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Walmart To Launch Car-Buying Business

Walmart To Launch Car-Buying Business

Walmart is partnering with major dealership groups to put forward the vehicle-selling business. The business will be carried out on April 1st at 25 Walmart Supercenters in Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Oklahoma.

ClaireFeb 01, 2017 11:40 AM PT

New Zealand Launches Self-driving Pilot Program at Christchurch Airport

New Zealand Launches Self-driving Pilot Program at Christchurch Airport

Last month, French-startup Navya, a leading developer of fully autonomous, SAE L5 vessels for public transportation, partnered with HMI Technologies (New Zealand’s Intelligent Transport System [ITS] provider) to launch a trial at the Christchurch International Airport.

Michael ChengFeb 01, 2017 6:24 AM PT

Tesla CEO Says Vehicles Will Get Major Hardware Revisions Every Year

Tesla CEO Says Vehicles Will Get Major Hardware Revisions Every Year

In a response to a question that asked about the possibility of an upgrade path for existing Tesla owners, CEO Elon Musk stated that upgrading older vehicles wasn’t possible, as the automaker plans to come out with major hardware revisions every year.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 31, 2017 4:38 PM PT

BMW and Nissan Expand EV Infrastructure Partnership

BMW and Nissan Expand EV Infrastructure Partnership

The two competing car manufacturers have agreed to disagree on the overall design and functionality of their vehicles. However, when it comes to charging infrastructure, both businesses see eye-to-eye on the lack of EV stations across the US.

Michael ChengJan 31, 2017 6:23 AM PT

Uber’s Back In San Francisco With Its Autonomous Fleet

Uber’s Back In San Francisco With Its Autonomous Fleet

Summary: After Uber’s fleet of autonomous Ford Fusions was kicked out of California, the ridesharing company is back in the state, but its vehicles are being used to gather mapping data and are not driving autonomously.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 30, 2017 2:05 PM PT

Ford Launches ODB Dongle to Make Old Cars Smart and Connected

Ford Launches ODB Dongle to Make Old Cars Smart and Connected

Ford claims the revolutionary gadget is only designed for Ford and Lincoln models made between 2010 and 2016 without a built-in modem (the vehicles must also be sold in the US).

Michael ChengJan 30, 2017 6:36 AM PT

Engineering Firm ABB Eyeing A $90 Million R&D Center In Montreal

Engineering Firm ABB Eyeing A $90 Million R&D Center In Montreal

Swiss engineering firm ABB announced plans to manufacture a $90 million R&D center in Montreal, Canada that will help create technology for future electric cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 28, 2017 9:10 AM PT

Feds Look to Study In-Car Cyber Security

Feds Look to Study In-Car Cyber Security

The government is looking into the security of the connected car.

Timothy Healey Jan 27, 2017 3:10 PM PT

Amazon Patents Highway Network to Help Self-Driving Cars Navigate Reversible Lanes

Amazon Patents Highway Network to Help Self-Driving Cars Navigate Reversible Lanes

In 2015, Amazon filed a patent that covered a method for autonomous vehicles to tackle reversible lanes. The electronic commerce company was recently awarded the patent and hopes to reduce traffic and avoid accidents on highways.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 27, 2017 1:05 PM PT

NewDealDesign Unveils New Predictions for Self-driving Cars

NewDealDesign Unveils New Predictions for Self-driving Cars

NewDealDesign, a San Francisco-based design firm, is the latest establishment to make elaborate predictions about autonomous vehicles. The company’s insights go further than other suggestions made in the past, as it also applies the technology to surrounding businesses and services.

Michael ChengJan 27, 2017 7:54 AM PT

Study: Autonomous Cars Will Save Lives and Money

Study: Autonomous Cars Will Save Lives and Money

According to a new study, driverless cars will save 35,000 American lives and $300 billion every year.

Aaron PhillipsJan 26, 2017 6:23 PM PT

Connected Car Security Is Something That Automakers Can’t Overlook

Connected Car Security Is Something That Automakers Can’t Overlook

According to IoTnews, connected car security lacks the standardized framework and specification to protect stored data, the vehicle, and its occupants from being hacked.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 26, 2017 4:42 PM PT

Tata Elxsi to Test Driverless Vehicles in India

Tata Elxsi to Test Driverless Vehicles in India

In another big twist, a local automaker recently announced it is ready to take on the challenge of taming the country’s hazardous roads with self-driving technology: Tata Elxsi.

Michael ChengJan 26, 2017 6:48 AM PT

Southeast Michigan to become proving ground for autonomous cars

Southeast Michigan to become proving ground for autonomous cars

Before Donald Trump was inaugurated, the federal government, under the Obama Administration, announced 10 sites in the U.S. that would be allowed to officially test self-driving vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 25, 2017 1:10 PM PT

Here is Lyft’s Grand Plan to Curb Traffic in Congested Cities

Here is Lyft’s Grand Plan to Curb Traffic in Congested Cities

In a recently published MIT study, researchers pointed out that carpool services, such as UberPool and Lyft Line, could decrease the number of cars on public roads by a whopping 75 percent.

Michael ChengJan 25, 2017 6:46 AM PT

Qualcomm Joins the Automotive Game

Qualcomm Joins the Automotive Game

Qualcomm is the latest tech company to get into the auto game.

Timothy Healey Jan 24, 2017 1:05 PM PT

Volvo enters the crowded ride-sharing business

Volvo enters the crowded ride-sharing business

Swedish car manufacturer Volvo announced the establishment of its own ride-sharing services across the globe.

ClaireJan 24, 2017 9:55 AM PT

Peugeot Launches Seamless Website for Buying Cars

Peugeot Launches Seamless Website for Buying Cars

Three years ago, the business vowed to expand online by completely redesigning its official website. After what seemed like a decade, the French car company launched "Order Online by Peugeot."

Michael ChengJan 24, 2017 6:38 AM PT

Four west coast cities in the US just ordered 24,000 EVs

Four west coast cities in the US just ordered 24,000 EVs

Four west coast cities - Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, recently formed a collaboration to ask automakers for a record-breaking order of 24,000 electric vehicles.

ClaireJan 23, 2017 10:10 AM PT

DoorDash and Postmates Roll Out Autonomous Test Deliveries in the US

DoorDash and Postmates Roll Out Autonomous Test Deliveries in the US

Instead of a human driver, the six-wheeled units navigate busy sidewalks (note: not open roads) autonomously via robust algorithms and city maps. The technology has attracted a handful of powerful auto brands, including Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Michael ChengJan 23, 2017 6:17 AM PT