Self-driving taxis are coming through GM & Lyft partnership

Lyft and General Motors (GM) have teamed together to begin testing autonomous driving Chevrolet Bolt Taxi cabs within a year. Lyft is based in San Fransisco and launched in 2012. Like Uber...
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Audi traffic light networking in the USA

If you know in advance when a traffic light will switch from red to green, your driving is more relaxed and efficient. Audi is the first automobile brand to connect the car to the city infrastructure – an important step towards autonomous driving. In Las Vegas, starting immediately, the Audi A4 and Q7 models can display traffic-light phases directly in the car. Further U.S. cities will follow, and introduction of the system is planned in Europe. Traffic Light Information optimizes traffic flow, saves valuable time and reduces environmental impact.
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Germany finally receives incentive for electric vehicles

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel reached a deal with automakers to spend $1.4 billion jointly on incentives to boost electric-car sales. In early February, the chief executives of Germany’s leading auto companies and...
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An elevated bus capable of gliding over traffic.

With over 21 million cars sold in China last year, it has overtaken the United States to become the largest vehicle market in 2009. This growth has caused increased traffic jams...
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Uber Improving Safety on the Road

Uber believes that technologies like Uber provide an incredible opportunity to improve road safety in new and innovative ways—before, during and after every ride. Today too many people are hurt or killed on the roads. While alcohol is the leading cause of traffic crashes, there are other behaviors that can put people at risk—for instance if drivers are on drugs, haven’t gotten enough sleep or are distracted.
Cook & Ive Most Influential in Auto Tech

Cook & Ive Most Influential in Auto Tech?

"The Drive" is an online magazine that published a report titled "The 10 most Influential People in Automotive Technology," yesterday, and guess who was on the list - Jony Ive and...
The new Model S is the fastest production vehicle in the world

The new Model S is the fastest production car in the world

The Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode is the third fastest accelerating production car ever produced, with a 0-60 mph time of 2.5 seconds. However, both the LaFerrari and the Porsche 918 Spyder were limited run, million dollar vehicles and cannot be bought new. While those cars are small two seaters with very little luggage space, the pure electric, all-wheel drive Model S P100D has four doors, seats up to 5 adults plus 2 children and has exceptional cargo capacity.
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Tesla Autopilot Upgrade: Seeing the World in Radar

While there are dozens of small refinements with Version 8 of Tesla's software, described in addendum below, the most significant upgrade to Autopilot will be the use of more advanced signal processing to create a picture of the world using the onboard radar. The radar was added to all Tesla vehicles in October 2014 as part of the Autopilot hardware suite, but was only meant to be a supplementary sensor to the primary camera and image processing system.
Volkswagen goes all in on Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen goes all in on Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen will invest billions of euros in electric cars, ride-hailing and automated driving to become a world leader in green transport by 2025, it said on Thursday, as it reshapes its business following its diesel emissions scandal. Europe's biggest carmaker said it would fund "the biggest change process in the company's history" with an efficiency drive, including integrating components businesses that currently employ 67,000 people in 26 locations worldwide.
Amazon Vehicles, a new Car Research Destination

Amazon Vehicles, a new Car Research Destination

Amazon Vehicles, a car research destination and automotive community that makes it easy for customers to get the information they need when shopping for vehicles, parts, and accessories. With Amazon Vehicles, customers can now view specifications, images, videos, and customer reviews for thousands of new and classic car models on Amazon.com, including everything from the 2016 Jeep Wrangler and 2014 Tesla Model S to the 2000 Chevrolet Corvette and 1965 Ford Mustang.
Tesla puts Bioweapon Mode in a bubble

Tesla puts ‘Bioweapon’ Mode to an extreme test

When I first heard of Tesla's 'Bioweapon Defence mode', it sounded like something out of a Science Fiction movie. If anything, though, it is a great talking point; for the media, and...

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