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Audi Electric and On Demand

Audi Electric and On Demand

Meet the Audi E-tron There have been a lot of Audi news this week so far. For starters, Audi unveiled all of the highly anticipated details on the E-tron, which is their first all-electric SUV. The E-tron will be released to the public in 2019 and will cost customers about $75,000. To take a look around, check out the overview video Audi made below: Audi On Demand The other Audi news relates to a new offering called “Audi On Demand.”…

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Mercedes Self-Driving Van

Mercedes Self-Driving Van

Mercedes is at it Again! After being highlighted on our blog last week, Mercedes is back with more innovation. It seems they are trying to move quickly into the inevitability of technology and self-driving automation. As we know, self-driving vehicles are useful for hauling things. People, materials, you name it – but you can usually only prioritize one of those tasks at once. Unless of course, you can afford owning multiple vehicles. Mercedes seems to come up with a solution…

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FIRST LOOK: Mercedes Unveils New Electric Car

FIRST LOOK: Mercedes Unveils New Electric Car

Mercedes-Benz has decided to dive head first into the electric car space. With their eyes on Tesla, they’ve unveiled a new luxury electric vehicle that is slated for release in 2021. The name of the model is the EQC, and based on what we know now, it looks fantastic! Production of the EQC begins in early 2019 after a $12 billion investment from Mercedes’ parent company, Daimler. According to the Daimler CEO, “There is no alternative to betting on electric cars,…

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Robots That Protect Pedestrians

Robots That Protect Pedestrians

Jaguar Land Rover is up to some interesting innovation over in the UK. According to reports, they’ve been testing a robot that tracks your eyes as you cross the road. The self-driving pods, which have a virtual face of their own, are being piloted in the UK in an effort to increase humans’ trust in autonomous cars. After countless news articles and horror stories detailing accidents surrounding autonomous vehicles that don’t consider pedestrians, this development makes a lot of sense….

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Apple’s Latest Self-Driving Car Patent

Apple’s Latest Self-Driving Car Patent

We already heard the rumors. We already expected it to happen. After all, the juggernaut companies in technology seem to be getting their hands into everything technological advancement they could. But now we can rest assured that the hypotheses are coming true…. Apple is working on self-driving car projects. According to recent reports, Apple submitted for a patent that allows a car system to keep track, and forewarn, onlookers of a car’s next move. If you think about this in…

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NIO Files for IPO

NIO Files for IPO

While Tesla seems to be taking over the news recently, there is a competitive threat from China looming in the background. Nio, an electric vehicle company, just filed for a $1.8billion US IPO on the NYSE. For those unfamiliar, Nio started off as Nextcar. Founded by Bin Li, who has experience in the space through his auto platform Biauto, started the company in 2014 with some tall hopes and ambitions. The company has been private since 2014 – backed by…

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Solar-Bodied Cars

Solar-Bodied Cars

A German startup by the name of Sono is innovating a car in a way that we haven’t been hearing much about. While Elon Musk leads companies that focus on electric cars and solar panels, he has yet to combine the two into the aesthetic of the cars themselves. Sono has one upped him on this front with their new car named Sion. If you think about it, having a solar panel car in the summer would mean that you’d…

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Driving in Cars Without Steering Wheels

Driving in Cars Without Steering Wheels

Announced this week, German automotive company, Schaeffler, is acquiring a new technology called Space Drive. Space Drive is from Paravan GmbH, which is positioned to play a key role in the future of self-driving cars. Space Drive was initially developed by Paravan to help people with physical disabilities. The technology allows for vehicles to be controlled remotely, like via a mobile app. This eliminates the need for a steering wheel. I bet you never thought about the reality of that…

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Ford Goes All In On Autonomous Vehicles

Ford Goes All In On Autonomous Vehicles

For keeps coming out with big and exciting news. Well, at least for them. They can’t seem to get off our blog. This time, they have more announcements surrounding autonomous vehicles. Apparently, Ford Motor Company plans to spend $4 billion through 2023 in a newly created LLC dedicated to building out that business. The automaker announced that it has created Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC, which will house the company’s self-driving systems integration, autonomous-vehicle research, and advanced engineering, AV transportation-as-a-service network…

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GM To Launch Peer Cars

GM To Launch Peer Cars

General Motors is launching a new service in three nearby markets. Those markets are Chicago, Detroit and Ann Arbor, Michigan. The core service, which is called Maven, will let owners rent out their personal GM vehicles through the new car sharing platform. Similar to Turo and Getaround, the peer-to-peer rental service isn’t a new model, but it is quite a departure for GM. Maven first launched in January of 2016, but has since experienced some hiccups along the way. This…

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