Ford is investing $1B to develop its driverless car’s brain

Ford announced last Friday that it will inject $1 billion into an artificial intelligence startup called Argo AI, to build up the brain systems of its self-driving cars.

ClaireFeb 17, 2017 3:15 PM PT

The Smart Belt Coalition Takes Shape

Three states have joined together to create a massive autonomous vehicle testing zone.

Aaron PhillipsFeb 17, 2017 11:10 AM PT

Chevy Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars': GM CEO Mary Barra

GM CEO Mary Barra Chevy said Bolt EV is basis for 'huge range of electric cars during an interview with CNET's Roadshow in Detroit.

GreenCarReportsFeb 16, 2017 7:55 PM PT  

Volkswagen to build 500 EV charging stations with $2 billion plan

Volkswagen recently announced its 2-billion plan to build infrastructure for plug-in cars. And this move is seen by many as an endeavour to rebuild its image to opt for clean energy vehicles after the diesel emission scandal.

ClaireFeb 16, 2017 3:30 PM PT

Wireless Companies Chase After Automotive Technology Makers

Wireless companies are diving into the automotive space.

Timothy Healey Feb 16, 2017 12:40 PM PT

Castrol, Nexcel, and the 90-second oil change

Castrol, Nexcel, and the 90-second oil change

MotorTrendFeb 16, 2017 12:25 PM PT    

UAW goes on the offensive in attempt to unionize Tesla’s factory, sends out organizers

UAW goes on the offensive in attempt to unionize Tesla’s factory, sends out organizers

ElectrekFeb 16, 2017 10:35 AM PT   

Uber, Zipcar Announce Partnership for Car-Sharing Deal

Ride-hailing app Uber and car-sharing service Zipcar announced a partnership where Zipcar would offer its vehicles Uber drivers. The deal is currently only available to drivers in Boston, MA, but could expand to other cities in the United States.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 15, 2017 7:30 PM PT

Jaguar thinks you shouldn’t have to leave your car to pay for gas

Jaguar thinks you shouldn’t have to leave your car to pay for gas. Jaguar and Shell are teaming up to launch a brand-new feature that allows drivers to pay for gasoline without ever leaving their car. Starting today, drivers of select models will be able to use their car’s touchscreen display to pay for fuel at participating gas stations with a new cashless payment app produced by Shell.

TheVergeFeb 15, 2017 3:30 PM PT    

Google's self-driving unit lost execs by overpaying them

Google's autonomous-driving project, which launched in 2010 and was rebranded as Waymo late last year, has been losing some executives because the division's compensation system paid some executives enough money to be financially independent, Bloomberg News reports, citing people familiar with the process

AutoblogFeb 15, 2017 1:25 PM PT   

Honda partners with new DRIVE smart mobility startup hub in Tel Aviv

Smart mobility testing centers are popping up around the world, but DRIVE’s backers will have to be intimately involved to get a leg up on the competition. Honda partners with new DRIVE smart mobility startup hub in Tel Aviv.

TechCrunchFeb 15, 2017 11:30 AM PT   

Japan to Start Truck Platooning Tests on Public Roads by 2018

From a long-term perspective, the country is fully committed to curtailing its aging roster of truck drivers by introducing autonomous capabilities to fleets of local trucks.

Michael ChengFeb 15, 2017 6:08 AM PT

Ford Investing $1 Billion Into AI Startup Founded By Google, Uber Veterans

Last week, Ford announces plans to invest $1 billion, which will be doled out over a five-year period, to an artifical intelligence startup called Argo AI.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 14, 2017 3:15 PM PT

Dubai hopes to launch self-flying drone taxi service this summer

Dubai hopes to launch self-flying drone taxi service this summer

AutoblogFeb 14, 2017 2:25 PM PT  

Hyundai announces highly competitive pricing for IONIQ Electric in the US: $29,500 before incentive

Hyundai announces highly competitive pricing for IONIQ Electric in the US: $29,500 before incentive (under $20,000 in CA after)

ElectrekFeb 14, 2017 2:05 PM PT   

Watch Drive.ai’s self-driving car handle California city streets on a rainy night

Autonomous vehicle system startup Drive.ai is ready to show off its technology in use for the first time, with a video showing the company’s test vehicle making its way through the streets of Mountain View.

TechCrunchFeb 14, 2017 10:55 AM PT

Are Uber's Driverless Trucks Violating California Law?

Like Uber’s controversial move to pursue public testing of autonomous vehicles in the area, Otto has failed to obtain a permit for its pilot programs around the highways of San Francisco.

Michael ChengFeb 14, 2017 9:30 AM PT

Hyperloop One Ex-Cofounder Brings Arrivo to the Hyperloop Hame

Brogan BamBrogan, the co-founder of Hyperloop One who got ousted from the company in 2016, has recently started his own transportation corporation called Arrivo, to take aim at Hyperloop One.

ClaireFeb 13, 2017 3:45 PM PT

The GHSA Believes States Need To Be Better Prepared For Autonomous Cars

In a lengthy report put out by the GHSA, the administration warns states of the pitfalls of having autonomous cars sharing the road with conventional vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 12, 2017 11:15 AM PT

Who Is Winning in Autonomous Technology?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently publicized a series of reports submitted by 11 companies that were issued autonomous testing permits. Some facts and numbers displayed in each report show some signs of who is leading the game.

ClaireFeb 11, 2017 11:00 AM PT

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