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These 3 elements are crucial to the future of electric cars

Electric vehicles will constitute a third of new-car sales by 2030. What lessons do we still need to learn? Image: Reuters/Steve Marcus Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Schneider Electric Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager, Enel Group As urbanization increases — an additional 2.5 billion people will live in cities by […]

Amazon’s Alexa Now in Cars

The Era of Conversational Interface in Automotive Industry is Arriving — at a Slow Pace Photo by Piotr Cichosz on Unsplash Amazon’s Alexa will now be integrated in cars; not just regular cars, but the mighty SEAT. Alexa’s capabilities keep evolving, which will be very beneficial to drivers using this popular voice service. SEAT drivers […]

Why we have the ethics of self-driving cars all wrong

Autonomous vehicles are never drunk, drowsy, or distracted. Image: REUTERS/Noah Berger Karl Iagnemma, President, nuTonomy Inc. This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting A trolley barrels down a track at high speed. Suddenly, the driver sees five people crossing the track up ahead. There’s not enough time to […]

How autonomous fleets will drive a new form of transport

A navigational camera on the wing-mirror of a modified Nissan Leaf, a driverless car. Image: REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Christian Umbach, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, XapiX Inc. This article is part of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting The vehicle industry is undergoing a tectonic shift. Traditional automotive manufacturers are being forced to […]

Bringing Smart Manufacturing to the Auto Industry

“Everyone in Germany is talking about Industrie 4.0, and in the past two years or so this topic has also become a major issue in the U.S., where it is subsumed under general headings such as smart manufacturing or advanced manufacturing.” — Siegfried Russwurm, a member of the Siemens Managing Board and […]

Are Driverless Cars the Future of Transport or the Last Gasp of the Automobile?

We Already Have the Tools to Revolutionize Transportation For the past few years, we’ve been told that driverless vehicles will transform our cities. No longer will we need all that parking or even our own vehicles — we’ll be able to hail driverless taxis at an affordable price. It’s a fantastic vision […]

Are Driverless Cars the Future of Transport or the Last Gasp of the Automobile?

We Already Have the Tools to Revolutionize Transportation For the past few years, we’ve been told that driverless vehicles will transform our cities. No longer will we need all that parking or even our own vehicles — we’ll be able to hail driverless taxis at an affordable price. It’s a fantastic vision […]

How to Engineer Trust in the Age of Autonomy

An exploration of human-machine trust (image by Daryl Campbell, CCO, Sensum) https://medium.com/media/9ae81e2b14a15e5c48d747a178beddc3/href In the ever-accelerating march of big data and AI, we are sharing increasingly detailed and personal data with our technology. Many of us already freely publish our thoughts, our current location, our app-usage stats… a raft of personal information, […]

Announcing the 19 Mobility Startup Pitch Competition Finalists at AutoMobili-D

Check out the 19 mobility startups selected as finalists for the AutoMobili-D 2018 startup pitch competitions. These pitch competitions will be held on January 16, 2018 at the Detroit Auto Show. Techstars Mobility pitch competition at CES. Pitch competitions at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show will run in a similar format. Today, […]

Sensor Fusion: The Only Way to Measure True Emotion

Physiological (biometric) and contextual (environmental) data can be fused together to improve our understanding of the digital self. Artificial intelligence is learning to deal with our emotions. One of the major current developments in smart software and machines is that we are training them to understand our emotional states, in order […]