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Ford to Unravel Self-Driving Cars in 2021

Driverless car is upon us. At a recent event in Palo Alto, California, Ford's president Mark Fields boldly outlined his company’s plan to mass-produce fully autonomous self-driving, steering wheel-less cars by 2021. The carmaker has mentioned that it would double its research and development budget, as well as make sizeable investments in technology companies in…

Tesla Gets in Hot Water with Driverless Cars

Tesla has made a name for itself as one of the most technologically advanced car manufacturers today and, because of this, it has been able to gain the faith of both consumers and investors. However, it seems that this faith would be tested now that Tesla has revealed that several of its Model S self-driving…

Automakers on the Race to Build Brain for Self-Driving Cars

The concept of self-driving cars was introduced to us by movies. There's the Minority Report in 2002 where director Steven Spielberg turned a Lexus into driverless ride. There's also Total Recall in 1990 with its 'Johnny Cab" automated taxi driver. Movies have a creepy way of predicting the future. Time and again, they have hinted…

The Pros and Cons of Driverless Cars

Driverless cars are pretty much upon us. They sound great – jump in and do a bit of work on the commute, call relatives, catch a snooze on the way home… The naysayers all sing from the same hymn-sheet as well, it seems. They worry about giving over control to a machine – and that’s…

Government Budget to Support Driverless Vehicle Projects in the UK

Drivers and commuters in the UK have something to look forward to next year after Chancellor George Osborne said that the latest budget will include incentives and measures that will ensure the growth of car technology in the country.  According to Osborne, this is one of the several steps they are taking to put Britain…

Driverless vehicles are the future of the car industry | How will they affect the insurance industry?

The driverless vehicles represent the future of the automotive industry and will reduce road accidents, said this Tuesday Ray Kurzweil, an official of Google, expert in artificial intelligence. "The technology works. It's not that far," he told the annual conference of the American Society of automotive engineers in Detroit (Michigan, northern USA). However, will car insurance…

Still on the Fence about Electric Cars? 3 Reasons to Get One ASAP

Many people refuse to buy electric cars because they think it's not cost-efficient; after all, with today's low fuel prices, they feel they can save more if they'd stick to their petrol or diesel vehicles. Others, meanwhile, hesitate to invest in green automobiles simply because they don't understand how these cars function and/or how much…

The era of self-driving cars is near

Both Audi and Cadillac – a GM luxury brand – are targeting 2016 as the year they bring autonomous driving features to their vehicles. For the past two years, Audi has been making noise at different technology events and auto shows by showcasing the autonomous driving capabilities they are developing. Until now, the company –…

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