Hot of the heels of Google’s proposed self0driving car, Mercedes-Benz has revealed that they have a similar plan in mind. Except they’re thinking on a bigger scale – self-driving trucks.
The German automaker recently announced that their planned self-driving truck has in fact completed its first public road test. And the results were;t too shabby either.
Dubbed the ‘Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025′ (way to go on the originality there, Mercedes…) the truck actually successfully drove itself on a stretch of the A14 Autobahn in Magdeburg, Germany. This is the first time a truck was driven autonomously.
According to the company, the truck reached speeds of up to 85km/h, which is pretty impressive considering the fact that it’s a pretty big truck, driven completely by itself. (more…)
As some of you may or may not know, we have a bit of a special place for Porsche. Whether it’s the sleek, beautiful lines or the sheer power of the Porsche, we love these cars.
Ot should come as no surprise then that we got really excited when we saw these spy shots of the all new Porsche Macan Turbo S. Sure, the Macan Turbo has been unveiled and we love it in all its glory, but the Turbo S is more powerful – and thus more exciting.
The Macan is the perfect car for you if you;re into SUV’s but you’re not too keen on a super bulky, big car.
Unlike it’s older sister the Cayenne, the Porsche Macan is still an SUV that you can drive comfortably and without feeling overwhelmed by the sheer power and size of the mighty Cayenne.
As the company itself describes the Macan, it’s a sports car meets small crossover – and what combo that is! (more…)
The Honda Civic Type R Concept was unveiled for the first time at the Geneva Auto Show earlier this year. However, today we get to see an exclusive, up close video of the Japanese automaker’s latest creation.
Popular automotive YouTube channel, Auto Express, recently gave us a special ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at the Honda Civic Type R concept in Belgium.
Some lucky fans were invited to tag along for an exclusive first look at the new car. And while our invitation must have gotten lost in the mail, we do have this video to watch. (more…)
As you may have heard over the past month or two, General Motors have landed themselves in some serious hot water. The company has recalled a staggering number of cars lately, making it into the record books as the biggest recall in history.
To date, the crumbling company has recalled more than 29 million cars over the past few months. Most of the cars being recalled are US-based, with a few others being from Canada and other parts of the world.
Yesterday, the company – no doubt with their heads hanging in shame – announced that they are recalling a further 7.6 million cars in the US and roughly 800 000 cars elsewhere. Some of the cars they are recalling in this new batch, dates back as far as 1997.
Including the cars being recalled elsewhere in the world with the US recalls today, it brings the total number of fresh recalls to 8.4 million. (more…)
On Thursday, the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed kicked off and, just like every year, showcased some of the most incredible cars, concepts and cool gadgets that you will find in the automotive industry.
Held for four days, from the 26th to the 29th of June, this year’s festival brought festival goers 4 days of thrilling action that was sure to make any petrol head jump for joy.
After all, the Goodwood Festival of Sound is the place to show off the latest and greatest in motoring ingenuity. Whether it’s a new, beautiful sports car baring a name such as Ferrari, Lamborghini or Maseratti or a concept that seems a little wacky – Goodwood has it all. (more…)
The Drive Channel on YouTube never ceases to amaze us with their in-depth and informative videos. And today’s video is no different.
The Daytona Speedway is home to some super powerful, really fast cars – and one of them is the new Chevrolet Corvette prototype. Ever wondered what to would feel like to take a spin in a Corvette around a racetrack? Will this video will give you some indication.
For the Drive Channel, Jordan Taylor takes the new Chevrolet Corvette Daytona prototype for a spin around the track on a test day at Watkins Glen. (more…)
Smartphones, smart homes, smart everything. It was only a matter of time before the race for the integrated smart car started to heat up, and finally it has.
A few months ago, Apple introduced us to CarPlay – their answer to a ‘smart car’ system. With CarPlay, drivers can seamlessly integrate their iPhone to their cars and experience services such as iTunes, Maps and voice commands in the car.
And now, Google has announced their version: introducing Android Auto.
Android Auto basically follows the same premise as CarPlay, except it’s (obviously) geared towards Android operating smartphones. Announced yesterday at Google’s I/O conference, Android Auto aims to make your driving experience smarter and safer. (more…)
Now this looks like something straight out of a Sci-Fi movie or The Jetsons.
Over the past couple of months, the word ‘hover car’ or ‘hover board’ has garnered a lot of attention. Something that people initially thought would be impossible to pull off, is now making big waves in the automotive, science and technology industry.
Let’s face it – as humans, we have a weird (yet wonderful) fascination with anything that flies; or in this case, hovers. We have seen to in films and read about it in novels, so the idea of actually developing a flying/hovering car is one that would appeal to many.
And now it seems that Israel’s busiest city will be one of the first cities to test out an actual hover car system. (more…)