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Be on your toes cause Uber could be bringing us self-driving car experience soon.On Thursday ride service Uber Technologies said it acquired self-driving trucks startup Otto(a start-up company less than a year old with less than 100 employees, will be for 1 percent of Uber’s valuation, if certain technical targets are met), and formed a $300 million alliance with Volvo Car Group to develop self-driving cars.Uber is also looking to expand into the trucking industry, which had revenue of about $726.4 billion in the United States in 2015, according to trade data.The initiative from Uber to engage in the development of self-driving vehicles if eventually comes trough could save them the biggest cost of paying drivers.

Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick wrote in a blogspost saying “Partnership is crucial to our self-driving strategy because Uber has no experience making cars.” Carpooling firms have formed alliances with large automakers, such as General Motors Co and ride-hailing service Lyft, to accelerate those efforts, which depend on software and hardware working together to give a vehicle the right reflexes in traffic.Uber, which has a research center in Pittsburgh,plans by the end of this month to begin a pilot program where trusted customers would be giving the chance to summon a self-driving car for use in a downtown Pittsburgh.according to informed sources.

There was no timeline given for the alliance, but the source said the goal is to develop a fully self-driving car by 2021, and that Uber, which does not plan to make its own vehicle, will align with other automakers over time.So far Otto has tested self-driving trucks for highway use only.A spokesman for U.S. safety regulator National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it “continues to engage with all entities that are developing, testing and deploying automated technologies to ensure that they are advancing road safety,federal guidelines will be issued soon on development and testing of highly automated vehicles.”


With the Mercedes Maybach 6 Coupe electric vehicle you can picture what future cars would look like.This car is a just a concept of the future Mercedes Maybach electric vehicle revealed today by the motor company after so many teasers.

The car is 6 meter long, flowing 2+2 seater,powered by 4 motors that achieve 750HP that will also propel the car to 100kmph in under 4 seconds,according to the automaker, the 80kWh battery allows the vehicle to deliver a range of over 500km. And with that Mercedes also claims that using its 350kWh charging system will deliver a range of 100km with just 5 minutes of charging,the concept can also be charged wirelessly.This luxury vehicle is something you wouldn't hesitate to hit the road with.


It has a massive rear overhang that gives it a unique look.Including the gull-wing doors that open to reveal the polished wood accents and 360 degree lounge-like interior.



At the front below the hood there’s plenty of space for two well-crafted Mercedes-Benz branded suitcases. Besides them is more space enough for an entire wardrobe (as the concept sketches point out). At the back sitting right behind the split rear window is some more space for Champagne bottles and a picnic basket.


According to reports the production date is not yet stated by the Mercedes company.This would be a car you won't want to miss out on as we look forward to a future of luxury electric vehicles.




German automobile maker Volkswagen according to reports are working on creating an electric vehicle (EV),despite being faced with the present court battle of the dieselgate scandal in the US the company is still up and running.

German magazine Wirtschafts Woche had a talk with the CEO of Volkswagen and he stated that the upcoming EV will have a range somewhere between 248 to 372 miles (400 to 600 kms) and will have a similar size as the VW Golf but posses the cargo space of the larger Passat sedan. But since the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) is a bit more liberal with its efficiency figures it will probably be somewhere close to 300 miles (482 kms) on a single charge,which could make it the longest range EV in the market if the facts come true.

Only the prototype will be made first,but the final consumer version of the car will be sent into production in 2018 or 2019.


Samsung considers venturing into automobiles.According to Bloomberg's report Samsung is to buy some or all of the operations of auto-parts maker Magneti Marelli from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV.which provides lighting, in-car entertainment and telematics to OEMs for use in their vehicles.

The deal could be worth more than $3 billion with a goal of closing this year making it the biggest deal for fiat since october 2014.

This is a profitable idea from samsung as it will help them gain more ground in the tech world,not just having a reputation of making smartphones and electronics.

Vice Chairman Lee Jae Yong, 48, is reshaping South Korea’s biggest company,Lee, who has been a director of Fiat Chrysler’s controlling shareholder Exor SpA since 2012, would also position his company to benefit from the rising interest in cars from technology companny.

Lets see this as a progress from samsung as a step  into grater technology advancement.

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