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.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 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.

Michael ChengJun 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.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 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.

ClaireJun 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.

Eric WalzJun 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.

ClaireJun 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.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 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.

Eric WalzJun 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.

ClaireJun 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.

Eric WalzJun 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.

ClaireJun 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.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 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.

Michael ChengJun 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.

ClaireJun 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.

Eric WalzJun 21, 2017 3:09 PM PT      

Kalanick resigns from Uber CEO position under shareholder pressure

One week after Travis Kalanick announced his indefinite absence of leave from Uber to recharge himself, the Uber founder was forced by investors to step down Tuesday night according to insider resources.

ClaireJun 21, 2017 2:34 PM PT

Waymo Says Goodbye to Firefly Driverless Fleet

The two seater took on the company’s vision for fully driverless transportation, as the vessels did not have any pedals or steering wheels. It also didn’t have any airbags, according to Matt McFarland from CNN.

Michael ChengJun 21, 2017 8:58 AM PT

GM to Mass Produce Self-Driving Bolt EVs

General Motors announced last week that it used mass production techniques to finish a batch of 130 Chevy Bolt EVs containing self-driving technology. GM joins Tesla in adding self-driving hardware during the assembly process.

Eric WalzJun 20, 2017 5:36 PM PT   

Fisker EMotion Takes EV Performance and Design to New Heights

The unit is packed with a patent-pending battery (li-ion NMC battery cells) that offers up to 400 miles per charge, capable of facilitating a top speed of 161 miles per hour. The all-electric sedan will debut with a price tag of $130,000.

Michael ChengJun 20, 2017 11:57 AM PT

June 19th, 2017 News of the Day: Subaru Updates its Eyesight Self-Driving, Mercedes Targets Millennials

Subaru will roll out an updated version of its EyeSight safety system this summer in Japan, 2018 Honda Accord that will make its global debut in Detroit and via YouTube Livestream, The next generation Mercedes A-Class to target millennials

Eric WalzJun 19, 2017 6:56 PM PT     

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