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NVIDIA Unveils a 'Supercomputer' to Speed Development of Self-Driving Cars

NVIDIA Unveils a 'Supercomputer' to Speed Development of Self-Driving Cars

Silicon Valley-based chipmaker NVIDIA just unveiled its new DGX “SuperPOD”, which the company says is one of the world’s fastest supercomputers that includes AI infrastructure to meet the massive demands of the company’s autonomous-vehicle deployment program.

Eric WalzJun 17, 2019 1:13 PM PT        

Honda E Officially Revealed With New Platform and 35.5 kWh Battery

Honda E Officially Revealed With New Platform and 35.5 kWh Battery

The Honda E will be the automaker's first ever electric car built on an all-new dedicated EV architecture.

Manish KharintaJun 17, 2019 10:20 AM PT

Zomato Tests Drones for Food Deliveries in India

Zomato Tests Drones for Food Deliveries in India

During the trials, the company showcased a hybrid quadcopter flying across several locations, mimicking the basic activities of an aerial food delivery service. The aircrafts are part of Zomato’s plans to increase its future operating capacity and efficiency.

Michael ChengJun 16, 2019 1:00 PM PT

Argo AI Begins Testing Self-Driving Fords in Detroit

Argo AI Begins Testing Self-Driving Fords in Detroit

Ford and Argo AI’s partnership passed another milestone, as the brands announced that self-driving vehicles would begin testing in Detroit.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 16, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

Tesla to Begin Over-the-Air Downgrades of the Model 3 Standard Range

Tesla to Begin Over-the-Air Downgrades of the Model 3 Standard Range

Tesla will launch an over-the-air "downgrade" for all Model 3 Standard Range versions reducing the range by 10%. Several other features will also be disabled, including the on-board music streaming service, live traffic visualization, navigation and even the heated seats.

Manish KharintaJun 15, 2019 12:00 PM PT

Audi Recalling Electric e-tron SUV Over Battery Fire Risk

Audi Recalling Electric e-tron SUV Over Battery Fire Risk

Things continue to get worse for Audi’s first all-electric SUV, as the automaker has issued a recall over a possible fire risk.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 15, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

Self-driving Truck Startup TuSimple Launching ‘Autonomous Vehicle Operations Specialist Program’ with Local College

Self-driving Truck Startup TuSimple Launching ‘Autonomous Vehicle Operations Specialist Program’ with Local College

Arizona-based self-driving truck startup TuSimple and Pima Community College in Tuscon, Arizona announced the first ever autonomous driving certificate program that will train truck drivers to oversee and operate autonomous trucks.

Eric WalzJun 14, 2019 3:55 PM PT     

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Claims Demand Is Not Waning

Tesla CEO Elon Musk Claims Demand Is Not Waning

Despite recent reports stating that Tesla is struggling and that demand for the brand’s electric cars is dropping, CEO Elon Musk told investors that sales and production are still doing well.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 14, 2019 1:00 PM PT    

Alibaba Brings Tmall Genie to Audi, Honda and Renault Vehicles

Alibaba Brings Tmall Genie to Audi, Honda and Renault Vehicles

French car manufacturer Renault has taken a bold lead in streamlining the integration process by announcing a special vehicle model that showcases the smart speaker. Called Renault City K-ZE Tmall Genie Edition, the car will be available for purchase by the end of 2019.

Michael ChengJun 14, 2019 5:00 AM PT

Florida Governor Signs Bill Allowing Self-driving Vehicles to Operate Without a Safety Driver

Florida Governor Signs Bill Allowing Self-driving Vehicles to Operate Without a Safety Driver

On Thursday, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill that expands the testing and use of autonomous vehicles, allowing companies to test the vehicles without a human driver present.

FutureCar Staff Jun 13, 2019 5:25 PM PT     

Tesla Denied Tariff Exemption for Chinese-made CPU in the Model 3

Tesla Denied Tariff Exemption for Chinese-made CPU in the Model 3

Electric automaker Tesla sought since last summer a tariff exemption for the Chinese made “brain” or CPU that is used in the Model 3 and another for the center-mounted touchscreen display. Both requests have been officially denied.

