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VW Investing $100 Million in Solid State Battery Maker QuantumScape

VW Investing $100 Million in Solid State Battery Maker QuantumScape

Volkswagen is placing a big bet on solid state batteries for electric vehicles. The German automaker is investing $100 million in a new joint venture with Silicon Valley battery firm QuantumScape.

Eric WalzJun 21, 2018 5:57 PM PT      

Apple, BMW and Audi Among Companies Working to Create ‘Digital Key Standard’ for Cars

Apple, BMW and Audi Among Companies Working to Create ‘Digital Key Standard’ for Cars

​More than 70 leading automotive and tech companies, including Apple, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Audi, General Motors, BMW, Hyundai, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen, have joined together under the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to create the Digital Key standard for the automotive industry.

Eric WalzJun 21, 2018 11:26 AM PT       

Smart Ag Raises $5 Million to Develop Autonomous Farming Software

Smart Ag Raises $5 Million to Develop Autonomous Farming Software

Smart Ag’s area of expertise for its line of autonomous farming products is row-crop agriculture (dry bean, potato, cotton, soybeans and canola).

Michael ChengJun 21, 2018 10:24 AM PT

Audi & Hyundai to Team Up on Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Development

Audi & Hyundai to Team Up on Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Development

Hyundai Motor Co. and Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit plan to partner on vehicle development and share patent licenses to “lead industry standards” on fuel cells, Hyundai said in a statement on Wednesday.

FutureCar Staff Jun 20, 2018 6:47 PM PT      

Boston to Allow City-Wide Testing of Self-Driving Cars

Boston to Allow City-Wide Testing of Self-Driving Cars

​For the past year, city officials in Boston restricted companies testing autonomous technology to less populated, industrial areas of the city. Now that is about to change, as the city is now allowing self-driving cars to roam the streets citywide, including during the morning rush hour.

FutureCar Staff Jun 20, 2018 3:37 PM PT      

Porsche Buys Stake in Electric Car Startup Rimac

Porsche Buys Stake in Electric Car Startup Rimac

​Porsche AG has invested in electric sports car company Rimac Automobili by taking a minority stake of 10 percent. Rimac develops and produces electric vehicle components and manufactures an electric supercar—the C Two.

Eric WalzJun 20, 2018 12:09 PM PT      

Ford in Talks with Volkswagen on a Possible Truck Partnership

Ford in Talks with Volkswagen on a Possible Truck Partnership

Ford Motor Co. is exploring an alliance with Germany's Volkswagen AG in a deal that could include co-developing vans or commercial vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Jun 19, 2018 6:46 PM PT   

Uber Paying Drivers More to Use EVs in New Pilot Program

Uber Paying Drivers More to Use EVs in New Pilot Program

Uber is encouraging its driver partners to adopt electric vehicles. The company launched a new pilot with a important incentive for its drivers using electric vehicles—higher pay.

Eric WalzJun 19, 2018 4:22 PM PT     

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Model S Fire in California

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Model S Fire in California

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending a technical specialist to oversee Tesla’s examination of a Model S that caught fire while driving in slow moving traffic in Santa Monica, California last Friday, the agency said in a statement Monday.

Eric WalzJun 19, 2018 1:16 PM PT      

Ford-Owned Autonomic Partners with RideOS for New Self-Driving Tech

Ford-Owned Autonomic Partners with RideOS for New Self-Driving Tech

Founded by two members of Uber’s Advanced Technology Division, RideOS has raised $9 million in Series A funding and wants to develop software that tells autonomous cars where to go.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 19, 2018 8:15 AM PT      

Elon Musk Claims Tesla Employee Sabotaged Model 3 Assembly Line

Elon Musk Claims Tesla Employee Sabotaged Model 3 Assembly Line

Tesla has been under pressure to ramp up production of the Model 3 electric sedan since the car began rolling off the assembly line last July. It now appears that dissent within the company has led to an employee, or employees, sabotaging Tesla’s assembly line.

FutureCar Staff Jun 18, 2018 6:24 PM PT   

GM Seeking Potential IPO for its Self-Driving Unit Cruise

GM Seeking Potential IPO for its Self-Driving Unit Cruise

In order to jumpstart the company's development of autonomous driving technology, General Motors purchased San Francisco-based autonomous driving startup Cruise Automation in 2016 for nearly $1 billion. Now, GM is exploring its options, including an IPO, for the self-driving arm.

FutureCar Staff Jun 18, 2018 4:00 PM PT     

Audi CEO Arrested in Germany Over Dieselgate Scandal

Audi CEO Arrested in Germany Over Dieselgate Scandal

The fallout from the diesel emission scandal continues to rock the Volkswagen and Audi brands. German police arrested the CEO of Audi, Rupert Stadler on Monday in connection with the ongoing investigation into Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal.

Eric WalzJun 18, 2018 1:14 PM PT     

GM Investing Additional $175 Million into Cadillac for Next-Generation Sedans

GM Investing Additional $175 Million into Cadillac for Next-Generation Sedans

GM announced it is investing an additional $175 million in a Michigan plant to build two of Cadillac's next-generation sedans.

Eric WalzJun 18, 2018 11:19 AM PT     

Is Calling Cars ‘Autonomous’ Dangerous? Auto Experts Believe it is

Is Calling Cars ‘Autonomous’ Dangerous? Auto Experts Believe it is

While modern cars allow drivers to take their hands off of the steering wheel and take away a lot of the aspects of driving from the driver, experts in Britain believe calling them “autonomous” is dangerous.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 18, 2018 8:30 AM PT     

Porsche Introduces Digital Charging Service Before Taycan Launch

Porsche Introduces Digital Charging Service Before Taycan Launch

With new electric vehicles on the horizon, Porsche has introduced an app that helps owners find a charger in their vicinity and pay for it all from one place.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 17, 2018 3:00 PM PT      

The Motley Fool Names 5 Industries Autonomous Cars Will Drastically Impact

The Motley Fool Names 5 Industries Autonomous Cars Will Drastically Impact

Auto manufacturers, insurance companies, and ridesharing services are among some of the few industries that will have to be overhauled when autonomous cars come out.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 17, 2018 11:30 AM PT    

AAA Nevada Launches Driverless Bus Wedding Competition

AAA Nevada Launches Driverless Bus Wedding Competition

During the event, the self-driving bus will travel around various landmarks sprinkled around the city, such as Container Park, the Fremont Street Experience and Donut Bar.

Michael ChengJun 17, 2018 9:00 AM PT

Buick Enspire Electric SUV Concept Revealed at Beijing Auto Show

Buick Enspire Electric SUV Concept Revealed at Beijing Auto Show

Buick has released the first look of it Enspire electric SUV concept. The reveal has come just before the Beijing Auto Show which will mark the global debut of the electric concept.

Manish KharintaJun 16, 2018 11:00 AM PT

Volkswagen Uses Quantum Computing to Develop EV Batteries

Volkswagen Uses Quantum Computing to Develop EV Batteries

Volkswagen was recently able to simulate EV battery molecules on a quantum computer. Eventually, the German automaker hopes to use this technology to model complete battery structures and build a "tailor-made" battery.

Mia BevacquaJun 16, 2018 8:00 AM PT

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