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BMW with Alexa integration

Amazon Alexa voice assistant coming to more cars via SDK

Amazon wants users to take Alexa with them and now offers an Alexa Auto software development kit (SDK). The online retailer announced Thursday that the SDK will integrate all of Alexa's core functions into a vehicle's infotainment system. Primarily, the functions include the ability to place phone... read more

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Ferrari factory in Maranello, Italy

Ferrari improves painting process

Always looking for ways to improve its production process, Ferrari has a new paint that reduces energy consumption at its plant and improves the resistance of the painted... read more August 1, 2018 by


 
Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo concept

Porsche designed Mission E Cross Turismo with self-driving tech in mind

Porsche's Mission E Cross Turismo concept was the big surprise of March's 2018 Geneva auto show. It previews a potential soft-roader version of Porsche's upcoming Taycan... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
Elon Musk at Tesla Model 3 reveal

Elon Musk says future Teslas will be like K.I.T.T. with AI

Twitter makes it incredibly easy to gain insight into what Tesla CEO Elon Musk is thinking, for better or worse. On Sunday, Musk let slip on the social media platform that... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
Otto self-driving truck prototype

Uber ceases self-driving truck development to focus on cars

Uber will park its self-driving truck development in order to focus more resources on self-driving cars, the company announced Monday. The ride-hailing giant originally got... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
Toyota Project Portal 2.0 fuel cell-powered semi-trailer truck

Toyota's Project Portal fuel cell semi progresses to beta stage

Toyota isn't giving up on its support of fuel cells and is instead working on applying the technology in both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. The automaker already... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
Drive.ai self-driving car service starting in Texas

Drive.ai self-driving taxi service starts trial in Texas

Silicon Valley-based Drive.ai has become the latest firm offering rides to the public in a self-driving car. Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving unit Waymo has been running its... read more July 31, 2018 by


 
Waymo self-driving car

Waymo's latest trial shows how companies can use self-driving cars to improve services

Self-driving cars are most commonly linked with the taxi industry but this is just one area where they could potentially operate. Waymo is now expanding its trial of... read more July 26, 2018 by


 
Ford Michigan Central Station renderings

Ford Autonomous Vehicles is Blue Oval's new unit for self-driving cars

Future self-driving cars and associated engineering will have a home inside Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC. The Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker announced the new... read more July 25, 2018 by


 
Toyota e-Palette self-driving electric mobility concept

Toyota will have Level 4 self-driving cars at 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Toyota will put on a technological show for the world when all eyes are on Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic Games. This will include the demonstration of a Level 4 self-driving car... read more July 25, 2018 by


 
GM's Maven Peer Cars car sharing service

Make extra money renting out your GM car through Maven

General Motors' Maven mobility brand will now let owners rent out their personal car. Maven announced on Tuesday that Peer Cars will launch in a handful of U.S. cities for a... read more July 24, 2018 by


 
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

Waymo's self-driving cars are driving 25,000 miles a day

Each and every day, Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car subsidiary sees its fleet of autonomous vehicles drive a combined distance of 25,000 miles—and the mileage is... read more July 24, 2018 by


 
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tire fitted to the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

Michelin wants to replace oil with wood in tires

Wooden tires don't have the best ring to them, but Michelin firmly believes they'll be a reality in 2020. The French tire maker told Motoring in a report published this month... read more July 22, 2018 by


 
Ferrari 488 Pista

Ferrari files patent for 4-cylinder engine with electric compressor, exhaust energy regeneration

It won't power a Dino—it seems that nameplate is never going to return—but a 4-cylinder engine may be in development at Ferrari. Autoguide has discovered a patent... read more July 20, 2018 by


 
BMW ReachNow app now with ride-sharing feature

BMW's ReachNow app now with Uber-rivaling ride-hailing service

BMW on Tuesday announced that its car-sharing app ReachNow designed for Apple and Android smartphones will offer users the ability to hail a ride, just like the apps of Uber... read more July 18, 2018 by


 
Self-driving cars

Bosch and Daimler pick Nvidia AI chip for self-driving cars

Bosch and Daimler, two of Germany's biggest automotive firms, announced Wednesday that they have selected Nvidia's Drive Pegasus artificial intelligence computer chip and... read more July 11, 2018 by


 
 

 
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