A select group of riders in San Jose, California, will soon be able to hail a ride in a self-driving Mercedes Benz. The city was chosen as the pilot city for a new autonomous ride-hailing service. San Jose is the third largest city in California.
Eric WalzNov 08, 2018 11:21 AM PT
According to company head Mary Barra, the units will initially operate in geo-fenced locations, like Waymo’s current fleet of self-driving vans.
Michael ChengNov 08, 2018 6:00 AM PT
Tencent is looking to assemble a autonomous driving team in Silicon Valley. The company posted an advertisement on the business networking site LinkedIn to recruit autonomous driving engineers and researchers in the U.S.
FutureCar Staff Nov 07, 2018 3:31 PM PT
Hyundai Motor Group and Grab Holdings Inc. (Grab), one of Southeast Asia’s largest mobile platforms, announced an agreement in which Hyundai Motor Company and Kia will invest an additional $250 million into Grab and establish a partnership to promote EV programs across Southeast Asia.
Eric WalzNov 07, 2018 11:42 AM PT
So far, we know that both parties have expressed interest in co-developing commercial vehicles, which includes driverless cars and EVs.
Michael ChengNov 07, 2018 6:00 AM PT
American motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson debuted the production version of its electric motorcycle at the EICMA motorcycle show Milan, Italy on Tuesday.
FutureCar Staff Nov 06, 2018 5:52 PM PT
As the auto industry focuses much of its attention on developing electric vehicles, Nikola Motor Company is developing hydrogen-powered semi trucks as a viable alternative to traditional diesel-powered trucks. The truck manufacturer has announced a new hydrogen-powered truck specifically for the European market.
Eric WalzNov 06, 2018 3:34 PM PT
Based on the company’s funding record, it is possible to see that DeepMap has started to gain traction in the autonomous driving sector after its Series A round in May 2016.
Michael ChengNov 06, 2018 9:00 AM PT
All-electric motorcycle company, Zero, just introduced its collection of upgraded 2019 model year products.
Mia BevacquaNov 06, 2018 6:00 AM PT
Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory is planning on producing two models during its first phase project.
Manish KharintaNov 05, 2018 12:00 PM PT
Many tech-savvy consumers envision their first driverless experience to take place in a private car; though according to French startup Navya, such bucket-list goals are more likely to be fulfilled in a self-driving public shuttle.
Michael ChengNov 05, 2018 5:50 AM PT
Since its inception, the business has amassed a whopping $83 million in funding, spread across three financing rounds (notable investors include Sina, Composite Capital Management and Nvidia GPU Ventures).
Michael ChengNov 02, 2018 6:00 AM PT
Axletech and Thor Trucks have partnered up to develop a heavy-duty electric powertrain system.
Manish KharintaNov 01, 2018 11:00 AM PT
Inspired by the natural capabilities of wasps and geckos, the micro drones are equipped with adhesives, a winch and cable for pulling large objects.
Michael ChengNov 01, 2018 6:00 AM PT
Kia Motors and Hyundai have announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. The automakers will embed electricity-generating solar panels into the roof or hood of its vehicles.
FutureCar Staff Oct 31, 2018 5:18 PM PT
Automaker General Motors is looking at ways to cut costs amid tariffs and other pressures from the market and announced that its sent buyout offers to 18,000 salaried employees. The buyouts were sent to GM employees with over twelve years of service.
FutureCar Staff Oct 31, 2018 3:12 PM PT
The Ford Motor Company and China’s Baidu launched a two-year project on Wednesday to test self-driving vehicles on Chinese roads. The move is another partnership between a tech company and established automaker in the race to develop autonomous driving technology.
Eric WalzOct 31, 2018 10:50 AM PT
According to Apple, the autonomous driving feature can be used with two or more driverless cars. Load-sharing in a peloton configuration is facilitated by a sturdy arm that creates a connection between the internal batteries of the cars.
Michael ChengOct 31, 2018 6:00 AM PT
The California DMV has granted Waymo the first ever permit to test its driverless minivans without a human backup, meaning there will be no test driver sitting in the driver’s seat.
FutureCar Staff Oct 30, 2018 4:01 PM PT
Financially troubled EV startup Faraday Future (FF) is on the brink of collapse and the company’s co-founder Nick Samson has resigned from the company, stating the automaker "is effectively insolvent in both its financial and personnel assets."
Eric WalzOct 30, 2018 2:51 PM PT
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