Jaguar Land Rover unveils autonomous EV concept for urban transit

As part of Jaguar Land Rover's mission to achieve zero emissions, the company has unveiled a new concept vehicle, Project Vector. The electric vehicle is designed to provide autonomous rides in urban environments, and it could hit the streets in a pi...

The Gruzovikus is an ‘intelligent’ freightliner truck that transports cargo without a driver

Without context, if you looked at the Gruzovikus, your first instinct would be to wonder why its cockpit is so slim. You’d then notice that the Gruzovikus has no doors… or windows. The Gruzovikus doesn’t need a driver, because it IS the driver. Designed by Art Lebedev Studio, this freight-carrying semi-truck comes with an incredibly slim profile, and is fully autonomous i.e., it doesn’t need a driver operating it, even remotely.

The lack of a designer really informs the Gruzovikus’ design process. It has NO cockpit, allowing it to be a whole lot slimmer than most trucks. It literally looks like a horizontal ‘L’, if you look at its side profile! The absence of a cockpit allows the Gruzovikus to take on a much more streamlined, aerodynamic front, with a single vertical screen that houses all of the truck’s sensors and computers. The slimmer front allows the bed at the back to be longer, giving the truck much more stability as its front axle also bears an equal portion of the load. The Gruzovikus still comes equipped with headlights and taillights that help the truck be visible to pedestrians and drivers around it, conforming to current transportation standards… and naturally, it’s all-electric!

Designer: Art Lebedev Studio

Fiat Chrysler and AutoX confirm plans to work on robotaxis

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is joining forces with the Chinese startup AutoX to bring self-driving robotaxis to China. The companies confirmed rumors of their partnership today and announced that the AutoX AI Driver platform will be installed in...

US DOT approves Nuro’s next-gen driverless delivery vehicle design

Today, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a regulatory exemption for Nuro's next-generation self-driving delivery vehicle, R2. The exemption allows Nuro to begin public ro...

Autonomous flying taxi Cora set for passenger trials in New Zealand

Companies have been saying for years that flying taxis are on the agenda. Now it looks like they're finally set to take flight. Wisk -- a joint venture between Boeing and Kitty Hawk -- has signed a memorandum of understanding with the New Zealand gov...

Lyft’s autonomous vehicle partner Magna is done with self-driving tech

Two years after teaming up with Lyft to collaborate on self-driving technology, Magna said that partnership's coming to an end. The auto parts maker plans to focus on assisted driving products, instead of fully autonomous tech.

BMW shows off an AR windshield concept for the 2021 iNext

BMW thinks that we'd like to interact with our cars in a more humane way than we do today, engaging it in conversation. But that's never just using words, but with gestures, body language, and our gaze, which we use to convey meaning to one another....