Philipp Kandal

My thoughts on
mobility of the future

5 min April 7, 2017 in

Apple Is Actually Working on a Self-Driving Car

Rumors about how Apple was thinking of hopping on the self-driving car trend and even building their own vehicle started sometimes back in February 2014. It’s 2017, and we now know for sure that Apple is actually working on technology to develop automated driving. Keep reading this article to find out more about Apple’s secret project. Where, How, What? …

5 min April 5, 2017 in

The Diary of a Connected Car with Intel In-Vehicle Solutions

Updated, April 2017/ On March 13, Intel’s CEO Brian Krzanich announced the $15 billion acquisition of Mobileye, a leader in the fast-growing market for assisted driving systems. This is the second-largest deal in Intel’s 49-year history: “We expect to be the global leader in autonomous driving,” Mr. Krzanich said. Mobileye was founded back in 1999. The …

6 min April 1, 2017 in

Pittsburgh’s Commuters Will Be the First to Use Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

Updated on April 2017/ Uber’s self-driving cars are currently facing legislative issues with getting registration for testing in San Francisco. Additionally, there is another event that threatened to harm the company’s long-term plans. On 24th March 2017, a self-driving Uber Volvo SUV crashed into a car on the streets of Tempe, Arizona. However, further investigation revealed …

5 min March 27, 2017 in

FF91 – Is this the (Faraday) Future of Smart Cars?

Do you remember how we were picturing smart cars 10 years ago? Futuristic and wild pieces of technology built from outrageous materials which could perform complex tasks on their own. 2017 came by and none of that has quite come true. Electric vehicles look very much like a regular car, but some of them perform …

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 …