Articles about Autonomous Cars

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
“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
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