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US Department of Energy Issues $2M Grant to Develop Autonomous Fueling Stations

TuSimple Develops a Self-Driving Truck With Help From Amazon Web Services That ‘Sees' 1,000 Meters Ahead

Scientists Develop Hazardous Gas-detecting Drones, Receives Grant from the NSF

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US Department of Energy Issues $2M Grant to Develop Autonomous Fueling Stations

US Department of Energy Issues $2M Grant to Develop Autonomous Fueling Stations

The project focuses on hydrogen fuel and the development of safety standards for the autonomous stations.

Sep 21, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Electric Car Brand Polestar Announces Plans for a Subscription Service & ‘Polestar Spaces'

Electric Car Brand Polestar Announces Plans for a Subscription Service & ‘Polestar Spaces'

At a event in New York, Polestar Performance AB announced details of how it will sell and market its electric vehicles—the Polestar 1 and Polestar 2. Polestar is the new performance luxury electric brand of Volvo Cars, wholly owned by China's Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co.

Sep 20, 2018 6:50 PM PT

TuSimple Develops a Self-Driving Truck With Help From Amazon Web Services That ‘Sees' 1,000 Meters Ahead

TuSimple Develops a Self-Driving Truck With Help From Amazon Web Services That ‘Sees' 1,000 Meters Ahead

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple developed a long range perception system, which it says can see and interpret objects over a half mile away—up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) ahead. To support this robust system, the company is harnessing the computing power of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Sep 20, 2018 2:08 PM PT

Scientists Develop Hazardous Gas-detecting Drones, Receives Grant from the NSF

Scientists Develop Hazardous Gas-detecting Drones, Receives Grant from the NSF

Recently, the scientists were awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to further develop their invention through testing in live locations.

Sep 20, 2018 10:14 AM PT

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announce Deal with Google to Embed Android OS in Vehicles

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Announce Deal with Google to Embed Android OS in Vehicles

The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance and Google have announced a tech partnership to embed the Android Operating System (OS) in vehicles sold by the three automakers starting in 2021. The Android OS allows a driver to use Android and Google apps in their vehicle without having to connect a smartphone.

Sep 19, 2018 4:12 PM PT

WayRay Raises $80 Million From Porsche & Hyundai to Bring Augmented Reality to Cars

WayRay Raises $80 Million From Porsche & Hyundai to Bring Augmented Reality to Cars

WayRay, a leading company in the development of holographic augmented reality (AG) displays for cars, has announced a new investment round led by Porsche, Hyundai Motor, Alibaba Group, China Merchants Capital and others. The company is looking to become a major supplier of holographic AR solutions for the automotive industry.

Sep 19, 2018 12:12 PM PT

Ford's Mustang Electric SUV Teased as the Company Looks to Electrify its Model Lineup

Ford's Mustang Electric SUV Teased as the Company Looks to Electrify its Model Lineup

In a recent post, the Director of Ford's Team Edison leaked the first official teaser image of its upcoming electric compact utility vehicle.

Sep 19, 2018 10:55 AM PT

Audi Unveils its Electric e-tron SUV at World Premier Event in San Francisco

Audi Unveils its Electric e-tron SUV at World Premier Event in San Francisco

Audi is finally ready to take on Tesla and other automakers with a luxury, battery-powered vehicle. At a world premier event held last night in San Francisco, Audi debuted its first fully-electric vehicle, the e-tron compact crossover. Futurecar was there for the unveiling.

Sep 18, 2018 3:41 PM PT

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen Reveals its MEB Platform for its New Line of Electric Vehicles

Volkswagen premiered its new MEB (modular electrification kit) electric vehicle platform yesterday in Frankfurt. The platform will be the foundation for 27 new fully-electric models the automaker plans to build. Volkswagen plans to build up to 10 million cars using the modular architecture.

Sep 18, 2018 11:54 AM PT

France Partners with Hitachi and Bosch to Launch Autonomous Trains

France Partners with Hitachi and Bosch to Launch Autonomous Trains

The two-part program entails the development of autonomous trains for heavy freights and daily commutes for passengers.

Sep 18, 2018 10:10 AM PT

Uber in Talks to Buy Dubai-based Ride-Hailing Rival Careem for Around $2 Billion

Uber in Talks to Buy Dubai-based Ride-Hailing Rival Careem for Around $2 Billion

Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc is in talks to buy Dubai-based rival Careem Networks FZ for around $2 billion to $2.5 billion, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Sep 17, 2018 1:09 PM PT

Mercedes Concerned About Warranty Costs for Ultra-Advanced EQC SUV

Mercedes Concerned About Warranty Costs for Ultra-Advanced EQC SUV

The EQC is the first all-electric SUV Mercedes-Benz has produced. Its novelty presents uncertainty, which is why the German automaker will slow down its production.

Sep 17, 2018 11:57 AM PT

Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Announces $1 Billion Investment from Saudi's PIF

Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Announces $1 Billion Investment from Saudi's PIF

Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF) has agreed to invest over $1 billion in California-based luxury electric automaker Lucid Motors, a startup looking to rival Tesla with a ultra-luxurious car called the Air.

Sep 17, 2018 11:13 AM PT

Startup Vertical Aerospace Aims to Have Flying Taxi Service by 2022

Startup Vertical Aerospace Aims to Have Flying Taxi Service by 2022

Bristol-based startup Vertical Aerospace announced plans to launch a flying taxi service in Britain by 2022 and has conducted its first flying test.

Sep 17, 2018 8:30 AM PT

Researchers in Belgium Find Tesla Model S Can be Hacked by Cloning Key Fob

Researchers in Belgium Find Tesla Model S Can be Hacked by Cloning Key Fob

Companies that use a similar keyless entry system, including Karma, McLaren, and Triumph (the motorcycle company), could be hacked by cloned key fobs.

Sep 16, 2018 4:30 PM PT

Can More Home-based Charging Options Boost EV Adoption?

Can More Home-based Charging Options Boost EV Adoption?

According to Gil Tal, Research Director at the Plug-In Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Research Center in the University of California-Davis, more than 80 percent of EV owners charge their cars at home.

Sep 16, 2018 8:00 AM PT

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