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…

Mercedes names its new hypercar: simply, ‘Mercedes-AMG One’

Yes, it’s real – the AMG hypersupercar Supercar from Mercedes ready for Paris show Road and track done – now it’s a truck ride AFFALTERBACH, Germany – Mercedes-AMG ONE. That’s now officially the name of Mercedes-Benz’ future hypercar as it’s prepared for it ”reveal” at the 2018 Paris auto show. AMG says the  badging represents the…

At last, putting pedals to the metal – the Audi FitCar

FitCar PPV (Pedal Powered Vehicle) out in Netherlands Works on most vehicles, yet a unique concept Turn sedentary commutes into active gym time DELFT, Netherlands – The image above is of the FitCar PPV. You pedal it along. Really. While at the steering-wheel and burning the calories that would have gone to your waistline by…

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…

SuperVolvo for China: Lights, audio, action – for one

Ultra-luxury limo for the exec with everything Designed for one passenger – or two at a squeeze Lights, perfume – and perhaps a little action? JOHANNSBURG, Gauteng – Vovo has revealed its S90 Ambience concept, an ”industry-first sensory experience that synchronises video, sound and scent to define car luxury”, ahead of its public debut at…

Audi e-tron Gran Turismo sparks into real life for E-Series

PlayStation virtual turns into racing reality All-electric concept car to be Formula E race taxi ‘E-mobility is rapidly gaining importance’ – Audi INGOLSTADT, Germany – Audi, with its fully electric e-tron Vision Gran Turismo concept car, says it is turning electric mobility into a tangible experience in a unique way. How’s That…? Well the car, originally…

Comment: Gumtree SA’s JEFF OSBORNE on US autonomous road death

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – March 19 2018 saw the second road death caused by an Uber autonomous vehicle and all the company’s autonomous tests have been halted. The previous death, in 2016, involved a self-driving Tesla in 2016 whose driver fell asleep and the car collided with a truck. In December 2016 one of Uber’s self-driving…

‘Coffee and rolls, sir?’ ‘No thanks, Jeeves, just the coffee.’

DIY Rollers for the rich and famous Two years on and the 103EX is still around Batman and Robin have much to answer for LONDON, England – Rolls-Royce, back in 2016,  rewrote the rule book for the future of true luxury mobility by presenting the Rolls-Royce Vision Next100 – codenamed 103EX. It was a radical…

Geneva show ‘Concept Car of Year’ goes to…

Just the start – new style set for 2019 Second award for Mazda’s latest Kodo design Global design award ‘a true honour’ GENEVA, Switzerland – The Mazda Vision coupe has won “Concept Car of the Year” at the 11th annual Car Design Night Geneva at the March 2018 Geneva auto show. A panel of 18…

Supra-dooper! New chapter in the Supra racing saga

40 years on – here comes the next race Supra Global marketing to focus on competition Gazoo Racing to front production units GENEVA, Switzerland – Toyota has revived the name and spirit of its most celebrated sport car with confirmation of production to start on a new generation of the legendary Supra. LEGENDARY SUPRA REBORN:…

Robot racers: Get inside track on driverless racing

Driverless racing – a supercomputer does it all But who will be the heroes out on the track? Super-nerds at the wheel from the pits LONDON, England – Roborace, believed to be the world’s first driverless electric racing competition, will be on show on the Autosport Stage at Autosport International 2018 here from January 11-14, 2018….

BMW wants to lift urban mobility to new heights

Innovative urban mobility concepts for the future Elevated roads the future with “BMW Vision E³ Way” Emissions-free two-wheeler mobility in megacities As a provider of premium mobility products and services, the BMW Group is constantly in search of answers to the question: what will move us (forward) in the future? As part of the strategy…