The computers needed to make autonomous cars possible require so much power, they actually reduce overall efficiency and fuel economy. Is that a problem?
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Cruise Automation has purchased Strobe, a startup company that says it has made a “LIDAR on a chip” that cost 99% less than traditional LIDAR sensors.
A Senate committee has given a green light to proposed legislation that would preempt states from imposing their own regulations on self driving cars.
Self driving cars from Cruise Automation were involved in 6 crashes in September — none of them due to failures by its autonomous driving technology.
Renault and Nissan have laid out a joint vision for electric and autonomous cars with a target date of 2022.
Audi has two autonomous electric car concepts at the Frankfurt auto show — Elaine, an update of the e-tron sportback last seen in Shanghai, and the Aicon, a full Level 5 self driving luxury machine for those who have it and want to flaunt it.
The federal government has announced new rules for self driving cars,l preempting state and local regulations.
The Smart autonomous concept will be unveiled at the Frankfurt auto show this week as part of the Mercedes EQ brand for electric cars.
The 2018 Nissan LEAF is reported to be a major step forward for the hot selling electric car. One current LEAF owner is very much looking forward to its arrival.
Formula 1 May Get an Autonomous Safety Car in the next few years in an effort to help manufacturers educate the public about the technology.
The 2018 Nissan LEAF will introduce the company’s ProPILOT Level 2 autonomous driving system to America.
The Tesla Autopilot program has yet another new leader — its fourth in a little more than 7 months. Working for Elon Musk may pay well, but it is no bed of roses.
NEVS, the Chinese successor to Saab, unveiled an autonomous people mover at the CES Asia show in Shanghai this week.
Honda says it is ramping up its commitment to electric and self driving cars as part of its Vision 2130 initiative. Let’s hope it is not too late.
A study by AAA finds that teens ages 16 to 17 are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal car crash than older drivers.
AAA says it is raising car insurance rates on the Tesla Model S and Model X because they cost significantly more to repair than other cars. Tesla says AAA is using the wrong data.
The new Continental All Charge EV charging system will allow any car to charge at any charging station at up to 350 kW of power. It will also power digital devices and power tools. Cool stuff.
With just a few autonomous cars on the road, safety, traffic, and efficiency will improve everything, dramatically, for everyone. Here is the proof!
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.
Continental, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers, is planning to lower its investment in internal combustion powertrains and boost investment in electric car components.