GM says it will launch a robot taxi service in 2019

GM says it will launch a robot taxi service in 2019

[Andrew J. Hawkins] GM says it will have a ride-sharing service featuring its line of self-driving Chevy Bolts ready to go by 2019. That would place the No. 1 US automaker ahead of its main rival Ford, which has said it plans to unveil its own self-driving car without pedals or a steering wheel by … Continue reading

How AI will play a major role in the auto industry

How AI will play a major role in the auto industry

Martin Prescher, AutoGravity Artificial intelligence (AI) systems, blending data and advanced algorithms to mimic the cognitive functions of the human mind, have begun to simplify and enhance even the simplest aspects of our everyday experiences — and the automotive industry is no exception. A Tractica market intelligence study forecasts that the demand for automotive AI … Continue reading

Hyundai will bring assisted highway driving to US in 2019 – Expect it to arrive alongside a refreshed Genesis G90.

Hyundai will bring assisted highway driving to US in 2019 Expect it to arrive alongside a refreshed Genesis G90.

Hyundai will bring assisted highway driving to US in 2019

Expect it to arrive alongside a refreshed Genesis G90.

WREK Technologies, Inc. prepares to launch its WREKcam and WREKapp iPhone and Android App for your car

WREK Technologies, Inc. prepares to launch its WREKcam and WREKapp iPhone and Android App for your car

(PRNewswire) Coined as “The Safer and Smarter way to Drive” by Uber and Lyft drivers who beta tested earlier this year, WREK prepares to open its roads everywhere, for everyone who drives a car. LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Technology startup WREK Technologies, Inc. announced its much anticipated free driving application for iPhone … Continue reading

GM buys Strobe, a Pasadena startup that makes crucial tech for self-driving cars

GM buys Strobe, a Pasadena startup that makes crucial tech for self-driving cars

Last week, General Motors Co. announced plans to release a fleet of new electric vehicles by 2023, laying the groundwork for an “all-electric future.” On Monday, the automotive giant revealed that it has bought Strobe, a Pasadena startup that produces the laser-based imaging technology known as lidar. Lidar uses a pulsed laser sensor to measure … Continue reading

Self-driving testing center gets $15 million from Michigan

Self-driving testing center gets $15 million from Michigan

[By: Justin Walsh] A Michigan state government fund on Tuesday approved an additional $15 million for the construction of the American Center for Mobility at Willow Run in Ypsilanti Township, Mich. The additional funding comes on top of the already approved $20 million for the state-owned connected and autonomous vehicle testbed site. The funds will … Continue reading