Kia will launch autonomous car by 2030

Kia will launch autonomous car by 2030

Kia has announced its Drive Wise sub-brand, which will have its own fully autonomous vehicle by 2030.

The Seoul-based company expects to incorporate semi-autonomous technology into roadworthy models by the end of the decade, combining features like emergency braking, automated parking, advanced GPS, and automatic cruise control into a car that can mostly pilot itself.

Kia also has a new interface for communicating between drivers and the car called the Human Machine Interface (HMI), which introduces new features like advanced smart phone connectivity, gesture controls, and will allow the vehicle to memorize personalized settings based on the driver’s fingerprint or smartwatch.

Source: Jalopnik

Ferrari recalls 185 California Ts due to fuel leak risk

Ferrari recalls 185 California Ts due to fuel leak risk

Ferrari North America is recalling 185 California Ts manufactured between Sept. 8 and Nov. 11, 2015 because of the risk of a fuel leak in the engine compartment, according to a U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) notice announced Friday.

The higher risk of a leak, which increases the chances of fire, is the result of a manufacturing defect in a supplier-provided part, according to a National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) filing.

The Englewood Cliffs, NJ-based company has issued a stop sale notice to dealers selling the 2016 California T, which has a list price of just over $167,000 according to The Car Guide, according to filings. According to the notice, dealers will replace the line for free.

Source: Reuters

Tesla handing out free chargers to Airbnb locations

Tesla handing out free chargers to Airbnb locations

If you drive a Tesla and use accommodation renting service Airbnb a lot, this might be some good news for you. Starting in California, Tesla will hand out free charging stations to certain Airbnb locations.

The primary goal for Tesla is to expand the range of its vehicles – not just with bigger battery packs or revolutionary technology – but also by expanding their charging network. Soon that will include Airbnb, a company that boasts locations in over 34,000 cities, 190 countries, and has served over 40 million customers.

The plan is to retrofit quality Airbnb locations with Tesla chargers like those used by Tesla owners.

With the deal, Tesla will be expanding its charging network by around 500 Airbnb locations, slowly spreading form California to other states.

Source: Jalopnik

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