We still think of racing as the pointy spear of automotive development, where new ideas are tested in a freewheeling, cost-no-object arms race. It’s a romantic notion, though, and somewhat outdated, as racing isn’t what it used to be. The age of rulebook tyranny has descended, in which the goals…""
As our cars learn to drive, the only proof they’re learning is intangible. Algorithms, sensors, 3D maps, V2V, the cloud—they’re digital, mostly proprietary components that can’t be independently tested. But there’s a physical part that promises to make autonomous travel safer, plus it’s all sparkly and pretty. It’s called paint….""
Here it isn’t even Thursday—which, lately, has been Demon day—but we have yet another slow drip of information about the upcoming Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. Well, at least, about the drag-racing coupe’s accessory box. It’s a Demon-branded tool kit from Snap-on Business Solutions for getting the car drag-strip-ready. We first…""
California residents could be traveling in fully autonomous cars by the end of the year. And by that we mean people who aren’t just test engineers from the more than two dozen companies currently testing self-driving vehicles in the state, but regular members of the public. These folks could soon get their…""
What’s next for Chinese electric-car startup NextEV? The company provided a peek into its future at the South by Southwest Conference and Festivals in Austin, Texas. Taking the name Nio (not an acronym, the name is inspired by the Greek neo), it unveiled a forward-looking concept called Eve, previewing an…""
Up until now, Tesla’s Superchargers have been the fastest, highest-power chargers in the United States. But as of the end of February they’ve been topped—with the installation of new 150-kW Combined Charging System (CCS) hardware, part of the network of charging provider EVgo. There are a couple of big asterisks…""