Hybrids are something of an easy sell these days, especially with gas prices rising, but electric vehicles are a different story. They’re still outside the average driver’s comfort zone with many fearful of running out of juice due to the lack of charging stations. Volkswagen has a plan to overcome that issue. Electrify America is […]
Although the exact features vary and the trademarked names the automakers give autonomous technology differ, they do have something in common. All of them require a driver in the driver’s seat to take over if something goes wrong. Looks like one guy in the U.K. missed that last part.
We’re working with Car Talk, MIT and the New England Motor Press Association to extend the research we’ve one in understanding how comfortable American drivers are with autonomous technology. The MIT AgeLab is again presenting a survey that asks pointed questions about your experience, interest and knowledge of autonomous technologies. To entice you a bit, […]
Safety plays a key part in our purchase decisions, but the cost often puts it out of reach for some buyers. While there are standard safety features like airbags on every car, more advanced features often come at a premium. Automakers are working to make more of these features standard and Honda just crossed a […]
Everyone has concerns about how autonomous cars will work. Most of those concerns center on how the car will recognize objects in its environment like other cars, bicyclists, and pedestrians. What doesn’t get discussed as often is how people are supposed to tell if an autonomous car sees them and how they’ll know what the […]
As modern driver aids begin to watch the road ahead, they run into challenges from almost every weather condition.
Ride-hailing service Waymo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are extending their partnership to create the world’s first driverless ride-hailing service. FCA will be supplying Waymo with thousands of Chrysler Pacifica hybrid minivans to make this service a reality.
Amazon’s virtual assistant, Alexa, is exploding in popularity. Now Alexa is coming to your next new car.
Tailgating is when someone drives too close to your rear bumper. It’s dangerous and annoying and now an MIT study is giving you one more reason to dislike tailgating. According to researchers, tailgating also causes phantom traffic jams.