RZNlK9P.jpg (JPEG Image, 970 × 1448 pixels) - Scaled (69%) Google made a self-driving car, and it doesn't have a steering wheel. Google today announced its own design for self-driving cars, which will drive people around without a steering wheel or pedals.
It's the latest project from Google X, the company's skunkworks group headed by Google co-founder Sergey Brin. Two people, no drivers The company has already shown off its own self-driving technology, which retrofits existing vehicles made by Toyota and Lexus. However this new version, which was announced by Brin at the Recode conference, is a new design that fits two people, and is driven entirely by computer using a variety of on-board computers and sensors. Google says the program is currently in a prototype phase, but that it plans to build around 100 early versions of the vehicles for testing this summer.
Google Maps Now Integrates Uber: Are On-Demand Robotaxis Coming? In a major update to its mobile app, Google Maps will now integrate Uber's on-demand car service.
That means when you're looking up the route from point A to B in certain cities, the app will show you the best way to drive, bike, walk, or Uber there. Choose option four, and a single tap launches your Uber app and hails you a black car. That's an entire fourth mode of transport there folks, which speaks to what the Silicon Valley darlings may have in mind for the future—aside from being a smart and obvious PR move. Google Ventures is a major investor in Uber, so it's in the both companies' best interest to promote the app. Longest Lasting Cars. These are the cars that cause us to mumble under our breath when they drive by.
So smug. So reliable. Sure! Drive right past our shop! Open-source car. An open-source car is a car with open design—designed as open-source hardware, using open-source principles.
History Some of the earliest open-source cars include: Open-source vehicles Flybo EV: Chinese Electric Smart Fortwo Clone Arrives In The U.S. The 6000ZK is a two-seater EV that’s powered by a 72V 6500W electric motor.
According to Flybo, the 6000ZK can achieve a top speed of… 25 mph (40 km/h) and it runs for about 70 miles (112 km) before its batteries drop dead. When that happens you simply plug it into any ordinary household electric outlet for about 8 hours to recharge the batteries. This Simple New Car Costs Just $6,000 And Carries Eight Passengers. Having spent some time in Africa, Kenya specifically, I can tell you the problem with the used car market is that there aren't many vehicles that are designed to take the abuse of African roads.
There are many parts of the country that are only accessible via 4x4, so there are a lot of Range Rovers and Land Cruisers, but they are VERY expensive, even on the used market. In addition, most of the "repair shops" in the area are simply a guy with a small tool kit, and most of the repairs are done on the side of the road, which makes working on modern cars a nightmare. If this vehicle were able to be easily serviced then it will be an amazing for the region... Good point. I have the perfect solution. Plus, consider the cost of shipping used vehicles from around the world to Africa, as well as getting them from their former owners to port cities to be shipped out...
I believe that the main benefit of this vehicle is the simple platform and not just the cost. The Top 10 Cheapest Cars In The World. It is just so hard to move around without a car.
Even if you live in a city with the most reliable forms of public transportation in the world, your mobility is still not the same as compared if you own a vehicle. Having your own ride will allow you to go wherever you need to head to whenever you want. And it does not have to be too darn expensive. So long as it can take you from one point to the next safely and without any hassles, then that car should be considered good enough. Do not expect neither luxury vehicle brands nor any super cars here. Popular Indian cars fail crash tests. 31 January 2014Last updated at 05:38 ET.
Self Driving Cars. 3D printing economy cars. Korecologic. Teenager Builds Electric Car ~ $ .02 A Mile To Operate.
Elio Motors – It Just Might Be For Real, So to Check it Out, TTAC Rolls Consumer Reports Style and Puts Skin in the Game. Elio Motors is one of those automotive startups that raises all sorts of flags that makes some people think that it’s a scam, or at least on shaky financial ground.
Almost every bit of news from Elio has been greeted with some skepticism, understandably (here, here, and here). Kandi Crush: An Electric-Car Vending Machine From China Could Upend The Auto Industry.