An $800 virtual reality headset is expensive for consumers and gamers.It will pair the HTC Vive headset (virtual reality) with developmental styling bucks (physical reality) to speed through early design phases.
But as-needed assistive driving has more promise for the near future because of the challenge of switching quickly from fully autonomous to driver-back-in-control.There Toyota announced the guardian-angel project, reiterated its long-term commitment to fully autonomous driving, and said Toyota will use three R&D facilities in the US, including a new facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
A new, 700,000-square-foot design center will be the focal point of the campus, Ford says.The second campus will be built around the Ford World Headquarters building called the Glass House.
Running changes to the Tesla Model S this year fall under the heading constant improvement.Steerable LED headlamps become standard and the onboard charger capacity is hiked from 40 amps to 48 amps.
So does it help or hurt the resale value of your vehicle when you sell or trade in?Two vehicles on the list will retain more than 60% of their value after five years: the Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup (66.
Add Daimler to the companies offering mobility services in the United States.The parent company of Mercedes-Benz created a US subsidiary through the acquisition and merger of RideScout, a route-planning service, and GlobeSherpa, a mobile ticketing service.
Since we first wrote about this topic, the landscape has changed dramatically for the better, both for autonomous vehicles, and for ride-hailing and ride-sharing services.Research firm ARK Invest concludes that the cost of operating a shared autonomous vehicle fleet could be as low as $.
Your next car’s backup camera could automatically warn you of hazards: children or pets behind the car, other vehicles, even walls or dumpsters you might not see, especially in the dark.The technology is called reverse pedestrian detection.
The majority are passive night vision systems.I’ve driven night vision cars off and on since the early 2000s, including the first in the US, the Cadillac DeVille and then the Hummer.
Now it’s Mitsubishi in hot water over manipulating test data in cars.It affects 625,000 kei cars, or minicars, built by Mitsubishi and sold mostly in Japan by Mitsubishi and Nissan.