20 million cars will be autonomous by 2025

(Relaxnews) – The latest report into the future of autonomous and self-driving cars from Juniper Research sets 2021 as the date when the technology, which until recently was confined to sci-fi thrillers and James Bond films, starts to become a real-world reality. The...

Mapping the future of the self-driving car

(Relaxnews) – As Daimler, Audi and BMW move to acquire Nokia’s Here mapping division, TomTom and Bosch have revealed that they’re now working together to develop ultra-accurate maps and the specifications that will enable autonomous cars to read them. Digital maps,...

Honda drives into the future with new Accord, Silicon Valley R&D center

(Relaxnews) – To mark the official opening of a new facility aimed at harnessing the latest technological breakthroughs for automotive use, Honda took the wraps off its new Accord and offered a preview of some of the high-tech functions and features that could be standard fare in...

Google clocks up its millionth autonomous driving mile

(Relaxnews) – Google has hit a significant milestone. Its self-driving cars have now covered over 1 million fully autonomous miles. “Along the way, we’ve navigated more than 200,000 stop signs, 600,000 traffic lights, and seen 180 million vehicles-with several thousand traffic...

Google self-driving prototype cars to hit public roads

San Francisco, United States (AFP) – Google announced Friday its self-driving prototype cars were ready to leave the test track and hit public roads in California, in a step forward for its autonomous automobile program. The move comes after Google’s internal testing of the...

2015 KIA K900 and Soul named among best cars for families by U.S. News & World Report

Kia stands out in Luxury Large Car and Hatchback segments IRVINE, Calif. – Kia Motors America (KMA) is proud to announce that U.S. News & World Report has honored the K900 flagship1 sedan and the 2015 Soul urban passenger vehicle with “Best Cars for Families” awards in the...

Tech guru guy Kawasaki partners with AARP on new web series

‘Technology: It’s Not Just a Guy Thing” Debuts at AARP.org WASHINGTON, D.C.,  – Technology entrepreneur and writer Guy Kawasaki is teaming up with AARP for a new web series about how people who are 50-plus can embrace technology. Debuting at www.aarp.org/guykawasakivideo...

Parrot’s new in-car system aims to include all smartphone owners

(Relaxnews) – The RNB 6 is an aftermarket in-car infotainment system that runs the latest version of Android but that also supports CarPlay, Apple’s system for connecting an iPhone and its apps in the car dashboard. The unit packs a 7-inch 720p HD touchscreen display and...

Google self-driving car prototype ready to try road

San Francisco, United States | AFP | – Google on Monday announced that the first completed prototype of its self-driving car is ready to be road tested. “We’re going to be spending the holidays zipping around our test track, and we hope to see you on the streets of Northern...

Toyota is the world’s top car brand

Interbrand’s 2014 Best Global Brands rankings, published Thursday, deem the Japanese company the world’s most powerful and valuable car brand and the eighth most important brand across all business categories. The latest rankings, announced on Thursday, are based on three...