Byton prototypes coming to the U.S. for Level 4 self-driving testing

Byton has produced the first 10 of its EV SUV prototypes and by years end several of those will be sent to the United States for testing. The China-based automaker founded by former BMW and Infiniti executives is looking to produce another 100 prototypes of its all-electric SUV, which Byton calls the M Byte by…

Electrify America’s campaign looks to bring awareness of EVs

Volkswagen’s Electrify America subsidiary has introduced a new campaign to bring awareness of electric vehicles and to show how far the industry has progressed. Electrify America’s ad campaign is part of a $45 million public education initiative. Richard Steinberg, Electrify America’s senior director of green cities, marketing and communications, told Reuters, “We’re trying to say…

Crowd-funded EV startup Sono looks to begin production of its Sion

The all-electric Sono Sion has been in development since 2016, now the Munich based crowd-funded startup car maker is eyeing for production to commence soon. The Sion has 330 solar cells placed all over the bodywork of car, from the doors, hood, roof, to the rear quarter panels, and tailgate. Scratch proof poly-carbonate layers cover…

2018 Toyota Vios review – Basic transportation goes fishing for a new impression

The 2018 Toyota Vios has been given a facelift. Officially going on sale Summer 2018, it is now in-line with Toyota’s current design language. Love it or hate it, this big fish mouth Vios styling is much more aggressive than its predecessor, which was rather dull and uninspiring. Toyota Taiwan decided to retain the Vios…

A look at Omaha Metro’s buses

Omaha Metro (O-Metro as its sometimes known as) was rebranded from MAT during the Summer of 2010 is Omaha Nebraska’s transit system. It operates 34 different local and express routes in two states (Iowa and Nebraska). The bus fleet offers quite a bit of variety for a bus fanatic. The 1993 and 1994 Flxible Metros…

Autonomous Ford Mustang acts drunk at the track

At the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Siemens unveiled its 1st generation Ford Mustang equipped with autonomous driving technology. During the show the engineers from both Siemens and Cranfield University wanted to showcase what their self-driving technology can do, however, on the day of the run it didn’t go as planned. A video segment posted by…