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Cadillac Boosts Super Cruise System With 70,000 Extra Miles

Cadillac Boosts Super Cruise System With 70,000 Extra Miles

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    

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover Collaborate on Electric Vehicles

BMW and Jaguar Land Rover Collaborate on Electric Vehicles

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

Porsche Taycan EV Spotted Testing with Minimal Camouflage

Porsche Taycan EV Spotted Testing with Minimal Camouflage

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 Autonomous Trucks Enter New Testing Phase in Phoenix

Waymo’s Autonomous Trucks Enter New Testing Phase in Phoenix

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

Autonomous Delivery Startup Gatik Emerges From Stealth, Announces Partnership with Walmart

Autonomous Delivery Startup Gatik Emerges From Stealth, Announces Partnership with Walmart

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 to Speed up its EV Development, Will Turn to China for Batteries

Toyota to Speed up its EV Development, Will Turn to China for Batteries

​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       

Tesla Continues to Outsell Competitors, Sees Strong Demand for Model 3

Tesla Continues to Outsell Competitors, Sees Strong Demand for Model 3

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   

 Uber to Offer Helicopter Rides Between New York City & JFK Airport

Uber to Offer Helicopter Rides Between New York City & JFK Airport

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    

Tesla CEO Claims Electric Pickup Will be Better Than Ford F-150, Porsche 911

Tesla CEO Claims Electric Pickup Will be Better Than Ford F-150, Porsche 911

All while costing approximately $50,000.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 06, 2019 5:00 AM PT    

BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology

BMW & Jaguar Land Rover to Work together on Next-Gen Electric Vehicle Technology

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 CEO Defends Plan to Sell its Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant to EV Startup Workhorse

General Motors CEO Defends Plan to Sell its Shuttered Ohio Assembly Plant to EV Startup Workhorse

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     

Polestar 1 Enters Final Prototype Stage Before Production

Polestar 1 Enters Final Prototype Stage Before Production

​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      

Lyft, Aptiv Pass 50,000-Trip Mark With Autonomous Vehicles

Lyft, Aptiv Pass 50,000-Trip Mark With Autonomous Vehicles

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 & General Motors to Test ‘Airless’ Tires on a Fleet of Chevy Bolt EVs

Michelin & General Motors to Test ‘Airless’ Tires on a Fleet of Chevy Bolt EVs

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     

Car Rental Company Hertz Launching a Monthly Vehicle Subscription Service

Car Rental Company Hertz Launching a Monthly Vehicle Subscription Service

​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    

Didi Chuxing Partners with China’s State Grid, Explores EV Services

Didi Chuxing Partners with China’s State Grid, Explores EV Services

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

Japan’s Softbank Launching a Satellite Navigation Service for Autonomous Vehicles

Japan’s Softbank Launching a Satellite Navigation Service for Autonomous Vehicles

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       

HERE Technologies Making it Easier for Drivers to Navigate with New Partnership

HERE Technologies Making it Easier for Drivers to Navigate with New Partnership

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 to Build Massive EV Charging Network

GM and Bechtel to Build Massive EV Charging Network

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

China's Neolix Begins Producing Autonomous Delivery Vans

China's Neolix Begins Producing Autonomous Delivery Vans

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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