Future

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 »

6 CRAZY things people have done with a Mercedes-Benz car in India

Mercedes-Benz cars are known for their exclusiveness, especially in developing countries like India. The German brand is known for its luxury vehicles in the Indian market. All Mercedes-Benz vehicles are expensive and most of owners keep them with utmost care. However, there are a few crazy owners who have done some unexpected things with the Mercedes-Benz vehicles. Here are six ... Read More »

With new cars and new allies, Mitsubishi prepares for an electric future

The glory days of the Eclipse, Montero, and Lancer Evolution are long over, but Mitsubishi is looking to reinvent itself. Controlled by Nissan since 2016, the Japanese automaker is looking to use early experience with the tiny i-MiEV electric car and Outlander Plug-In Hybrid into a mass-market line of all-electric and plug-in hybrid utility vehicles. Digital Trends sat down with ... Read More »

Look at All These Future Performance Cars Testing at the Nurburgring

The Nürburgring remains the most demanding high-speed proving ground on the planet, and manufacturers take full advantage of that on Industry-Pool Days, when the track is shared between 30 OEMs, nine tire manufacturers and five parts suppliers. And yesterday happened to be one of those days. Let’s see what was seen at the Green Hell. Following its initial launch in ... Read More »

Self-driving cars still have a future – Uber boss

Khosrowshahi says Uber is still betting on self-driving technology in the long term. File photo: Eric Risberg / AP Washington DC – Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi says the company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport, even after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona in March. Elaine Herzberg was killed after ... Read More »

The Rimac Concept Two is a Preview of What Supercars Will be Like in The Future

Automotive enthusiasts have a lot to be worried about when it comes to the future of the automotive industry. Automakers already have semi-autonomous vehicles on the road and autonomous cars are expected to be released within the next year at the earliest. Then, there’s the question of electric vehicles that are poised to put cars with internal combustion engines out of business.  Rimac Brings ... Read More »