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Zacua introduces the first electric car from Mexico

You might not know about Zacua, but the company is making headlines on both sides of the border with the first electric car made completely in Mexico …

Electric Vehicles

Hackers Are the Real Obstacle for Self-Driving Vehicles - MIT Technology Review

Before autonomous trucks and taxis hit the road, manufacturers will need to solve problems far more complex than collision avoidance and navigation …

Machine Learning

Ford could go ‘all-in’ on all-electric vehicles under new leadership

Ford’s electrification plan has been disappointing to EV enthusiasts. They focused on hybrid vehicles and the company’s first all-electric vehicle built from the ground up to be electric is not expected to arrive until 2020.<p>But now an analyst sees an opportunity for Ford to go ‘all-in’ on EVs …

Electric Vehicles

Fisker EMotion electric luxury sedan to be shown at CES in January

Henrik Fisker, legendary automotive designer and the man behind the now-defunct Fisker Automotive company, is getting ready for his grand return to …

Electric Vehicles

May Mobility is a self-driving startup with a decade of experience

May Mobility is a startup making its official debut at Y Combinator’s demo day on Monday, focused on offering autonomous driving technology that companies with commercial fleets will be able to use in the near-term, not a decade from now. But the startup, while young, actually has a decade of …

Startups

Where Rosie Once Riveted, Cars Will Now Drive Themselves

Self-driving cars will begin taking test laps this December on the site of a famous World War II airplane factory in Michigan where Rosie the Riveter …

Transportation

Many homes aren’t ready to charge electric cars without blowing the fuse

Strange but true: In many homes, you can’t charge your Tesla Model S and make a cup of tea at the same time.<p>This warning comes from National Grid, which operates the UK’s electricity-transmission network, as it prepares for a future when cars run on electricity instead of gasoline.<p>These are the …

Electrical Grid

China Just Relaunched the World’s Fastest Train

China will once again hold the title for the world’s fastest train.<p>Following a fatal crash in 2011, the high speed train service reduced its upper …

Trains

Auto giant Continental buys Singapore-based Quantum Inventions for $29M

German automotive giant Continental is furthering its push into the future of transportation after it got its check book out to acquire Quantum Inventions, a Singapore-based company that specializes in mobility data services.<p>The deal was announced in June with little fanfare and it is officially …

Consulting

Electric Vehicle Prospects: Bad Analogies Are Worse Than No Analogies

Several decades ago, an auto writer remarked that the electric car was on the verge of commerciality and had been his entire career. Which is suggestive but hardly definitive when listening to voices like Richard Branson argue that in ten years, all cars will be electric or RethinkX claims that …

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet First Look

/ Cars / Mercedes-Benz / E-Class / 2018 / Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet First Look<p>BUYER'S GUIDE<p>Last year's 19-foot coupe concept loses its roof<p>Words, Julia LaPalme Photos, Manufacturer Photos<p>Share this article<p>Last year, Mercedes wowed us all with an electric coupe concept it called the Vision …

Trucks

Ford Motor Company: Data and the future of autonomous vehicles | ZDNet

The automotive industry is headed toward artificial intelligence, data, and a complex web of platforms and ecosystems. In this exclusive …

Big Data

1956 Aston Martin DBR1 sells for record-setting $22.5M - SlashGear

California’s Monterey Car Week event is currently taking place, as you can guess from all the big car announcements and flashy concepts being shown …

Aston Martin

NVIDIA CEO: Here's Our Road Map for Growth From Autonomous Cars -- The Motley Fool

Driverless cars are coming fast -- and should rev up growth for the artificial-intelligence company's auto platform.<p><b>NVIDIA</b> (NASDAQ:NVDA) reported …

Stocks

Frankfurt commuters may soon jump aboard self-driving shuttles

Continental, a German auto manufacturer, has announced plans to test a “robo-taxi” in Frankfurt. The CuBe (Continental Urban mobility Experience) will be a blueprint for the future development of autonomous shared transport in urban areas.<p>The CuBe will be fitted with driver assistance programs and …

Transportation

Why Do Electric Vehicles Only Have 1 Gear?

Engineering Explained, in partnership with the Formula E, explained the topic of a single-gear transmission, a set-up typically utilized in electric …

Electric Vehicles

VW's electric microbus will become a reality in 2022

When Volkswagen unveiled the ID Buzz, the assumption was that it would meet the same fate as many concept cars: it'd look good at an auto show, and promptly disappear when cold economic realities set in. Thankfully, the Buzz won't suffer that fate. VW has announced that it will put the …

Transportation

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Officially Going Into Production by 2022

Cargo version also announced<p>Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz concept that debuted earlier this year in Detroit was a 21st Century take on the classic Microbus, and ever since its introduction VW has strongly hinted that it wanted to build it. Now, the automaker has officially announced its plans to put the …

Volkswagen

Yellowstone Supervolcano Could Power Electric Cars of the Future

<i>This story originally appeared on Newsweek and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Electric cars and smartphones of the future could be powered …

Batteries

Tesla will add automatic “enter/exit” seat positions in future software update after Twitter request

Tesla is leveraging both its CEO’s popularity on twitter and its cars’ over-the-air update capability to respond to another customer request, with CEO Elon Musk promising on twitter that a future software update will include a function to automatically move the seat and steering wheel into a more …

Elon Musk

The XYT is a modular, customizable electric car comprised of just 580 parts

<b>It's small, it's simple, and it's designed to be customized to fit the needs of the owner, and modified or upgraded over its life.</b><p>Instead of focusing …

Electric Vehicles

Quadrofoil - Amazing Electric Hydrofoil of the Future

Amazing

Dyson is (almost) definitely developing an electric car

Dyson just threw another Aston Martin executive into the melting pot.<p>In the car world, it doesn’t get much classier than Aston Martin – the luxury …

Electric Vehicles

Soul-crushing traffic may plague the total solar eclipse — these maps reveal the worst choke points

Monday's total solar eclipse will be the first to slice across the US in 99 years, inspiring many Americans to pack up the car and drive to totality: the path of the moon's darkest shadow.<p>In fact, up to 7.4 million people may journey to the 70-mile-wide, 2,800-mile-long track where the moon will …

Astronomy

The advantages of the Mercedes-Benz 48-volt system

As fuel economy and emissions standards continue to tighten around the world, automakers continue to seek ways to make power while using less fuel. …

Trucks

A McLaren electric car could challenge the world’s most powerful machines

Why it matters to you<p>Many sources believe electrification is the way forward, and McLaren could show how to apply the technology to the supercar …

Electric Vehicles

The Electric-Bike Conundrum

It was nighttime, a soft summer night, and I was standing on Eighty-second Street and Second Avenue, in Manhattan, with my wife and another couple. We were in the midst of saying goodbye on the small island between the bike lane and the avenue when a bike whooshed by, soundless and very fast. I had …

Cycling

Self-driving truck that’s built to crash comes to Colorado

Tech and automotive companies have quietly been trialing autonomous trucks since 2015. Thus far, these tests (from the likes of Daimler and Uber) have been inconspicuous enough to go unnoticed by other drivers. But, a new kind of driverless truck is designed to stick out like a sore thumb. And, if …

Transportation

Hyundai reportedly announces ‘shift’ to electric vehicles with already planned electric Genesis

In a bizarre move today, several media outlets, like Reuters and BBC, are reporting that Korean automaker Hyundai is announcing a ‘shift’ to electric vehicles and confirmed a new “long-range” premium sedan by 2021.<p>But that’s something Hyundai already confirmed months ago.<p>Hyundai Executive Vice …

Electric Vehicles