Tag Archives: self-driving cars

BMW iNext concept coming this year

BMW has dropped multiple hints over the past year about a new technological flagship code-named the iNext. Due in 2021, the vehicle will be powered by batteries, feature a self-driving system robust enough to let you sleep behind the wheel at times, and be built at BMW's main plant in Dingolfing, Germany. Speaking with Auto Express, a senior executive from...

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GM’s latest self-driving car has no steering wheel or pedals

General Motors on Friday revealed a self-driving car devoid of a steering wheel and pedals. Called the Cruise AV (Autonomous Vehicle), the car is based on the Chevrolet Bolt EV and will hit the road as early as 2019, assuming GM receives regulatory approval. The automaker is seeking approval from the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration to...

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There’s no shortage of startups looking to be among the first to develop safe and reliable self-driving systems to power fleets of potentially lucrative self-driving taxis. Among them is America’s Voyage, which was formed by ex-engineers of Apple and Alphabet and on Thursday received $3 million in funding from Jaguar Land Rover. This brings the company’s funding to date to …

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Toyota reveals e-Palette concept, previews its future mobility services

Toyota previewed its vision of the future mobility at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show on Monday. Meet the e-Palette concept, a cube-shaped self-driving and electric vehicle that wants to delivery pizza, packages, and serve as a ride-sharing vehicle. The automaker said the e-Palette will serve as the main vehicle in its e-Palette Alliance. The newly...

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Toyota’s latest self-driving cars see up to 660 feet in all directions

Toyota isn't as vocal as some rivals in the self-driving space but the Japanese firm is making steady progress and at next week's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas will unveil a third-generation prototype. While previous prototypes featured a lidar sensor with a 660-feet range, they could only monitor the area in front of them. The...

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VW self-driving car edges closer to reality with Aurora deal

The Volkswagen Group will use next week's 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to formally announce a strategic partnership with a self-driving company by the name of Aurora Innovation. You may not have heard of Aurora but you'll definitely know of the key people behind it if you've been following the current race in the...

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Self-driving electric cars will need stronger batteries to cope with extended use

In a future with autonomous cars, batteries must be more resilient to operate constantly and serve multiple masters. That's Akira Yoshino's belief. He's the man who invented the lithium-ion prototype battery in 1985. Yoshino told Bloomberg in a report published last Wednesday that future batteries must be able to withstand the daunting task of operating...

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