An electric scooter has caused the first fatal accident, in Spain. The debate on the regulation of this type of new transport and the creation of new laws adapted to the current situation must be reopened.
One of Xiaomi's most important investments in recent years has been in artificial intelligence, included in the latest models of its smartphones. Once again, Xiaomi doesn't stop there and wants to introduce his assistant Xiao IA in a new market, the car market. Are we close to a future Xiaomi Car?
As the self-driving automobile industry ramps up, we’re starting to see more of these cars on roads around the world. However, there is one major problem with autonomous driving that has nothing to do with AI, safety or even the reliability of the technology.
Solid-state batteries are now in serial production in China. The new technology is viewed as the next step after lithium-ion batteries, and the new production line should be able to supply car manufacturers starting in 2020. It is, however, still doubtful that this new technology will replace the lithium-ion battery.
Calling a car "autonomous" is not enough. It is also necessary to define the degree of autonomy that such a vehicle has and fortunately there is a standard to which we can refer. SAE International has thus classified self-driving cars into 6 levels. Would you believe that Tesla only stops at level 2?
Self-driving cars that bring you home or safely to work after the party are supposed to be the future. But there is also a purpose which not everyone may admit to being so excited about: the self-driving car as a brothel. But that's not the only part of the service industry that will be transformed by self-driving vehicles.
VW has announced that it is going electric. All German VW factories will be converted so that they can build electric vehicles. New funds and partnerships from CEO Herbert Diess pave the way for the megacorporation's future. Autonomous driving is also high on the list of priorities of the new five-year plan.
Thanks to advances in technology, our cars are getting smarter and smarter. But although it may it seem so, this doesn't happen by magic. Behind the glamour lies a sobering truth...all-too-human drudge work in the poorest regions of the world is teaching our cars how to navigate their surroundings. Is this acceptable?
The UK has its first-ever e-scooter hire scheme thanks to Californian based billion-dollar company, Bird! Don't get your hopes up though, there is a HUGE caveat to the London project for bird, and I don't think it will be solved any time soon.
Elon Musk's successor has been chosen, it will be Telstra CFO Robyn Denholm who steps in replace the impulsive founder of Tesla at the head of the company. Who is the new face that will have to bring the electric car company back on the right track?
Many think that electric cars are the vehicles of the future because they don't use fossil fuels, but is that enough? Are there alternatives which are better for the environment? Public transport is an obvious answer.
Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Alphabet, has been given the green light to test truly driverless vehicles in California. Thanks to a new DMV permit, the company can now put cars on Californian roads and highways without a human driver inside.
The self-driving car industry is showing no signs of slowing down, but is the world ready to accept this new transport technology? With self-driving school buses and machines making moral decisions, I fear that a backlash is only just around the corner.