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Baidu gets the green light to test self-driving cars on Google’s turf

Baidu gets the green light to test self-driving cars on Google’s turf

Baidu announced Thursday that it has received an autonomous vehicle testing permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles, bringing the Chinese search giant one step closer to testing its self-driving cars on Google’s home turf.

PatrickSep 02, 2016 2:50 AM PT

VW CEO denies plans for a giant electric vehicle battery factory

VW CEO denies plans for a giant electric vehicle battery factory

VW CEO denies plans for a giant electric vehicle battery factory

AlanSep 02, 2016 12:30 AM PT

SpaceX starting construction on its own Hyperloop test track in Los Angeles

SpaceX starting construction on its own Hyperloop test track in Los Angeles

SpaceX starting construction on its own Hyperloop test track in Los Angeles.

AlanSep 01, 2016 9:00 PM PT

 Tesla’s robot supplier vows to do everything it can to bring up production line on time

Tesla’s robot supplier vows to do everything it can to bring up production line on time

Encouraged by the strong demand for reservations, Tesla is currently betting everything on its Model 3 vehicle program and even raising more money to plow into the effort.

ShellySep 01, 2016 6:30 PM PT

Chinese-based EV maker Qiantu plans to introduce its all-electric roadster K50 to the US

Chinese-based EV maker Qiantu plans to introduce its all-electric roadster K50 to the US

Qiantu confirmed that it plans to bring its K50 electric 2-seater sports car to the US market.

ShellySep 01, 2016 3:30 PM PT

Federal funds to back Portland storefront for electric-car marketing, pop-up roadshows

Federal funds to back Portland storefront for electric-car marketing, pop-up roadshows

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Monday that it would award almost $1 million to Drive Oregon over three years, to fund a regional marketing campaign that will promote the benefits of electric cars to regional consumers.

MiaSep 01, 2016 12:25 PM PT

Tesla announces a partnership in South Korea for first store and 25 charging stations

Tesla announces a partnership in South Korea for first store and 25 charging stations

Tesla announced a partnership with Shinsegae, the largest retailer in South Korea.

MiaSep 01, 2016 12:19 PM PT

Nvidia partners with Baidu to build a self-driving car AI

Nvidia partners with Baidu to build a self-driving car AI

Nvidia and Baidu, the Chinese web giant, will work together to build a platform for semi-autonomous vehicles.

ElenaSep 01, 2016 11:32 AM PT

Apple's CarPlay now a $300 option for most BMWs

Apple's CarPlay now a $300 option for most BMWs

BMW buyers in the US will now be able to add Apple CarPlay as an optional $300 extra to most of the company's models.

ElenaSep 01, 2016 11:27 AM PT

DOE small biz voucher awards include vehicles and fuel cells

DOE small biz voucher awards include vehicles and fuel cells

The US Department of Energy has awarded $8 million in Small Business Vouchers to 43 businesses.

MiaSep 01, 2016 8:35 AM PT

How Tesla may charge Model 3 owners for Supercharger access: credit-card accounts

How Tesla may charge Model 3 owners for Supercharger access: credit-card accounts

Elon Musk has indicated that owners of the $35,000, 200-mile Model 3 will have to pay for use of the stations.

MiaSep 01, 2016 3:00 AM PT

Elon Musk reveals a ‘major’ Tesla Autopilot update is coming soon

Elon Musk reveals a ‘major’ Tesla Autopilot update is coming soon

Elon Musk just teased a major update for Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, which will be released in the next few weeks.

ElenaAug 31, 2016 11:25 PM PT

You can now actually rent Erlich’s Aviato car from HBO’s Silicon Valley

You can now actually rent Erlich’s Aviato car from HBO’s Silicon Valley

Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley faces a serious challenge in that it has to keep outdoing itself to properly satirize the real Silicon Valley, where crazy pants crap happens all the time.

ElenaAug 31, 2016 6:00 PM PT

Tesla says it’s currently planning another round of financing for Model 3 and Gigafactory

Tesla says it’s currently planning another round of financing for Model 3 and Gigafactory

Tesla confirmed that its is currently planning another round of financing.

AlanAug 31, 2016 10:58 AM PT

Samsung announces its own ‘Gigafactory’ in Hungary, plans enough batteries for 50,000 EVs per year

Samsung announces its own ‘Gigafactory’ in Hungary, plans enough batteries for 50,000 EVs per year

Samsung SDI announced its own large battery factory in Hungary.

AlanAug 31, 2016 10:55 AM PT

Detroit’s music chops and auto shops could drive connected-car entertainment

Detroit’s music chops and auto shops could drive connected-car entertainment

Despite all the amazing streaming music, online radio and podcasting services launched over the years, using them in the car remains a largely clunky experience. Who will solve this problem?

AlanAug 31, 2016 10:52 AM PT

Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

Uber turns on electric vehicles in the UK, starting with 50 cars in London

The race for who will take the lead in the next generation of automotive technology is on, and today Uber is kicking off a program that it hopes will help put it in pole position.

PatrickAug 31, 2016 10:49 AM PT

Get ready to share the road with cars that have no one behind the wheel

Get ready to share the road with cars that have no one behind the wheel

The day when you pull up next to a car in traffic and find no one sitting at the steering wheel is probably closer than you think.

PatrickAug 31, 2016 10:46 AM PT

Google reportedly launching Waze ride-share carpooling in San Francisco

Google reportedly launching Waze ride-share carpooling in San Francisco

Google reportedly launching Waze ride-share carpooling in San Francisco.

MiaAug 30, 2016 4:20 PM PT

Nikola Motor does a 180°, scraps plans for battery-powered truck, turns to hydrogen

Nikola Motor does a 180°, scraps plans for battery-powered truck, turns to hydrogen

Nikola Motor explained how they can claim that: they dropped their entire powertrain technology for a new hydrogen fuel cell concept.

ElenaAug 30, 2016 12:08 PM PT