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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   

Head of the NHTSA to Resign Amid the Trump Administration’s Push to Rollback Fuel Economy Standards

Head of the NHTSA to Resign Amid the Trump Administration’s Push to Rollback Fuel Economy Standards

​The acting administrator of the National highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Heidi King will resign from her role on Aug 31, as the Trump administration looks to rollback fuel economy standards in the U.S.

Eric WalzAug 12, 2019 3:55 PM PT     

UK-based InstaVolt Deploys the Next Generation of ChargePoint Ultra-Fast EV Chargers

UK-based InstaVolt Deploys the Next Generation of ChargePoint Ultra-Fast EV Chargers

UK-based InstaVolt is starting to install new ChargePoint Express 250 high-powered chargers, capable of charging at rates up to 125kW.

Eric WalzAug 12, 2019 10:50 AM PT      

Sense Photonics Comes out With High-Tech Flash LiDAR

Sense Photonics Comes out With High-Tech Flash LiDAR

North Carolina-based startup Sense Photonics has developed a new LiDAR system that can perform better than current ones and isn’t as bulky on vehicles, either. It’s called flash LiDAR.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 12, 2019 6:05 AM PT   

Volkswagen Showcases Pedestrian Detection System, Claims Works at Speeds of 40 MPH

Volkswagen Showcases Pedestrian Detection System, Claims Works at Speeds of 40 MPH

Volkswagen’s new pedestrian monitoring system can work in daylight and darkness and sweeps a specific area ahead of a vehicle to look out for pedestrians.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 11, 2019 3:00 PM PT   

Quick Comparison: Long Range Tesla Model X vs. the BMW X5 50i

Quick Comparison: Long Range Tesla Model X vs. the BMW X5 50i

A quick comparison of the long-range version of Tesla Model X SUV and the BMW X5 50i.

Manish KharintaAug 11, 2019 11:18 AM PT    

General Motors Teases Ultra Cruise Technology During Conference Call

General Motors Teases Ultra Cruise Technology During Conference Call

In an earnings call at the beginning of the month, General Motors’ CEO Mary Barra confirmed that Ultra Cruise would have more capability than the automaker’s current Super Cruise system.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 10, 2019 4:00 PM PT   

Experts Claim Autonomous Cars Are Still a Decade Away, Report States

Experts Claim Autonomous Cars Are Still a Decade Away, Report States

A CNBC report that cites a survey that questioned automotive and tech experts claims that autonomous vehicles are still a decade, or more, away.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 10, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Tesla Owner Files Lawsuit Claiming the Automaker Reduced the Battery Power of the Model S

Tesla Owner Files Lawsuit Claiming the Automaker Reduced the Battery Power of the Model S

A Tesla owner has filed a lawsuit against the electric vehicle maker, claiming the company limited the battery range of older vehicles, including his own Model S, via a over-the-air software update. The plaintiff said his 2014 Tesla Model S85 lost battery capacity equivalent to about 8 kWh but was told by Tesla the degradation was normal, the lawsuit says.

FutureCar Staff Aug 09, 2019 5:05 PM PT    

BMW Brings its Wireless EV Charging Pilot to the U.S. for the 530e Plug-in Hybrid

BMW Brings its Wireless EV Charging Pilot to the U.S. for the 530e Plug-in Hybrid

BMW announced it’s launching its inductive charging pilot program for the hybrid 530e sedan in the U.S. The inductive EV charging technology allows the 530e plug-in hybrid sedan to be charged without cables.

Eric WalzAug 09, 2019 11:15 AM PT     

Ride-Hailing Giant Uber Posts $5 Billion Loss as Growth Slows

Ride-Hailing Giant Uber Posts $5 Billion Loss as Growth Slows

Uber reported a Q2 loss of $5.2 billion on Thursday as growth of its core business slows. Uber reported that its revenue growth slowed to 14%, and the company’s core ride-hailing business grew revenue 2% to $2.3 billion.

FutureCar Staff Aug 08, 2019 3:10 PM PT     

Honda to Recall 222,674 Accord Models in China Over Engine Problems

Honda to Recall 222,674 Accord Models in China Over Engine Problems

The Honda Motor Co joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co Ltd (GAIC) is recalling 222,674 Accord sedans in China, market regulators said on Thursday, after complaints began circulating on social media about the car engine’s quality.

FutureCar Staff Aug 08, 2019 10:15 AM PT     

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