Cruise will become the first company to do so
Driverless cars are now a thing in San Francisco. Truly driverless cars.Self-driving car service Cruise, which is owned by General Motors (GM) and backed by Honda and Softbank, has received a permit to test 100% driverless (meaning no backup driver
The brand is implementing a few practices such as smooth cornering
Automotive technology just keeps on advancing by the minute. Autonomous driving technologies, for example, have already come a long way since their inception. These days, carmakers are well past the development phase and are already at the point where they can simply
Definitely not for everyone
On the face of things, autonomous cars don't really make a ton of sense. We are, apparently, totally up for spending huge sums of money on a car with more sensors than movie and TV review board (note to self: aural
Sometimes all it takes is an idea whose time has come
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a person, in possession of a car, must want the car in front of them to get out of the way. But, as you might know if you've ever, say, driven a car on
Driving tips at your disposal
We often talk with varying degrees of enthusiasm about 'communicating' with a good car (sometimes perhaps too enthusiastically). How it 'talks' to you, how it feels, how it encourages you to further explore its limits via reams of 'feedback.'Rimac's incoming
Some exciting news for the automotive industry
It's official: Ford and Volkswagen are teaming up to build commercial, electric, and autonomous vehicles in the coming years.Ford and Volkswagen's talks about inking a partnership were first made public in July 2019. Now that the agreement has been
It’s called Project Vector at this stage
Want to know how serious Jaguar Land Rover is about an autonomous future? Well, check this out. It's called Project Vector, a pod-like concept proving that the British manufacturer is taking autonomous cars very seriously. So seriously, you will be
It’s not going into production just yet, though
Back in 2016, General Motors acquired the self-driving startup Cruise for an undisclosed fee, just nine months after the company had acquired a licence to test autonomous cars on the streets of San Francisco.Then, in 2018, it was announced that
Carmakers seem to be adopting a wait-and-see attitude
While the car industry tells us car sharing is the future, it's not actually going well in the present. The joint BMW-Daimler service ShareNow (formerly DriveNow and Car2Go) has announced it's pulling out of the UK (where it operated
Would you want to live in this world?
Had your daily dose of weirdness yet? Not to worry, Rinspeed is here to sate any hankerings.Back in 2017, the Swiss company gave us a first glimpse at the Snap concept. It was essentially an autonomous taxi pod that could be
“A new design interpretation for Kia’s future electric vehicles”
Meet the Kia Futuron, the winner of concept-car buzzword bingo. Its name is a combination of 'future' and 'on,' we're told, "hinting at the switched-on, electric nature" of Kia's next line of SUVs.It's not just an
These designs did not disappoint
If you thought Daihatsu's concept designs revealed prior to the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show were quirky enough, you should see the vehicles in the metal.The concepts definitely piqued our interest-and apparently our readers', too-when they first surfaced cyberspace.
And it’s very much inspired by racehorses, apparently
This car is a horse. Albeit a mechanical one, without a natural bone or fiber in its body. And one that doesn't kick out with its hind legs if you accidentally creep up to steal provisions from its saddlebags (yeah, thanks
Based on the driver’s behavior and habits behind the wheel
Hyundai, like many other carmakers, is investing big in autonomous driving technologies. Now, the Korean manufacturer has announced that it pushed its self-driving tech a notch higher than before with its latest innovation.The brand says it has developed the industry'
It will do 0-100kph in 4.5sec and run 644km on a single charge, Merc claims
Welcome to the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS-essentially, the fully-electric S-Class of the future. Don't believe us? Mercedes calls it "a trailblazer for the entire Mercedes-Benz EQ family," meaning it does for the manufacturer's electric range what
The EXP 100 GT is a preview of the Bentley GT of 2035
Tall as today's Continental GT but longer than a Mulsanne and as spacious as a Flying Spur, Bentley's 100th birthday present to itself is just massive. Its bigness is the first thing you notice, as a matter of fact. The
This is a fully autonomous XC90
Volvo and Uber have been in partnership since 2016, when the two companies signed an agreement that would see the carmaker supply the ride-hailing firm with "tens of thousands of autonomous drive-ready cars" over the next few years.Well this
And USB ports that won’t work unless you’re buckled up
As you might have guessed, this is no ordinary Mercedes-Benz GLE. The ESF 2019 is in fact the latest in a long line of the German carmaker's 'Experimental Safety Vehicles,' one that aims to give us "an insight into the
Massive wheels, tires made of sponge, lots of cues from Citroens of old
The thing you'll have noticed first about the 19_19, Citroen's second centenary concept following the cutesy Ami One, will have been its ginormous wheels.Yup, when the average family SUV has its comfort torn to shreds by 22-incherss, Citroen
Designed specifically for urban motoring
Audi doesn't specify exactly when you'll be able to summon this AI:ME self-driving city car to pick you up from the supermarket, probably because our autonomous promised land is constantly slipping further into the future. However, it does
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