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Ford Smart Mobility Subsidiary Autonomic Announces Partnership with Compact EV Maker Ayro Inc

Ford Smart Mobility Subsidiary Autonomic Announces Partnership with Compact EV Maker Ayro Inc

Autonomic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility announces a strategic partnership with Ayro, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of emissions-free, electric light-duty vehicles for commercial and consumer markets. Autonomic says it’s the first major partnership between a cloud platform and a maker of electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Aug 21, 2019 6:47 PM PT       

Waymo is Sharing its Massive Self-Driving Dataset With Researchers

Waymo is Sharing its Massive Self-Driving Dataset With Researchers

Waymo, which spun out of Google’s self-driving car project in 2016, announced that its releasing the ‘Waymo Open Dataset’ for researchers and developers working on autonomous driving and other related mobility projects. Waymo says its dataset is the the largest, richest, and most diverse self-driving dataset ever released for research.

Eric WalzAug 21, 2019 1:30 PM PT       

Trump Criticizes Automakers for Not Backing Fuel Economy Rollback

Trump Criticizes Automakers for Not Backing Fuel Economy Rollback

After some of the world’s biggest automaker reached a voluntary agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules, the White House is urging other automakers not to back the agreement.

FutureCar Staff Aug 21, 2019 11:05 AM PT     

Tesla Reveals Specs of its New AI-Powered Full Self-Driving Computer

Tesla Reveals Specs of its New AI-Powered Full Self-Driving Computer

At the Hot Chips conference in San Francisco on Tuesday, Tesla engineers revealed of the details of the chip that will power Tesla’s future Autopilot, Full Self-Driving (FSD) system. Tesla's VP of hardware engineering Pete Bannon said that the new AI-powered chip is 21 times faster that the Nvidia chip it’s replacing and only 80% of the cost.

Eric WalzAug 20, 2019 5:30 PM PT    

Waymo is Headed to Florida to See How its Self-Driving Vehicles Perform in the Rain

Waymo is Headed to Florida to See How its Self-Driving Vehicles Perform in the Rain

​The sunny and tropical weather that Florida is famous for also brings with it heavy rain and thunderstorms, especially in the summer. For Alphabet subsidiary Waymo, Florida in the summer is the perfect place to test how its self-driving vehicles perform in the rain.

Eric WalzAug 20, 2019 11:55 AM PT     

The  275 Mile Range Polestar 2 EV Makes its U.S. Debut in San Francisco

The 275 Mile Range Polestar 2 EV Makes its U.S. Debut in San Francisco

The long-awaited Polestar 2 luxury performance EV makes its North American debut in San Francisco. Polestar is the new luxury performance electric brand from Volvo and its parent company Chinese automaker Geely.

Manish KharintaAug 20, 2019 8:30 AM PT     

Russia's Yandex is Looking to Grow its Self-Driving Car Fleet Tenfold to Accelerate Developement

Russia's Yandex is Looking to Grow its Self-Driving Car Fleet Tenfold to Accelerate Developement

Russia's answer to Google Yandex N.V. said it is considering expanding its fleet of self-driving cars to up to 1,000 vehicles within the next two years in order to speed up the development of autonomous driving technology. Yandex hopes to start testing more than 100 of its self-driving cars on roads by the end of this year.

Eric WalzAug 19, 2019 2:17 PM PT    

General Motors’ Cruise Partners With Humanmade for Job Training

General Motors’ Cruise Partners With Humanmade for Job Training

Autonomous companies, like General Motors’ Cruise, don’t have the best record with the community. Cruise is looking to change that with a partnership with not-for-profit Humanmade.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 19, 2019 10:20 AM PT   

Bosch Wants to Bring 3D Displays to Vehicles

Bosch Wants to Bring 3D Displays to Vehicles

The technology won’t require viewers to wear glasses or view the display from a specific angle.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 18, 2019 4:00 PM PT   

Teaching Autonomous Cars to Drive in Parking Lots Is a Tricky Test for Waymo

Teaching Autonomous Cars to Drive in Parking Lots Is a Tricky Test for Waymo

Parking lots are some of the most complex areas and are proving to be incredibly difficult for self-driving vehicles to master. To tackle the issue, Waymo is testing its autonomous cars’ ability to handle parking lots on 91 acres at a former Air Force base.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 18, 2019 6:30 AM PT  

BMW Receives Over 45,000 Pre-Orders for the Upcoming Mini Electric

BMW Receives Over 45,000 Pre-Orders for the Upcoming Mini Electric

BMW has received over 45,000 expressions of interest for its upcoming Mini Electric.

