Toyota Expands Partnership With Panasonic on Battery Technology

Toyota Motor Corp. is strengthening its partnership with battery producer Panasonic Corp., as the world’s largest automaker accelerates efforts towards electric cars.

Eric WalzDec 13, 2017 5:25 PM PT       

Samson Motors Flying Sports Car Coming in 2018

Samson Motors of Central Oregon, creators of the Switchblade — the world's first flying sports car, have successfully completed grueling suspension testing, and the engine was recently pushed to over 110% power in a test cell, helping ensure engine reliability in preparations for a Spring 2018 launch.

Eric WalzDec 13, 2017 1:17 PM PT     

December 13, 2017 News of the Day: Tesla Donates 100 Destination Chargers to the City of Norfolk, Apple Awards Optical Component Maker Finisar $390M

December 13, 2017 News of the Day

Eric WalzDec 13, 2017 11:55 AM PT

SPECIAL FEATURE: Unraveling the DNA of the Car of the Future, Part Two

Never before in the 130 year history of the auto industry, has the automobile undergone such revolutionary changes: Cars that drive themselves, cars that can communicate with each other and smart infrastructure, cars that are shared and not owned, and even cars that are powered by electric motors. Central to all these emerging technologies is a higher level of electrification.

Peter ElsDec 13, 2017 10:00 AM PT 

FEV Autonomous Vehicle to Make U.S. Debut at CES 2018

The FEV Group will be demonstrating some of its smart vehicle technologies for the first time on the streets of Las Vegas during the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January 2018.

Eric WalzDec 12, 2017 3:16 PM PT    

Lyft and nuTonomy Launch Driverless Rides in Boston

If the trials are completed successfully, the next step could be integration with the local public transportation system.

Michael ChengDec 12, 2017 2:22 PM PT

December 12, 2017 News of the Day: Volvo Delivers First Self-Driving XC90’s to Families in ‘Drive Me’ Project, Pepsi Reserves 100 of Tesla’s Electric Trucks

December 12, 2017 News of the Day

Eric WalzDec 12, 2017 12:01 PM PT

SPECIAL FEATURE: Unraveling the DNA of the Car of the Future, Part One

This multipart special feature looks at the rapid advancements in the automobile over the past twenty years, to the car of the future. From the humble beginnings of the electric car, to fully autonomous, internet connected vehicles equipped with advanced safety systems, powered entirely by electricity.

Eric WalzDec 12, 2017 10:00 AM PT       

Ouster Announces Launch of OS1 LiDAR, with $27M Series A Funding Round

Ouster, a San Francisco-based startup developing high performance LiDAR technology for self-driving cars, emerged from stealth today by announcing the launch of the company's new OS1 model LIDAR, as well as $27 million in Series A funding, led by Cox Enterprises.

Eric WalzDec 11, 2017 3:55 PM PT    

December 11, 2017 News of the Day: Apple AI Director Reveals More of the Company’s Self-Driving Tech, Couple Says Daimler Rented and Disassembled Their Tesla Model X to Study It

December 11, 2017 News of the Day

Eric WalzDec 11, 2017 12:04 PM PT

Global Architecture Firm HOK Wants to Redesign Cities for Driverless Cars

In the US, HOK is responsible for building the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, which is also the first LEED Platinum certified stadium in the country.

Michael ChengDec 10, 2017 10:30 AM PT

GM Aims to Have Driverless Ride-Hailing Service Up and Running by 2019

The race to get an Uber-like ride-hailing company is now heating up, as General Motors announced its plans to come out with a ride-sharing service in large cities by 2019.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 10, 2017 10:00 AM PT   

Cobalt Harvesting for EV Production Headed to the Suburbs

A Canadian company plans to recycle EV batteries to feed cobalt desire and extend EV range.

Mia BevacquaDec 09, 2017 4:05 PM PT

Highway Chargers Are Holding EVs Back From Becoming Mainstream

Electric vehicles are being held back by one thing when it comes to being accepted and having sales increase and it all boils down to the lack of super chargers along highways in North America.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 09, 2017 9:30 AM PT   

Vespa Introduces New Electric Scooter

At the Milan Motorcycle show, Vespa unveiled a pair of battery-powered scooters.

Mia BevacquaDec 08, 2017 4:15 PM PT

China EV Startup WM Motor Secures New Funding Led by Baidu Capital

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) startup WM Motor Technology Co Ltd will receive a sizable investment from a group of investors led by Baidu Capital, a unit of Chinese internet search firm Baidu Inc, WM Motors’ founder and chief executive told Reuters.

Eric WalzDec 08, 2017 3:34 PM PT     

Tesla Sets Up a R&D Center in Beijing

Tesla Motors Inc. has set up a research and development (R&D) center in Beijing, one month after the central government confirmed the company is looking to open a factory in Shanghai.

Eric WalzDec 08, 2017 3:04 PM PT

Intel Wants to Make Trips in Autonomous Cars to Mimic a Theme-Park Ride

Autonomous cars will allow drivers to gain some of the time they spend behind the wheel of a car back, but Intel thinks that time should be spent in enjoyment, not working.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 08, 2017 11:15 AM PT   

December 8, 2017 News of the Day: Ford to Build Electric Cars in Mexico, Didi Chuxing Plans to Expand Ride Hailing Service to North America, Report Says

December 8, 2017 News of the Day

Eric WalzDec 08, 2017 11:12 AM PT

SK Innovation to Build EV Battery Plant in Hungary

SK Innovation’s investment in the new battery production facility is worth $734 million. The plant will have an annual production capacity of 7.8 gigawatt hours, which can serve up to 250,000 EVs.

Michael ChengDec 08, 2017 10:05 AM PT

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