AD #2048 – BMW Hover Ride Design Concept, More Collaboration Needed for Autonomy, GM Management Shake-Up?

February 17th, 2017 at 11:33am

Runtime: 7:34

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- GM Management Shake-Up?
- BMW Hover Ride Design Concept
- Honda Marine Engine Inspired by NSX
- Mercedes-AMG Creates Sleek Boat
- OEMs Need to Collaborate on Maps for Autonomy

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11 Comments to “AD #2048 – BMW Hover Ride Design Concept, More Collaboration Needed for Autonomy, GM Management Shake-Up?”

  1. buzzerd Says:

    The Honda motor looks all pretty and stuff but how pretty would it look if you had to stuff in the back of your pick up or park it on the garage floor for the off season.

  2. Ziggy Says:

    For something automotive a little different, check out how the Russians travel off-road, they are some of the coolest amphibious all terrain vehicles I have seen so far, their website is tingeratv.com. Enjoy.

  3. Kit Gerhart Says:

    2 I’d be concerned about reliability, given a friend’s experience with a Russian motocycle, but that Tinger looks like a very versatile machine.

  4. Drew Says:

    All of autonomy needs 100% collaboration, period. The fundamental challenges are the same for every OEM, so there is no reason to “re-invent the wheel”. People flipping between different cars also have the right to expect the same autonomous behavior to weather, road and traffic conditions. At the risk of hurting feelings, OEMs are nuts for investing in their own home-grown efforts (are you listening Ford?).

  5. Chuck Grenci Says:

    Has Mary Barra stopped the bleeding at GM or has GM as a whole stopped the bleeding; my take on it, is they have. Why the stock does not reflect that, is confidence with investors; that will take time. That, and with competition so brutal in the auto industry, alone with so many “like” products, it is tough to pick a company that might or might not ride the wave to increased value.

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    It’s unfortunate that car companies can’t just concentrate on designing and building cars, without having to deal with financial activists.

  7. Ziggy Says:

    @3 I know what you mean about the reliability, unfortunately I don’t know anyone that has one since they are not yet imported into this country, they are sold only in Sweden and of course Russia.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7 I have looked at the web site only on my phone. I’ll check it on a bigger screen, to learn more. I assume it would use hydrostatic drive for the skid steer tracks, and probably has a propeller for the boat function. I doubt that it goes very fast, on either land or water. It should go almost anywhere, though.

  9. Kit Gerhart Says:

    This afternoon, I saw an interesting EV, a C6 Corvette I was told had just set a world record for street legal EV’s, 190 mph from a standind start mile. The run was done on the shuttle landing strip at Kennedy Space Center.

  10. Ziggy Says:

    @8 Actually they use disc brakes with a CVT and differential to brake one side or the other, and the only thing that propels them in water is the tracks, so like you said, they don’t go very fast in the water but they do go some so they are, like you said again, able to go just about anywhere. I like them better than the Argo, Max, or Muddox AATVs you can buy in this country since they already come with tracks, the best way to get the best traction and lowest ground pressure, and you don’t have to worry about getting a flat tire.

  11. Kit Gerhart Says:

    10 Thanks for the info.