Walmart is testing automated carts

Self-driving carts Walmart announced on Friday that it will test automated carts in order to speed up online grocery orders. The supermarket giant revealed that its location in Salem, New Hampshire will now feature self-driving carts that move down aisles, picking out groceries for online orders. This is an attempt to speed up the process […]
  • Ben Norman
  • August 6, 2018
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GM and Softbank invest in autonomous cars

All aboard the self-driving bandwagon GM and Softbank are the most recent firms to invest in self-driving cars. Japanese holding company Softbank announced its investment of $2.25 billion into GM’s self-driving development. In December, the firm purchased a 15% stake in Uber, who is also testing self-driving functionalities. GM will follow suit, investing $1.1 billion […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 1, 2018
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Self-driving cars face many roadblocks

Consumers are reluctant to trust autonomous vehicles With the recent increase in self-driving car crashes, players in the industry may have to dial back production. Back in March, a Tesla Model X in autopilot mode crashed into a median in Mountain View, California, which killed the driver. After this announcement, Tesla suspended its research and […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 24, 2018
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Tesla loses major executives during struggles with Model 3

Tesla has lost a couple of their major executives in the past week, foreshadowing a rapid decrease in stock price that has already started to creep up after concerns about the success of the Model 3. First, Tesla’s director of field performance engineering Matt Schwall left his position to join Waymo, a self-driving car technology […]
  • Ben Norman
  • May 17, 2018
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Audi’s Semi-Autonomous, Hybrid A8 Slated For Release in 2018

The Audi A8, which debuted Tuesday at the Audi Summit in Barcelona, represents the company’s boldest foray yet into the next generation of auto manufacturing. The car should make its way onto the road in 2018. At the time of this writing, Audi has not released pricing information. The A8 will feature the most advanced […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • July 13, 2017
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Uber Announces a Loss of $2.8 Billion for 2016

Uber announced a gross of $20 billion for the year of 2016, which is double what the company made just the year before. After its drivers took their share, the company’s net revenue was an estimated $6.5 billion for the entire year. However, that rapid growth did not come without a price. In fact, the […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • April 19, 2017
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Uber Resumes Its Self-Driving Tests

It was just a few days ago that an Uber autonomous SUV was involved in a crash that caused the company to halt all testing of its self-driving vehicles. Yet no more than a day later, Uber says that it will resume testing in Pittsburgh and Arizona starting on Monday. In Tempe, Arizona, a car […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • March 31, 2017
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Hyundai and Kia’s New Model Expectations

The two largest automakers in South Korea, Hyundai and Kia, estimate a rise in auto sales by 4.7 percent. This year the two automakers are relying on the sales of new models to increase their profit. Both automakers estimate to produce 8.25 million vehicles. Hyundai will generate 5.08 million and Kia 3.17 million.  This is […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • January 4, 2017
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Nissan’s ProPILOT is Coming to Japanese Roads in August

Nissan has come out with its own autonomous driving system dubbed ProPILOT. The first production vehicle to utilize Nissan’s new autonomous driving system will come out in August. ProPILOT will arrive on Nissan’s Serena first. Nissan is cautiously promoting ProPILOT due to recent incidents faced by Tesla for its autopilot driving system. Nissan explicitly states […]
  • Joanna Mei
  • July 15, 2016
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