The BMW Vision M NEXT shows how the future of the BMW M brand might look – in the form of an eye-catching electrified sports car.

The Nissan IMs, unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show, is a completely new type of car – an “elevated sports sedan” that takes advantage of the packaging, platform and powertrain technology developed through Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is globally renowned for its pioneering vision and championing of new technologies, and at CES 2019, it reinforced that viewpoint with an incredible new vehicle.

Advanced safety technology built into General Motors (GM) vehicles can reduce crashes by up to 43%, according to a study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in the United States, which investigates reported car accidents across 23 states. General Motors is working towards a future of zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestions, and the results of this study demonstrate the effectiveness of the steps already taken to achieve this goal.

Volvo Cars has reached an agreement with Baidu, the leading Chinese internet search provider, to jointly develop electric and fully autonomous drive-compatible cars with the aim of mass producing them for China, the largest car market in the world.

Jaguar Land Rover has fitted ‘virtual eyes’ to intelligent pods to understand how humans will trust self-driving vehicles, as research studies suggest that as many as 63% of pedestrians worry about how safe it will be to cross the road in the future

Chinese e-commerce behemoth Alibaba Cloud has announced a partnership agreement with Autonomic which will see the entities collaborate to introduce a transportation mobility cloud (TMC) software that can be used to connect vehicles in China.

Chinese search engine colossus Baidu and the BMW Group has formally announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), under which the BMW Group will join Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform by Baidu, as a board member.

A number of global car manufacturers leading the charge towards a future of self-driving cars and connected vehicles have expressed their frustration at the impact of wireless interference.

Premium automobile manufacturer Audi, and 5G innovation leader, Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) are announcing plans to pioneer the use of 5G technology for automotive production.