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Volvo, Geely Merging Combustion Engine Operations in a Move to EVs

Volvo, Geely Merging Combustion Engine Operations in a Move to EVs

Volvo and Geely announced plans to combine their engine operations into one company, as the automaker looks to shift toward a lineup with only electrified vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 14, 2019 7:00 AM PT    

Audi’s Latest PPE Platform Is Part of a Four-Pronged EV Approach

Audi’s Latest PPE Platform Is Part of a Four-Pronged EV Approach

The Premium Platform Electric platform is being produced with some help from Porsche and will help Volkswagen Group come out with numerous electric cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 13, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Everything We Know About Ford’s Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover

Everything We Know About Ford’s Mustang-Inspired Electric Crossover

Here's everything we know about the highly anticipated Mustang-inspired e-SUV.

Manish KharintaOct 12, 2019 12:30 PM PT   

Waymo Brings Autonomous Cars to Los Angeles to Map the City

Waymo Brings Autonomous Cars to Los Angeles to Map the City

Waymo has hopes of lettings its autonomous vans give consumers ride around Los Angeles one day, but before that, it has to have accurate maps of the city.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 12, 2019 6:05 AM PT   

HAAS Alert Seeks to Improve Road Safety by Notifying Drivers When Emergency Vehicles Are Nearby

HAAS Alert Seeks to Improve Road Safety by Notifying Drivers When Emergency Vehicles Are Nearby

Mobility startup HAAS Alert developed an emergency alert system it calls the “HAAS Alert Safety Cloud” that sends warnings directly to a nearby vehicles via the infotainment system when emergency vehicles are nearby or actively responding to a scene. The company’s mission is to eliminate preventable roadway collisions involving emergency vehicles.

Eric WalzOct 11, 2019 1:15 PM PT      

Automaker Renault Ousts its CEO in an Effort to Rebuild its Alliance with Nissan

Automaker Renault Ousts its CEO in an Effort to Rebuild its Alliance with Nissan

Automaker Renault ousted its chief executive Thierry Bollore on Friday, as the French carmaker and its Japanese partner Nissan seek to rekindle their alliance following the scandal-hit tenure of former alliance supremo Carlos Ghosn. Tensions between Renault and Nissan have been high since Ghosn’s arrest in Tokyo last year on allegations of massive financial misconduct.

FutureCar Staff Oct 11, 2019 11:05 AM PT

Toyota to Debut it Next-Gen Mirai Fuel Cell Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota to Debut it Next-Gen Mirai Fuel Cell Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota Motor Corp, the world’s second largest automaker, announced today that it will preview the next generation of its zero-emission Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

Eric WalzOct 10, 2019 3:00 PM PT    

Porsche & Boeing to Develop VTOL Aircraft for Premium Urban Air Travel

Porsche & Boeing to Develop VTOL Aircraft for Premium Urban Air Travel

German automaker Porsche and aviation giant Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the premium air mobility market, including vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that may one day quickly whisk people over urban traffic.

FutureCar Staff Oct 10, 2019 10:15 AM PT    

NHTSA Seeking Input to Allow Digital Displays to Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors on Vehicles

NHTSA Seeking Input to Allow Digital Displays to Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors on Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input for “digital mirrors” which is a new vehicle technology that replaces glass mirrors with a digital display connected to a camera mounted inside or outside the vehicle.

Eric WalzOct 09, 2019 4:05 PM PT    

Consumer Reports Calls Telsa’s New Smart Summon Feature ‘Glitchy’

Consumer Reports Calls Telsa’s New Smart Summon Feature ‘Glitchy’

After thoroughly testing Tesla’s new Smart Summon feature, consumer watchdog publication Consumer Reports said automated parking system is “glitchy” and only works intermittently, raising questions about why Tesla released it to the public so soon.

