Cars

Snapdragon Ride is Qualcomm’s autonomous shortcut to self-driving cars

Snapdragon Ride is Qualcomm’s autonomous shortcut to self-driving cars

Qualcomm has built a modular autonomous car system offering automakers a shortcut to self-driving vehicles, as the chip-maker attempts to extend its footprint outside smartphones and modems. The Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride platform includes multiple chips and accelerators for things like computer vision, packaged into a car-friendly form factor, and with a whole software suite for autonomous driving.

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Land Rover’s 2020 Defender doubles the eSIM for smarter OTA updates

Land Rover’s 2020 Defender doubles the eSIM for smarter OTA updates

eSIM is coming to cars, with Land Rover announcing that the 2020 Defender will pull up with not one but two LTE modems onboard. The rebooted classic SUV already showed off some of its tech upgrades ahead of its arrival in dealerships later this year, but now Land Rover is digging deeper into its new infotainment system.

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Sennheiser and Continental speakerless audio turns cars into instruments

Sennheiser and Continental speakerless audio turns cars into instruments

Automobiles are becoming more and more advanced these days, almost becoming like smartphones on wheels. Especially with the advent of full or hybrid electric vehicles, smart car systems, and the upcoming 5G, modern cars offer an almost completely new experience to both drivers and passengers except in one aspect. Audio is still delivered by conventional speaker systems, something that Sennheiser and Continental are working to change with their new immersive audio system that turns the whole car into a soundbox.

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Lamborghini embeds Alexa as your Huracán EVO co-pilot

Lamborghini embeds Alexa as your Huracán EVO co-pilot

Lamborghini is adding Alexa as co-pilot on its Huracán EVO sports car, with Amazon's assistant being embedded into the dashboard this year. The infotainment upgrade will allow for voice control not only over the usual Alexa features like general knowledge questions and entertainment, but of the car's own functionality too.

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Byton M-Byte e-SUV reveals the reason for its 48-inch dash display

Byton M-Byte e-SUV reveals the reason for its 48-inch dash display

EV maker Byton wants to make sure there's more than just a speedometer on the vast, 48-inch display in its upcoming M-Byte electric car, announcing a host of content partners along with inviting developers to cook up apps for the vehicle. Pre-series production of the M-Byte kicked off in fall 2019, though the SUV isn't expected to arrive in the US until later in 2020.

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Fisker Ocean revealed: What you should know about the sub-$38k electric SUV

Fisker Ocean revealed: What you should know about the sub-$38k electric SUV

Fisker has confirmed pricing, production, and tech for its new Ocean EV, with the Tesla Model Y rival set to start at $37,499 in the US before the federal tax incentive. The electric SUV actually opened up for reservations back in November 2019, though at the time would-be buyers didn't quite know what they were signing up for.

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Airbus Creates ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter

Airbus Creates ACH130 Aston Martin Edition helicopter

Airbus and Aston Martin have teamed up on a very cool helicopter aimed at corporations and the uber-rich. The helicopter is the ACH130 Aston Martin Edition, and four unique Aston Martin signature designs will be offered. The helicopter can be fitted with four interior and exterior designs that are generated by Aston Martin.

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Genesis GV80 is the first SUV for the brand

Genesis GV80 is the first SUV for the brand

Genesis has unveiled the first images of its new SUV called the GV80. The GV80 is significant because it is the first SUV from the Genesis brand. Genesis uses a rear-wheel-drive platform for the SUV and says that it will bring versatility to the Genesis line.

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Jeep 4xe gives electric SUVs a special badge

Jeep 4xe gives electric SUVs a special badge

Jeep has a new badge for its upcoming electric off-roaders, with Jeep 4xe set to grace the tailgate as it aggressively adds EVs to its range over the next two years. The automaker plans to offer electrification options on all of its models by 2022, and will be using the Jeep 4xe badge to distinguish them from its gas and diesel models.

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Airflow Vision Concept gives glimpse of Chrysler’s high-end EV ambitions

Airflow Vision Concept gives glimpse of Chrysler’s high-end EV ambitions

If there's one thing we know about the future of the car, it's that the cabin is only going to get more tech-packed, a possibility FCA is exploring with the Airflow Vision Concept for CES 2020. Making its debut in Las Vegas next week, the new design study takes the footprint of a Chrysler Pacifica PHEV minivan but reimagines the interior as a lavish geek haven.

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This Aston Martin prototype has a genius camera system

This Aston Martin prototype has a genius camera system

Aston Martin wants to supercharge traditional mirrors, bringing along a prototype DBS Superleggera to CES 2020 with a custom camera system that promises a far better view around the car. The camera monitoring system doesn't replace the traditional mirrors altogether - something that US regulations doesn't allow for yet, even if the automaker wanted to - but augments them with a digital upgrade.

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Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster First Drive: Era-defining

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster First Drive: Era-defining

Speed and noise. Far be it from me to tell you the reasons you should be opening your wallet or purse to extract $573,966 but, if raw pace and the soundtrack to match are your primary concerns, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Roadster has twelve cylinders and a removable roof to sell you.

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