Tesla has long stated that its Autopilot feature is not meant to be taken as a self-driving feature, but yet people seem more than willing to put it to the test all the same. There are built-in mechanisms and features to ensure the driver keeps their hands on the wheel, but sometimes accidents can happen too quickly.
When it comes to the development of electric cars, we’ve mostly seen efforts from more mainstream carmakers that cater to the masses. This is less evident when it comes to companies that are known more for their supercars. However, if you’re curious as to what an EV Ferrari could look like, you won’t have to wait too long to find out.
In order to make self-driving cars work, these cars usually come with a host of sensors and cameras that attempt to “see” the road, analyze it, look out for obstacles, and so on. This is what helps self-driving cars stay in their lane and avoid getting into accidents. However, the tech is far from perfect yet, which is why in some cases, self-driving cars can behave a bit erratically.
Companies like Apple and Google have been trying to get their foot in the door with regards to automotives by creating technologies like CarPlay and Android Auto. Neither company makes the hardware for it though, and instead rely on third-party companies to make the hardware while they supply the software.
Apple has been rumored to be working on their own car, but since Apple has no experience manufacturing automobiles, obviously they will need to seek a manufacturing partner to help them with it. Now it seems that the company could be close to inking a deal with a potential manufacturing partner.
When it comes to food delivery, we have always relied on people to make those deliveries. However, over in Houston, it seems that if you plan on ordering a pizza from Domino’s, you might be able to look forward to your pizza being delivered by a driverless car. This is thanks to a collaboration between the pizza company and Nuro.
When you think of Xiaomi, there’s a very good chance that you think of the company’s smartphones. However, Xiaomi does way more than just make smartphones. For those unfamiliar, Xiaomi dabbles in all kinds of products ranging from electric screwdrivers to smart lights to robot vacuum cleaners and electric scooters.
Based on the prices of bitcoin, it seems that the market really believes that bitcoin is a valuable commodity. However, spending your bitcoin, at least directly, isn’t as widely available yet so it’s not as if you’ll be able to walk into your local supermarket and pay for groceries using the cryptocurrency.
Tesla’s electric cars are pretty popular around the world and many are trying to get their hands on them. This is due to how futuristic Tesla’s cars are, where they come with a host of sensors and cameras that can even help the car drive by itself. However, it seems that it is exactly these sensors that has China’s government worried.
It is often not advised to drive when the roads are icy because a slight error could result in your car skidding and getting into an accident. Sure, there are tires designed for such situations, but what if your car was smart enough to be able to automatically adjust itself to compensate for any potential skidding?
We’ve seen how fingerprint scanners have allowed users to unlock their smartphones, but it seems that Samsung wants to use that technology for cars. A patent discovered by Patently Apple has shown that Samsung wants to use fingerprint technology to potentially act as a way for users to start their car.
The word on the street is that Apple is keen on developing and building their own car. However, if the rumors are true, it would represent a brand new market that Apple would be tapping into, one that they aren’t familiar with, and one that is already pretty stiff with competition. So much so that Toyota’s president is warning Apple about the potential challenges they might face.
About a month ago, there was quite a bit of excitement regarding Apple’s rumored plans for their own electric car when it was revealed that they were in discussions with Hyundai. However, those talks came to an end and it was later reported that Apple could also be in discussions with Nissan, but that also did not pan out.
When you buy a car, you usually need to think about the features you want in it. This is why carmakers tend to offer cars in various pre-built configurations where users can pay more for a version that comes with additional features, and usually once you pick a model, it’s not so easy to upgrade/downgrade.
A lot of carmakers have pledged their plans to transition from fuel powered cars to electric cars, but their end date is set quite a distance in the future. However, it seems that Volvo could be beating a lot of them to the punch as the company has announced their plans to transition by 2030.
Last week, Nissan stated that they were open to the idea of working with Apple on the rumored Apple Car. However, it seems that those talks might have actually already ended, or at least that’s what a report from the Financial Times is claiming.
Apple is a company best known for its consumer electronics like phones, tablets, and computers. However, if the rumors are true, Apple could soon be moving into the automotive industry by making their own car, an area which save for CarPlay, Apple has not much experience or expertise in.
Apple’s plans for their own electric, self-driving car has to be one of the worst-kept secrets of the tech industry, and a recent report from the California DMV only serves to suggest that Apple is most definitely ramping up their efforts in their testing as the agency claims that Apple’s self-driving cars have logged twice the mileage in 2020 compared to that of 2019.
Right now many are looking at creating a future in which fossil fuels will no longer be used to power our automobiles. The direction that we’re heading towards comes in the form of electric cars that run on a battery that does not require fuel, or at least not directly (it will need to be charged electrically which still uses fuel in some instances).
Now that Hyundai/Kia is pretty much out of the picture as far as the rumored Apple Car project is concerned, who’s next? Who could wind up being Apple’s partner for the project? While some analysts believe that we could get an announcement in the coming months, it seems that Nissan is open to the idea.