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Honda to Recall 222,674 Accord Models in China Over Engine Problems

Honda to Recall 222,674 Accord Models in China Over Engine Problems

The Honda Motor Co joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Industry Group Co Ltd (GAIC) is recalling 222,674 Accord sedans in China, market regulators said on Thursday, after complaints began circulating on social media about the car engine’s quality.

FutureCar Staff Aug 08, 2019 10:15 AM PT     

Elektrobit to Provide Software to Baidu for its Apollo Automated Parking Project

Elektrobit to Provide Software to Baidu for its Apollo Automated Parking Project

China’s Baidu, Inc. and Elektrobit​ (EB), a global supplier of embedded and connected software products for the automotive industry, today signed a strategic partnership in which EB will provide automotive infrastructure software for the Apollo Computing Unit (ACU), Baidu's advanced in-vehicle computing platform for autonomous driving.

Eric WalzAug 07, 2019 2:50 PM PT     

Tesla Received a ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter From U.S. Regulators Last Year Over Model 3 Safety Claims

Tesla Received a ‘Cease and Desist’ Letter From U.S. Regulators Last Year Over Model 3 Safety Claims

Last October, Tesla received a cease-and-desist letter last year from regulators for making “misleading statements” over crash ratings for the Model 3 sedan, as well as two subpoenas related to crashes involving its cars.

Eric WalzAug 07, 2019 10:05 AM PT     

Spy-Shots of a Lexus LS Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype Surface Online

Spy-Shots of a Lexus LS Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype Surface Online

As spy shots surface online, it looks like there's some truth to a rumored Lexus LS with a hydrogen-powered fuel cell powertrain.

Manish KharintaAug 06, 2019 2:45 PM PT

Nissan and EVgo Expand Their EV Charging Network, Adding 200 DC Fast Chargers

Nissan and EVgo Expand Their EV Charging Network, Adding 200 DC Fast Chargers

Nissan Motor Co and EVgo are expanding their EV charging network in the U.S. with the installation of 200 direct current fast chargers (DCFC). Each of the new DC fast-chargers is capable of delivering 100kW and have both CHAdeMO and CCS connectors compatible with most newer EV models.

Eric WalzAug 06, 2019 9:45 AM PT     

Peloton Technology Develops Tech to Give One Truck Driver Control Over Multiple Vehicles

Peloton Technology Develops Tech to Give One Truck Driver Control Over Multiple Vehicles

With autonomous technology set to revolutionize the trucking industry, new technology from Peloton Technology is further looking to capitalize on the driverless future by giving one truck driver control over multiple trucks.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 06, 2019 5:30 AM PT  

Audi Unveils e-tron Electric Scooter, Skateboard Combo

Audi Unveils e-tron Electric Scooter, Skateboard Combo

Luxury automaker is entering the booming e-scooter market. The company revealed today a new electric scooter/skateboard called the e-tron Scooter, which combines the power of a battery-powered scooter with the agility of a traditional skateboard.

FutureCar Staff Aug 05, 2019 3:15 PM PT     

Didi Chuxing Spins Off its Autonomous Driving Unit as an Independent Company

Didi Chuxing Spins Off its Autonomous Driving Unit as an Independent Company

Didi Chuxing, the world’s largest transportation provider, announced that it has spun off its autonomous driving unit into an independent company. Didi said new unit will continue to focus on research and development, product application, and business development related to autonomous driving technologies.

Eric WalzAug 05, 2019 12:05 PM PT     

Lithium Industry Expansion Outpacing Electric-Car Growth

Lithium Industry Expansion Outpacing Electric-Car Growth

Lithium mines around the world have sped up the production and the mining of lithium to account for the upcoming boom in electric cars. Unfortunately, that electric car boom hasn’t come yet and now, the industries worried about having too much lithium.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 05, 2019 9:00 AM PT

Walmart Partners With Gatik for Autonomous Grocery Vans

Walmart Partners With Gatik for Autonomous Grocery Vans

Autonomous vehicle startup Gatik AI has partnered with Walmart and received approval from the Arkansas Highway Commissioner’s office to introduce a commercial service to deliver goods.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 04, 2019 2:00 PM PT    

Audi Announces a Less Expensive, Shorter Range Electric e-tron SUV

Audi Announces a Less Expensive, Shorter Range Electric e-tron SUV

Luxury automaker Audi announced that cheaper, shorter range e-tron SUV will soon join the company's e-tron electric lineup and will make its debut in the UK in 2020.

