Future

All the Promises Automakers Have Made About the Future of Cars

Yet another announcement came yesterday: Volvo, the Swedish slash Chinese car company, announced that it will only offer electric or hybrid vehicles by 2019. It was widely hailed as a bold move. Previously, the company had committed to selling 1 million hybrid and fully electric vehicles by 2025. Right now, hybrids have 2 percent of the passenger car market in the U.S., ... Read More »

Volvo maps the future of electric cars

FILE PHOTO: Volvo logo is seen at the 2017 New York International Auto Show in New York “The company will also offer hybrid options across its product line, marking the historic end of cars that only have an internal combustion engine.” According to a statement, the e-cars will fight for buyers in an increasingly crowded market. Segment pioneer Tesla Inc ... Read More »

Future Volkswagen cars will ‘talk’ to other vehicles

HIGHLIGHTS The technology is based on the IEEE 802.11p (pWLAN) standard The first Volkswagen models will be fitted with pWLAN in 2019 Volkswagen cars with the tech will be able to communicate with cars made by different manufacturers and the transport infrastructure as well The first Volkswagen models will be fitted with pWLAN in 2019 In order to improve road ... Read More »

Future Energy: LA crystals turn cars into energy source

Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESImage captionLos Angeles is a city designed for cars and gridlock is a growing issue but can California turn traffic into good vibrations? Los Angeles is the car capital of the world with traffic a part of daily conversation as people estimate how many hours they will be stuck in a jam on their commute home each night. ... Read More »

How self-driving cars could determine the future of policing

The Waymo driverless car is displayed during a Google event. (Eric Risberg/Associated Press) I was recently asked to predict the future of policing. My first reaction was curmudgeonly. It can’t be done, I responded, at least in a useful way. My second reaction was to run with the question and to make a prediction, or at least to hazard the ... Read More »

Future, fantasy and flying cars

On an average, a one-way road commute from New Delhi to Gurugram takes more than an hour. That is, if there are no traffic snarls. According to a December Hindustan Times report on a study by road design experts, Delhiites driving a distance of 40km during peak hours spend an average of more than 3 hours on the road. What ... Read More »

What Will Car Ownership Look Like In The Future?

What is the future of urban car ownership? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Michael Barnard, low-carbon innovation analyst, on Quora: Predicting the future in the middle of multiple ongoing disruptions in urban car 0wnership is difficult. But it’s also a question ... Read More »

Tesla’s New AI Guru Could Help Its Cars Teach Themselves

Elon Musk has hired a new director of AI research at Tesla, and it may signal a plan to rethink the way its automated driving works. This week, Musk poached Andrej Karpathy, an expert on vision, deep learning, and reinforcement learning, from OpenAI, a nonprofit that Musk and others are funding that’s dedicated to “discovering and enacting the path to ... Read More »

How future electric cars could recharge on the road

What if electric cars could recharge while you drive? What if electric cars could recharge while speeding along the highway — freeing drivers to go greater and greater distances without having to stop and plug in? Researchers are working on it. A team from Stanford University reported their latest advance in a research paper published Thursday in the journal Nature. In ... Read More »

Envisioning the Car of the Future as a Living Room on Wheels

BMW’s show car at CES in Las Vegas, the annual consumer electronics show in Las Vegas. CreditBMW Group Swiveling seats? Movies projected across the windshield? Social media feeds on the windows? As driverless car technology develops, companies, design institutes and researchers are asking the question: What does the car of the future look like on the inside? With companies like ... Read More »