Auto Manufacturers Want to Test More Driverless Cars on The Road

Automakers and technology companies want Congress to allow them to expand the number of autonomous vehicles they can put on the road.

Jun 25, 2017 9:30 AM PT

Smart Intersections to Make Traffic Lights Obsolete

The best part is, the cars don't have to be fully autonomous. Partial autonomy is all that is needed to phase out traffic lights at busy intersections. As long as the vehicles can autonomously brake and accelerate, similar to existing smart cruise control features in modern cars, they can avoid collisions without slowing down.

Jun 24, 2017 9:30 AM PT

General Motors Creates Industry's Largest Autonomous Fleet

With the addition of 130 Chevrolet Bolt EVs to its fleet of self-driving cars, General Motors has created the automotive industry's largest fleet of autonomous fleet of driverless vehicles.

Jun 24, 2017 9:00 AM PT

Sharing-economy blooms in China, while first bike-sharing startup closes shop

Bike-sharing company Wukong Bikes in China has recently filed for bankruptcy, due to 90% of its 1200 bikes being either lost or stolen.

Jun 23, 2017 5:37 PM PT

HELLA and ZF Form Partnership on Autonomous Car Technology

ZF and HELLA announced this week that the companies are entering into a strategic partnership to develop automotive technology for autonomous cars.

Jun 23, 2017 5:12 PM PT

June 23rd, 2017 News of the Day: Tesla might have its music streaming, Geely could move Lotus to China

News of the Day for June 23rd, 2017.

Jun 23, 2017 12:44 PM PT

Even Automakers Think an Autonomous Future is Way Off in the Distance

At a Senate hearing last week, Mitch Bainwol, who's the president and CEO of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, admitted that a driverless future is still 40 years away.

Jun 23, 2017 8:30 AM PT

SF Motors Buys Former Hummer Assembly Plant in Indiana to Build EVs

​SF Motors, an electric vehicle clean mobility brand based in Silicon Valley, and AM General today announced today that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which SF Motors, a subsidiary of Sokon Industry Group, will acquire AM General's sprawling commercial assembly plant (CAP) in Mishawaka, Indiana.

Jun 22, 2017 5:38 PM PT

San Francisco Startup Samsara Raises $40M in Fleet Sensoring Tech

San Francisco based startup Samsara recently has collected a new funding of $40 million, to continue its endeavor in sensor technology for fleet management.

Jun 22, 2017 4:15 PM PT

The Workhorse Group Unveils its 'SureFly' VTOL Aircraft

The Workhorse Group (NASDAQ: WKHS) revealed the SureFly aircraft at the Paris Air Show this week. The compact, lightweight, and relatively affordable helicopter could just be the next vehicle for taxi drivers, commuters, or emergency responders.

Jun 22, 2017 3:57 PM PT

June 22nd, 2017 News of the Day: Russia's Deliver raises $8M, Aston Martin to recall cars globally

News of the Day for June 22nd, 2017.

Jun 22, 2017 1:53 PM PT

Texas Clears the Way For Autonomous Car Testing

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, signed a bill that's backed by automakers, allows them to test self-driving cars without a driver behind the wheel of the vehicle.

Jun 22, 2017 10:15 AM PT

How Will Driverless Cars Share Roads with Cyclists?

Google (before Waymo) mentioned in its June 2016 report that movements of cyclists are difficult to predict. According to the tech giant, over 50,000 individuals riding bikes were injured in 2016.

Jun 22, 2017 6:20 AM PT

June 21st, 2017 News of the Day: Volvo's Polestar to make its own EV, Snapchat buys map app Zenly

News of the Day for June 21st, 2017.

Jun 21, 2017 5:43 PM PT

Q&A With Nino Tarantino CEO of Octo Telematics

Futurecar was recently given the opportunity for a Q&A with the North American CEO of Octo Telematics, Nino Tarantino. We asked him some questions about the growing company and its future plans in the new era of the connected car.

Jun 21, 2017 3:09 PM PT

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