The world's leading automakers and tech companies are adamant that driverless cars are poised to bring about a dramatic change to transport, make roads much safer and enhance the overall in-vehicle experience. However, despite the numerous benefits of autonomous driving technology, most drivers have yet to be convinced that self-driving vehicles are safer than conventional, human-operated cars.
A new survey shows that a large majority of U.S. drivers don't want fully autonomous vehicles, and would like to retain a certain level of control over their vehicles in the future. The main reason behind the hesitation among drivers to embracemore »
The growth of the electric vehicle market continues to be held back by numerous factors, including the lack of infrastructure, range anxiety, and cost, but a recent study suggests that global sales will see a dramatic rise in a couple of years.
According to a new report by ABI Research, a leading technology market intelligence firm, sales of electric vehicles worldwide will jump fivefold by 2021, thanks to a series of factors contributing to increased demand in various regions across the globe.
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Last year, ride-sharing company Uber founded a research center in Pittsburgh, with a focus on the development of autonomous driving technologies, as part of its plans to launch a fleet of self-driving taxis further down the road.
Engineers at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center have been busy working on vehicle autonomy, digital mapping, and safety, aiming to bring fully autonomous cars to the road as a means of improving traffic safety and providing commuters with an affordable and convenient alternative transportation option.
Now, the world's leading ride-sharing service has unveiled its first self-more »
A couple of months ago, General Motor made a rather substantial investment in Lyft, one of the few rivals to Uber in the ever growing ride-hailing business. The move was part of GM's efforts to expand future mobility services, as more and more automakers turn to ventures that deviate from the traditional business of selling cars.
When GM and Lyft formed their partnership, they said that a project involving car sharing or ride sharing services would definitely be something that they would collaborate on. Now, the Detroit carmaker and the Silicon Valley-based ride-hailing service have announced that they are setmore »
In addition to reducing carbon emissions and helping improve air quality, stricter federal fuel economy standards have the potential to save car owners a lot of money, a new report claims. Fuel efficiency remains to be one of the leading factors affecting car purchasing decisions in the U.S., even though gas prices have been at record-low levels for a while now.
Consumers are aware that gas won't be as cheap as it is today for much longer, and most of them regard good fuel economy as a top priority when shopping for a car. Luckily, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has set strict fuel efficiency standards that are set to go into effect in 2025, and aremore »
Many car enthusiasts have a hard time understanding why someone would give up the amenities a four-wheeled vehicle can offer, and get around on a motorcycle, instead. While cars do have a lot to offer in terms of comfort, space, hauling and towing capability, and all sorts of luxury and convenience features, owning a motorcycle brings its own benefits that in many cases make it better than owning a car.
Those who own a motorcycle are well aware of the risks involved in hitting the road on two wheels, but they also get to enjoy the many advantages that riding a bike offers over driving a car. Here we take a look at the benefits of owning a motorcycle, along withmore »
Buying a car for the first time is a major milestone in every individual's life. But, while the idea of being able to drive your own car brings to mind excitement and the prospect of being independent and not having to rely on friends, family, or public transportation, to get around, it also brings a great deal of responsibility and all sorts of expenses, many of which unpredicted.
With that in mind, it's important to note that first-time car buyers have to answer a lot of questions and take a lot of factors into account before they make their decision. Here are six key steps to buying your first car, which encompass every aspect of the car-purchasing decision, including financing, negotiations, and how to choose the right car for you in the first place.more »
Even though the public only found out about the fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S on Autopilot almost two months after it occurred, the incident raised a lot of questions about the safety of driverless cars, increasing the risk of further diminishing public trust in autonomous driving technology.
Tesla released a statement explaining the event only after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) informed the public that it has launched an investigation into the tragic accident, which only made matters worse and didn't help increase people's confidence in self-drivingmore »
As automakers continue to tackle range anxiety in order to make electric vehicles more viable, the 200-mile mark has become somewhat of a reference point for every potential mass-market fully electric car. Currently, Tesla Motors is the only company selling electric cars that can travel over 200 miles on one charge, with many established automakers striving to achieve that kind of range.
General Motors has already announced that it will launch a 200-mile electric car in 2017, to rival Tesla's Model S sedan and the recently introducedmore »
The thrilling experience that riding a motorcycle brings can hardly be matched by the comfortable and at times boring experience associated with seating behind the wheel of a car. But, while motorcycles are much more exciting than cars, they are also more dangerous, involving various safety risks that arise primarily from the fact that motorcycles lack some of the essential safety features that protect car passengers in the event of a collision, such as airbags, seat belts, or an exterior frame.
For that reason, safety should be number one priority for all motorcycle riders. Riding a motorcycle safely requires a specific set of skills, high level of alertness, paying attention tomore »