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June 5th, 2017 News of the Day: Apple CarPlay can lock your iPhone, Google map now shows pollution

June 5th, 2017 News of the Day: Apple CarPlay can lock your iPhone, Google map now shows pollution

News of the Day for June 5th, 2017.

ClaireJun 05, 2017 5:39 PM PT

LeEco Reportedly Selling US Office Furniture on Craigslist

LeEco Reportedly Selling US Office Furniture on Craigslist

In just one year’s time, the Chinese tech giant LeEco publicly announced the firing of 325 employees from its staff of 500. Now, Chinese media reports that the company is even selling its office furniture on Craigslist, and the San Jose office remains empty, even during working hours.

ClaireJun 05, 2017 4:10 PM PT

IEEE Fellow Talks the Human Benefit of Self-Driving Cars

IEEE Fellow Talks the Human Benefit of Self-Driving Cars

Autonomous car researcher Dr. Ioannis Kanellakopoulos spoke at the Silicon Valley Chinese Technology & Business Association (SVCTBA) Conference on Friday June 2, in San Jose, California about the human benefit of self-driving cars.

Eric WalzJun 05, 2017 1:53 PM PT    

Porsche Accused of Cheating on Emission Tests

Porsche Accused of Cheating on Emission Tests

German transport authority KBA (Federal Motor Transport Authority) announced last week that it was investigating luxury automakers Porsche and Audi about emission tests cheating.

ClaireJun 05, 2017 1:49 PM PT

GM Adds eAssist to the 2018 Buick Lacrosse

GM Adds eAssist to the 2018 Buick Lacrosse

GM announced on Monday June 5th that it's adding the GM eAssist system to the 2018 Buick LaCrosse sedan. The system combines an electric motor with Buick’s latest 2.5L four-cylinder engine to deliver quiet and efficient performance.

Eric WalzJun 05, 2017 12:07 PM PT     

Silicon Valley Continues to Bet on Cars

Silicon Valley Continues to Bet on Cars

Betting on cars is a safe bet for Silicon Valley.

Timothy Healey Jun 04, 2017 10:15 AM PT

MIT-Led Study Finds Drivers Are Cautious About Driverless Technology

MIT-Led Study Finds Drivers Are Cautious About Driverless Technology

A survey conducted by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that American drivers are fans of features that help them drive, but not ones that take complete control of the vehicle.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 04, 2017 9:00 AM PT

American Drivers Have More Faith in Tech Companies on Autonomous Cars

American Drivers Have More Faith in Tech Companies on Autonomous Cars

According to an INRIX survey, drivers in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany, and Italy, all have different attitudes on self-driving vehicles, including if they’ll work and where they’ll come form.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 03, 2017 9:00 AM PT

June 2nd, 2017 News of the Day: Waymo develops driverless truck, Ford to launch bike-sharing program

June 2nd, 2017 News of the Day: Waymo develops driverless truck, Ford to launch bike-sharing program

News of the Day for June 2nd, 2017.

ClaireJun 02, 2017 3:46 PM PT

 Intel Foresees a $7 Trillion Self-Driving Future

Intel Foresees a $7 Trillion Self-Driving Future

Intel Corporation revealed the findings from a new study that predicts an explosive self-driving car economy growing from $800 billion in 2035 to $7 trillion by 2050.

Eric WalzJun 02, 2017 2:19 PM PT    

Elon Musk to Leave Trump Advisory Following Paris Agreement Withdrawal

Elon Musk to Leave Trump Advisory Following Paris Agreement Withdrawal

Shortly after Trump’s announcement, Elon Musk posted on Twitter that he is “departing presidential councils.”

ClaireJun 02, 2017 11:12 AM PT

Ford, GM, and FCA Will Skip Connected Car-Oriented Tokyo Motor Show

Ford, GM, and FCA Will Skip Connected Car-Oriented Tokyo Motor Show

The Detroit 3, which include Ford, General Motors, and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, have announced that they will not attend the Tokyo Motor Show.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 02, 2017 9:00 AM PT

Startup Otonomo Aims to Monetize Connected Car Data

Startup Otonomo Aims to Monetize Connected Car Data

Otonomo is a cloud-based data exchange platform and enabling car manufacturers, drivers and service providers to be a part of a connected ecosystem. The company enables OEMs and fleet owners a new way of making use of the massive amount of car generated data

Eric WalzJun 01, 2017 5:16 PM PT    

June 1st, 2017 News of the Day: Trump announces withdrawal, Canada to develop EV policy by 2018

June 1st, 2017 News of the Day: Trump announces withdrawal, Canada to develop EV policy by 2018

News of the Day for June 1st, 2017.

ClaireJun 01, 2017 3:30 PM PT

Shortcut in the Way Self-Driving Cars Are Tested Could Bring Them to the Road Quicker

Shortcut in the Way Self-Driving Cars Are Tested Could Bring Them to the Road Quicker

According to researchers at the University of Michigan, a shortcut in the way autonomous cars are evaluated, could allow companies and automakers to get self-driving vehicles on the road quicker and cheaper.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 01, 2017 12:00 PM PT

Daimler and BAIC to make EVs in China

Daimler and BAIC to make EVs in China

German automaker Daimler announced on Thursday that it has reached a joint agreement with its Chinese partner BAIC, to upgrade a Mercedes Benz factory in Beijing and begin manufacturing electric vehicles in China.

ClaireJun 01, 2017 11:36 AM PT

Uber's Partnership with Pittsburgh Makes a Wrong Turn

Uber's Partnership with Pittsburgh Makes a Wrong Turn

Kalanick promised Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto that autonomous rides would be free to the general public. Unfortunately, this arrangement turned sour. The company began charging passengers for driverless rides.

Michael ChengJun 01, 2017 8:10 AM PT

BMW Launches CarData Service Using a SIM Card

BMW Launches CarData Service Using a SIM Card

The BMW Group has launched a new service called BMW CarData, which enables customized service options for BMW drivers based on data collected from the vehicle.

Eric WalzMay 31, 2017 6:19 PM PT     

May 31st, 2017 News of the Day: Baidu partners with Continental, Musk vows to quit advising Trump

May 31st, 2017 News of the Day: Baidu partners with Continental, Musk vows to quit advising Trump

News of the Day for May 31st, 2017.

ClaireMay 31, 2017 5:05 PM PT

VisualThreat puts forward API solutions to prevent cars from cyberattacks

VisualThreat puts forward API solutions to prevent cars from cyberattacks

Futurecar reporters recently sat down with VisualThreat’s founder Yan Wei to dig a bit more about what they are doing right now for the upcoming connected car era.

ClaireMay 31, 2017 12:26 PM PT