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Automobile makers come together for blockchain research

A sign of the importance of blockchain technology for major businesses, world’s largest car manufacturers have announced forming the biggest-ever consortium to examine the potential of blockchain for the sector.

Wearable technology contributes to distracted driving

A new study shows how the increase in availability of wearable technology is contributing to distracted driving, when drivers do not take precautions to deactivate or to remove the wearable device.

VW plans reforms to move away from dieselgate

Tarnished by the diesel emissions scandals (where cars were modified to provide misleading readings) the German car giant Vollswaggen has announced a series of measures to improve the company's image.

Charge as you drive street opens

Stockholm - The world's first electrified street has opened in Sweden. The development charges electric cars and lorries as people drive them along the road.

Prototype car fitted with flexible rear-view screen

Flexible plastics and plastics that can be connected to electronic devices continue to be tested in automobiles. In a new development, a flexible screen as been fitted into a test car, acting as the rear-view screen and promising augmented features.

New technology helps car dealers retrieve vehicles: Interview Special

For care dealers, retrieving a vehicle after a driver has stopped payments can present a major headache. A new technological solution is now available to help address this issue. Eitan Kirshenboim, CMO of ERM Advanced Telematics explains more.

Porsche: First Car Company to incorporate blockchain

Porsche has become the first car company to implement blockchain in a vehicle. Areas covered include locking and unlocking the vehicle via an app and time-limited access authorizations.

Australia recalls 2.3 million vehicles over airbag problems

Sydney - Australia announced the compulsory recall of 2.3 million vehicles Wednesday due to problems with faulty Takata airbags that have caused at least 23 deaths worldwide.

Self-driving robotic delivery vehicles tested

The automation of retail is extending out in many directions, from self-service to drones. Another area being developed is with self-driving delivery vehicles. A new startup has unveiled a robotic solution.

Porsche doubles electric car budget

High-end care manufacturer Porsche aims to launch an electric car within the next two years. This will be the German car manufacturer’s first foray into the world of electric vehicles, a signal that many car manufacturers see the future as electric.

BMW invests in low temperature batteries

The next generation of electric cars will require more powerful and more efficient batteries. Car giant BMW is investing in a new type of low temperature battery based on lithium ion battery technology.

Essential Science: Zero emission vehicles are on the horizon

Hydrogen may be a small molecule but scientists have big ideas for the element. This includes low cost, high output fuel generation for next-generation vehicles.

GM to deliver autonomous car with no steering wheel

A further step towards the completely autonomous vehicle: General Motors plans to have a vehicle on the roads with no steering wheel or pedals by 2019.

New depth sensors improve self-driving cars

Boston - Research reveals new depth sensors could make self-driving cars practical. A computational method has improved resolution of time-of-flight depth sensors 1,000-fold.

Will agile sensor technology surpass LiDAR?

The competitive race to develop the optimal vehicle sensor technology for self-driving vehicles could be embarking on a new course with ‘agile sensor technology’, which is presented as more accurate, efficient and safer than LiDAR.

Smart parking solution based on cryptocurrency payment

To make the process of parking easier for businesses and for consumers a blockchain company has come up with a smart solution, based on a decentralized network and the use of a cryptocurrency.

How blockchain can help the car sales market: Interview Special

Blockchain provides opportunities for streamlining the approach to relationships in the auto sales, auto repair, auto insurance and auto finance industries. To discover more we spoke with the company CarFix.

New high resolution LiDAR becomes more affordable

The company Velodyne has unveiled a LiDAR sensor that has improved resolution, range, and field of view. The system consists of 128 laser beam and it could become the new industry standard.

Soon your car will tell you what it needs

Boston - New software has been developed that lets your car tell you what it needs. The software can tell if tires need air, spark plugs are bad, or air filter needs replacing, among other functions.

Automotive trends, from Car-as-a-Service to Mobility-as-a-Service

Mobility-as-a-Service is a developing trend in transportation, signaling a partial shift away from personally owned modes of transportation towards mobility solutions.

Digital disruption increasing in the used car sector

Two digitally based used car dealerships have come together with a new platform aimed at further disrupting the used car market. The partnership is between AutomotiveLeads and CarSwap.

Essential Science: The man who helps cars to see

LiDAR technology can serve a critical role in terms of obstacle detection and avoidance, allowing vehicles to navigate safely through environments. As autonomous cars become a pressing reality, this technology is leading the way forward.

Samsung to begin self-driving car tests in California

Los Angeles - Samsung has been given permission to test out its self-driving cars on public roads in California at the same time that the roads are used for cars driven by people.

Artificial intelligence helps to keep tired drivers awake

Tokyo - One risk with driving is feeling tired and losing concentration. Sleep related problems exacerbate this risk. To help drivers, Panasonic have developed an artificial intelligence platform.

Microsoft announces partnership with BMW to put Skype in your car

Microsoft has commenced another partnership with BMW that will see the technology giant and automotive leader work together on new connected car solutions. Microsoft, a longstanding BMW partner, will integrate its Skype app into BMW's products.

Report raises concerns about pollution levels inside cars

Copenhagen - A new Danish study has found that a car driver often breathes in a higher level of pollution compared with a cyclist, when traversing the same road. This raises a new concern about air quality and public health.

Bloodhound, the 1,000 mph supersonic car ready for trials

Newquay - The Bloodhound supersonic car, which is designed to operate at 1,000 miles per hour, will run for the first time on October 26, 2017.

Lithium-air batteries could power electric cars

One thing holding back progress with electric cars are the batteries needed to power such vehicles. Considerable promise comes from lithium-air batteries, which enable electric cars to drive farther on a single charge.

Apple handed self-driving test permit

San Fransisco - Apple has been working on autonomous cars for a while but little detail has emerged. That's about to change. Apple has been granted a permit to test self-driving cars on the streets of California.

Melting snow is riddled with pollutants

Montreal - The big thaw is underway in the northern hemisphere as snow in snow bound areas melts away. Melting snow does not only release water. A new study has found urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions.
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