Uber, the ride-sharing service, doesn't hold a favorable view in all eyes, having been a source of transportation controversy from one coast to the other. Perhaps to mitigate those negatives views, the company has partnered with the Red Cross, making promises pertaining to its business.
This morning we’re seeing Evolution Studios show off DRIVECLUB’s dynamic weather system in two video clips. In addition to seeing how this weather system works, we’re also getting details on the PlayStation 4 bundle that’ll be offered starting at the launch of the game.
With all the talk of connected homes, cars, and other items in your life, one thing remains an underlying concern. Security is still a category we find a lot of companies making staking their claim. Dropcam and various others have made their way into your home, but what about your car?
If you thought self-driving cars on the highway were scary, then self-driving trucks might absolutely horrify you. But this is exactly where Daimler and Mercedes-Benz are heading with their vision of the truck of the future. The Future Truck 2025 is equipped with the latest autonomous vehicle technology that will let these transport vehicles travel on their own, save operators some money, and relieve drivers of their stress. Ironically it might also relieve them of their jobs.
We’re a long way from the outrage of the first four-door Porsche, and a compact SUV/crossover was almost inevitable. The 2015 Porsche Macan is a direct result of the successes of the Panamera and Cayenne, with a name derived from the Indonesian word for tiger and a surprisingly broad price range depending on your heavy-handedness with both the options sheet and your right foot. As I found, picking the best match of those options isn’t as straightforward as you might think.
Self-driving cars like Google's distinctive little pods may not need us to drive them any more, but that just means we'll need a new way of communicating with them if we don't want to be run over in the street. That's the conclusion of new research led by Mercedes-Benz, which is working with robotics experts and linguists on ways that autonomous vehicles and pedestrians - or would-be passengers - might be able to talk with gestures and more.
It's not often that a car manages to be both iconic and affordable, but Mazda struck that balance with the MX-5 Miata early on, and now there's no small amount of interest in the 2016 model. There isn't long to wait to see it, either, with the all-new 2016 MX-5 Miata now set to debut on September 3rd, complete with the first use of the Skyactiv-Chassis the company teased earlier in the year.
3D printing and scanning is already commonplace in car production, but BMW is experimenting with upgrading its staff with the technology. A new trial at BMW's Munich plant is giving assembly workers individually-tailored thumb guards to help avoid over-stretching, having first scanned the digit with a portable 3D camera.