Front Seat

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.
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Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Frédéric Lelièvre
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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?
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
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.
Hannah Wise
"Geneva Motor Show probably the best car show" says CNN Money's Auto Correspondent
Hannah Wise speaks to Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNN Money’s Auto Correspondent, as he cuts through the jargon to bring us the highlights of the Geneva International Motor Show 2018. He finds out just how much you can spend at the world’s most luxurious car exhibition and reveals some of the challenges facing the car industry today.
Hannah Wise
Young female racer signs as test driver for Swiss F1 team Sauber
Tatiana Calderón is embracing her Swiss connections as she signs as a new test driver for Sauber. She tells Hannah Wise why gender stereotypes are pushing her to be better than her male peers.

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