Cars

McLaren Senna looks much better in black

McLaren Senna looks much better in black

The McLaren Senna was announced not too long ago and most of the press photos that were floating around showed the car in a copper-orange color. It was beautiful from some angles and hideous from others. If you were among the hoards wondering what it might look like in a solid color, here is your chance.

Continue Reading

2,425 Tesla Model 3 made in Q4 2017: 5k-per-week goal delayed

2,425 Tesla Model 3 made in Q4 2017: 5k-per-week goal delayed

Tesla delivered 1,550 of its Model 3 cars in Q4 2017, the automaker has confirmed today, though while production rates are rising it's still pushing back its previous goals. The electric car company had formally said it planned to be producing 5,000 of the Model 3 per week by the end of Q1 2018.

Continue Reading

HERE’s crowdsourced road safety data just got its first customer

HERE’s crowdsourced road safety data just got its first customer

HERE, the navigation company that is remaking itself as the potential heart of autonomous driving, has launched a crowdsourced road safety service, with BMW first to sign up. The HERE Safety Services Suite promises to beam real-time information on road conditions, potential hazards, and changing speed limits to the dashboard of new BMW cars from mid-2018, calling on data from a growing fleet of vehicles spanning multiple automakers.

Continue Reading

This car safety tech saves Level 4 autonomy for drowsy drivers

This car safety tech saves Level 4 autonomy for drowsy drivers

Fully driverless vehicles that can shuttle you from A to B may still be a few years out, but a car that can briefly switch into Level 4 autonomy when the driver is incapacitated might step in to save lives much sooner. That's what Hyundai Mobis is aiming for, anyway, with its new drowsy driver safety technology. Making its debut at CES 2018, the Departed Driver Rescue & Exit Maneuver - or DDREM - system promises minimal extra hardware for automakers, and a much smaller headache for regulators.

Continue Reading

BlackBerry and Baidu team up on Apollo driverless cars

BlackBerry and Baidu team up on Apollo driverless cars

You might not have a BlackBerry in your pocket any more, but it may well be powering your self-driving car, at least if Baidu has any say in the matter. The Chinese behemoth has inked a deal with BlackBerry to make QNX the heart of its autonomous driving open platform, Apollo.

Continue Reading

Nissan brain-reading car tech can control driverless vehicles

Nissan brain-reading car tech can control driverless vehicles

Nissan is working on cars that can read your mind, promising brain-scanning technology that could make performance cars more responsive and autonomous cars more relaxing. The technology, dubbed Brain-to-Vehicle or B2V, is the handiwork of the Nissan Intelligent Mobility lab, the project within the Japanese automaker exploring next-generation transportation.

Continue Reading

Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept blends next-gen sedan with new power

Infiniti Q Inspiration Concept blends next-gen sedan with new power

Infiniti isn't due to fully reveal its new Q Inspiration Concept car until the Detroit auto show later this month, but it can't resist teasing more details about the curvaceous concept. Promising what Infiniti claims will be "the next step" in the automaker's design language, it's another step in the sedan's blurring from the traditional three-box four-door, to something a lot more interesting - and, Infiniti hopes, appealing to consumers.

Continue Reading

2019 Ram 1500 flashes its grille

2019 Ram 1500 flashes its grille

The refreshed 2019 Ram 1500 truck is set to get official at the Detroit Auto Show in a few weeks. That doesn't mean that fans of the truck aren’t wanting to know what it will look like right now. Some new spy shots have turned up that give us our best look yet at what the refreshed truck will look like.

Continue Reading

Chinese EV startup Byton to debut SUV at CES 2018

Chinese EV startup Byton to debut SUV at CES 2018

If you have never heard of the name Byton, you aren’t alone. The company is a new Chinese startup that wants to make electric vehicles. It’s very first EV is an electric SUV and that ride will be unveiled at CES 2018.

Continue Reading

Lyft self-driving cars will be giving rides during CES 2018

Lyft self-driving cars will be giving rides during CES 2018

Lyft is expanding the public presence of its self-driving cars via upcoming demonstrations during CES 2018. These won't be carefully tailored showcases in special limited lots, though; the company alongside Aptiv will be offering the public rides in its autonomous vehicles next week in Vegas to more than 20 different destinations. The news was announced by Aptiv, which is working in partnership with Lyft to offer these ride demonstrations.

Continue Reading

Ford faces 1m+ recall expansion over worrying transmission flaw

Ford faces 1m+ recall expansion over worrying transmission flaw

Ford may be forced to add more than a million vehicles to a previous safety recall, after reports that several more models - including the best-selling F-150 truck - could be impacted. The 2016 recall affected 153,000 vehicles at the time, spanning trucks and SUVs from the F-150, Expedition, and Navigator, to the Mustang, from the 2011 and 2012 model years.

Continue Reading

A key part of many autonomous cars just got a huge price cut

A key part of many autonomous cars just got a huge price cut

A key component of autonomous cars is getting a serious price cut, paving the way to more affordable mainstream vehicles that can cut out the driver. The LIDAR - or laser rangefinder - technology has become a mainstay of many self-driving prototypes, giving such vehicles a 360-degree view of the environment around it. It's also, however, been one of the most expensive single components.

Continue Reading