Manish KharintaAug 17, 2019 2:00 PM PT

Amazon Scout Driverless Delivery Machines Get to Work in California

Amazon Scout Driverless Delivery Machines Get to Work in California

Irvine, California becomes the second location where Amazon’s autonomous Scout robots are delivering packages to customers.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 17, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

German Car Rental Company Nextmove Cancels its $5M Tesla Order Over Quality Issues

German Car Rental Company Nextmove Cancels its $5M Tesla Order Over Quality Issues

Germany’s leading car rental company Nextmove cancelled its order for 100 Tesla Model 3's over quality issues.

FutureCar Staff Aug 16, 2019 9:45 AM PT   

NIO Co-founder and Former VP Resigns from the Company

NIO Co-founder and Former VP Resigns from the Company

The co-founder and former vice president of Chinese electric automaker NIO has resigned from the company. NIO was once considered one of China’s top electric car startups and a formidable challenger to Tesla in China.

FutureCar Staff Aug 15, 2019 4:13 PM PT    

UPS Buys Stake in Self-Driving Truck Startup TuSimple, Testing Deliveries Since May

UPS Buys Stake in Self-Driving Truck Startup TuSimple, Testing Deliveries Since May

United Parcel Service (UPS) said on Thursday it has bought a minority stake in San Diego-based self-driving truck startup TuSimple. UPS, which is the world’s largest package delivery company, also revealed that is has been testing TuSimple's autonomous trucks since May on a busy freight route in Arizona.

Eric WalzAug 15, 2019 12:45 PM PT   

Volkswagen Reports a 3.3% Drop in Vehicle Deliveries for July

Volkswagen Reports a 3.3% Drop in Vehicle Deliveries for July

As global vehicle production slows, the world’s biggest automakers are reporting slower car sales this year, including Volkswagen AG. The automaker said it delivered 489,000 vehicles throughout the world in July, a 3.3% drop over the same period last year.

FutureCar Staff Aug 14, 2019 5:30 PM PT     

Continental Develops a ‘Road AND Driver’ Camera System for Autonomous Vehicles

Continental Develops a ‘Road AND Driver’ Camera System for Autonomous Vehicles

Global auto parts supplier Continental AG developed what it calls a “Road AND Driver” camera for automated vehicles that monitors both the driver and traffic in front of the vehicle. The dual-camera system continuously detects whether a driver is paying attention to the road, while at the same time monitors the vehicle's surroundings.

Eric WalzAug 14, 2019 5:30 AM PT     

U.S. Automakers GM, Ford Planning for Possible Economic Downturn

U.S. Automakers GM, Ford Planning for Possible Economic Downturn

The top two U.S. automakers are preparing for a possible economic downturn, the companies said on Tuesday, as an ongoing trade war between Washington and Beijing fuels fears of a global recession.

FutureCar Staff Aug 13, 2019 5:20 PM PT   

NIO Reports Fewer Deliveries in July After its Flagship ES8 SUV was Recalled for Battery Issues

NIO Reports Fewer Deliveries in July After its Flagship ES8 SUV was Recalled for Battery Issues

Chinese electric automaker NIO Inc's stock fell nearly 4 percent on Monday, to $3.02 per share, after the company announced July deliveries and battery recalls on nearly 5,000 of the automaker's ES8 SUVs.

Eric WalzAug 13, 2019 1:45 PM PT      

Rumor Mill: The BMW M140e Hatchback to Feature a 400 HP Electrified Powertrain

Rumor Mill: The BMW M140e Hatchback to Feature a 400 HP Electrified Powertrain

There are rumors surfacing of an electrified hot-hatchback dubbed the “BMW M140e.” What makes this electric hatchback just as exciting as other offerings from BMW is that the M140e is expected to churn out 400 horsepower.

Manish KharintaAug 13, 2019 9:00 AM PT   

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