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NACTO Introduces New City-Planning Guide for AVs, Takes a More Skeptical Approach

Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

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NACTO Introduces New City-Planning Guide for AVs, Takes a More Skeptical Approach

NACTO Introduces New City-Planning Guide for AVs, Takes a More Skeptical Approach

The National Association of City Transportation officials revealed a new city-planning guide for urban areas that are preparing for autonomous cars.

Sep 16, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

The historic racetrack in Germany will soon host a speed run for one of the most anticipated electric performance sports cars of all time, the Tesla Roadster.

Sep 15, 2019 1:30 PM PT

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

The Tesla Model 3 has only been on the market since 2017, but the electric vehicle has already captured a staggering 67 percent of the market in the U.S. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to take control globally.

Sep 15, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Audi’s AI:Trail Quattro Concept Is the Autonomous, EV That Looks out of This World

Audi’s AI:Trail Quattro Concept Is the Autonomous, EV That Looks out of This World

The automaker’s latest concept looks like it’s out of a science-fiction movie, which has us wondering what exactly will make it to commercial vehicles from this concept.

Sep 14, 2019 11:45 AM PT

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Is a Take on Modern Luxury

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Is a Take on Modern Luxury

The new EQS Concept that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show joins the “EQ” family of electric cars and showcases the possibility of a modular electric platform.

Sep 14, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Toyota is Using Tesla-style Panasonic Batteries for its China Hybrid Models

Toyota is Using Tesla-style Panasonic Batteries for its China Hybrid Models

Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said.

Sep 13, 2019 6:30 PM PT

Uber Sells $1.2 Billion in Junk Bonds to Help Fund its Acquisition of Dubai-based Careem

Uber Sells $1.2 Billion in Junk Bonds to Help Fund its Acquisition of Dubai-based Careem

Uber sold a larger-than-expected $1.2 billion of bonds rated in the lowest tier of junk this week. The proceeds of the bonds will be used to help fund its $3.1 billion purchase of Dubai-based ride-hailing company Careem, Uber’s biggest competitor in the Middle East region.

Sep 13, 2019 3:30 PM PT

Silicon Valley-based Voyage Raises $31 Million in Latest Funding Round

Silicon Valley-based Voyage Raises $31 Million in Latest Funding Round

Autonomous driving startup Voyage has announced a $31 million Series B funding round. The latest funding round was led by Franklin Templeton, with significant participation from Khosla Ventures, Jaguar Land-Rover’s InMotion Ventures, and Chevron Technology Ventures. The new funding bring to total amount raised by Voyage to $52 million.

Sep 13, 2019 10:00 AM PT

Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business

Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business

Ford announced today it is selling off its Canvas vehicle subscription service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford is selling Canvas to vehicle subscription app Fair. As part of the deal, California-based Fair will acquire all of the assets of Canvas.

Sep 12, 2019 3:45 PM PT

Waymo CEO Says it Might Deploy its Self-Driving Technology in the Trucking Industry

Waymo CEO Says it Might Deploy its Self-Driving Technology in the Trucking Industry

Speaking at Frankfurt motor show on Thursday, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said the company is exploring ways to deploy its self-driving technology in the trucking industry. Waymo is working with industry partners to seize both a commercial opportunity while addressing the shortage of truck drivers.

Sep 12, 2019 11:00 AM PT

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

In a recent blog post, Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Systems Core Supervisor, Venky Krishnan shared some details of how the company working to keep insects away from it autonomous vehicle sensors.

Sep 11, 2019 7:03 PM PT

General Motors Recalls 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America for Brake Problem

General Motors Recalls 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America for Brake Problem

General Motors announced on Wednesday it was recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries.

Sep 11, 2019 11:45 AM PT

European Automakers Tell Governments They Must Help Sell EVs

European Automakers Tell Governments They Must Help Sell EVs

Europe’s automakers are telling governments they must help build electric car charging points and provide consumer subsidies to boost sales of battery-powered vehicles and assist the industry in meeting stringent new emissions rules.

Sep 11, 2019 11:17 AM PT

Volkswagen Unveils its ID.3, the Electric Car That Will Take On Tesla

Volkswagen Unveils its ID.3, the Electric Car That Will Take On Tesla

On the evening before the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt yesterday, guests got the first detailed look at the new electric ID.3 hatchback, which represents a new era for the VW brand. The ID 3 is the first of many electric models VW plans to introduce and represents the automaker’s multi-billion dollar push to electrify its lineup.

Sep 10, 2019 7:00 PM PT

Electric Truckmaker Rivian Receives $350 Million Investment From Cox Automotive

Electric Truckmaker Rivian Receives $350 Million Investment From Cox Automotive

Electric truckmaker Rivian​ continues to secure major investments this year. The company announced on Tuesday that automotive services company Cox Automotive will make an equity investment of $350 million.

Sep 10, 2019 12:30 PM PT

Porsche is Reportedly Working on an Electric 718 Cayman to Expand the Company’s EV Lineup

Porsche is Reportedly Working on an Electric 718 Cayman to Expand the Company’s EV Lineup

While the electric Porsche Taycan is getting the most attention right now, the German automaker might already be working on an all-electric version of the 718 Cayman.

Sep 10, 2019 10:35 AM PT

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