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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

Audi confirms the launch of all-electric and self-driving Audi A9 e-tron in 2020

Audi confirms the launch of all-electric and self-driving Audi A9 e-tron in 2020

With the Volkswagen Group wanting to build 2 to 3 million electric cars by 2025, Audi, one of their companies, is leading the charge with some exciting new electric vehicle projects.

ElenaAug 30, 2016 11:53 AM PT

Tesla enters car insurance business as self-driving cars prepare to disrupt the industry

Tesla enters car insurance business as self-driving cars prepare to disrupt the industry

Self-driving cars will almost completely eliminate the occurrence of car accidents caused by humans, which represents about 90% of all car accidents in the U.S. according to NHTSA.

PatrickAug 30, 2016 11:50 AM PT

Lyft reportedly declined GM’s $6 billion acquisition offer

Lyft reportedly declined GM’s $6 billion acquisition offer

Recent reports have suggested that Lyft was involved in acquisition discussions with a variety of companies, including Apple, Google, Uber, and Didi Chuxing.

PatrickAug 30, 2016 11:43 AM PT

Drive.ai wants to help autonomous cars talk with the people around them

Drive.ai wants to help autonomous cars talk with the people around them

If you are walking around Mountain View, California and stumble across a car that beeps at you like R2-D2, it’s probably thanks to Carol Reiley.

AlanAug 30, 2016 11:38 AM PT

When will hydrogen fuel be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

When will hydrogen fuel be available everywhere in the U.S.? Poll results

While you might think that any zero-emission vehicle would be viewed as a good thing, hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles continue to generate opposition among some electric-car fans.

AlanAug 30, 2016 11:11 AM PT

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them.

Other countries are ‘beating’ the US to fully driverless cars. Let them.

Singapore has announced that it is the the first country to host a fully self-driving taxi, powered by a totally real-sounding startup called nuTonomy.

MiaAug 29, 2016 4:04 PM PT

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip

Tesla 3,300-mile Australian camping trip, sans Superchargers.

ElenaAug 29, 2016 3:58 PM PT

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

Electric-car range anxiety exists, but it's overblown, says MIT study

Electric cars available today could replace 87 percent of current personal vehicles, MIT professor Jessika Trancik and her colleagues concluded.

PatrickAug 29, 2016 3:54 PM PT

Tesla is reportedly heavily discounting inventory Model S P90D’s now that P100D is out

Tesla is reportedly heavily discounting inventory Model S P90D’s now that P100D is out

Tesla is reportedly heavily discounting inventory Model S P90D’s now that P100D is out.

PatrickAug 29, 2016 3:12 PM PT

California is poised for the most massive deployment of electric vehicle chargers across the U.S.

California is poised for the most massive deployment of electric vehicle chargers across the U.S.

California is poised for the most massive deployment of electric vehicle chargers across the U.S.

AlanAug 29, 2016 2:56 PM PT

Tesla Autopilot with new v8.0 software update is able to handle highway interchanges

Tesla Autopilot with new v8.0 software update is able to handle highway interchanges

Version 8.0 with the new off-ramp and highway interchange features bring the Autopilot closer to this vision than ever before.

AlanAug 29, 2016 2:45 PM PT

Chemi Peres makes predictions for Israel’s tech scene

Chemi Peres makes predictions for Israel’s tech scene

TechCrunch had the opportunity to speak with Chemi Peres, co-founder of Pitango Venture Capital, about Israel’s tech scene.

ShellyAug 29, 2016 2:35 PM PT

NHTSA releases raw 2015 traffic fatality data, calls for tech companies to analyze

NHTSA releases raw 2015 traffic fatality data, calls for tech companies to analyze

The NHTSA is offering an open data set of anonymized but detailed info regarding these accidents today, three months earlier than it typically does.

ShellyAug 29, 2016 2:30 PM PT

The Obama administration wants to require electronic speed-limiting devices in big trucks and buses

The Obama administration wants to require electronic speed-limiting devices in big trucks and buses

Speed would be capped at 60, 65, or 68 mph.

ElenaAug 28, 2016 1:25 AM PT

Volkswagen’s 2019 electric car said to get 300 miles on a 15-minute charge

Volkswagen’s 2019 electric car said to get 300 miles on a 15-minute charge

This year’s Paris motor show will host the unveiling of Volkswagen’s first all-electric car, according to an interview with company chairman Herbert Diess in German magazine WirstschaftWoche.

ElenaAug 27, 2016 9:00 PM PT

Google hires Airbnb’s Shaun Stewart to help bring self-driving cars to market

Google hires Airbnb’s Shaun Stewart to help bring self-driving cars to market

Google has a new director at its self-driving car unit: Shaun Stewart, former head of Airbnb’s vacation rentals business, and CEO at TripAdvisor prior to that.

ShellyAug 27, 2016 3:00 PM PT

Spiri’s on-demand carpooling service will use custom EVs and let drivers ride free

Spiri’s on-demand carpooling service will use custom EVs and let drivers ride free

Danish startup Spiri believes urban transportation is still massively inefficient, and it’s setting out to tackle the problem from a few different directions.

PatrickAug 27, 2016 12:30 AM PT

Tesla is working to turn its vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots, introduces new chip and module

Tesla is working to turn its vehicles into Wi-Fi hotspots, introduces new chip and module

Tesla is at the forefront of the technology in the auto industry as the first automaker to offer over-the-air (OTA) software updates for all its vehicles.

PatrickAug 26, 2016 10:15 PM PT