Autonomous cars

 
How autonomous vehicles will compound electric-car benefits

How autonomous vehicles will compound electric-car benefits

A lot of ink has been spilled over self-driving cars lately—whether they'll work, how they work, and the potential for accidents. What hasn't been discussed as much is how autonomous vehicles could help the environment. Self-driving vehicles go hand-in-hand with electrification, said Raphael... read more

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Dubai Roads and Transit Authority to test Next Future Transportation NX1 autonomous electric pods

Autonomous swarming electric pods: halfway between train and car?

There are cars and trucks, and then there are trains and buses. While multi-seat vans and wagons can serve the purpose of buses carrying multiple unrelated people, a... read more February 12, 2018 by


 
Hyundai Nexo

Hyundai Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell prototype drives itself 118 miles without human input

As it does in every other aspect of the auto industry, Korean carmaker Hyundai-Kia has set itself an aggressive goal and a fast pace for rollout of self-driving vehicles. The... read more February 5, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

Cruise AV, GM's autonomous electric Bolt EV, to go into production in 2019

How comfortable would you be in a taxi or car-service vehicle that had no steering wheel, accelerator or brake pedals? That's the question prompted by a photo that has... read more January 12, 2018 by


 
Lithium-ion cell and battery pack assembly for Nissan Leaf electric car in Sunderland, U.K., plant

Batteries in autonomous electric cars must be more durable: lithium-ion pioneer

We tend to take batteries for granted. Day after day, we recharge batteries and expect them to work without giving a thought to how they work or to their state of health. But... read more January 5, 2018 by


 
Tesla Enhanced Autopilot

Musk confirms Tesla is designing its own computer chip for self-driving cars (update)

Early last year, with promises of self-driving cars in owners' hands well before any competitor, development of the Tesla Autopilot system for the maker's electric cars was... read more December 11, 2017 by


 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

What's a self-driving Chevy Bolt EV electric car like to ride in? Jerky, says one report

While such autonomous players as Uber, Tesla, and Waymo have already opened their car doors to the public, GM's autonomous subsidiary Cruise Automation has held its cards... read more December 4, 2017 by


 
GM Cruise Automation self-driving Bolt EV

Commercial tests of self-driving Chevy Bolt EV to launch in many cities in 2019

General Motors officials made a bold announcement on a Thursday conference call with investors: the automaker plans to launch commercial autonomous fleet operations beginning... read more December 1, 2017 by


 
Auro electric self-driving shuttle

California mobility company Ridecell wants to revolutionize self-driving electric shuttles on private property

One California company has a different idea to ensure self-driving cars earn their "training wheels," so to speak. Instead of deploying self-driving cars on public roads... read more October 11, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf

The 2018 Nissan Leaf has three types of cruise control: how they differ

When the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car arrives at dealerships early next year, it will offer fresh styling inside and out, more power, a 150-mile range, and an array of... read more September 21, 2017 by


 
Audi Aicon concept

Audi's self-driving e-tron electric concepts: Aicon (Level 5) and Elaine (Level 4) at Frankfurt

The 2017 Frankfurt Motor Showed offered a very specific ethos this year: electric and self-driving cars. Many automakers used the bright lights and gleaming stands to reveal... read more September 18, 2017 by


 
Einride T-pod, autonomous electric truck prototype

Autonomous electric truck prototype can be controlled remotely

Swedish company Einride has officially unveiled the first full-scale prototype of its futuristic autonomous electric truck. First announced back in April, the T-pod is touted... read more August 30, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model 3 "first production" car, in photo tweeted by Elon Musk on July 9, 2017

Tesla Model 3: do design features point to self-driving car-sharing service?

The Tesla Model 3 continues to generate an inordinate amount of interest from electric-car advocates and the general public, as pretty much any Tesla model has in the past... read more August 18, 2017 by


 
Amber One

Startup Amber's self-driving cars to hit Dutch streets in 2018?

While Uber, Tesla, and Google are fighting over who will be first to deploy self-driving cars on a large scale, the Dutch underdogs at mobility startup Amber are planning a... read more August 2, 2017 by


 
Waymo trains self-driving cars to identify emergency vehicles

House approves bill to exempt self-driving cars from safety standards, overrule state laws

The United States House of Representatives has taken the first step towards allowing automakers and technology companies to deploy self-driving cars on public roads. A House... read more July 20, 2017 by


 
2018 Nissan Leaf ProPilot Assist

Latest teaser for 2018 Nissan Leaf shows ProPilot Assist self-driving capability

Nissan has begun to release a slow trickle of information about the 2018 Leaf electric car, but the latest teaser has nothing to do with its zero-emission powertrain... read more June 23, 2017 by


 

 
 

 
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