Consumers are more aware of self-driving cars, but slightly less interested in riding in them, according to two surveys conducted after a fatal crash of a Tesla equipped with self-driving technology. An online survey of more than 1,500 Americans in mid-July by AlixPartners found that overall consumer interest in self-driving dropped about three percentage points after news of the May 7 Tesla crash was reported on June 30, according to results released on Friday.
During a speech at a TED Talks conference, Musk -- the Tesla (TSLA) and SpaceX CEO -- unveiled what he hopes to accomplish with his latest venture, The Boring Company. A new video shows a computer-generated mockup of a sprawling network of underground tunnels that vehicles can access via elevators nested near roadsides. Once underground, the video shows futuristic silver platforms whisking the cars toward their destinations.
Samsung has received approval to test self-driving vehicles in South Korea and will begin with a “Hyundai equipped with the latest cameras and sensors,” according to The Korean Herald. Little is known about Samsung’s intentions at this time. The move comes a few weeks after Apple received similar approval to test self-driving vehicles in California. Two years ago, the firm established a team to work on self-driving tech, but did not say if it planned to enter the market or simply partner with others. To test self-driving cars in the country, the company had to receive approval from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport. Hyundai, Uber, and Toyota have all went through the same approval process before.Samsung has declined to comment on the approval. It has also not said if it plans to expand the tests to Silicon Valley or Europe.
The exterior design has actually quite an uncommon fashion sense to the 21st century vehicle. It does not look like anything like you have ever seen before and it actually looks like a armored limo. The 2016 ZiL limo offers everything what it promised to do, safety and protection, as the outer design has been layered with armored casings which will protect the people inside from a nuclear attack even. Well not really a nuclear attack, but let say that no one will be forcefully entering in this limo any time soon. The edges have been made in an uncommon fashion with some sharp edges and corners, It is not a beauty, that is certain to say, but its usefulness surpasses its aesthetic features. The car has been modeled against some American limos from the 1970s and compared to them is very similar in style. Also the size of the car is very long and opulent.
Volkswagen: The company unveiled a concept car called the I.D., which is expected to go on sale in 2020, VW projects that it will cost about as much as a nicely equipped Volkswagen Golf diesel, about $30,000. The I.D. is expected to have a driving range somewhere between 250 and 375 miles, according to VW. Renault: The French automaker debuted a redesigned version of its Zoe electric car that it says can go 300 kilometers, or about 186 miles, on a single charge. That puts it in the same league as cars like the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt and Tesla's Model 3. Prices for the Zoe start at about $29,000, but the battery has to be leased separately. Opel: General Motor's European division, Opel, revealed the Ampera-e. This is essentially Opel's version of the Chevrolet Bolt -- an affordable plug-in car that can go 238 miles on a charge, according to the U.S. EPA. The Ampera-e will even be built in the same Michigan factory as the Bolt. The Ampera-e is expected to go into production next spring, but no pricing has been announced.
It will be Jaguar's first electric vehicle and only its second SUV ever. The all-wheel-drive I-Pace should have an EPA-estimated driving range of 220 miles, according to Jaguar Land Rover, which makes Jaguar cars. The crossover SUV was unveiled in an international press conference that included a virtual reality presentation. While reporters in both London and Los Angeles were able to see a computer-drawn virtual reality presentation, those in L.A. were presented with an actual concept vehicle driven out onto the floor among them. The I-Pace has what car designers call a "cab-forward" design with a short hood, possible because the nose of the car does not need to house a large engine. That shape allows for better aerodynamics and more interior space.
A software update to the Tesla Model S will make the electric car the second quickest vehicle in the world, capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 2.4 seconds. Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the update on Twitter, saying the update will be made available for the Tesla Model S P100D next month. The 0.1-second improvement moves the Tesla Model S alongside Ferrari’s LaFerrari in terms of acceleration. Only the Porsche 918 Spyder is capable of reaching 60 mph in less time.
The exterior line reflects the design ethos which ideally calls for shapes and lines to be derived from technical requirements. Its positioning was defined by the need to improve engine ventilation and ventilation performance.
When Maserati presented the first Quattroporte at the 1963 Turin Motor Show, it not only launched the fastest four-seater car in the world, but also introduced a whole new category to the marketplace: the luxury sports saloon. The concept was revolutionary for the times: take a successful Maserati racing engine and place it inside the body of a sedan; nobody had done it until then. With its exceptional handling and a race-bred V8 engine the Quattroporte was the fastest sedan in the world at the time. In the following 50 years, the Quattroporte has remained as Maseratiâ´s flagship model. Forever exclusive, never mainstream, it has always been daringly different for those who dare to be different. With the restyling of the flagship Quattroporte, Maserati launches a new range strategy to offer its highly demanding clientele the additional choice of two unique trim options that emphasize the two key pillars of the brand´s DNA: GranLusso and GranSport.
SALT LAKE CITY. August 1, 2016-- Nikola (pronounced Neek-oh-la) Motor Company´s advanced R&D team has achieved 100% zero emissions on the Nikola One commercial class 8 truck. ´While other companies have recently announced battery-powered semi-trucks, those trucks are restricted to a range of only a couple hundred miles and four to eight hours of charging between stops,´ said Founder and CEO Trevor Milton. ´Nikola has engineered the holy grail of the trucking industry. We are not aware of any zero emission truck in the world that can haul 80,000 pounds more than 1,000 miles and do it without stopping. The Nikola One requires only 15 minutes of downtime before heading out for the next 1,000 miles.Â´Â´ Â´Â´Imagine what this could do for the air in every city in America. We knew our emissions would be low, but to have the ability to achieve true zero emissions is revolutionary for the worldwide trucking industry´, Milton added.