Philipp Kandal

My thoughts on
mobility of the future

5 min March 23, 2017 in

Why Battery Prices Are Powering the Electric Vehicle’s Rise in Popularity

Have you wondered why almost all car manufacturers are doing the best they can to add more than just one electric vehicle (EV) to their list? First of all, EVs put an end to the pollution we’ve subjected our planet to for over a century. But they surely don’t offer some of the benefits ICE …

5 min March 20, 2017 in

Tesla’s Electric Car, Zero Cost Mobility and the ‘Renewable’ Future

Industries like media, music and software have already seen a revolution thanks to the Internet. In certain cases, it offered us an era where information is almost free. Tesla’s electric car and their way of approaching energy could lead to a zero marginal cost mobility future. You need to admit we’re living exciting times, especially …

5 min March 16, 2017 in

Tesla Announced the Autopilot System Update for Their HW2 Cars

Elon Musk, Tesla CEO, first made this announcement on January 8th. He said the autopilot system update would be available only for the first 1,000 vehicles which are running on HW2. For the rest of the cars, the update will be in shadow mode. For those of you who are not aware, HW2 means Hardware 2 …

5 min March 13, 2017 in

NVIDIA’s Supercomputer to Accelerate the Self-Driving Car Race

In his CES 2017 keynote address, NVIDIA’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang offered insight into the company’s ambitious strategy to “turn your car into your most personal robot”. And that involves providing the necessary technology to give means to autonomous driving. In this context, the American technology company showed off a new computer devised to enable self-driving cars.  And thus …

5 min March 9, 2017 in

Alexa in Your Car? Amazon Echo Is about to Take the Car Industry by Storm

Alexa – Amazon’s famous cloud-based voice service living inside top-selling products like Amazon Echo speaker, Echo Dot and Tap – is branching out and using its capabilities to get inside your car. How? By acting like a link, it can connect your car to your home to make life more convenient and help you save time. You can use …

5 min March 6, 2017 in

Is Android Auto The New and Safe Version For Using Your Smartphone in The Car?

The latest technology innovations have touched almost each niche possible and the world is now surrounded. For the most part, in a good way. Here’s Android Auto. Wait, it has been launched a year ago… Actually, quite a few cars fitted with the operating system came out a year ago: Hyundai Sonata (May 2015) Skoda Fabia …

5 min February 23, 2017 in

Self-Driving Cars Could Disrupt Another Popular Form Of Transportation

How many self-driving cars have you seen on public roads? ‘None’ is probably the most common answer. It’s also a reason why speculating on the effects of autonomous vehicles on public roads is a bit tricky. Granted, it goes without saying changes and challenges will need to be overcome. We already know driverless cars will …

4 min February 20, 2017 in

What if Self-Driving Cars Will Be Ready but the Law Won’t?

There’s a constant concern with self-driving cars. Not many speak it out loud at the moment, but it’s there, deep in their minds: what if an autonomous car causes an accident with fatalities? Of course, for the moment it’s a concern humanity doesn’t quite feel the need to address. Driverless cars aren’t widely adopted yet. …

4 min February 16, 2017 in

Self Driving Cars and the Impact on the Visually Impaired

Most people witness technological advances with eagerness and curiosity. Others depend on themselves to have an easier life. If you’ve ever been in the latter situation, you can imagine what the news about self-driving cars means to the visually impaired community. This only proves that driverless vehicles have not been designed only for the sake of …

4 min February 13, 2017 in

Taking It To The Next Level: Uber And Airbus Are Building Self Flying Cars

We’ve been reading about self-driving cars for a few years now and it’s pretty clear that they will become a reality soon. However, recently, it has come to my attention that Uber and Airbus are kicking it up a notch. As you can tell from the title of this article, they are indeed building self-flying cars. Imagine this: …