This is how it works with car rental

car temptation Parts without hurry: Before you rent out your own car privately, both parties should clarify how they can avoid possible pitfalls. Photo: Christin Klose / dpa-tmn (Photo: dpa) After an accident, however, the vehicle’s third-party liability insurance usually pays for damage caused by third parties. “If you have fully comprehensive insurance, it regulates […]

US traffic safety agency investigates fatal Tesla accident in New York

Tesla The NHTSA has launched 33 investigations into Tesla accidents since 2016. (Photo: Reuters) Washington The US traffic safety agency NHTSA has opened investigations into a fatal accident in New York involving a Tesla vehicle that may be using an automated driving assistance system. As a spokeswoman for the NHTSA said on Friday (local time), […]

This is how Tesla wants to improve its AI

San Francisco, Düsseldorf If you weren’t an expert, you needed a translator when Tesla boss Elon Musk started to cheer a few days ago about the new version of his autonomous driving program. The “FSD Beta 9.2” has an “int8 quantization” and a new “VRU model” with “12 percent improvement”, enthused Musk. What the Tesla […]

How to apply for a temporary license plate

Valid for five days: short-term and transfer license plates Not for eternity: A short-term license plate is only valid for five days. Photo: Markus Scholz / dpa-tmn (Photo: dpa) If the car has already been deregistered, traders such as car manufacturers, workshops and dealers can use a red license plate, a “red number” or “workshop […]

Robotaxi company Cruise secures billion dollar loan from General Motors

Cruise Cruise presented its prototype called Origin in early 2020. (Photo: dpa) San Francisco The robot car company Cruise receives a billion-euro loan from its parent company General Motors and builds the first test vehicles for its driverless taxis. With the GM credit line of five billion dollars (4.1 billion euros), Cruise’s “war chest” has […]

Not all group subsidiaries come anymore

Difficult start for the new IAA in Munich Presentation of the new IAA concept last summer in Munich: The corona pandemic is already causing enough problems. Volkswagen is now also foregoing part of its corporate presentation. (Photo: dpa) Düsseldorf The Volkswagen Group will not be represented with all of its car brands at the new […]

Continental boss Nikolai Setzer tackles Conti’s core problems

Düsseldorf Nikolai Setzer is starting his first year with a mortgage Continental-Boss. Of the Dax-Group posted a billion-dollar loss in 2020 due to the consequences of the corona pandemic and write-offs on the value of previous company acquisitions. The shareholders acknowledged the result on Tuesday with sales: With a minus of eight percent, the share […]

These sensors help autonomous driving achieve a breakthrough

Düsseldorf Everything revolves around an actually inconspicuous, rectangular, black box. But beneath the surface is a laser technology that has been worked on for decades and that will soon become indispensable for the entire automotive industry. We are talking about lidar sensors. They are the indispensable key to the gigantic market for automated driving. Every […]

After robot cars, Uber is also selling air taxi project

Uber The driving service broker also saves on another division. (Photo: Reuters) San Francisco Uber just one day after his robot cars also sold his air taxi project. The Uber Elevate division will be taken over by the flight technology developer Joby, as the companies announced on Wednesday night. With Elevate, Uber wanted to transfer […]