Car Tech

 
Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Ford outlines steps to ensure safety of its self-driving cars

Ford has promised to deliver a self-driving car by 2021. The automaker is targeting Level 4 self-driving capability, meaning the car will drive on its own but be limited on where it can go and in which whether conditions it can handle. A more capable Level 5 car that can completely replace a human... read more

August 21, 2018 by
 
Kia developing car audio separate for each passenger without using headphones

Kia's next-gen car audio technology will let each passenger listen to their own music without headphones

It's a familiar argument for families. Dad wants to listen to a podcast, mom has her favorite pop station, and the kids want to hear the same Disney song over and over again... read more August 13, 2018 by


 
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... read more August 11, 2018 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

You'll soon be able to compare safety of electronic driver aids across vehicles

Most major automakers offer electronic driver aids these days, some of which like Tesla's Autopilot can control the steering of a car. However, the performance levels of... read more August 8, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW M4 CS

BMW M explains how to use its dual-clutch transmission

Do you remember when BMW was self-described as the Ultimate Driving Machine? Those days are long gone but BMW still cranks out a few hits. It's nevertheless clear that BMW's... read more August 7, 2018 by


 
Cosworth corporate logo

How Cosworth uses race data to develop self-driving tech

Cosworth isn't best known for its self-driving car technology, but that could very well change one day. The legendary maker of Formula 1 and other high-performance engines... read more August 2, 2018 by


 
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


 
 

 
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