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BMW Set to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Israel

BMW Set to Begin Testing Driverless Cars in Israel

In addition to getting self-driving vehicles onto Israel’s roads, the German automaker is set to open an R&D center in the country, too.

Vineeth Joel PatelApr 03, 2019 10:16 AM PT     

Study Reveals Consumer Views on Driverless Car Makers, Tech and Trust

Study Reveals Consumer Views on Driverless Car Makers, Tech and Trust

According to the study, consumers trust Tesla the most with manufacturing autonomous cars in the luxury auto segment (26.6 percent).

Michael ChengApr 02, 2019 1:30 PM PT

Lyft Stock Slips Below its IPO Price After Receiving its First Sell Rating

Lyft Stock Slips Below its IPO Price After Receiving its First Sell Rating

Lyft received its first negative review from an analyst who is skeptical that consumers will give up personal car ownership in favor of relying on ride-hailing services. Lyft’s shares fell as much as 4.2 percent to $66.10 on Tuesday, their second straight session of losses after $72 initial public offer on Friday.

FutureCar Staff Apr 02, 2019 1:00 PM PT     

Lumotive Announces a New ‘Beam-Steering’ Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles

Lumotive Announces a New ‘Beam-Steering’ Lidar for Autonomous Vehicles

Lumotive, a Seattle-based lidar startup developing technology for autonomous vehicles, recently introduced a disruptive “beam-steering technology”, which the company says will significantly improve the performance, reliability and cost of lidar systems for the emerging self-driving car industry.

Eric WalzApr 01, 2019 6:58 PM PT       

China to Suspend Higher Import Tariffs on Autos & Parts from the U.S.

China to Suspend Higher Import Tariffs on Autos & Parts from the U.S.

​China’s State Council said on Sunday that the country would continue to suspend additional tariffs on U.S. vehicles and auto parts after April 1. The move was aimed at “continuing to create a good atmosphere for the ongoing trade negotiations between both sides”.

FutureCar Staff Apr 01, 2019 3:21 PM PT   

With a Price Cap, Canada Excludes Tesla Models from the Proposed $5,000 EV Incentive

With a Price Cap, Canada Excludes Tesla Models from the Proposed $5,000 EV Incentive

Canada is proposing a federal budget which if approved, would mean that Canadian consumers will get a $5,000 incentive to purchase an electric vehicle. However, the price of a new EV cannot exceed $45,000, making Tesla’s entire lineup ineligible.

Manish KharintaApr 01, 2019 1:05 PM PT

The Tesla Model 3 Standard-Plus is Efficient as the Hyundai Ioniq Electric

The Tesla Model 3 Standard-Plus is Efficient as the Hyundai Ioniq Electric

With deliveries underway in the U.S. for the Standard Plus Tesla Model 3, reports are flooding in which provide insights into its real-world driving range.

Manish KharintaMar 31, 2019 10:53 AM PT

Uber Expands Ride Pass to 20 More U.S. Cities

Uber Expands Ride Pass to 20 More U.S. Cities

Uber riders looking to pay a monthly fee for discounted rates for rides with the ride-sharing service don’t need to be in Los Angeles, Miami, Denver, Austin, or Orland, as the company expanded its subscription service to other cities.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 31, 2019 7:00 AM PT     

UPS to Deliver Medical Samples via Drones, Partners with Matternet

UPS to Deliver Medical Samples via Drones, Partners with Matternet

At the start of the service, UPS will facilitate seven flights per day. All flights are closely monitored by remote operators, which must land the quadcopters on a small pad at their respective destinations.

Michael ChengMar 30, 2019 10:15 AM PT

Ford Will Produce its New Electric Models in Michigan & Chicago

Ford Will Produce its New Electric Models in Michigan & Chicago

The Ford Motor Co. announced that it will build its upcoming electric vehicles at the automaker's Flat Rock assembly plant near Detroit and at its Hermosillo factory in Mexico.

