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How Will Driverless Cars Share Roads with Cyclists?

How Will Driverless Cars Share Roads with Cyclists?

Google (before Waymo) mentioned in its June 2016 report that movements of cyclists are difficult to predict. According to the tech giant, over 50,000 individuals riding bikes were injured in 2016.

Michael ChengJun 22, 2017 6:20 AM PT

June 21st, 2017 News of the Day: Volvo's Polestar to make its own EV, Snapchat buys map app Zenly

June 21st, 2017 News of the Day: Volvo's Polestar to make its own EV, Snapchat buys map app Zenly

News of the Day for June 21st, 2017.

ClaireJun 21, 2017 5:43 PM PT

Q&A With Nino Tarantino CEO of Octo Telematics

Q&A With Nino Tarantino CEO of Octo Telematics

Futurecar was recently given the opportunity for a Q&A with the North American CEO of Octo Telematics, Nino Tarantino. We asked him some questions about the growing company and its future plans in the new era of the connected car.

Eric WalzJun 21, 2017 3:09 PM PT      

Kalanick resigns from Uber CEO position under shareholder pressure

Kalanick resigns from Uber CEO position under shareholder pressure

One week after Travis Kalanick announced his indefinite absence of leave from Uber to recharge himself, the Uber founder was forced by investors to step down Tuesday night according to insider resources.

ClaireJun 21, 2017 2:34 PM PT

Waymo Says Goodbye to Firefly Driverless Fleet

Waymo Says Goodbye to Firefly Driverless Fleet

The two seater took on the company’s vision for fully driverless transportation, as the vessels did not have any pedals or steering wheels. It also didn’t have any airbags, according to Matt McFarland from CNN.

Michael ChengJun 21, 2017 8:58 AM PT

GM to Mass Produce Self-Driving Bolt EVs

GM to Mass Produce Self-Driving Bolt EVs

General Motors announced last week that it used mass production techniques to finish a batch of 130 Chevy Bolt EVs containing self-driving technology. GM joins Tesla in adding self-driving hardware during the assembly process.

Eric WalzJun 20, 2017 5:36 PM PT   

Fisker EMotion Takes EV Performance and Design to New Heights

Fisker EMotion Takes EV Performance and Design to New Heights

The unit is packed with a patent-pending battery (li-ion NMC battery cells) that offers up to 400 miles per charge, capable of facilitating a top speed of 161 miles per hour. The all-electric sedan will debut with a price tag of $130,000.

Michael ChengJun 20, 2017 11:57 AM PT

June 19th, 2017 News of the Day: Subaru Updates its Eyesight Self-Driving, Mercedes Targets Millennials

June 19th, 2017 News of the Day: Subaru Updates its Eyesight Self-Driving, Mercedes Targets Millennials

Subaru will roll out an updated version of its EyeSight safety system this summer in Japan, 2018 Honda Accord that will make its global debut in Detroit and via YouTube Livestream, The next generation Mercedes A-Class to target millennials

Eric WalzJun 19, 2017 6:56 PM PT     

Tesla Close to a Deal to Build Vehicles in China

Tesla Close to a Deal to Build Vehicles in China

According to a report from Bloomberg, Tesla is close to an agreement to produce vehicles in China for the first time, giving the electric-car maker better access to the world's largest auto market. The agreement with the city of Shanghai would allow Tesla to build facilities in its Lingang development zone.

Eric WalzJun 19, 2017 4:53 PM PT        

Bosch to Build 1$ Billion Semiconductor Plant

Bosch to Build 1$ Billion Semiconductor Plant

Bosch is readying itself to meet the demand for the chips needed for self-driving cars. The company announced that it will build a 1 billion-euro ($1.1 billion) semiconductor plant, the biggest single investment in its 130 year history.

Eric WalzJun 19, 2017 12:01 PM PT     

Lyft Aims for 1 Billion Driverless Rides on Electric Cars by 2025

Lyft Aims for 1 Billion Driverless Rides on Electric Cars by 2025

At the moment, Lyft is already at maximum capacity, averaging 160 million rides per year. To meet its goal, the business must scale current operations quickly and efficiently.

Michael ChengJun 19, 2017 6:01 AM PT

Delphi Teams with Transdev to Bring On-Demand Shuttle Service to Europe

Delphi Teams with Transdev to Bring On-Demand Shuttle Service to Europe

Delphi and Transdev, a Paris-based public transport service company that’s controlled by the French government, have partnered to bring a driverless on-demand shuttle service to Europe.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 18, 2017 8:15 AM PT  

Honda Finally Enters the Autonomous Segment With a Target Year of 2025

Honda Finally Enters the Autonomous Segment With a Target Year of 2025

Honda may be late to the driverless party, but the Japanese automaker has entered the segment with the aim of releasing a Level 4 self-driving vehicle by 2025.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 17, 2017 8:00 AM PT  

June 16th, 2017 News of the Day: Takata to File Bankruptcy, Mobike Raises $600M to Expand Worldwide

June 16th, 2017 News of the Day: Takata to File Bankruptcy, Mobike Raises $600M to Expand Worldwide

News of the Day for June 16th, 2017.

ClaireJun 16, 2017 4:17 PM PT

Alibaba Could Join Uber Rival Grab’s $1.5 Billion Fundraising

Alibaba Could Join Uber Rival Grab’s $1.5 Billion Fundraising

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is in talks to join in the fundraising of $1.5 billion in Grab, a leading ride-hailing company in Southeast Asia.

ClaireJun 16, 2017 12:17 PM PT

Electric Bus Maker Proterra Closes on Another $55 Million in Funding

Electric Bus Maker Proterra Closes on Another $55 Million in Funding

Proterra, the Silicon Valley based electric bus manufacturer, announced that it has closed a $55 million Series 6 round this week after an oversubscribed $140 million Series 5 in January. The new funding brings Proterra’s total funding to date to $347 million.

Eric WalzJun 16, 2017 11:54 AM PT     

BlackBerry Developed Software That’s Capable of Running Automobile Systems

BlackBerry Developed Software That’s Capable of Running Automobile Systems

BlackBerry, a company known for its smartphones, announced that it has developed software capable of running complex computer systems found on cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 16, 2017 9:00 AM PT

Delphi-Transdev Collaboration to Focus on Launching Driverless Services

Delphi-Transdev Collaboration to Focus on Launching Driverless Services

In the collaboration Transdev, which operates transportation services in over 19 countries, will provide mobility-related software. Delphi is expected to leverage its current partnership with Mobileye to install autonomous hardware on electric cars.

Michael ChengJun 16, 2017 6:05 AM PT

An Update on Lit Motors

An Update on Lit Motors

In September of 2016, it was reported that Apple and Audi were both interested in acquiring Lit Motors, makers of a fully enclosed, self balancing electric motorcycle.

Eric WalzJun 15, 2017 6:48 PM PT    

June 15th, 2017 News of the Day: GAC eyes on Canada, Daimler invests in Careem

June 15th, 2017 News of the Day: GAC eyes on Canada, Daimler invests in Careem

News of the Day for June 15th, 2017.

ClaireJun 15, 2017 6:42 PM PT