Autonomous cars

 
Your grandchildren won't fill their tanks—or even own cars: report

Your grandchildren won't fill their tanks—or even own cars: report

The internal-combustion car was the dominant form of personal transportation in the U.S. for most of the 20th century, and that is still the case today. But electric cars are gaining momentum, and they could lead to even more drastic changes in the car industry than just the abandonment of fossil... read more

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2016 Tesla Model S

Secret Tesla software updates simulate new Autopilot abilities on customers' cars

Tesla Motors regularly releases new features for its electric cars via over-the-air software updates. The system allows Tesla to upgrade its cars quickly, without... read more May 26, 2016 by


 
General Motors' Dan Ammann (center) with Lyft's John Zimmer (right) and Logan Green (left)

Chevy Bolt EV electric car to be GM-Lyft self-driving car testbed

It's the season of autonomous-car announcements, apparently. This week Google and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced that the Silicon Valley giant would use the Detroit... read more May 6, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model 3 design prototype  -  reveal event  -  March 2016

After Model 3, what will Tesla's 4th electric-car line be?

It won't enter production for almost two years, but the Tesla Model 3 has already made a splash. Hundreds of thousands of people have put down refundable $1,000 deposits for... read more May 3, 2016 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Model S, Model X owners get offer for free month of Autopilot

Every Tesla electric car built since late 2014 has the necessary hardware for Tesla's "Autopilot" suite of semi-autonomous driving features. But not every customer opts to... read more April 21, 2016 by


 
BMW Vision Next 100 concept

BMW marks 100th birthday with autonomous, zero-emission concept

BMW is now a century old. To celebrate, the brand has unveiled a concept car that emits nothing from its tailpipe and can drive itself. The automaker hasn't said just how the... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
Tesla's "Revolutionize Your Commute" video

Tesla Says Autopilot Self-Driving Will 'Revolutionize Your Commute'

Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has been quite busy over the past few months. Among other accomplishments, the company released its long-awaited "Autopilot"... read more January 27, 2016 by


 
Tesla Model S Version 7.1 software Summon automatic parking feature - from YouTube video by Ricco831

Creeping Toward KITT? Now Tesla Can Be Summoned And Park Itself (Video)

Tesla Motors continue to add self-driving capabilities to its Model S electric car at a breathtaking pace, and the company announced yet more this past Sunday. This latest... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
Image from Faraday Futures online sites, July 2015

Faraday Future Asks: How Would You Invent A Car With A Clean Sheet Of Paper?

It's not very often that a new car is designed completely from scratch. Established carmakers repeatedly reuse components and platforms, even for "all-new" models. But as a... read more December 24, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S owner tests Autopilot system from back seat

Will Nissan Leaf Offer Autonomous Driving Just Like A Tesla?

With the IDS Concept that Nissan showed at the recent Tokyo Motor Show, the automaker hinted that Nissan may be readying a suite of autonomous technologies—and a... read more November 12, 2015 by


 
Nissan electric car concept debuting at 2015 Tokyo Motor Show

Nissan's Tokyo Autonomous Concept: Next Leaf Electric Car--Or Not?

As we head out to the Tokyo Motor Show, the teaser photos and previews are starting to come in thick and fast. One from late last week was a shadowy image issued by Nissan of... read more October 26, 2015 by


 
Tesla Autopilot suite of features  -  with version 7.0 update

Tesla Autopilot: The 10 Most Important Things You Need To Know

Tesla Motors is now rolling out its much-awaited "Autopilot" software for the Model S electric car, and it has revealed a number of things about how the autonomous driving... read more October 16, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Could Tesla Add Autonomous Electric Car-Sharing As New Business?

The quarterly earnings conference calls held by Tesla Motors are always intriguing, and so it was with last week's second-quarter update. Financial analysts focused on the... read more August 11, 2015 by


 
Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

How To Cut Vehicle Emissions 90 Percent: Get Rid Of Human Drivers

The most straightforward way to reduce automotive emissions is probably to just get rid of cars. But what if you kept the cars, and eliminated their drivers instead? Acolytes... read more July 9, 2015 by


 
Tesla Model S P85D, 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Uber CEO To Tesla: Sell Me Half A Million Autonomous Electric Cars In 2020

Tesla Motors is one of several automakers planning to put a self-driving car on sale sometime in the next few years, and it already seems to have at least one big fan. This... read more July 7, 2015 by


 
2015 Tesla Model S 70D in new Ocean Blue color

Tesla To Launch Automated Passing Function, Timing Still Uncertain

When Tesla unveiled the all-wheel drive Model S "D" variants last fall, it also promised a suite of automated features under the "Autopilot" name. The company has been... read more May 15, 2015 by


 

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