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Jaguar I-Pace Audible Vehicle Alert System

Listen to the Jaguar I-Pace's audible vehicle alert

We've taken the internal-combustion engine for granted for a long time. As electric cars become more common, governments and automakers need to deal with a new problem: electric cars are virtually silent in operation, and that can make them dangerous for pedestrians who are blind or simply not... read more

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Audi Matrix LED headlight technology

US to finally allow modern, self-dimming adaptive headlights

While automakers have implemented advanced headlight technology in other markets for years, outdated regulations in the United States have kept advances from the market. That... read more October 15, 2018 by


 
Ford Intersection Priority Management

Ford proposes a future without traffic lights

Vehicle-to-everything communications technology, more commonly referred to as V2X, is poised to change the way cars operate in the very near future. Numerous automakers are... read more October 12, 2018 by


 
2019 Mazda CX-5 (Japanese spec)

Mazda CX-5 gets punchy 2.5-liter turbo, GVC Plus handling

Mazda has introduced a round of updates for its CX-5 small crossover SUV including the addition of a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-4. The updates were announced Thursday for... read more October 11, 2018 by


 
Honda Smart Intersection Technology

Future Hondas might be able to virtually see through and around buildings

Honda has developed what it calls a "smart intersection" that allows cars to virtually see through buildings, walls, and other obstructions at intersections. One day, all... read more October 10, 2018 by


 
2018 Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo

Porsche North America CEO: Porsches will always have a steering wheel and pedals

Porsche drivers want it all. So says Porsche North America CEO Klaus Zellmer. When it comes to self-driving cars, that means Porsche drivers want to hand off the driving when... read more October 10, 2018 by


 
Nvidia Drive AGX Xavier

Volvo will use Nvidia AI chip in next-gen SPA2 platform

Volvo is the latest automaker to announce plans to integrate Nvidia's powerful Drive AGX chips in its cars. Volvo said Wednesday that Nvidia's Drive AGX Xavier chip will be... read more October 10, 2018 by


 
2019 Mercedes-Benz S560e

Mercedes-Benz S560e's plug-in hybrid system to filter across to C- and E-Class

The new S560e variant in Mercedes-Benz's S-Class lineup is the first to feature the automaker's third-generation plug-in hybrid system, which has not only been tuned for... read more October 10, 2018 by


 
Toyota e-Palette self-driving electric mobility concept

Toyota and Softbank form Monet mobility company, plan autonomous services

Toyota and technology investment firm Softbank on Thursday agreed to join forces in developing a new mobility company that will offer a variety of services including... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

Feds look to loosen rules holding back self-driving car development

Companies in the self-driving car space have been clamoring for a loosening of road rules originally designed for cars with human drivers, which the companies say are... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
Concept rendering for Cruise purpose-built self-driving car

Honda will invest $2.75B in GM's Cruise self-driving car business

In the race to develop the world's first safe, reliable and robust driverless ride-hailing service, General Motors and its Cruise self-driving car unit just received major... read more October 3, 2018 by


 
Aeva lidar sensor

Ex-Apple engineers create next-gen lidar for self-driving cars

Lidar is an essential component of self-driving cars, and a company by the name of Aeva believes it has something breakthrough. The company's lidar system fits in a small box... read more October 1, 2018 by


 
VW-Microsoft technology partnership

VW chooses Microsoft as tech partner for digital services, mobility

Volkswagen plans to invest $4 billion to invest in digitalization by 2025, and it has named Microsoft as its partner for future endeavors. VW announced Friday it has entered... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz Concept

Volkswagen developing virtual test drivers for self-driving tech

Volkswagen wants to one day forego real-world testing for self-driving technology. As a result, the German auto giant announced it is developing virtual "test drivers" of the... read more September 28, 2018 by


 
General Motors Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan

GM files trademark for "Sport Control AWD" name

General Motors has something brewing involving an all-wheel-drive system. GM Authority first discovered on Wednesday a trademark filing for the name "Sport Control AWD." The... read more September 27, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz MBUX user interface

Mercedes-Benz cars will soon suggest safest areas to park

In the near future, Mercedes-Benz cars will tell drivers the safest place to park to avoid crime-filled and unsafe areas. New technology from the brand is under development... read more September 27, 2018 by


 
 

 
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