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Automaker Renault Ousts its CEO in an Effort to Rebuild its Alliance with Nissan

Automaker Renault Ousts its CEO in an Effort to Rebuild its Alliance with Nissan

Automaker Renault ousted its chief executive Thierry Bollore on Friday, as the French carmaker and its Japanese partner Nissan seek to rekindle their alliance following the scandal-hit tenure of former alliance supremo Carlos Ghosn. Tensions between Renault and Nissan have been high since Ghosn’s arrest in Tokyo last year on allegations of massive financial misconduct.

FutureCar Staff Oct 11, 2019 11:05 AM PT

Toyota to Debut it Next-Gen Mirai Fuel Cell Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota to Debut it Next-Gen Mirai Fuel Cell Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show

Toyota Motor Corp, the world’s second largest automaker, announced today that it will preview the next generation of its zero-emission Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show.

Eric WalzOct 10, 2019 3:00 PM PT    

Porsche & Boeing to Develop VTOL Aircraft for Premium Urban Air Travel

Porsche & Boeing to Develop VTOL Aircraft for Premium Urban Air Travel

German automaker Porsche and aviation giant Boeing signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the premium air mobility market, including vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that may one day quickly whisk people over urban traffic.

FutureCar Staff Oct 10, 2019 10:15 AM PT    

NHTSA Seeking Input to Allow Digital Displays to Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors on Vehicles

NHTSA Seeking Input to Allow Digital Displays to Replace Traditional Glass Mirrors on Vehicles

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is seeking input for “digital mirrors” which is a new vehicle technology that replaces glass mirrors with a digital display connected to a camera mounted inside or outside the vehicle.

Eric WalzOct 09, 2019 4:05 PM PT    

Consumer Reports Calls Telsa’s New Smart Summon Feature ‘Glitchy’

Consumer Reports Calls Telsa’s New Smart Summon Feature ‘Glitchy’

After thoroughly testing Tesla’s new Smart Summon feature, consumer watchdog publication Consumer Reports said automated parking system is “glitchy” and only works intermittently, raising questions about why Tesla released it to the public so soon.

Eric WalzOct 09, 2019 10:00 AM PT     

The Ongoing General Motors Strike Affecting up to 150,000 Auto Industry Workers

The Ongoing General Motors Strike Affecting up to 150,000 Auto Industry Workers

​The fallout from the ongoing strike at General Motors by the United Auto Workers (UAW) union is having a ripple effect throughout the auto industry, especially in Michigan where the automaker is headquartered. A new report released on Tuesday by research and consulting firm Anderson Economic Group estimates the strike is affecting nearly 150,000 workers in the auto industry.

Eric WalzOct 08, 2019 4:30 PM PT    

New Consortium Aims to Develop a Standardized Computing Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

New Consortium Aims to Develop a Standardized Computing Platform for Autonomous Vehicles

​A new Autonomous Vehicle Computing Consortium (AVCC), officially launched today at Arm TechCon conference in San Jose, Calif., bringing together leaders from the automotive industry, Tier 1 suppliers, semiconductor and computing industries to standardize autonomous vehicle computing systems.

FutureCar Staff Oct 08, 2019 11:25 AM PT     

Rivian R1T: What’s Going on With Rivian's New Pricing Plan?

Rivian R1T: What’s Going on With Rivian's New Pricing Plan?

Rivian hints about the pricing of its highly anticipated offerings, the electric R1T pickup truck and R1S three-row SUV.

Manish KharintaOct 08, 2019 8:00 AM PT  

Auto Supplier Bosch to Manufacture Silicon Carbide Chips That Can Extend the Range of EVs

Auto Supplier Bosch to Manufacture Silicon Carbide Chips That Can Extend the Range of EVs

German automotive supplier Robert Bosch is launching production of silicon carbide (SiC) automotive chips, a move that can make electric vehicles more efficient, thereby increasing range. Silicon carbide has benefits over traditional silicon chips, including better conductivity and cooling performance in high temperature environments.

