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SiriusXM Acquires Automatic Labs to Boost Smart Car Products

SiriusXM Acquires Automatic Labs to Boost Smart Car Products

SiriusXM, a satellite radio company that was once viewed as a leader in connected car services, is in the process of revamping its efforts in the smart car industry. You might know the business for its highly aggressive marketing practices – especially if you’ve just purchased a new vehicle.

Michael ChengMay 03, 2017 8:05 AM PT

May 2, 2017 News of the Day: The Detroit Three sees declining sales, Zoox hires longtime Ferrari Executive

May 2, 2017 News of the Day: The Detroit Three sees declining sales, Zoox hires longtime Ferrari Executive

News of the Day for May 2, 2017.

ClaireMay 02, 2017 3:31 PM PT

Uber Doubles Down on Flying Taxis, Announces New Partnerships

Uber Doubles Down on Flying Taxis, Announces New Partnerships

At a three-day conference in Dallas, Texas, Uber announced new partnerships with various cities and companies that would help the ride-hailing company bring its flying taxi to life.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 02, 2017 11:30 AM PT

Verizon Invests $10 Million in Renovo Auto

Verizon Invests $10 Million in Renovo Auto

Analysts speculate that the leading communications technology brand is interested in Renovo because it already holds the necessary permit to start driverless testing on public roads in the state of California.

Michael ChengMay 02, 2017 6:15 AM PT

Navdy makes augmented reality out of Google Maps for in-car navigation

Navdy makes augmented reality out of Google Maps for in-car navigation

Navdy has developed a dash mounted, augmented reality (AR) device that provides a heads up display (HUD) which allows drivers using their smartphones and Google Maps for navigation to keep their eyes on the road.

Eric WalzMay 01, 2017 6:23 PM PT       

News of the Day: Tesla to add 4 more Gigafactories, Samsung approved for self-driving test in Korea

News of the Day: Tesla to add 4 more Gigafactories, Samsung approved for self-driving test in Korea

News of the Day for May 1st, 2017.

ClaireMay 01, 2017 5:10 PM PT

Toyota Plans to Build Upon Connected-Car Hub in Texas

Toyota Plans to Build Upon Connected-Car Hub in Texas

Toyota is expanding, nearly doubling its data science hub called Toyota Connected, with a new facility in Texas.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 01, 2017 3:05 PM PT

Car and Truck Buyers Face Brand New World

Car and Truck Buyers Face Brand New World

New-car tech is great, but buyers still shop on price.

Timothy Healey Apr 29, 2017 8:05 AM PT

Tesla releases teaser photo of its full size electric semi-truck

Tesla releases teaser photo of its full size electric semi-truck

At the 2017 TED Conference in Vancouver, the Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the first ever teaser image of the company's upcoming semi truck.

Eric WalzApr 28, 2017 5:45 PM PT     

The Head of Uber ATG Steps Down Amid Waymo Lawsuit

The Head of Uber ATG Steps Down Amid Waymo Lawsuit

As the legal battle escalates between Waymo and Uber over the alleged theft of intellectual property, one of the individuals accused of stealing it has stepped down from his current role at Uber.

Eric WalzApr 28, 2017 12:13 PM PT         

New Drivers Aren’t Fans of Driverless Cars or EVs

New Drivers Aren’t Fans of Driverless Cars or EVs

The new generation of drivers, according to a survey from Driving-Tests, aren’t into autonomous vehicles or electric cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 28, 2017 11:30 AM PT

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Creeping Up on EVs But Have a Long Way to Go

Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Cars Creeping Up on EVs But Have a Long Way to Go

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars could compete with EVs -- if the infrastructure gets there.

Timothy Healey Apr 28, 2017 10:15 AM PT

Report: Large-scale EV Charging Could Damage UK Power Grid Operations

Report: Large-scale EV Charging Could Damage UK Power Grid Operations

The report cites that a total of six EVs charging together is enough to cause power issues for neighborhoods. As a temporary solution to this issue, the UK government is trialling a protocol called “demand-side response.”

Michael ChengApr 28, 2017 6:05 AM PT

Apple’s self-driving test vehicle spotted in Silicon Valley

Apple’s self-driving test vehicle spotted in Silicon Valley

Just two weeks after Apple was granted a permit for testing autonomous vehicles by the California DMV, a white Lexus RX450h was spotted driving in Silicon Valley.

Eric WalzApr 27, 2017 6:07 PM PT

30 Million Americans might buy an electric vehicle as their next car, poll says

30 Million Americans might buy an electric vehicle as their next car, poll says

30 million American consumers will probably choose an electric car as their next vehicle, according to a recent poll by the American Automobile Association.

Eric WalzApr 27, 2017 12:41 PM PT     

Autonomous Driving Start-Up nuTonomy to Expand its Boston Self-Driving Tests

Autonomous Driving Start-Up nuTonomy to Expand its Boston Self-Driving Tests

The city of Boston, Massachusetts has just granted autonomous driving start-up nuTonomy permission to expand its areas of self-driving car testing within the city. NuTonomy will now test its self-driving vehicles in two additional areas that will offer more challenges.

Eric WalzApr 27, 2017 11:49 AM PT      

Ericsson and Lynk & Co Join Forces to Enhance Car Connectivity

Ericsson and Lynk & Co Join Forces to Enhance Car Connectivity

The digital key allows people to unlock and operate vehicles connected to the network via the Share My Car app. This level of control will likely be used for car-sharing.

Michael ChengApr 27, 2017 11:45 AM PT

Impressive New Technology Available on Today’s Cars

Impressive New Technology Available on Today’s Cars

Although self-driving cars are getting much of the attention lately, automakers are introducing many new high-tech features in today's new models.

Eric WalzApr 26, 2017 4:40 PM PT        

Continental Investing Another $326 Million in Electric Vehicle Technology by 2021

Continental Investing Another $326 Million in Electric Vehicle Technology by 2021

Continental intends to scale back its investments in mechanical automotive technology and allocate an additional $326 million for hybrid and electric vehicles as the auto-parts maker prepares for the eventual decline of combustion engines.

Eric WalzApr 26, 2017 2:32 PM PT     

China’s Strict Pollution Standards Will Make the Country Hub for EVs

China’s Strict Pollution Standards Will Make the Country Hub for EVs

With China’s recent decision to become more stringent on automobile pollution, automakers are turning towards the country as the hub for electric vehicle development.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 26, 2017 12:00 PM PT