New York City-based on-demand and shared transportation provider Via announced it received a $200 million investment from Exor, the holding company of Italy’s Agnelli family, the business dynasty founded by Giovanni Agnelli, one of the original founders of Italian automaker Fiat.
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Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk recently took to Twitter to announce that Model Y will come with some special equipment, including a new heat pump.
Mar 29, 2020 4:00 PM PT
A new proposal by the NHTSA would modernize safety standards to allow companies and automakers to continue working on autonomous technology.
Mar 29, 2020 6:10 AM PT
With the coronavirus continuing to spread in the U.S. and American automakers closing their factories, some have started to lend a hand by building respirators.
Mar 28, 2020 6:00 AM PT
Aviation startup Lilium announced this week a new internal funding round of more than $240 million. The Munich-based company is developing all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft for air mobility services.Mar 27, 2020 10:15 AM PT
U.S. automakers Ford Motor Co and General Motors plan to collectively build 325,000 electric vehicles per year by 2026, according to their executives and suppliers familiar with the plans. Although its an ambitious goal for the two legacy carmakers, the number of new EVs may not be nearly enough to gain any ground on segment leader Tesla.Mar 26, 2020 3:15 PM PT
California-based self-driving truck startup TuSimple announced today today that it established a partnership with global automotive supplier ZF. ZF will serve as TuSimple’s default supplier for the hardware components required for autonomous driving. TuSimple plans to have its autonomous trucks on the road in commercial operations by 2021.Mar 26, 2020 10:30 AM PT
China’s tech giant Baidu announced it received a RMB 52.8 million ($7.3 million) government contract to build an autonomous vehicle testing area within the Chinese municipality of Chongqing. The Chinese city of 30 million residents plans to be a leader in smart city technology powered by 5G cellular networks.Mar 25, 2020 1:05 PM PT
Polestar announced today that production of the Polestar 2 is underway in Luqiao, China. Polestar is the new electric performance car brand jointly owned by Volvo Car Group and Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding (Geely). The company is operated by Sweden-based Volvo Cars as a standalone performance EV brand.Mar 24, 2020 3:00 PM PT
Toyota Motor Corp and its subsidiary Hino Motors, Ltd. (Hino) have announced the joint development of a new heavy-duty fuel cell truck powered by hydrogen. In addition to the development of a fuel cell truck, the two partners will also study the practical use of fuel cell trucks in the shipping industry.Mar 24, 2020 10:00 AM PT
Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd (Geely) has come up with a novel way to help customers take delivery on their new cars without having to interact with dealership employees to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The automaker announced its is using drones to deliver the keys to customers after they order their new vehicles online.Mar 23, 2020 8:00 AM PT
General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently announced factory closures that are aimed at keeping workers safe during the spread of the coronavirus. It's not just American automakers, Honda, Nissan, and Toyota will also be shutting their North American factories down.Mar 23, 2020 6:00 AM PT
BMW confirms that the first fully-electric version of its flagship 7 Series sedan is under development. The next-generation BMW 7 Series lineup will also feature a hybrid powertrain along with the conventional gas and diesel variants.Mar 22, 2020 2:50 PM PT
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety believes that modern advanced driver-assist systems allow drivers to stop focusing on the road and don’t allow them to regain control of the car when necessary.Mar 21, 2020 6:00 AM PT
In one of the biggest cases involving the theft of intellectual property in Silicon Valley in recent memory, Anthony Levandowski, the former head engineer of Google’s self-driving car project, has agreed to plead guilty for stealing trade secrets from the technology giant and using them to launch his own self-driving truck startup Ottomotto.Mar 20, 2020 10:00 AM PT
As the San Francisco Bay Area remains under a multi-county shelter-in-place order to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, local businesses are being forced to temporarily close and keep their employees at home, including electric automaker Tesla. The company is idling around 7,500 employees at its Fremont, California factory.Mar 19, 2020 2:15 PM PT
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