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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.