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Faraday Future seeking $1B amid LeEco financial struggles

Faraday Future seeking $1B amid LeEco financial struggles

Just two days after LeEco’s announcement to slash 325 jobs in U.S., Faraday Future (FF) is reportedly seeking $1 billion in funding, speculated by many as a way to protect itself amid main investor LeEco’s financial crisis.

ClaireMay 25, 2017 11:32 AM PT

Octo Telematics Reaches Milestone, Connects 5 Million Cars

Octo Telematics Reaches Milestone, Connects 5 Million Cars

On Thursday 25th May, 2017 Octo Telematics announced that five million cars are now connected to the Octo Telematics platform across the globe, a 25% increase since 2016.

Eric WalzMay 25, 2017 10:27 AM PT      

Federal Judge Rules that Uber Must Return Stolen Files to Waymo

Federal Judge Rules that Uber Must Return Stolen Files to Waymo

A federal judge has ruled that Uber must return stolen files back to Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving company, Waymo, but can continue to give users rides in its driverless vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 25, 2017 10:15 AM PT

Google's Mobility Patents Reveal its Path to Domination

Google's Mobility Patents Reveal its Path to Domination

Previously, Toyota was top patent holder in the space. But now, according to Oliver Wyman, a high caliber international consulting firm, that position is being challenged by Google.

Michael ChengMay 25, 2017 8:05 AM PT

Mentor Automotive’s New DRS360 Platform Enables Level 5 Autonomous Driving

Mentor Automotive’s New DRS360 Platform Enables Level 5 Autonomous Driving

The DRS360 fuses raw unfiltered data from radar, LIDAR, vision and other sensors from an autonomous vehicle in real-time. The platform is designed to deliver the low-latency, high-accuracy sensing required for Level 5 autonomous vehicles capable of navigating with no driver input.

Eric WalzMay 24, 2017 4:35 PM PT     

May 24th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Geely to buy Lotus, VW-JAC approved for making EVs in China

May 24th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Geely to buy Lotus, VW-JAC approved for making EVs in China

Car News of the Day for May 24th, 2017.

ClaireMay 24, 2017 3:56 PM PT

Startup to Watch: ePower Said They Could Charge EV in 10 Minutes

Startup to Watch: ePower Said They Could Charge EV in 10 Minutes

Futurecar reporter recently interviewed the founder of Silicon Valley startup ePower Science, whose bold claim is that they could be number 1 in utilizing GaN technology in the EV charging industry.

ClaireMay 24, 2017 11:05 AM PT

Tesla gives back free Supercharger use with a new Referral Program

Tesla gives back free Supercharger use with a new Referral Program

On May 19, 2017, Tesla announced that current owners can refer five friends to buy a new Tesla. Those referred will get free unlimited Supercharging.

Eric WalzMay 24, 2017 10:54 AM PT     

Israeli Startup Offers 5-minute Full Battery Charging

Israeli Startup Offers 5-minute Full Battery Charging

Scientists avoided the use of graphite in the components and applied “proprietary organic compounds” to stabilize its performance. As a result, the power cell is non-flammable and offers a high temperature combustion threshold.

Michael ChengMay 24, 2017 6:35 AM PT

May 23rd, 2017 Car News of the Day: LeEco cuts 325 US jobs, Michigan to build connected highway

May 23rd, 2017 Car News of the Day: LeEco cuts 325 US jobs, Michigan to build connected highway

Car News of the Day for May 23rd, 2017.

ClaireMay 23, 2017 3:49 PM PT

Waymo’s self-driving technology can make it a $70 billion company

Waymo’s self-driving technology can make it a $70 billion company

Waymo's self-driving technology can make it a $70 billion company

Eric WalzMay 23, 2017 3:43 PM PT     

Elon Musk announces updated Tesla Autopilot available in June

Elon Musk announces updated Tesla Autopilot available in June

Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Sunday, May 21st to let the world know that a revised version of Tesla's Autopilot software will be available for compatible cars next month. Musk tweeted “A software update coming next month includes a new control algorithm that "feels smooth as silk."

Eric WalzMay 23, 2017 11:16 AM PT      

Blockchain for driverless cars? Toyota is teaming with MIT to make it possible

Blockchain for driverless cars? Toyota is teaming with MIT to make it possible

Toyota Research Institute announced on Monday that it has partnered with MIT Media Lab and five other companies to explore blockchain technology for the self-driving car industry.

ClaireMay 23, 2017 11:00 AM PT

Innoviz Technologies announces new after-market LiDAR solution InnovizPro

Innoviz Technologies announces new after-market LiDAR solution InnovizPro

Innoviz Technologies, a provider of LiDAR intelligent sensing solutions designed for the mass commercialization of autonomous vehicles, announced the development of InnovizPro, an after-market LiDAR solution designed specifically for testing and R&D of autonomous driving technology.

Eric WalzMay 23, 2017 9:49 AM PT      

Developers Can Now Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads in Germany

Developers Can Now Test Driverless Cars on Public Roads in Germany

Germany’s move to test self-driving cars is a huge win for automakers based in the region. But are the new laws lax enough to accommodate the development of mature autonomous driving systems?

Michael ChengMay 23, 2017 7:30 AM PT

WayRay Creates Holographic Navigation: Alibaba Invests $18 Million

WayRay Creates Holographic Navigation: Alibaba Invests $18 Million

WayRay hopes to be a pioneer of holographic AR displays for the automotive industry, and specializes in holographic optical elements that enable an augmented reality (AR) projection system that is significantly more compact than traditional mirror and lens based projection technology.

Eric WalzMay 22, 2017 4:43 PM PT     

May 22nd, 2017 Car News of the Day: Two CEOs resign, Feds opens probe on Hyundai and Kia cars

May 22nd, 2017 Car News of the Day: Two CEOs resign, Feds opens probe on Hyundai and Kia cars

Car News of the Day for May 22nd, 2017.

ClaireMay 22, 2017 4:05 PM PT

Savari Brings 5G to Connected Cars

Savari Brings 5G to Connected Cars

California based automation company Savari has recently joined the 5G Automotive Association, to bring cellular communications to connected cars.

ClaireMay 22, 2017 11:00 AM PT

Modular Self-driving Tech to Disrupt Public Transportation

Modular Self-driving Tech to Disrupt Public Transportation

During the Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Conference in California’s Silicon Valley, Next Future Transportation and Globetouch Inc. announced a timely partnership that aims to deliver new solutions to outdated, large-scale systems.

Michael ChengMay 22, 2017 7:50 AM PT

Developers Face Challenges in Deploying Driverless Cars Outside of Major Cities

Developers Face Challenges in Deploying Driverless Cars Outside of Major Cities

The first (and most daunting) step in bringing autonomous driving to far-flung locations in the US is accurate mapping.

Michael ChengMay 21, 2017 8:15 AM PT