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Hyundai personal assistant agent

Hey Hyundai? Automaker to offer personal assistant beginning in 2019

As soon as 2019, Hyundai will offer drivers an in-car personal assistant powered by Soundhound's artificial intelligence (AI) system. The Korean brand announced Thursday its "intelligent personal agent" will make its debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show along with a conceptual cockpit. The... read more

December 22, 2017 by
 
Mini’s 7-speed dual-clutch transmission

Mini adds dual-clutch transmission

Mini is adding a third transmission option to its lineup in the form of a 7-speed dual-clutch unit that boasts faster gear shifts and improved efficiency compared to the... read more December 20, 2017 by


 
Lazzarini Design flying hover car concept

Italian firm Lazzarini Design shows retro flying car concept

Most flying car concepts we've seen don't bear much resemblance to the traditional automobile. Instead, they forge a path forward with futuristic design and new ideas... read more December 19, 2017 by


 
2012 Toyota RAV4 EV

Toyota ramps up electrification, targets 1 million zero-emission cars by 2030

Toyota on Monday announced it would accelerate its vehicle electrification plans as part of an overarching strategy to reduce fleet-wide carbon emissions by as much as 90... read more December 17, 2017 by


 
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... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
nuTonomy self-driving prototype on the streets of Boston

nuTonomy’s self-driving cars now giving Lyft users rides in Boston

Boston, Massachusetts-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy made headlines in 2016 when it launched the world’s first self-driving taxi service. Albeit a trial only... read more December 13, 2017 by


 
Alauda Racing flying car racing series

The sky's the limit: flying car racing series under development

Australia bid goodbye to local automobile manufacturing this past October as the final Holden Commodore rolled off the assembly line, but perhaps the country will be at the... read more December 12, 2017 by


 
Hain family participating in Volvo Drive Me self-driving car project

Volvo delivers first self-driving cars to families in Drive Me project

Volvo is undertaking an ambitious project where up to 100 of its self-driving prototypes will be handed over to regular customers in Gothenburg, Sweden, the automaker’s... read more December 12, 2017 by


 
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


 
Didi logo

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


 
 

 
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