Tag Archives: Car

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT A SELF-DRIVING CAR IS, AND IT’S BECOMING A PROBLEM

“WE HAVE NOW self-driving cars.” So declared no less an authority than the United States’ chief of transportation, Secretary Elaine Chao, in a May interview with Fox Business. “They can drive on the highway, follow the white lines on the highway, and there’s really no need for any person to be seated and controlling any of the instruments.” This is wrong. Today, you can ... Read More »

Honda to shift focus from India if government’s push for small car continues

The recent hike in cess on select class of vehicles has not gone down well with manufacturers with Honda hinting that such a move will make India an unattractive market in the long run. The government hiking tax on large cars is an incentive for small car sales. This is making global companies like Honda defocus on India even as ... Read More »

What will the car of 2040 be like?

The Mercedes F 015 Luxury in Motion concept car is part of a trend of creating luxury designs for a driverless future. Photograph: Steve Marcus/Reuters What will the car look like by the time the petrol and diesel combustion engine is banned from sale? Will we still be driving, or will we be living in a utopia filled with gleaming white pods ... Read More »

EU’s car regulator warns against car diesel ban in cities

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Banning diesel cars in European cities could hamper automakers’ ability to invest in zero-emission vehicles, the European Union’s commissioner for industry has warned the bloc’s transport ministers. In a letter seen by Reuters, Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said there would be no benefit in a collapse of the market for diesel cars and that the short-term focus should ... Read More »

Record venture capital cash floods into car technology

The funding of car technology-related start-ups reached an all-time high of $1.6bn during the first half of this year © AP A new wave of venture capital focused on the car technology sector is sweeping across Silicon Valley, with $220m in new funding announced this week by two separate groups, the Toyota Research Institute and AutoTech Ventures. The latest investment ... Read More »

Car makers woo customers ahead of GST with huge discounts

Companies have been forced to come up with the discounts as potential customers have been expecting car prices to come down As customers wait for prices to come down after GST implementation, automobile companies are wooing them with attractive limited period discounts of up to ₹2.5 lakh across a range of vehicles . Maruti Suzuki, Hyundai, Honda, Nissan, Mahindra and ... Read More »

No Longer a Dream: Silicon Valley Takes On the Flying Car

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of several prototypes being designed by Kitty Hawk, a start-up based in Mountain View, Calif. CLEARLAKE, Calif. — On a recent afternoon, an aerospace engineer working for a small Silicon Valley company called Kitty Hawk piloted a flying car above a scenic lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco. Kitty Hawk’s flying car, ... Read More »

Air ambulance lands on M62 after car overturns in three car crash

Motorway cameras captured the moment an air ambulance landed on the M62 this evening at the site of a three car crash. One car had flipped onto its side and police closed the motorway in both directions near to the Croft Interchange for almost two hours. he accident happened near junction 10 at around 5.30pm this evening. A spokesperson for ... Read More »

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 Chipset Launched at CES 2017 Alongside Audio, Connected Car Reference Platforms

Qualcomm finally took the wraps off its Snapdragon 835 processor on Tuesday as the company officially announced the specific details about its latest SoC. Alongside, Qualcomm announced the first product to run on the new Snapdragon 835 SoC – ODG’s AR/ VR smart glasses – apart from the latest edition of its connected car reference platform, as well as a ... Read More »

LeEco in Talks on $1.4 Billion Support, Starts Electric Car Plant

Cash-strapped Chinese technology conglomerate LeEco is in talks on securing a CNY 10 billion ($1.4 billion) deal with an unnamed strategic investor, its listed unit said. Leshi Internet Information and Technology said in a filing to the stock exchange late Wednesday that its parent company had signed a framework agreement with the investor and the two sides were still discussing ... Read More »