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Deloitte Claims e-bikes to Dominate Electric Sales Next Decade

Deloitte Claims e-bikes to Dominate Electric Sales Next Decade

Forget about electric cars, e-bikes are expected to rack in 130 million sales between 2020 and 2023.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 21, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

NVIDIA is Offering its Trained Deep Neural Networks to the Industry to Accelerate the Development of Autonomous Vehicles

NVIDIA is Offering its Trained Deep Neural Networks to the Industry to Accelerate the Development of Autonomous Vehicles

Nvidia announced this week at the company’s GTC technology conference in China that it will provide the transportation industry with access to its NVIDIA DRIVE trained deep neural networks (DNNs) for autonomous vehicle development.

Eric WalzDec 20, 2019 10:30 AM PT     

Luxury Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Opens Up Reservations for its Air Sedan

Luxury Electric Automaker Lucid Motors Opens Up Reservations for its Air Sedan

Lucid Motors announced today that customers can now reserve a Lucid Air sedan with a $1,000 deposit. The fully-electric Air sedan is the first model from Lucid and is scheduled to enter production in late 2020. The Air will offer around 400 miles range and can hit 0-60 mph in under 2.5 seconds, producing over 1,000 horsepower from its electric powertrain.

FutureCar Staff Dec 19, 2019 2:45 PM PT    

NVIDIA Announces DRIVE AXG Orin, One of the Most Advanced Platforms for Autonomous Vehicles

NVIDIA Announces DRIVE AXG Orin, One of the Most Advanced Platforms for Autonomous Vehicles

At Nvidia’s GTC Technology Conference in China this week, the chipmaker unveiled its latest NVIDIA DRIVE platform the AGX Orin. Orin is an advanced processor for autonomous vehicles or robots. The Orin SoC integrates NVIDIA’s next-generation GPU architecture and Arm Hercules CPU cores, combined with new deep-learning and computer vision accelerators that can deliver 200 trillion operations per second.

Eric WalzDec 19, 2019 10:55 AM PT     

California Approves the Testing of Commercial Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads

California Approves the Testing of Commercial Autonomous Vehicles on Public Roads

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is issuing a new permit that allows self-driving commercial vehicles, including smaller trucks, to test on public roads for the first time.

Eric WalzDec 18, 2019 3:45 PM PT    

IBM Develops a Lithium-Ion Battery Using Minerals in Seawater to Replace Cobalt

IBM Develops a Lithium-Ion Battery Using Minerals in Seawater to Replace Cobalt

Computer maker International Business Machines Corp (IBM) announced that it has developed a new electric vehicle battery technology that uses minerals contained in seawater to replace cobalt, an essential mineral used in lithium-ion batteries.

FutureCar Staff Dec 18, 2019 11:00 AM PT      

 China’s Didi Chuxing Teams Up with NVIDIA for Autonomous Driving and Cloud Computing

China’s Didi Chuxing Teams Up with NVIDIA for Autonomous Driving and Cloud Computing

Chinese transportation giant Didi Chuxing, which is considered the “Uber of China”, is partnering with Nvidia on self-driving technology as well as cloud computing. At Nvidia’s GTC technology conference today in China, DiDi announced it will leverage NVIDIA GPUs and AI technology to develop autonomous driving and cloud computing solutions.

Eric WalzDec 17, 2019 8:00 PM PT       

Toyota to Focus on Developing Self-Driving Tech for Commercial Applications Before Personal Vehicles

Toyota to Focus on Developing Self-Driving Tech for Commercial Applications Before Personal Vehicles

Toyota says it plans to first deploy advanced self-driving features in commercial vehicles before adding them to cars built for personal use, a senior official at the Japanese auto major said on Tuesday.

FutureCar Staff Dec 17, 2019 4:10 PM PT

Ford to Invest $1.45 Billion in Two Michigan Plants to Support Production of the New Bronco and Hybrid & Electric F-150 Pickups

Ford to Invest $1.45 Billion in Two Michigan Plants to Support Production of the New Bronco and Hybrid & Electric F-150 Pickups

Detroit automaker Ford Motor Co is making a significant investment in two Detroit plants to build the new Ford Bronco SUV and to ready production for the first plug-in hybrid and electric F-150 pickups. The investment will add 3,000 new jobs and supports the company’s expansion into electric and autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzDec 17, 2019 2:00 PM PT      

The Mercedes Benz EQA Electric Crossover Teased for the First Time Ahead of its 2020 Unveil

The Mercedes Benz EQA Electric Crossover Teased for the First Time Ahead of its 2020 Unveil

Mercedes-Benz has released a teaser image of the upcoming all-electric EQA crossover during the online debut of the second generation GLA.

