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Volvo and Uber's first self-driving car is ready for the road Volvo and Uber have shown off an XC90 variant built to support completely autonomous ridesharing. They've introduced a variant of the XC90 SUV that's designed to accept and work with Uber's autonomous driving system from the outset It packs sensors both above and built-in to help the vehicle navigate city streets on its own The company has yet to resume testing on a similar scale and has instead conducted only limited tests
Uber debuts a new self-driving car with more fail-safes Designed to be autonomous at the factory level, Uber and Volvo believe this version will be safer
Spotify's Your Daily Drive Playlist Could Crush Traditional Radio | Digital Trends It had to happen sooner or later: Spotify is debuting Your Daily Drive, a playlist that combines short-form news podcasts from major media outlets with a personalized selection of music to create a custom radio station that is different for each listener. The playlist is currently for U.S. listeners. Now that Spotify has its own radio station aimed at drivers and a device that’s designed to allow for voice interactions, it likely won’t be long before the company integrates these two products with the third piece of the driving puzzle: Interactive voice-based ads It’s Spotify’s first real test to see if it can get a key audience car-based commuters to abandon their favorite radio stations in favor of a personalized listening experience
Here Are 20 Portable Tech Gadgets You'll Want to Use Every Day | Digital Trends If you're looking for some portable tech devices to keep you charged up while on the go (or for some great small gift ideas), we've rounded up 20 must-have gadgets. You'll find everything from a mini gaming controller to a folding Bluetooth keyboard in our list. The Tesla Coil arc lighter, on the other hand, uses an internal rechargeable battery to project a windproof electric arc that is produced instead of a flame Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers
Uber unveils new Volvo self-driving vehicle in a step towards robotaxi service – TechCrunch Uber Advanced Technologies Group unveiled Wednesday a new generation of self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs that are designed and built to be fully driverless, a critical milepost for the company as it inches towards deployment of a robotaxi service Volvo and Uber have developed several prototypes since e… Our agreement with Uber underlines our ambition to be the supplier of choice to the world’s leading ride-hailing companies The company says it won’t completely replace its existing fleet of older vehicle because they’re still provide valuable testing and data collection
The collision detection on the 2019 Genesis G70 actually worked in a real situation A narrow escape (possibly) I rarely get a chance to test collision detection on any car, and for good reason It’s a bit of an illusion on the road – we see cars and we see taillights, but we don’t see the fast rate of deceleration We want intervention and augmentation, which isn’t a bad thing
Ford to Repair Suspension Problem on 2011-2017 Explorers Ford Motor Co. said it was issuing a notice to correct a suspension problem in certain model-year 2011 through 2017 Explorer vehicles. Ford Motor Co. said Wednesday that it was issuing a field-service action to correct a suspension problem in certain model-year 2011 through 2017 Explorer vehicles The auto maker said the cost of the action, which would be incurred by its North America business unit, would be about $180 million and be reflected in its second-quarter results
Volvo, Uber Unveil XC90-Based Self-Driving Car Prototype | Digital Trends Volvo and Uber have unveiled their latest autonomous prototype. It's based on the second-generation XC90, and it's fitted with the self-driving technology Uber developed in-house. While it's billed as a production car, it's a prototype at best, and it won't be sold to the general public anytime soon. The crash which was deemed entirely avoidable, and shut down Uber’s self-driving program for months involved one of its earlier XC90-based prototypes It will be built on the SPA2 platform the third-generation XC90 will inaugurate in 2021, and it will be able to drive itself without human supervision on highways and ring roads
Huawei working with European carmakers to launch self-driving technology in two years Chinese telecoms firms Huawei says it will launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 in partnership with several European, Japanese and Chinese car manufacturers. Chinese telecoms firms Huawei says it will launch self-driving cars as early as 2021 in partnership with several European, Japanese and Chinese car manufacturers Audi has said it plans to spend £12.5bn on self-driving and electric cars over the next five years
Best lightweight Linux distro of 2019 Operating systems which will happily run on older x86 machines Without a healthy dollop of system memory and an extra core or two, these distros may not deliver the best performance You can download LXLE here Image credit: Damn Small Linux 5 Subscribe to the print or digital version of Linux Format here
