Global new car sales: the key trends and what they mean for the future

In a world characterised by political uncertainties, the automotive industry provides one global constant – the onward march of China’s new car market. China overtook the US as the world’s biggest car market in 2010 and last year consolidated that position with 25.7 million cars sold – that’s eight million more than the US. Chinese car buyers are flocking to SUVs and city cars, especially … Continue reading Global new car sales: the key trends and what they mean for the future

Apple Watch SOS saved a mom and her baby after a drunk driver hit their car

Apple Watch continues to save lives by placing life-changing technology in ordinary places. Kacie Anderson, who shared her story with Shape.com, is the latest example of someone with an incredible experience with Apple Watch. Anderson says her watch helped save her and her nine-month-old son’s life when they were hit by a drunk driver. 9to5Mac Happy Hour Kacie Anderson relied on the SOS feature from … Continue reading Apple Watch SOS saved a mom and her baby after a drunk driver hit their car

Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car

Lt. Saul Jaeger, who commands the traffic unit at the Mountain View Police Department, remembers the first time a few years ago when he was given a demo of Waymo’s self-driving cars. Jaeger was not only interested from a professional point of view, but also as a citizen. After all, he lives in Mountain View near one of the Waymo facilities. He watched in awe … Continue reading Why cops won’t need a warrant to pull the data off your autonomous car

U.K. planning ‘most complex journey yet’ for an autonomous car

Outside of urban areas, American roads can be long, straight, and seemingly endless. If you’ve ever driven in the U.K., you’ll know the experience can be quite the opposite, with narrow and winding country lanes forcing you to stay alert for oncoming vehicles, pedestrians, and wandering wildlife. Considering such challenges, the U.K.’s HumanDrive initiative believes Britain’s country roads offer the perfect environment for the kind … Continue reading U.K. planning ‘most complex journey yet’ for an autonomous car

Tesla Model S based electric production car race series officially sanctioned by FIA

The forthcoming Electric Production Car Series has been officially sanctioned by the FIA – the governing body for world motorsport – ahead of its inaugural 2018 season. The series will be contested by up to 20 identical, race-prepared Tesla Model S P100Ds, modified to produce 784bhp (585kW) and capable of 0-62mph in 2.1 seconds thanks to a vastly reduced kerbweight. • Tesla Model S P100D … Continue reading Tesla Model S based electric production car race series officially sanctioned by FIA