Future

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 »

5 future car technologies that will be commonplace within a decade

Predictions are, by definition, hit or miss. And, if commentators from the 1950s were anything to go by, mostly miss – otherwise, we would all be zipping around in flying cars today. To avoid the same embarrassment, The Peak eschews blind optimism and scours laboratories for promising, nascent technologies, to make educated guesses on what would disrupt the automotive mainstream within 10 ... Read More »

Big insurers brace for perilous future as climate risks escalate

After one of the worst Atlantic hurricane seasons in history, the world’s biggest insurers say the industry needs to get its act together if it wants to survive climate change. Insuring against weather natural disasters could reach unaffordable levels for households and companies, while the potential damage is so unpredictable it may be impossible to model—an unacceptable risk to insurers. ... Read More »

2-day halt for Microsoft Future Decoded on Wheels bus in city

Microsoft India’s ‘Future Decoded on Wheels’ bus will halt in the city for two days from November 16 for the benefit of Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs). It is fitted with demos and showcases of technologies that can help SMBs get in-depth knowledge of the latest solutions, new-age devices and access to business experts. The bus started its 25-city, a ... Read More »

What is Earth’s climate future?

A book on geological history that explains climate change It is climate season again as the UN Climate Change Conference (CoP23) considers a greener future for the planet in Bonn, Germany. There is plenty of literature on the topic, but it is always useful to get it organised between the covers of a book. Australian climate scientist and conservationist Tim ... Read More »