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  • Waymo enters formal talks with Honda to collaborate on self-driving

    Waymo enters formal talks with Honda to collaborate on self-driving

    Former Google self-driving car project Waymo is wasting no time demonstrating its readiness to enter into commercial agreements — the Alphabet-owned autonomous driving technology company is in formal discussions with Honda on partnering up to use Waymo self-driving software and sensors on Honda vehicles. Honda announced the discussions, which preface a potential collaboration between the… Read More

  • Honda’s CES teaser reveals community car smarts, personal mobility plans

    Honda’s CES teaser reveals community car smarts, personal mobility plans

    Honda is going to reveal a number of announcements around its forthcoming “cooperative mobility ecosystem” at this year’s CES in January, and the car maker just dropped a teaser to preview some of what it’s going to talk about. Three new features are teased in the short video, including “Safe Swarm,” a trademark Honda applied for in November this year. It… Read More

  • Honda invests in Southeast Asia-based Uber rival Grab

    Honda invests in Southeast Asia-based Uber rival Grab

    Southeast Asia’s Grab, a ridesharing rival to Uber, has welcomed a new backer after Honda announced an undisclosed investment in the company today. Read More

  • NXP’s new autonomous driving products focus on safety, self-driving trucks

    NXP’s new autonomous driving products focus on safety, self-driving trucks

    NXP Semiconductor, which made headlines recently after entering into an agreement to be acquired by Qualcomm, unveiled a series of new products today that make it clear why they were a high-value target for the mobile chip giant. Each of three new products NXP announced today promises to advance tech related to self-driving vehicles. In the autonomous car market, NXP revealed a new… Read More

  • 2017 Chevy Volt named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

    2017 Chevy Volt named Northwest Green Vehicle of the Year

    On July 19, members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association got together in Portland, Oregon, to drive 14 fuel-efficient and high-tech vehicles and compare them head to head. The overall winner was the 2017 Chevy Volt, which uses electricity plus a small gasoline generator engine and carries a price tag around $40,000. (No, Tesla did not send a vehicle to be tested.) The… Read More

  • Honda and SoftBank partner to turn Asimo into KITT from Knight Rider

    Honda and SoftBank partner to turn Asimo into KITT from Knight Rider

    Car and tech companies continue to partner up, but Honda and SoftBank’s newly-announced union is a little different from most. Rather than working on self-driving cars, or a more connected vehicle, Honda and SoftBank are working on making an artificial intelligence that can actually talk to and assist drivers in a way designed to foster more feelings of friendship between human and… Read More

  • Tesla and Toyota among the smartest and the most connected companies

    Tesla and Toyota among the smartest and the most connected companies

    Visiongain, an analysis firm based in the U.K., released a report this month listing the top 20 connected car companies, which includes all the usual suspects, such as Volvo, Ford and Honda. Tesla and Toyota were also among the top 10 automotive manufacturers in the connected car market, which Visiongain projects to be worth $35.7 billion in 2016 alone. Toyota and Tesla also made the MIT… Read More

  • Liability in the coming age of autonomous autos

    Liability in the coming age of autonomous autos

    While we are many years away from an autonomous utopia, where cars pick us up and drive us where we need to go without a human at the wheel, we are seeing the first steps toward self-driving cars. Volvo, Honda, Audi, Tesla—pretty much every auto manufacturer, plus Google and probably Apple—is incorporating advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) into cars we can buy right… Read More

  • What autonomous driving is — and isn’t — in 2016

    What autonomous driving is — and isn’t — in 2016

    When Honda announced that its latest Civic sedan would have a full suite of state-of-the-art driver assist features for $20,000, The Wall Street Journal called it a self-driving vehicle. While the Civic can do a lot, it cannot drive itself. Yet. So what are we even talking about when we talk about autonomous or self-driving vehicles? Lucky for us, engineers are on top of this. In January… Read More

  • Honda and Volvo add more electrification

    Honda and Volvo add more electrification

    Honda announced it’s going to expand its Clarity line to include an all-electric version and a plug-in hybrid next year. The latest version of the Honda Clarity will be available later this year any way you want it, as along as you want a fuel-cell vehicle. The other two variants will be ready in 2017. Honda’s goal is to have electrified vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and… Read More

  • 2016 Honda Civic: autonomous features for $20K

    2016 Honda Civic: autonomous features for $20K

    When NHTSA announced yesterday that 20 manufacturers had agreed to include automatic emergency braking (AEB) systems as standard equipment on all new cars by 2022, many people noted that plenty of cars you can buy right now have this technology on board. You might think that in 2016, this is expensive equipment available only on luxury cars, but the Honda Civic sedan would beg to differ. Read More

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