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Tesla Acquires DeepScale, a Startup Improving Deep Neural Nets for Self-Driving Cars

Tesla Acquires DeepScale, a Startup Improving Deep Neural Nets for Self-Driving Cars

Tesla, which becomes the latest automaker to buy a promising tech startup. The electric automaker announced it has acquired DeepScale, a computer vision startup that spun out of a research project at the University of California Berkeley.

Eric WalzOct 01, 2019 7:00 PM PT      

Ford Motor Co Forms New Joint Venture with Indian Automaker Mahindra

Ford Motor Co Forms New Joint Venture with Indian Automaker Mahindra

Ford Motor Co announced today a new joint venture with Indian automaker Mahindra & Mahindra. The joint venture will distribute Ford branded vehicles in India, and both Ford and Mahindra vehicles in other “high-growth” markets around the world, Ford said.

FutureCar Staff Oct 01, 2019 11:45 AM PT      

Volvo Preparing to Debut Its First EV in October

Volvo Preparing to Debut Its First EV in October

The electric car will be a battery-powered version of the subcompact XC40 and have a two-motor design.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 01, 2019 8:30 AM PT   

Hyundai Forms a New Urban Air Mobility Division, Hires Former NASA Engineer

Hyundai Forms a New Urban Air Mobility Division, Hires Former NASA Engineer

South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Corp announced today it formed a new Urban Air Mobility Division to develop what the automaker calls “smart mobility products” within the aviation industry and Hyundai hired a renowned former NASA engineer to lead it.

Eric WalzSep 30, 2019 12:00 PM PT    

Latest Audi Study Finds Consumers Are Interested in Autonomous Vehicles

Latest Audi Study Finds Consumers Are Interested in Autonomous Vehicles

The survey questioned 21,000 participants over nine countries and found that those in Generation Z, individuals under 24 years old, were the most interested in self-driving cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 30, 2019 7:00 AM PT   

A Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid Confirmed for 2020

A Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid Confirmed for 2020

Jeep is also currently working towards introducing a plug-in hybrid version of its iconic Wrangler SUV soon

Manish KharintaSep 29, 2019 12:45 PM PT

Tesla Reportedly Working on a Million-Mile Battery Pack

Tesla Reportedly Working on a Million-Mile Battery Pack

While Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, has a habit of making bold claims, a scientific study proves that this one isn’t as farfetched as it sounds.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 29, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

General Motors CEO Sets Sights on Selling 1 Million EVs Annually

General Motors CEO Sets Sights on Selling 1 Million EVs Annually

Small block V8s may have helped General Motors become popular, but the American brand is looking toward EVs as the future.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 28, 2019 7:00 AM PT    

9 Environmental Groups Sue the U.S. Dept of Transportation Over California Emission Ruling

9 Environmental Groups Sue the U.S. Dept of Transportation Over California Emission Ruling

​As the Trump administration is actively trying to prevent the state of California from setting its own automobile emission standards, the push back from automakers and environmental groups continues. Nine environmental groups sued the U.S. Transportation Department (DOT) on Friday over its efforts to strip California of its strict emissions requirements.

FutureCar Staff Sep 27, 2019 5:00 PM PT    

Bollinger Motors Reveals its B1 & B2 Fully-Electric Utilitarian Trucks

Bollinger Motors Reveals its B1 & B2 Fully-Electric Utilitarian Trucks

​Electric truckmaker Bollinger Motors revealed its B1 and B2 electric trucks on Thursday. The Detroit-based EV startup is taking on General Motors, Ford and FCA in the popular truck segment which is no easy task, especially since the company’s trucks are fully-electric.

FutureCar Staff Sep 27, 2019 11:00 AM PT       

GM Vehicle Owners Will Soon Be Able to Download Amazon’s Alexa via an OTA Update

GM Vehicle Owners Will Soon Be Able to Download Amazon’s Alexa via an OTA Update

Amazon continues its push into the automotive space, and soon driver’s of select General Motors vehicles will able to control their infotainment systems using just their voice. On Wednesday, General Motors announced it will enable U.S. owners of 2018 and newer model vehicles to download Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant software to control navigation, streaming media and phones starting next year.

