Before General Motors plans to expand its semi-autonomous Super Cruise system to other vehicles, the automaker expands the system’s reach by adding 70,000 extra miles.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 09, 2019 11:00 AM PT
Based on the agreement, both parties will contribute to the research and development of electrified auto parts. Such shared programs will likely lead to cost savings, as well as increased operating efficiency.
Michael ChengJun 09, 2019 5:00 AM PT
German luxury sports car manufacturer Porsche recently took the upcoming Taycan electric sports car to the track for testing. The soon to be released electric sedan was spotted testing draped in a minimal amount of camouflage.
Manish KharintaJun 08, 2019 2:00 PM PT
Waymo’s trials will go beyond testing basic trucking features. According to the startup, the program focuses on challenges with maneuvering a fully-loaded truck and trailer.
Michael ChengJun 08, 2019 5:00 AM PT
Another Silicon Valley-based autonomous vehicle startup has emerged from stealth today. Gatik, based in Palo Alto, plans to deploy a fleet of Level 4 autonomous vehicles to support short-haul logistics for business to business (B2B) cargo delivery in urban areas.
Eric WalzJun 07, 2019 3:52 PM PT
Toyota Motor Corp is speeding up its timeline of having half of its global vehicle sales electric. To support the ambitious new timeline, Toyota said will turn to Chinese suppliers to supply the batteries needed for the new crop of electric models.
FutureCar Staff Jun 07, 2019 12:39 PM PT
After a disappointing first quarter, Tesla’s sales look like they’re bouncing back for the second quarter as Model 3 registrations surged.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 07, 2019 10:16 AM PT
Ride-hailing company Uber announced it will offer helicopter rides from Manhattan to nearby John F. Kennedy International Airport beginning this summer. The service is called “Uber Copter” and begins on July 9 in New York City.
Eric WalzJun 06, 2019 12:23 PM PT
All while costing approximately $50,000.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 06, 2019 5:00 AM PT
The latest partnership in the automotive industry comes from BMW and Jaguar Land Rover. The two global automakers announced they will work together to develop electric vehicle drive units to supports the advancement of electrification technologies necessary to transition to autonomous driving, connectivity, electrification and services (ACES).
Eric WalzJun 05, 2019 7:03 PM PT
General Motors Chief Executive Mary Barra on Wednesday defended the automaker’s plan to sell an assembly plant in Ohio, arguing the plan to sell the plant to electric vehicle startup Workhorse Group Inc was thoroughly vetted and has a chance of succeeding.
FutureCar Staff Jun 05, 2019 4:37 PM PT
Electric performance car brand Polestar announced that its Polestar 1 electric car, its first ever model, is entering its final prototype state before heading to production.
FutureCar Staff Jun 05, 2019 12:31 PM PT
The companies have reached another major milestone since starting the self-driving program at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 05, 2019 5:00 AM PT
Michelin and automaker General Motors presented a new generation of airless tire technology for passenger vehicles called the Michelin Uptis Prototype, which is an acronym for “Unique Puncture-proof Tire System." Later this year, the two companies will begin testing the airless tire on a fleet of Chevy Bolt EVs in Michigan.
Eric WalzJun 04, 2019 2:56 PM PT
The Hertz Corporation, one of the world's largest car rental companies and the second biggest U.S., is launching a new vehicle-subscription service. The service is called “Hertz My Car” and will be initially available to drivers in Atlanta, Georgia and Austin Texas.
Eric WalzJun 04, 2019 11:51 AM PT
The collaboration fosters cooperation across various niches within the auto sector. Under the partnership, State Grid’s EV charging stations will be linked to Xiaoju Automobile Solutions – Didi’s robust open car platform.
Michael ChengJun 04, 2019 5:00 AM PT
Softbank Corp is now looking to the sky and plans to use orbiting satellites to help autonomous vehicles find their position and safely navigate. SoftBank is planning to launch a service later this year that would use satellite navigation data combined with mobile base stations to help self-driving buses, drones and autonomous farm machinery navigate.
Eric WalzJun 03, 2019 7:08 PM PT
A new partnership was announced today between industry leading mapping and location platform service provider HERE Technologies and Total Traffic & Weather Network (TTWN), the largest provider of traffic, weather, news and sports reports. The partnership will offer drivers another way to help avoid traffic, by incorporating precise real-time traffic information from TTWN in location services provided by HERE.
FutureCar Staff Jun 03, 2019 3:30 PM PT
GM and Bechtel’s fast-charging EV network will focus on serving congested, highly populated locations in the US. The parties plan to create a separate company for the project, which requires funding from outside investors.
Michael ChengJun 03, 2019 2:23 PM PT
Chinese startup Neolix began production of its autonomous delivery van recently, becoming the first company in the world to begin producing self-driving cars on a mass scale.
Vineeth Joel PatelJun 03, 2019 4:00 AM PT
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Eric WalzJun 13, 2019 11:41 AM PT