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As parent company Volkswagen Group shifts from diesel to electric vehicles, Audi plans to have at least three EVs by 2020 as part of a new major plan. The shift in focus was presented to managers last week, and CEO Rupert Stadler told a German newspaper that it expects electric vehicles to account for 25 […]

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If General Motors’ plans continue on pace, its first fully autonomous cars could be in limited use by a partnering car sharing service in five years, and on sale to consumers within 10. This is according to Mark Reuss, head of global product development, who spoke last week at an automotive cybersecurity conference in Detroit. […]

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It looks like 2021 could be a benchmark year for Volvo as it says it will join BMW in having self-driving cars on the road in five years. The Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker will begin testing vehicles with advanced self-driving features next year in Gothenburg, Sweden, London and China. Eventually, 100 test cars will be on […]

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The global hustle and bustle by automakers, tech firms and ride hailing companies to develop a breakthrough autonomous car is well known. Behind the scenes, however, another battle has emerged — the location of autonomous car testing facilities. In the U.S., the fiercest competition is between California and Michigan, each wanting not just the money […]

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China’s government had called upon automakers to fast track self-driving cars with a goal to perhaps overtake the U.S. and Europe’s implementation of the technology. Now the country’s auto-industry regulator has put up a road block, at least temporarily. The Ministry of Industry and Information is well underway towards implementing autonomous vehicle regulations, but the ministry’s […]

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Global companies are racing to develop semi- and fully autonomous vehicles but Germany may slow things down. According to Retuers and German newspaper Handelsblatt, the country’s Minister of Transport is proposing legislation that would require a “black box” for these vehicles as well as rules for what a driver can and can’t do behind the […]

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Late to the game, Britain’s largest car manufacture Jaguar Land Rover knows that if it wants to be competitive and be a player in the marketplace, it must join the crowd and develop autonomous vehicle technology. The luxury automaker isn’t going let everyone pass it by, so the company will create a fleet of more […]

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A company called Future Mobility Corp. may stand out in a crowded field of Chinese startups as it gets ready to roll out a self-driving electric car. Yesterday it announced that will be introducing its first electric self-driving car by 2020. The first round of funding for that car is expected to be completed by […]

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The fatal crash in a Tesla Model S with Autopilot is stoking debates over the safety of autonomous vehicle technologies, but that started long ago. Researchers and engineers have been digging into a drastic question: Is it possible to get a driver to safely take back control of a car once the vehicle has started […]

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BMW Group is reportedly ready to announce a development partnership for autonomous vehicle technology with Mobileye and Intel. According to people familiar with the matter today, BMW CEO Harald Krueger is expected to join senior executives from Israeli collision detection software maker Mobileye and U.S. chipmaker Intel for an event Friday announcing details on the […]

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