTS face having insurance policies voided in the future if they don't download latest software for driverless cars.<p>Drivers will have to keep on …

Transportation

Video: Tesla Model 3 Self-Parking Shows Why its Design is Genius

By<p>Filed Under Tesla, Tesla Autopilot, Video & YouTube<p>The Tesla Model 3 sets the benchmark for in-car design, and a new video posted Wednesday shows …

Tesla Model 3

Volkswagen aims for Pikes Peak glory with a new electric race car

Volkswagen is developing an electric race car to take on the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, one of the oldest and most legendary races in the …

Electric Vehicles

Garmin teamed up with Amazon to make a tiny Echo Dot for your car | Ars Technica

How helpful will Alexa be behind the wheel?<p>At a recent Amazon event, the company announced BMW would integrate Alexa into its 2018 models. It's no …

Amazon

Toyota Concept-i family enhances your mobility in style

Transportation

Toyota will test their AI-powered driverless cars in 2020

After unveiling a concept model for a new line of autonomous vehicles, Toyota expects to start testing these driverless cars in 2020. Sure, carmakers …

Transportation

Self-driving cars are coming to the streets of New York City

Self-driving cars are slated to hit the Big Apple next year.<p>GM-owned Cruise Automation plans to launch an autonomous vehicle (AV) test program in New …

Transportation

Volvo's Polestar 1 is a 600-HP Hybrid Sports Coupe With 93-Mile EV Range

Polestar 2 takes on Tesla Model 3 as an electric midsize sedan; Polestar 3 is an electric SUV<p>Look out, Tesla. Look out, conventional automakers going deeper into the performance electric vehicle space. Volvo has spun off Polestar into a standalone performance EV brand, and the first vehicle to wear …

Electric Vehicles

The 10 most important automotive technologies of the year

The Voorhes<p>Technology<p>Tires that crush ice, a shape-shifting supercar, back-seat surveillance, and more.<p><i>This article is a segment of 2017's Best of What's New list. For the complete tabulation of the year's most transformative products and discoveries, head right this way.</i><p>Hakkapeliitta 9<p>Sometimes …

Trucks

The 2018 Honda Accord hybrid, inside and out

Trucks

Dubai police reveal new Scorpion hoverbike at GITEX

Last week's Gulf Information Technology Exposition (GITEX) showcased <i>The Rise of the Machines</i>, one machine rising above them all: a new hoverbike for the Dubai police force. Developed with Russian company Hoversurf using that company's recently released, battery-powered Scorpion-3 model as a base, …

Drones

BMW Sold More Than 10,700 Plug-In EVs In September

After a few ‘near-misses’, the BMW Group has finally broken into 5-digits for sales of plug-in electric vehicles in a single month, clearly sending a …

Electric Vehicles

Riding the Uno Bolt, a weird and wonderful self-balancing unicycle

Impractical fun at its best<p>Small, powerful, and affordable electric motors have helped dozens of startups flood the market with increasingly practical personal vehicles over the last few years. A handful of products I’ve tried this year that show these concepts are progressing and evolving, too. …

Electric Vehicles

Hydrogen-Fuel Trucks Are Hitting The Roads in Los Angeles This Month

Their only emission is water vapour.<p>Japanese automaker Toyota is serious about perfecting hydrogen fuel cell technology to power its vehicles, and …

Alternative Fuel

Data collection and security flaws will challenge autonomous carmakers

Autonomous vehicles are just around the bend. As car companies continue to partner with tech and ride-hailing firms in order to innovate more quickly and effectively, questions are arising about the future of privacy in the age of driverless cars.<p>The biggest players in the automotive industry seem …

Driverless Cars

NASA's New Ion Thruster Engine Is Breaking Some Important Records

Faster than rockets with far less fuel!<p>NASA's new X3 thruster, which is being developed by researchers at the University of Michigan in collaboration …

Space Travel

This 60-Year-Old Egg-Shaped Three-Wheeler Is the Best City Car

The 1957 Brütsch Mopetta has the charm of a moped and the cool of a car. What's not to love?<p>Like mopeds, small classic city cars like the Peel P50 are comically easy to drive around tightly packed streets thanks to their microscopic size and fantastic maneuverability. But what if you don't like the …

Transportation

The best electric cars of 2017

More people are choosing to live in cities or major conurbations. Those cities are getting more and more legislation concerning air quality, and that …

Electric Vehicles

The California DMV Wants to Make Your Self-Driving Car Dreams Come True

OK, sure, there are self-driving cars on California roads today. General Motors’ Cruise has Chevrolet Bolts zipping around San Francisco; Google …

Transportation

California DMV regs pave the way for public self-driving cars

The DMV revised its regulations that stand between developers and public use of self-driving vehicles.<p>According to the latest federal guidelines for self-driving cars, it's still up to the states to take care of matters like registration. Most states haven't addressed their responsibilities yet, …

Transportation

Norway proposes electric car tax that could affect Tesla significantly

Norway is likely the friendliest place on Earth for electric cars.<p>The government's generous incentives and perks have led to an electric-car boom, …

Electric Vehicles

2017 BMW i8 review

Close<p>Drag<p>Autoplay: ON Autoplay: OFF<p><b>The Good</b> Incredible design both inside and out and a top-notch navigation system. The electric motors make all the mid-range torque you could possibly want.<p><b>The Bad</b> It's relatively slow off the line and there aren't many driver's aids to speak of. Oh, and it's …

Electric Vehicles

Bosch creates off-the-shelf 48-volt battery for mild-hybrid systems

Whether car buyers are ready or not, many future cars will boast some sort of electrification.<p>The numerous announcements from automakers declare …

Electric Vehicles

2018 Honda Accord Hybrid gets rid of the compromises

With the same performance, trunk space and driving dynamics as the base sedan, the new Accord will make going hybrid easier than ever.<p>Family sedans may be passé in this increasingly crossover SUV-dominated market, but they still offer the best blend of practicality, drivability and economy for your …

Trucks

World Solar Car Challenge in Australia’s Outback: Pictures

Travel (Australia)