In tests in different groups of cities, Uber is going to monitor its drivers. One test will monitor ride smoothness, the other texting while driving. Uber says the purpose of the tests is to give better feedback to drivers about passenger…
BMW, which recently said it would have a completely autonomous car by 2021, is holding a joint news conference July 1 with chip-maker Intel and machine vision technology firm Mobileye. An autonomous car venture is expected.
Autonomous cars are most popular in New York and California, and least popular in Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Texas, according to a Volvo survey. People in all states believe they should still be allowed to drive, though.
A patent filed by Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler shows how rainwater can be used to improve traction on snowy roads. Water is collected as it drips down the rear window, and sprayed onto the tires to melt snow and ice.
What Mazda has done with G-Vectoring Control is to use steering input data to make subtle changes that increase front wheel grip, keeping the car more stable and predictable, while at the same time protecting the car from jerky motions.
The 2017 Smart Fortwo Cabrio starts at just under $20,000. It goes on sale in the U.S. this fall, about a year after its debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. A redesigned electric Smart will arrive next.
A Tesla Model S driven by Go Puck founder Blake Fuller set a record for production-based electric vehicles at the 2016 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, covering the 12.42-mile course in under 12 minutes.
Electric cars require a network of charging stations for long trips. Gas stations foresee gasoline sales dropping. Joining the two sounds like a plan, and Tesla is already in talks with a major mid-Atlantic gas station network about…