This Stunning All-Electric Concept Car Was Inspired by 1940s Open Wheel Racers

This Stunning All-Electric Concept Car Was Inspired by 1940s Open Wheel Racers

00 Nissan Motor Corporation and its luxury division INFINITI unveiled a retro-modern vehicle that serves as an emblem to the automotive’s past and future. The new INFINITI Prototype 9 was designed and built using traditional materials and techniques. At the same time, the luxury vehicle is outfitted with a next-generation prototype electric motor that has never been seen before on a production vehicle. [Image Source: INFINITI] Prototype 9: celebrating the past and future of the INFINITI brand To celebrate…

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Ethics and Engineering Behind Autonomous Cars

Ethics and Engineering Behind Autonomous Cars

00 Unmanned vehicles are a new and evolving industry, with implications not just in various job sectors, but the public’s everyday life. Each year we grow closer to fully automated vehicles, with companies vying for an early foothold in the new market front, releasing ever increasingly sophisticated and polished models to fight it out in the automotive arena. Most projections put full saturation of the market at 2070, and therefore we can expect that around 50% of…

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How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

How Will Autonomous Vehicles Be Serviced?

00 As autonomous technology grows more prevalent in production vehicles, it poses an interesting question to how we might service our cars in the future. If our cars will be able to drive themselves, couldn’t they just drive to get serviced themselves? From another angle of advancement, we are also moving towards more electric vehicles, which would mean the days of getting your oil changed could be behind you. How will all of this innovation…

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BMW M Congratulates Mercedes-AMG on 50th Anniversary With This Amusing Gift

BMW M Congratulates Mercedes-AMG on 50th Anniversary With This Amusing Gift

00 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the sports car and performance brand Mercedes-AMG. The German luxurious automobile brand Mercedes-AMG is celebrating their “50 Years of Driving Performance” this 2017. To equal the brand’s decades of luxurious service, they have extended the AMG GT family of sports cars to the new Mercedes-AMG GT C. To honor this milestone anniversary, the brand’s ultimate arch-rival, BMW M, gave them the loudest greeting through an ad that says…

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The Future of Driving | Ohio University

The Future of Driving | Ohio University

00 Over the next ten years, we’ll likely see driverless cars cruising alongside traditional autos on our roads. As the technology for self-driving cars is becoming more advanced and excitement grows, so do concerns and questions about their effect on the future of driving. To learn more, check out the infographic above created by Ohio University’s Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program. Technology Aiding Drivers – an Old Concept A completely driverless car…

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Chinese Startup’s All-Electric SUV Could Give Tesla Serious Competition

Chinese Startup’s All-Electric SUV Could Give Tesla Serious Competition

00 The Chinese startup Nio recently unveiled a car that could challenge Tesla’s growing power in the electric car sector. Nio (formerly NextEv) released its electric SUV — the Nio ES8 — during the Shanghai motor show and also said the vehicle would start production before the end of this year. Deliveries are expected to go out in 2018. [Image Source: NIO] Chinese companies have gone mark for mark against other international electric automakers. The country…

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If You Have $1 Million to Spare, You Can Get This Flying Car by 2020

If You Have $1 Million to Spare, You Can Get This Flying Car by 2020

00 Since the year is 2017, it’s high time to make those science-fiction vehicles a reality. You know, like the car that “Doc” converted into a time machine using flux capacitors in the movie Back to the Future? Well, maybe our civilization isn’t that far into the future yet but an advanced engineering company, AeroMobil, has just unveiled their new flying car model that will cost between €1.2 million and €1.5 million ($1.3 million and…

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Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Streets of California for Permit Test

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars to Hit the Streets of California for Permit Test

00 After much discussion and dispute, Uber will finally put its self-driving cars back on the streets of California for a practice run. However, it will be sans passengers for now. The taxi company got the permit to test two Honda SUVs on California public roads, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles. The state also approved 48 backup drivers to ride with the car in the event the car malfunctions during testing. Just because…

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Watch as Tesla’s Autopilot Technology Predicts an Accident

Watch as Tesla’s Autopilot Technology Predicts an Accident

00 Tesla contends its new Autopilot radar technology can be extremely useful in hazardous road conditions. A recent video from the Netherlands supports that claim. The video comes from the dashcam of a Tesla Model X. You can hear the frantic beeping of the Autopilot’s forward collision monitor predict the accident before the driver reacted. The video then shows the vehicle in front of the Model X hit the back of an SUV two cars…

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German Lawmakers Vote to Kill Internal Combustion Engines

German Lawmakers Vote to Kill Internal Combustion Engines

00 Germany’s top legislative body, Bundesrat, hopes to only have zero-emission cars on the roads by 2030. Spiegel Magazin reported that the agreement was bi-partisan, and the Bundesrat wants it to expand to the European Union. Germany will have to appeal to the EU to make the resolution across Europe. By itself, the regulation holds little effect. However, Forbes noted “German regulations traditionally have shaped EU and UNECE regulations.” Greens party lawmaker Oliver Krischner told…

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