Volvo goes live with ‘safest electric car on the road’

MALMO, Sweden – Here it comes! Volvo’s first modern electric car has been announced, the details made available today with images of the chassis of the car as a development of the Volvo XC40 plug-in hybrid. The automaker is also presenting the XC40 as ”the safest electric car on the road” and says it joins…

Merc, Bosch combine to make autoparking real

STUTTGART, Germany – Bosch and Daimler have state approval to use groundbreaking automated parking in the Mercedes-Benz Museum high-rise garage here which accepts vehicles for entry and allows them to find their (humanless) way to a designated parking slot on one of  several floors The move, which works through a cellphone, introduces the world’s first…

A Bentley – but centenary EXP 100GT like no other car on Earth

CREWE, England – Bentley Motors is celebrating its centenary by  unveiling its vision of the future of luxury mobility at The Home of Bentley in Crewe, central England… The Bentley EXP 100 GT which the automaker describes as ”a physical embodiment of the future Bentley brand, Grand Touring for the future”. Bentley describes the supercar…

JLR researching ways to make your car pay its way

‘Smart Wallet’ tech to earn ‘crypto’ on the road Credits for traffic, pothole, parking problems Part of JLR ‘Destination Zero’ vision road checks WHITLEY, England – Jaguars and Land Rover drivers in the UK could be earning cryptocurrency and making payments on the move using the associated brands’ ”connected car” services. ‘Smart Wallet’ tech will…

Kia HabaNiro: Three cars in one – and each one brilliant

Spicy vision for future of electric vehicles Kia’s California design studio goes wild Presenting the future of vehicle interaction NEW YORK – Kia Motors America showed its vision of the future of electric vehicles at the 2019 New York auto show in insisted: ”It’s hot. And spicy” Figures, because the vehicle in question is a…

JLR autopods out to make pals with pedestrians

System projects images onto the road Pedestrians warned where vehicle going Object is to gain pedestrians’ trust PRETORIA, Gauteng –Jaguar Land Rover says there’s a possibility that it will introduce a system to project a self-driving vehicle’s direction of travel onto the road to inform other road-users. ”The intelligent technology,” JLR explained, ”beams a series…

New role for autonomous cars: Tyre-tests for gravel

Any tyre test-track no longer needs a driver Automation means better processes, accurate results Automated Cruising Chauffeur luxmobile used HANOVER, Germany / Uvalde, Texas – Tyre manufacturer Continental has commissioned what it believes is the first driverless tyre-testing vehicle for a wide range of road types at a test site in Uvalde, Texas. The new…

JLR gets green light to solve 150-year-old problem on the road

Vehicle-to-Infrastructure tech to avoid red lights Tech gives speed to avoid having to stop​ System to cut congestion, reduces emissions PRETORIA, Gauteng – New Jaguar Land Rover technology has been created to, the automaker claims, reduce traffic by avoiding stops at red traffic lights – an invention from 150 years ago that is now the…

Help for parents… has JLR found tech answer to car-sickness?

Is this the end of scourge of vehicle motion sickness? Cabin settings will adapt to passengers’ needs Individual ‘wellness scores’ for driver and passengers PRETORIA, Gauteng – Jaguar Land Rover autonomous vehicles will soon be able to tell if its occupants are suffering from motion sickness then adjust settings to combat motion sickness. JLR says…

One day, there might be no more stopping for red lights

Ford exploring how to choreograph junction traffic Plan follows how sentient being handle crowds Average UK driver spends two days a year at lights COLOGNE, Germany – Imagine a world where crossing a busy road junction no longer requires observance of a red light, when the only reason to stop your car is reaching your destination….

Renault robocar: Hail it, call it, ride it – meet the Ultimo

PARIS, France – Groupe Renault is using the 2018 Paris auto show to present its radical EZ-Ultimo ”robo-vehicle”, a sort of autonomous office / lounge whose main connection with any other automobile is that it has four wheels. The French automaker describes the car(?) as an autonomous, electric, connected, and shared-mobility service solution that offers…

Volvo just took ‘autonomous’ to a whole new level. Want one?

Volvo Cars’ new 360c autonomous concept. Re-imagining work/life balance and future Door-to-door continental travel envisaged WHERE WOULD would you choose live if you could commute each workday in an autonomous-driving, fully functional, connected, comfortable, mobile office? What if the service was provided through an on-demand subscription? Or step alone into a car in Johannesburg, snuggled…