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Will Self-Driving Vehicles Live Up to the Low-Emissions, High-Efficiency Hype?

Autonomous vehicles and other new modes of transport could also save the transportation and logistics industry valuable time and trillions of dollars.

GM

GM Invests $500 in Autonomous Vehicle Partnership

General Motors will invest $500 million in ride-sharing company Lyft to create a network of on-demand autonomous vehicles in the US. “We see the future of personal mobility as connected, seamless and autonomous,” said GM president Dan Ammann in a statement. “With GM and Lyft working together, we believe we … Read more »

Autonomous Electric Cars Drive CES 2016 Hype

Autonomous Electric Cars Drive CES 2016 Hype

Electric vehicle technology and autonomous cars are expected to steal the show at CES 2016, the annual consumer electronics show that runs Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas. More than 115 automotive tech companies and nine automakers will debut products at CES. The car industry will dominate almost a quarter of … Read more »

Mcity

Why Automakers, Tech Giants are Investing Millions in Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving cars will cruise around a 32-acre “city” in Michigan over the next five years, speeding (or not) down roads, through intersections, obeying traffic signs and signals, while avoiding sidewalks, trees and construction obstacles. That’s the goal of the $20 million University of Michigan Mcity — the world’s first controlled … Read more »

Ford autonomous vehicle

Ford First Automaker to Test Autonomous Vehicle at Mcity

Ford is the first automaker to test autonomous vehicles at Mcity, a simulated real-world urban environment at the University of Michigan. The 32-acre facility is part of the university’s Mobility Transformation Center. Ford has been testing self-driving vehicles for more than 10 years and is now expanding testing on the … Read more »

Which Carmakers Lead the Autonomous Vehicle Market?

Which Carmakers Lead the Autonomous Vehicle Market?

The no. 1 global vehicle manufacturers involved in the autonomous vehicle market, is Daimler, according to a leaderboard report by Navigant Research. Other OEMs classified as “leaders” in the grid are Audi, BMW and General Motors, respectively. Volvo, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan round out the top 10, and … Read more »

Autonomous Vehicle Technology Drives Emissions Reductions

Cars will soon have the ability to cruise on freeways and safely navigate traffic jams with minimal driver input, according to a Navigant Research report on autonomous vehicles that says 85 million autonomous-capable vehicles are expected to be sold annually around the world by 2035. The report comes as Apple … Read more »

Apple

Is Apple’s Secret Project Titan a Self-Driving Electric Car?

Apple may soon start testing self-driving cars at a former military base in northern California. The GoMentum Station, a 2,100-acre facility on the site of what used to be the Concord Naval Weapons Station, in Concord, California, has more than 20 miles of paved roads, city streets, railroad crossing and … Read more »

Mcity

Ford, GM, Honda, Toyota Invest $1M in Driverless Car Test City

Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota are among the companies each investing $1 million over three years in the University of Michigan’s Mcity — the world’s first controlled environment specifically designed to test the potential of connected and automated vehicle technologies that will lead the way to mass-market driverless cars. … Read more »

Freightliner Inspiration

First Autonomous Big Rig Licensed to Drive

Nevada has licensed the first autonomous commercial truck to operate on an open public highway in the US. Developed by engineers at Daimler Trucks North America, the Freightliner Inspiration Truck will help the trucking industry reduce accidents, improve fuel consumption, cut highway congestion, and safeguard the environment, the automaker says. … Read more »

Intel, Denso Invest in Automated Truck Driving Technology

Peloton Technology, a developer of automated truck driving technology that the company says delivers advanced safety, fuel savings and analytics to trucking fleets, has closed a $16 million Series A investment round led by Denso International America, an automotive supplier of advanced technology, and Intel Capital, the global investment arm … Read more »

Self-Driving Vehicles

Will Self-Driving Vehicles Take Off?

Self-driving vehicles can provide a wide range of benefits to the logistics sector including improved road safety, greater fuel efficiency and reduced environmental impact, according to a DHL report. However, as the trend report explains, autonomous technologies still have some way to go before reaching full maturity. Considerable catching up … Read more »