Manish KharintaDec 17, 2019 10:10 AM PT

Despite Push from U.S. Automakers, Bill to Extend EV Tax Credit is Not Expected to Be Included in Year-End Budget Deal

Despite Push from U.S. Automakers, Bill to Extend EV Tax Credit is Not Expected to Be Included in Year-End Budget Deal

It looks as though time is running out on a bill to extend the federal electric vehicle tax credit. Automakers, including General Motors and Tesla, as well as congressional aides, said they do not expect the U.S. Congress will extend a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles in a year-end spending bill expected to be released later today.

FutureCar Staff Dec 16, 2019 2:45 PM PT    

Chinese Automaker BAIC is Planning to Raise its Stake in Daimler to Become its Biggest Shareholder

Chinese Automaker BAIC is Planning to Raise its Stake in Daimler to Become its Biggest Shareholder

Mercedes Benz parent Daimler’s Chinese joint venture partner Beijing Automobile Group Co Ltd (BAIC) is looking to increase stake in the Stuttgart-based automaker in a bid to become a bigger shareholder than its rival Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely). According to a report from Reuters, BAIC plans to double its stake in Daimler to around 10% and also secure a board seat with the German luxury automaker.

Eric WalzDec 16, 2019 10:50 AM PT     

Tesla’s Premium Connectivity Features to Cost $10 a Month

Tesla’s Premium Connectivity Features to Cost $10 a Month

Tesla’s tiers of features, Standard Connectivity and Premium Connectivity, will go into effect at the end of the year and require consumers wanting premium features to fork over $10 a month.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 16, 2019 9:00 AM PT    

BMW Upcoming iX2 Electric Crossover Spied for the First Time

BMW Upcoming iX2 Electric Crossover Spied for the First Time

a prototype of BMW's upcoming iX2 Electric Crossover was spied for the first time in Sweden.

Manish KharintaDec 15, 2019 1:30 PM PT  

Ford Purchases Property in Austin for Autonomous Car Command Center

Ford Purchases Property in Austin for Autonomous Car Command Center

A piece of property near Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will become a command center for Ford’s autonomous vehicles in Texas.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 15, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Self-Driving Semi-Truck With Plus.ai Technology Completes First Coast-To-Coast Trip

Self-Driving Semi-Truck With Plus.ai Technology Completes First Coast-To-Coast Trip

Over three days, a Level 4 autonomous semi-truck with technology from Plus.ai completed a coast-to-coast delivery from Tulare, California to Quakertown, Pennsylvania. The trip included a full delivery of Land O’ Lakes butter.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 14, 2019 6:00 AM PT  

Tesla Introducing Dedicated Service Centers for the Original Roadster

Tesla Introducing Dedicated Service Centers for the Original Roadster

Tesla knows that owners of the original Roadster have been missing out on decent service, which is why the electric automaker is introducing a “dedicated channel” for owners of the EV.

Vineeth Joel PatelDec 13, 2019 4:05 PM PT    

BMW Shares Some of its AI Algorithms Used in Vehicle Production on GitHub

BMW Shares Some of its AI Algorithms Used in Vehicle Production on GitHub

German automaker BMW operates some of the world’s most advanced vehicle production and logistics facilities and the company announced its sharing some of its AI-powered algorithms with the developer community.

Eric WalzDec 13, 2019 11:15 AM PT      

GM’s Luxury Brand Cadillac May Become Fully-Electric by 2030, Exec Says

GM’s Luxury Brand Cadillac May Become Fully-Electric by 2030, Exec Says

U.S. automaker General Motors may transform its luxury Cadillac brand to producing only electric models within the next decade. Steve Carlisle, the head of General Motors Co’s Cadillac luxury division, said on Thursday that a majority and possibly all of the brand’s models would be electric vehicles by 2030.

FutureCar Staff Dec 12, 2019 4:10 PM PT      

California Automaker Fisker Inc. to Debut the Fully-Electric Ocean SUV at CES, Electrify America Announced as EV Charging Partner

California Automaker Fisker Inc. to Debut the Fully-Electric Ocean SUV at CES, Electrify America Announced as EV Charging Partner

Another electric vehicle startup headed to CES to unveil a new luxury SUV. Fisker Inc., a Southern California EV company, is announcing that the all-electric Fisker Ocean SUV will make its global public debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 in Las Vegas next month. Fisker also announced today a partnership with Electrify America, a Virginia-based subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group that owns and manages a nationwide network of EV charging stations.

Eric WalzDec 12, 2019 11:30 AM PT

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