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Tata Motors Partners with Microsoft to Boost Cloud-based Vehicular Technology

Tata Motors Partners with Microsoft to Boost Cloud-based Vehicular Technology

Tata Motors, a Bangalore-based auto manufacturing powerhouse under the billion-dollar conglomerate Tata Group, is in a unique position to spearhead the development of self-driving cars in India.

Michael ChengFeb 22, 2017 11:40 AM PT

Aston Martin Will Focus On Cybersecurity First, Self-Driving Cars After

Aston Martin Will Focus On Cybersecurity First, Self-Driving Cars After

At the Canadian International Auto Show, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer revealed that the automaker would reveal an autonomous car in the near future, but would be focusing its efforts on cybersecurity before doing so.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 21, 2017 6:30 PM PT

These Smart Wipers Activate Before Water Hits the Windshield

These Smart Wipers Activate Before Water Hits the Windshield

Semcon developed ProActive Wipers (PAW) to help drivers gain confidence when overtaking large vessels on the road.

Michael ChengFeb 20, 2017 5:38 AM PT

Volkswagen Teams With Mobileye

Volkswagen Teams With Mobileye

Mobileye brings its tech to OEM vehicles.

Timothy Healey Feb 19, 2017 3:20 PM PT

Uber, Intel, and IoT Firm Announce Union to Make Connected Cars Secure

Uber, Intel, and IoT Firm Announce Union to Make Connected Cars Secure

Various technology firms including Intel, Uber, and IoT provider Aeris, have formed an alliance to ensure that connected cars of the future are secure.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 19, 2017 12:30 PM PT

SunPower Executive Leaves to Join Auto Tech Startup

SunPower Executive Leaves to Join Auto Tech Startup

Velodyne snags a key hire before it opens its megafactory.

Timothy Healey Feb 18, 2017 3:30 PM PT

Need to Stop a Driverless Car? Try Waving Your Hand

Need to Stop a Driverless Car? Try Waving Your Hand

This technology contains a lot of underlying issues that must be fixed before it can be applied to self-driving cars.

Michael ChengFeb 18, 2017 12:00 PM PT

Ford is investing $1B to develop its driverless car’s brain

Ford is investing $1B to develop its driverless car’s brain

Ford announced last Friday that it will inject $1 billion into an artificial intelligence startup called Argo AI, to build up the brain systems of its self-driving cars.

ClaireFeb 17, 2017 3:15 PM PT

The Smart Belt Coalition Takes Shape

The Smart Belt Coalition Takes Shape

Three states have joined together to create a massive autonomous vehicle testing zone.

Aaron PhillipsFeb 17, 2017 11:10 AM PT

Volkswagen to build 500 EV charging stations with $2 billion plan

Volkswagen to build 500 EV charging stations with $2 billion plan

Volkswagen recently announced its 2-billion plan to build infrastructure for plug-in cars. And this move is seen by many as an endeavour to rebuild its image to opt for clean energy vehicles after the diesel emission scandal.

ClaireFeb 16, 2017 3:30 PM PT

Wireless Companies Chase After Automotive Technology Makers

Wireless Companies Chase After Automotive Technology Makers

Wireless companies are diving into the automotive space.

Timothy Healey Feb 16, 2017 12:40 PM PT

Uber, Zipcar Announce Partnership for Car-Sharing Deal

Uber, Zipcar Announce Partnership for Car-Sharing Deal

Ride-hailing app Uber and car-sharing service Zipcar announced a partnership where Zipcar would offer its vehicles Uber drivers. The deal is currently only available to drivers in Boston, MA, but could expand to other cities in the United States.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 15, 2017 7:30 PM PT

Japan to Start Truck Platooning Tests on Public Roads by 2018

Japan to Start Truck Platooning Tests on Public Roads by 2018

From a long-term perspective, the country is fully committed to curtailing its aging roster of truck drivers by introducing autonomous capabilities to fleets of local trucks.

Michael ChengFeb 15, 2017 6:08 AM PT

Ford Investing $1 Billion Into AI Startup Founded By Google, Uber Veterans

Ford Investing $1 Billion Into AI Startup Founded By Google, Uber Veterans

Last week, Ford announces plans to invest $1 billion, which will be doled out over a five-year period, to an artifical intelligence startup called Argo AI.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 14, 2017 3:15 PM PT

Are Uber's Driverless Trucks Violating California Law?

Are Uber's Driverless Trucks Violating California Law?

Like Uber’s controversial move to pursue public testing of autonomous vehicles in the area, Otto has failed to obtain a permit for its pilot programs around the highways of San Francisco.

Michael ChengFeb 14, 2017 9:30 AM PT

Hyperloop One Ex-Cofounder Brings Arrivo to the Hyperloop Hame

Hyperloop One Ex-Cofounder Brings Arrivo to the Hyperloop Hame

Brogan BamBrogan, the co-founder of Hyperloop One who got ousted from the company in 2016, has recently started his own transportation corporation called Arrivo, to take aim at Hyperloop One.

ClaireFeb 13, 2017 3:45 PM PT

The GHSA Believes States Need To Be Better Prepared For Autonomous Cars

The GHSA Believes States Need To Be Better Prepared For Autonomous Cars

In a lengthy report put out by the GHSA, the administration warns states of the pitfalls of having autonomous cars sharing the road with conventional vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 12, 2017 11:15 AM PT

Who Is Winning in Autonomous Technology?

Who Is Winning in Autonomous Technology?

The California Department of Motor Vehicles recently publicized a series of reports submitted by 11 companies that were issued autonomous testing permits. Some facts and numbers displayed in each report show some signs of who is leading the game.

ClaireFeb 11, 2017 11:00 AM PT

Can Hydrogen-Powered Cars Be a Future EV Disrupter?

Can Hydrogen-Powered Cars Be a Future EV Disrupter?

General Motors and Honda announced that they will be working together to start mass-production of hydrogen fuel cells by 2020, with a budget of $85 million. Will fuel-cell cars win out in the future?

ClaireFeb 10, 2017 10:05 AM PT

Uber Listed as Top Valued Automotive Startup, Lyft as Third, According to Study

Uber Listed as Top Valued Automotive Startup, Lyft as Third, According to Study

Uber valued as top ride-sharing startup, with Lyft trailing a few spots behind.

Timothy Healey Feb 09, 2017 8:30 AM PT