Autonomous cars

 
'Thousands' of self-driving Bolt EVs to be deployed next year: report

'Thousands' of self-driving Bolt EVs to be deployed next year: report

The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a crucial car for General Motors in more ways than one. With an EPA-rated 238-mile range and $37,495 base price (before federal, state, and local incentives), the Bolt EV considered a groundbreaking electric-car game changer. But the Chevy hatchback is also GM's main... read more

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Electric sidewalk delivery robot from Starship Technologies at 2017 Washington DC Auto Show

Starship electric sidewalk-delivery robot a hit at DC Auto Show

What would you do if a small, knee-high box on wheels with a flag topping its tall antenna whirred toward you electrically on a sidewalk at 4 miles per hour? It turns out... read more January 30, 2017 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Tesla Autopilot features edge closer to self-driving in 3 to 6 months

Last year, after Tesla updated the radar, camera, and ultrasonic sensors on its electric cars, CEO Elon Musk said the new hardware's capabilities would lag behind the cars on... read more January 25, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

Panasonic sees Tesla as deeper partner for self-driving cars too: CEO

Japanese electronics firm Panasonic has been a close partner of Tesla Motors for many years now. It is the Silicon Valley automaker's sole battery supplier, it helps fund and... read more January 23, 2017 by


 
Tesla Model S Autopilot engaged during cross-country record attempt

When will you buy your first fully autonomous car? Poll results

While electric cars received a disproportionate amount of media attention over the last five years, the focus is now turning. At the recent Consumer Electronics Show and... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
Chrysler Portal concept, 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Chrysler Portal concept: all-electric minivan for CES offers some self-driving (specs updated)

It was widely rumored that Chrysler would reveal an all-electric minivan at this week's Consumer Electronics Show—and now we have the details. But the Chrysler Portal... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
Faraday Future FF 91

Faraday Future unveils FF 91, its first production electric car; deposits open, no price given

Faraday Future unveiled its FF 91 electric car on the sidelines of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The battery-powered 1,050-horsepower vehicle is intended to... read more January 4, 2017 by


 
Tesla self-driving demonstration video screenshot

Tesla's autonomous-car efforts use big data no other carmaker has

In the automotive industry, Tesla is a leader in many respects—but it's hardly head-and-shoulders above the rest when it comes to self-driving cars. The Silicon Valley... read more December 30, 2016 by


 
Second-generation Ford Fusion Hybrid automated driving research vehicle

Fusion Hybrid again used for latest Ford autonomous test vehicle

If you see a Ford Fusion Hybrid mid-size sedan cruising along with no apparent input from the driver, rest assured that you are not hallucinating. Since 2013, Ford has used... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
Chevrolet Bolt EV self-driving prototype

Electric Chevy Bolt EV will be GM's first autonomous car

With its EPA-rated 238-mile range and a base price of $37,495, the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV is a serious foray by General Motors into mass-market, long-range electric cars. It... read more December 19, 2016 by


 
Car2Go in Chongqing, China

For car-sharing to grow, 6 assumptions are key: Daimler

Since its launch eight years ago, Daimler's Car2Go car-sharing service has expanded to multiple cities across Europe, the U.S., and China. Daimler—parent company of... read more December 15, 2016 by


 
2016 Tesla Model S

Tesla to roll out Autopilot self-driving capabilities 'very soon'

Tesla Motors will soon begin rolling out software to restore lost Autopilot driver-assistance features, its CEO says, as a prelude to what the company claims will be the... read more November 30, 2016 by


 
nuTonomy autonomous Renault Zoe in Boston

Autonomous Renault Zoe electric car to be tested in Boston by nuTonomy

The Renault Zoe electric car isn't sold in the U.S., but it will make an appearance on the streets of one U.S. city very soon. The battery-electric subcompact hatchback will... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
Tesla self-driving demonstration video screenshot

What a prototype self-driving Tesla 'sees' on public roads

Like a human driver, a self-driving car needs to "see" its environment in order to navigate through it. But instead of eyes, autonomous vehicles use an array of... read more November 21, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot

Tesla's own numbers show Autopilot has higher crash rate than human drivers

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Tesla’s claim that its Autopilot driver-assistance software is safer than a human driver. After a fatal Autopilot crash last May... read more November 10, 2016 by


 
Liviu Tudoran's "Apple iMove" design study

Apple Car always faced insanely great odds, now apparently dead

For the past couple of years, rumors about a potential Apple Car have garnered as much attention as any new product from an established automaker. Which is impressive... read more October 25, 2016 by


 

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