New Models Introduced This Week Offer Electric or High-Horsepower Gas Choices
The automotive market is not always clear in the direction it’s taking at any given moment. This week was one of those weeks. Future SUV buyers are going to be able to choose from a very green path or one emphasizing horsepower and off-road proficiency.
Engineered with smart off-road technology, the 4x4 Ford Bronco is back in the news with a family of rugged SUVs. The vehicle’s production is scheduled for take-off in early 2021 while delivery to dealerships is expected next spring.
Retail Giant Spends $1B+ for Zoox AV Startup
Amazon appears to be looking for new markets to dominate, including future robotaxis, as it last week added autonomous vehicle (AV) developer Zoox to its portfolio. While the transaction numbers were not disclosed, based on the valuation of the company it is believed that Amazon spent...
General Motors surprised some industry watchers by making one of its 20 upcoming electric vehicles a commercial van. In addition, the electric van will be the third in a series of new vehicles coming out of the repurposed Hamtramck (Detroit) plant.
Mercedes-Benz invented the automobile 134 years ago—and four years from now is asserting it will reinvent the transportation device. New models introduced in 2024 with being equipped with a still-being-designed super processor from chipmaker Nvidia that will allow customers to upgrade their cars later and add new features such as...
There are two ways of looking at autonomous vehicles, and both of them are true. A thorough analysis by one of country’s leading automotive insurance research groups threw some hard data—some would say cold water—on self-driving car technology and the reactions were in predictably stark contrasts. Potential headlines on the news:
Facial recognition is expected to become one of the most important technological developments of the era. While the usage of such technology is extremely controversial, the power of facial recognition could prove to be revolutionary across a variety of major industries.
It is surprising to learn just how long facial recognition has...
The current healthcare crisis has caused many companies to change plans. Some have shut down; others have ramped-up production of critical goods needed to combat the coronavirus. One small but growing company in San Diego, California, deemed an essential service during the crisis, realigned its production to focus on one product—the EV...
With the coming onset of automated vehicles, the automobile might become the new marketplace. From streaming content to getting a jump on your grocery list, the automated vehicle will offer newfound free time to the driver.
It’s no secret that electric vehicles have a number of environmental benefits; however, it’s important that we take a critical look at this technology, rather than blindly follow it as our environmental savior.
It’s only a matter of time before voice-driven, in-car commerce becomes a common practice for everything from buying dinner on the commute home from work to making a grocery pickup after the Saturday soccer game.