Manish KharintaMar 30, 2019 7:00 AM PT

Daimler Trucks Buys Stake in Torc Robotics to Develop Self-Driving Truck Technology

Daimler Trucks Buys Stake in Torc Robotics to Develop Self-Driving Truck Technology

​Daimler Trucks, a division in the Daimler AG, has purchased a majority stake in Torc Robotics, a Virginia company developing autonomous technology for the commercialization of level 4 self-driving trucks in the U.S.

Eric WalzMar 29, 2019 12:00 PM PT   

Tesla Model 3 Sets New Delivery Record in Norway

Tesla Model 3 Sets New Delivery Record in Norway

In March, a total of 3,593 Model 3 sedans have been registered in Norway, making the electric vehicle the best-selling battery-powered vehicle in the country.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 29, 2019 10:11 AM PT      

Lyft Valued $24.3 Billion Ahead of Tomorrow’s IPO, Becoming the First Ride-Hailing Company to Go Public

Lyft Valued $24.3 Billion Ahead of Tomorrow’s IPO, Becoming the First Ride-Hailing Company to Go Public

Lyft Inc. will become the first ride-hailing company to go public. Ahead of its Friday IPO, Lyft is reportedly pricing its stock at $72 per share, according to the New York Times. A price of $72 per share would value the ride-hailing firm at $24.3 billion.

FutureCar Staff Mar 28, 2019 6:44 PM PT     

Aptiv Releases Comprehensive Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Driving

Aptiv Releases Comprehensive Open-Source Dataset for Autonomous Driving

Global auto parts supplier Aptiv, formally known as Delphi Automotive, announced today the full release of nuScenes, an open-source autonomous vehicle (AV) dataset. The dataset will help developers improve the safety of autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzMar 28, 2019 2:53 PM PT       

China to Scale Back EV Subsidies to Push for Better Cars

China to Scale Back EV Subsidies to Push for Better Cars

In an attempt to push local automakers to come out with new, innovative technology for electric vehicles, China is planning to scale back its subsidies on electric cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 28, 2019 6:00 AM PT      

BMW Builds its Own IT Platform to Process Data From its Autonomous Vehicles

BMW Builds its Own IT Platform to Process Data From its Autonomous Vehicles

Self-driving vehicles generate terabytes of data, which needs to be analyzed during the development process, so that deep-learning algorithms can make safer driving decisions and improve over time. The challenge for automakers is how to sort and analyze all of this data so it can be used more efficiently for self-driving vehicles. To address this problem, BMW is built its own IT platform it calls D3.

Eric WalzMar 27, 2019 5:15 PM PT         

Lidar Startups Innoviz & Ouster Raise Millions to Supply Tech for Self-Driving Cars

Lidar Startups Innoviz & Ouster Raise Millions to Supply Tech for Self-Driving Cars

One of the most important pieces of hardware for self-driving vehicles is lidar and two emerging lidar startups announced this week they raised millions in new funding to supply the technology. Israeli startup Innoviz Technologies said on Tuesday it raised $132 million, bringing its total funding to $214 million, while San Francisco-based Ouster said on Monday it raised $60 million.

Eric WalzMar 26, 2019 7:07 PM PT       

EV Startup EVELOZCITY Renamed Canoo, Will Offer its Vehicles as a Subscription

EV Startup EVELOZCITY Renamed Canoo, Will Offer its Vehicles as a Subscription

Los Angeles-based electric vehicle startup EVELOZCITY has changed its name to Canoo. The new company aims to be a boutique Californian brand offering four unique electric vehicles, each available as a subscription.

Eric WalzMar 26, 2019 1:12 PM PT     

Self-driving Test Sites Use Virtual Pedestrians to Streamline Development

Self-driving Test Sites Use Virtual Pedestrians to Streamline Development

The emergence of virtual testing techniques for autonomous vehicles point to a maturing industry that is set to deliver promises of a functional, safe and exciting driverless future.

Michael ChengMar 26, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Tesla Shareholders Over Model 3 Production Problems

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Filed by Tesla Shareholders Over Model 3 Production Problems

​A federal judge in San Francisco dismissed for the second time a securities fraud lawsuit brought by Tesla shareholders alleging that the company’s CEO Elon Musk and other executives made misleading comments about the production status of its Model 3

FutureCar Staff Mar 25, 2019 4:37 PM PT    

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