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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 to highlight Toyota's goal of providing personal transport for everyone, including those that are too old to drive or suffer... read more

July 25, 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


 
Why the pushrod engine still exists

5 reasons why pushrod engines still exist

The pushrod engine is a rather archaic piece of engineering, but automakers have stuck by it to this day. Notably, Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles and General Motors still shove... read more July 4, 2018 by


 
Nuro self-driving car with Kroger grocery delivery

Shop, click, deliver: Kroger to test self-driving grocery delivery vehicles

Autonomous grocery deliveries could soon come to local neighborhoods as the Kroger supermarket chain announced last Thursday that it will partner with Nuro for self-driving... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2018 New York auto show

Hyundai partners with Autotalks to develop vehicle-to-everything technology

Hyundai has a new partner to develop future vehicle-to-everything (V2X) technology in Autotalks, an Israel-based company founded in 2008. The Korean automaker announced on... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
The RCCI engine uses both diesel and gasoline

The RCCI engine uses both gasoline and diesel fuel

When most of us pull up to the pump, we are in vehicles that require gasoline. A portion of us sidle up to diesel pumps. In the future, maybe we'll we'll drive vehicles with... read more July 3, 2018 by


 
Waymo Jaguar I-Pace

Waymo needs “large number” of cars for European self-driving fleet

Waymo CEO John Krafcik has revealed that the mobility company will need to add a “large number” of additional cars to its growing fleet of self-driving cars as it... read more June 29, 2018 by


 
DARPA have reinvented the wheel

DARPA reinvents the wheel

The best shape for a wheel is round...except when it isn't. In some cases, a vehicle will be able to operate more efficiently if its running on a set of tracks. A handful of... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen Group Sedric concept, 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show

VW, suppliers form alliance to help standardize self-driving car tech

As numerous automakers and technology companies continue to race toward the commercialization of self-driving cars, some fear a lack of standardization will harm innovation... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive

McLaren CEO calls for "weight race" instead of power race

If you're a fan of horsepower, then you are living in a golden age. For example, there's a Dodge sedan out there with over 700 horsepower. If you're playing in the hypercar... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW targets solid-state battery production by 2025

Solid-state batteries have the potential to realize a major step up in performance and safety of electric cars, which is why every major automaker worth its salt is... read more June 25, 2018 by


 
Waymo Jaguar I-Pace

Waymo's first self-driving car passengers providing feedback to shape future services

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo self-driving car division plans to roll out a driverless taxi service, an industry first, by year's end. Ahead of the launch, its early riders program... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
Uber self-driving prototype in San Francisco

Police say driver in self-driving Uber was watching "The Voice" before fatal crash

According to a report from Tempe, Arizona, police, the human backup driver in Uber's self-driving car was watching television before the car struck and killed a pedestrian... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
2015 Panoz Esperante Spyder GT

Self-healing paint coming to new Panoz cars, and perhaps your car

Like something from Q branch out of a James Bond film, self-healing paint will soon cover new Panoz cars. The American sports car and racing company announced on Tuesday that... read more June 22, 2018 by


 
 

 
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