Yesterday was a big day for those BMW and MINI fans living in the UK, looking for a new car. The BMW Group announced a collaboration with Drover, a car subscription company, to launch a new, unique way to get access to BMW and MINI vehicles on a flexible, monthly all-in subscription basis. This comes just days after the first such pilot was launched in the US, otherwise known as Access. Now UK customers can also enjoy such a tantalizing proposition. Prospective BMW and MINI owners will be able to drive vehicles such as the MINI Hatch or ultimate driving machines in the form of BMW 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 series, as well as X and i models, for one all-inclusive monthly subscription price. Drover’s user proposition rolls the entire cost of car ownership into one monthly price, including the cost of the car, insurance, maintenance, servicing, taxes and breakdown-cover. Users can sign up here and the same portal is used for them to swap, upgrade or downgrade their car monthly cost or … [Read more...] about BMW and MINI Models Now Available with Subscription Service in UK
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by Common Sense ByJames B. Stewart April 5, 2018 As I zipped up the West Side Highway the other day in a gleaming red Tesla Model 3, I found myself wondering: Are American drivers ready for Autopilot? Autopilot is Tesla’s enhanced driver-assistance technology, which the company maintains is the most advanced system available. Tesla says all its vehicles “have the hardware needed for full self-driving capability at a safety level substantially greater than that of a human driver.” In this case, I was the human. I had tried a gull-wing Model X last fall with an earlier version of Autopilot, but since then the stakes — for both Tesla and consumers — have soared. On March 23, a driver was killed in Mountain View, Calif., after a Model X crashed into a concrete highway divider while Autopilot was … [Read more...] about With Tesla in a Danger Zone, Can Model 3 Carry It to Safety?
Tweet TweetWhen we think of VL Automotive, we are referring to a close collaboration that the company is having with the Fisker. The first product of the company, the Destino, is a conversion between the Karma and the Destino Red Concept, which was unveiled at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show for the first time. The car is actually the same hardtop convertible Karma that Fisker was showing in 2009. So it was quite a surprise to see Bob Lutz, the half-owner of the VL Automotive, ready to convert the new electric vehicle, which is the Tesla Model S, into a gas-powered vehicle. Or not? So what are Lutz`s intentions with the Tesla model? Is he trying to convince the Model S owners to buy the Destino? There is no doubt that, according to Lutz, the VL Automotive succeeded in selling nine Destino conversions so far. The cars cost $200,000 each, with a previous estimate of $180,000 and too high for the previous $116,000 price for the original Karma. For this kind of money, we are talking about a … [Read more...] about VL Automotive to Offer V8 for Tesla Model S
January 12, 2016 by Jensen Huang Yann LeCun invited me to speak at this week’s inaugural symposium on “The Future of AI” at NYU. It’s an amazing gathering of leaders in the field to discuss the state of AI and its continued advancement. Here’s what I talked about — how deep learning is a new software model that needs a new computing model; why AI researchers have adopted GPU-accelerated computing; and NVIDIA’s ongoing efforts to advance AI as we enter into its exponential adoption. And why, after all these years, AI has taken off. The Big Bang For as long as we have been designing computers, AI has been the final frontier. Building intelligent machines that can perceive the world as we do, understand our language, and learn from examples has been the life’s work of computer scientists for over five decades. Yet, it took the combination of Yann LeCun’s work in Convolutional Neural Nets, Geoff Hinton’s back-propagation and … [Read more...] about Accelerating AI with GPUs: A New Computing Model
Toyota and Suzuki have announced the conclusion of a basic agreement which will see a mutual supply of hybrid and other vehicles between the two companies for the Indian market. Specifically, Suzuki is set to provide the Baleno and Vitara Brezza models to Toyota, while Toyota will supply the Corolla Altis to Suzuki. The vehicles will be sold by the respective Indian subsidiaries of both companies through their sales networks. The announcement added that specific details such as vehicle specifications and pricing as well as the schedule of the start of supply and the number of units that will be provided will be considered at a later stage. The automakers said that in line with the “Make in India” initiative promoted by the Indian government, they will strive towards realising this vision by procuring components locally to the best extent possible. The two automakers have been exploring concrete projects for collaboration in a variety of areas, including that of a mutual … [Read more...] about Toyota and Suzuki to supply vehicles models to each other in India