Tag: autonomous

Hyundai To Invest $35 Billion In New Auto Technologies By 2025

Hyundai will invest the equivalent of $35 billion in mobility and other automotive technologies by 2025, Reuters reports. In an announcement, the company revealed that its huge investment will encompass autonomous, connected and electric vehicles, as well as the associated technology for ride-sharing services. The South Korean government fully supports Hyundai’s move with President Moon […]

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Skydio 2 Dock enables autonomous factory, warehouse, and industrial operations

Redwood City-based Skydio unveiled Skydio 2 two weeks ago, a $1,000 autonomous drone that can track objects and people while traveling upwards of 30 miles per hour. It pitched the quadcopter as a recreational rather than an enterprise product, but in a hint at its upmarket ambitions, Skydio this morning launched Skydio 2 Dock. It’s […]

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Renault and Waymo Exploring Self-Driving Paris Airport Service

Renault and Waymo are putting together an initiative that explores setting up an autonomous mobility service between Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris and La Defense. This project is part of Renault’s commitment to offering innovative and accessible solutions that fight urban congestion. The French government is also committed to the development of autonomous vehicles, […]

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Welcome To The Future: New Toyota LQ Concept Uses AI To Talk With You

Toyota has updated the 2017 Concept-i, giving it an overwhelming amount of futuristic technologies and a new name: the LQ. Set to meet the public at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show later this month before allowing them to experience it during a test drive event scheduled to run from June to September, 2020, it looks […]

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New Lexus Electric Car Concept Teased For Tokyo Motor Show

The 2019 Tokyo Motor Show that starts on October 23 for the international media and two days later for the public, will be ground zero for several world premieres. One of them will be Lexus’ new electric vehicle concept that was teased today ahead of an unveiling next month. According to the initial announcement, the […]

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Consumer Reports Says Tesla’s Smart Summon Feature Is Like A Glitchy Drunk Driver

It’s no secret that Tesla’s Smart Summon feature is far from perfect, but Consumer Reports decided to put it to the test on their Model 3. Unsurprisingly, they weren’t impressed with the results. In a scathing review, the publication said the feature is “glitchy and at times worked intermittently, without a lot of obvious benefits […]

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Toyota e-Palette Updated For Use At The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

Toyota has unveiled an assortment of vehicles for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the latest is a fleet of autonomous e-Palette mobility shuttles. Up to 20 of the specially designed vehicles will be used during the games to transport athletes and staff in an “automated, loop-line” around the Olympic and Paralympic villages. […]

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Italdesign WheeM-i Unveiled As A Ride-Sharing Vehicle For Wheelchair Users

Italdesign has unveiled WheeM-i, the first ride sharing service for wheelchair users. Short for Wheelchairs Mobility Interface, WheeM-i is a collaboration between Italdesign and Etisalat and is on display at the GITEX Technology Week in Dubai from October 6 to 10. Described as the equivalent of a bicycle-sharing system for wheelchairs, WheeM-i is a “wheel-on,” […]

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Daihatsu Reveals Four Quirky Concepts For Tokyo, Including A Possible Jimny Rival

You can always count on Daihatsu to bring a quirky lineup to the Tokyo Motor Show and this year’s edition of the event makes no exception. Under the theme of “Gathering – warming up everyone’s lives,” the Toyota-owned automaker will showcase four new concept vehicles. Each of these studies have names that sound like the […]

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We Spent A Day Driving Trucks And Buses In Sweden, And Learned About VW Group Traton’s Future Plans

Ask any car journalist what they want to do, and they’ll tell you they want to travel the world and drive the finest machines. Trucks and buses aren’t on our daily agenda, but getting behind the wheel of these vehicles that most of us do not pay much attention to out on the road was […]

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Suzuki’s Retro-Inspired Waku SPO Concept Headlines Their Tokyo Motor Show Lineup

The Tokyo Motor Show kicks off later this month and Suzuki is preparing for the event by previewing five new concepts. The star of this year’s show will undoubtedly be the retro-inspired Waku SPO concept. Suzuki didn’t say much about the model, but it’s a compact coupe which features a plug-in hybrid powertrain that promises […]

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Nissan IMk Concept Is The “Ultimate Urban Commuter” For The Electric Age

This is the Nissan IMk Concept, referred to by the Japanese automaker as the “ultimate urban commuter” and set to be unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show. The concept draws on Nissan’s new ‘Timeless Japanese Futurism’ design language and is painted in a reddish copper color referred to as ‘Akagane.’ Contrasting the copper finish are […]

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Tesla’s Smart Summon Feature Appears Pretty Dumb, Users Already Reporting Accidents

Tesla rolled out their biggest software update ever last week and it didn’t take long for it to start causing havoc. Dubbed Software Version 10.0, the update includes a Smart Summon feature for customers who paid for Enhanced Autopilot or Full Self-Driving Capability. Billed as a “perfect feature to use if you have an overflowing […]

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Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain Reportedly Approved For Production

Expected next year, the fifth generation C-Class will bring a lot of novelties to the Merc’s premium compact model, including a rumored All-Terrain variant. According to Autocar, the C-Class All-Terrain will be offered solely as an estate, with a beefed up ground clearance, plastic cladding on the lower parts of the exterior, underbody protection and […]

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Volocopter Strongly Considering Singapore For Air Taxi Launch

Daimler-backed Volocopter, a German startup, is strongly considering launching its air taxis in Singapore, offering short commercial flights to customers for the price of a limousine ride. The company’s co-founder, Alexander Zosel, is even working with Singapore regulators in order to conduct a public test flight in the coming months. Singapore, together with Dubai and […]

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Canoo’s First EV Is A Very Spacious, Subscription-Only Van Coming In 2021

Electric car startup Canoo, formerly known as EVelozity, has just unveiled its very first production-bound EV that it hopes to start building in 2021. The vehicle is simply dubbed the Canoo and is an all-electric van that will be available exclusively through a subscription-only program where customers will pay a monthly fee to drive the […]

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The Ultimate Bonking Machine? BMW Ad Suggests Autonomous Cars Will Spice Up Your Sex Life

A number of automakers are working on autonomous driving technology, but they face a difficult challenge selling the high-tech systems to a skeptical public. They can taut the increased safety and comfort benefits, but honestly that’s pretty boring. So is the idea of showing someone pounding out a work e-mail on their autonomous commute. BMW […]

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Cabless Scania AXL Is Brand’s First Fully Autonomous Truck

Following the NXT Concept that envisions a self-driving urban bus/commercial vehicle, Scania has developed yet another autonomous machine. It’s called the Scania AXL and it’s a concept for a fully autonomous heavy truck, a fact made obvious by the complete lack of a cab. A new intelligent front module replaces the traditional cab, but even […]

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