The lifespan of a car model can be fickle. Market forces, manufacturing requirements, or just the inevitable march of technology’s change can lead to a vehicle becoming obsolete. Business decisions and the sometimes brutal forces of the automotive market can mean the end for a model, no matter how beloved …
AEye, a startup with significant investors, has announced the AE100, it’s first robotic perception system for autonomous vehicles. The AE100 is a solid state system based on the company’s Intelligent Detection and Ranging (iDAR) technology. iDAR is made of up three components working in synergy. Read about it at EVmeme.com.
During the Frankfurt Motor Show in Germany, the Volkswagen Group (VW, Audi, Porsche, etc) announced its Roadmap E. In what may be the most comprehensive electrification initiative in automotive, the VW Group’s plans include a fully electrified model portfolio by 2030, at latest. Read more at EVmeme.com.
On most vehicles with a fuel injected engine that is showing symptoms of erratic idle, a reset of the air idler control (AIC) can remedy the situation. Or at least help rule out some issues for diagnostic purposes. Read about it at 10w40.com.
Cars can now virtually park themselves. Having spent time in several of today’s semi-automated self-parking cars, it’s become clear that the idea is becoming mainstream, but the technology behind it is not commonly understood. Here’s a rundown on how it works. Read about it at NewAtlas.com.
Driverless technologies, such as Nissan’s Autonomous LEAF or the infamous Google Cars might be what we think of when we think autonomous vehicles; but the reality is likely to be very different. Royal is now marketing the first driverless construction zone truck. Read more at TorqueNews.com.
One question often asked by dirt, sand, and mud lovers is which vehicle is the best offroader. This becomes especially stringent when the question is about which one is best right off the showroom floor, without modification. Read more at Carfax.