Eric WalzOct 07, 2019 2:00 PM PT      

Apple’s Hometown to Launch On-Demand Public Transit Service in Partnership With Via

Apple’s Hometown to Launch On-Demand Public Transit Service in Partnership With Via

The city of Cupertino, California, which is the home of tech giant Apple, is launching a new on-demand public transit system together with on-demand transportation company Via. New York-based Via is working to reinvent public transit from a rigid system of fixed routes and schedules to a dynamic, on-demand network similar to how people hail a ride with Uber of Lyft.

Eric WalzOct 07, 2019 11:25 AM PT      

Bosch Believes Small Explosions Will Make EVs Safer in Accidents

Bosch Believes Small Explosions Will Make EVs Safer in Accidents

More specifically, tiny explosions would reduce the possibility of an electric cable that's connected to the EV's battery coming into contact with the car's body, electronics, or other wires to reduce the risk of an electronic shock.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 07, 2019 9:00 AM PT   

Waymo, AAA Partner to Educate Children on Autonomous Cars

Waymo, AAA Partner to Educate Children on Autonomous Cars

Autonomous vehicles may be directly aimed at adults, but what about future generations that will grow up sharing the road with driverless cars? Waymo and AAA are partnering together to educate kids about self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 06, 2019 4:00 PM PT    

Tesla Will Soon Stop Shipments of the Standard Range Model 3 to China

Tesla Will Soon Stop Shipments of the Standard Range Model 3 to China

As Tesla's Shanghai Gigafactory readies for production, the automaker informed its Chinese customers that they won’t be able to order a U.S-made Model 3 Standard Range after Oct 13.

Manish KharintaOct 06, 2019 11:15 AM PT

Startup Rivian Planning to Offer Subscription Services for EVs

Startup Rivian Planning to Offer Subscription Services for EVs

Electric startup Rivian is looking to offer consumers with a subscription service that would give customers access to its electric pickup and SUV without a long-term commitment.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 06, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

General Motor’s EVs Are Only Eligible for 25 Percent of the Federal Tax Credits Now

General Motor’s EVs Are Only Eligible for 25 Percent of the Federal Tax Credits Now

Chevrolet’s Bolt and Volt are going to be a whole lot more expensive now.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 05, 2019 10:00 AM PT  

Hyundai CRADLE Investing in AI-based Fleet Software Company Netradyne

Hyundai CRADLE Investing in AI-based Fleet Software Company Netradyne

Hyundai Cradle, the venture arm and advanced mobility business of automaker Hyundai, is investing in Netradyne, a technology company founded in 2015 that specializing in fleet safety management software. Hyundai and Netradyne will collaborate to utilize the road and driving behavior data collected by Netradyne to support HD mapping and map updates for Hyundai’s future autonomous vehicles and advanced driver assist systems (ADAS).

FutureCar Staff Oct 04, 2019 2:00 PM PT     

Electric Scooter Startup Bird Raises $275 Million in Latest Funding Round

Electric Scooter Startup Bird Raises $275 Million in Latest Funding Round

Bird is emerging as a leader in micro-mobility space. On Thursday, the company announced a $275 million Series D funding round. The round was led by CDPQ and Silicon Valley-based Sequoia Capital. The latest round values Bird at a $2.5 billion pre-money valuation.

Eric WalzOct 04, 2019 8:50 AM PT     

Tesla’s Shanghai Factory is Gearing Up to Start Mass Production of the Model 3

Tesla’s Shanghai Factory is Gearing Up to Start Mass Production of the Model 3

A little over a year ago, electric automaker Tesla announced that it would built a factory in China, its first outside of the U.S. Over the past six months, construction of the factory has continued at a rapid pace, with the first Model 3s expected to roll off the assembly by the end of the month.

Eric WalzOct 03, 2019 11:15 AM PT     

BMW i5 and iX1 Electric Vehicles Confirmed

BMW i5 and iX1 Electric Vehicles Confirmed

BMW has commissioned the production of an all-electric 5-Series sedan and X1 crossover SUV.

Manish KharintaOct 03, 2019 8:00 AM PT

Tesla Reports a Record Quarter, Delivering 97,000 Electric Vehicles

Tesla Reports a Record Quarter, Delivering 97,000 Electric Vehicles

Today, the California automaker Tesla reported Q3 deliveries of 97,000 vehicles, making it the biggest delivery quarter since the automaker went public in June of 2010.

Eric WalzOct 02, 2019 4:30 PM PT    

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