My Ride In A Self-Driving Lyft Showed How Far Autonomous Tech Still Has To Go

If you’re looking for an example of how far self-driving technology has to go before it’s ready to be adopted en masse, take my ride in one of Lyft’s first autonomous cars: On a demo ride earlier this month, the vehicle came across a bus that had seemingly stalled out. Rather than let the car figure out how to…

Fisker's New Electric Car Bet Will Come Down To The Battery—And Those Doors

So much about Henrik Fisker’s EMotion concept unveiled at CES this year is both exciting and, for now at least, almost completely untested. Those eye-catching butterfly doors, for example? Fisker still has to figure out how to produce them at scale. He still, also, needs to get a factory. And then there’s the battery,…

Auto Execs Finally Admit Our Driverless Future Isn’t, Like, Two Years Away

You get so much at CES these days: microchips, VR headsets, robots, gadgets for olds and desperate pleas for VC money. One thing you don’t often get is realism. But at this year’s tech show, auto and startup executives alike are tamping down expectations about when our autonomous, driverless robot car future will…

Startup Byton Says EV Crossover Will Cost $45,000 And Keep The Massive Dash Screen

The latest auto startup to make a splash at CES is Byton, and tonight the new company unveiled its first vehicle: an electric crossover-looking thing that will launch in 2019 and start at around $45,000, the companies co-founders said. It will also have what Byton described as the “world’s first coast-to-coast…

Hyundai's Boring Crossover Concept Goes Big On Autonomy And That May Be Fine

Hyundai’s offering at this year’s CES seems to be yet another crossover, but this one will be a fuel cell vehicle with autonomous features. And Hyundai tapped some ex-Google and ex-Tesla people to do it. Yes, the concept is boring, but for an autonomous car maybe that’s fine? Let the normals have their driverless cars…

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