Driverless cars? See what REAL drivers think about prospect

Autonomous? Cool, but drivers still want to drive 71% of UK folk want to pilot cars themselves Connection of car/driver ‘the heart of all Mazdas’ LONDON, England – It seems the joy of driving is alive ‘n well in the UK with 71% of people surveyed saying they will still want to drive despite the…

Going autonomous: Real people, real roads, real cars

First two families heading out with Volvo Four years of Swedish testing with ordinary folk ‘Easy does it’ say Gothenburg test overseers GOTHENBURG, Sweden – On the road at last… with real, everyday, ordinary families. We’re talking fully autonomous Volvo cars which, from today (Dec 12 2017), will be used by Swedish families in real-life…

Artificial intelligence: Audi taking lead on highways

California hosting talks on artificial intelligence ‘Neural network’ generates 3D environments Driving further down the road to autonomy LONG BEACH, California – Automaker Audi is exhibiting a pre-development project at what is described as “the world’s most important symposium for artificial intelligence” here. The conference has been co-sponsored by Audi and will run from Dec…

Infiniti unveils all-new QX50 a step ahead of California

New engine tech ‘a major step forward’ Distinctive design style ‘re-interpreted’ ProPilot autonomy aid part of the deal LOS ANGELES, California – The new  QX50, about to be launched here at the city’s annual auto show, has been pre-exposed to publicise the mid-size SUV’s “revolutionary technology and stand-out design” on its entirely new platform. The QX50…

Continental Connectivity: Going holistic on mobility

Not just infotaintment: connectivity vital for mobility Continental is building holistic connectivity Another big step in keeping your car in touch PORT ELIZABETH, Eastern Cape – Continental tells us it connected the first vehicles to the Internet back in 1996 and since then its technology has appeared in more than 30-million vehicles. A glimpse into…

Nissan Canto: It’s a beautiful noise for drivers

TOKYO, Japan – Not only did Nissan debut a concept vehicle at the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show – it also surprised the crowd with the introduction of Canto, the brand’s idea for countering the boring sound of silence in battery-powered cars. Drivers like to hear their engine working – something until now regarded as tough…

Nissan takes on teeming Tokyo with autonomous Infiniti

Nissan Infiniti self-drives japanese city centre Computer array uses sonar, cameras, radar ‘The car has a human-like driving feel’ TOKYO, Japan – Nissan today (Oct 26) demonstrated on public roads in Tokyo a prototype of its most advanced autonomous driving technology, one scheduled for real-world use from 2020, . The ProPILOT technology, fitted to a…

Q7 Black Editions join latest big Audi SUV’s

Lotsa new gear for new Audi Q7 and SQ7 TDI  Black Edition joins the Q7 range in Europe 22″ wheels, super sport seats, extended leather   LONDON, England – The Audi Q7, according to its builder, “further narrows the margin between luxury limousine and SUV as it becomes available with a new Vorsprung specification”. Interested?…

So you thought autonomous cars would be safe…?

Autonomous cars: More questions than answers? All is not so safe – humans will have to be alert Easier settlement of vehicle insurance claims LONDON, England – Driverless cars could create a highway to confusion unless training and coaching catches up with the fast pace of change and helps drivers to cope with a whole…

Toyota’s Guardian takes autonomy into new universe

Toyota US shows of latest in autonomy System can even handle tumbling hay bales Driver dozing off? Not a problem for Plano PLANO, Texas – The Toyota Research Institute has released a video showing the first demonstration of its Guardian and Chauffeur autonomous vehicles platform. Dr Gill Pratt, CEO of TRI, introduced the video: “Today, you’re…

Here it comes: Next Nissan Leaf a ‘special’ in UK

More power, longer range, new connectivity ‘World’s most advanced and accessible 100% electric car’ Launch of Leaf 2.Zero at a Nissan road show in Norway OSLO, Norway – Nissan has unveiled the latest Leaf electric car here with claims of greater range, more-dynamic design, “advanced” driving assistance and better internet connectivity. The Corner was initially…

Audi Aicon – no pedals, no instruments, no steering-wheel

Audi’s vision of fully autonomous four-door 2+2 Space liberated by no steering wheel or pedals Four electric motors create e-quattro and 700km range FRANKFURT, Germany – Design study, technology demonstrator, mobility concept – this, Audi says, is the Aicon which aims to exploit every current possibility for an autonomous luxury car of the future. As…