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  • Global Transportation to Change and Change Utterly

    Global Transportation set to Change The global transportation economy and landscape is totally changing and within 15 years virtually all vehicular traffic will be by autonomous electric vehicles (A-EVs). This will inevitably and fundamentally change how society works and thankfully, largely for the better. EV’s are cheaper. Period, which means we are going to use them and this transition won’t...

  • Audi given permission to operate aircraft

    The German car manufacturer Audi has been given permission by German authorities to operate experimental aircraft in their hometown of Ingolstadt Audi has partnered with aviation giant Airbus and the German city of Ingolstadt to begin testing its prototype air taxis in and around the Bavarian city. Audi has said in a statement that the tests will help develop a...

  • Driverless cars to be tested on Scotland's roads later this year

    Driverless vehicles will be tested on Scottish roads later this year on a trial basis that will include delivery vehicles. The Scottish Government is keen to catch up with developments south of the Border in England, where they are already trialling autonomous vehicles for the past three years. The head of the commission which has been tasked with examining the...

  • Car insurers concerned about labeling 'autonomous' vehicles as autonomous

    Certain sectors of the motor insurance industry is warning car manufacturers against the use of the word "autonomous" in their marketing. This concern is particularly coming from the motor insurance sector in the UK. A report for the Association of British Insurers says the way some advanced vehicles are described can convince motorists that they have self-driving cars when that...

  • Cadillac to put SuperCruise hands-free driver system in all its cars

    Cadillac to install hands-free driver systems Cadillac will put SuperCruise 'hands-free' driver system on all cars beginning in 2020. The company’s driver-assistance system is currently on the marquee CT6, allowing drivers to take their hands off the wheel on some freeways. From 2020, the famous American car manufacturer is going to let a lot more of its drivers take their...

  • Remote operation of autonomous cars takes its first steps toward public trials

    A Silicon Valley startup is developing technologies for operating driverless vehicles remotely. Phantom Auto is partnering up with three European firms, NEVS (formerly SAAB Automobile), Einride and Transdev, to start deploying its systems in real-world vehicles. The European firms will start testing Phantom Auto's technology in vehicles and remote control operation centres. NEVS, Einride and Transdev will collaborate with Phantom...

  • What does your car know about you?

    How much does a car know about its driver? The Jastine Valdez case has flagged up some privacy issues surrounding electronic vehicle data. What does your car know about you? The answer is, probably quite a lot. If your car is modern and has a big screen and a smartphone link, the likelihood is that your car is recording a...

  • Sales of Electric Vehicles Set To Accelerate

    Electric Vehicle Sales To Accelerate Sales of electric vehicles are set to accelerate as costs fall and production of electric vehicles ramp up. The latest industry opinions are that electrification of the transport system is set to accelerate in the late 2020s, with electric buses leading the way. Battery costs are continuing to drop and increasing scale in manufacturing will...

  • Elon Musk declares dual-motor Tesla Model 3 a BMW M3 rival

    Elon Musk has detailed plans to build a new dual-motor all-wheel-drive version of the Tesla Model 3. He made the announcement in a string of Tweets revealing the most powerful of the two twin-motor Model 3s would be capable of hitting 60mph (97km/h) in just 3.5 seconds and topping out at 155mph (250km/h), while offering a driving range of up...

  • What will driverless cars mean for Ireland's road safety?

    Driverless cars and road safety Driverless cars are the future and in just a few short years will be part of everyday life here in Ireland. What though will the impact be on society in general and how will driverless autonomous vehicles impact us? Earlier this month experts from around the world gathered in Dublin to speak about the future...