Future

GM Investing $100 Million in Michigan Plants to Build Autonomous Vehicles

GM Investing $100 Million in Michigan Plants to Build Autonomous Vehicles General Motors Co. will invest more than $100 million in two Michigan assembly plants where it plans to build its Cruise AV driverless car and the roof modules required for autonomous driving. The roof mounted modules contain the vital hardware for self-driving cars, including cameras, LiDAR, and other sensors. ... Read More »

Raven: Equip Your Car with Smart, Connected Features

The era of smart vehicles is finally here – but not all cars can participate in the fun and excitement that comes with connected technology. This is because most modern vehicular features are only available in new car models and releases. As a solution, Canada-based Klashwerks released the Raven, a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree. Klashwerks is also responsible for creating ... Read More »

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 »

The Smart car goes electric before it plans its autonomous future

Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Cabrio Mercedes-Benz USA Look at some of the autonomous vehicle concepts, predicting a future of us being able to treat a car as a lounge or work area when we don’t want to actually drive, and you’ll notice one thing: space. By that, I mean the space they take up on the road. Everyone seems to be ... 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 »

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 »

Automakers Struggle With The Future In Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Auto Show will open to the public for 10 days on December 1 Highlights VW will try to replace memories of the diesel emissions cheating scandal BMW will roll out new versions of its i8 plug-in hybrid sports car Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will unveil a new Jeep Wrangler Car manufacturers’ attempts to square what U.S. consumers want ... Read More »

Chinese Startup Unveils ‘Car Of Future’ For $45,000

LAS VEGAS, UNITED STATES:  A Chinese startup unveiled its vision for the automobile of the future Sunday, promising to deliver an “intuitive and intelligent” car to global markets starting next year from around $45,000. The electric-powered concept car shown by Byton at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is touted as a computing device on wheels, equipped with a “digital” ... Read More »