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As technology in the car industry is fast-moving, you will find in this section all of the latest news and trends about connected cars, self-driving cars, or the car industry in general.
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Aug 16, 2017
Unveiled at Innovation Days 2017 in Chicago (USA), BMW’s new app BMW Connected+ is the German carmaker’s attempt to connect drivers’ smartphones to its cars before they become sel [...]
Aug 11, 2017
Tesla boss Elon Musk has grand designs when it comes to electric cars, and recently spoke of building a "Transformer"-style vehicle that could charge itself up with energy, using a pano [...]
Aug 9, 2017
Car manufacturer Volkswagen has unveiled a robot, developed in partnership with Kuka, which will automate the battery-charging of its electric cars in the future.
Aug 1, 2017
German start-up Lilium Aviation recently conducted a successful test flight of its Lilium Jet prototype, the world’s first electric-powered vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) jet, w [...]
Jul 26, 2017
The spectre of a lack of batteries to equip all of the various models of hybrid and electric vehicles that are set to be launched in the coming years is looming over the world market. E [...]
Jul 22, 2017
Despite offering fast and remote data exchange, OTA (Over-the-Air) technology is rarely used by intelligent vehicle manufacturers for updating their on-board systems. But, in spite of t [...]
United Kingdom, Jul 19, 2017
The British authorities are preparing a legislative text about the use of data collected by connected vehicles, and while some people are delighted to have their personal details protec [...]
Dubaï - Émirats arabes unis, Jul 18, 2017
Dubai Police Force will start using O-R3 autonomous patrol cars before the end of the year.
Jul 17, 2017
Porsche is set to introduce fully driverless vehicle technology, which will provide insights into how racing drivers are faring and enable them to improve out on the circuit.
Jul 10, 2017
Volvo and Nvidia have signed a partnership agreement for the development of a self-driving system, with the Swedish manufacturer hoping to put its own autonomous vehicles on the road by [...]
France, Jul 4, 2017
From 29 June until the end of December 2017, the STIF (Greater Paris Region Transport Union) will be running experimental autonomous electric shuttles around La Défense, the biggest bu [...]
Jun 30, 2017
The car-of-the-future designed by Jaguar-Land Rover is able to self-drive its way around town and has just passed a series of determining tests.
United States, Jun 23, 2017
A survey of American drivers has revealed that many of them are considering making their next car a connected one and that most of them are interested in taking out usage-based insuranc [...]
Jun 21, 2017
Japanese carmaker Toyota is working on a system for preventing strokes at the wheel. The device, which is still at the prototype stage, uses sensors embedded in the steering wheel, the [...]
Germany, Jun 12, 2017
Audi has developed a system which uses the reactions of a vehicle’s wheels to movements in the road to produce electricity, which can be fed into the engine. It will lead to a reducti [...]
May 4, 2017
In developing cars that can spot traffic congestion, operate voice-activated systems and detect and avoid obstacles, manufacturers are investing heavily in artificial intelligence, with [...]
Apr 4, 2017
American automotive group Ford have just signed an agreement with Californian start-up AutoFi, which has developed an online financing solution for purchasing vehicles. Currently only a [...]
Mar 18, 2017
The rise of electric vehicles could well catch oil companies off guard. Having underestimated the global e-car market, they may be about to see it drive down demand for crude oil over t [...]
Paris, France, Feb 15, 2017
“Self-driving vehicles will transform the way in which insurance providers assess risks”, by Noel Ghanime, Allianz Worldwide Partners
Opinion paper by Noël Ghanimé, CEO of Allianz Global Assistance France, published on Le Monde.fr, on 14 August 2016.
Feb 10, 2017
Self-driving cars: Google steps up a gear with Waymo Google has just launched Waymo, a company dedicated to self-driving cars. The American firm plans to continue developing a 3.0 tec [...]
Feb 10, 2017
America’s second-hand car market turns to vending machines : An American online car dealership has cut out the salesman by using vending machines to sell its used cars, a system that [...]