FutureCar Staff Sep 26, 2019 5:45 PM PT      

Renesas & StradVision Collaborate on a Deep-Learning Smart Camera for Autonomous Vehicles

Renesas & StradVision Collaborate on a Deep-Learning Smart Camera for Autonomous Vehicles

Renesas Electronics Corporation and vision processing technology provider StradVision have announced the joint development of a deep learning-based object recognition solution for smart cameras for use in advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) and vision systems for the next-generation of autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzSep 26, 2019 2:30 PM PT      

Uber & EVgo Sign MOU to Promote the Use of Electric Vehicles on Uber’s Platform

Uber & EVgo Sign MOU to Promote the Use of Electric Vehicles on Uber’s Platform

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc and electric vehicle charging site operator EVgo have announced a new agreement to accelerate the electrification of ride-share vehicles across the U.S. Uber and EVgo will focus on supporting Uber’s driver-partners who currently drive electric vehicles with access to EVgo’s public fast charging network.

Eric WalzSep 26, 2019 10:30 AM PT     

Electric Vehicle Startup Canoo is Looking to Reinvent the EV & Car Ownership Model

Electric Vehicle Startup Canoo is Looking to Reinvent the EV & Car Ownership Model

Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup Canoo revealed its new electric vehicle that it hopes will change the way people get around. Canoo is also looking to reinventing the traditional car ownership model. The company’s first vehicle, simply called “Canoo” is not for sale, rather it's available only as a monthly subscription.

Eric WalzSep 25, 2019 5:30 PM PT    

Ford Motor Co to Deploy its Self-Driving Cars in Austin, TX with Argo AI

Ford Motor Co to Deploy its Self-Driving Cars in Austin, TX with Argo AI

Ford Motor Co announced today it has selected the city of Austin, Texas as the third launch market for its self-driving vehicles. The Texas city joins Miami-Dade County and Washington, D.C. where the company is testing its driverless cars.

Eric WalzSep 25, 2019 11:30 AM PT     

What We Know About the 2020 Honda e Urban Electric Car So Far

What We Know About the 2020 Honda e Urban Electric Car So Far

Honda recently unveiled the production version of the 2020 Honda e urban city car at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show.

Manish KharintaSep 25, 2019 8:50 AM PT

EPA Threatens to Take Away Billions in Highway Funding Over Air Quality in California

EPA Threatens to Take Away Billions in Highway Funding Over Air Quality in California

The Trump administration has escalated its vehicle emissions feud with the state of California on Tuesday by threatening to withdraw billions of dollars in federal highway funds citing poor air quality in the state.

Eric WalzSep 24, 2019 5:00 PM PT     

NIO Stock Falls to Record Lows as its EV Sales Slow in China, Cutting 1,000 Jobs

NIO Stock Falls to Record Lows as its EV Sales Slow in China, Cutting 1,000 Jobs

Electric vehicle startup NIO Inc is realizing just how hard breaking into the EV market can be. Once viewed as a serious rival to Tesla in China, NIO’s stock fell to record lows on Tuesday after the electric automaker reported a significant drop in vehicle sales in its home market.

Eric WalzSep 24, 2019 11:30 AM PT      

Mazda Introducing its First EV Next Month

Mazda Introducing its First EV Next Month

Electric vehicles are the way forward and Mazda wants to join the electric-vehicle party with a new model that’s set to debut at the Tokyo Auto Show.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 24, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

Volkswagen Begins Pilot Line Production of EV Battery Cells in Germany

Volkswagen Begins Pilot Line Production of EV Battery Cells in Germany

Volkswagen announced on Monday that a pilot line for small-series battery cell production began operating on Monday at the Volkswagen Group Center of Excellence in Salzgitter, Germany.

Eric WalzSep 23, 2019 4:45 PM PT    

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