Tin Hang Liu

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Chevrolet will build thousands of autonomous Bolt EVs, report says

If it happens, it would be the largest self-driving deployment of its kind.<p>Chevrolet has not been shy about its autonomous ambitions, but it's about to get <i>really</i> ambitious with an alleged plan to roll out thousands of self-driving cars in the near future.<p>General Motors will produce thousands of …

Autonomous Cars

Toyota works to develop advanced electric-car battery | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp said it aims to develop a more advanced electric-car battery “in a few years” that will allow the Japanese automaker to build vehicles with up to 15 percent greater range and battery life than they have currently.<p>A Toyota Prius Prime is seen during the media …

Electric Vehicles

Apple’s deal with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola hints at bigger connected car ambitions

?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="no"?<p>Applemay have scrapped its plans to build self-driving cars, but if its recent deal with Indian ride-hailing firm Ola is anything to go by, the tech giant’s auto industry ambitions are far from over.<p>Ola, India's largest ride-hailing company, …

Safety regulators want smartphone makers to develop a driving version of airplane mode

Federal regulators will recommend smartphone makers like Apple and Samsung implement a driving mode that prevents drivers from using certain features that could distract them behind the wheel, The New York Times reported on Tuesday.<p>The feature would be similar to airplane mode, which disables a …

Traffic Safety

Uber is being mocked by its biggest competitor in China

According to Zhen Liu, SVP of Strategy at Uber China, the car service will not only catch up to, but beat dominant rival Didi within the next year. "Last year, we were only operating in eight cities and we were [at] about one percent market share, Liu said in an interview at Converge in Hong …

Markets

Electric Car Conversion Kit Has Great Potential

eBay is a wonderful, wonderful place. When it was founded in 1995, eBay paved the way to eCommerce as we know it today. Needless to say this, but …

Tesloop offers city-to-city autonomous travel in a Tesla

Travelers in the Southwest have a new all-electric option: long-distance car sharing in a Tesla with Autopilot. The service is called Tesloop, and it currently serves 15 cities in southern California, plus Henderson and Las Vegas in Nevada and Phoenix, Arizona.<p>The idea came to founder Haydn (one …

Tesla

Hardware upgrades offer new opportunities

Imagine if Apple or Samsung did an over-the-air battery upgrade with their phones.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>Software upgrades are commonplace. We have them in apps, video …

Tech Industry

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Technology A ‘Scam’: Tesla Co-Founder

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is not a fan of hydrogen fuel cell technology, and it is not a secret to anyone as the electric car creator has called hydrogen …

Automobile Driving Museum show offers electric-car history retrospective

The first modern electric cars to go on sale in large numbers were the Nissan Leaf and first-generation Chevrolet Volt, both of which arrived in …

Tesla made a major bet to stand out from the competition — and now it might backfire

They're very fast, they can all but drive themselves, they can be summoned from a garage with no one at the wheel, and they are routinely improved by software updates over-the-air that allow owners to go to sleep and wake up with a new car in the driveway.<p>Everyone in the auto industry now …

Tesla

Let’s be clear: Tesla’s Autopilot is not a ‘self-driving car’

Tesla’s “Autopilot” system can do some impressive things.<p>It can steer a car through traffic and execute passing maneuvers with no involvement from the driver other than a flick of a turn-signal stalk. But while it does enable some autonomous driving, Autopilot does not turn a Tesla Model S or Model …

Nest's co-founder is releasing a smart go-kart for kids

Nest co-creator Tony Fadell isn't focused <i>solely</i> on making intelligent thermostats and smoke detectors. He recently unveiled Actev Motors, a company whose inaugural Arrow Smart-Kart promises to give kids a taste of what smart cars are like. The electric go-kart includes GPS, a and WiFi to keep …

Go-karts

Uber joins race for driverless cars

<b>US car-hailing company Uber has joined the race for driverless car technology, confirming it is testing a vehicle on the streets of Pittsburgh.</b><p>The company said in a statement it had outfitted a Ford Fusion with radar, laser scanners and cameras.<p>Uber's project is being carried out in partnership …

