GAC Group is building a new electric car factory in Guangdong province in southern China. It will have a capacity of 200,000 new electric and autonomous cars a year when completed at the end of 2018.
Futurist and economist Tony Seba predicts both the auto industry and the oil business will be virtually destroyed by economic changes that will be complete by 2030. Is he right?
Researchers have found that even a few autonomous cars on the road can reduce or eliminate waves of stop and go traffic on the highway that are caused by human behavior.
Volvo + Autoliv Autonomous Car Project, Zenuity, is finally Live after a $125 million investment- plans to start building cars in 2019.
Baidu, known as the Google of China, has embarked on a three year plan to develop an open source autonomous driving platform that any manufacturer could use to manufacture self driving cars.
A new JD Power survey shows more people are uncomfortable with the idea of autonomous cars this year than last year. Overall, younger people are far more accepting of new technology than older people.
Volkswagen showed off its I.D. Crozz electric SUV concept at the Shanghai auto show this week. It features a range of about 240 miles, autonomous driving, hand gesture controls, and an augmented reality heads up display.
San Francisco start up Luminar has developed new Lidar technology that sees further and in greater detail that any other system on the market.
The introduction of autonomous vehicles requires us to rethink everything we know about driving decisions and rationality.
Technology is encouraging more car companies and suppliers to work together to bring self driving cars to market. Daimler and Bosch have forged a new alliance and Porsche says it will cooperate more closely with Audi on autonomous driving systems.
A study of data compiled from self driving cars in California shows Uber cars require their drivers to take control from the computer once for every mile driven. By comparison, Waymo’s stat is once every 5,128 miles.
” A child born to day may never drive an automobile” says one expert. Is that a good thing?