Eric WalzOct 09, 2019 10:00 AM PT     

The Ongoing General Motors Strike Affecting up to 150,000 Auto Industry Workers

The Ongoing General Motors Strike Affecting up to 150,000 Auto Industry Workers

​The fallout from the ongoing strike at General Motors by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union is having a ripple effect throughout the auto industry, especially in Michigan where the automaker is headquartered. A new report released on Tuesday by research and consulting firm Anderson Economic Group estimates the strike is affecting nearly 150,000 workers in the auto industry.

Eric WalzOct 08, 2019 4:30 PM PT    

New Consortium Aims to Develop a Standardized Computing Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

New Consortium Aims to Develop a Standardized Computing Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

​A new Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), officially launched today at Arm TechCon conference in San Jose, Calif., bringing together leaders from the automotive industry, Tier 1 suppliers, semiconductor and computing industries to standardize autonomous vehicle computing systems.

FutureCar Staff Oct 08, 2019 11:25 AM PT     

Rivian R1T: What’s Going on With Rivian's New Pricing Plan?

Rivian R1T: What’s Going on With Rivian's New Pricing Plan?

Rivian hints about the pricing of its highly anticipated offerings, the electric R1T pickup truck and R1S three-row SUV.

Manish KharintaOct 08, 2019 8:00 AM PT  

Auto Supplier Bosch to Manufacture Silicon Carbide Chips That Can Extend the Range of EVs

Auto Supplier Bosch to Manufacture Silicon Carbide Chips That Can Extend the Range of EVs

German automotive supplier Robert Bosch is launching production of silicon carbide (SiC) automotive chips, a move that can make electric vehicles more efficient, thereby increasing range. Silicon carbide has benefits over traditional silicon chips, including better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments.

Eric WalzOct 07, 2019 2:00 PM PT      

Apple’s Hometown to Launch On-Demand Public Transit Service in Partnership With Via

Apple’s Hometown to Launch On-Demand Public Transit Service in Partnership With Via

The city of Cupertino, California, which is the home of tech giant Apple, is launching a new on-demand public transit system together with on-demand transportation company Via. New York-based Via is working to reinvent public transit from a rigid system of fixed routes and schedules to a dynamic, on-demand network similar to how people hail a ride with Uber of Lyft.

Eric WalzOct 07, 2019 11:25 AM PT      

Bosch Believes Small Explosions Will Make EVs Safer in Accidents

Bosch Believes Small Explosions Will Make EVs Safer in Accidents

More specifically, tiny explosions would reduce the possibility of an electric cable that's connected to the EV's battery coming into contact with the car's body, electronics, or other wires to reduce the risk of an electronic shock.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 07, 2019 9:00 AM PT   

Waymo, AAA Partner to Educate Children on Autonomous Cars

Waymo, AAA Partner to Educate Children on Autonomous Cars

Autonomous vehicles may be directly aimed at adults, but what about future generations that will grow up sharing the road with driverless cars? Waymo and AAA are partnering together to educate kids about self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 06, 2019 4:00 PM PT    

Tesla Will Soon Stop Shipments of the Standard Range Model 3 to China

Tesla Will Soon Stop Shipments of the Standard Range Model 3 to China

As Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory readies for production, the automaker informed its Chinese customers that they won’t be able to order a U.S-made Model 3 Standard Range after Oct 13.

Manish KharintaOct 06, 2019 11:15 AM PT

Startup Rivian Planning to Offer Subscription Services for EVs

Startup Rivian Planning to Offer Subscription Services for EVs

Electric startup Rivian is looking to offer consumers with a subscription service that would give customers access to its electric pickup and SUV without a long-term commitment.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 06, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

General Motor’s EVs Are Only Eligible for 25 Percent of the Federal Tax Credits Now

General Motor’s EVs Are Only Eligible for 25 Percent of the Federal Tax Credits Now

Chevrolet’s Bolt and Volt are going to be a whole lot more expensive now.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 05, 2019 10:00 AM PT  

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