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Why are most electric vehicles still unprofitable?

The growth in electric cars has not been as great as some market analysts have predicted. A new study shows that prices have been cut but demand has yet to compensate for the price reduction.

Economy: Decline in consumer and business auto insurance

How has the coronavirus pandemic affected automobile insurance? Data from Deloitte Center for Financial Services’ indicates a decline. The insights on the impact of COVID-19 on personal and commercial auto insurance are significant.

Future of EVs: How stable is Tesla in the longer-term? Special

Investors expected and were delivered another profitable quarter from Tesla. For how long cab the bubble last? Tesla has little room to disappoint when it report as it continues as the world's most profitable car company.

Q&A: Solving connected car challenges with edge AI Special

Access to local, real-time data processing, via edge computing, can address critical connected car challenges like driver/road safety, as well as traffic efficiency. Ramya Ravichandar, FogHorn VP of Products explains more.

Gaming technology introduced for autonomous vehicles

Autonomous vehicles offer new opportunities for leisure. One area that is being pioneered is a form of gaming, whereby the occupant of one autonomous vehicle can challenge an occupant of another vehicle, making the journey pass faster.

Push for electrification results in auto layoffs

With the recent news that Audi is cutting 9,500 jobs and investing the savings in electric vehicle pursuits, Lux Resarch analyst Christopher Robinson sees these activities as an inevitable part of the coming of the electric car.

Tesla cybertruck orders near 150,000 just days after chaotic launch

Los Angeles - Tesla's new electric pickup truck has secured almost 150,000 orders, the company's chief executive Elon Musk boasted on Twitter, just two days after its big reveal went embarrassingly wrong.

Tesla suffers broken glass mishap during chaotic launch

Los Angeles - The big reveal of Tesla's electric pick-up went embarrassingly wrong when the supposedly impact-proof windows smashed, leaving a flustered Elon Musk to flounder through the rest of his presentation in front of a badly damaged vehicle.

Review: Full high definition dash cam from 70mai aids motorists Special

Dash cams have advanced in recent years, in terms of image quality and with voice activation. The devices are being used by both businesses and the public on roads, for security and to assist with insurance claims. A new product from 70mai is reviewed.

Toyota testing out self-powering solar cars

Tokyo - Imagine driving an electric car that charges as you drive? Toyota are experimenting with fitting solar cells into the roofs of cars to see if cars can self-charge as they drive along.

China hosts car race, without any drivers

Imagine a car race with the cars but no drivers? Such an event has recently take place in China, designed to showcase autonomous vehicle technology. The event attracted dozens of entries.

Maserati: Drivers want fossil fuel powered cars

While most car manufacturers are creating lines of electric, or at least hybrid, vehicles, Maserati is remaining firm and will continue to develop cars powered by the combustion engine, the company has confirmed in a forthright statement.

Why edge computing is key to developing autonomous cars

Edge computing, which involves bringing the processing data near the edge of a network, promises many advantages for developing self-driving vehicles including response times, as well as delivering lower costs.

UN says North Korea defied sanctions with luxury vehicles

New York - UN sanctions monitors are investigating Kim Jong Un's luxury purchases of a Rolls-Royce, Mercedes-Benz limousines and Lexus four-wheel-drive vehicles rolled out during the North Korean leader's recent international meetings, the head of the panel told ...

U.S. postal service tests electric trucks in California

The U.S. Postal Service has announced it is to add seven more electric delivery trucks to its already established fleet in Fresno and Stockton, California. This is to address environmental concerns with air quality.

Self-driving cars advance — but will they be affordable?

Self-driving car technology continues to advance, especially in terms of the technology that provides the data to the car about its environment. But are these technologies too costly, making autonomous vehicles too expensive for the typical consumer?

Aurora self-driving startup worth $2 billion after new investment

The startup Aurora, which has an executive base drawn from Tesla, Uber, and Google, is set to be valued at over $2 billion following a new fundraising round. This significant sum shows the continuing vale of the autonomous car market.

Report: Building of future roads should not prioritize motorists

London - The building of new roads should be designed for cyclists and pedestrians first and not to prioritize motorists, at least in the U.K., according to a new report from the U.K.’s health watchdog.

Ford's car seat tester adds 'seat-butt sweat test'

Some cars are more comfortable than others and there is one comfort factor that people often shy away from asking about - 'will I sweat a lot when sitting on this car seat?' Now Ford have a technology solution for this.

Q&A: Using AI to detect vehicle threats and wear Special

The automotive industry is undergoing major growth and transformation. Among the innovations is the use of AI to assess vehicles for both threats and performance. Amir Hever of UVeye explains how.

Finland produces the first AI-based driver’s log

Technology company Kiho have built an artificial intelligence vehicle log, intended to assist drivers. The digital log can differentiate between a driver's working time driving and leisure time driving, with a view to reduce accidents.

Cloud computing will soon be helping to drive cars

Cloud computing solutions are being adopted by businesses at a rapid pace. The concept is also be expanded to cars, with companies like Volkswagen investing heavily in the technology. Cloud services will help to form an automotive Internet of Things.

A congestion free future will require blockchain

For many analysts the keys to a congestion free future are a combination of autonomous vehicles and blockchain technology. A new challenge has been laid down by an industry grouping for startups to help fashion this space.

LiDAR start up receives $45 million in funding

The Shenzhen-based LiDAR technology firm RoboSense has completion an investment round to the tune of $45 million. This makes this China’s biggest single round of financing ever for this type of automotive technology.

Europe urged to end all petrol and diesel car sales by 2030

In order to address global warming, a new report calls on the European Union to end all petrol and diesel car sales by 2030 across all member states. This is seen as the only way to meet the Paris agreement.

5G video tested for connected cars on German autobahn

A new project has tested out 5G video for connected cars. Autonomous vehicles require connecting with their surroundings via a mobile communications infrastructure. To test this out, the equipped cars have been driven on a German autobahn (freeway).

Digital transformation strategy for the automotive sector

Automotive companies are rethinking their business strategies, in terms of how production processes can be improved and how they gain greater insights into customer preferences through digital technology. These factors are the subject of a new IBM report.

Hyundai to develop deep learning cameras for autonomous cars

Car parts maker Hyundai Mobis has announced it will develop deep learning cameras with the artificial intelligence startup company StradVision.

Smartphone apps to replace driver's license

Baton Rouge - The U.S. state of Louisiana residents has begun experimenting with a digital driving license, meaning that residents will be able to show their license on their smartphone instead of providing a physical copy.

Startups leading the way with autonomous car developments

Autonomous vehicles are the future for cars, or so we are told. Yet the vision, backed by major technology and car firms, is running behind. To re-energize the concept, many major players are turning to startups.
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