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New U.S. Federal Guidelines provide 15 safety rules for self-driving automakers

New U.S. Federal Guidelines provide 15 safety rules for self-driving automakers

Federal officials announced for the first time ever a 15 point safety checklist for autonomous car makers on September 19th, 2016, revealing its much-anticipated policy that seemingly gives hope and support to self-driving manufacturers.

LydiaOct 05, 2016 5:30 PM PT

Tesla files lawsuit against Michigan's ban on selling cars directly

Tesla files lawsuit against Michigan's ban on selling cars directly

Electric car giant Tesla filed a lawsuit last Thursday to sue the Michigan state government as a “last resort” after years of battle to sell cars directly to consumers. This suit will involve dealership networks and whether the traditional monopoly practices should embrace new changes.

ElenaOct 04, 2016 11:00 PM PT

Major challenges facing self-driving car makers

Major challenges facing self-driving car makers

Lyft president John Zimmer believes,  “a majority” of rides will be in autonomous vehicles by 2021. However, currently only nine states and Washing-ton, D.C., have laws on the books related to autonomous vehicles. And in terms of being completely autonomous, there still remain quite a few big challenges, according to USAToday.

LydiaOct 04, 2016 6:30 PM PT

LeEco raises 1.08 Billion to develop its own electric vehicle

LeEco raises 1.08 Billion to develop its own electric vehicle

LeEco, a web video company based in Beijing that now extends its business to almost every corner of the tech field from television to transportation, recently raised US$ 1.08 billion in order to build its electric car.

AlanOct 03, 2016 11:00 PM PT

Back to basics: Ford patented a shrinking car with inspiration from Model A

Back to basics: Ford patented a shrinking car with inspiration from Model A

LydiaOct 03, 2016 7:00 PM PT

A car for women ignites widespread criticism

A car for women ignites widespread criticism

Designing and engineering a car especially for women sounds like it wouldn’t be such a terrible thing, nor that it would prompt some type of horrible backlash. That said, it might be tricky when designing the features and do-ing the marketing and advertising.

VineetOct 02, 2016 10:30 PM PT

The New EV Amber One provides a $37/week subscription service

The New EV Amber One provides a $37/week subscription service

The New EV Amber One provides a $37/week subscription service

LydiaOct 02, 2016 6:00 PM PT

Google self-driving chief to kick off Automobili-D at the January 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Google self-driving chief to kick off Automobili-D at the January 2017 Detroit Auto Show

Google’ self-driving chief to kick off Automobili-D at the January 2017 Detroit Auto Show

VineetSep 29, 2016 7:30 PM PT

What are the latest trends in China relating to fin-tech?

What are the latest trends in China relating to fin-tech?

According to a recent report by consulting firm Accenture, the value of fin-tech investments in the Asia-Pacific region leapt to $9.6 billion in the first half of 2016, which is more than the total investments made in the six years between January 2010 and the end of 2015. And mainland China and Hong Kong contribute 90 percent of this giant number. Moreover, the top 10 fin-tech investments in Asia-Pacific were all made in these two regions.

LydiaSep 27, 2016 11:00 PM PT

AI start-up “Comma.ai” led by famous iPhone hacker George Hotz is kicking off a $999 auto-drive app

AI start-up “Comma.ai” led by famous iPhone hacker George Hotz is kicking off a $999 auto-drive app

AI start-up “Comma.ai” led by famous iPhone hacker George Hotz is kicking off a $999 auto-drive app

LydiaSep 26, 2016 6:00 PM PT

The US - China Electric Vehicles Market - An Outlook for 2016 and Beyond

The US - China Electric Vehicles Market - An Outlook for 2016 and Beyond

The US is the biggest developed nation. And China is the biggest developing country. With more common experiences and information sharing between the two largest EV markets in the world, US and China should achieve greater new energy cooperation.

LydiaSep 25, 2016 5:00 PM PT

Pay-per-mile insurance startup Metromile raises $191.5M, acquires Mosaic Insurance

Pay-per-mile insurance startup Metromile raises $191.5M, acquires Mosaic Insurance

Pay-per-mile insurance startup Metromile raises $191.5M, acquires Mosaic Insurance

LydiaSep 24, 2016 11:40 PM PT

Waze launches Bluetooth beacons to avoid tunnel blackouts

Waze launches Bluetooth beacons to avoid tunnel blackouts

Waze launches Bluetooth beacons to avoid tunnel blackouts

ShellySep 24, 2016 8:25 PM PT

Driver’s ed app Aceable raises $4 million

Driver’s ed app Aceable raises $4 million

Driver’s ed app Aceable raises $4 million

LydiaSep 24, 2016 6:30 PM PT

Uber's new selfie check helps make sure riders get the driver they're promised

Uber's new selfie check helps make sure riders get the driver they're promised

Uber’s new selfie check helps make sure riders get the driver they’re promised

AlanSep 23, 2016 11:00 PM PT

The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities

The 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities

Fifth-generation wireless (5G), Computer vision (CV), Mixed reality (MR), Autonomous vehicles (AV), Artificial intelligence (AI), the 5 technologies that are going to define the next decade in cities.

LydiaSep 23, 2016 10:00 PM PT

U.S., China peer-reviewed reports lay out huge subsidies for fossil fuels

U.S., China peer-reviewed reports lay out huge subsidies for fossil fuels

U.S., China peer-reviewed reports lay out huge subsidies for fossil fuels

LydiaSep 23, 2016 7:00 PM PT

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results

When do you think the first Tesla Model 3 electric cars will be delivered? Poll results indicate that Tesla has a lot of fans and believers among survey respondents. A majority of the responses indicated that if the schedule does slip, it would only be by six months or less. About a third (34 percent) of survey participants said the first Model 3s would arrive between July and December next year—meeting Musk's promise.

VineetSep 23, 2016 12:00 AM PT

What is the maximum electric-car price for mass-market success? Poll results

What is the maximum electric-car price for mass-market success? Poll results

What is the maximum electric-car price for mass-market success? Poll results indicate around $25,000, the price chosen by half the respondents.Another quarter of the survey participants chose $30,000 (not so coincidentally, the effective post-incentive cost of the very cheapest 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV).

ShellySep 22, 2016 11:00 PM PT

Venturi VBB-3 sets new electric-car speed record (pending certification)

Venturi VBB-3 sets new electric-car speed record (pending certification)

Venturi VBB-3 sets new electric-car speed record (pending certification)

LydiaSep 22, 2016 8:00 PM PT