Philipp Kandal

My thoughts on
mobility of the future

5 min June 1, 2017 in

Taking a Ride in a Self-Driving Uber: Here’s What You Need to Know

Uber has got its eyes on the prize. The company is putting a lot of effort and resources into developing their self-driving technology and providing the first autonomous taxi service in the US. The transportation and ride-sharing giant started its quest to make self-driving Ubers a reality back in 2015. In 2016, the world’s first self-driving …

5 min May 29, 2017 in

How Can Connected Cars Reduce Traffic Problems

We’ve all been stuck in traffic countless times. We’ve all felt our blood pressure rising for being trapped in a sea of cars when we had somewhere important we had to be. It’s a frustrating experience, but it’s something many car owners have come to accept as an unavoidable reality of big-city life. Still, if you’re like …

5 min May 25, 2017 in

How Will AI Influence Tomorrow’s Driverless Car?

At first, there was the PC. Then the smartphone came out and revolutionized our society, the way we interact, and how we do daily tasks. Now, it seems only fair to consider the driverless car the next big thing which will shape the future. Granted, the impact of the autonomous vehicle shapes to be much bigger …

5 min May 22, 2017 in

Microsoft Boosts Effort to Get into the Connected Cars Space with Patent Licensing

The connected car market is expected to grow from 5,1 million units in 2015 to 37,7 million units by 2022, according to a recent report. The market is growing ten times faster than the overall car market, and connected car hardware and software are estimated to bring in $152 Billions in 2020. All these stats …

5 min May 18, 2017 in

How Self-Driving Cars Could Change Today’s Society

Many consider Google being the forefather of autonomous vehicles. However, experiments with self-driving cars have been made ever since the 1920’s. The first vehicle of its kind was developed in the late 80’s by Carnegie Mellon University’s Navlab. It was filled with hardware and impaired from software limitations, but still managed to achieve a hefty 20 …

5 min May 15, 2017 in

3 Technical Issues That Need to Be Addressed about Self-Driving Cars

There are multiple ways you can look at self-driving cars. The most important fact to keep in mind is they have a huge potential. But before they are widely adopted, people need to see them as reliable and trustworthy. It’s one of the reasons why countless car manufacturers and big corporations are investing millions of …

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 …