SF Motors Acquires Battery Tech Firm Lead by Tesla Co-Founder

SF Motors Inc., a Silicon Valley based electric vehicle unit of China's Chongqing Sokon Industry Group, said Thursday it has bought an EV and battery tech firm founded by former Tesla executive Martin Eberhard for $33 million.

Eric WalzOct 19, 2017 12:52 PM PT    

UK-based StreetDrone to Make Developing Autonomous Cars Easier and More Affordable

The StreetDrone ONE, which is the startup's flagship vehicle for autonomous testing and educational programs, is available for pre-order, with an estimated fulfillment date of August 2018.

Michael ChengOct 19, 2017 12:45 PM PT

China's Chongqing Changan to Stop Selling Combustion Engine Cars by 2025

Chinese automaker Chongqing Changan said on Thursday said it would stop selling internal combustion engine cars starting in 2025, and instead invest more than 100 billion yuan ($15.10 billion) to advance its ‘new energy strategy’.

Eric WalzOct 19, 2017 12:37 PM PT    

October 19, 2017 News of the Day: Google Investment Arm Invests $1 Billion in Lyft to Compete With Uber, Foxconn and IDG Seeking $1.5 Billion for Car Tech Fund

October 19, 2017 News of the Day

Eric WalzOct 19, 2017 11:55 AM PT

Nvidia Becomes the First to Unveil a Level 5 Computer

Nvidia’s new supercomputer will lead the way forward for vehicles that won’t have steering wheels or pedals, as the company is looking forward to Level 5 autonomy.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 19, 2017 9:30 AM PT   

Ushr HD Mapping Data to be Used in Cadillac's Super Cruise

Ushr Inc., creator of high-definition (HD) mapping technology today announced that its mapping platform has been implemented in the new Cadillac Super Cruise, GM’s hands-free highway driving feature. Ushr provides software that enables more precise, high-definition mapping and associated technology for autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzOct 18, 2017 2:56 PM PT     

October 18, 2017 News of the Day: GM President Dismisses Speculation on $30 Billion Tech-Unit Spinoff, China’s EV Production May Reach 1 Million Units by Next Year Says BAIC Chairman

October 18, 2017 News of the Day

Eric WalzOct 18, 2017 1:09 PM PT

Automotive Grade Linux Adds 5 New Members Including Adobe & Nuance

Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), a collaborative cross-industry effort developing an open source platform for the connected car, is announcing that five new members have joined the project including Silicon Valley based Adobe Systems and Nuance.

Eric WalzOct 18, 2017 11:21 AM PT      

Amazon Files Patent to Charge EVs on the Road with Drones

Earlier this month, the tech brand was granted a patent by the US Patent Office for a drone-to-EV charging service. Amazon is fond of drone technology, as it has been testing UAV-powered deliveries since 2013.

Michael ChengOct 17, 2017 3:00 PM PT

October 17, 2017 News of the Day: GM to Begin Testing Self-Driving Cars in New York City, Continental Develops Control Element for Automated Driving

October 17, 2017 News of the Day

Eric WalzOct 17, 2017 8:30 AM PT

Polestar Unveils its First Car - the High Performance Polestar 1

Polestar, Volvo Car Group's performance brand, has today revealed its future as a brand new standalone high-performance electric vehicle (EV) brand. Polestar confirmed plans for its first three models, a new purpose-built production facility in China and a customer-focused route to market that will set a new industry benchmark for performance vehicles.

Eric WalzOct 17, 2017 6:00 AM PT

Virgin Group Invests in Hyperloop One, to Rebrand With New Name

Virgin Group has invested in the company to form a global strategic partnership. With this partnership, Richard Branson joined the board of directors and Hyperloop One will be rebranding itself as Virgin Hyperloop One in the coming months.

Eric WalzOct 16, 2017 9:30 AM PT

October 16, 2017 News of the Day: GM Appoints New Vice President of Global Electric Vehicle Programs, VW Investing $1.7 Billion in Electric Busses, Trucks & ‘E-Roads’

October 16, 2017 News of the Day

Eric WalzOct 16, 2017 9:00 AM PT

Shell Buys NewMotion EV Charging Network in Europe

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world’s largest energy providers, has agreed to purchase NewMotion, a Dutch EV charging company that owns an operates one of Europe’s largest EV charging networks.

Eric WalzOct 16, 2017 8:10 AM PT

Nissan-Ovo Partnership Offers Vehicle-to-Grid Charging System for Massive EV Savings

According to Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO of Ovo, the V2G charging program can cover the entire estimated annual cost of owning an EV for UK residents (in the range of $465 to $600 per year).

Michael ChengOct 16, 2017 7:00 AM PT

Watch Out Tesla, GM Looks to Introduce two EVs by 2019

General Motors announced a new strategy for zero-emissions vehicles that will see the automaker put two new electric vehicles onto the road by 2019.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 15, 2017 9:40 AM PT    

American Drivers are Concerned with Autonomous Cars Getting Hacked

While the majority of American drivers aren’t interested in purchasing or even riding in a self-driving vehicle, a new report claims that hacking is still one of the things that scares them the most about the machines.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 14, 2017 10:15 AM PT   

Oct 13th, 2017 News of the Day: Baidu plans to mass produce Level 4 self-driving cars with BAIC by 2021

Oct 13th, 2017 News of the Day

LydiaOct 13, 2017 5:00 PM PT    

Hyundai Uses 100 Ioniq EVs to Launch Car-Sharing Service

Hyundai has become the latest automaker to enter the car-sharing segment with the introduction of 100 Inoiq electric vehicles in Amsterdam.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 13, 2017 4:05 PM PT   

2018 Toyota Crown Concept to Receive New V2V-Safety Features

The Toyota Crown concept is equipped with the Intelligent Transport Systems platform (ITS Connect) for V2V networking features. Such capabilities will allow the car to connect to smart sensors on roadways and other Toyota cars with the platform.

Michael ChengOct 13, 2017 8:10 AM PT

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