German automaker BMW has signed a commercial agreement with Israel-based tactile data and sensing company Tactile Mobility. As part of the partnership, BMW will equip its vehicles with software technology from Tactical Mobility beginning in 2021. The collaboration is one of the first commercial integrations of tactile sensing technology and data by a major automaker.
Eric WalzSep 15, 2020 6:45 PM PT
China's tech giant Baidu held its annual Baidu World 2020 conference on Tuesday. The annual event highlights some of the ground breaking technologies that the company has been working on throughout the year. This year’s focus was on how Baidu’s cutting-edge AI technologies and autonomous driving are transforming industries and improving people's everyday lives.
Eric WalzSep 15, 2020 1:00 PM PT
Netherlands-based HERE Technologies, a leading location data and mapping company, today announced that AccuWeather has joined its HERE Marketplace and will offer its weather-related information on HERE's open mapping platform.
FutureCar Staff Sep 14, 2020 6:00 PM PT
German automaker BMW is increasing its battery production capacity in China to meet the growing demand for its partial and fully-electric vehicles, as the automaker gears up to build new fully electric models. The BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture has expanded its battery factory in Tiexi with the establishment of a new “High-Voltage Battery Center.”
Eric WalzSep 14, 2020 12:20 PM PT
According to industry speculations, German sports car maker Porsche is working on revamping its Panamera nameplate on a major scale. Thomas Friemuth, Vice President of the Porsche Panamera Product Line, recently divulged that a battery-electric version of the luxury sedan could be put in production.
Manish KharintaSep 14, 2020 8:30 AM PT
It’s one of those times Waymo was probably incredibly happy about its extensive 113-acre self-driving car facility.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 13, 2020 7:45 PM PT
The American automaker’s high-tech batteries will feature a new wireless battery management system that should make things easier for GM to manufacture multiple EVs.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 13, 2020 7:30 AM PT
Tesla and longtime partner Panasonic are taking another step, as reports indicate that the battery manufacturer is looking to add an additional production line to the automaker’s facility in Nevada.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 12, 2020 7:30 AM PT
Electric automaker Tesla is planning to export Model 3 sedans built at its Shanghai factory to Asia and Europe, according to sources. The first China-built Model 3s for delivery outside the country likely will start mass production in the fourth quarter, Bloomberg reports.
FutureCar Staff Sep 11, 2020 3:15 PM PT
Toyota Motor Corp.’s Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development, Inc. (TRI-AD) announced that it will create an $800 million global growth-stage investment fund called Woven Capital L.P. The new fund will invest in growth-stage companies that are developing innovative technologies and mobility related business models, including autonomous driving technology, automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning, data and analytics, connectivity, and smart cities.
Eric WalzSep 11, 2020 11:15 AM PT
Tesla demonstrated new V3 supercharger equipment on a Berlin research campus on Thursday. Managers at Tesla said they were looking at more target cities to attract potential buyers in Germany worried about access to EV charging. The more powerful chargers can add 75 miles (120 km) of range to a Model 3 in five minutes.
FutureCar Staff Sep 10, 2020 4:55 PM PT
Three weeks after launching its Apollo Go robotaxi service in the Chinese city of Cangzhou, China’s tech giant Baidu Inc. announced that the service has officially launched in the capital city of Beijing. Baidu becomes the first company in Beijing to deploy autonomous robotaxis that are picking up passengers.
Eric WalzSep 10, 2020 1:45 PM PT
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) subsidiary CpK Interior Products Inc is developing light-weight, advanced composites for the next-generation of automotive Interiors. The company is experimenting with the use of graphene in its products for its ability to better withstand extreme hot and cold temperatures.
Eric WalzSep 10, 2020 9:30 AM PT
California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has officially revealed its Lucid Air high-performance sedan in a global web broadcast from the company’s headquarters in Newark, California. Lucid says its ultra-luxurious Air sedan is the "world's most advanced electric car" and it will define Lucid as a company.
FutureCar Staff Sep 09, 2020 5:00 PM PT
Germany’s leading automotive test publication Auto Motor und Sport wrote that Volkswagen's ID.3, the company's first mass market electric car, falls short in some key areas after testing a pre production model. Although the publication praised the ID.3’s ride characteristics and powertrain, it wrote that the ID.3 needs considerable improvements in other areas.
Eric WalzSep 09, 2020 11:50 AM PT
Tesla's rising stock price has been hit by the unpredictable realities of the financial markets. On Tuesday, U.S. automaker General Motors announced its taking a $2 billion stake in electric truck startup and Tesla rival Nikola Motor Company. The announcement follows last Friday's news that Tesla missed out on being included in the elite S&P 500 stock index, sending its shares down 21.6% today, the biggest one day drop in Tesla's history.
FutureCar Staff Sep 08, 2020 5:00 PM PT
Electric truck startup and Tesla rival Nikola Motor Company has signed a strategic partnership with U.S. automaker General Motors to build its Badger electric and fuel cell pickup truck. The Nikola Badger is the world's first truck with a hydrogen fuel cell or battery-power option.
Eric WalzSep 08, 2020 12:15 PM PT
Volkswagen introduced two new plug-in hybrid variants of the upcoming MK8 Golf hatchback—the GTE and eHybrid. Here's what you need to know.
Manish KharintaSep 08, 2020 9:00 AM PT
Automatic emergency braking and forward collision warning proved to be incredibly helpful for semi-trucks, as an IIHS study found that they could eliminate two out of five crashes.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 07, 2020 7:25 AM PT
In traditional fashion, Mercedes-Benz has packed its all-new 2021 S-Class with cutting-edge features, which includes a Level 3 autonomous system that’s called Drive Pilot.
Vineeth Joel PatelSep 06, 2020 7:00 AM PT
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