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How is the mobility landscape evolving?

How is the mobility landscape evolving?

LydiaNov 14, 2016 4:45 PM PT 

Top 10 Automotive Startups at AutoMobility LA 2016

Top 10 Automotive Startups at AutoMobility LA 2016

Out of all the auto-focused startups operating today, AutoMobility LA carefully selected ten highly disruptive companies for the event. Three startups from the list below will get an opportunity to engage in a mentor session with Bill Tai, successful Silicon Valley investor and entrepreneur. The top selection from the group will get a chance to visit Richard Branson's Necker Island for the Extreme Tech Challenge.

Michael ChengNov 14, 2016 4:30 PM PT 

Driverless Cars and the Blind Display True Benefits of Autonomous Tech

Driverless Cars and the Blind Display True Benefits of Autonomous Tech

At the moment, programs that specialize in the development of self-driving vessels for the blind are on the rise. An institution currently pioneering the practice is Perkins School for the Blind. The forward-thinking group welcomed startups and other companies on campus last August to test their autonomous prototypes on over 200 visually-impaired students.

Michael ChengNov 14, 2016 7:25 AM PT

US Secretary of Transportation Provides Insights About the Future of Transportation

US Secretary of Transportation Provides Insights About the Future of Transportation

During the interview, Foxx made several references to 2021. Specifically, he foresees fully autonomous vehicles being introduced to commercial markets by this time. This is also the same timeline that many leading automakers, such as Mercedes-Benz and Ford, expect their autonomous offerings to be released for mainstream consumption.

Michael ChengNov 13, 2016 11:45 PM PT

Tesla refutes a question on “Autopilot” wording that might mislead drivers

Tesla refutes a question on “Autopilot” wording that might mislead drivers

In regard to a recent demand from Germany's government to remove the word “Autopilot” from a Tesla advertisement, the Silicon Valley company released a statement refuting the notion that its Autopilot system is misleading consumers.

ClaireNov 13, 2016 4:25 PM PT

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