Eric WalzJun 13, 2019 11:41 AM PT     

Driverless Sensor Startup Sense Photonics Raises $26 Million in Series A Funding

Driverless Sensor Startup Sense Photonics Raises $26 Million in Series A Funding

Prior to the Series A, Sense Photonics held two venture rounds, roughly a year apart from each other. The startup’s sensors are very durable, as they leverage solid-state architecture.

Michael ChengJun 13, 2019 10:06 AM PT

Uber Debuts its New Self-Driving Volvo XC90 SUVs, Designed to Operate Without a Safety Driver

Uber Debuts its New Self-Driving Volvo XC90 SUVs, Designed to Operate Without a Safety Driver

Today, Uber unveiled its next-generation self-driving Volvo XC90 SUVs during day 2 of the “Uber Elevate” summit in Washington DC. Eventually, Uber plans to deploy thousands of the driverless Volvo’s as part of its ride-hailing network, lessening its reliance on human drivers.

Eric WalzJun 12, 2019 1:32 PM PT    

Apple Reportedly Making a Bid to Purchase Drive.ai

Apple Reportedly Making a Bid to Purchase Drive.ai

Yes, Apple’s still working on an autonomous program, but reports indicate that a possible bid to buy out startup Drive.ai would bring more engineers familiar with autonomous technology into the mix.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 12, 2019 10:13 AM PT    

Startup Alaka'i Unveils Hydrogen-powered Flying Car

Startup Alaka'i Unveils Hydrogen-powered Flying Car

The five-passenger unit offers an extended range of 400 miles (up to four hours) per full charge. To complement its fleet of flying cars, air taxi services will also be offered by Alaka’i.

Michael ChengJun 12, 2019 5:00 AM PT

Israeli Lidar Company Innoviz Technologies Raises an Additional $170 Million

Israeli Lidar Company Innoviz Technologies Raises an Additional $170 Million

Venture capital firms continue to pour money into lidar companies, as the laser beam technology is quickly becoming an essential perception tool for driverless cars and other autonomous applications. Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli maker of advanced lidar sensors for self-driving cars, said it raised an additional $170 million in its latest investment round.

FutureCar Staff Jun 11, 2019 3:08 PM PT      

BMW Introduces ‘Smart Glasses’ to Assist Service Technicians at its U.S. Dealerships

BMW Introduces ‘Smart Glasses’ to Assist Service Technicians at its U.S. Dealerships

BMW unveiled an all-new Technical Information System, which when combined with a pair of augmented reality glasses, becomes an intuitive multimedia platform for advanced technical support.

Eric WalzJun 11, 2019 11:44 AM PT       

Workhorse, the EV Company Looking to Move Into GM’s Shuttered Ohio Plant Gets a $25 Million Cash Infusion

Workhorse, the EV Company Looking to Move Into GM’s Shuttered Ohio Plant Gets a $25 Million Cash Infusion

Workhorse Group, the electric truckmaker that General Motors confirmed last month it was in negotiations with the company’s founder to purchase its shuttered assembly plant in Lordstown, Ohio has received a much-needed cash infusion.

FutureCar Staff Jun 10, 2019 8:17 PM PT     

Silicon Valley Startup Aurora to Work with Fiat Chrysler on a Self-Driving Platform

Silicon Valley Startup Aurora to Work with Fiat Chrysler on a Self-Driving Platform

Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc, co-founded by three industry veterans in 2017, today announced that it will supply automaker Fiat Chrysler with a self-driving platform.

Eric WalzJun 10, 2019 1:33 PM PT      

Mercedes Benz Working On Electric E-Class Sedan to Rival the Tesla Model S

Mercedes Benz Working On Electric E-Class Sedan to Rival the Tesla Model S

Documents released by the Chinese Ministry of Information & Technology suggest that Mercedes Benz is working on an electrified version of its E-Class sedan under the codename “v295.”

Manish KharintaJun 10, 2019 10:54 AM PT    

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