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Israeli Drivers Leading Tech Charge

Israeli Drivers Leading Tech Charge

Israel is a hot new tech center.

Timothy Healey May 12, 2017 11:00 AM PT

Qualcomm White Paper Outlines Economic Impact of 5G in the Automotive Industry

Qualcomm White Paper Outlines Economic Impact of 5G in the Automotive Industry

Compared to 4G, 5G offers ultra-low latency (up to five times lower), increased network coverage and blazing download speeds of up to 10 Gbps. Qualcomm doesn’t have to convince automakers that 5G will pave the way for driverless cars.

Michael ChengMay 12, 2017 6:05 AM PT 

Volvo and Autoliv Form Autonomous Driving Venture Zenuity

Volvo and Autoliv Form Autonomous Driving Venture Zenuity

Zenuity, the joint venture between Volvo and Autoliv has started its operations. The new company is a joint venture in the growing global market for autonomous driving software systems. At the company’s presentation at the 2017 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California, Zenuity stated its goal is to only focus on autonomous systems that are capable of “unsupervised driving”.

Eric WalzMay 11, 2017 4:20 PM PT      

Ontruck collects $10 million, aiming for a Uber-like freight services

Ontruck collects $10 million, aiming for a Uber-like freight services

Ontruck, a new startup founded in 2016 in Madrid, Spain has just raised $10 million through its series A funding. The company that has graduated from Combination Y Accelerator wants to set up a B2B freight service platform, just like an Uber in logistics.

ClaireMay 11, 2017 4:07 PM PT

Tesla's Battery Technology and Future of EVs

Tesla's Battery Technology and Future of EVs

Robust battery technology would allow EVs to go further without recharging. Additionally, it would let the business sell its vehicles at lower price points, while offering more storage or space for passengers.

Michael ChengMay 11, 2017 3:50 PM PT 

May 11th, 2017 Car News of the Day: New York allows driverless testing, BMW fire causes controversy

May 11th, 2017 Car News of the Day: New York allows driverless testing, BMW fire causes controversy

Car news of the day for May 11th, 2017.

ClaireMay 11, 2017 3:15 PM PT

Nvidia is partnering with Toyota on future autonomous car development

Nvidia is partnering with Toyota on future autonomous car development

GPU giant Nvidia announced today that it will partner with Japan auto veteran Toyota on developing Toyota’s next-generation autonomous driving systems.

ClaireMay 11, 2017 11:05 AM PT

Proterra Launches Pilot Program for Autonomous Buses

Proterra Launches Pilot Program for Autonomous Buses

A pre-determined route that cuts through Reno’s Virginia Street will be the main area of deployment. Proterra’s main challenges during this stage of development comes from regulations surrounding passengers with disabilities.

Michael ChengMay 11, 2017 7:33 AM PT

A Closer Look at Tesla's Private and Commercial Trucking Ambitions

A Closer Look at Tesla's Private and Commercial Trucking Ambitions

Elon Musk recently announced plans to expand the application of Tesla’s proprietary technologies to other markets, specifically one that will experience full disruption in the next decade through mature autonomous driving platforms: trucking.

Michael ChengMay 10, 2017 6:05 PM PT 

May 10th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Ford shrinking in profits, Korea to build a city for driverless car testing

May 10th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Ford shrinking in profits, Korea to build a city for driverless car testing

Car News of the Day for May 10th, 2017.

ClaireMay 10, 2017 2:23 PM PT

Keeping Things in the Family: Tesla Plans to Open Body Repair Shops

Keeping Things in the Family: Tesla Plans to Open Body Repair Shops

To ensure that Tesla owners, especially prospective Model 3 buyers, aren’t plagued with extremely lengthy body-shop repairs, Tesla has plans to open its own set of body repair shops.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 10, 2017 2:15 PM PT 

See a few cool things at the GPU Technology Convention

See a few cool things at the GPU Technology Convention

See a few cool things at the GPU Technology Convention.

ClaireMay 10, 2017 11:50 AM PT

Tesla Requests Camera Data from Model S and X Owners

Tesla Requests Camera Data from Model S and X Owners

In its efforts to accelerate the development of self-driving technology, Tesla has started collecting videos from its huge fleet of vehicles as part of a new software update. Tesla says the data will help continue its advancements of vehicles equipped with the second-generation Autopilot (Autopilot 2.0) hardware introduced last year.

Eric WalzMay 10, 2017 11:39 AM PT      

Pay at the Gas Pump with Apple Watch and Ford Sync 3

Pay at the Gas Pump with Apple Watch and Ford Sync 3

The platform was recently updated to allow Apple Watch users to pay with their device at over 10,000 Exxon and Mobil gas stations across the US.

Michael ChengMay 10, 2017 6:10 AM PT

Optimus Ride details its plans at the 2017 GPU Technology Convention in Silicon Valley

Optimus Ride details its plans at the 2017 GPU Technology Convention in Silicon Valley

Optimus Ride is developing self-driving technologies specifically for electric vehicles.The company hopes to introduce level 4 autonomy electric vehicle fleets. In a presentation at the 2017 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California on May 9th, the company's co-founder Sertac Karaman detailed its future plans.

Eric WalzMay 09, 2017 4:21 PM PT      

May 9th, 2017 Car News of the Day: BMW to increase production, Faraday Future posts new video

May 9th, 2017 Car News of the Day: BMW to increase production, Faraday Future posts new video

Car News of the Day for May 9th, 2017.

ClaireMay 09, 2017 3:16 PM PT

Elon Musk and his Boring Tunnel: What can we expect in the future?

Elon Musk and his Boring Tunnel: What can we expect in the future?

At the recent TED conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Musk revealed some bold ideas about the Boring Tunnel— a transportation solver that can ease the congestion through underground tunnels.

ClaireMay 09, 2017 1:25 PM PT 

Automotive Suppliers Specializing in Displays Are the Future

Automotive Suppliers Specializing in Displays Are the Future

According to report by IHS Markit, the automotive display systems market is poised to reach $11.6 billion revenue globally this year.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 09, 2017 11:30 AM PT

SiFive, the start-up that raised $13.5 million for its open source silicon chip architecture RISC -V

SiFive, the start-up that raised $13.5 million for its open source silicon chip architecture RISC -V

SiFive, the company creating a new open source model in the semiconductor business raises $13.5 million. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2015, and its goal is to manufacture open source, custom designed silicon chips.

Eric WalzMay 08, 2017 6:10 PM PT       

May 8th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Nissan Murano under investigation, UPS introduces fuel-cell truck

May 8th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Nissan Murano under investigation, UPS introduces fuel-cell truck

Car News of the Day for May 8th, 2017.

ClaireMay 08, 2017 5:41 PM PT