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...
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 are limited to specified locations. Select members of the public can hail a free ride through their smartphones in...
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, in Pennsylvania, to summon self-driving cars from their phones, crossing an important milestone that no automotive or technology company...
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 world’s first system that analyzes data from surveillance cameras for high-accuracy real-time estimation and prediction of crowd congestion on...
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 ride-hailing or ride-sharing services, with sales to consumers coming later. "This is a transformational moment in our industry and...
It seems now it's about teaming up for autonomous cars, I guess it's all about "Car Wars." We've had automotive companies like; BMW teaming up with Intel & Mobileye, Ford teaming up with Google and Uber, Toyota teamed up with Microsoft, and then here comes Volkswagen and LG have chosen each...