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The future of self-driving cars

The introduction of self-driving cars looks set to change the way people commute in the very near future.  Although some motorists might be feeling trepidation about the prospect of handing over control to a fully automated machine, many around the world are excited about the idea. We’re almost there — car manufacturers are continually cranking up driver assist features with ... Read More »

Koenigsegg’s future includes electric cars, four-door sedans, but no SUVs

Swedish boutique carmaker Koenigsegg often gets overlooked in the horsepower war between big names like Bugatti, Lamborghini, and Ferrari. That’s unfair, because the independently owned brand builds some of the fastest, most powerful, and most high-tech cars in the world. One of them is a gasoline-electric hybrid, and it’s paving the way for an all-electric model. Company founder Christian von ... Read More »

Cars & SUVs NOT shown at Auto Expo 2018 but launching soon: Maruti Brezza Petrol to Hyundai Santro

While the Auto Expo 2018 saw many car manufacturers putting on display the latest and the best from their stables, there were many models that were rather conspicuous by their absence at this year’s motor show. Much of it has to do with the fact that many car companies decided to give this year’s Expo a miss. Even the ones ... Read More »

A bunch of 11-year-olds designed the cars of the future, and the results are utterly delightful

HARNITHA/Go Compare Every year we get served up a heaping portion of concept cars from automakers at CES and Detroit. Weird headlights, huge screens, and a bevy of doors that can’t be bothered to open in a traditional manner. But lately there’s a sense that car companies are just going through the motions. They give us playful ideas like augmented ... Read More »

THIS WEEK IN THE FUTURE OF CARS: SHORTCUTS

Neuro’s new self-driving mini-trucks would deliver your snacks to you, so you never have to leave your block again. NURO IS THERE ANYTHING more satisfying than finder a quicker way to your destination? You might be in a car, or on foot, or you’re building a software product or a company culture and suddenly—Jeez, that was easier. Sometimes, it works. As ... Read More »

‘It’s a no-brainer’: are hydrogen cars the future?

Inventor Hugo Spowers has a dream: to replace today’s cars with his own hydrogen prototype. Is the world ready? In the mid-1990s, Hugo Spowers ran a Formula Three racing team. At the time, motorsport was in the pocket of big tobacco. Every weekend, Formula One cars emblazoned with cigarette brands – Marlboro, Camel, Silk Cut – raced on TV in ... Read More »

Report: Autonomous Cars Will Kill New-Car Sales in 2030

An influx of self-driving cars will trigger growth in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, causing new-car sales to plummet by 2030, according to a new report by financial services company Credit Suisse. “Our global automotive production chain model forecasts global car production flatlining in 2030 with rising production in developing markets offset by declines in developed markets,” the report said. The ... Read More »

GST Rates: Used Cars To Get Cheaper As Latest GST Council Meeting Slashes Rates

The GST council has lowered GST rates on used cars by 10-16 per cent Highlights GST rate on used cars has been lowered as per the category Small used cars benefit more with the GST rate lowered from 28% to 12% Cess has been abolished completely on ambulances by the GST council Ahead of the Budget 2018, the GST Council ... Read More »

Hydrogen fuel cell: do hydrogen cars have a future?

With electric vehicles growing in popularity, do fuel cell cars risk being left behind or do they still have a big role to play? It’s the most abundant element on earth. It was powering engines in 1807, and, with the right extraction methods it’s as clean as fuels come. Yet hydrogen still hasn’t taken off in the automotive sector. Most ... Read More »

Kia’s future includes self-driving cars, more electrified models, car sharing

At CES 2018, Kia is cornering the market on buzzwords. The Korean automaker announced a host of new initiatives involving self-driving cars, electrified powertrains, connectivity and carsharing. Kia and parent company Hyundai are already experimenting with self-driving cars, but Kia plans to step up those efforts over the next few years. The automaker plans to deploy a “large-scale” test fleet of autonomous cars on ... Read More »