Electric Cars In India: Present, Problems And Future

With the Government’s sights firmly set on making India a primarily electric car driven nation by 2030, what does the future hold for the Indian car buyer? There were some hard to digest comments made by road transport and highways minister, Nitin Gadkari. We won’t get into the nitty-gritties of the matter but the simple idea put forth is that ... Read More »


THIS WEEK WAS all about bold behavior: fake robots slinging pizzas, dignified statues wearing wearing wigs to celebrate crap cars, startups taking bald-faced swipes at Tesla and its electric dominance. But no move was so naked and downright nutsy as Uber investor Shervin Pishevar’s public call-to-arms, a statement that addressed (in mind-boggling grandiosity) the legal battle between ex-CEO Travis Kalanick and ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz sees self-driving EVs as the future of car sharing

Earlier this year, Daimler announced plans to develop a self-driving, car-sharing system with fully autonomous vehicles geared towards city living. Today, the company says that the first part of that vision — Smart’s Vision EQ Fortwo concept vehicle — will be presented at the 2017 Frankfurt International Motor Show next month. The EQ Fortwo is a level five, fully autonomous car with no steering wheel or pedals. Via ... Read More »


IF YOU WERE expecting the auto industry to have a bit of a hangover following the parade of excess that surrounded last weekend’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, you underestimated the hardiness of the folks shaping the future of driving. After a weekend that focused on a glorious past, this week’s big headlines pivoted back to what’s coming next, especially in the real of ... Read More »

Driverless Cars of the Future Confront Rules Written for Drivers

When the U.S. government finally got around to regulating auto safety in 1967, it insisted that every car have seatbelts and that the steering column be engineered to absorb impact so it wouldn’t spear the driver. The safety rulebook has since swelled to nearly 900 pages and encompasses everything from electronic stability control to rear-view backup cameras. Through all the ... Read More »

Ban Self-Driving Cars To Avoid ‘Back To The Future’-Style Craziness: Burke

CITY HALL — Dueling versions of the future of Chicago’s streets were on display Monday at City Hall as aldermen weighed whether to ban self-driving cars from the city’s roads. Ald. Edward Burke (14th) warned that the City Council needs to ban the automated vehicles to prevent someone as “crazy” as movie character Doc Brown, inventor of a DeLorean sports car time machine ... Read More »


NIKOLA THE PEBBLE BEACH Concours d’Elegance, the nation’s premier automotive event, is on the horizon, and cars built before Hawaii was even a state will sell for millions upon millions of dollars. Perhaps that explains why so much of the news this week is about making the long-ish in tooth new again. We’ve got another DeLorean, an off-road vehicle gone new-agey electric, even ... Read More »

Cars from Kojack, Back to the Future and Life on Mars at Stonham Barns show

A 1973 Buick Century, the same as driven by New York detective Kojak, will be at Sonham Barns. Picture: EARL ADAMS PHOTOGRAPHY They have travelled through time, chased bad guys and entertained millions of viewers – now they are coming to Suffolk. Classic cars which took starring roles in some of the most popular films and TV series of the ... Read More »

The Future Of The Parking Garage May Be Car-Free

Between ride sharing, bike sharing, car sharing, walkability and automated vehicles, the future of the car has never been so uncertain. Designers are looking at the mausoleums we build for them and asking themselves what the parking garage can be used for next. Gensler’s Peter Merwin leads the firm’s national mixed-use practice and spends much of his time figuring out ... Read More »

UK mandates hacking protection for the cars of the future

On Sunday, the British government unveiled new requirements for engineers working on connected cars and smart vehicles that aim to harden their protections against cyberattacks. Smart vehicles are “increasingly becoming the norm on British roads,” and engineers must strengthen their defenses against hacking, a UK government press release said. While these new vehicles offer a host of modern features, hackers can target ... Read More »