Articles about Autonomous Cars

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
“It’s not just about electric cars, but pushing technologies, and in new directions”
BMW's cutting-edge i brand arrived in a blaze of glory with the futuristic i3 and i8 back in 2014. But that was five years ago, and so far, nothing has come along to update them aside from concepts, including the
Made for the autobahn
This is the new Volkswagen Passat. On the surface it looks rather like the outgoing one-little has changed visually-but beneath it there are some pretty punchy tech upgrades.Headlining those is the slightly ambiguously named 'Travel Assist.' It's the
Mercedes-Benz has made it own, called the Vision Urbanetic
We've said it before and we'll say it again: 2019 is the year of the electric, connected, autonomous pod thing. Mercedes plainly thinks so, too, which is why it's not just brought the new CLA to CES.Enter the
The tech is called ‘Guardian’
A lot of the new safety tech coming out these days focuses on taking crash-avoidance decisions and actions away from the driver, and instead putting the vehicle's fate in the hands of machines. Autonomous this, autonomous that-it's almost
Overkill?
Having booted out the world's wildest automotive fabricators for SEMA, and many middle-aged men dressed up as superheroes for Comic Con, this week, the Las Vegas Convention Center plays host to the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) It's Inspector Gadget'
Like cars controlled by humans, the mechanical watch isn’t going anywhere
Everyone knows where the car industry is heading. It will seem increasingly crazy to allow clumsy humans to drive polluting cars on public roads, and soon, the day will come when we reluctantly go fully electric and hand the controls to our
Meet the overachieving Flying Taxi Concept
What happens when carmaker Audi, planemaker Airbus, and car styling house Italdesign unite to create the most futuristic techno-mobility vehicle possible?In a word, this. The Audi Flying Taxi Concept, set to be presented at Amsterdam's Drone Week exhibition. An
The 360-degree turquoise lights help road users understand self-driving cars
Teaching a fully self-driving car to negotiate its way around a city, in all weathers, at any time of day, is an incredibly difficult task. But that's by no means the end of the variables. What happens when the auto-
It’ll change the delivery industry as we know it
The delivery industry is advancing at an unprecedented rate. Everything these days-from meals and groceries to gadgets and furniture-can be dropped off at your doorstep with a couple of taps on a screen, and anyone with access to the internet
Ultimate self-driving machine?
Is it just a show car?Squint beyond the concept-car flourishes and you'll see that this is the autonomous, electric BMW crossover for the road ahead. The production version, BMW says, will happen in 2021.They're calling this "your
Like the R1T, the seven-seat R1S can do 0-60mph in 3sec
Rivian is a new electric-car company with bases in both California and London. Yesterday, we saw its idea of a fully-electric, stupendously powerful pickup truck called the R1T. Today, it has revealed a fully-electric, stupendously powerful SUV called the
It’s got one electric motor per wheel
This is a pickup truck. It comes from a company called Rivian working out of California and London, and-to be blunt-it is extraordinarily quick. Welcome to the all-electric, five-seat R1T pickup.Yes, all-electric. The new R1T is
“Instead of bringing a concept car, we talk about the concept of a car”
Car shows are traditionally full of...cars. This year's Los Angeles Auto Show is no different, except perhaps for Volvo, which isn't showing any cars at all.Instead, the Swedish carmaker will show off a range of connectivity services, autonomous
Autonomous EV concept has interchangeable bodies
Welcome to Rinspeed's concept for next year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES)-a Renault Twizy-sized autonomous EV with interchangeable bodies.It's called the MicroSNAP, and following on from last year's Snap concept, the principle behind the two is
By forging partnerships with General Motors and SoftBank, respectively
Consumer acceptance of self-driving cars may have declined this year, but the big players-and not just in the automotive industry-still believe that autonomous vehicles will be prominent fixtures in the near-future motoring landscape. Car manufacturers, mobility service providers,
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