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NHTSA establishes “quiet car” rule - an EV must make noise after 2019

NHTSA establishes “quiet car” rule - an EV must make noise after 2019

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced new rule to require that EV and hybrid cars must make noise after 2019.

ClaireNov 23, 2016 7:25 PM PT

What Would a Driverless World Look Like?

What Would a Driverless World Look Like?

A TED talk held by Wanis Kabbaj, the director of global strategy for healthcare logistics at UPS.

AmandaNov 23, 2016 10:57 AM PT

HEVO Power Wants to Revolutionize Urban Design with Wireless EV Chargers

HEVO Power Wants to Revolutionize Urban Design with Wireless EV Chargers

HEVO Power (stands for Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Optimization), a New York-based startup, wants to change the way people charge their EVs using wireless charging pods.

Michael ChengNov 23, 2016 6:23 AM PT

Samsung to acquire audio powerhouse Harman to push its connected car business

Samsung to acquire audio powerhouse Harman to push its connected car business

South Korean electronics giant Samsung announced on November 14th that it will buy Harman International Industries with an all-cash deal—a whopping $8 billion’s worth.

ClaireNov 22, 2016 11:30 PM PT

Search Engine Giant Baidu Starts Testing Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads in Wuzhen, China

Search Engine Giant Baidu Starts Testing Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads in Wuzhen, China

In Wuzhen, Baidu has brought out its fleet of autonomous cars from closed stimulations to public roads. To date, the program has transported over 200 people in the testing area, which includes a two-mile route that has been “mapped with centimeter accuracy.”

Michael ChengNov 21, 2016 11:25 PM PT

Amazon is now selling cars online - but not in the United States

Amazon is now selling cars online - but not in the United States

US e-commerce giant Amazon is partnering with Italian automaker Fiat Chrysler, to sell three most popular car models of its brand on Amazon.it, with a great discount of up to 33 percent.

ClaireNov 21, 2016 10:25 PM PT

Driverless Cars Could Make Residential Garages Obsolete in the Future

Driverless Cars Could Make Residential Garages Obsolete in the Future

Gregg Nelson, co-founder of California-based Trumark Homes, believes that this level of disruption will resonate to residential construction businesses worldwide and may eventually lead to new home designs without garages.

Michael ChengNov 21, 2016 6:44 AM PT

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