Category: Technology

BRITISH REPORT SEES BILLIONS IN DIGITAL MANUFACTURING

A British report commissioned by KPMG has highlighted the opportunity for the automotive industry to make billions of pounds over the next two decades by embracing digital manufacturing. The first-ever report on the potential of digital automotive manufacturing in the…

MERCEDES-MAYBACH LAUNCH NEW LUXURY ELECTRIC CONCEPT

Mercedes-Maybach last month launched its new concept vehicle, the Vision 6 Cabriolet, at the 2017 Monterey Car Week in California. The concept car is a glamorous luxury convertible that runs exclusively on electricity. The Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet takes modern…

VOLVO TO GO FULLY ELECTRIC BY 2019

Volvo plans to build only electric and hybrid vehicles, starting in 2019, making it the first major automaker to abandon cars and SUVs powered solely by the internal combustion engine. Chief Executive, Hakan Samuelsson, said the move was dictated by…

3D SCANNER TO IMPROVE TYRE SAFETY

A Finnish tyre manufacturer has developed new 3D scanning technology to help drivers easily assess the safety of their tyres. A study of the safety-related aspects of tyre use showed that 25 percent of tyre-related accidents occurred because the tyre’s…

PRIUS TURNS TWENTY

It is 20 years since Toyota launched the Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid passenger vehicle. Based on the Latin phrase meaning ‘to go before’, the Prius truly proved to be the forerunner to today’s surge of electric vehicles. We…

AUTONOMOUS CARS: HOW SAFE IS SAFE ENOUGH?

It is just a matter of time until most, if not all, of the traffic on our roads consists of driverless vehicles. The question is at what point will we consider autonomous technology safe enough to take the human out…

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES: NOT IF BUT WHEN

It’s no news to anyone that autonomous vehicles are coming, and in a big way. The more pertinent question is when – when will we reach the tipping point? Driverless trucks are the future of the freight industry. Leading equipment…

AI BREAKTHROUGH FOR AUTONOMOUS CARS

A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing platform promises to be the breakthrough that will make autonomous vehicles affordable and practical without prohibitive infrastructure investment by governments. American technology company, Nvidia, has developed an open AI car computing platform that enables…

THE INEVITABLE RISE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

More than most industries the automotive industry is at the front line of the technological revolution that will see artificial intelligence (AI) and automation completely alter the way we live, move and do business. A new report, titled “Amplifying Human…

‘VENDING MACHINE’ CAR RETAILER TO GO PUBLIC

A US used car retailer that allows customers to buy cars online and pick them up from towers resembling giant vending machines has, according to reports, approached investment banks for an initial public offering. The company, Carvana, has supposedly hired…