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China Auto Giant GAC to open its innovation center in Silicon Valley, recruiting more talent

China Auto Giant GAC to open its innovation center in Silicon Valley, recruiting more talent

The Chinese auto giant Guangzhou Automotive Group(GAC) will open its innovation center in Silicon Valley this year, and plan to invest 15 billion rmb into green energy vehicles and in-house brands.

ClaireMay 08, 2017 11:25 AM PT

Toyota Sets up Shop in Michigan With a $154 Million R&D Center

Toyota Sets up Shop in Michigan With a $154 Million R&D Center

With a new North American R&D facility in Michigan, Toyota has finally completed its project of moving its powertrain engineering, vehicle development, and U.S. purchasing to Michigan.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 08, 2017 10:30 AM PT

Samsung's In-Traffic Reply App Answers Messages and Calls While Driving

Samsung's In-Traffic Reply App Answers Messages and Calls While Driving

When the app is activated, it uses a GPS sensor that’s built into the smartphone to determine if the individual is in motion. In-Traffic Reply works for private cars and bicycles.

Michael ChengMay 07, 2017 1:05 PM PT

Silicon Valley Automaker Lucid Motors Shows off the Ultra-luxurious Air

Silicon Valley Automaker Lucid Motors Shows off the Ultra-luxurious Air

Menlo Park, California based Lucid Motors has recently unveiled its Lucid Air at the New York Auto Show last month. The Air is a sophisticated, ultra luxurious, high-performance vehicle that it hopes will compete with Tesla in the luxury all-electric vehicle category.

Eric WalzMay 06, 2017 10:25 AM PT      

Croatian Auto Manufacturer Rimac Sets Goals to Become EV Supplier

Croatian Auto Manufacturer Rimac Sets Goals to Become EV Supplier

Electric hypercar manufacturer Rimac sets its sights on become one of the largest suppliers of electric vehicle components.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 06, 2017 8:30 AM PT

Uber under criminal probe for its software “Greyball”

Uber under criminal probe for its software “Greyball”

Two sources told Reuters today that the US Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies on its software tool. And that tool is used by Uber drivers to avoid transportation regulators.

ClaireMay 05, 2017 4:34 PM PT

May 5th, 2017 Car News of the Day: EV sales surge in Europe, Uber under criminal probe

May 5th, 2017 Car News of the Day: EV sales surge in Europe, Uber under criminal probe

Cars News of the Day for May 5th, 2017.

ClaireMay 05, 2017 3:29 PM PT

Silicon Valley start-up DeepMap wants to teach autonomous cars how to drive

Silicon Valley start-up DeepMap wants to teach autonomous cars how to drive

DeepMap, a startup founded by Google veterans, plans to build maps and software to teach autonomous cars how to drive. The company plans to license its map-building software to companies pursuing autonomous vehicle technology.

Eric WalzMay 05, 2017 11:20 AM PT         

Porsche opening a new “innovation center” in Silicon Valley

Porsche opening a new “innovation center” in Silicon Valley

Luxury automaker Porsche is opening a new satellite office in Santa Clara, to help it get better connected to Silicon Valley’s startup and venture capital scene, and the region’s rapidly growing automotive technology industry.

Eric WalzMay 05, 2017 10:07 AM PT     

A Look at Voyage Auto’s First Ever Self-Driving Car, Almost Ready for the Road

A Look at Voyage Auto’s First Ever Self-Driving Car, Almost Ready for the Road

Voyage Auto Inc., a Silicon Valley based start-up which hopes to launch an autonomous taxi service soon, is getting ready to begin testing its first autonomous car. The company’s lofty goal is to launch its service with zero reliance on a safety driver. Voyage Auto’s first ever self-driving test car is almost ready for the road.

Eric WalzMay 04, 2017 5:52 PM PT       

Delphi to spin off its powertrain business and focuses on electronic market

Delphi to spin off its powertrain business and focuses on electronic market

Delphi, one of the world's largest automotive parts manufacturers, has announced that it will spin off all operations connected with combustion engines, and fully concentrate on electric powered and autonomous vehicles.

ClaireMay 04, 2017 4:46 PM PT

Intel Partners with BMW on Self-Driving Cars, Faces Competition

Intel Partners with BMW on Self-Driving Cars, Faces Competition

Intel, the computer chip maker has just announced a partnership with German automaker BMW to develop self-driving car technology. The partnership is intended to let Intel and BMW develop a “base functionality platform” for self-driving cars that it would license to car makers.

Eric WalzMay 04, 2017 3:20 PM PT         

May 4th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion, Elon Musk talks about Model Y

May 4th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion, Elon Musk talks about Model Y

Car News of the Day for May 4th, 2017.

ClaireMay 04, 2017 3:13 PM PT

A Flying Car by the end of this year? Kitty Hawk gets much attention

A Flying Car by the end of this year? Kitty Hawk gets much attention

Mountain View startup Kitty Hawk is recently getting much attention, as its aerospace engineer piloted a flying car above a peaceful lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

ClaireMay 04, 2017 9:53 AM PT 

Autonomous Car Companies Look to Alter California’s Driverless Regulations

Autonomous Car Companies Look to Alter California’s Driverless Regulations

Multiple self-driving car companies like Uber, Ford, Lyft, Toyota, Apple, Tesla, Waymo and more submitted comments to California’s Department of Motor Vehicles in the hopes of changing the state’s autonomous rules.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 04, 2017 9:00 AM PT

Hyundai Patches Vulnerable Blue Link Smart Car App

Hyundai Patches Vulnerable Blue Link Smart Car App

In the event of a “man-in-the-middle” attack, a hacker could snoop or “intercept” data from the smartphone, capture the key and decrypt the log files. With this information, a hacker could log into the app and exploit its features without limits.

Michael ChengMay 04, 2017 4:51 AM PT

Silicon Valley Self-Driving Start-Up 'Aurora' Gears Up for Business, Posts New Website.

Silicon Valley Self-Driving Start-Up 'Aurora' Gears Up for Business, Posts New Website.

Silicon Valley California based autonomous start-up Aurora, whose mission is “safe efficient mobility” has a new website and many jobs posted, a sign that they are beginning operations.

Eric WalzMay 03, 2017 4:11 PM PT         

May 3rd, 2017 Car News of the Day: Waymo and Uber in court, nuTonomy teaming up with Peugeot

May 3rd, 2017 Car News of the Day: Waymo and Uber in court, nuTonomy teaming up with Peugeot

Car News of the Day for May 3rd, 2017.

ClaireMay 03, 2017 3:56 PM PT

Steven Hoffman on Future Tech Trends at 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

Steven Hoffman on Future Tech Trends at 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

Bestselling author Steven Hoffman gave an enlightening speech at the 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival, about the technology of tomorrow.

ClaireMay 03, 2017 11:46 AM PT

Lucid VR shows its hand-held VR camera at the 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

Lucid VR shows its hand-held VR camera at the 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

Lucid VR made an appearance at the 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival on Tuesday, May 2nd to show off the company’s LucidCam, a virtual reality handheld camera.

Eric WalzMay 03, 2017 11:27 AM PT