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Uber partners with GM’s maven in car-sharing business

Uber partners with GM’s maven in car-sharing business

Uber announced on November 1st that it will partner with Maven on a 90-day pilot program in San Francisco to rent GM cars to its Uber drivers.

ClaireNov 11, 2016 7:35 PM PT

More new autopilot features included in Ford’s next-generation cars

More new autopilot features included in Ford’s next-generation cars

Ford reveals its next-gen car for coming two years, which adds more assistance features that fully considers varying driving conditions.

ClaireNov 10, 2016 5:30 PM PT

Some Smart Cars Are Having a Difficult Time Going Through a Car Wash

Some Smart Cars Are Having a Difficult Time Going Through a Car Wash

According to BestRide.com, an online marketplace for new and used vehicles, some auto-breaking systems “stutter” when encountering carwashes. The company found that some auto-breaking features can’t tell the difference between a wall and the moving components that clean the vehicle.

Michael ChengNov 10, 2016 5:05 PM PT

Federal new rules to increase more EV charging stations in US

Federal new rules to increase more EV charging stations in US

The US Department of Transportation announced in early November that the nation will establish 48 electric vehicle charging corridors across the country, covering 25,000 miles of highway in 35 states.

ClaireNov 10, 2016 12:50 AM PT

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project to be Converted into a Business

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project to be Converted into a Business

Last month, its parent company, Alphabet Inc., turned the Google X project into a standalone business. Some analysts predicted the move earlier this year, when the project’s finances were separated from Google X.

Michael ChengNov 09, 2016 6:10 PM PT

Apple Shifts Focus to Self-Driving Car Software

Apple Shifts Focus to Self-Driving Car Software

Instead of building an entire vehicle from scratch, which GM and BMW previously warned was a huge undertaking for a tech brand with limited knowledge and experience in the competitive car manufacturing sector, the company will shift its focus to developing a driverless car operating system (OS) for automakers.

Michael ChengNov 08, 2016 11:30 PM PT

Otonomo raises $12 million to delve into connected data from cars

Otonomo raises $12 million to delve into connected data from cars

Self-driving car start-up Otonomo has raised $12 million in venture funding to develop business opportunities in connected data from cars.

ClaireNov 08, 2016 4:00 PM PT

How Can the Music Industry Benefit from Autonomous Cars?

How Can the Music Industry Benefit from Autonomous Cars?

According to an Internet-of-Things (IoT) report by EY, a leading international consulting firm, autonomous vessels could bring in an additional $20 billion in revenue from video and streaming services.

Michael ChengNov 08, 2016 4:25 AM PT

Israeli tech start-up creates a super-power engine to shake up the EV market

Israeli tech start-up creates a super-power engine to shake up the EV market

An Israeli tech company called Aquarius Engine recently put forward its core product to challenge the EV-trend automobile market : a super-efficient power engine that could significantly reduce gas consumption, and at same time, very affordable.

ClaireNov 07, 2016 9:25 PM PT

Uber Reveals Plan to Take Ridesharing to the Skies via Flying Cars

Uber Reveals Plan to Take Ridesharing to the Skies via Flying Cars

The ridesharing giant’s plan involves launching a fleet of flying cars, which will serve as taxis for busy commuters. In a newly released white paper, titled “Elevate,” the brand offers a rare glimpse of its latest moonshot project.

Michael ChengNov 06, 2016 10:25 PM PT 

You can still modify your car — for the next two years

You can still modify your car — for the next two years

DIYers, car mods enthusiasts are recently getting good news from the government, as newly announced DMCA rules allow them to keep their privilege of changing or hacking their own cars, for at least the next two years.

ClaireNov 06, 2016 5:10 PM PT

Five cities become self-driving test sites

Five cities become self-driving test sites

A self-driving cars initiative launched by Bloomberg Philanthropists in New York and Washington, D.C have chosen five cities around the world as test sites for self-driving cars, which are Nashville, Austin, Los Angeles, Paris and Buenos Aires.

ClaireNov 06, 2016 3:40 AM PT

Automatic is kicking off a new car adapter with a lower price

Automatic is kicking off a new car adapter with a lower price

Automatic, the San Francisco-based tech company focusing on connectivity apps and gadgets on cars, is unveiling a new Bluetooth connected car adapter, the Automatic Lite, with a lower cost compared with its previous Automatic Pro, to cater to a larger group of people who want to save time and money on their car.

ClaireNov 05, 2016 5:05 PM PT

Tesla Model S Involved in Horrific Car Accident

Tesla Model S Involved in Horrific Car Accident

The vehicle was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived at the scene. A group of first responders explained that debris from the crash was found over 150 yards away from the site. Furthermore, the series of events caused the car’s lithium-ion battery to catch on fire and spew out dangerous projectiles.

Michael ChengNov 05, 2016 7:35 AM PT

Uber to design its flying cars by next decade

Uber to design its flying cars by next decade

Uber is detailing plans for Uber Elevate, a new division for offering rides through flying cars, to cure the increasingly heavy traffic congestion in the world, and hopes to have the program functioning within ten years.

ClaireNov 04, 2016 11:25 PM PT 

Lamborghini to partner with MIT for a “third millennium” sports car

Lamborghini to partner with MIT for a “third millennium” sports car

Lamborghini is recently bonding with Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop a 21st century sports car that’s ultra-light, strong and innovative.

ClaireNov 04, 2016 6:30 PM PT

California rules on self-driving cars face objections from Google and carmakers

California rules on self-driving cars face objections from Google and carmakers

California's proposals on self-driving technology encounter immediate objections from Google and other major car makers. They raised a litany of concerns about California's proposal at a hearing in Sacramento last Wednesday, and require the proposal to comply with federal news rules be made voluntary.

ClaireNov 03, 2016 10:25 PM PT

New Study Suggests Undeniable Link Between EV and Solar Consumers

New Study Suggests Undeniable Link Between EV and Solar Consumers

A study from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) further explores the connections that drive both types of customers to sustainable energy. Through the survey, the organization discovered that around 50 percent of U.S. consumers of solar power or EVs are using both.

Michael ChengNov 03, 2016 8:45 PM PT

Self-driving cars can get confounded by car wash

Self-driving cars can get confounded by car wash

A recent report is revealing that cars equipped with auto-braking systems tend to get confused when facing car wash.

ClaireNov 03, 2016 10:25 AM PT

Tesla kicks off a solar roof to open its home market

Tesla kicks off a solar roof to open its home market

Tesla revealed a solar tile roof as its new product to the public on Oct 28th, and claims it to be more "beautiful, efficient and price-worthy" than traditional roof

ClaireNov 02, 2016 11:32 PM PT