Toyota Introduces a Smart Way to Start Your Car With a Smartphone

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...
Kirobo Mini can apparently chat away and even respond to facial expressions. Image Credit: CNN news

Toyota Wants to Sell to You a Talking Robot to Keep You Company

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...
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Apple, Google and Coca-Cola the Three Most Valuable Brands Globally

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...
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Maps to Help Drivers Find Parking Spaces

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...
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Volvo and Autoliv Team Up to Develop Autonomous Driving Cars

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...
Uber Technologies Inc to ask the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to put on hold all proceedings, including a trial, in a class-action lawsuit filed by its drivers over their employment status. Image Credit: Mises

Uber Suspends Services in Abu Dhabi

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...
An autonomous vehicle is parked for its test drive in Singapore Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The world’s first self-driving taxis, operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup, will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday, Aug. 25. The service will start small - six cars now, growing to a dozen by the end of the year. The ultimate goal, say nuTonomy officials, is to have a fully self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore by 2018, which will help sharply cut the number of cars on Singapore’s congested roads. (AP Photo/Yong Teck Lim)

World’s First Self-Driving Taxis Debut in Singapore

The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore on Thursday which will run in a 2.5-square-mile (6.5 square kilometer) business and residential district called "one-north," and pick-ups and drop-offs...
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Uber to Introduce Self-Driving Cars

Ride-sharing based San Francisco firm Uber Inc. on Thursday revealed that for the first time, it's customers will hail self-driving cars later this month. However, this will be available for customers in Pittsburgh,...
The company logo of Mitsubishi Electric is seen behind people at CEATEC (Combined Exhibition of Advanced Technologies) JAPAN 2015 in Makuhari, Japan, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Mitsubishi Electric Develops World’s First Real-time Crowd-Congestion Estimation System

Mitsubishi Electric Corp. working in collaboration with the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology of Tokyo University on Wednesday announced that it has jointly developed what is believed to be the...

Ford to Have a Fully Autonomous Car by 2021

Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driver-less vehicle - no steering wheel, no pedals - on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial...
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