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Tesla: Elon Musk promising KITT-style AI assistant

A tweet from Elon Musk has suggested a KITT-style voice assistant could appear in future Teslas, supplementing the in-dash (or on-dash, in the case of the Model 3) touchscreens. Asked by a Model 3 Performance owner whether his car will get "K.I.T...

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Wey X revealed ahead of Beijing debut
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Wey X revealed ahead of Beijing debut

Chinese brand Wey has revealed its latest creation – the X – an autonomous electric SUV concept bound for the 2018 Beijing motor show. While full details are yet to be revealed, the company has confirmed the X features artificial intelligence (AI) along with vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) technologies...


Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept revealed
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Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept revealed

The Volkswagen I.D. Vizzion concept has been unveiled this week, previewing the company's vision for a fully-autonomous electric sedan. Based on Volkswagen's MEB electric vehicle (EV) platform, the I.D. Vizzion features artificial intelligence (AI), an electric powertrain with a range of up to 413 miles (665km) per charge, and Level 5 autonomous systems, removing the need for traditional driver controls...


Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV revealed - UPDATE
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Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV revealed - UPDATE

The Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell SUV has been revealed this week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), ahead of a launch in select markets later this year. Serving as a purpose-built replacement for the ageing previous-generation Tucson (ix35) FCEV, the Nexo not only brings a more powerful and efficient hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain, but also the company's latest driver assistance technologies...


Hyundai to debut smart assistant at CES 2018
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Hyundai to debut smart assistant at CES 2018

Hyundai has teamed up with SoundHound to create a new voice assistant for the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), set for a 2019 production debut. According to the company, the assistant will be among the first proactive voice control systems on the market, designed to help the driver by prompting them about upcoming meetings and, depending on traffic, suggesting a different departure time...


Honda to show swappable battery at CES 2018
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Honda to show swappable battery at CES 2018

Honda will use the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to demonstrate a portable, swappable battery pack for electric vehicles (EVs). The battery pack will be displayed as part of a 'Mobile Power Pack World' exhibit, which looks into swappable batteries and smarter energy management...


Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept revealed in Tokyo
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution concept revealed in Tokyo

Mitsubishi has stopped the teasing and finally unveiled the e-Evolution Concept ahead of its public debut at the Tokyo motor show. The concept is the latest in a string of Mitsubishi show cars, designed to preview the design language that will feature on its upcoming four-wheel drives and people movers...


Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show
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Toyota drops Concept-i trio ahead of Tokyo motor show

Toyota has unveiled a trio of artificial intelligence-focused concepts ahead of the Tokyo motor show next week. Both the Concept-i and Concept-i Ride are designed to preview how artificial intelligence (AI) could make life easier for owners in the future, suggesting the car and driver could eventually become “partners”, while the Concept-i Walk is something entirely different...


Mitsubishi e-Evolution shows off SUV styling
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Mitsubishi e-Evolution shows off SUV styling

The Mitsubishi e-Evolution Concept has been teased again this week, with the Japanese automaker also releasing more details of its all-electric crossover. Interestingly, the vehicle to be presented at the Tokyo motor show in the coming weeks is now being touted as an all-electric vehicle (EV), as opposed to the hybrid powertrain originally mentioned with the first teaser image...


Audi confirms R8 RWD, RS4 Avant, autonomous concepts for Frankfurt motor show
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Audi confirms R8 RWD, RS4 Avant, autonomous concepts for Frankfurt motor show

Audi has teased a number of new vehicles it plans to reveal at the Frankfurt motor show this week, including a pair of autonomous concepts, a rear-wheel drive version of its R8 supercar and the new-generation RS4 Avant...


Jaguar reveals Sayer, the steering wheel of the future
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Jaguar reveals Sayer, the steering wheel of the future

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has taken the wraps off a 'steering wheel' concept named Sayer, previewing the company's plans for autonomous and connected vehicles. Revealed as part of the company's 'Tech Fest' taking place at Central Saint Martins art, design and technology college in London, Sayer is envisioned as a homebound piece of technology that can help carry out numerous tasks...


Toyota to open $1.4 billion artificial intelligence centre in Silicon Valley
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Toyota to open $1.4 billion artificial intelligence centre in Silicon Valley

Toyota is preparing to massively multiply its already sizeable investment in artificial intelligence, announcing its new Toyota Research Institute Inc company in California’s Silicon Valley this week. Although Toyota has an existing five-year $70 million investment with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford University, today’s announcement will see the company pour $1...