Tag Archives: Autonomous

BMW flew its autonomous concept car on a cargo plane around the world

As I approached San Francisco International Airport, my expectations for BMW’s new concept car were as big as the looming Boeing 777F Lufthansa cargo jet waiting for me. https://www.facebook.com/v2.8/plugins/quote.php?app_id=122071082108&channel=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticxx.facebook.com%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2Fr%2Fmp2v3DK3INU.js%3Fversion%3D42%23cb%3Df1a941a742a434%26domain%3Dmashable.com%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fmashable.com%252Fffe981ad81485c%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=949&href=https%3A%2F%2Fmashable.com%2Farticle%2Fbmw-vision-inext-autonomous-electric-car%2F%23YneNFcUVSuqh&locale=en_US&sdk=joey I had surrendered my cellphone and everything in my purse but my drivers license to see BMW’s iNext vehicle. Its tour started in Munich a few days earlier; it came to the Bay ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

Report: Autonomous Cars Will Kill New-Car Sales in 2030

An influx of self-driving cars will trigger growth in ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft, causing new-car sales to plummet by 2030, according to a new report by financial services company Credit Suisse. “Our global automotive production chain model forecasts global car production flatlining in 2030 with rising production in developing markets offset by declines in developed markets,” the report said. The ... Read More »

CES 2018: BMW, Nissan, Volkswagen, Ferrari To Use Intel’s Autonomous Driving Technology

Intel Corp Chief Executive Brian Krzanich said on Monday 2 million vehicles from BMW, Nissan Motor Co Ltd and Volkswagen AG would use its unit Mobileye’s autonomous vehicle technology to crowdsource data for building maps that enable autonomous driving. The world’s largest chipmaker bought Israeli firm Mobileye last year to compete with peers such as Qualcomm Inc and Nvidia Corp ... Read More »

CES 2018: Samsung And Harman Unveil Future Of Connectivity And Autonomous Driving

Samsung Electronics introduced its new Samsung DRVLINE platform, positioning itself as the go-to partner for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) and Mobility as a Service (MaaS) providers in the autonomous driving market. Samsung’s announcement, at CES, comes after an $8 billion acquisition of connected technologies company Harman and the creation of a joint automotive Strategic Business Unit. The DRVLINE platform is ... Read More »

Jaguar Land Rover Showcases Autonomous All-Terrain Driving Technology

The British manufacturer had forayed into autonomous technology for its vehicles a while ago. Recently, it showcased brand new innovative research technologies which will allow its future autonomous cars to drive over any terrain unhindered. Jaguar Land Rover has spent millions of pounds into its Autonomous All-Terrain Driving research project. The reason being, it wants its autonomous vehicles to be ... Read More »