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Tesla Autopilot

UK insurer first to offer discount for self-driving car tech

Tesla drivers in the United Kingdom have all the more reason to engage the car's AutoPilot system when in the appropriate situation. Direct Line, a British auto insurer, will now offer a 5 percent discount on premiums for drivers who use the self-driving technology. The system's use is actually in... read more

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Honda 3E robot concepts for 2018 CES

Honda bringing new robot concepts to 2018 CES

The rise of the robots cometh...to the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show next month. We've already seen a handful of other robot concepts coming to the show, but Honda has... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
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Report: Uber’s Chinese rival Didi to expand to North America

A Chinese rival to ridesharing companies like Uber and Lyft may be about to set up shop in North America. According to Reuters’ sources, Didi Chuxing plans to expand... read more December 8, 2017 by


 
Honda self-driving car prototype

Honda to partner with China’s SenseTime on AI tech for self-driving cars

As part of its 2030 Vision strategy announced in June, Honda aims to have a car with Level 4 self-driving capability on sale by the year 2025. The target date is later than... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
GM Marketplace to allow drivers to shop and order food in-car

You can now order coffee, donuts, or GM products right from a GM vehicle

General Motors wants to make it easier to order your Starbucks coffee, find the nearest Shell station, or even reserve a table at the local TGI Fridays. On Tuesday, the... read more December 6, 2017 by


 
BMW electrification roadmap

BMW’s electrification plans mapped out

The BMW Group is committed to launching 25 electrified cars by 2025, 12 of which will be battery-powered electrics. The automaker on Tuesday revealed the full schedule for... read more December 5, 2017 by


 
VW MOIA ride-sharing concept car

Volkswagen reveals MOIA ride-sharing electric van concept

The Volkswagen Group doesn't simply want to electrify its portfolio of brands and cars for personal ownership, it also wants to provide sustainable transportation in other... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Will the Hennessey Venom F5 actually be capable of hitting 300 mph?

Will the Hennessey Venom F5 be capable of hitting 300 mph?

Hennessey Performance Engineering is making some rather bold claims. The Texas tuner recently revealed a new vehicle called the Venom F5. HPE says the Venom F5 will have... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Yamaha self-driving motorcycle, Motobot

Yamaha to show robot rider at CES that will challenge Valentino Rossi

Yamaha plans to pit man against machine with its latest self-riding motorcycle concept. And it has an appropriate name: Motobot. The Japanese motorcycle company announced... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
Intel deal with Warner Bros for future self-driving car entertainment

Intel and Warner Bros deal hints at entertainment future in self-driving cars

Marketers, advertisers, and companies in general are itching to implement the next era of entertainment and connectivity. It's coming, and it will likely be broadcast in... read more December 1, 2017 by


 
Race Car brakes versus street car brakes

What are the differences between race car and street car braking systems?

You might know that there's a physical difference between race car brakes and street car brakes. The size of the rotors, the materials used in the pads, and the brake lines... read more November 30, 2017 by


 
Engineering Explained examines a catback exhaust system

Can a catback exhaust actually make your car faster?

Finding the aftermarket modifications that will make your car a better performer can be an adventure. Every company under the sun claims all sorts of horsepower, torque, and... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen's new Budack engine cycle

How does VW's Budack engine cycle work?

Volkswagen isn't reinventing the way your internal combustion engine works. The automaker has, however, created a new twist on the Otto cycle that's a revised version of the... read more November 29, 2017 by


 
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

Waymo's self-driving car fleet clips 4-million mile mark, set to kick off self-driving taxi service

Four million miles down, unlimited potential to go. Waymo's fleet of self-driving cars has officially reached the four-million-mile mark in about eight years of total... read more November 28, 2017 by


 
Ask Mercedes augmented reality app and chatbot

Mercedes-Benz offers augmented reality app to replace owner's manuals

Flipping through numerous pages of text isn't exactly the most difficult way to find the answer to a question about your car. However, it isn't the most advanced way, either... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
Proposed design for BMW Group Battery Cell Competence Center in Munich, Germany

BMW to build battery lab

In yet another sign of the growing importance of electrification, BMW on Friday announced plans to establish a lab dedicated to the development of batteries. To be located in... read more November 27, 2017 by


 
 

 
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