Tag: Cars

QOTD: A Solution for FCA’s Future?

A dated product lineup, questionable fuel economy across the board, a general need for some reworking. These are all issues with Fiat Chrysler’s offerings in North America. Today we’ll try and come up with some solutions. Today’s topic was generated by news yesterday of the $77 million in penalties FCA paid to the NHTSA, as its […]

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Avinew raises $5 million for car insurance that rewards you for using autonomous safety features

As the deployment of autonomous vehicles ramps up globally, it’s raising all sorts of prickly regulatory questions. Which parties should be held responsible if a self-driving car swerves off course and kills a pedestrian — the driver, the automaker, or the systems supplier? And which safeguards should be legislatively mandated to ensure there’s fallbacks in […]

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Alps Alpine Next-Gen Driving Experience

As cars become more packed with sensors, computers, and connectivity, the possibilities to enhance the driver’s experience expand exponentially. Alps Alpine looks at how future components and technologies can change the driver experience from end to end. Most people imagine that the driving experience starts when you get into the car, but Alps Alpine’s concept […]

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AI predicts parking availability by using weather, traffic speed, and meter data

We’ve all been there: you drive miles to a venue only to discover that, to your dismay, every parking space is fully occupied. Apps like Google Maps, which can predict busyness based on historical data, can help to a degree, but what if you’re in need of a more adaptable solution? Enter research by scientists […]

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Losers and a Few Winners: Here’s the Cars That Bucked the Trend in 2018

Don’t worry, it isn’t a long list. You won’t be here all day. While the industry coasted to a surprising, yet slight, year-over-year volume increase in 2018, automakers can’t thank America’s desire for traditional passenger cars for eking out a win. Light trucks carried the day, with car sales plunging to new lows. Industry-wide, U.S. car […]

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QOTD: Sailing Past Sinking Ships in 2019?

Last Wednesday, our Question of the Day asked which automaker you wished well in 2019. Today we take a different approach, and ask which automaker doesn’t need any of your positive internet thoughts and prayers. The question is a simple one: Which single manufacturer do you think is best positioned to succeed in 2019? This OEM […]

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AI’s success hinges on new attitudes — not old regulations

Twenty years ago, car makers were on the precipice of a major technological breakthrough. Until that point, systems such as braking and steering had been controlled by the mechanical certainty of gears, rods, and levers. But by the late 1990s, manufacturers and key component suppliers started looking at replacing these physical systems with digital equivalents […]

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EyeSight raises $15 million for AI-powered in-car monitoring

Distracted driving causes approximately 25 percent of all car crash fatalities in the U.S., according to the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). In 2013 alone, it tragically claimed the lives of more than 3,154 and injured 424,000. Now, each day in the United States, about nine people are killed by an inattentive person behind the wheel. EyeSight, […]

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Arm unveils 7nm Cortex-A76AE, the ‘world’s first autonomous-class’ car processor

Arm Holdings, the Softbank-owned British semiconductor and software company, is perhaps best known for its role in designing billions of smartphone, tablet, and smartwatch chips sold worldwide. System-on-chips built on Arm architectures have an estimated 90-95 percent share of the smartphone processing market, and Mali, Arm’s graphics processing unit (GPU), is the third most popular […]

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