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Tesla's Battery Technology and Future of EVs

Tesla's Battery Technology and Future of EVs

Robust battery technology would allow EVs to go further without recharging. Additionally, it would let the business sell its vehicles at lower price points, while offering more storage or space for passengers.

Michael ChengMay 11, 2017 3:50 PM PT 

May 11th, 2017 Car News of the Day: New York allows driverless testing, BMW fire causes controversy

May 11th, 2017 Car News of the Day: New York allows driverless testing, BMW fire causes controversy

Car news of the day for May 11th, 2017.

ClaireMay 11, 2017 3:15 PM PT

Nvidia is partnering with Toyota on future autonomous car development

Nvidia is partnering with Toyota on future autonomous car development

GPU giant Nvidia announced today that it will partner with Japan auto veteran Toyota on developing Toyota’s next-generation autonomous driving systems.

ClaireMay 11, 2017 11:05 AM PT

Proterra Launches Pilot Program for Autonomous Buses

Proterra Launches Pilot Program for Autonomous Buses

A pre-determined route that cuts through Reno’s Virginia Street will be the main area of deployment. Proterra’s main challenges during this stage of development comes from regulations surrounding passengers with disabilities.

Michael ChengMay 11, 2017 7:33 AM PT

A Closer Look at Tesla's Private and Commercial Trucking Ambitions

A Closer Look at Tesla's Private and Commercial Trucking Ambitions

Elon Musk recently announced plans to expand the application of Tesla’s proprietary technologies to other markets, specifically one that will experience full disruption in the next decade through mature autonomous driving platforms: trucking.

Michael ChengMay 10, 2017 6:05 PM PT 

May 10th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Ford shrinking in profits, Korea to build a city for driverless car testing

May 10th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Ford shrinking in profits, Korea to build a city for driverless car testing

Car News of the Day for May 10th, 2017.

ClaireMay 10, 2017 2:23 PM PT

Keeping Things in the Family: Tesla Plans to Open Body Repair Shops

Keeping Things in the Family: Tesla Plans to Open Body Repair Shops

To ensure that Tesla owners, especially prospective Model 3 buyers, aren’t plagued with extremely lengthy body-shop repairs, Tesla has plans to open its own set of body repair shops.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 10, 2017 2:15 PM PT 

See a few cool things at the GPU Technology Convention

See a few cool things at the GPU Technology Convention

See a few cool things at the GPU Technology Convention.

ClaireMay 10, 2017 11:50 AM PT

Tesla Requests Camera Data from Model S and X Owners

Tesla Requests Camera Data from Model S and X Owners

In its efforts to accelerate the development of self-driving technology, Tesla has started collecting videos from its huge fleet of vehicles as part of a new software update. Tesla says the data will help continue its advancements of vehicles equipped with the second-generation Autopilot (Autopilot 2.0) hardware introduced last year.

Eric WalzMay 10, 2017 11:39 AM PT      

Pay at the Gas Pump with Apple Watch and Ford Sync 3

Pay at the Gas Pump with Apple Watch and Ford Sync 3

The platform was recently updated to allow Apple Watch users to pay with their device at over 10,000 Exxon and Mobil gas stations across the US.

Michael ChengMay 10, 2017 6:10 AM PT

Optimus Ride details its plans at the 2017 GPU Technology Convention in Silicon Valley

Optimus Ride details its plans at the 2017 GPU Technology Convention in Silicon Valley

Optimus Ride is developing self-driving technologies specifically for electric vehicles.The company hopes to introduce level 4 autonomy electric vehicle fleets. In a presentation at the 2017 GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California on May 9th, the company's co-founder Sertac Karaman detailed its future plans.

Eric WalzMay 09, 2017 4:21 PM PT      

May 9th, 2017 Car News of the Day: BMW to increase production, Faraday Future posts new video

May 9th, 2017 Car News of the Day: BMW to increase production, Faraday Future posts new video

Car News of the Day for May 9th, 2017.

ClaireMay 09, 2017 3:16 PM PT

Elon Musk and his Boring Tunnel: What can we expect in the future?

Elon Musk and his Boring Tunnel: What can we expect in the future?

At the recent TED conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Musk revealed some bold ideas about the Boring Tunnel— a transportation solver that can ease the congestion through underground tunnels.

ClaireMay 09, 2017 1:25 PM PT 

Automotive Suppliers Specializing in Displays Are the Future

Automotive Suppliers Specializing in Displays Are the Future

According to report by IHS Markit, the automotive display systems market is poised to reach $11.6 billion revenue globally this year.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 09, 2017 11:30 AM PT

SiFive, the start-up that raised $13.5 million for its open source silicon chip architecture RISC -V

SiFive, the start-up that raised $13.5 million for its open source silicon chip architecture RISC -V

SiFive, the company creating a new open source model in the semiconductor business raises $13.5 million. The San Francisco-based company was founded in 2015, and its goal is to manufacture open source, custom designed silicon chips.

Eric WalzMay 08, 2017 6:10 PM PT       

May 8th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Nissan Murano under investigation, UPS introduces fuel-cell truck

May 8th, 2017 Car News of the Day: Nissan Murano under investigation, UPS introduces fuel-cell truck

Car News of the Day for May 8th, 2017.

ClaireMay 08, 2017 5:41 PM PT

China Auto Giant GAC to open its innovation center in Silicon Valley, recruiting more talent

China Auto Giant GAC to open its innovation center in Silicon Valley, recruiting more talent

The Chinese auto giant Guangzhou Automotive Group(GAC) will open its innovation center in Silicon Valley this year, and plan to invest 15 billion rmb into green energy vehicles and in-house brands.

ClaireMay 08, 2017 11:25 AM PT

Toyota Sets up Shop in Michigan With a $154 Million R&D Center

Toyota Sets up Shop in Michigan With a $154 Million R&D Center

With a new North American R&D facility in Michigan, Toyota has finally completed its project of moving its powertrain engineering, vehicle development, and U.S. purchasing to Michigan.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 08, 2017 10:30 AM PT

Samsung's In-Traffic Reply App Answers Messages and Calls While Driving

Samsung's In-Traffic Reply App Answers Messages and Calls While Driving

When the app is activated, it uses a GPS sensor that’s built into the smartphone to determine if the individual is in motion. In-Traffic Reply works for private cars and bicycles.

Michael ChengMay 07, 2017 1:05 PM PT

Silicon Valley Automaker Lucid Motors Shows off the Ultra-luxurious Air

Silicon Valley Automaker Lucid Motors Shows off the Ultra-luxurious Air

Menlo Park, California based Lucid Motors has recently unveiled its Lucid Air at the New York Auto Show last month. The Air is a sophisticated, ultra luxurious, high-performance vehicle that it hopes will compete with Tesla in the luxury all-electric vehicle category.

Eric WalzMay 06, 2017 10:25 AM PT