Self-driving truck developers are promising they’ll launch commercial service as soon as next year. One of the key remaining engineering hurdles involves safely coaxing these 80,000-pound robots to the side of the road when things don’t go according to plan. As driverless-deployment timelines draw nearer, many of the leading companies are focused on perfecting this
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What kind of vehicle is the 2023 Nissan Z? What does it compare to? The 2023 Nissan Z is a two-seat sports coupe with classic proportions wrapped in a stunning new silhouette. Starting at about $41,000, it competes with American muscle cars as well as the Toyota GR Supra, the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ
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AUSTIN – Self-driving startup Argo AI on Tuesday said it had launched driverless vehicles in Miami, Florida and Austin, Texas, but added the vehicles initially were used for in-house testing, with commercial applications following at an unspecified time. Argo, backed by Ford and Volkswagen AG, has tested its robotaxis on public roads in both cities
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Dealership marketing company AutoWeb says its board will explore strategic alternatives for the company, including a potential sale or restructuring, as “substantial doubt” exists about its ability to continue as a going concern. The Tampa, Fla.-based company said Monday that a special board committee will evaluate strategic alternatives, including obtaining new debt or equity funding;
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Renault’s Moscow plant will be repurposed to produce Moskvich cars that were last manufactured two decades ago. A Soviet-era car brand the “Moskvich” could make a surprise comeback in Russia, as Moscow takes over assets belonging to Renault following the French automaker’s exit from the country. Moscow’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin said he would nationalize Renault’s
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German boutique e-mobility company Urban Drivestyle is known for its unique, hand-crafted electric bicycles. Unlike your run-of-the-mill e-bikes, Urban Drivestyle’s creations boast unique styling, and a character that’s centered on fun. Founded by Ossian Vogel, Urban Drivestyle caters to the e-mobility enthusiast market, and sees all of its products developed and manufactured in its in-house
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A brisk transition to zero-emission vehicles is underway, but it’s still unclear whether the global transportation sector’s makeover is enough to stave off the worst consequences of climate change. Cars and trucks account for three-quarters of all transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions, including planes, trains and ships, according to McKinsey & Co., and automakers and commercial
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What kind of car is the 2022 BMW 2-Series? What does it compare to? The 2022 BMW 2-Series is a performance-oriented luxury coupe that emphasizes driving fun and handling. It competes against other small performance cars such as the Mercedes-Benz A-Class, Audi A3, Lexus RC, and Porsche 718 Cayman. Is the 2022 BMW 2-Series a
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On any given day, we’re sure there are plenty of automotive accidents that wouldn’t even make a blip on the radar of most local fire departments. However, this automotive optical illusion has generated much discussion on Reddit, where it has over 940 comments and 20,300 upvotes. The photo was posted to Reddit’s r/IdiotsInCars, where it
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Electric cargo bikes, especially four-wheeled versions that function as mini delivery vans, are becoming an increasingly common solution for mail delivery around the world. As the USPS struggles with its own delivery van ordering scandal, the latest example of alternative lightweight and efficient electric four-wheeler delivery vehicles sees yet another European country demonstrating the effectiveness
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