Driverless Cars

GM and Cruise Automation admit they're testing self-driving Chevy Bolts

Cruise Automation, the self-driving car startup recently acquired by GM, just updated its home page with a photo of an electric Chevy Bolt prototype fitted with a sensor array on the roof. Behind the wheel appears to be Cruise co-founder Kyle Vogt. "We are testing our autonomous technology on the …

Autonomous Cars

This Google Patent Is Like Human Flypaper For Cars

It will make pedestrian strikes like hitting a really, really big bug.<p>If you are ever struck by a self-driven car in the future, then you might finally understand how a bug feels on your windshield--except you'll have a better chance of surviving.<p>Google has put through a patent for a new strategy …

Autonomous Cars

Uber teases a first look at its self-driving car

Get ready, Pittsburgh. Uber's self-driving car is about to hit the road.<p>The ride-hailing company announced on Thursday that it will soon begin …

The Marvel headset is an early attempt at a VR operating system for your phone

You can do a lot of things in virtual reality, but so far, there's no commonly accepted VR operating system — a full interface that offers all the same options as a desktop or mobile system. On tethered headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, you can use a program like Virtual Desktop, which …

Virtual Reality

Google Wants to Do More Behind Your Wheel

Google is pushing deeper into the automotive industry with an update to Android Auto that will add popular features and make the connected car …

Android News

Uber’s self-driving cars are on the road

Just days after Google-owned Waze announced its entry into ride-hailing, Uber has released a photo of one of the self-driving cars it’s testing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>“If you’re driving around Pittsburgh in the coming weeks you might see a strange sight: a car that looks like it should be …

Autonomous Cars

Google and Apple steer toward different auto ambitions

Google hires testers for self-driving cars while Apple invests in a major car-hailing app. Meanwhile, Facebook's Zuckerberg is meeting with conservative leaders to calm concerns of liberal bias.

Driverless Cars

Former head of Google’s Project Ara on leaving to start Airbus’ new Silicon Valley lab

At this point in Silicon Valley’s history, it’s nearly impossible to walk down the street without tripping over some incubator or accelerator created by a major corporation hoping to magically capture a little bit of the region’s innovative pixie dust.<p>Most of these efforts don’t amount to much more …

BMW promises autonomous, electric flagship for 2021 called iNext

We're just about halfway through 2016 and BMW is already talking about product plans for 2021.<p>At BMW's annual shareholders meeting Thursday, company …

Tesla Drivers Claim Autopilot Caused Crashes

In a preview of a type of dispute that is certain to become much more common, two drivers of Tesla’s Model S this week blamed the car’s self-driving …

Tesla

The Information Age is over; welcome to the Experience Age

Twenty-five years after the introduction of the World Wide Web, the Information Age is coming to an end. Thanks to mobile screens and Internet everywhere, we’re now entering what I call the “Experience Age.”<p>When was the last time you updated your Facebook status? Maybe you no longer do? It’s been …

App Store

Elon Musk is desperate for veteran minds to do the 'dirty end of engineering'

Musk says he is "hell-bent" on making the Silicon Valley automotive upstart a manufacturing powerhouse, but his vision relies on finding veteran auto engineers to ramp up volume ten-fold in four years — a challenge even for established carmakers.<p>Tesla on Wednesday said it would build 500,000 cars …

Tesla

'Uber for Tractors' Lets You Rent Farm Equipment From Actual Farmers

Get a John Deere tractor for as little as $188 a day.<p>Farm equipment costs a small fortune. It's the second-largest expense on farms, aside from the land, according to the USDA farm census, which says farm equipment across the nation's farms is worth $244 billion. A single farm can have millions of …

Google and Fiat Chrysler aren't sure who owns self-driving car data

Google and Fiat Chrysler left a lot of questions unanswered when they unveiled their self-driving car partnership... and that's because they haven't answered some of those questions themselves, apparently. Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne told guests at an event that the two companies have yet …

Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Driverless Cars

Image source: Google.<p>Driverless cars may seem a bit like a futuristic fairy tale, or nightmare, depending on your perspective. These vehicles will move us around where we want to go without assistance from us, and will be much better at driving than we could ever hope to to be.<p>Most of us have heard …

Government documents reveal Dyson is making an electric car

There might come a time when the image of a vacuum isn't the first thing that pops into your head whenever someone says "Dyson." It seems the company has received funding from the UK government yet again, this time to help finance the development of something much bigger than the 360 Eye: an …