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  • Drivers are warming up to autonomous cars. Mostly.

    Drivers are warming up to autonomous cars. Mostly.

    The results of two new studies — one big, one really big — on what consumers want in autonomous cars have been released recently. The answer of both is, in a nutshell, we want to be able to let a car drive on its own when driving is monotonous or annoying, like during the daily commute. But we also definitely want to have the ability to take control of the car if something goes wrong. 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

  • Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space Crunch Network

    Investment opportunities in the autonomous vehicle space

    As companies race to make autonomous vehicles a reality, investment activity in the space is heating up. The AV investment landscape is complex. It includes both hardware and software players; it features competitors ranging from early-stage startups to large publicly traded corporations. This article provides a primer for those interested in understanding and investing in the rapidly evolving… Read More

  • Semi-driving the semi-autonomous 2016 Volvo XC90

    Semi-driving the semi-autonomous 2016 Volvo XC90

    The 2016 Volvo XC90 T6 R-Design has an all-new look and a powerful 2-liter supercharged engine with 316 horsepower. But this is TechCrunch, where we’re all about that tablet-like center console and pushing all the buttons to see how well the vehicle can drive on its own. Volvo’s goal is to eliminate injuries or fatalities in crashes in its vehicles by 2020, which means removing… 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

  • Volvo Brings Cloud To The Car To Transmit Safety Data Automatically

    Volvo Brings Cloud To The Car To Transmit Safety Data Automatically

    Imagine you’re driving down the road in winter and you encounter a patch of black ice. Your car swerves treacherously, and as it does, the built-in sensors in the automobile detect it, collect the location of your car and share the data to the cloud. The next car equipped with this advanced system that comes down the same road will get a warning communicated from the cloud as… Read More

  • Extended Volvo CarPlay Demo Video Shows Touch Scrolling, Integration With Other Car Software

    Extended Volvo CarPlay Demo Video Shows Touch Scrolling, Integration With Other Car Software

    Apple is showing off CarPlay at the Geneva Auto Show this week with its first crop of car makers, and so far we’ve seen it in action in Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but a new video gives an extended look at how it works with Volvo cars. The demo features an Apple rep taking it through real-world usage scenarios including finding destinations in Maps and having text-based… Read More

  • Volvo Shows Apple CarPlay In New Video, Says Wi-Fi Connectivity Is “Coming Soon”

    Volvo Shows Apple CarPlay In New Video, Says Wi-Fi Connectivity Is “Coming Soon”

    Apple’s CarPlay is close to being available in the wild via partnerships with a handful of car manufacturers, and Volvo is already showing off what it will look like in practice. The car maker just posted a video to their YouTube account that provides a glimpse at how the system works. CarPlay will work with a variety of infotainment systems, including those with touchscreens, as… Read More