The company Waymo, specializing in the development of autonomous driving technologies, plans to launch a robotaxi service in Los Angeles (USA). Now the company is only testing its unmanned passenger vehicles in this city. The company plans to obtain a license to carry out this type of activity in Los Angeles in order to expand the geography and volume of services provided. The company's unmanned electric Jaguar I-Pace crossovers, complemented by an unmanned driving system, have been tested here for about a year now.
Mercedes-Benz brought to CES 2024 a prototype of the Geländewagen electric SUV, which can receive a “tank turn” function. Car and Driver writes about this. Mercedes-Benz EQG should debut before the end of this year, and the key factor determining the ability to establish its mass production should be the availability of Sila anodes with a high silicon content, which will make it possible to create a sufficiently capacious and not too heavy and bulky traction battery.
Futuristic transportation company Hyperloop One will be shut down. Let us remember that she intended to create public transport of the future in the form of a network of low-pressure tunnels and capsules plying through them for intercity transportation of passengers and goods at aircraft speeds. Bloomberg reports the closure, citing its own sources.
The American company Archer Aviation reported that at the Dubai Air Show 2023 it signed an agreement to sell one hundred air taxis to the local helicopter operator Air Chateau.
EV3 and EV4 represent the company’s “Opposites Unite” design philosophy, emphasizing cabin atmosphere, geometric shapes, and sustainable materials
According to the NHTSA website, Cruise's voluntary recall is due to a potential deficiency in the response of the Cruise Automated Driving Systems (ADS) software after a collision. The collision detection subsystem may not function properly after a crash, resulting in incorrect responses. The recall will affect about 950 self-driving cars in the US, but Cruz has not ruled out the possibility of further recalls.
California authorities have suspended permits that allowed Cruise to test its self-driving cars on public roads. The reason for this move was that Cruise robotaxis have been involved in a number of incidents that have drawn public criticism, especially in San Francisco.
Cruise said it was “only a few days away from regulatory approval to begin mass production of Origin's fully autonomous car, which has no steering wheel or pedals
The electric vehicle is built on the so-called Mercedes-Benz Modular Architecture
In order to make the plane lighter and have more room for cargo, the company removes the seats from the plane