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Why you have (probably) already bought your last car

October 18th, 2018 at 1:11 am » Comments Off

Driverless taxis – the transport of the future? I’m guessing you are scoffing in disbelief at the very suggestion of this article, but bear with me. A growing number of tech analysts are predicting that in less than 20 years we’ll all have stopped owning cars, and, what’s more, the internal combustion engine will have […]



U.S. to allow cars without steering wheels

October 16th, 2018 at 10:11 am » Comments Off

Cars without steering wheels will be allowed under certain conditions, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said today in an 80-page report. The report gives guidelines, which are voluntary. Precise rules, which are binding, have yet to be spelled out. But the policy clearly is to cut rules whenever possible while reserving the […]



Driverless cars could free up land for more housing

October 7th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Look, no hands! Big car and technology companies such as BMW, Apple and Google are investing in driverless technology. Widespread adoption of driverless cars would release thousands of acres of land for new housing and reduce the strain on transport infrastructure, according to research published today. The report, centred on Edinburgh, suggests that congestion is […]



How Uber is getting flying cars off the ground

October 4th, 2018 at 11:06 am » Comments Off

It wants to fly you around cities as in the Jetsons, but there are still roadblocks to overcome before UberAir can take flight. It’s 6 p.m. in Tokyo and my flying car is late. Three years late. Back to the Future promised me flying cars (and hoverboards) by 2015. Yet here I am in 2018, […]



10 surprising ways driverless cars will change the world

September 20th, 2018 at 9:02 am » Comments Off

When you think about the amount of time we spend behind the wheel today, whether in congestion or helping friends and family getting to and forth, being able to spend this time on other activities whilst on the move opens up a whole host of possibilities. But not only will we have more free time, […]



Boring Company gets approval to build a tunnel connecting a garage to a hyperloop

September 19th, 2018 at 9:06 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk’s Boring Company continues to gain validation from city governments. In June, the company was selected to build a multibillion-dollar rapid transit link between downtown Chicago to O’Hare International Airport, and just this week, it got approval from the Hawthorne City Council in California to start building a prototype garage that would transport cars […]



Mercedes-Benz Vision Urbanetic is a flexible electric van from the future

September 15th, 2018 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

Its battery-electric platform can be used for a wide variety of purposes. The advent of battery-electric “skateboards,” powertrain platforms that can accommodate a bunch of different bodies on top, means that vehicles can become even more versatile than they already are. Mercedes-Benz has applied this thinking to its vans to create the wild Vision Urbanetic […]



Volvo’s 360c concept car is a fully autonomous bedroom on wheels

September 9th, 2018 at 3:19 pm » Comments Off

Without a combustion engine or a steering wheel, Volvo reimagines the car as a short-haul flight replacement. “In our striving for efficiency, have we lost empathy for the traveler?” These words, from Volvo’s launch video for its new 360c fully autonomous concept car, hit home with me. I fly a lot, so I’m fully familiar […]



Seven reasons why the internal combustion engine is a dead man walking

September 8th, 2018 at 2:25 am » Comments Off

The age of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) is over. Electric cars are the future. The transition has just begun, but the move from ICE vehicles to Electric will happen sooner and more quickly than most people suspect.



Mercedes-Benz Digital Light LED headlights display messages on the road

August 27th, 2018 at 10:06 am » Comments Off

With more than one million micromirrors per headlight, Mercedes-Benz Digital Light HD headlights do much more than just illuminate the highway. Drivers can project messages on the road in front of a car equipped with the new headlights. The lights can also project navigation guides and road conditions or traffic warning symbols. Digital Light onboard […]



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