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May 5th, 2017 Car News of the Day: EV sales surge in Europe, Uber under criminal probe

May 5th, 2017 Car News of the Day: EV sales surge in Europe, Uber under criminal probe

Cars News of the Day for May 5th, 2017.

ClaireMay 05, 2017 3:29 PM PT

Silicon Valley start-up DeepMap wants to teach autonomous cars how to drive

Silicon Valley start-up DeepMap wants to teach autonomous cars how to drive

DeepMap, a startup founded by Google veterans, plans to build maps and software to teach autonomous cars how to drive. The company plans to license its map-building software to companies pursuing autonomous vehicle technology.

Eric WalzMay 05, 2017 11:20 AM PT         

Porsche opening a new “innovation center” in Silicon Valley

Porsche opening a new “innovation center” in Silicon Valley

Luxury automaker Porsche is opening a new satellite office in Santa Clara, to help it get better connected to Silicon Valley’s startup and venture capital scene, and the region’s rapidly growing automotive technology industry.

Eric WalzMay 05, 2017 10:07 AM PT     

A Look at Voyage Auto’s First Ever Self-Driving Car, Almost Ready for the Road

A Look at Voyage Auto’s First Ever Self-Driving Car, Almost Ready for the Road

Voyage Auto Inc., a Silicon Valley based start-up which hopes to launch an autonomous taxi service soon, is getting ready to begin testing its first autonomous car. The company’s lofty goal is to launch its service with zero reliance on a safety driver. Voyage Auto’s first ever self-driving test car is almost ready for the road.

Eric WalzMay 04, 2017 5:52 PM PT       

Delphi to spin off its powertrain business and focuses on electronic market

Delphi to spin off its powertrain business and focuses on electronic market

Delphi, one of the world's largest automotive parts manufacturers, has announced that it will spin off all operations connected with combustion engines, and fully concentrate on electric powered and autonomous vehicles.

ClaireMay 04, 2017 4:46 PM PT

Intel Partners with BMW on Self-Driving Cars, Faces Competition

Intel Partners with BMW on Self-Driving Cars, Faces Competition

Intel, the computer chip maker has just announced a partnership with German automaker BMW to develop self-driving car technology. The partnership is intended to let Intel and BMW develop a “base functionality platform” for self-driving cars that it would license to car makers.

Eric WalzMay 04, 2017 3:20 PM PT         

May 4th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion, Elon Musk talks about Model Y

May 4th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Go-Jek raises $1.2 billion, Elon Musk talks about Model Y

Car News of the Day for May 4th, 2017.

ClaireMay 04, 2017 3:13 PM PT

A Flying Car by the end of this year? Kitty Hawk gets much attention

A Flying Car by the end of this year? Kitty Hawk gets much attention

Mountain View startup Kitty Hawk is recently getting much attention, as its aerospace engineer piloted a flying car above a peaceful lake about 100 miles north of San Francisco.

ClaireMay 04, 2017 9:53 AM PT 

Autonomous Car Companies Look to Alter California’s Driverless Regulations

Autonomous Car Companies Look to Alter California’s Driverless Regulations

Multiple self-driving car companies like Uber, Ford, Lyft, Toyota, Apple, Tesla, Waymo and more submitted comments to California’s Department of Motor Vehicles in the hopes of changing the state’s autonomous rules.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 04, 2017 9:00 AM PT

Hyundai Patches Vulnerable Blue Link Smart Car App

Hyundai Patches Vulnerable Blue Link Smart Car App

In the event of a “man-in-the-middle” attack, a hacker could snoop or “intercept” data from the smartphone, capture the key and decrypt the log files. With this information, a hacker could log into the app and exploit its features without limits.

Michael ChengMay 04, 2017 4:51 AM PT

Silicon Valley Self-Driving Start-Up 'Aurora' Gears Up for Business, Posts New Website.

Silicon Valley Self-Driving Start-Up 'Aurora' Gears Up for Business, Posts New Website.

Silicon Valley California based autonomous start-up Aurora, whose mission is “safe efficient mobility” has a new website and many jobs posted, a sign that they are beginning operations.

Eric WalzMay 03, 2017 4:11 PM PT         

May 3rd, 2017 Car News of the Day: Waymo and Uber in court, nuTonomy teaming up with Peugeot

May 3rd, 2017 Car News of the Day: Waymo and Uber in court, nuTonomy teaming up with Peugeot

Car News of the Day for May 3rd, 2017.

ClaireMay 03, 2017 3:56 PM PT

Steven Hoffman on Future Tech Trends at 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

Steven Hoffman on Future Tech Trends at 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

Bestselling author Steven Hoffman gave an enlightening speech at the 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival, about the technology of tomorrow.

ClaireMay 03, 2017 11:46 AM PT

Lucid VR shows its hand-held VR camera at the 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

Lucid VR shows its hand-held VR camera at the 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival

Lucid VR made an appearance at the 2017 Silicon Valley Entrepreneurs Festival on Tuesday, May 2nd to show off the company’s LucidCam, a virtual reality handheld camera.

Eric WalzMay 03, 2017 11:27 AM PT     

SiriusXM Acquires Automatic Labs to Boost Smart Car Products

SiriusXM Acquires Automatic Labs to Boost Smart Car Products

SiriusXM, a satellite radio company that was once viewed as a leader in connected car services, is in the process of revamping its efforts in the smart car industry. You might know the business for its highly aggressive marketing practices – especially if you’ve just purchased a new vehicle.

Michael ChengMay 03, 2017 8:05 AM PT

May 2, 2017 News of the Day: The Detroit Three sees declining sales, Zoox hires longtime Ferrari Executive

May 2, 2017 News of the Day: The Detroit Three sees declining sales, Zoox hires longtime Ferrari Executive

News of the Day for May 2, 2017.

ClaireMay 02, 2017 3:31 PM PT

Uber Doubles Down on Flying Taxis, Announces New Partnerships

Uber Doubles Down on Flying Taxis, Announces New Partnerships

At a three-day conference in Dallas, Texas, Uber announced new partnerships with various cities and companies that would help the ride-hailing company bring its flying taxi to life.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 02, 2017 11:30 AM PT

Verizon Invests $10 Million in Renovo Auto

Verizon Invests $10 Million in Renovo Auto

Analysts speculate that the leading communications technology brand is interested in Renovo because it already holds the necessary permit to start driverless testing on public roads in the state of California.

Michael ChengMay 02, 2017 6:15 AM PT

Navdy makes augmented reality out of Google Maps for in-car navigation

Navdy makes augmented reality out of Google Maps for in-car navigation

Navdy has developed a dash mounted, augmented reality (AR) device that provides a heads up display (HUD) which allows drivers using their smartphones and Google Maps for navigation to keep their eyes on the road.

Eric WalzMay 01, 2017 6:23 PM PT       

News of the Day: Tesla to add 4 more Gigafactories, Samsung approved for self-driving test in Korea

News of the Day: Tesla to add 4 more Gigafactories, Samsung approved for self-driving test in Korea

News of the Day for May 1st, 2017.

ClaireMay 01, 2017 5:10 PM PT