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Waymo Jaguar I-Pace

Waymo's first self-driving car passengers providing feedback to shape future services

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car division plans to roll out a driverless taxi service, an industry first, by year's end. Ahead of the launch, its early riders program is providing crucial feedback. "The primary focus of our early rider program is really to have them give us feedback about... read more

June 22, 2018 by
 
Elaphe in-wheel electric powertrain

Slovenian company makes in-wheel plug-and-play electric motors

Electric powertrains continue to redefine automotive engineering, but we haven't quite seen anything like Slovenian startup Elaphe has created. The company has spent 15 years... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
uberPOOL using commuter tax benefits

Google Maps no longer allows in-app Uber booking on Android

Android users will find a useful feature missing the next time they open Google Maps. The technology company has removed the feature that allowed customers to book an Uber... read more June 21, 2018 by


 
What's the difference between lead-acid and AGM car batteries?

What are the differences between flooded and AGM lead-acid batteries?

While the engine of your car might be its heart, it's the battery that provides the juice to get that engine moving. By now, you probably know plenty about how your engine... read more June 19, 2018 by


 
Why do diesel engines make more torque than gasoline engines?

5 reasons why diesel engines make more torque than gasoline engines

Horsepower is fun in its own way, but torque can be just as entertaining. If you want to rip stumps out of the ground, you'll want a whole lot of torque. That also means... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
2019 Volvo V60

Volvo invests in Silicon Valley lidar company for autonomous driving technology

Volvo and the Silicon Valley-based Luminar have announced a new partnership that gives the Swedish brand access to the company's lidar sensing platform for continued... read more June 15, 2018 by


 
VW to use quantum computers in electric-car battery development

VW to use quantum computing to develop tailored batteries for its EVs

Volkswagen says quantum computers may help the company develop batteries customized to future electric vehicles, the German automaker said June 8. The news last week came... read more June 12, 2018 by


 
Kitty Hawk Flyer

Kitty Hawk Flyer ready for production

As major cities continue to become more crowded, a number of firms, big and small, are in a race to deliver to the market small, low-noise aircraft that can be used to beat... read more June 8, 2018 by


 
2018 Cadillac CT6 with Super Cruise

Super Cruise coming to full Cadillac lineup, other GM brands

It was only a matter of time. General Motors announced on Wednesday that its Super Cruise semi self-driving system will soon proliferate across the automaker's other brands... read more June 6, 2018 by


 
Ford technology patent to detect lane-splitting motorcyclists

Ford patents lane-splitting safety tech to help protect motorcyclists

The practice of lane splitting gives motorcyclists a reprieve from stop-and-go traffic, but it also opens up new risks for both riders and motorists. Ford may have a... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
Apple iOS12 CarPlay

Apple's CarPlay to support 3rd party navigation apps, here comes Waze

Apple CarPlay is a fantastic piece of tech that allows a vehicle's infotainment screen to mimic the driver's iPhone's screen, except for one glaring issue: Users can't pull... read more June 4, 2018 by


 
2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Partially self-driving Jeep Grand Cherokees may start arriving in 2020

The 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee may be Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' first mass-market vehicle available to buyers with Level 2 self-driving tech, company executives announced on... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
Audi e-tron replaces side mirrors with cameras

Audi e-tron will use cameras in place of side mirrors, but not in US

Audi's first battery-electric crossover will also usher in radical new technology for the automotive industry. The production e-tron electric crossover will ditch traditional... read more June 1, 2018 by


 
California digital license plate

California will begin testing digital license plates that cost $700

California will become the first state to test digital license plates after state officials agreed to introduce the technology. To start, the city will take delivery of 24... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving prototype

FCA in talks to use Waymo self-driving tech in showroom-bound models

Waymo is making huge strides in the race to develop a safe and robust self-driving service. The Alphabet-owned company formerly known as the Google Self-Driving Car Project... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

GM's self-driving car business receives $2.25B from world's biggest tech fund

General Motors' self-driving car business (GM Cruise) has been given a huge vote of confidence by SoftBank Vision Fund. The fund, which controls more than $100 billion in... read more May 31, 2018 by


 
 

 
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