Diesel emissions above legal limits contribute to premature deaths

Diesel emissions above legal limits contribute to premature deaths Diesel vehicles in almost a dozen countries emit 50 percent more nitrogen oxide than lab tests anticipate, according to a new study. The disparity between estimated and actual levels isn't just dumping more pollution in our atmosphere: It's believed… Source: Engadget Link: Diesel emissions above legal […]

Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

Germany legalizes self-driving car tests German automakers won't have to bring their experimental autonomous cars to California for testing anymore. The country has just approved a law allowing companies to test their self-driving cars on its roads, so long as they follow a set of condition… Source: Engadget Link: Germany legalizes self-driving car tests

Tesla's big Autopilot update is now active on newer cars

Tesla's big Autopilot update is now active on newer cars Tesla's Enhanced Autopilot has been months in the making, but it's finally here — no, for real this time. After days of laying dormant, the upgrade is now active for all HW2-era (that is, self-driving capable) Model S and Model X vehicles with Autop… Source: […]

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts

An electric scooter is the perfect vehicle for quick jaunts We have a plethora of options for getting around in an urban area. Buses, taxis, Uber, monorails, light rail and dirigibles (well, probably not the last one) make travel in big cities easier. But for those looking for a bit more freedom and fun, ther… […]

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving

George Hotz wants Comma AI to be the Android of autonomous driving Hacker, entrepreneur, rabble rouser and freeform rapper George Hotz joined us on the Engadget stage at CES to talk about the decision to open source his autonomous-car research and the state of self driving. He also weighed in on California's regulat… Source: Engadget […]

Regulators approve VW plan to fix 70,000 more diesel vehicles

Regulators approve VW plan to fix 70,000 more diesel vehicles Before it can reinvent itself as an EV automaker, Volkswagen still has to clean up the remnants of the ongoing Dieselgate scandal that has cost the company billions in buyback programs, repairs and class action settlements. With so many different mod… Source: Engadget Link: Regulators […]

Rideshare Carpooling Could Completely Eliminate the Need For Taxis in New York City

Rideshare Carpooling Could Completely Eliminate the Need For Taxis in New York City A computer model developed by researchers at MIT shows that just 3,000 Uber and Lyft vehicles, when carpooled, could replace New York City’s entire 14,000-strong taxi fleet. It’s a finding that highlights the potential for ridesharing apps to revolutionize transportation in big […]

Former Uber drivers can appeal bans in New York City

Former Uber drivers can appeal bans in New York City If Uber kicks out a driver, that's usually all she wrote. They have to look for new work, even if the final offense was something beyond their control. In New York City, however, it's a different story. A newly instituted appeals process, the resu… Source: […]

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation

Six futuristic designs that will change public transportation By Cat DiStasio As the world's urban centers grow, getting around them becomes increasingly difficult. In some cities, traffic is congested all day long and rush hour can last for several hours. Fortunately, there are a number of innovations in publ… Source: Engadget Link: Six futuristic designs […]

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

The Morning After: Weekend Edition Letter from the Editor Welcome to the very first edition of The Morning After, Engadget's revamped newsletter. First, I'd like to congratulate you for subscribing to what is undoubtedly the greatest newsletter you'll ever read. Thanks are also in… Source: Engadget Link: The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Audi's all-electric vehicle line will be called the 'E-Tron'

Audi's all-electric vehicle line will be called the 'E-Tron' You won't have a tough time remembering the name of Audi's first electric vehicle, not when the automaker says the SUV will simply be called the E-Tron. That's it — no model designation, no numbers, nothing else. The automaker told Autocar that it's… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Watch DARPA's autopilot system fly a turboprop plane

Watch DARPA's autopilot system fly a turboprop plane It'll likely take a long time before DARPA's autopilot system flies military planes on its own, but this latest demonstration proves that it works. Aurora Flight Sciences, the aviation company that's developing the technology for the agency, has succ… Source: Engadget Link: Watch DARPA's autopilot system fly […]

Tesla moves its 'unexpected' product unveiling to Wednesday

Tesla moves its 'unexpected' product unveiling to Wednesday Tesla was set to reveal an "unexpected" product today, but you'll have to wait a few more days to find out what it is. In a tweet early this morning, CEO Elon Musk said that the announcement has been postponed until Wednesday (October 17th), because… Source: Engadget […]

German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads

German officials: Tesla shouldn't say 'Autopilot' in its ads Just days ago, Germany's Federal Motor Authority sent letters to Tesla owners warning them that their cars' "Autopilot" feature is strictly there for driver assistance, not driver replacement. As it turns out, those letters were just the opening salv… Source: Engadget Link: German officials: Tesla shouldn't […]

Germany urges Tesla owners to use extreme caution with Autopilot

Germany urges Tesla owners to use extreme caution with Autopilot Tesla's "Autopilot" feature (a driver assistance tool rather than something that truly lets the car drive itself) has come under fire in recent months. Earlier this year, a car using Autopilot was involved in a fatal accident, causing a host of inves… Source: Engadget Link: […]

Tesla drops the entry-level Model X 60D from its lineup

Tesla drops the entry-level Model X 60D from its lineup We hope you weren't scrimping and saving to put the entry-level Model X in your driveway. Tesla has quietly dropped the 60D version of its electric crossover, leaving the 75D as your only choice. While the Model X wasn't exactly a budget vehicle to s… […]

Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th

Tesla is holding a 'product unveiling' on October 17th This October is a busy month for Tesla. On top of a SolarCity-linked event on the 28th, the company's Elon Musk has revealed that there's a Tesla-specific "product unveiling" event slated for the 17th. It's not certain what will appear at the event (… Source: Engadget […]

Mobile, sun-seeking gardens, and more in the week that was

Mobile, sun-seeking gardens, and more in the week that was The Fisker Karma was one of the world's hottest plug-in hybrid supercars when it debuted in 2011 – and now its creator Henrik Fisker has announced plans to launch an electric sports car with a 400-mile range next year. Meanwhile, Mercedes is taking a… Source: […]

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030

Germany calls for a ban on combustion engine cars by 2030 Germany isn't content with relying on financial incentives to usher in an era of pollution-free cars. The country's Bundesrat (federal council) has passed a resolution calling for a ban on new internal combustion engine cars by 2030. From then on,… Source: Engadget Link: Germany […]