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No more flats: Michelin and GM to bring airless tires to passenger cars by 2024

June 16th, 2019 at 3:19 am » Comments Off

Plenty of things can go wrong when you’re driving a car, though thankfully the vast majority of trips go without a hitch. Tire punctures, for example, are a real headache, but thanks to a collaboration between Michelin and General Motors (GM), the deflating experience could soon be a thing of the past. Following years of […]

Autonomous taxis will become a $2 trillion market, UBS says

June 14th, 2019 at 8:09 am » Comments Off

  The global autonomous taxi market could be worth over $2 trillion on an annual basis by 2030, according to estimates from UBS analysts cited by Bloomberg. In formulating its estimates, the bank utilized its Evidence Lab to run a simulation of an autonomous taxi fleet in New York City using a “complex algorithm that […]

Autonomous cars : Consumer excitement soars despite barriers

June 12th, 2019 at 10:21 am » Comments Off

  Consumers believe autonomous cars will take on a larger role in their daily lives, going beyond the act of driving to also have autonomy in running errands and completing chores. Consumer preference for riding in self-driving cars is set to double within the next five years. While only 25% of consumers would prefer to […]

The Reinvention of steel could make car bodies 30% lighter

June 9th, 2019 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

To keep clients, Nippon Steel is developing super-strong metal Cars must get lighter to meet new emissions rules or electrify. Imagine the weight of 24 elephants bearing down on a tiny spot the size a postage stamp. That’s how much pressure Nippon Steel Corp.’s strongest metal can withstand. The Japanese company is pushing the envelope […]

China just held a car race without any drivers

June 6th, 2019 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

Driverless cars compete during the 3rd World Intelligent Driving Challenge in Tianjin. China’s annual driving challenge attracts dozens of hopefuls. China’s road to mastering driverless-car technology is bumpy and full of surprises — literally. Just ask those attending the country’s top autonomous-vehicle race . In hot and windy conditions this week in the eastern city […]