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IIHS Finds Front AEB Saves Lives, Rear AEB Reduces Fender Benders

IIHS Finds Front AEB Saves Lives, Rear AEB Reduces Fender Benders

If you’d have to choose one of these systems, front automatic emergency braking is far more important, as it saves lives, but rear automatic emergency braking reduces the chance of a fender bender.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 11, 2021 7:45 AM PT   

Report: Apple’s Autonomous Electric Car at Least Five Years Away

Report: Apple’s Autonomous Electric Car at Least Five Years Away

Of course Tesla’s the main target, but getting it’s small team up to speed and getting the necessary components means Apple is facing an uphill battle.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 10, 2021 8:20 AM PT   

Hyundai Claims It's Talking With Apple About EV Project

Hyundai Claims It's Talking With Apple About EV Project

Apple would look to Hyundai to build its EV and also develop the necessary batteries.


Vineeth Joel PatelJan 09, 2021 7:00 AM PT   

Tesla’s Market Value Tops $800 Billion for the First Time, But Can the Company Sell Another 500,000 Vehicles in 2021?

Tesla’s Market Value Tops $800 Billion for the First Time, But Can the Company Sell Another 500,000 Vehicles in 2021?

​Electric automaker Tesla became the world’s most valuable car company in 2020. But Tesla’s meteoric rise did not end there. The company's stock has continued to climb and now for the first time Tesla’s market cap has surpassed $800 billion. However, in order to justify Tesla’s soaring value, the company will need to sustain its sales momentum throughout 2021 and beyond. But there are indications that Tesla will have a difficult time matching the success in 2020.

Eric WalzJan 08, 2021 12:15 PM PT    

Mercedes Benz Unveils its 56-inch AI-Powered ‘Hyperscreen’ Dashboard Display

Mercedes Benz Unveils its 56-inch AI-Powered ‘Hyperscreen’ Dashboard Display

Mercedes Benz unveiled its new Hyperscreen on Thursday ahead of the Annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which is taking place virtually this year due to the global pandemic. The large curved 55-inch wide Hyperscreen display stretches across the entire dashboard from the left to the right A-pillar, providing information independently to both the driver and passenger. It will debut in the EQS electric sedan later this year.

FutureCar Staff Jan 07, 2021 3:30 PM PT    

AI-Powered Chip Developer Horizon Robotics Raises $400 Million in Latest Funding Round

AI-Powered Chip Developer Horizon Robotics Raises $400 Million in Latest Funding Round

Beijing-based Horizon Robotics announced on Jan. 7 it raised $400 million in its Series C2 financing, which is led by Chinese battery manufacturer CATL, one of the world’s biggest suppliers of electric vehicle batteries to the auto industry, including Tesla. The startup is seeking to dominate the market for powerful embedded AI-powered chips for the millions of autonomous driving vehicles that the company expects to be on the road in China by 2025.

Eric WalzJan 07, 2021 11:00 AM PT      

Alphabet Division Waymo Will No Longer Use the Term ‘Self-Driving’ to Describe its Technology

Alphabet Division Waymo Will No Longer Use the Term ‘Self-Driving’ to Describe its Technology

To date, no major automaker or self-driving startup, has actually developed a vehicle capable of safe self-driving without human intervention. So Waymo, which spun out of Google’s self-driving car project over a decade ago, wants to help educate the public about the true capabilities of its autonomous driving technology. The company announced this week that going forward its will no longer refer to its technology as "self-driving."

FutureCar Staff Jan 06, 2021 12:55 PM PT     

Amazon-backed Rivian Close to a $25 Billion Valuation With a New Funding Round

Amazon-backed Rivian Close to a $25 Billion Valuation With a New Funding Round

Electric truck startup Rivian Automotive Inc. is close to raising a new round of funding that would value the startup at $25 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. Existing Rivian investors including e-commerce giant Amazon will participate in the latest funding round, which will raise several billion dollars for the electric truck startup.

FutureCar Staff Jan 05, 2021 5:35 PM PT       

Electric Vehicles Made Up 54% of All New Car Sales in Norway in 2020

Electric Vehicles Made Up 54% of All New Car Sales in Norway in 2020

​Norway became the first country in the world where the sale of electric cars has overtaken those powered by fossil fuels. In 2020, battery electric vehicles (BEVs) made up 54.3% of all new car sales in the Nordic country, which is a global record. The figure is up from 42.4% in 2019, according to the Norwegian Road Federation.

Eric WalzJan 05, 2021 12:35 PM PT    

iPhone Assembler Foxconn Signs Deal With EV Startup Byton to Build its M-Byte SUV

iPhone Assembler Foxconn Signs Deal With EV Startup Byton to Build its M-Byte SUV

Taiwan-based iPhone maker Foxconn Technology Group will add electric vehicles to the growing list of products it assembles. Foxconn has signed a strategic cooperation deal with Chinese electric-vehicle startup Byton Ltd to mass produce the startup’s electric M-Byte SUV. Production is expected to start in the first quarter of 2022.

