Future

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: OLD IS NEW AGAIN

NIKOLA THE PEBBLE BEACH Concours d’Elegance, the nation’s premier automotive event, is on the horizon, and cars built before Hawaii was even a state will sell for millions upon millions of dollars. Perhaps that explains why so much of the news this week is about making the long-ish in tooth new again. We’ve got another DeLorean, an off-road vehicle gone new-agey electric, even ... Read More »

Cars from Kojack, Back to the Future and Life on Mars at Stonham Barns show

A 1973 Buick Century, the same as driven by New York detective Kojak, will be at Sonham Barns. Picture: EARL ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk. Classic cars which took starring roles in some of the most popular films and TV series of the ... Read More »

The Future Of The Parking Garage May Be Car-Free

Between ride sharing, bike sharing, car sharing, walkability and automated vehicles, the future of the car has never been so uncertain. Designers are looking at the mausoleums we build for them and asking themselves what the parking garage can be used for next. Gensler’s Peter Merwin leads the firm’s national mixed-use practice and spends much of his time figuring out ... Read More »

UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government press release said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target ... Read More »

In The Future, Your Car Will Read Your Biology to Make Decisions for You

Next-Level Integration As automakers like Tesla, Toyota, and Volvo focus on developing vehicles that can interact autonomously with their environments, Ari Teman is exploring ways the cars of the future could interact with you. The inventor, designer, and technologist told Futurism he sees biometrics, which is “the ability for a vehicle, an environment, or a service to recognize who you are and how you are,” as one ... Read More »

What Modern American Cars Will Be Collectibles In The Future?

These American monsters will bring big bucks on the auction block in 20 years. It’s fun to sit down with friends and try to predict which cars will eventually go for huge sums at auction when we are old. There are plenty of American cars that have skyrocketed in value like the Cuda, Cobra and the GT40. Even several versions ... Read More »

German car-makers face existential crisis after betting on diesel future

The allegations of collusion among German carmakers have plunged an industry already tarnished by the Volkswagen diesel scandal into a fresh crisis. The news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that German automakers — VW, BMW, Daimler, Audi and Porsche — had been engaging in cartel-like behaviour since the 1990s, in particular colluding with each other on the technical details of diesel exhaust treatment systems. The ... Read More »

‘It’s the future of motor travel’: readers on driving electric vehicles

Øivind Johansen with his e-NV200 charging at Teie, Nøtterøy in Vestfold county. Photograph: Øivind Johansen Amid fears that rising levels of nitrogen oxides pose a major risk to public health, Britain plans to ban all new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2040. As part of the government’s much-anticipated clean air plan it has said the move is needed because of ... Read More »

BART’s ‘Fleet Of The Future’ Cars Expected In Service By September, Agency Says

BAY AREA, CA — New BART cars are expected to start carrying passengers in late September following final testing this summer, BART officials said Monday. Last week, crews began another phase of testing when they started running 10 new cars on the main tracks during business hours and Monday brought members of the media for a ride. Before the latest ... Read More »

As Self-Driving Cars Near, Washington Plays Catch-Up

An Uber Ford Fusion mapping the streets of Pittsburgh in September. A House subcommittee voted Wednesday to advance a bill that would speed up the development of self-driving cars and create a federal framework for their regulation. CreditJeff Swensen for The New York Times Self-driving cars are zooming at breakneck speed toward America’s roadways, and Washington is finally reaching for its ... Read More »