Baidu takes on Google with Chinese driverless car in road-testing 0

China’s largest search engine Baidu, also dubbed the Chinese equivalent to Google, has revealed they will also be joining the race to create driverless technology. The tech-company announced on Thursday that its vehicle had achieved a fully autonomous drive involving different weather conditions and mixed roads. During the 18.6 mile route round Beijing, Baidu carried(…)

Nissan tease future wireless charging for electric cars 0

Nissan, a leader in the electric car market, released a teaser video for a new wireless charging system. Aptly named the ‘Fuel Station of the Future’, it appears that the inductive system will charge electric cars via the road. In a time when autonomous technology is on the rise and electric cars are becoming a(…)

Faraday Future unveils factory site and secret backer 0

A month ago we covered a story about a new, mysterious electric carmaker called Faraday Future. After seemingly appearing out of nowhere, the company have continued to create a buzz around their secret electric car concept, which we now know is set to debut globally for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)(…)

Volvo test new FMX truck by letting a 4-yr-old drive it 0

Ever wondered what would happen if you let a 4-year-old drive a huge truck? Well, wonder no more. Volvo has answered that thought for you. The geniuses in Volvo’s marketing department have created a thoroughly enjoyable and watchable test drive. Meet Sophie, an extremely cute and determined four-year-old about to get her first taste of(…)

Porsche announce all-electric sports car: the Mission E 0

Another new rival for the Tesla Model S, the all-electric Porsche Mission E has officially been given the green light for production, and will be with us by the end of the decade… although probably not with that name. The sports car concept was first seen at the Frankfurt Motor Show this September and it’s likely(…)

Google’s new patent helps autonomous car-to-pedestrian communication 0

Constantly reinventing the auto game, Google has done it again. The multinational tech company has been granted a patent for a technology that allows its self-driving vehicles to inform pedestrians of its “intentions”. With over one million miles driven between them, Google’s autonomous fleet continues along the road to fully self-driving vehicles with a new(…)

Peugeot Citroen to publish real-world fuel economy data 0

Yes, it’s a positive step in the currently clouded car industry, but is it also a downright crazy one? PSA Peugeot Citroen has revealed they will be releasing ‘real world’ fuel economy data by spring 2016. The move comes after the recent Volkswagen emissions scandal, which has made buyers wary of carmakers’ official figures. Dieselgate(…)

Uber’s new UberPool: “why bother to own a car?” 0

On Friday Uber launched its newest service: UberPool, a car-pooling service that allows customers a 25% discount on their fare by sharing their ride with strangers. If having the Black Cab drivers of London angry at the American company wasn’t enough, Uber also made a not-so-subtle dig at the car industry and its consumers. The(…)

Nissan clashes with France over Renault alliance power 0

Nissan and its Japanese union have deemed the French government “unacceptable” after their move to obtain double voting rights in French carmaker Renault, Nissan’s alliance partner. After over fifteen years as the Renault-Nissan alliance, the two carmakers are at a standstill over the French government’s ploy to gain more power in Renault’s stakes. Nissan and(…)

Volvo accept liability for future autonomous cars 0

Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson announced this week that his company will take full responsibility in the event that one of its cars crashes whilst in full autonomous mode. The Swedish company has become a leader in autonomous technology, with its new XC90 and future S90 models both featuring semi-autonomous features like adaptive cruise control with(…)