Fisker Emotion

What About Fisker?

There have been so many announcements from Tesla these days, it’s easy to forget that other EV companies exist. One of those companies is Fisker Inc. Named for its founder, Henrik Fisker, you may recall his first company, Fisker Automotive. In 2012, it turned heads with Mr. Fisker’s Karma plug-in hybrid sedan. Not long after,…

self-driving Domino's Ford

Pizza Is the New Monkey in (Self-Driving) Space

Domino’s Pizza and Ford Motor company are taking a giant leap forward to get you a hot pizza fast. The two companies have partnered to launch a test program to research self-driving vehicles’ roles in the delivery process. There are a few experiences both parties are interested in learning more about. Ford is hoping to…

ADAS in a Volvo

Are Cars Too Autonomous, or Not Autonomous Enough?

Way back in 2016, as manufacturers were rolling out the first automatic driver assistance systems (ADAS), everyone was eager to call them autonomous features. Look, everybody! THE FUTURE. Then Tesla‘s system, which was actually and misleadingly called Autopilot, was implicated in a fatal crash when the driver repeatedly ignored the car’s requests for him to put…

smart EQ fortwo

Smart Cars Get Smarter

If you thought smart cars were weird little things, well, they’re about to get weirder. Or cooler, depending on your point of view. But they’ll still be little things. This concept from Mercedes-Benz (owner of smart and car sharing service car2go) is called the smart EQ fortwo. It’s been designed for a fully autonomous, shared,…

Milo at work

Give Autonomous Vehicles a Try in Texas

The next time you go to a Texas Rangers game in Arlington, Texas, make sure to say hi to your Milo, your adorable new robot overlord. First Transit is deploying two autonomous shuttles to take passengers to Globe Life Park, where the Rangers play, and AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, from the vast…

What’s up with Audi’s autonomous car?

Audi announced that its 2018 A8 sedan will be autonomous — like, hands-off-the-wheel, watch-a-movie autonomous. Is this for real? Is it safe? Is it legal? Let’s find out. Is the autonomous Audi for real? Short answer: Yes. Long answer: Still yes, but. The 2018 Audi A8 will be SAE Level 3 autonomous, which is defined…