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BMW, Intel and Mobileye partnering to develop self-driving technology

BMW, Intel and Mobileye partnering to develop self-driving technology

BMW, Intel and Mobileye will be teaming up for the development of self-driving car technology. The technology would be used for BMW's iNext autonomous electric vehicle that has been set for a 2021 release.

Main aim of the companies working together on this project would be to set a benchmark for safe self-driving technology. The technology developed by the group would be able to be used by other companies when they developed their own driverless cars.

Investigation into Tesla Model S driver’s death blames semi-autonomous feature of car

Investigation into Tesla Model S driver’s death blames semi-autonomous feature of car

A Tesla Model S driver died while driving electric car on Autopilot made big headlines. This is raising concern over use of self driving cars. But in this case where driver died was actually not fully autonomous car, but a semi-autonomous car. After investigation, it is thought that fully autonomous vehicle could be safe for drivers of self-driving cars.

Several Issues lead to 3.37 Million Toyota Recalls

Various Defects lead to 3.37 Million Toyota Recalls

Several issues have resulted in a global recall of 3.37 million cars by Toyota Motor Corp. The Japanese automaker has recalled vehicles due to the possibility of flaws in airbags and emissions control units.

It was announced by Toyota on June 28, 2016 that it is recalling 1.43 million cars, which require repair work owing to concerns associated with air bag inflators. Following this news, on June 29, the automaker revealed recalling of another 2.87 million cars owing to the risk of defects in emissions control units.

Nikola One aims to change long-haul trucking industry

Nikola One to change long-haul trucking industry

What the Tesla Model S did to the car business, same is going to be done by the Nikola Motor Company, a Utah-based startup. It has introduced a compressed natural gas-electric hybrid semi, which is going to bring some significant changes in the long-haul trucking industry.

The truck is called as the Nikola One, which was being developed in secret for the past three years. Among its key features include a 150-gallon dHybrid storage system present behind its cab that fuels a turbine generator. It boasts of six motors.

Prospective Electric vehicle makers have many challenges

Prospective Electric vehicle makers have many challenges

Electric vehicle are seen as next generational automobiles that would be choice of future car buyers. However, the future of EVs looks blur and highly competitive. The concept is not being promoted coordinately around the world. There are threats lingering around production of such concept cars. On the other hand, many new carmakers are trying to explore potential of such innovative technology that would increase competition.

Google and Fiat Chrysler team up to build fleet of 100 self-driving minivans

Google and Fiat Chrysler team up to build fleet of 100 self-driving minivans

Alphabet Inc's Google unit and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV will be working together to come up with a fleet of 100 self-driving minivans. It is the first time that Google has been directly working with an automaker.

Under the deal, Google will be able to integrate its self-driving system, including its sensors and software into a passenger vehicle. Google and Fiat Chrysler engineers will work in unison to fit in Google’s self driving technology into the Pacifica minivan.

Uber reduces waiting time to 2 minutes, levies cancellation fee in selected cities

Uber reduces waiting time to 2 minutes, levies cancellation fee in selected citi

Uber is trying out a new policy in the US in Phoenix, Dallas, New Jersey and New York in which riders will have just two minutes to hop into their waiting Uber rather than five minutes. Uber is trying a shorter waiting window as it aims to improve efficiency on its ridesharing network.

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