A four day emergency legislative session to secure a deal for an in-state factory with electric automaker Faraday Future will end up costing the State of Nevada a quarter of a million dollars on top of the $335 million in tax incentives and public funding that resulted from the meeting.
Now that Yamaha has Motobot riding a bike, the company and partner SRI International intend to get it riding around a racetrack—and faster than the world’s most famous bike racer, by next year.
I went to the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show with an edict from my bosses: “Don’t just stand around and complain that there aren’t any manual-transmission rear-drive lead sleds there.” Don’t worry, I found one anyway, and it’s a fantastic old Acura NSX!
We’ve seen some interesting new ways to control your car at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show and 2016 Detroit Auto Show. That reminded me of the touch-free tech most cars have had for years; voice-activation. Yeah, remember that?
Even before we trekked out to the desert for the Consumer Electronics Show, we had a good idea that CES would be flush with smart cars, televisions, virtual reality, and a bunch of weirdness. We were right! But as always, there were some surprises in store.
What if you could have the promise of the Skully or the new BMW HUD helmet in a lid you already own? Here’s a company trying to do just that.
When Faraday Future brought out its FFZERO1 concept car at the Consumer Electronics Show over the week, the tech world was blown away. The car world was less than impressed. But what do normal, non-car people think about Faraday Future’s wild concept? That’s what I tried to find out.
Screens! Gestures! Autonomy! More screens! If there was anything we learned from CES this year, it’s that the insides of cars are changing as fast as the cars themselves are.
Car companies tell us the buttons on your dashboard are soon to be replaced with pinches and swipes. Some are already pushing even further with touch screens you don’t actually touch. Let’s look closer at some of this tech and see if it’s actually worth being wide-eyed over.
In the same way that only a handful of American cities are seriously preparing for self-driving vehicles, it seems the federal government isn’t thinking ahead either. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx revealed yesterday that his department has no plans for national regulations around autonomous cars.
Apple CarPlay allows you to use your vehicle’s infotainment system to mirror the interface on your phone, and millions of iPhones are already equipped to use it over a wireless connection. Too bad Volkswagen was blocked from showing it off during this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Wannabe electric automaker Faraday Future had amassed an impressive amount of hype going into CES, only to drop the ball and disappoint everybody looking for something real. Then the interviews started, and things got even messier.
Chevy has been promising that its brand new Bolt all-electric vehicle will go on sale later this year at “around $30,000,” which sounded pretty sweet, if not a little vague. Well now we have some solid figures, with the Bolt going on sale for $37,500 before federal tax credits.
If there’s one major automobile trend we’ve seen at the recent spate of trade shows, besides putting screens everywhere, it’s electrification. The car industry has been moving towards more hybrids and EVs for some time, but this year’s CES almost made gas look like a thing of the past. But is the U.S. also headed for…
Volkswagen brand CEO Herbert Diess spent the first ten minutes of his Consumer Electronics Show keynote address apologizing for his company’s recent emissions indiscretions. That was followed by his introduction of “The New Volkswagen,” which outlined VW’s planned path to redemption. Here’s what the beleaguered…
Despite Mary Barra’s best attempts at a dig towards Tesla Motors during today’s presentation of the all-electric Chevy Bolt at CES, development of electric vehicles from traditional automakers is exactly the kind of stir up Tesla intended to cause.
Like calling those two-wheeled, self-balancing monstrosities hoverboards, the term ‘wireless charging’ has been incorrectly used to describe many technologies that really aren’t. But for the first time ever, today I held an iPhone in my hand that was charging without a single cable connected to it, and I was wowed.
It seems that we can’t go more than a few minutes anymore without staring at some kind of display screen at home, at work or on our phones. The screen became a fixture on most modern cars years ago, but Audi’s new concept at CES takes everything to the next level.
CES has been all about the future of cars this year, so it makes a fitting home for General Motors’ most serious entry into the all-electric car game ever. At last, meet the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt. It looks pretty good!