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Autonomous Vehicles

Automated technology could spell end for driving test

Parking assist, lane change systems, automatic braking lessen driver tasks

For the majority, driving is a chore, and the banality of modern commuting will push an increasing number of drivers to explore automated technology. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Aug 8, 2018, 1:45 AM

Mercedes to test autonomous cars in major California city

Project to include car sharing, ride-hailing and multi-modal platforms Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Jul 22, 2018, 2:30 AM

VIDEO: Ford shows how adaptive cruise eliminates gridlock

Ford and Vanderbilt University set out to explain phantom traffic-jams Read More


Cadillac's Super Cruise a taste of the future

Allows uninterrupted semi-autonomous driving, but driver must pay attention Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Jun 16, 2018, 5:30 PM

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Ford explores autonomous delivery vans

Ford partners with Postmates on-demand delivery for driverless deliveries Read More

Autonomous Driving Commercial Vehicles Jun 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

15 newsworthy displays at Michelin Movin'On

Sustainable-mobility summit featured an array of the latest innovations

Movin’On by Michelin is a global summit focussing on sustainable mobility, with workshops, panel discussions and the latest innovations related to mobility. Read More

Green Cars Autonomous Driving Jun 4, 2018, 11:05 AM

Jaguar Land Rover taking self-driving cars off road

Partly funded by UK government, project CORTEX to develop new technology

Project will develop new “5D” technique, adding sound to real-time sensing already present in autonomous car development (video, radar, light, distance). Read More

Autonomous Driving Off Roading May 31, 2018, 2:30 AM

Riderless motorcycle ready for autonomous world

Riderless bike expected to allow more comprehensive autonomous car testing

Motorcycle manoeuvrability and acceleration present unique obstacles for autonomous cars, and advanced driver assistance programs have to react differently. Read More


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Will autonomous driving fatality kill system development?

Several Uber autonomous vehicle systems failed in pedestrial fatality

Things consumers have been told autonomous cars excel at to make roads safer — collision mitigation, pedestrian detection and automatic braking — didn’t. Read More

Autonomous Driving Car Safety Apr 16, 2018, 2:30 AM

Volkswagen to begin autonomous parking project

Studies say drivers spend more than 40 hours a year looking for parking

Company has inked deal with multi-storey car park near Hamburg Airport for an autonomous parking project for Audi, Porsche and VW cars to start in 2020. Read More

Autonomous Driving Car Travel Apr 14, 2018, 2:30 AM

Sky's the limit for Audi autonomous vehicles

Pop.Up Next a 2-seat cabin that can be coupled to a wheel base or a drone

Audi, airplane-maker Airbus and engineering and design firm Italdesign, have teamed up to create an electric micro-car that can soar above the traffic. Read More


Rolls-Royce concept paced the race to autonomous luxury

Vision Next 100 a radical vision of effortless, highly personal luxury

Primary feature is the final look of a customers’ cars that will be dependent on their “personal visions,” creating uncompromised displays of luxury. Read More

Future Cars Autonomous Driving Mar 12, 2018, 2:30 AM

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Nissan begins testing autonomous driving on riders

Field test in Yokohama will run passengers along a 4.5-km pre-set route

Easy Ride is a mobility service created by Nissan and connectivity developer DeNA, using autonomous vehicles to get riders to pre-set destinations. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Feb 23, 2018, 10:30 PM

VW to introduce its EV Vizzion in Geneva

Vizzion sedan will be fourth member of Volkswagen's I.D.line of EVs

Premium sedan will measure 5.11 metres long, use two electric motors (one on each axle) for a total of 225 kW, and get 665 km from its 111 kWh battery. Read More


Hyundai road tests autonomous driving FCEV

Three fuel-cell EVs completed Level 4 autonomous 190-km highway drive

Test vehicles were based on production Nexo, except they were fitted with additional cameras and LIDAR (LIght Detection And Radar) for autonomous driving. Read More

Autonomous Driving Green Cars Feb 4, 2018, 10:30 PM

Mercedes ends 5-continent autonomous testing

Five-month Mercedes-Benz Intelligent World Drive ended at CES 2018

S-Class-based autonomous car tested in Australia, China, Germany, South Africa and USA, to deal with country-specific, real-world traffic challenges. Read More


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Toyota shows off future of commercial vehicles

Open concept autonomous electric vehicle to be available in three sizes

Open-control interface allows companies to install their own automated driving and vehicle management systems, researched and tested to suit their needs. Read More


Nissan gets in driver's brain to improve efficiency

Brain-decoding technology lets vehicles interpret driver's brain signals

Sensing activity for actions such as turning the steering wheel or depressing the brake pedal, would enable driving aids to react 0.2-0.5 seconds faster. Read More

Auto Technology Autonomous Driving Jan 8, 2018, 2:30 AM

Kia to debut new EV crossover concept at CES

All electric sub-compact crossover will also debut new technologies

Teaser images released by Kia peg the name at Niro — its new hybrid crossover for 2017, with plans to add plug-in hybrid and all-electric versions. Read More


Racing prepares for electric and driverless cars

Future of motorsports will create excitement on different levels

Not everybody will be pleased with all racing series, but the new generation of consumers will embrace changes because of relevance to their beliefs. Read More


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Volvo autonomous driving in the family way

