China’s Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. Ltd, known as GAC Group, announced at their recent board of directors meeting that they plan to spend $88 million on a new subsidiary focused on electric vehicles. The new subsidiary will be known as Guangzhou Automobile New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd. The first registered capital will be half of […]
Honda unveiled a new self-driving concept at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas, called the Cooperative Mobility Ecosystem. The ecosystem aims to “connect the power of artificial intelligence, robotics and big data to transform the mobility experience,” providing drivers with a selection of entertainment systems while the car takes them to their […]
Honda has started formal talks with Google’s self-driving division to develop another autonomous vehicle for its burgeoning test program. The Japanese automaker revealed the news on Thursday. See Also: In a crowded field, who is ahead in the autonomous car race? Waymo, the newly named self-driving division of Alphabet, recently refitted 100 Fiat Chrysler minivans […]
Ford announced on Thursday it has partnered with three Techstars Mobility startups from the accelerator’s second annual class. The three startups, Spatial, HAAS Alert, and Cargo, will continue to develop their products in Detroit with funding from Ford. It follows the end of the Techstars Mobility annual program, which lasts three months. All 12 startups […]
Automakers have spent the majority of 2016 announcing their plans for self-driving and the future of automation, but while some just begin to prototype systems, others are soaring ahead of the pack. Research and advisory firm Lux Research has charted the 12 major automakers on business execution and technical value, and noted if the company […]
The future of autonomous car design might feature beauties like the Mercedes F 015 Luxury in Motion and BMW iNext, but the current test cars on the road look like hideous mutations of future cars. Acura wants to change that, with its new Automated Acura RLX Development Vehicle, successor to the first generation modified RLX. […]
Glitzy demos mask the challenges.
Standards consortium, meet the car industry—plus Apple and Google.