Autonomous cars

 
Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion prototype

Uber’s autonomous Ford Fusion to hit the roads in Pittsburgh

This month has seen a wave of announcements regarding autonomous cars and its application to ride-sharing. Not wanting to be left out, ride-sharing giant Uber, which is developing its own autonomous technology, announced on Thursday that its prototypes are about to start testing on public roads in... read more

May 20, 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 pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

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


 
Google's autonomous Lexus RX450h

Google explains how its autonomous SUV ran into a bus: Video

Google says that a recent crash between one of its self-driving Lexus RX 450h test cars and a city bus happened due to an obstruction in the road and a subsequent... read more March 15, 2016 by


 
Ford autonomous car development

Ford latest to make “mobility provider” transition: Video

Automakers in general see their future as being mobility providers rather than solely manufacturers of cars and trucks. This change in thinking is in direct response to... read more March 14, 2016 by


 
GM to acquire San Francisco-based Cruise Automation

GM acquires Cruise Automation, moves closer to autonomous driving

General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] announced it has bought San Francisco-based Cruise Automation, a young startup firm that specializes in autonomous vehicle technology. The... read more March 11, 2016 by


 
 

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