In Japan some car-sharing users don’t use the vehicles to actually drive them service operator Orix Auto Corp. says. The number of people who use the cars to have a place to sleep, eat, etc. is growing.
The soon-to-expand alliance between Ford Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG has the potential to transform the global auto industry and increase pressure on other manufacturers developing electric and self-driving cars, analysts said.
Refraction, a new autonomous delivery robot company that came out of stealth Wednesday at TC Sessions: Mobility, sees opportunity in areas most AV startups are avoiding: regions with the worst weather.
Tesla sued Cao earlier this year for allegedly stealing trade secrets related to Autopilot and bringing them to Chinese EV startup Xiaopeng Motors, also known as Xmotors or XPeng, which is backed by tech giant Alibaba.
All new models of electric cars sold in the European Union must now make artificial noise when travelling at low speeds. Acoustic vehicle alert systems will need to be installed in new models of both hybrid and electric cars.
A team of medical researchers with UCLA and UC Irvine published a paper suggesting that places in California might be able to use data from the crowdsourced traffic app Waze to predict crashes and cut emergency response times.
Self-driving vehicles are often trumpeted as the answer to the millions of injuries and deaths that occur each year on the world’s roadways. Developers and proponents of the technology argue that an automated system that can see, hear, react and make better decisions than humans will reduce the number of crashes that occur every year.