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Byton To Showcase Their Steering Wheel Mounted Driver’s Tablet At CES

CES is less than a week away, and Byton has announced its intentions to use the event in order tp showcase what they’re calling the “world’s most intuitive automotive interface.” The company is keeping details under wraps, but they released a teaser image which appears to show the production interior of the M-Byte. The image …

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Former Uber Driver Suffered Concussion Riding In Autonomous Prototype

A former safety driver for Uber’s autonomous vehicle program revealed that he suffered a mild concussion while operating one of the company’s prototypes. During a recent interview with Business Insider, Ryan Kelley detailed some of the poor working conditions Uber safety drivers experienced prior to the program being halted after a fatal crash earlier this …

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South Korean Regulations Hinder Startups Like Uber From Launching Locally

South Korea may like to project a tech-savvy image, but as it turns out, rigid regulations have crippled the growth of startups in the country, according to a new report from Reuters. For decades, the country has relied on an outdated growth model that focuses on large exporters like Hyundai and Samsung rather than opening …

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Hyundai To Build A New Plant For EVs In Indonesia As Part Of $880 Million Investment

Hyundai will start building electric vehicles in Indonesia as part of an $880 million investment in the country, Reuters reports. According to Indonesia deputy minister for industry Airlangga Hartarto, the Hyundai factory will have an annual production capacity of about 250,000 units. The minister also revealed that current plans call for 47 per cent of …

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Kia Bringing AI-Based Emotion Recognition Tech To CES 2019

Kia will showcase a new in-car technology for future autonomous vehicles aimed at reading people’s emotional states in real time through AI-based bio-signal recognition at next months’ CES 2019. Dubbed Real-Time Emotion Adaptive Driving, or just R.E.A.D, this innovative system was developed based on a joint research collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) …

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Autonomous Toyota Prius Reportedly Drives Itself Coast-To-Coast With No Issues

Anthony Levandowski is best known as the engineer who sparked a lengthy legal battle between Uber and Waymo, but he’s back in the news as he’s claiming to have driven coast-to-coast in an autonomous Toyota Prius. In a somewhat rambling Medium post – where he claims to have been “painted into a villainous caricature” and labeled …

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The Windshield Of The Future Could Be A Giant Display For Streaming Movies

Autonomous driving technology promises to drastically change future automobiles and Hyundai Mobis is giving us a glimpse at what the interior of the future could look like. Set to debut at CES next month, the Autonomous Driving Interior Concept has been designed for a world dominated by vehicles with Level 4 and Level 5 autonomous …

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BMW And Porsche Demo Rapid Charger That Can Deliver 62 Miles Of Range In Less Than 3 Minutes

Range anxiety is largely a thing of the past as modern electric vehicles have larger and more powerful lithium-ion batteries which allow many of them to travel over 200 miles (321 km) on a single charge. Despite the growing ranges, electric vehicles still suffer from long recharging times. Automakers are working to fix that problem …

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Elon Musk’s The Boring Company To Reveal Transport Sleds On December 18

The Boring Company chief executive Elon Musk has announced that his tunneling company will host a series of important premieres on December 18. Musk took to his usual place of communication, Twitter, to say that The Boring Company will unveil the autonomous transport vehicles set to be used by the firm’s Loop transportation system. Additionally, …

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Honda’s Fluoride-Ion Battery Breakthrough Could Allow For Batteries With 10x More Energy Density

The limitations of lithium-ion batteries are well known at this point, so a number of automakers are exploring alternatives such as lithium-air technology. Honda is taking a different approach as their scientists have teamed up with researchers from the California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory to develop a new battery chemistry that …