Right now, China is working on drafting up rules relating to the testing of self-driving cars on public roads, Bloomberg reports. But those rules aren’t ready yet, and until they are, all automakers hoping to develop their vehicles using Chinese highways are out of luck. This could spell bad news for Chinese…
Alibaba, a huge Chinese E-Commerce company, just released the Roewe RX5, a vehicle marketed as an “internet car.” An “internet car” sounds like it could be A Thing, but really it seems like just a marketing term meaning “a car with an infotainment system.”
Last week the Department of Justice announced the conviction of Wenxia Man by a federal jury. The crime? Conspiring to export military jet engines and drones to China. Not plans. Not components. Entire jet engines and drones.
At the moment, there’s little standardization on how autonomous cars work, or how they should work, or what even counts as autonomy. The Chinese government wants to change that.
You may be a busy person, but it is important to keep up-to-date on the most current threats to the stability of the global economy, which could plunge us all into poverty and despair. Speaking of that, is China poised for a disaster of hideous proportions?
Chinese automakers taking heavy “inspiration” from other companies’ designs is nothing new, but we almost never hear about those automotive plagiarists facing repercussions. Jaguar Land Rover might have had about enough of that nonsense now.
In China, a beautiful dark purple Jaguar XJ blocked a Range Rover Evoque from an exit, leaving the SUV’s driver with only once choice: to repeatedly bash the luxury sedan out of the way in a loud, chaotic spectacle that will bring tears to your eyes.
Chinese car company Gonow (a sub-brand of Guangzhou Automobile Group) is in rough shape at the moment. How rough? They’ve stopped delivering cars to their dealerships, and the dealers themselves have marched on the company headquarters.
I think that maybe only after “Citation,” the Chevrolet nameplate most people are least interested in seeing reborn is “Cavalier.” I’m probably wrong, though, because it’s been leaked that the Cavalier is coming back, at least in China. Maybe now my hopes for a new Cadillac Cimarron will come true!
Somewhere in China, a man on a scooter’s quick thinking saved his bacon as tons and tons of truck came barreling down on him, after what looks like a catastrophic brake failure.
Being a traffic cop on a busy street in a densely-traffic’d Chinese city seems like a difficult job, but this guy is a joy to watch, because he’s an absolute pro. Officer Eagle-Eye spots a suspicious crack in the road, minutes before that humble crack grows up into a terrifying sinkhole.
On Friday Japan became just the fourth nation to test-fly its own stealth jet, the homegrown X-2 prototype fighter. Decked out in the white and red colors of the country’s flag and built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, it’s hard to escape the X-2’s symbolism—or its importance to Japan’s defense future.
A bunch of front-loaders took part in a full-on demolition derby in the middle of a street in China. The resulting video looks a lot like what might happen if you merged Jurassic Park with Bob The Builder. It’s insanity.
A train has left Wuhan, in Central China, en route to Lyon, France. It is a mere 7,000 miles and six whole time zones away.
Sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between someone with big balls and someone with a small brain. Watching a Ferrari F12 bust a wheel fording a stream in the Himalayas is one such moment.
While the US is making slow but steady progress toward an autonomous future, China is fast-tracking plans to get self-driving vehicles on the road. And one of the chief forces behind this revolution is an engineer who recently worked at Google competitor Intel.