If true, the U.S. automaker would become one of the first traditional automotive brands to set its sights on taking automobiles to the sky.
Sep 19, 2020 8:00 AM PT
Baidu Apollo, the open autonomous driving platform of China’s internet giant Baidu, debuted the first level 4 autonomous bus in China. The company will deploy the medium-sized buses on a test route in the Chinese municipality of Chongqing this week, picking up passengers at seven stops.
Sep 18, 2020 4:00 PM PT
Electric automaker Tesla won its defamation case filed by former employee Martin Tripp, who was fired for hacking and sharing intellectual property, according to court documents filed on Thursday. Tesla sued Tripp in June 2018 over the incident. Tesla’s lawyers accused him of writing software that hacked the company’s internal manufacturing operating system at Tesla's Nevada gigafactory, then transferring several gigabytes of the data to third parties.
Sep 18, 2020 12:15 PM PT
U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co. announced on Thursday that its new best-selling F-150 pickup truck will arrive at dealers in November. Production of the new truck is already underway in Michigan. Ford also confirmed that a battery-powered F-150 will enter production by mid 2022 at the automaker's Ford River Rouge Complex, which is slated to become the high-tech manufacturing home for the new electric F-150.
Sep 17, 2020 2:00 PM PT
Daimler Trucks unveiled its new lineup fuel cell concept trucks, including one that can travel up to 1,000 kilometers (621 miles) between hydrogen fill ups, which is equal to the range of a conventional diesel-powered truck. The 1,000 kilometer range fuel cell Mercedes Benz GenH2 is being designed for long-haul transport, while the fully-electric eActros LongHaul will have a range of 300 miles.Sep 17, 2020 10:30 AM PT
Silicon Valley-based EV charging operator ChargePoint, one of the oldest and largest EV charging providers in the U.S., is close to a deal to go public in a reverse merger with Switchback Energy Acquisition Corp, source that requested anonymity told Reuters on Wednesday. The reverse merger deal could value the company at more than $2 billion.Sep 16, 2020 2:00 PM PT
U.S. automaker General Motors (GM) shared an update today on its new Ultium electric vehicle powertrains, which will power the automaker's future electric vehicle line up. The Ultium powertrain family includes five different units which are configurable for rear wheel, front wheel and all-wheel-drive electric models.Sep 16, 2020 10:30 AM PT
German automaker BMW has signed a commercial agreement with Israel-based tactile data and sensing company Tactile Mobility. As part of the partnership, BMW will equip its vehicles with software technology from Tactical Mobility beginning in 2021. The collaboration is one of the first commercial integrations of tactile sensing technology and data by a major automaker.Sep 15, 2020 6:45 PM PT
China's tech giant Baidu held its annual Baidu World 2020 conference on Tuesday. The annual event highlights some of the ground breaking technologies that the company has been working on throughout the year. This year’s focus was on how Baidu’s cutting-edge AI technologies and autonomous driving are transforming industries and improving people's everyday lives.Sep 15, 2020 1:00 PM PT
Netherlands-based HERE Technologies, a leading location data and mapping company, today announced that AccuWeather has joined its HERE Marketplace and will offer its weather-related information on HERE's open mapping platform.Sep 14, 2020 6:00 PM PT
German automaker BMW is increasing its battery production capacity in China to meet the growing demand for its partial and fully-electric vehicles, as the automaker gears up to build new fully electric models. The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has expanded its battery factory in Tiexi with the establishment of a new “High-Voltage Battery Center.”Sep 14, 2020 12:20 PM PT
According to industry speculations, German sports car maker Porsche is working on revamping its Panamera nameplate on a major scale. Thomas Friemuth, Vice President of the Porsche Panamera Product Line, recently divulged that a battery-electric version of the luxury sedan could be put in production.Sep 14, 2020 8:30 AM PT
It’s one of those times Waymo was probably incredibly happy about its extensive 113-acre self-driving car facility.Sep 13, 2020 7:45 PM PT
The American automaker’s high-tech batteries will feature a new wireless battery management system that should make things easier for GM to manufacture multiple EVs.Sep 13, 2020 7:30 AM PT
Tesla and longtime partner Panasonic are taking another step, as reports indicate that the battery manufacturer is looking to add an additional production line to the automaker’s facility in Nevada.Sep 12, 2020 7:30 AM PT
Electric automaker Tesla is planning to export Model 3 sedans built at its Shanghai factory to Asia and Europe, according to sources. The first China-built Model 3s for delivery outside the country likely will start mass production in the fourth quarter, Bloomberg reports.Sep 11, 2020 3:15 PM PT
As existing shareholders continue to increase investments in EVs and related technologies, new participants are optimistic about China's growing electric vehicle market. As a result, electric vehicle startup XPeng Motors has strong financial backing and stamina for future development. The company has cash reserves of 8.2 billion yuan (US$1.19 billion), and is ramping up its investment in R&D.
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