Spotify launches ‘Your Daily Drive,’ a personalized playlist that combines music and podcasts – TechCrunch Recently, Spotify was spotted testing a new personalized playlist called “Your Daily Drive,” that included both music and podcasts. Today, the company is officially launching this playlist in the U.S. in an effort to better cater to commuters who spend 70 billion collective hours behind… That means your commute home won’t feature the same tunes and news as your morning commute did Meanwhile, at Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference this month, the company broke up iTunes into separate apps on the Mac, including a dedicated Podcasts app A new Driving Hub for all things car is also rolling out, Spotify says
The future of car ownership: Building an online dealership – TechCrunch Buying a car is painful. Dealerships are the worst, and the options are endless. The rise of the Internet produced powerful tools for shoppers, but in the end, most buyers still have to trudge down to a car lot. For this series of articles, TechCrunch spoke with several founders and investors attem… In the next part of this series, we’ll look at companies like Fair that are moving consumers away from purchasing and into short-term leases Emily Melton, co-founder and managing partner, Threshold Ventures (formally known as DFJ Ventures), points to consumer’s changing expectations and an optimized process across all kinds of vehicles
Argo AI is taking its new generation of self-driving vehicles into downtown Detroit – TechCrunch Argo AI, the Pittsburgh-based autonomous vehicle startup that Ford invested $1 billion in 2017, has expanded its testing to downtown Detroit with a new third-generation self-driving car. Argo AI is developing the virtual driver system and high-definition maps designed for Ford’s self-driving vehicl… The third-generation self-driving vehicle is still based on a Ford Fusion Hybrid like its previous test cars This latest iteration has a number of mechanical, sensing, compute and software upgrades that will take the company a step closer to production specification Argo AI does much of its testing in Pittsburgh, where it’s based The $4 billion spending plan includes the $1 billion investment in Argo AI
Uber will test its flying taxis in Melbourne Uber will start testing its flying taxis in Melbourne, Dallas and Los Angeles next year. The ride-hailing service plans to start testing UberAir's electric vertical-take-off-and-landing vehicles in 2020, three years before the service's expected launch It also working with NASA to create an air traffic control system to manage its flying taxi fleet
Mazda6 Tourer on long-term test: looks good – but is a diesel still worth considering? We have long been admirers of this sleek family car in both saloon and estate forms, but does the Tourer version have the substance to back up its style – and back up Mazda’s ambition to pitch it as a premium product? All aboard the Eurotunnel Shuttle en route to a skiing break in France The next morning dawned bright but blistering cold, and we were away promptly with a minimum of fuss, the Mazda’s demisting issue happily not proving too much of a concern For all the latest news, advice and reviews from Telegraph Cars, sign up to our weekly newsletter by entering your email here To talk all things motoring with the Telegraph Cars team join the Telegraph Motoring Club Facebook group here A-Z car finder More long-term tests Popular car reviews *Lease price from list price shown in the article is correct as of 04/12/2018 and are based on 9months initial payment upfront
Spotify's latest playlist combines music and news for your commute We've known for weeks Spotify was working on a playlist for your commute. Now you can actually listen to it. If it sounds familiar, news of the feature broke in early May, but it was clear the tool was still in its early stages at the time Podcast-like segments will be woven in with music from your favorite artists and new acts you haven't found yet Your Daily Drive is available starting today for Spotify users in the US
The Morning After: Tesla's electric trucks Elon Musk teased Tesla's 'Cyberpunk truck' that will take on the F-150 when it's unveiled this summer. A TurboExpress mobile app would be a better idea.Konami's TurboGrafx-16 mini is ready to ride the retro-gaming wave Need a sign that the retro gaming console market just won't come to an end Have a suggestion on how we can improve The Morning After
The best crossovers and SUVs under $35,000 in 2019 - Roadshow From budget crossovers to luxury SUVs, here are Roadshow's favorite utility vehicles that start below $35,000. Crossovers and SUVs of all shapes and sizes are all the rage these days -- Jon Wong The 2019 Volkswagen Atlas is spacious and affordable 20 Photos Volkswagen Atlas The Volkswagen Atlas is the three-row SUV we've been wanting from Wolfsburg for a long time
Minix NEO J50C thin client PC review A balanced, well designed and keenly priced micro workstation Intel’s own specs database didn’t shed more light on the differences between the two parts The lure of running two 4K monitors concurrently will be strong for those looking to maximise business productivity via increased visual real estate We’ve also picked out all the best business computers