Future

F1 boss Ross Brawn discusses future F1 designs

Image Credit: Formula 1 For as long as there has been a Formula 1 class of racing, the cars have been under constant development – some years the changes have been smaller, sometimes bigger, sometimes taking a step back in performance in the name of legislation. Rule changes affect the ways the cars look like and the way they are powered, ... Read More »

Why the future of electric cars lies in China

Nio’s EP9. Shares in the lossmaking group, backed by Tencent, jumped 76% on the first day of trading Is the future of electric vehicles damaged by the chaos surrounding Tesla? Absolutely not. Whether the company survives in its present form or not is irrelevant. The future of EVs will not be determined by anything that happens in California but by decisions being taken ... Read More »

BMW flew its autonomous concept car on a cargo plane around the world

As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW’s new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F Lufthansa cargo jet waiting for me. https://www.facebook.com/v2.8/plugins/quote.php?app_id=122071082108&channel=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticxx.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2Fr%2Fmp2v3DK3INU.js%3Fversion%3D42%23cb%3Df1a941a742a434%26domain%3Dmashable.com%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fmashable.com%252Fffe981ad81485c%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=949&href=https%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Farticle%2Fbmw-vision-inext-autonomous-electric-car%2F%23YneNFcUVSuqh&locale=en_US&sdk=joey I had surrendered my cellphone and everything in my purse but my drivers license to see BMW’s iNext vehicle. Its tour started in Munich a few days earlier; it came to the Bay ... Read More »

Here’s a glimpse into Samsung’s future car

NEW DELHI: When it comes to making machines truly personal and smart, after mobiles phones it is cars that technology giants are eyeing. Of course, the Germans have showcased what modern day cars are capable of in terms of safety, power, design and luxury. But the traditional automobile industry is yet to deliver something we can call truly ‘internet smart’. ... Read More »

Elon Musk reveals that Tesla could build sub-£20,000 car and new details about Roadster

Tesla Model 3 is currently the cheapest car the manufacturer makes (Image: TESLA) Tesla CEO Elon Musk has revealed some details of its future model range in an interview with prolific tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee. Brownlee, more commonly known by his channel moniker MKBHD, sat down with the Tesla boss in a chat about what can be expected of the firm over the ... Read More »

A Major Electric SUV Push is Coming in the Next Few Years

Tesla started the electric craze with the Model S sedan. After the release of the all-electric luxury sedan, automakers have had to play catch up to try to compete with the electric automaker’s vehicles. There’s one segment of the industry that no one’s really cornered yet, and that combines the nation’s love affair with crossovers/SUVs and electric cars.  As Green Car ... Read More »

Will Autonomous Cars Cause More Traffic in Urban Areas?

Automakers and technology companies claim that there are a lot of upsides to autonomous vehicles. Reducing traffic is one those things that makes self-driving vehicles so attractive. Previous research has proven that even one autonomous vehicle can reduce the amount of traffic, but current research proves that the opposite could be true.  Last May, researchers from the University of Illinois published ... Read More »

Fiat Chrysler Supplying Waymo With Up to 62,000 Robo Taxis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will add up to 62,000 more vehicles to Alphabet Inc’s autonomous driving unit Waymo, the companies said on Thursday, as part of Waymo’s plans to roll out a commercial autonomous ride-hailing service in the U.S. later this year. Large tech companies, established automakers and venture capital backed startups including Uber and Tesla Inc are all stepping ... Read More »

Tencent Keen Security Lab Uncover Vulnerabilities in BMW Connected Car, Receives Award

Many connected vehicles on the road today suffer from vulnerabilities that have not been discovered by hackers and cybersecurity specialists. German automaker BMW is currently in the process of addressing such challenges through third-party testing and research. In a collaborative project with Chinese researchers from Tencent Keen Security Lab, the car manufacturer was able to expose several harmful exploits plaguing its ... Read More »

Automakers Having Trouble Deciding Between Boasting Semi-Autonomous Features and Safety

Modern semi-autonomous systems are awe-inspiring. It’s 2018 — we were supposed to have flying carson the road by now, but instead, having vehicles drive on their own is the closest thing we have to the utopian future some envisioned decades ago. Instead, we have semi-autonomous systems. And while that seems like we’re way off of what’s possible, it’s still exciting, because ... Read More »