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Mercedes Benz & Bosch to Launch a Self-driving Taxi Service in San Jose

Mercedes Benz & Bosch to Launch a Self-driving Taxi Service in San Jose

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       

GM’s Driverless Cars Expected to Roll Out Next Year

GM’s Driverless Cars Expected to Roll Out Next Year

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 Recruiting for an Autonomous Driving Team in Silicon Valley

Tencent is Recruiting for an Autonomous Driving Team in Silicon Valley

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 Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

Hyundai Investing Another $250 Million in Singapore-based Grab to Promote EVs

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        

Volkswagen and Ford Explore Self-driving and EV Partnerships

Volkswagen and Ford Explore Self-driving and EV Partnerships

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

Iconic Motorcycle Brand Harley Davidson Debuts its ‘LiveWire’ Electric Bike

Iconic Motorcycle Brand Harley Davidson Debuts its ‘LiveWire’ Electric Bike

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   

Nikola Motor Co is Building a Hydrogen-Electric Truck for the European Market

Nikola Motor Co is Building a Hydrogen-Electric Truck for the European Market

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       

HD Map Startup DeepMap Completes Series B Round, Raises $60 Million

HD Map Startup DeepMap Completes Series B Round, Raises $60 Million

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

Zero Reveals its 2019 Electric Motorcycle Lineup

Zero Reveals its 2019 Electric Motorcycle Lineup

All-electric motorcycle company, Zero, just introduced its collection of upgraded 2019 model year products.

Mia BevacquaNov 06, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Model Y and Model 3 Will be Built in Tesla’s New Chinese Gigafactory

Model Y and Model 3 Will be Built in Tesla’s New Chinese Gigafactory

Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory is planning on producing two models during its first phase project.

Manish KharintaNov 05, 2018 12:00 PM PT

Navya: Driverless Public Shuttles before Autonomous Cars

Navya: Driverless Public Shuttles before Autonomous Cars

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

Shanghai Issues License to Driverless Truck Startup TuSimple for Public Trials

Shanghai Issues License to Driverless Truck Startup TuSimple for Public Trials

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 Partners With Thor Trucks to Develop Heavy-duty Powertrain System

Axletech Partners With Thor Trucks to Develop Heavy-duty Powertrain System

Axletech and Thor Trucks have partnered up to develop a heavy-duty electric powertrain system.

Manish KharintaNov 01, 2018 11:00 AM PT

Scientists Create Micro Wasp Drones Capable of Opening Doors

Scientists Create Micro Wasp Drones Capable of Opening Doors

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

Hyundai & Kia to Offer ‘Solar Roof’ Charging on Select Vehicles

Hyundai & Kia to Offer ‘Solar Roof’ Charging on Select Vehicles

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    

General Motors Emails Buyout Offers to 18,000 Salaried Employees

General Motors Emails Buyout Offers to 18,000 Salaried Employees

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     

Ford & Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in China

Ford & Baidu to Test Self-Driving Cars in China

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     

New Apple Patent Enables Driverless Peloton Configurations and Increased Battery Efficiency

New Apple Patent Enables Driverless Peloton Configurations and Increased Battery Efficiency

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

Waymo Granted California Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup

Waymo Granted California Permit to Test Self-Driving Cars Without Human Backup

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    

Faraday Future Co-founder Resigns as the Automaker Forces Workers to Take Unpaid Leave

Faraday Future Co-founder Resigns as the Automaker Forces Workers to Take Unpaid Leave

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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