“This is an ideal opportunity for Waymo to bring our autonomous technology to a global stage, with an innovative partner,” Waymo CEO John Krafcik said in a statement. “With the Alliance’s international reach and scale, our Waymo Driver can deliver transformational mobility solutions to safely serve riders and commercial deliveries in France, Japan, and other countries.” … [Read more...] about Waymo strikes a deal with Nissan-Renault to bring driverless cars to Japan and France
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The report also suggests reducing the MOT to once every three years, or applying it only to vehicles which are at least five years old. … [Read more...] about When is my MOT due? How to check when your car’s certificate runs out, and will the test be scrapped?
Last week, residents of Arlington, Virginia, were stunned to see an unmarked, gray Ford Transit van tooling around town without a human driver behind the wheel. According to ARLnow, the vehicle was spotted driving through the Courthouse and Clarendon neighborhoods with nary a soul in the driver’s seat. Some speculated the van was part of Virginia Tech’s recently approved autonomous driving tests, and were content to leave it there. But then the story got even weirder. … [Read more...] about Mysterious ‘driverless’ van spotted in Virginia had a human driver hidden in the car seat
When Shubhankar Rawat, 39, bought a Kia Seltos sports utility vehicle in late December, he says it felt like an upgrade. The Korean automaker’s first offering on the roads in India was loaded with features thus far unheard of in a mid-segment car. It’s loaded with bells and whistles — three screens, including a retractable one, to handle vehicle health, navigation and entertainment duties; cameras and sensors all over; ventilated seats; the works. “It feels like top-end car features at a price point where Merc, BMW and Audi don’t even have a product,” says Rawat, a Gurgaon-based portfolio manager. The luxury carmakers, of course, have raced ahead on innovation and top-end models boast of voice and gesture controls with almost every part under the hood embedded with sensors, capturing data continuously with help just a touch away. Car companies have long tried to load vehicles with tech. But the level of tech and tech-enabled services in popular … [Read more...] about How India’s car market is undergoing a rapid change
FILE PHOTO: A Cruise self-driving car, which is owned by General Motors Corp, is seen outside the company’s headquarters in San Francisco where it does most of its testing, in California, U.S., September 26, 2018. REUTERS/Heather Somerville/File Photo … [Read more...] about CEO of GM’s Cruise driverless vehicle unit hints at offering low-cost shared rides