Autonomous cars

Will Nissan Leaf Offer Autonomous Driving Just Like A Tesla?

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 language through which the car will communicate with the driver and with its surroundings. And while it might be tempting to see... read more

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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 

Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show  [photo: Matthew Askari]

CES 2015: 3 Things We Learned From Mercedes, Ford, Audi, Toyota & More

The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show took over Las Vegas this week, and more than ever, we’ve been given a glimpse into how the automotive industry may evolve and... read more January 11, 2015 by 

2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo S

Self-Driving Porsche Not Only More Fuel-Efficient, But Faster Than Humans Too

Self-driving cars are expected to increase road safety, and free up at least some time for their occupants during the morning commute. Machines will never get... read more November 12, 2014 by 

CA Governor Jerry Brown, State Sen. Alex Padilla, and Google's Sergey Brin beside an autonomous car

Would Intelligent Cars Get Us Green Quicker Than Electric Cars?

What technologies will have the most impact on making cars greener and transportation more sustainable--and provide that impact fastest? Suppose that the key isn't plug-in... read more September 29, 2014 by 

2014 Tesla Model S

Self-Driving Cars From Tesla In About 3 Years, Says CEO Elon Musk

Autonomous vehicles have become a hot talking point in recent years, as major firms like Google continue high-profile development of the technology. Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla... read more September 10, 2014 by 

University of Michigan's Mobility Transformation Facility to test self-driving cars, Ann Arbor, MI

Michigan's Mock City: Where Robot Cars Will Drive (And, Ideally, Not Crash)

Seven years ago, dozens of professional stunt drivers in identical Ford Tauruses drove for hours through a ghostly and abandoned suburban California subdivision of one-story... read more June 9, 2014 by 

Google Self-Driving Car Prototype

Google's Electric, Autonomous Test Car Looks Happy, Has No Steering Wheel

This is probably not the car you'll be whisked around cities in, in the future. Which is either a good or bad thing, depending on how much you like cars that look like koala... read more May 28, 2014 by 

Tesla Model S all-wheel-drive prototype testing in California, March 2014

Is This A Tesla Model S AWD Prototype Caught Testing? (Video, Photos)

It's long been expected that sooner or later, the Tesla Model S electric sport sedan will be offered with all-wheel drive. Now, two different Tesla fans have captured photos... read more March 4, 2014 by 

Rinspeed XchangE concept, 2014 Geneva Motor Show

Rinspeed XchangE Concept: Tarted-Up Automonous Tesla At Geneva Motor Show

One of the highlights of the annual Geneva Motor Show--whether technologically or simply for amusement value--is seeing what Swiss automaker Rinspeed has chosen to unveil... read more February 18, 2014 by 

2014 Lincoln MKT

Ford: Predictive Logic Can Boost Cruise-Control MPG 5 Percent

Cruise control is an American driving staple. We use it on long road trips to reduce fatigue. And with the advent of adaptive cruise control systems, we're even using it on... read more December 18, 2013 by 

Tesla Motors, Palo Alto, California

Tesla Motors Hires Ex-Apple VP As Head Of Vehicle Programs

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] thinks of itself as more Silicon Valley than Detroit, but its latest high-profile hire is a bit of both. Tesla announced that it is hiring former... read more October 25, 2013 by 

Tesla Model S

Tesla To Build A Self-Driving Car Within 3 Years, CEO Musk Says

Electric-car maker Tesla has released a bit more detail about its plans to jump on the self-driving car bandwagon. Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] will build a self-driving car... read more September 18, 2013 by 

Nissan Leaf autonomous car prototype

Nissan Shows Fully Autonomous Cars It Plans To Build By 2020

Cars that can drive themselves--under certain circumstances--are increasingly in the news. Even so, Nissan surprised the world with its recent announcement of a program to... read more September 9, 2013 by 


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