Tag Archives: Car Tech

Waymo announces new fleet of self-driving Jaguar I-Pace crossovers

The next wave of self-driving Waymo cars will be electric Jaguar I-Pace crossovers, the automotive supplier said Tuesday. Up to 20,000 electric crossovers will be fitted with the self-driving hardware by 2020, a significant commitment for the relatively small automaker. Later this year, Waymo said it would launch an app for self-driving taxis that can be...

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Arizona blocks Uber from testing self-driving cars on state’s roads

Arizona on Monday blocked Uber from conducting further tests of self-driving cars on the state's roads as a result of last week's fatal accident involving a pedestrian and one of the test cars. In a letter sent to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi and shared with Bloomberg, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said he found a video of the accident released by police to be...

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Cadillac to offer first factory dash cam

Dash cameras have quickly become a more-popular aftermarket purchase for many drivers, but Cadillac has made its first move to integrate the technology from the factory. With the reveal of the 2019 Cadillac CT6 V-Sport on Wednesday, the luxury brand announced the Surround Vision Recorder as an available option. The system isn't exactly on par with...

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Jaguar Land Rover latest to demonstrate automated valet

Imagine turning up to a parking lot and having your car spend the time to find a spot and park itself without you being there. Jaguar Land Rover is the latest to demonstrate so-called "automated valet" technology, joining the likes of rival firms such as Mercedes-Benz and Volvo. The demonstration took place on Thursday as part of the United Kingdom's...

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Here are the Top 5 reasons you’ll love the Porsche 911 GT2 RS

Porsche loves cranking out Top 5 videos. Usually though, it factors in five models that fit a given topic. Today's different because the sole attraction in this Porsche video is the 2018 911 GT2 RS. We still have five things to talk about. So let's dive into the Top 5 thrilling attributes on the GT2 RS. Porsche test driver Lars Kern is in the driver's seat...

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Safe and sound: Bentley debuts biometric storage system for Bentayga

Bentley has introduced a technology seemingly pulled from a James Bond film. It's a biometric security system to access a hideaway storage compartment for the Bentayga SUV. The system, developed by Bentley's commissioning division Mulliner, requires a fingerprint scan to access the storage compartment. The system is integrated with the compartment made of...

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Pirelli Cyber Car tire will soon talk to your car

While Goodyear envisions a future tire that cleans as it rolls, Pirelli's latest tire is set to arrive this year. It's called Cyber Car and it's a tire that connects the rubber with the car and provides loads of information and data. With the latest Pirelli innovation, the tire can relay information such as air pressure, internal temperature, and tread...

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Uber’s self-driving trucks are now in service

Uber has officially put its self-driving semi-trailer trucks into operation under the new service Uber Freight. In fact, Uber has had the self-driving trucks in service for a few months in the state of Arizona, The New York Times reported last week. It comes after the startup Otto, which Uber has since acquired, sent a self-driving semi on its maiden voyage...

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GM to commercialize Cruise AV self-driving car in 2019

General Motors will put into production self-driving cars devoid of steering wheels and pedals in 2019, the automaker said Thursday. GM also said it planned to start a commercial service for the vehicles that same year, where the public would be able to hail a ride via an app. The car, known as the Cruise AV (Autonomous Vehicle), is based on the Chevrolet...

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Google founder Larry Page’s flying taxi takes flight

Many companies have made a splash in the flying car or airborne taxi industry, which has only just begun to earn its wings (pun intended). Now it turns out Google founder Larry Page has been working on his own flying taxi, largely in secret and away from any press coverage. Apparently that means the self-flying taxi has officially taken flight, The New York...

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