Developments in the self-driving car world can sometimes be a bit dry: a million miles without an accident, a 10 percent increase in pedestrian detection range, and so on. But this research has both an interesting idea behind it and a surprisingly hands-on method of testing: pitting the vehicle against a real racing driver on a course.View More This self-driving AI faced off against an champion racer (kind of)
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch. We love the reader feedback. Keep it coming. Never heard of TechCrunch’s Transportation Weekly? Read the first edition here. As I’ve written before, consider this a soft launch. Follow me on Twitter @kirstenkorosec to ensure you see it each week. […]View More Transportation weekly: Nuro dreams of autonomous lattes, what is a metamaterial, Volvo takes the wheel
President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation . According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he thinks the autonomous-vehicle revolution is “crazy.” Trump’s point of view isn’t exactly surprising. His […]View More Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT
Audi provided Tuesday an advanced look at what will be its fifth production electric vehicle, a compact crossover concept that is expected to come to market at the end of 2020. The all-electric Q4 e-tron SUV concept, which was revealed at the Geneva International Motor Show, is equipped with dual motors with a power output […]View More Audi’s new Q4 e-tron concept is a compact electric crossover with 280 miles of range
Welcome back to Transportation Weekly; I’m your host Kirsten Korosec, senior transportation reporter at TechCrunch . This is the fourth edition of our newsletter, a weekly jaunt into the wonderful world of transportation and how we (and our packages) move. This week we chat with Polestar CEO Thomas Ingenlath, dig into Lyft’s S-1, take note […]View More Transportation Weekly: Polestar CEO speaks, Tesla terminology, and a tribute
Audi is calling it the Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory (GLOSA). Read more…More about Cars, Mashable Video, Audi, Car, and Future BlinkView More Audi’s new light system increases your chances of getting a green light — Future Blink
More Audi drivers can experience that rush from hitting a stretch of green traffic lights in a row.
The car maker previously showed off its Traffic Light Information system about two years ago to give drivers more information about red lights a…
Audi has added a new feature to the vehicle-to-infrastructure technology embedded in its newer models that’s designed to help drivers catch every green light. The tech, called GLOSA or Green Light Optimized Speed Advisory, is part of the automaker’s built-in traffic light-reading technology. And Audi says it’s the first automaker to include this GLOSA feature in its […]View More Audi’s new V2I feature helps drivers hit every green light
After days of demos and announcements and miles of walking, I’m confident in declaring Holoride the best thing at this year’s CES. The designation of “The best thing at CES 2019” is my badging. This isn’t an official award handed-out by a governing body. This is just me saying Holoride is the best thing I’ve […]View More Holoride’s in-car VR solution is the best thing at CES 2019
The self-driving vehicle evangelists are uniting. A number of major automakers, technology companies and organizations with a stake in autonomous vehicles, including Audi, Aurora, Cruise, GM, Mobileye, Nvidia, Toyota, Waymo and Zoox has formed a coalition to spread the word about advanced vehicle technologies and self-driving vehicles. Their message: this tech can transform transportation and […]View More Audi, Mobileye, Waymo, other top automakers unite to spread the self-driving gospel
Audi has spun out a new company called Holoride that aims to bring a VR experience to the backseat of every car, no matter if it’s a Ford, Mercedes or Chrysler Pacifica minivan. Holoride was announced Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas. While Holoride says it’s an independent company, the roots of this startup […]View More Audi spins out Holoride to put VR in every car
Audi is getting into the entertainment business — well, sort of…
The car-maker is collaborating with Disney Games and Interactive Experiences this week at CES to demonstrate how a car’s backseat can be more than just a place to hangout while you travel to your final destination.
Using a virtual reality headset in this limited-run experience, passengers could shoot lasers at asteroids and drones, and fly through space with Marvel’s Rocket Raccoon guiding them around.
Iron Man also makes an appearance and flies alongside the car. But this isn’t simply sticking on a headset and pressing play — the VR world matches what’s happening with the car in the real world. If the car turns, so does the rocket ship. You brake suddenly, so does the game. Read more…View More Audi partners with Disney to entertain car passengers with VR