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Tesla Updates its Autopilot to Work on Highway Interchanges

Tesla Updates its Autopilot to Work on Highway Interchanges

Tesla models equipped with the latest software version will now be able to navigate freeway interchanges autonomously. The new feature is called “Navigate on Autopilot” and uses the car’s built-in navigation system to guide the vehicle from a freeway on-ramp to the off-ramp.

Eric WalzOct 30, 2018 11:49 AM PT     

BMW i4 Slated to Rival Tesla Sedans in 2021

BMW i4 Slated to Rival Tesla Sedans in 2021

During the recent Paris Motor Show, the current chairman of the board of management for BMW, Harald Krueger confirmed that the company will launch the BMW i4 shortly after the launch of BMW iX3 and iNEXT electric crossover.

Manish KharintaOct 30, 2018 6:00 AM PT    

Intel Owned Mobileye & VW to Launch an Autonomous Taxi Service in Israel

Intel Owned Mobileye & VW to Launch an Autonomous Taxi Service in Israel

​Automaker Volkswagen and Intel’s Mobileye are planning to launch Israel’s first ever ride-hailing service using a fleet of self-driving cars. The service is scheduled to begin early next year and roll out in phases reaching full commercialization in 2022.

Eric WalzOct 29, 2018 4:52 PM PT      

BMW to Ramp Up EV Battery Production at its Dingolfing Plant

BMW to Ramp Up EV Battery Production at its Dingolfing Plant

German automaker BMW is gearing up its Dingolfing factory to supply the batteries for the upcoming fully-electric MINI. BMW said the plant will also support other future electric models.

FutureCar Staff Oct 29, 2018 1:49 PM PT     

Ford is Experimenting with ‘Miracle Material’ to Make Vehicles Stronger & Quieter

Ford is Experimenting with ‘Miracle Material’ to Make Vehicles Stronger & Quieter

The Ford Motor Company announced earlier this month that it is exploring the use of graphene, a two-dimensional nano-material, for use in automotive parts. Ford says it the first automaker to incorporate graphene material in vehicle production.

Eric WalzOct 29, 2018 12:26 PM PT    

AstaZero Unveils Mixed Reality Testing for Driverless Cars

AstaZero Unveils Mixed Reality Testing for Driverless Cars

The recent upgrades to the AstaZero proving ground brings the facility one step closer to becoming a preferred, global testing site for developers of self-driving cars.

Michael ChengOct 29, 2018 10:16 AM PT

Dyson Settles on Singapore as Location for Production of its Electric Vehicle

Dyson Settles on Singapore as Location for Production of its Electric Vehicle

Dyson, the British vacuum cleaner company, has announced plans to build an automotive factory to develop its first electric vehicle in Singapore that will open in 2020.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 28, 2018 9:00 AM PT    

Harley Davidson Joins 21st Century with Electric Motorcycle Lineup

Harley Davidson Joins 21st Century with Electric Motorcycle Lineup

Although it’s best-known for building large, gas-powered bikes, Harley Davidson is venturing outside its comfort zone with a lineup of electric motorcycles.

Mia BevacquaOct 28, 2018 6:00 AM PT

2019 Chevrolet Bolt and Volt Drive: Chevrolet's Still a Leader

2019 Chevrolet Bolt and Volt Drive: Chevrolet's Still a Leader

After piloting the 2019 Chevrolet Bolt and Volt in beautiful Vermont, we got to look at two vehicles that will help the American automaker fight smaller and more radical companies on the electrified front.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 28, 2018 5:55 AM PT     

KPMG Study Names Top 20 Countries Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles

KPMG Study Names Top 20 Countries Prepared for Autonomous Vehicles

KPMG put a list of the top 20 countries around the world that are ready for the adoption of autonomous vehicles together and the United States came in third.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 27, 2018 5:30 PM PT     

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs

Uber to Raise Prices in London to Help Drivers Switch to EVs

With some help from riders, Uber is looking to make the switch to having all-electric vehicles in London.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 27, 2018 3:00 PM PT     

Volkswagen CEO Claims Adopting EVs Can Possibly Crash the Automotive Industry

Volkswagen CEO Claims Adopting EVs Can Possibly Crash the Automotive Industry

The CEO of Volkswagen group has shown concerns about the fallout that the German Automotive Industry would have to face due to the growing popularity of EVs

Manish KharintaOct 27, 2018 11:00 AM PT

New Intel Study Reveals People Still Don’t Feel Safe Around Autonomous Cars

New Intel Study Reveals People Still Don’t Feel Safe Around Autonomous Cars

While 43 percent of respondents stated that they didn’t feel comfortable around self-driving cars, 63 percent of those surveyed claimed that they felt as if autonomous vehicles would become normal in five decades.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 26, 2018 1:00 PM PT    

General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program

General Motors is Pushing for National Zero Emissions Program

General Motors is pushing for a National Zero Emissions Program (NZEV) to be adopted across all 50 states starting in 2021. On Friday, GM plans to file its proposed plan to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Eric WalzOct 26, 2018 11:51 AM PT       

Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission: a LEAF in Sentra Clothing

Nissan Sylphy Zero Emission: a LEAF in Sentra Clothing

An all-electric version of the Nissan Sylphy, better known in the U.S. as a Nissan Sentra, has just gone on sale in China. The car combines a versatile four-door body style with a powertrain borrowed from the Nissan LEAF.

Mia BevacquaOct 26, 2018 6:00 AM PT

President Trump Signs Order to Set U.S. Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

President Trump Signs Order to Set U.S. Spectrum Strategy for 5G Networks

On Thursday, President Trump signed a presidential memorandum directing the Commerce Department to develop a long-term comprehensive national spectrum strategy to prepare for the introduction of next-generation 5G wireless networks. 5G network speeds are a key requirement for the commercial roll-out of autonomous driving and connected car technology.

FutureCar Staff Oct 25, 2018 5:36 PM PT      

Continental Develops a ‘Virtual A-Pillar’ to Eliminate Blind Spots for Drivers

Continental Develops a ‘Virtual A-Pillar’ to Eliminate Blind Spots for Drivers

Auto part supplier Continental has developed what it calls, a ‘Virtual A Pillar', which uses cameras to show what is normally concealed by a vehicle’s A-pillar. The system removes these forward blind spots, and gives drivers a better view of their surroundings.

Eric WalzOct 25, 2018 11:56 AM PT   

Waymo Publishes Guidelines for Handling Driverless Vehicles during Emergencies

Waymo Publishes Guidelines for Handling Driverless Vehicles during Emergencies

In the event an emergency responder needs to disable self-driving mode, the individual must request help from a Waymo representative by either calling the hotline number or activating rider support.

Michael ChengOct 25, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Tesla Releases its Q3 Earnings Report, CEO Elon Musk Calls it 'Truly Historic'

Tesla Releases its Q3 Earnings Report, CEO Elon Musk Calls it 'Truly Historic'

Tesla announced its Q3 earning today and CEO Elon Musk called the company’s Q3 performance “truly historic”. The company posted a GAAP of $312 million on a record $6.8 billion in revenue, boosted by sales of the Model 3.

FutureCar Staff Oct 24, 2018 4:57 PM PT     

Volvo Investing in California-based EV Charging Startup FreeWire Technologies

Volvo Investing in California-based EV Charging Startup FreeWire Technologies

Swedish automaker Volvo announced today it is investing in FreeWire Technologies, a San Francisco-based EV charging startup.

Eric WalzOct 24, 2018 12:19 PM PT      

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