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Decentralized Autonomous Vehicles Foundation Secures Major Investment from Block Crafters Capital

Decentralized Autonomous Vehicles Foundation Secures Major Investment from Block Crafters Capital

The DAV Foundation, the Swiss-based blockchain startup building a decentralized network for autonomous vehicles, announced it has secured significant investment from South Korean-based Block Crafters Capital.

Eric WalzApr 23, 2018 12:20 PM PT    

American Center for Mobility Chooses Microsoft as Cloud Provider

American Center for Mobility Chooses Microsoft as Cloud Provider

The recently opened American Center for Mobility (ACM) has chosen Microsoft as its data infrastructure and cloud provider. Advancements in autonomous vehicle development are expected from the partnership.

Mia BevacquaApr 22, 2018 2:30 PM PT

Automobili Pininfarina Reveals All-Electric Supercar

Automobili Pininfarina Reveals All-Electric Supercar

By 2020, new luxury car company, Automobili Pininfarina, plans to release a1,500 horsepower electric supercar.

Mia BevacquaApr 22, 2018 11:30 AM PT

LiDAR Company Luminar Making Moves to Dominate Autonomous Segment

LiDAR Company Luminar Making Moves to Dominate Autonomous Segment

Luminar is betting big on scale to challenge leaders in the LiDAR segment.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 22, 2018 9:00 AM PT      

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Calls Excessive Automation for the Model 3 a Mistake

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Calls Excessive Automation for the Model 3 a Mistake

Elon Musk aimed to reinvent the manufacturing and production line process for its mass market electric vehicle, the Tesla Model 3. To achieve the same Musk demanded that almost all aspect of manufacturing and production line be highly automated. This resulted in a setup which was almost void of any human intervention.

Manish KharintaApr 22, 2018 8:10 AM PT

Ford to Launch an Independent Driverless Fleet Network by 2021

Ford to Launch an Independent Driverless Fleet Network by 2021

By 2021 Ford Motor company plans to set up its self-driving taxi service at scale. The company aims to use its robo-taxi network to move both goods and passengers. Most of the vehicles will be custom built for the platform and Ford is not developing the technology to enter into a partnership with another third-party ride-hailing operator.

Manish KharintaApr 21, 2018 11:45 AM PT    

Volkswagen Expresses Interest in Forming Alliance for Driverless Cars

Volkswagen Expresses Interest in Forming Alliance for Driverless Cars

Volkswagen did not reveal exactly how it plans to form alliances in the self-driving arena. As a leading car and truck manufacturer, the company is expected to collaborate with other large, well-established auto brands.

Michael ChengApr 21, 2018 9:30 AM PT

Autonomous Electric Shuttles to Begin Service in Ann Arbor

Autonomous Electric Shuttles to Begin Service in Ann Arbor

Navya plans to put two, 15-seat shuttles into service by the end of the month to test its new autonomous technology.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 21, 2018 9:30 AM PT     

Jaguar Land Rover Working on Technology to Help Cars See Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover Working on Technology to Help Cars See Around Corners

Jaguar Land Rover is leading a new project to develop self-driving cars that can ‘see’ at blind intersections and even through obstacles.

FutureCar Staff Apr 20, 2018 3:04 PM PT     

Revolt to Electrify BMW’s Classic R71 Motorcycle

Revolt to Electrify BMW’s Classic R71 Motorcycle

ReVolt Electric Motorbikes is a new company conceived by Alternet Systems, Inc. Florida-based Alternet is applying its portfolio of lithium battery technologies to empower commercially viable, environmentally sustainable alternatives to existing consumer markets. One of those alternatives is a electric motorcycle with retro-styling.

FutureCar Staff Apr 20, 2018 1:11 PM PT   

China’s FAW to Partner with BYTON to Build its Electric Vehicles

China’s FAW to Partner with BYTON to Build its Electric Vehicles

China’s oldest automaker FAW (First Automotive Works), has announced a partnership with BYTON—one of China’s newest electric automakers. The collaboration is another example of a tech company partnering with a traditional automaker in an automotive industry on the verge of widespread electrification and autonomous driving.

Eric WalzApr 20, 2018 10:49 AM PT     

Terrafugia Supplements Flying Car Operations after Geely Acquisition

Terrafugia Supplements Flying Car Operations after Geely Acquisition

The Boston-based business is currently active in the space, with hints of new hiring programs to supplement its ongoing projects.

Michael ChengApr 20, 2018 10:00 AM PT

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo Goes From Virtual Reality to Real-Life Car

Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo Goes From Virtual Reality to Real-Life Car

What started off as a simple concept for the Vision Gran Turismo program is now coming to life to act as a race taxi for Formula E.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 20, 2018 9:00 AM PT    

Californians Aren’t Interested in Having Autonomous Cars in their Neighborhoods

Californians Aren’t Interested in Having Autonomous Cars in their Neighborhoods

California may be one of the primary states that automakers and companies use to test their autonomous vehicles, but 58 percent of people that live there don’t want self-driving cars on the road.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 19, 2018 10:15 AM PT     

Spotify Leak Hints at Development of In-car Music Player Device

Spotify Leak Hints at Development of In-car Music Player Device

The compact device was leaked (intentionally?) earlier this year to several customers, via an offer inside the official mobile app.

Michael ChengApr 19, 2018 8:30 AM PT

Sweden Deploys World's First EV Charging Road

Sweden Deploys World's First EV Charging Road

From a safety perspective, the rail-and-arm EV charging method is a huge improvement from the country’s previous proposal to power electrified and hybrid trucks via a network of overhead electric lines.

Michael ChengApr 19, 2018 7:15 AM PT

GM Appoints New Cadillac President After U.S. Sales Fall

GM Appoints New Cadillac President After U.S. Sales Fall

General Motors has unexpectedly replaced the U.S. head of its Cadillac luxury brand, as it struggles to compete against German and Japanese luxury automakers in the U.S.

Eric WalzApr 18, 2018 11:33 AM PT     

Tesla to Operate its California Assembly Line 24 Hrs a Day to Increase Model 3 Production

Tesla to Operate its California Assembly Line 24 Hrs a Day to Increase Model 3 Production

Tesla will begin around-the-clock production at its Fremont, Calif., assembly plant as it tries to ramp up Model 3 output to 6,000 units a week by the end of June, according to an internal company email.

FutureCar Staff Apr 18, 2018 10:42 AM PT   

China to End Foreign Ownership Caps on Local Auto Companies by 2022

China to End Foreign Ownership Caps on Local Auto Companies by 2022

​China said it will end foreign ownership caps on local auto companies by 2022 and will remove restrictions on new-energy vehicle (NEV) ventures this year, a major shift that will open the doors to one of the world’s largest automotive markets to foreign carmakers such as Tesla.

Eric WalzApr 17, 2018 5:17 PM PT      

VW’s Electrify America Selects Suppliers for U.S. EV Chargers

VW’s Electrify America Selects Suppliers for U.S. EV Chargers

Volkswagen AG unit Electrify America said on Tuesday it has selected several suppliers, including Switzerland’s ABB Ltd and South Korea’s Signet EV Inc, to install more than 2,000 high-speed electric vehicle chargers in the United States by the end of 2019.

Eric WalzApr 17, 2018 3:26 PM PT      

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