Two families sign up for Volvo Drive Me autonomous driving project

As part of the program, Hain and Simonovski families agree to have Volvo engineers monitor everyday use and interaction with autonomous Volvo XC90 SUV. Read More

Autonomous Driving Dec 13, 2017, 9:30 PM

Rinspeed plans to unveil another quirky concept at CES

Snap has pod-like cabin that fastens/unfastens from skateboard-like base

Skateboard part can be turned over as needed, due to rapidly evolving nature of vehicle components; timeless pod transfers to new platform as warranted. Read More


Simulator testing urged for advanced autonomous systems

British Parliament called for more real world testing of full autonomy

Dutch driving simulator designer, builder and integrator Cruden believes testing advanced autonomous systems on public roads will put lives at risk. Read More

Autonomous Driving Nov 25, 2017, 9:55 PM

Volvo enriches autonomous car deal with Uber

Volvo to sell tens of thousands of self-driving XC90s for ride-sharing

Uber helped develop the autonomous driving XC90 sport utility vehicle Volvo will be providing, on which Uber will add its self-driving technology. Read More

Autonomous Driving Nov 20, 2017, 9:30 PM

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There's still a way to go before autonomous vehicles are the norm

Autonomous vehicles will revolutionize mobility and transform society, but…

Automated vehicle technology promises to revolutionize mobility in ways more profound than the move from the horse-drawn carriage to the Model T. Read More


Cadillac begins 16-state test tour of hands-free driving

Cadillac CT6 will debut autonomous driving technology for 2018 model year

Cadillac Super Cruise uses driver attention system to gauge driver alertness, and LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) mapping to plot surroundings. Read More


Ford studies how driverless cars signal intentions

Display uses light combinations to simulate human driver nods or waves

With the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute, Ford is testing a lighting method that signals intent to pedestrians, bicyclists and human drivers. Read More

Autonomous Driving Sep 14, 2017, 10:50 PM

First Ride: Audi’s semi-autonomous A8

Conditions have to be just right to use Audi’s “conditional automated driving”

The new Audi A8 with Traffic Jam Pilot will take over completely in a traffic jam and let its driver watch a movie or just kick back behind the wheel. Read More


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Smart takes driverless car to new level

Autonomous concept electric car doesn't have a steering wheel or pedals

Smart Vision EQ Fortwo Concept is made for urban ride-share programs, and will come to users rather than have them search online for the nearest car. Read More

Auto Shows Autonomous Driving Aug 31, 2017, 2:00 AM

Colorado tests out autonomous roadwork truck

First-of-its kind work-zone vehicle designed to protect road crews

The Autonomous Impact Protection Vehicle is positioned behind maintenance crews to protect workers, now including the one normally driving the truck. Read More

Autonomous Driving Car Safety Aug 28, 2017, 2:30 AM

Drivers see no benefit to automated driving

Continental Tyres' survey shows drivers not getting the right message

Half of surveyed respondents said top priority for manufacturers should be to improve safety, followed by more economical vehicles and reduced traffic. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Aug 21, 2017, 2:30 AM

Mercedes begins driverless parking garage pilot

Automated Valet Parking uses Smartphones to send cars to assigned spots

Daimler has teamed with Bosch to develop world’s first facility, at the Mercedes-Benz Museum, where cars park themselves without driver interference. Read More

Auto Technology Autonomous Driving Jul 27, 2017, 10:30 PM

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FIRST DRIVE: Refreshed 2018 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

How do you improve on what you already believe to be the finest car in the world?

About 6,500 parts have been revamped for the new model, with the greatest improvements coming in its semi-autonomous driving abilities. Read More

New Cars Luxury Cars Autonomous Driving Jul 18, 2017, 2:00 PM

New Audi A8 comes standard as a hybrid

New luxury sedan will have 48-volt circuitry for mild hybrid system

Belt alternator starter provides engine stop/start technology, shutting the engine down under certain circumstances — braking, slowing or cruising. Read More

Green Cars New Cars Autonomous Driving Jun 16, 2017, 2:30 PM

GM mass produces first autonomous vehicles

Autonomous Chevrolet Bolt EVs produced at GM's Orion Assembly Facility

The 130 vehicles are destined for self-driving test fleets on the roads of San Francisco, Arizona and metro Detroit, joining 50 already on the road. Read More

Autonomous Driving Jun 13, 2017, 10:30 PM

Audi to begin autonomous driving tests in NY

State budget allows autonomous vehicle testing for year-long pilot

Audi will test vehicles with Level 3 automation, which the SAE designates as capable of performing certain autonomous functions at highway speeds. Read More

Autonomous Driving Jun 2, 2017, 2:30 AM

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Apple to test self-driving cars on public roads

California DMV issues permit for Apple to test self-driving Lexus RXs

Though it never made a formal announcement about developing its own self driving car, Apple began looking at autonomous driving a couple years back. Read More

Autonomous Driving Auto Technology Apr 16, 2017, 2:30 AM

Michigan looks to Israel for autonomy tech

Israel seen as world leader in self-driving technology and cybersecurity

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder visited Israel and reportedly said he's considering partnerships not to trade goods, but to exchange intellectual property. Read More

Autonomous Driving Feb 7, 2017, 9:30 PM