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Otonomo raises $12 million to delve into connected data from cars

Otonomo raises $12 million to delve into connected data from cars

Self-driving car start-up Otonomo has raised $12 million in venture funding to develop business opportunities in connected data from cars.

ClaireNov 08, 2016 4:00 PM PT

How Can the Music Industry Benefit from Autonomous Cars?

How Can the Music Industry Benefit from Autonomous Cars?

According to an Internet-of-Things (IoT) report by EY, a leading international consulting firm, autonomous vessels could bring in an additional $20 billion in revenue from video and streaming services.

Michael ChengNov 08, 2016 4:25 AM PT

Israeli tech start-up creates a super-power engine to shake up the EV market

Israeli tech start-up creates a super-power engine to shake up the EV market

An Israeli tech company called Aquarius Engine recently put forward its core product to challenge the EV-trend automobile market : a super-efficient power engine that could significantly reduce gas consumption, and at same time, very affordable.

ClaireNov 07, 2016 9:25 PM PT

Uber Reveals Plan to Take Ridesharing to the Skies via Flying Cars

Uber Reveals Plan to Take Ridesharing to the Skies via Flying Cars

The ridesharing giant’s plan involves launching a fleet of flying cars, which will serve as taxis for busy commuters. In a newly released white paper, titled “Elevate,” the brand offers a rare glimpse of its latest moonshot project.

Michael ChengNov 06, 2016 10:25 PM PT 

You can still modify your car — for the next two years

You can still modify your car — for the next two years

DIYers, car mods enthusiasts are recently getting good news from the government, as newly announced DMCA rules allow them to keep their privilege of changing or hacking their own cars, for at least the next two years.

ClaireNov 06, 2016 5:10 PM PT

Five cities become self-driving test sites

Five cities become self-driving test sites

A self-driving cars initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropists in New York and Washington, D.C have chosen five cities around the world as test sites for self-driving cars, which are Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, Paris and Buenos Aires.

ClaireNov 06, 2016 3:40 AM PT

Automatic is kicking off a new car adapter with a lower price

Automatic is kicking off a new car adapter with a lower price

Automatic, the San Francisco-based tech company focusing on connectivity apps and gadgets on cars, is unveiling a new Bluetooth connected car adapter, the Automatic Lite, with a lower cost compared with its previous Automatic Pro, to cater to a larger group of people who want to save time and money on their car.

ClaireNov 05, 2016 5:05 PM PT

Tesla Model S Involved in Horrific Car Accident

Tesla Model S Involved in Horrific Car Accident

The vehicle was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. A group of first responders explained that debris from the crash was found over 150 yards away from the site. Furthermore, the series of events caused the car’s lithium-ion battery to catch on fire and spew out dangerous projectiles.

Michael ChengNov 05, 2016 7:35 AM PT

Uber to design its flying cars by next decade

Uber to design its flying cars by next decade

Uber is detailing plans for Uber Elevate, a new division for offering rides through flying cars, to cure the increasingly heavy traffic congestion in the world, and hopes to have the program functioning within ten years.

ClaireNov 04, 2016 11:25 PM PT 

Lamborghini to partner with MIT for a “third millennium” sports car

Lamborghini to partner with MIT for a “third millennium” sports car

Lamborghini is recently bonding with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop a 21st century sports car that’s ultra-light, strong and innovative.

ClaireNov 04, 2016 6:30 PM PT

California rules on self-driving cars face objections from Google and carmakers

California rules on self-driving cars face objections from Google and carmakers

California's proposals on self-driving technology encounter immediate objections from Google and other major car makers. They raised a litany of concerns about California's proposal at a hearing in Sacramento last Wednesday, and require the proposal to comply with federal news rules be made voluntary.

ClaireNov 03, 2016 10:25 PM PT

New Study Suggests Undeniable Link Between EV and Solar Consumers

New Study Suggests Undeniable Link Between EV and Solar Consumers

A study from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) further explores the connections that drive both types of customers to sustainable energy. Through the survey, the organization discovered that around 50 percent of U.S. consumers of solar power or EVs are using both.

Michael ChengNov 03, 2016 8:45 PM PT

Self-driving cars can get confounded by car wash

Self-driving cars can get confounded by car wash

A recent report is revealing that cars equipped with auto-braking systems tend to get confused when facing car wash.

ClaireNov 03, 2016 10:25 AM PT

Tesla kicks off a solar roof to open its home market

Tesla kicks off a solar roof to open its home market

Tesla revealed a solar tile roof as its new product to the public on Oct 28th, and claims it to be more "beautiful, efficient and price-worthy" than traditional roof

ClaireNov 02, 2016 11:32 PM PT

Advancing to the future: Airbus aims to create its “flying taxi” Vahana by 2020

Advancing to the future: Airbus aims to create its “flying taxi” Vahana by 2020

Airbus recently unveiled its blueprint to build up a flying taxi with the project name “Vahana”.

ClaireNov 02, 2016 11:00 PM PT

Michigan Tightens Up Hacking Penalties Surrounding Driverless Cars

Michigan Tightens Up Hacking Penalties Surrounding Driverless Cars

Software developers are not alone in the fight to protect self-driving cars from malicious attacks. Lawmakers are also stepping in to enforce restrictions and hefty fines for hacking an autonomous vehicle. One of the states pioneering this practice is Michigan. Officials recently passed two bills that specifically targets hacking driverless vehicles.

Michael ChengNov 02, 2016 6:25 PM PT

Snapsheet receives $22 million funding for its app to help drivers file car crash claims

Snapsheet receives $22 million funding for its app to help drivers file car crash claims

Chicago-based startup Snapsheet raised a new round of $22 million funding on Oct 14th, to fuel its expanding business of helping drivers file car crash claims a lot faster and easier.

ClaireNov 02, 2016 12:30 AM PT

Google self-driving project to graduate from “Moonshot” programs

Google self-driving project to graduate from “Moonshot” programs

Google’s hot-discussed driverless car project is going to be spun off from its parent company Alphabet to become standalone business.

ClaireNov 01, 2016 10:22 PM PT

Elon Musk Bans Tesla Self-Driving Cars from Being Used for Ridesharing

Elon Musk Bans Tesla Self-Driving Cars from Being Used for Ridesharing

Tesla: "Please note also that using a self-driving Tesla for car sharing and ride hailing for friends and family is fine, but doing so for revenue purposes will only be permissible on the Tesla Network, details of which will be released next year."

Michael ChengNov 01, 2016 7:30 PM PT

NextEV boss Martin Leach passes away after battle with cancer

NextEV boss Martin Leach passes away after battle with cancer

Martin Leach (1957 – 1 November 2016) was a British businessman and engineer and the President of NextEV. Leach has passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 59.

LydiaNov 01, 2016 7:25 AM PT