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  • What is the future of Self-driving cars in the wake of the fatal Uber collision?

    What is the future of Self-driving cars in the wake of the fatal Uber collision? Video of the first self-driving car crash that killed a pedestrian suggests a “catastrophic failure” by Uber’s technology, according to experts in the field, who said the footage showed the autonomous system erring on one of its most basic functions. The death of a Elaine Herzberg who...

  • Swiss police to get Tesla Model X police cars for active duty

    Swiss police from the Basel-Stadt police force are ordering Tesla Model X vehicles for active duty. The first of these will be delivered later on this year with seven included in the initial order. The new Swiss police cars will be cleaner, cheaper, and way faster than the patrol cars they are currently using. The decision to replace current diesel-powered vehicles...

  • 3D Printed Cars - 5 Times Stronger Than a Smart Car

    The future of car building is here. For $10,000 you can now buy a 3D printed two-seater car which is about the size of a Smart car but will be five times stronger. Unlike Tesla which has thousands of parts and components, this small electric 3D Printed Car will have less than 100 parts. The LSEV is produced by XEV...

  • Innovations in automotive industry

    It’s not enough just to design a car with traditional functions anymore. Manufacturers need to design smart innovative features which will help improve a driver’s experience. Here are some interesting innovations in the automotive Industry in the last couple of years. Start-stop green technology helps drivers to conserve their fuel by automatically shutting the engine off when idling or if...

  • Porsche will make a flying car

    Luxury sports car manufacturer, Porsche is planning to develop a flying passenger vehicle. Detlev von Platen, the company’s sales chief said in an interview with the German magazine Automobilwoche, that passengers would be able to use the cars without a pilot’s license. It is proposed by Porsche that most operations would be automated, but they could maintain some control. Von...

  • An Unlikely Technology that Can Help Autonomous Cars See Better

    It may be that the old-school paint makers are key in enabling sensors to detect oncoming vehicles. A century ago, when Henry Ford revolutionized transportation with the mass-produced Model T, it only came in just one colour: black. After this, car makers were eager to customize vehicles to buyers’ tastes, car manufacturers began to produce cars in almost every hue...

  • Fear Of Self-Driving Cars Is Declining

    Waymo, the self-driving car company created by Google has been testing its self-driving cars in the United States. Back in November Waymo announced it was modifying its self-driving program. Since then they have removed the backup driver from behind the steering wheel and have begun testing the cars with only an employee in the back seat. The company has been...

  • Self-driving cars and AI may leave a ‘third of the population unemployed’

    Self-driving cars and AI (Artificial Intelligence) will leave a 'third of the population unemployed' and cause people to slip into a meaningless life of misery, expert warn Dr Subhash Kak of Oklahoma University made the comments going as far as saying that self-driving cars could make millions of people unemployed as AI takes over. The worry from many quarters is...

  • Glasses could prevent motion sickness in self-driving cars

    A new patent has been filed, which if it becomes a reality in the future could help to prevent motion sickness in self-driving cars. Never mind festooning a self-driving car in lights and other devices to fend off motion sickness, you may very well just have to put on a pair of glasses. University of Michigan researchers have patented a...

  • Ford investment in electric cars by 2022

    Ford is planning to radically boost its investment in electric vehicles to $11bn in the next five years which is more than doubling a previous commitment. The Chairman of the historic manufacturer, Bill Ford said the car manufacturer would have 40 hybrid and fully electric vehicles in its range by 2022, which is only four years away. This is coming...