Front seat is a magazine program bringing you all the latest news and views from the automotive world. From cars, to drivers, the latest trends to next level innovation, in Switzerland and overseas, we’ll keep you on the right road.
Swiss race car driver Simona de Silvestro will focus on Supercar racing in Australia, and on her recent stint as a test driver for Venturi. Ahead of the Swiss E-Prix race in Bern, she talks about a potential return to Formula E racing and about what’s missing in the world of motor sports.
Green Motion sold its technology to China for a massive profit. Now CEO François Randin is using the money to fund hundreds of new chargers across Switzerland. Hannah Wise met with the entrepreneur to find out more and why he thinks installing e-chargers at rest stops is a “huge mistake.”
Revving engines and leather jackets aren’t passé, but Harley-Davidson brought its fully electric Livewire to the Geneva International Motor Show to reveal to its European customers that its business is changing. Click here to find out how.
Aiways, the new Chinese electric carmaker, has major ambition, especially in Europe. Its founder, Samuel Fu, explains why he’s so sure his company can thrive, even as the European car market slows down.
Toni Piëch, the son of a former VW chairman and scion of the Porsche family, tried to avoid the auto industry his whole life. That is, until now. The co-founder of Piëch Automotive, which produces the electric Mark Zero, says that entrepreneurs should think twice before launching their own car company. It is, he says, a “very bad idea.”
To find out why more than 56,000 people turned out in Zurich this weekend, @hannahwisecnn caught up with two Swiss racing drivers to discuss the appeal of the Zurich Auto Show and about Formula E returning to their home country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.