Autonomous or self-driving cars appear to be something we can look forward to in the future, but in case you didn’t know, there are actually different levels to autonomy. For the most part, a lot of self-driving cars being developed today and are on the streets, like those made by Tesla, are considered a level 2.
If there is one thing that Amazon is known for, it would be its amazing logistics system. The company has managed to create a dream logistics network where they are able to deliver products to customers one the same day itself or the next. However, since we’re not always home, the company has since expanded its services.
Side mirrors on cars have been more or less a standard as far as we can remember. However, it seems that Honda believes that there could be a better solution in the form of cameras and they have since started to implement that with their Honda E compact EV, where they have taken the side mirrors off and replaced them with cameras.
A lot of technology that we see in the world today are the results of happy accidents, or tech designed specifically for use in a certain way, but yet found much better use in another way. Car companies are a good example of that, where some of the tech they design for use in cars has found use for non-car purposes as well.
When you think of AI-based digital assistants, chances are you might think of Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, or Amazon’s Alexa, but in case you forgot, song recognition service SoundHound actually launched its own AI digital assistant several years ago in which they envisioned its Houndify platform to be integrated into a variety of devices.
One of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Honda, is teaming up with Cruise Automation on self-driving cars. Cruise Automation is the self-driving subsidiary of General Motors. The two companies will collaborate on a purpose-built self-driving car that can be useful in many different scenarios and will be easy to produce at scale for a global release. Honda is contributing $2.75 billion for this project.
Electric cars are meant to be a greener alternative to fuel-powered cars. However given that electric cars still require electricity to charge, it can mean drawing from the power grid which in some cases aren’t necessarily green sources themselves. This is a balance that needs to be struck and one that Honda thinks they might have the answer to.
Waymo, the self-driving concern of Google’s parent company Alphabet, has shown any intentions of slowing down after the fatal crash involving an Uber self-driving car. While other companies like NVIDIA and Toyota have suspended tests following the accident as a precautionary move, Waymo is keeping its head down and working toward its goal. According to a new report, the company has yet another self-driving car partnership to announce soon, this […]
As you might have heard, a couple of years ago there was an issue with the Takata airbags installed in certain brands of cars, such as Toyota, Honda, and Nissan, in which they were forced to recall vehicles that have been outfitted with the airbags. Now clearly with such a dangerous defect, customers should send their vehicles in to get it looked at right away, right?
When you think of Apple’s CarPlay, there’s a good chance you’re thinking about those infotainment units found on the dashboards of cars, but hey, why should car owners have all the fun, right? The good news for our readers who love riding their motorcycles is that it looks like CarPlay will be arriving on bikes, with the first model being the 2018 Honda Gold Wing.
[CEATEC 2017] As our natural resources aren’t exactly unlimited, the world has started to look forwards renewable sources of energy, such as taking advantage of the wind, water, and sun to generate energy. Many tech companies are also working at creating greener and more sustainable products, such as Tesla.
Disaster relief presents tough challenges. People who take part in relief efforts have to take care about not ending up in a bad situation themselves. Robots don’t face this dilemma which is why we can expect them to play a greater role in relief efforts as the technology advances significantly in the future. Honda has shown off a working prototype of its disaster response robot which is capable of climbing […]
Back in May it was reported that there was a particularly nasty piece of ransomware called “WannaCry” that was making its rounds globally. It was pretty big news for a while but things eventually subsided, although to say that the malware has been stopped would be a rather irresponsible thing to say, especially considering its latest victim.
Two of the biggest car manufacturers on the planet today announced a new joint venture which will see them manufacture hydrogen fuel cells at scale. They’re planning to start mass production of hydrogen fuel cells by 2020 and are going to invest a combined sum of $85 million split evenly between Honda and General Motors. The companies are going to use the hydrogen fuel cell systems that they create in […]
As you might have heard, carmakers such as Honda and Toyota have been forced to recall their cars following the discovery of defective Takata airbags. Last year Honda announced the recall of a whopping 2.2 million cars, and it seems that the number has risen to close to 3 million as Honda has announced additional recalls.
Maintaining your balance on a motorcycle at fast speeds is considerably easier compared to driving at slower speeds, especially if you own a particularly big and heavy motorcycle where balancing it at slower speeds might be tricky. However Honda wants to solve that problem by announcing their new Riding Assist technology.
What To Expect At CES 2017Editor's Pick
The Consumer Electronics Show 2017 or CES 2017 is almost upon us (January 5-8, Las Vegas), and while many of you are preparing your New Year’s Eve, the electronics industry is gearing up for its most high-profile event of 2017 – the show’s 50th anniversary.Below is what we think you should expect from the show, but we highly recommend that you follow the hectic unfolding of CES on Ubergizmo, daily, […]
If you have owned a Honda car in the past few years and have been asked by the company to send your car in to replace its airbags, this is because it is due to the faulty airbags installed in Honda cars (amongst others) by Takata, which we reported about earlier this year in which the company was forced to recall tens of millions of defective units.
Given how long Google has spent developing its self-driving technology and tested it out without much incident, it makes sense for companies to want to use that technology instead of having to develop their own from scratch. This is something that Honda is considering as they have announced that they are in talks with Waymo to use its self-driving technology.
If you’re looking to do your part for the planet, opting for a hybrid or electric car is one way to do so as it consumes less fuel in the case of hybrids, and pretty much no fuel if you’re going full electric. However at the same time, the motor does impact the environment in other ways as they do require the use of rare earth metals.