Kia AI tailors vehicle interiors to passengers’ emotions

Kia is preparing for a future with autonomous cars and at CES it will be showing off its Real-time Emotion Adaptive Driving System, or R.E.A.D. The company says its AI-based system can adapt vehicle interiors to a passenger’s emotional state by using sensors to monitor their facial expressions, heart rate and electrodermal activity. Based on […]

At least 9 people injured after vehicle drives into a crowd of New Year’s Eve revelers in Tokyo

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon A car plowed through a crowd of pedestrians celebrating New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, Japan. At least nine people were injured, one critically, CNN reported. Police said the car barreled down a crowded street roughly 10 minutes after midnight. A car plowed through a crowd of pedestrians celebrating New Year’s Eve in Tokyo, […]

Going Coastal: GM Calls for Nationwide Zero-emission Vehicle Strategy

General Motors CEO Mary Barra took to the USA Today op-ed page Friday to advocate for a national zero-emission vehicle strategy — NZEV, for short. The automaker is calling for the ZEV program already in effect in California and nine other states to become law across the United States, thus making it mandatory for OEMs […]

Low-priced New Vehicle Buyers Are Missing in Action

Once a bracket where most desirable vehicles lived, the sub-$ 20,000 price range is not the hot neighborhood it once was. The ever-upward creep of new vehicle MSRPs increasingly places most vehicles above that marker, and shifting consumer trends haven’t helped expand its ranks. According to data from J.D. Power, 2018 has seen a rapid […]

Times Get Tougher for GM’s Chinese Venture As Automaker Orders 3.3 Million Vehicle Recall

Tariffs and other pressures are weighing on the once blistering hot Chinese new car market, and a suspension issue has now added new storm clouds to General Motors’ formerly sunny skies. The automaker’s Chinese arm, GM Shanghai, has announced the recall of 3.3 million Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac models. Bad news for a foreign company […]

Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Government/Legal,Green,Emissions,Fuel Efficiency Stand by for more meetings, but they hope to reach a common goal Continue reading Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards Trump officials, California meet on vehicle emissions, mpg standards originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:45:00 EDT. Please see […]

Nintendo Labo Vehicle Kit hands-on: The Toy-Cons we’ve been waiting for

Nintendo’s first few Labo Toy-Con kits let us go fishing and pretend to be a giant robot. But aside from the motorcycle kit, they didn’t really get you moving much. That’s where the upcoming Toy-Con Vehicle Kit comes in: It has an actual steering wheel; a joystick for flying; and a unique dual-dial submarine controller. […]