If you insist on leather seats, take long road trips, or have a boat to tow around, the Chevy Bolt is not for you. Otherwise, it will be, at the very least, entirely sufficient for your needs — and at best, a giddy surprise.
Once revered for its smartphones, BlackBerry is diving into automotive software with QNX, its specialized operating systems subsidiary. Can it compete with GM, Tesla and others?
The Pacifica minivans are being being outfitted with fully self-driving technology, including purpose-built computers and a suite of sensors, telematics and other systems.
The company also announced it will begin building fully autonomous Chevy Bolt test vehicles at its Orion Township assembly plant beginning in early 2017.
GM expects to “become the first high-volume auto manufacturer to build fully autonomous vehicles at a mass production assembly plant,” according to CEO Mary Barra, who stopped short of setting a specific date.
Drones launched from an autonomous vehicle could help guide it by mapping the surrounding area beyond what the car’s sensors can detect, with passengers controlling the drone using the car’s infotainment or navigation system.
Is there really any difference between the terms autonomous and self-driving? Uber seems to think so, and the company has steered clear of registering its new Volvo fleet with California.
Researchers at an English university have developed a polymer that could boost supercapacitor performance — a technology first trumpeted by Elon Musk back in 2011.
Moia head Ole Harms: “We’re a startup with VW group’s resources and we have a global aspiration.”
With driving ranges limited by current technology, BMW expects it to take about seven years to double the amount of energy stored in a battery.