Autonomous cars

 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW i’s focus changes to autonomous cars

With electric cars becoming mainstream, the BMW i sub-brand originally established for the zero-emission cars has changed its focus to autonomous driving technology. That’s the word of Klaus Fröhlich, BMW’s board member for R&D, who recently spoke with Reuters. BMW, like many... read more

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Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial

Queen paves way for autonomous cars in U.K.

The Queen of England took time out of an address to Parliament this morning to proclaim that she intends for her country to take the lead on developing autonomous cars. In... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Acura RLX autonomous vehicle prototype

Acura unveils its second autonomous car prototype

Acura has taken the wraps off of an RLX prototype that looks almost like what you can buy from one of its dealers—except that this one doesn't require a driver. This... read more May 18, 2016 by


 
Audi Piloted Driving demo--parking

Audi says its autonomous cars are learning to be considerate

Although there are some stereotypes that might suggest otherwise, cars are only as considerate as their drivers—even the autonomous ones if they're Audis. The German... read more May 13, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

Will BMW's new flagship be an electric car?

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] is currently igniting the hearts and wallets of a portion of the car-buying public that is interested in putting an electric vehicle in their garage... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Audi e-tron Quattro concept, 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show

Audi to launch at least 1 electrified car per year from 2018

In its annual general meeting held today in Ingolstadt, Germany, Audi outlined two key areas of focus for the future: electrification and digitization. No doubt spurred on by... read more May 12, 2016 by


 
Sergio Marchionne

Autonomous cars 5 years out, says Sergio Marchionne

The outspoken CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] said in an interview that fully autonomous cars are about five years away from legal road use, not a couple of... read more May 10, 2016 by


 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

GM and Lyft on-demand autonomous taxi service could start next year

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has been spending up big in preparation for the arrival of fully autonomous cars. First it invested $500 million in ride-sharing business... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid

FCA to build autonomous Chrysler Pacificas for Google

Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] have confirmed a partnership in the area of autonomous cars. As part of the partnership, Google’s autonomous car... read more May 4, 2016 by


 
Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h

Google, carmakers, ride-sharing services team up to expedite autonomous cars

The list is a who's who of autonomous driving: Google, Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], Volvo, Uber, and General Motors Company-backed [NYSE:GM] Lyft have all banded together to... read more April 27, 2016 by


 
ZF E-Bobility Advanced Urban Vehicle  -  Germany, 2015

Parking via smartphones and tablets: technology is ready, regulations aren't

It’s been nearly ten years since Lexus introduced to the U.S. market a system through which its big luxury sedan, the LS, could park itself. Since then there have been... read more April 26, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to offer free Autopilot month-long trial for current owners

Owners of Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model S and Model X electric vehicles who didn't pony up for the automaker's Autopilot semi-autonomous system can test it out for a month... read more April 19, 2016 by


 
Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber nabs Ford exec to lead autonomous driving push

In what may be the best sign yet that Uber is serious about becoming a leader in the emerging world of autonomous driving, the ride-sharing company announced this week that... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Volvo Drive Me autonomous car trial

Volvo plans autonomous car public trials in China

Next year will see Volvo run an autonomous car trial in its home market of Sweden where members of the public use self-driving XC90s on a daily basis to help gather data for... read more April 8, 2016 by


 
Mercedes-Benz Actros autonomous truck

Mercedes autonomous trucks take part in cross-border trial

In the not too distant future, the role of a truck driver may be obsolete. German auto giant Daimler, which owns major truck brands such as Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Freightliner... read more April 5, 2016 by


 
Roborace autonomous race car concept

Roborace autonomous race car concept revealed

The first race between fully autonomous cars is coming—and much soon than you think. A championship called Roborace is being established and if all goes to plan will... read more March 31, 2016 by


 
 

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