Japanese car maker Toyota announced this month that it has planned to have self-driving cars commercially available by 2020 — the same year Nissan, General Motors and Google plan to have autonomous vehicles on the road.
The Tesla Model S surpasses any other electric vehicle on the market with its 265-mile driving range. The automaker isn’t stopping there, though. Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk recently announced that Tesla may be able to increase that range to 600 miles as soon as 2017 and by 2020, the driving range could climb even higher to around 725 miles on a single charge.
The interior of the Tesla Model S offers a glimpse of the data-rich driving environments of tomorrow.
Cars will be big data collectors in the future. They will continuously monitoring the operation and function of the many moving parts of the vehicle and hopefully giving you a warning well in advance of pending failure.
Natural gas home refueling appliance.
The only automaker currently selling natural gas-powered passenger cars in the U.S. is Honda. The Japanese automaker wants to double sales of its Honda Civic Natural Gas sedan and to do so it wants some of its dealers to install compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling stations.
G.M.’s plant in Yantai, China
Although it is facing the biggest challenge worldwide in its century old history, General Motors has found the Chinese market is giving it a glimpse of hope for business survival.
GM’s Private Heritage Collection
In order to raise funds, General Motors will be auctioning off a significant portion of its classic car collection next month.
General Motors Corp. opened its eighth vehicle plant in China and said it had no plans for adding further capacity amid slowing demand in Asia’s biggest auto market. And because of the fact that it would make them look like idiots while trying to claim poverty in Washington.