Tag Archives: Future

With new cars and new allies, Mitsubishi prepares for an electric future

The glory days of the Eclipse, Montero, and Lancer Evolution are long over, but Mitsubishi is looking to reinvent itself. Controlled by Nissan since 2016, the Japanese automaker is looking to use early experience with the tiny i-MiEV electric car and Outlander Plug-In Hybrid into a mass-market line of all-electric and plug-in hybrid utility vehicles. Digital Trends sat down with ... Read More »

Look at All These Future Performance Cars Testing at the Nurburgring

The Nürburgring remains the most demanding high-speed proving ground on the planet, and manufacturers take full advantage of that on Industry-Pool Days, when the track is shared between 30 OEMs, nine tire manufacturers and five parts suppliers. And yesterday happened to be one of those days. Let’s see what was seen at the Green Hell. Following its initial launch in ... Read More »

Self-driving cars still have a future – Uber boss

Khosrowshahi says Uber is still betting on self-driving technology in the long term. File photo: Eric Risberg / AP Washington DC – Uber chief executive Dara Khosrowshahi says the company still believes in the prospects for autonomous transport, even after one of its self-driving vehicles was involved in a fatal crash in Arizona in March. Elaine Herzberg was killed after ... Read More »

The Rimac Concept Two is a Preview of What Supercars Will be Like in The Future

Automotive enthusiasts have a lot to be worried about when it comes to the future of the automotive industry. Automakers already have semi-autonomous vehicles on the road and autonomous cars are expected to be released within the next year at the earliest. Then, there’s the question of electric vehicles that are poised to put cars with internal combustion engines out of business.  Rimac Brings ... 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 »