Eric WalzJan 04, 2021 3:00 PM PT      

China’s Tesla Challenger Xpeng Inc. Reports Record Q4 Sales and Monthly Deliveries for December

China’s Tesla Challenger Xpeng Inc. Reports Record Q4 Sales and Monthly Deliveries for December

Chinese electric vehicle startup and Tesla challenger Xpeng Inc. (Xpeng) reported record sales for the month of December and record fourth quarter sales to close out 2020. Xpeng said it achieved a record monthly delivery of 5,700 vehicles in December, including 3,691 units of the company’s new flagship P7 Smart Sedan. The record sales represent a 326% increase year-over-year and a 35% increase from November.

Eric WalzJan 04, 2021 10:15 AM PT       

Massachusetts Announces Ban on New Gas-Powered Cars

Massachusetts Announces Ban on New Gas-Powered Cars

Just like California’s ban on the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles, Massachusetts’ ban will go into effect by 2035 and is a way for the state to help reduce its greenhouse-gas emissions.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 03, 2021 9:00 AM PT   

Tesla Delivers Nearly 500,000 Vehicles in 2020, Breaks Record

Tesla Delivers Nearly 500,000 Vehicles in 2020, Breaks Record

Tesla recently published its fourth-quarter vehicle delivery figures for 2020 and the electric automaker delivered 180,570 EVs, up from its previous record of 139,300 vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelJan 02, 2021 2:00 PM PT   

5 Electric Vehicles You Need to Watch Out For in 2021

5 Electric Vehicles You Need to Watch Out For in 2021

There are many battery-powered offerings coming our way in 2021 and here are five EVs that you should watch out for.

Manish KharintaJan 01, 2021 1:00 PM PT

Daimler’s U.S. Truck Unit Fined $30 Million by the NHTSA for Delaying Recalls

Daimler’s U.S. Truck Unit Fined $30 Million by the NHTSA for Delaying Recalls

Daimler AG’s North American truck unit on Thursday agreed to pay a $30 million civil penalty from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to resolve an investigation over delayed recalls. It’s the second time since 2019 the German automaker has agreed to settle a probe by U.S. auto safety regulators.

FutureCar Staff Dec 31, 2020 11:30 AM PT     

Volkswagen Shows Off its Autonomous EV Charging Robot Concept

Volkswagen Shows Off its Autonomous EV Charging Robot Concept

With plans to be one of the world’s leading producers of electric vehicles, German automaker Volkswagen is aiming to make electric vehicle charging as convenient as possible. The company’s latest concept is an autonomous charging robot that will do the job automatically.

Eric WalzDec 30, 2020 1:00 PM PT    

General Motors Once Again Teases its Upcoming Bolt 'Electric Utility Vehicle' Ahead of its 2021 Production Start

General Motors Once Again Teases its Upcoming Bolt 'Electric Utility Vehicle' Ahead of its 2021 Production Start

General Motors has once again teased its upcoming 2022 Bolt Electric Utility Vehicle (EUV), which will share most of its architecture with the Bolt EV hatchback. Production is set to begin in Summer 2021.

Manish KharintaDec 30, 2020 9:30 AM PT     

Volkswagen is Rapidly Expanding its EV Charging Infrastructure in Germany

Volkswagen is Rapidly Expanding its EV Charging Infrastructure in Germany

​Volkswagen is significantly expanding the charging infrastructure in its home country of Germany. The automaker announced that 750 new charging points are planned for next year, including the first “High Power Charging” stations delivering up to 300 kW of power.

Eric WalzDec 29, 2020 2:45 PM PT     

China's Yahua Agrees to a Five-year Deal to Supply Lithium to Tesla for EV Batteries

China's Yahua Agrees to a Five-year Deal to Supply Lithium to Tesla for EV Batteries

China’s Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Co Ltd said on Tuesday it had signed a deal to supply battery-grade lithium hydroxide to Tesla for the next five years. The deal would give Tesla a steady supply of lithium, a key ingredient for electric vehicle batteries in the world’s biggest auto market.

FutureCar Staff Dec 29, 2020 11:05 AM PT      

China to Reduce Tariffs on Imported Hydrogen Fuel Cell Components to Boost Development of the Technology

China to Reduce Tariffs on Imported Hydrogen Fuel Cell Components to Boost Development of the Technology

China will lower tariffs on fuel cell-related components imported to the country in 2021 to promote development of the technology. The tariffs on imported fuel cell-related compressors, circulating pump and carbon electrodes will be cut to 5%, 2% and 5% respectively, from the current tariffs of 7%, 7% and 10%, according to a document the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council issued this month.

FutureCar Staff Dec 28, 2020 3:15 PM PT      

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