One of the first thoughts that comes to mind when talking about ride-sharing and car-sharing is the potentially negative impact that these new mobility trends could have on car sales and the auto industry, in general.
Companies working on autonomous driving technology see the lack of national strategy for self-driving vehicles in the U.S. as a huge obstacle that prevents a faster commercialization of the technology.
With each passing day, driverless cars seem to be edging closer to full commercial deployment. Automakers and tech companies, along with policymakers, are increasing their efforts for resolving various issues that stand on the way of autonomous vehicles, while the general public awaits eagerly to find out how transportation will look like once vehicles that drive themselves become available for purchase.
A couple of months ago, Toyota decided to invest $1 billion in a research center that will focus on artificial intelligence is a clear indication that the company intends to become leader in the future autonomous car market.
Buying a new car is a serious investment and one of the most important purchases that a person can make. This is a purchase that needs to be well-thought-out, with numerous factors that have to be taken into consideration, and several dilemmas that car shoppers inevitably face both before and after entering a dealership.
Electric cars are still being held back by a series of hindrances that the industry has to overcome in order to make them more appealing to the masses. Limited access to public charging stations is one of those obstacles, exacerbating the range anxiety issue, which prevents owners from making long-range electric car trips.
With its autonomous driving technology, Google is trying to make cars safer and eliminate traffic fatalities.
The advancements in in-vehicle technology in recent years have been amazing.
Although it is clear that high politics is key to successfully tackling global warming, with the general public having little or no say when it comes to the creation of policies aimed at fighting climate change, scientists insist that there are a lot of things that consumers can do to contribute to the efforts for resolving this pressing issue.
Lately, BMW has been ramping up its efforts for developing efficient plug-in hybrid models, as it tries to rival its German counterparts Audi and Mercedes-Benz, and establish a more meaningful presence in the luxury plug-in vehicle market.