Future

Chinese Startup Unveils ‘Car of Future’ at CES 2018

HIGHLIGHTS The Byton concept car was unveiled at CES 2018 The company says the first model will hit streets next year the startup is led by former executives from Tesla, Google, Apple, BMW A Chinese startup unveiled its vision for the automobile of the future Sunday at CES 2018, promising to deliver an “intuitive and intelligent” car to global markets starting ... 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 »

BYTON’S ELECTRIC SUV CONCEPT IS ANOTHER WILD STAB AT THE FUTURE OF CARS

Byton is the newest electric car company that you’ve never heard of to use the Consumer Electronics Show, and its growing importance as de facto auto show, to spark some attention. The Chinese based car company unveiled its first concept all-electric vehicle on Sunday that it plans to start selling as a production model late next year. From the exterior, the Byton ... Read More »

The future of driving — and transport — at CES 2018

Rinspeed’s Snap concept demonstrates how future cars might separate the chassis and passenger compartment. As CES 2018 fast approaches, it brings with it the future of cars. As in recent years, automakers and equipment suppliers will show off the latest innovations, most of which will go into production cars in the next few years. Self-driving cars, the next big innovation for automotive, ... Read More »

Toyota Reveals Its 4 Steps for an Electrified Future

Toyota Mirai Cars.com photo by Brian Wong CARS.COM — Toyota announced today that it is committing to increasing both sales and availability of electrified vehicles as it plans for the future. Related: VW Powers Up Electrify America Initiative The Japanese manufacturer set four goals for the coming years: 1. Increase sales of electrified vehicles to 5.5 million cars by around 2030, with the ... Read More »

8 coolest futuristic car features

Cars that fly or drive themselves aren’t available to the public yet, but many cutting-edge technologies are already featured in today’s vehicles. More car companies are leaning on innovations coming out of Silicon Valley and elsewhere to make getting behind the wheel less of a hassle and more fun. Here are some of the coolest features that tease the future of ... Read More »

California’s Electric-Car Future

Behold, the future.  Photographer: Dania Maxwell/Getty Images California’s energy future is visible in the underground garage of a luxury condominium that rises behind the façade of a former San Francisco muffler shop. The parking spaces come equipped with charging stations for electric cars — an amenity that, as of next year, the city will require. The city law, which mandates that at ... Read More »

Electric cars still the future

Queen’s Park should let the free market bring electric vehicles along and not be tempted by taxes and quotas. – Toronto Star file photo The road to Ontario’s electric-car future is long, twisted and filled with deep potholes, as the provincial government is discovering. Despite doling out $75 million in rebates to people who buy electric vehicles and spending $20 ... Read More »

20-year-old dies after crashing brand new car into autorickshaw while racing in Kerala

A Kerala businessman’s son on Friday died after crashing his brand new car into an autorickshaw in Thiruvananthapuram on Thursday night. Last night, Adarsh, who was believed to be racing, lost control of his car after ramming into an autorickshaw. The 20-year-old graduate died in the morning after he was admitted in critical condition. The vehicle, identified as a Skoda, ... Read More »