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
Eyes off the road? As soon as next year, Volvo’s cars will be able to pull over automatically — thanks to cameras that watch you as you drive.
Earlier this month, the Swedish company announced its future cars will have a . Now, the company says it’s introducing in-car cameras and sensors that monitor the driver for signs of distraction or intoxication — which include looking away from the road for too long, keeping your hands off the steering wheel, weaving through lanes, or reacting too slowly while driving.View More Volvo will be able to watch you drive and pull over if you seem distracted
Don’t even bother to speed in future Volvo cars.
The Chinese-owned Swedish car company is capping top speeds at 112 mph starting next year, which will affect cars released in 2021.
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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
On Wednesday, Volvo’s performance brand debuted its first all-electric car, the Polestar 2. But the new Tesla Model 3 competitor is causing a stir in the auto industry not only for its performance, but for being the first car to feature Google’s native version of Android built for cars.
The first Polestar vehicle (aptly named Polestar 1) was a plug-in hybrid two-door coupe that came out in 2017. The brand’s second car is a bit more practical with four doors and longer battery range, mimicking the price, design, and capability of the Model 3 — Tesla’s more affordable sedan that starts at $42,000. Read more…View More Volvo Polestar 2 is the first car to include Google’s native dashboard
China’s Baidu, which is often compared to Alphabet’s Google, is showing no signs of slowing down its pace of betting on video content as its core advertising unit feels the squeeze from rivals. The company’s latest financial results show its video streaming business iQiyi posted a net loss of 9.1 billion yuan or $1.3 billion in 2018, […]View More Baidu’s video site iQiyi adds 37M subscribers in 2018 amid mounting losses
Toyota has officially launched Kinto, a company first revealed late last year that will manage a car subscription program and other mobility services in Japan, including the sale and purchase of used vehicles as well as automotive repair and inspection. Kinto is jointly funded by Toyota Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Toyota, and Sumitomo Mitsui […]View More Toyota’s new car subscription company Kinto is gamifying driving behavior
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
A Chinese voice assistant has been rapidly gaining ground in recent months. DuerOS, Baidu’s answer to Amazon’s Alexa, reached over 200 million devices, China’s top search engine announced on its Weibo official account last Friday. To put that number into context, more than 100 million devices pre-installed with Alexa have been sold, Amazon recently said. Google just […]View More China’s Baidu says its answer to Alexa is now on 200M devices
Volvo Trucks released teaser images Wednesday of the electric trucks it plans to bring to California next year as part of a demonstration project, the latest truck manufacturer to publicize its electric plans in the state. The attraction to California is no accident. The state has set aggressive targets to improve air quality and reduce […]View More Volvo Trucks teases the all-electric semi truck it’s bringing to California in 2019
China’s search engine giant Baidu is continuing its partnership spree for Apollo, its open development platform for autonomous driving, after it inked a deal with Swedish automaker Volvo to develop level four self-driving passenger cars. “Autonomous driving has been our dream, but it’s coming true,” said Li Zhenyu, vice president and general manager of Baidu’s […]View More Baidu hits the gas on autonomous vehicles with Volvo and Ford deals
Volvo’s new 360c concept car is fully electric and autonomous. Read more…More about Mashable Video, Autonomous Cars, Electric Cars, Volvo, and TechView More Volvo’s 360c concept car doesn’t have a steering wheel