Manish KharintaAug 04, 2019 11:15 AM PT

Porsche Believes Taycan Will Outsell 911, Has Over 30,000 Reservations

Porsche Believes Taycan Will Outsell 911, Has Over 30,000 Reservations

With over 30,000 reservations for the Porsche Taycan and production of the electric vehicle set to eclipse 40,000 units annually, Porsche believes its first all-electric vehicle will outsell the 911 sports car.

Vineeth Joel PatelAug 03, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

12 U.S. States Band Together to Challenge Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Penalty Freeze

12 U.S. States Band Together to Challenge Trump Administration’s Fuel Economy Penalty Freeze

A group of 12 states led by California and New York on Friday challenged the Trump administration’s decision to suspend a 2016 Obama administration regulation that more than doubled penalties for automakers that fail to meet fuel efficiency requirements.

FutureCar Staff Aug 02, 2019 5:40 PM PT    

GM Open to Work with Other Automakers on Electric Vehicles, CEO Says

GM Open to Work with Other Automakers on Electric Vehicles, CEO Says

General Motors is open to working with other automakers on the development of electric vehicles, Chief Executive Mary Barra said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff Aug 02, 2019 11:57 AM PT      

BP Forms Joint Venture with Didi Chuxing to Build EV Charging Hubs in China

BP Forms Joint Venture with Didi Chuxing to Build EV Charging Hubs in China

BP said on Thursday it would build a network of electric-vehicle charging hubs in China together with transportation provider Didi Chuxing, as the London-based petroleum giant turns to the world’s largest auto markets to boost profits.

FutureCar Staff Aug 01, 2019 3:40 PM PT    

Electrify America to Deploy Robotic EV Chargers in San Francisco in a Pilot Program

Electrify America to Deploy Robotic EV Chargers in San Francisco in a Pilot Program

Electrify America announced an agreement with San Francisco-based electric vehicle (EV) fleet charging company Stable Auto to deploy robotic electric vehicle chargers for self-driving vehicles in San Francisco.

FutureCar Staff Aug 01, 2019 11:10 AM PT

Recogni Raises $25 Million, the Silicon Valley Startup is Developing Edge Processing for Autonomous Vehicles

Recogni Raises $25 Million, the Silicon Valley Startup is Developing Edge Processing for Autonomous Vehicles

Recogni Inc., a Silicon Valley startup developing a vision-oriented artificial intelligence platform for autonomous vehicles announced today it raised $25 million in Series A funding. The company is focused on creating high-performance and low-power consuming AI edge processing for autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzJul 31, 2019 3:10 PM PT       

Google Updates Android Auto with a Cleaner User Interface and ‘Driving Mode’

Google Updates Android Auto with a Cleaner User Interface and ‘Driving Mode’

Google is continuing its push into the automotive space with major updates its Android Auto OS. The company is rolling out a new update that makes is easier to use. Among the changes are an updated Google Assistant with “Driving Mode” and a cleaner user interface with less steps required to navigate to a users favorite apps.

Eric WalzJul 31, 2019 10:20 AM PT    

Congress to Restart Stalled ‘Self-Driving Car Bill’ in an Effort to Speed Up Adoption

Congress to Restart Stalled ‘Self-Driving Car Bill’ in an Effort to Speed Up Adoption

Two key committees in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday said they will revive efforts to pass long-stalled legislation to speed the adoption of self-driving cars, which will give automakers and tech companies more freedom to further develop the technology.

FutureCar Staff Jul 30, 2019 3:40 PM PT     

Ford Acquires Robotics Company to Speed up the Development of Self-Driving Cars

Ford Acquires Robotics Company to Speed up the Development of Self-Driving Cars

The Ford Motor Company, with its recently acquired autonomous driving arm Argo.AI, is racing to be the first major automaker to mass-deploy self-driving cars by 2021—the company’s self-imposed deadline. To help Ford achieve its goal, the Detroit automaker has acquired a relatively unknown Michigan defense contractor with experience in robotics.

Eric WalzJul 30, 2019 11:45 AM PT      

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