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Faraday Future Set to Reveal First Car at CES

Mysterious electric vehicle set to be in production by 2017.

by on Jan.04, 2016

The home page of mysterious auto start-up Faraday Future hints at its planned products. At CES, Faraday will show one.

Just months after its very existence began to leak out, Chinese-owned electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future will show off its first model at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

The company, which operates out of a Southern California office building once owned by Nissan, released a brief teaser video ahead of this week’s debut. But there are few details and it doesn’t even confirm the widespread speculation that the Faraday car will be battery-powered and possibly offer some early form of autonomous technology.

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For his part, Jia Yeuting, the Chinese billionaire who is financing Faraday, is only talking in superlatives. “We plan to revolutionize the automobile industry by creating an integrated, intelligent mobility system that protects the Earth and improves the living environment of mankind,” he said in a letter to Nevada politicians aimed at winning financial support for the venture. (more…)

Toyota Introducing New Autonomous Mapping Technology

Maker building maps using new approach.

by on Dec.30, 2015

Toyota is introducing its new mapping technology for autonomous vehicles at the upcoming CES show.

Plenty of pundits, analysts and even automakers are predicting the age of the autonomous car is hurtling toward us. As the aforementioned makers grapple with the various issues, Toyota has designed a system to improve and accelerate the mapping of U.S. roads needed to put the self-drivers on the road.

Toyota’s new system uses camera-equipped production vehicles to gather road images and vehicle positional information. This information is sent to data centers, where it is automatically pieced together, corrected and updated to generate high precision road maps that cover a wide area.

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The new technology, which Toyota says will be available in vehicles in 2020, will provide accurate measurements to within two inches. The maker plans to debut the new system at CES 2016 in Las Vegas next month. (more…)

BMW Showing Off Next-Gen Gesture Controls at CES

Next-gen system allows for more function.

by on Dec.29, 2015

BMW's next-generation gesture control system, AirTouch, will be on display at CES 2016 next month.

BMW plans to dazzle visitors at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with its “Vision Car” that contains an updated version of its gesture control system available in the current 7-Series that will be called “AirTouch.”

AirTouch allows the display in a vehicle to be operated like a touchscreen without actually having to make contact with the surface, according to BMW.

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Sensors record the hand movements in the area between the central console and the interior mirror, enabling drivers or passengers to change the focus on the surface of the large panorama display. (more…)