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Britain Goes All in on EVs With New Road to Zero Plan

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Wayve Taught a Car to Drive Autonomously in Just 20 Minutes

Wayve Taught a Car to Drive Autonomously in Just 20 Minutes

A team of researchers in Britain under the company name of Wayve, showcased its "reinforcement learning" algorithm that, when used in tandem with a human safety driver, taught a vehicle how to drive autonomously in just 20 minutes.

Jul 17, 2018 8:30 AM PT

Google Co-founder Larry Page Invests in Flying Car Startup Opener

Google Co-founder Larry Page Invests in Flying Car Startup Opener

The single-seater unit has been in development for almost seven years, with more than 1,400 test flights conducted and over 12,000 miles flown during the program.

Jul 16, 2018 6:02 PM PT

Britain Goes All in on EVs With New Road to Zero Plan

Britain Goes All in on EVs With New Road to Zero Plan

Britain is taking its largest step towards making electric vehicles more mainstream, as the country announced a large and innovative plan called Road to Zero that will put the UK at the forefront for the adoption of electric vehicles.

Jul 16, 2018 8:30 AM PT

Uber, Lime Partner to Add Electric Scooters to Transportation Lineup

Uber, Lime Partner to Add Electric Scooters to Transportation Lineup

Dockless electric scooters are becoming more popular in large cities and Uber is looking to capitalize on the new type of transportation by expanding its application to the two-wheelers.

Jul 15, 2018 6:00 PM PT

Baidu and Intel Partner Up to Develop Safer Autonomous Vehicles  ​

Baidu and Intel Partner Up to Develop Safer Autonomous Vehicles ​

Chinese multinational technology company Baidu is partnering up with American multinational tech giant Intel on a venture which aims to make autonomous cars safer.

Jul 15, 2018 12:00 PM PT

Tesla's New Update Delivers Better Performance Than Expected

Tesla's New Update Delivers Better Performance Than Expected

Result of a recent test has managed to successfully evaluate a performance update which was announced by the Tesla last year for its Model X and Model S EVs.

Jul 15, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Otto Co-founder Anthony Levandowski Starts New Self-driving Business

Otto Co-founder Anthony Levandowski Starts New Self-driving Business

Caught in stealth mode, the company is expected to specialize in self-driving trucks – just like Otto.

Jul 14, 2018 12:00 PM PT

Recent Study Shows Drivers Still Fear Autonomous Vehicles

Recent Study Shows Drivers Still Fear Autonomous Vehicles

Esurance recently conducted a study to analyze the future of self-driving vehicles. The results show most drivers still aren't willing to accept autonomous cars, even though the technology can save them both time and money.

Jul 14, 2018 8:00 AM PT

China Gives Daimler Green Light to Test Autonomous Cars in Beijing

China Gives Daimler Green Light to Test Autonomous Cars in Beijing

While China is pushing automakers to switch gears to develop electrified cars that meet is strict regulations, the country has opened its doors to allow Daimler to test self-driving vehicles in Beijing.

Jul 13, 2018 9:15 AM PT

Demand for Lithium-Ion Batteries Expected to Double by 2024

Demand for Lithium-Ion Batteries Expected to Double by 2024

The rise in global EV production has created an increased need for lithium-ion batteries, and the rare materials used inside. Soon, demand may outweigh supply.

Jul 13, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Aurora Labs Raises $8.4 Million for its 'Self-Healing' Automotive Software

Aurora Labs Raises $8.4 Million for its 'Self-Healing' Automotive Software

Aurora Labs, an Israeli-based company working on predictive maintenance solutions for automotive software, announced it closed an $8.4 million A round of financing led by Fraser McCombs Capital and MizMaa Ventures. Aurora will use the new funds to expand its international presence beyond its recently opened Munich, Germany office and to expand its research and development.

Jul 12, 2018 2:15 PM PT

Baidu Crosses Major Milestone in Driverless Bus Production

Baidu Crosses Major Milestone in Driverless Bus Production

The buses are electric, making the units ‘futureproof' for cities interested in using the sustainable shuttles to meet their new energy goals.

Jul 12, 2018 11:00 AM PT

Mapping Startup Mapillary Hires Computer Vision Expert From Apple

Mapping Startup Mapillary Hires Computer Vision Expert From Apple

Sweden-based mapping startup Mapillary has poached a high-level computer vision expert from Apple. Till Quack, a engineering manager who oversaw augmented reality (AR) and self-driving efforts for Apple will become Mapillary's vice president of product. Mapillary uses crowd-sourced data to collect street-level images for map building.

Jul 12, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Nissan Powers Amsterdam Stadium with Second-life EV Batteries

Nissan Powers Amsterdam Stadium with Second-life EV Batteries

Secondary uses for EV batteries include demand charge management and integration with solar-powered systems, such as LED street lamps.

Jul 11, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Tesla to Build China Factory to Produce 500,000 Vehicles Annually

Tesla to Build China Factory to Produce 500,000 Vehicles Annually

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has secured a deal with Chinese authorities to build a vehicle assembly plant in Shanghai, its first factory outside the United States. The new factory will eventually increase Tesla's total vehicle output by 50 percent.

Jul 10, 2018 7:00 PM PT

BMW Joining Baidu's Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

BMW Joining Baidu's Apollo Autonomous Driving Platform

Chinese internet search giant Baidu and Germany's BMW Group today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the BMW Group to join Baidu's Apollo, the company's open autonomous driving platform, as a board member.

Jul 10, 2018 4:00 AM PT

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