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  • South Korea is building a mini 'city' for self-driving cars

    A new South Korean city is being built but it is a city with a difference. K-City will have bus lanes, freeways and autonomous parking zones just like a real city but with one huge difference; it’s the size. The mini-city will be the world's largest test-bed for self-driving cars. The 88-acre facility will have everything an autonomous car might...

  • Flying cars anyone?

    Uber announced on Tuesday that it's partnering with Dallas and Dubai to make the idea of flying cars a reality. Speaking at Uber's Elevate Summit in Dallas on Tuesday, Uber's chief product officer, Jeff Holden said: "Imagine if you get up in the morning and go on a six-minute flight, Versus an hour in a car and wasting time."...

  • UK unprepared for surge in electric cars

    UK unprepared for surge in electric cars Members of the Green Alliance says that simultaneous charging of electric vehicles could potentially damage electronic equipment unless action is taken by 2020. The United Kingdom’s energy network is apparently not ready for the surge in electric car use as well as solar panels that are predicted in the next few years, according...

  • Millennials Aren't Interested in Electric Cars

    Millennials Aren't Interested in Electric Cars Unless they're a Tesla, that is, according to one recent report. The Millennials generation (also known as Generation Y) are the demographic cohort following Generation X (mostly in western countries) who were born in late 1980 through the 1990s to early 2000s. The report was compiled by driving-tests.org, a website which is a part...

  • Apple gets approval to test autonomous cars on real roads

    Apple gets approval to test autonomous cars on real roads Apple has decided to get into the autonomous vehicle game and they have gotten approval to test autonomous cars on real roads. Apple has just been granted official permission in the United States to test autonomous driving technology. This adds another major entrant into the autonomous vehicle race which is...

  • Ford release world's first hybrid police pursuit vehicle

    In an industry first, the Ford motor company in the United States has announced the world's first hybrid police pursuit vehicle with the release of their new police-duty-ready Fusion Hybrid police car. The new hybrid police car will be ready to tackle everyday law enforcement duties while saving on fuel and being more environmentally friendly than other police vehicles. The...

  • Cow avoidance system for vehicles on India’s roads

    Engineers in India have designed a new 'cow avoidance system' for India’s large road network. Cows are a very common sight on Indian roads and Indians have a great love for these gentle domestic animals. In Hinduism, the cow is seen as sacred and so they are deeply respected. Most Hindus respect the cow for her gentle nature. One of...

  • Bolt electric car sales in the United States on an uphill climb

    The Chevrolet Bolt is the first electric vehicle manufactured by General Motors in the United States. As a new entrant into the affordable electric vehicle market, the Chevy Bolt has been described as a bit “dweeby” and may not be as stylish as the Tesla Model 3 which was unveiled last March by Elon Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors....

  • Tesla Motors Showroom to Open in Sandyford, South Dublin

    Tesla Motors has just been given planning permission for its first Irish sales outlet and showroom in South Dublin. Tesla Motors is to convert an industrial unit in Sandyford Industrial Estate into its flagship Irish premises. The new Tesla store will have a showroom area, sales offices and also a repair centre. The electric car company is also planning to...

  • Uber suspends fleet of self-driving cars after crash

    Uber suspends their fleet of self-driving cars The transportation network company, Uber Technologies Inc. has suspended its self-driving test cars in three US States pending an investigation into a Volvo SUV crash in Arizona Photographs have appeared online showing the Uber car lying on its side next to another badly damaged vehicle. Thankfully, there were no serious injuries during the...