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LeEco secures $600 million from Y.T. Jia’s classmates

LeEco secures $600 million from Y.T. Jia’s classmates

With the leak of an internal letter from LeEco written by its CEO Yueting Jia, the billionaire cautioned about the company’s too-quick international expansion, and noted that a new fund of $600 million is on its way.

ClaireNov 20, 2016 5:30 PM PT

Roborace Could Help Test Driverless Technology in Extreme Conditions

Roborace Could Help Test Driverless Technology in Extreme Conditions

On the software development side of the industry, keeping smart vehicles in their comfort zone does not help reinforce its autonomous features. In order to improve reliability (and safety), the vessels must be exposed to a myriad of unfavorable elements that today’s human-driven cars encounter on a daily basis.

Michael ChengNov 19, 2016 5:30 PM PT

How Will Autonomous Cars Impact the Insurance Sector?

How Will Autonomous Cars Impact the Insurance Sector?

The introduction of driverless cars is expected to reduce collisions by up to 90 percent. And considering that most people living in urban locations leave their cars parked 95 percent of the time (according to Paul Barter, transportation adviser); insurance providers may need to revamp traditional models of insurance to stay relevant.

Michael ChengNov 18, 2016 9:20 PM PT

Tesla’s Gigafactory grows rapidly in size - but what does that mean for EV's?

Tesla’s Gigafactory grows rapidly in size - but what does that mean for EV's?

Tesla recently obtained permits for over $60 million in construction projects at the Gigafactory. The big battery production factory will expand in a fast way, to meet up the company’s aim to finish the construction project by 2020, and start battery cell production in 2017.

ClaireNov 18, 2016 6:25 PM PT

Driverless Cars Could Improve Road Safety in the Middle East

Driverless Cars Could Improve Road Safety in the Middle East

UAE officials have launched several programs in the past five years that could boost the development of autonomous technology in the area. One of these arrangements is the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA), which is currently the world’s largest government-supported accelerator that focuses on next-generation technologies.

Michael ChengNov 18, 2016 6:44 AM PT

Hyperloop to build its first travel system from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes

Hyperloop to build its first travel system from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in 12 minutes

Hyperloop One(H1) tech company is now partnering with the United Arab Emirates, to build its first ever transportation system: the hyperloop between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, in 12 minutes.

ClaireNov 17, 2016 11:10 PM PT

Toyota’s Smart Key Box Could Streamline Car-Sharing Services in Urban Cities

Toyota’s Smart Key Box Could Streamline Car-Sharing Services in Urban Cities

Not to get left behind in the transition, Toyota also wants to enter the car-sharing market. The company plans to do this with help from its “mobility services platform.” One of the products from this menu of auto-tech services includes the Smart Key Box.

Michael ChengNov 17, 2016 11:05 PM PT

Ridesharing Startup Juno Makes Big Moves to Take On Uber and Lyft

Ridesharing Startup Juno Makes Big Moves to Take On Uber and Lyft

At the moment, there are a handful of ridesharing startups working on expanding their footprint in order to avoid getting swallowed up by larger players in the field. Such companies include Via, Gett and Juno. Out of the three startups, Juno seems to have a very clear path to success.

Michael ChengNov 17, 2016 6:44 AM PT

NXP displays strong autonomous products on safety and driverless trucks

NXP displays strong autonomous products on safety and driverless trucks

Semiconductor company NXP unveils on November 7th a series of new products that might prove its competitive power in technology related to autonomous driving field.

ClaireNov 17, 2016 1:08 AM PT

How Will Self-Driving Cars Cope with Bikes and Limited Road Space?

How Will Self-Driving Cars Cope with Bikes and Limited Road Space?

Bikes have been around since 1817 and is considered to be one of the foundational technologies that utilizes mechanical gears. One of the major drawbacks with riding bikes is sharing public roads with aggressive drivers and large trucks.

Michael ChengNov 16, 2016 6:16 AM PT

PolySync wins the 2016 Top 10 Automotive Startup Award at the LA Auto Show

PolySync wins the 2016 Top 10 Automotive Startup Award at the LA Auto Show

PolySync wins 2016 Top 10 Automotive Startups competition at the LA Auto Show.

ClaireNov 16, 2016 4:05 AM PT 

Porsche debuts two long-distance sportscars at LA Auto Show

Porsche debuts two long-distance sportscars at LA Auto Show

On Day 2 of LA Auto Show, Porsche presents two global debuts for the long haul: Panamera Executive and 911 RSR.

ClaireNov 15, 2016 11:34 PM PT 

AutomobilityLA Day 2: Local Motors presents their intelligent electric bus Olli

AutomobilityLA Day 2: Local Motors presents their intelligent electric bus Olli

On Day 2 of AutomobiligyLA 2016, Local Motors CEO Jay Rogers proudly introduced their product Olli- their first cognitive, autonomous electric vehicle with IBM Watson technology.

ClaireNov 15, 2016 11:02 PM PT 

The First Cabriolet and the Most Powerful E-Class Ever from Mercedes-Benz at LA Auto Show

The First Cabriolet and the Most Powerful E-Class Ever from Mercedes-Benz at LA Auto Show

At the 2016 LA Auto Show, Mercedes-Benz Cars is presenting two new models from the very pinnacle of their respective classes: the first-ever cabriolet made by Mercedes-Maybach along with the most powerful E-Class which sees Mercedes-AMG set the new benchmark in the performance segment.

ClaireNov 15, 2016 8:05 PM PT 

Sébastien Stassin - Designing for the Outliers

Sébastien Stassin - Designing for the Outliers

LydiaNov 15, 2016 5:30 PM PT 

"Queen of the Electric Car Biz" Details Current State of EV Sector

"Queen of the Electric Car Biz" Details Current State of EV Sector

Padmasree Warrior, CEO of NextEV and one of the most influential leaders in the EV industry, elaborated on the current hurdles and challenges that manufacturers must overcome in order to reach their goals.

Michael ChengNov 15, 2016 5:05 PM PT 

Autonomous Cars and Mathematical Traffic Models Could Improve Driving Fluidity

Autonomous Cars and Mathematical Traffic Models Could Improve Driving Fluidity

Autonomous cars can improve traffic flow by applying specific mathematical models that reduce road congestion. One of these solutions is called queuing model, which is used to predict waiting times and length of lines. Various principles, such as First-in-First-Out (FIFO), Last-in-First-Out (LIFO) and Priority, are applicable in queuing models.

Michael ChengNov 15, 2016 5:52 AM PT

Realizing the EV dream: challenges and possibilities for the future

Realizing the EV dream: challenges and possibilities for the future

On Day 1 of Automobility LA 2016, industry leaders gathered together to discuss the EV ecosystem — what it will look like, where to best focus their efforts, and how they can best provide integrative, innovative, and seamless solutions.

ClaireNov 15, 2016 1:12 AM PT 

2050 - A panel discussion about cities of the future

2050 - A panel discussion about cities of the future

Urban design experts sit together and discuss what transformative urban trends will be reshaping our cities and repainting our landscape, to serve as a prelude for tomorrow's Design and Developer Challenge that fully envisage city of autonomous car in 2050.

ClaireNov 15, 2016 12:13 AM PT 

Nissan Rogue One: Star Wars limited edition on LA Auto Show

Nissan Rogue One: Star Wars limited edition on LA Auto Show

Nissan and Lucasfilm, the studio behind the latest addition to the Star Wars movie empire, join forces for the first-ever full-size production vehicle to include Star Wars-branded elements, the “Nissan Rogue: Rogue One Star Wars Limited Edition.”

ClaireNov 14, 2016 10:25 PM PT