A car with no driver used to be the stuff of science fiction. A cartoon or movie would feature a vehicle that required no human operation and we'd all chuckle at the crazy things that some writer had dreamed up. But just as a lot of other impossibilities dropped the...
Elon Musk's Tesla Inc overtook General Motors on Monday to become the US car maker with the largest market capitalisation as the century-old automobile industry increases its reliance on software and cutting-edge energy technology. Bloomberg reports that Tesla climbed 3.3 percent on Monday, a week after topping Ford Motor Co. to lift its market capitalization...
Alphabet Inc's Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo's Lidar sensor technology...
Redmond-based software firm, Microsoft Corp. best known for the Windows PC operating system, and it's Surface Pro Notebook, is revealing its own plans for self-driven cars at the CES 2017 event. According to online reports, the firm is partnering with five firms including insurance company Swiss Re on what it's billing...
Japanese car maker; Toyota Corp. has developed a Smart Key Box, which lets people use smartphones to access and start up their car. Intended to enable car sharing, the device works with a cloud service where an individual can be given access to a specific car for a set time period. Toyota says,...
One of world's biggest automakers, Toyota Corp., plans to sale to us a 4-inch high robot; Kirobo Mini, described by the company as "a miniature communication partner developed to provide companionship" in dealerships across Japan next year for around $400 (roughly 1.4 million UGX) before tax. However, the company never did mention any plans...
Interbrand Inc.; a leading brand consultancy, on Wednesday this week named Apple, Google and Coca-Cola as the three most valuable brands in its 2016 Best Global Brands report. For the fourth year in a row, Apple and Google have claimed the top positions. “It’s clear the best global brands are not...
Audi, BMW and Mercedes Benz cars fitted with on-board sensors are to share information in real time about on-street parking spaces, roadworks via a digital map service and also gather data on traffic conditions, hazards and road signs. The service by mapping firm Here, owned by a group of German car...
Volvo Corp. and Sweden-based automotive safety group Autoliv say they are creating a jointly-owned company to develop autonomous driving software for Volvo cars. The carmaker on Tuesday said the new company, which has yet to be named, will develop advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving systems. In a joint statement, Autoliv CEO...
Taxi-hailing company Uber has suspended its service in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Rival service Careem has also put its service there on hold, after some of its cars were stopped by authorities. Uber, which has been operating in the Emirates since 2013, did not explain why...