Why Switzerland is the perfect place for a flying car
Five percent of people in Switzerland are millionaires. But that’s not the reason why flying cars would be a hit here. We caught up with the creators of PAL-V to find out what makes Switzerland the perfect place to take to the skies.
Will we really have flying cars by 2023?
We’ve all heard of self-driving cars, but what about self-flying cars? One Swiss start-up says this is the future—and it’s not that far away. Find out why they think they’ve cornered the market in developing the technology that will enable these vehicles to take to the sky.
Who’s in charge, you or the car?
With more and more driverless cars on the road, there’s worry that robots could take over the world. But there’s little reason to fret, says Joanna Bryson, a computer scientist at the University of Bath in the U.K. She also adds that it’s important to remember that “AI is an extension of people,” and we are still very much in charge.
Swiss car show with Hollywood approval: Can Grand Basel bring something new to the motor industry?
Switzerland’s newest car show is all about luxury and quality – and even has the green light from Hollywood actor Idris Elba. But despite this, Mark Backé, global manager of Grand Basel, tells Hannah Wise that the event is not elitist.
How driverless racing cars are re-shaping the insurance industry
Roborace is an autonomous car-racing competition that puts programmers in the driver’s seat. On Front Seat, we speak to one of the world’s biggest insurance groups about how this latest racing trend is helping them prepare for the future.
Meet Switzerland’s fastest woman
Jndia Erbacher is a second-generation drag racer with her sights on the big-time. But first she must compete against her own father in Europe’s first ever father-daughter race.
Our round-up of Formula E Sunday in Zurich
Missed the Swiss sporting event of the year? Fear not, Hannah Wise has this round-up from Switzerland’s first ever Formula E event and first circuit race since 1955.
Formula E: How to host a massive international motorsport event with just a few months preparation
Up to 150,000 people will gather to watch Switzerland’s first Formula E race in Zurich this weekend. But how is something like this organized? From the race course to the food trucks, Zurich has made it happen in just a few months. Pascal Derron, CEO of Swiss ePrix Operations, explains how it all came together.
Get ready for more traffic jams, warns Doris Leuthard
Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard has warned that with mobility of both people and goods on the rise, more traffic jams are to be expected. However, vehicles should pollute less thanks to cleaner transportation means, hopes Leuthard, who heads of the department of environment and transport. The federal councillor herself drives an electric car, which she took on Thursday to attend the Forum des 100 in Lausanne.
Questions about e-charging? We walk you through the options when it comes to charging your electric car
When it comes to charging your e-car, it should be as simple as charging your phone. At e-mobile their message is simple: Relax and Recharge! So what are your options? We’ll walk you through them.
World’s first light electric vehicle sharing scheme to launch in Switzerland
Enuu is launching in Switzerland this summer. It’s a light electric vehicle that you can ride around town – without a driver’s license. Is this the way forward for urban mobility?
Swiss Formula E driver Sébastien Buemi begins the countdown to the Zurich E-Prix in June
Top Swiss driver Sébastien Buemi couldn’t be prouder to bring Formula E to his home country. @hannahwisecnn caught up with him today after he drove his e-car through the streets of Zurich.
Back to nature with the camper van trend in Switzerland
Even C-level bankers are being won over by the latest innovations in camping. In this edition of Front Seat, Hannah Wise hits the road to find out just why camper vans and caravans are the latest trend for busy people who are keen to get back to nature.
CEO of Formula E: Upcoming race in Zurich „a huge deal“
With major sponsors and a new race in Zurich, Formula E is set to heat up the sports scene in Switzerland this summer. Formula E CEO Alejandro Agag talks money, the new second generation car and why Switzerland is becoming increasingly important for racing.