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Toyota reveals next-gen autonomous prototype; Platform 3.0

Jan 08, 2018

Toyota has rolled out its next-generation autonomous research car, based on a Lexus LS 600h L luxury limousine. It offers more self-driving capability than ever before. Called Platform 3.0, the prototype vehicle was developed by...

Volvo signs deal with Uber to supply XC90 autonomous ‘robotaxis’

Nov 21, 2017

Soon, you’ll be able to hail an Uber ride and the car will pick you up with no driver on board. Seriously. And to help fast-track this becoming a reality sooner, Volvo has signed a...

Jaguar Land Rover begins testing autonomous vehicles in the UK

Nov 17, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover is getting involved in the UK’s first autonomous vehicle road tests, as part of the £20 million Autodrive project. Additionally, the testing will involve connected vehicle trials whereby vehicles communicate with each...

Editorial: Could autonomous cars spell the end of SUVs?

Sep 01, 2017

The SUV’s success story is still in full swing and probably isn’t quite near reaching its peak. SUV sales in Australia repeatedly set new benchmarks, especially in the mid-size class. Previously, ‘four wheel drives’ were...

BMW & FCA sign deal to co-develop autonomous platform

Aug 16, 2017

BMW and FCA have signed a partnership deal to co-develop an autonomous vehicle platform, the companies have confirmed. They’re joining forces with Intel and Mobileye. According to a BMW press release, the platform in specific...

Musk’s ‘Boring Company’ reveals boring-looking transit pod

May 31, 2017

Elon Musk shocked the world when he unveiled another novel transport solution, in The Boring Company and his intention to create an underground network of tunnels and 200km/h electric sleds. After introducing the world to...

Apple spotted testing autonomous tech in California (video)

May 23, 2017

A strangely decorated Lexus RX has been spotted in Palo Alto, near Apple’s headquarters in California. It’s said to be one of Apple’s first autonomous vehicle prototypes. Apple was reportedly given approval by the local...

BMW & Intel to fast-track autonomous car with Mobileye acquisition

Mar 15, 2017

BMW’s forthcoming autonomous model, tentatively called the iNext, just received a booster shot in the arm thanks to development partner Intel’s acquisition of Israeli driverless car company Mobileye. BMW had formerly promised the new vehicle...

Nio EVE concept envisioned as autonomous vehicle for 2020

Mar 14, 2017

Say Nǐ hǎo to EVE, a new autonomous electric vehicle proposal with hopes of making production. EVE is powered by an AI system called NOMI, which can monitor occupants and provide entertainment projected onto windows...

Haval confirms autonomous vehicle by 2020

Mar 14, 2017

The inevitable march towards autonomous cars is getting closer and closer, with more manufacturers than ever committing to developing the technology with each passing day. Even Chinese manufacturers such as Great Wall’s SUV offshoot HAVAL...

Italdesign & Airbus reveal futuristic ‘Pop.Up’ car with drone capability (video)

Mar 09, 2017

As reported previously, Italdesign and Airbus have collaborated on a concept car for the 2017 Geneva Motor Show and here it is; the Pop.Up. A white passenger pod sits atop a rolling carbon-fibre chassis, which...

Italdesign & Airbus team up to create ‘flyable’ driverless concept

Mar 07, 2017

A very special concept car will be shown at the Geneva Motor Show this week, co-developed by storied Italian design house Italdesign and commercial airline manufacture Airbus. What separates this vehicle from others will be...

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