Britain’s new law allows drivers to watch TV while on the move – with autonomous vehicles

Autonomous cars – vehicles which can operate on their own without a driver in control – are now already available, with Tesla’s cars best known for such an advanced feature (which costs an extra US$10,000) at this time. Other carmakers are also offering limited levels of autonomous motoring in their newer models as well, but […]

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Ford creates another unit for autonomous vehicle development after forming Ford Blue and Ford Model e

Alan Mulally created ‘One Ford’ during his 8-year term as President & CEO of Ford Motor Company, a strategy that reorganised the company and drove it to profitable growth. Jim Farley, who sits in Mulally’s office today, has his own plan which is called ‘Ford Next’, also a transformative move to restructure the company and […]

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Geely’s Zeekr EV brand to collaborate with Waymo to develop autonomous vehicle

Zeekr, the premium electric brand in the Geely Holding Group, is less than a year old, having been established early this year. Its first product, the 001, was introduced in April as the flagship of the Zeekr range, with first deliveries starting three months ago. . In the next 5 years, the young carmaker plans […]

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Mercedes-Benz is first carmaker approved to offer Level 3 autonomy in vehicles

Some day, people will travel in cars that can operate without human control. All that will be needed is to get in, state the destination, sit back and the car will drive itself there. Whether we can then use the term ‘driving’ is debatable if a human is not involved, but it will be a […]

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Motional Hyundai IONIQ 5 robotaxi

Hyundai IONIQ 5 EV to be used for fully autonomous robotaxi by Motional

While manufacturers are still developing autonomous vehicles for private use, it is likely that the first such vehicles that can operate entirely on their own will be commercial vehicles. These are already in use in closed sites but eventually, driverless vehicles could also be used on public roads to transport people around. Motional, a US-based […]

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Three new concept cars show design of Audi’s future luxury models

Audi has created three new concept cars to show how the brand will design its future luxury cars. The concept cars have a lot of focus on interior design which has been planned for Level 4 autonomous driving which will have much reduced driver involvement. The three concept cars are called Skysphere, Grandsphere and Urbansphere. The […]

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XPeng autonomous drive record in China 2021

XPeng P7 fleet set record for longest real highway autonomous driving in China

XPeng Inc., a Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles, has set a record for China’s longest real highway autonomous driving by a mass-produced vehicle. Its fleet of P7 sedans travelled over 3,600 kms from Guangzhou to Beijing, of which 2,930 kms of highway driving were done under the control of the NGP (Navigation Guided Pilot) that […]

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Hyundai TIGER Ultimate Mobility Vehicle can boldly go where no man can go (w/VIDEO)

Vehicles that can operate autonomously without humans at the wheel to guide them can be very useful, especially in conditions which may be hazardous to humans. For instance, they can be used to enter areas which may be highly contaminated with radiation to perform various activities or carry various types of payload while traveling over […]

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Cruise, with GM and Honda, team up with Microsoft for commercialization of self-driving vehicles

Cruise, a company specialising in autonomous vehicle technology, and General Motors have entered a long-term strategic relationship with Microsoft to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. The companies will bring together their software and hardware engineering skills, cloud computing capabilities, manufacturing know-how and partner ecosystem to transform transportation to create a safer, cleaner and more […]

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