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Velodyne & Nikon Announce Manufacturing Deal to Mass Produce Lidar Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

German Startup Sono Motors to Use Old Saab Factory to Build EVs

Tesla Reports Q1 Loss of $702 Million, CEO Elon Musk Says the Company Will Return to Profit in Q3

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Velodyne & Nikon Announce Manufacturing Deal to Mass Produce Lidar Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

Velodyne & Nikon Announce Manufacturing Deal to Mass Produce Lidar Sensors for Self-Driving Cars

Velodyne today announced an agreement with Nikon Corporation, under which Nikon will manufacture lidar sensors for Velodyne. Nikon hopes to start mass production in the second half of 2019. The partnership will focus on combining Nikon’s optical and precision technologies with Velodyne’s lidar sensors.

Apr 25, 2019 1:06 PM PT

German Startup Sono Motors to Use Old Saab Factory to Build EVs

German Startup Sono Motors to Use Old Saab Factory to Build EVs

Startup Sono Motors and National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) are working together to build solar-powered electric car’s in Saab’s old factory in Trollhattan, Sweden.

Apr 25, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Tesla Reports Q1 Loss of $702 Million, CEO Elon Musk Says the Company Will Return to Profit in Q3

Tesla Reports Q1 Loss of $702 Million, CEO Elon Musk Says the Company Will Return to Profit in Q3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk got a dose of reality as the electric automaker announced its 2019 first quarter earnings. The electric automaker posted a $702 million dollar loss or $4.10 per share amid slowing demand for the Model 3 and difficulties delivering the company’s first mass-market car to customers.

Apr 24, 2019 6:59 PM PT

Ford Invests $500 Million in Electric Truck Startup Rivian, Is There an Electric F-150 Coming Soon?

Ford Invests $500 Million in Electric Truck Startup Rivian, Is There an Electric F-150 Coming Soon?

Electric adventure vehicle maker Rivian is set to become a major player in the electric vehicle space after announcing a $500 million strategic investment from the Ford Motor Company. The two companies will work together on new electric truck that will be built on Rivian’s flexible EV “skateboard platform.”

Apr 24, 2019 12:21 PM PT

Audi e-tron Hits Another Snag, Delayed Because of Battery Shortage

Audi e-tron Hits Another Snag, Delayed Because of Battery Shortage

Audi’s first electric vehicle has been delayed again. This time, it’s because of a battery shortage from its supplier LG Chem.

Apr 24, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Waymo to Outfit its Driverless Vehicles in a Former Detroit Axle Factory

Waymo to Outfit its Driverless Vehicles in a Former Detroit Axle Factory

Waymo LLC, the subsidiary that spun out of Google’s early self-driving car project, is bringing jobs and manufacturing back to the Motor City. The Alphabet subsidiary is leasing space at Detroit's American Axle & Manufacturing Inc. campus to outfit Chrysler Pacifica minivans and Jaguar i-Pace electric SUVs with hardware for autonomous driving.

Apr 23, 2019 2:39 PM PT

EV Startup Lucid Motors Appoints Former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering as CEO

EV Startup Lucid Motors Appoints Former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering as CEO

Luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed current CTO Peter Rawlinson as CEO, effective immediately. Rawlinson formally served as Vice President of Vehicle Engineering and Chief Engineer of the Tesla Model S, working under Elon Musk.

Apr 23, 2019 11:31 AM PT

Tesla Shares Details of its New Self-Driving Chipset at ‘Autonomy Investor Day’

Tesla Shares Details of its New Self-Driving Chipset at ‘Autonomy Investor Day’

​Tesla held its “Autonomy Investor Day” today at the automaker's Silicon Valley headquarters to provide analysts and investors with updates about the automaker’s autonomous driving hardware.

Apr 22, 2019 6:24 PM PT

Karma Automotive Showcases 3 Exciting Models at the 2019 Auto Shanghai

Karma Automotive Showcases 3 Exciting Models at the 2019 Auto Shanghai

California-based electric car company Karma Automotive is showcasing three electrified models at the 2019 Auto Shanghai and here's what you need to know.

Apr 22, 2019 12:00 PM PT

Aeva Strikes LIDAR Supplier Agreement with Audi's AID

Aeva Strikes LIDAR Supplier Agreement with Audi's AID

Leveraging a cuboid sensor and a robust low-wave signature, the startup’s LIDAR provides extended range at 300 meters and comes with efficient power requirements (under 100 watts).

Apr 22, 2019 10:12 AM PT

Ford Confirms a Performance Version of the New Mustang-inspired Electric SUV

Ford Confirms a Performance Version of the New Mustang-inspired Electric SUV

Ford plans on adding a high-performance variant to its Mustang-inspired electric crossover SUV lineup along with other nameplates

Apr 21, 2019 11:00 AM PT

Aptiv Heading to China With Autonomous Technology

Aptiv Heading to China With Autonomous Technology

Building upon its programs in the United States and Singapore, Aptiv is expanding to China, where the automotive supplier will open a mobility R&D facility.

Apr 21, 2019 7:45 AM PT

Kroger and Nuro Launch Driverless Grocery Deliveries in Houston

Kroger and Nuro Launch Driverless Grocery Deliveries in Houston

Autonomous deliveries will be available seven days a week; and time slots are based on availability. To meet the on-demand aspects of the service, customers can choose between same-day or next-day deliveries.

Apr 20, 2019 11:00 AM PT

Apple Looking For Revolutionary Sensors For Autonomous Project

Apple Looking For Revolutionary Sensors For Autonomous Project

Apple Looking For Revolutionary Sensors For Autonomous Project

Apr 20, 2019 5:30 AM PT

Apple Holding Talks With Suppliers for Self-Driving Car Sensors

Apple Holding Talks With Suppliers for Self-Driving Car Sensors

According to a report by Reuters, Apple has been talking to roughly four companies, as the tech giant looks to lock down a supplier for “next-generation” LiDAR sensors.

Apr 19, 2019 7:00 AM PT

VW Reveals Fully-Electric Flagship SUV Concept for the China Market

VW Reveals Fully-Electric Flagship SUV Concept for the China Market

Volkswagen unveiled its new concept SUV called the ID ROOMZZ in Shanghai this week ahead of Auto Shanghai 2019, which opens to the public on Thursday. The fully-electric SUV will join VW’s ID brand and become a flagship model for Volkswagen in China when it goes on sale in 2021.

Apr 18, 2019 10:30 AM PT

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