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University of Michigan Finds Ways to Maximize Lithium-Ion Battery Life

University of Michigan Finds Ways to Maximize Lithium-Ion Battery Life

Looking to get the most out of your electric vehicle’s battery pack? Researchers at the University of Michigan conducted a study that ended up with a list of best practices to preserve a lithium-ion battery as long as possible.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 01, 2020 6:00 AM PT   

Tesla’s New Mega Battery Pack Could Boost Range to 400 Miles

Tesla’s New Mega Battery Pack Could Boost Range to 400 Miles

Tesla already leads the entire industry when it comes to electric-vehicle range, but the electric automaker’s currently working on a 110-kWh battery pack that would bring even more range to its vehicles. 

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 29, 2020 6:00 AM PT    

Coronavirus Fears Lead to the Cancellation of the Geneva Auto Show, Leaving Automakers Scrambling for Alternative Ways to Show Off Their New Models

Coronavirus Fears Lead to the Cancellation of the Geneva Auto Show, Leaving Automakers Scrambling for Alternative Ways to Show Off Their New Models

The outbreak of the Coronavirus prompted the cancellation of this year’s Geneva auto show, as countries around the world work to contain the virus. On Friday, Switzerland banned large events expected to draw more than 1,000 people in an effort to control the virus.

FutureCar Staff Feb 28, 2020 4:45 PM PT     

Porsche Invests in Audio Processing Company DSP Concepts to Create Signature Sounds for its Vehicles

Porsche Invests in Audio Processing Company DSP Concepts to Create Signature Sounds for its Vehicles

Porsche has purchased a stake in Silicon Valley-based audio processing company DSP Concepts, Inc. The company specializes in developing software for audio signal processing and audio algorithms that lets automakers digitally enhance the sound of their vehicles.

Eric WalzFeb 28, 2020 1:00 PM PT       

Lexus is Working on a Driver Assist System to Rival Cadillac’s Super Cruise

Lexus is Working on a Driver Assist System to Rival Cadillac’s Super Cruise

Tired of falling behind the competition that already has advanced driver-assist systems on luxury vehicles, Lexus President Koji Sato laid out what’s coming in the automaker’s future.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 28, 2020 10:15 AM PT   

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Granted Permit to Pick Up Passengers in its Robotaxis in California

GM’s Self-Driving Arm Cruise Granted Permit to Pick Up Passengers in its Robotaxis in California

Cruise LLC, the self-driving arm of General Motors, was granted a permit from the California Public Utilities Commission to carry passengers in its self-driving vehicles in the state. Cruise joins six other companies with a permit in California to carry passengers in self-driving vehicles, including Waymo, the company that spun out of Google’s self-driving car project.

FutureCar Staff Feb 27, 2020 4:05 PM PT      

Einride is Hiring the First ‘Remote Autonomous Truck Operator’ in the Industry

Einride is Hiring the First ‘Remote Autonomous Truck Operator’ in the Industry

While advances in technology and automation are replacing jobs once performed by humans, progress also creates new opportunities, offering people a chance to learn and apply new skills to take on high-tech roles. Swedish autonomous transport startup Einride believes that autonomous driving technology will create entirely new job categories and the company announced today that it hired the first “remote autonomous truck operator” in the freight mobility space.

Eric WalzFeb 27, 2020 10:15 AM PT    

Autonomous Driving Startup Pony.ai Receives $400 Million Investment from Toyota

Autonomous Driving Startup Pony.ai Receives $400 Million Investment from Toyota

Autonomous driving startup Pony.ai announced today it received a $400 million investment from Toyota. The investment will help to strengthen and expand its collaboration with Toyota on self-driving cars.

FutureCar Staff Feb 26, 2020 3:45 PM PT     

Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors Gets its First Order From Utility Company FirstEnergy

Electric Truck Startup Lordstown Motors Gets its First Order From Utility Company FirstEnergy

Electric truck startup Lordstown Motors already has a customer its first vehicle—a fully-electric pickup. Electric utility company FirstEnergy has agreed to buy 250 Endurance pickup trucks from the company.

Eric WalzFeb 26, 2020 11:15 AM PT     

The NHTSA Orders Self-Driving Shuttle Operator EasyMile to Cease Operations in 10 U.S. States Over Safety Concerns

The NHTSA Orders Self-Driving Shuttle Operator EasyMile to Cease Operations in 10 U.S. States Over Safety Concerns

Self-driving startup EasyMile was ordered to suspend its autonomous shuttle operations in the U.S. today after a passenger was injured last summer after one of the company’s vehicles made a sudden stop. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ordered French-based EasyMile to suspend its operations while the agency investigates the incident.

FutureCar Staff Feb 25, 2020 3:45 PM PT     

Self-Driving Startup Pony.ai Launches Autonomous Robotaxi Pilot with the City of Fremont, California

Self-Driving Startup Pony.ai Launches Autonomous Robotaxi Pilot with the City of Fremont, California

Fremont, California has become one of the first Silicon Valley region cities to launch an autonomous robotaxi pilot. Fremont and self-driving technology developer Pony.ai today launched a pilot offering a group of city employees rides in one of Pony.ai’s shared autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzFeb 25, 2020 1:00 PM PT      

Cerence Inc Partners with HERE Technologies to Bring AI-Powered Voice Access to Maps & Navigation

Cerence Inc Partners with HERE Technologies to Bring AI-Powered Voice Access to Maps & Navigation

A new partnership between Massachusetts-based Cerence Inc and high-definition mapping company HERE Technologies will give drivers a more seamless connection to their vehicles using speech recognition, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Eric WalzFeb 24, 2020 4:30 PM PT      

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Announces LG Chem as its Battery Supplier

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Announces LG Chem as its Battery Supplier

California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors, which is aiming to rival Tesla with its ultra-luxury electric Air sedan, announced today that its batteries will be supplied by South Korean battery maker LG Chem. The deal with LG Chem ensures that Lucid will have the battery cells it needs for volume production of the Lucid Air sedan, the company’s first vehicle.

FutureCar Staff Feb 24, 2020 11:15 AM PT     

Kia and Rimac Partner for Halo Performance EV

Kia and Rimac Partner for Halo Performance EV

Kia and Rimac may be from two separate parts of the market, but the two automakers will work together to bring a high-performance electric vehicle to market in 2021.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 24, 2020 6:00 AM PT    

Cadillac Will Reveal its First Ever Electric Vehicle in April

Cadillac Will Reveal its First Ever Electric Vehicle in April

General Motors revealed that the first-ever Cadillac electric vehicle will make its global debut in weeks following the automaker's EV day event on March 4.

Manish KharintaFeb 23, 2020 2:30 PM PT

Jaguar Land Rover Unveils Autonomous and Electric ‘Project Vector’ Shuttle Concept

Jaguar Land Rover Unveils Autonomous and Electric ‘Project Vector’ Shuttle Concept

Jaguar Land Rover introduced a new concept that hits all of the major themes for the future of automobiles: autonomous and electric in shuttle form.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 23, 2020 9:00 AM PT   

German Researchers Manufacture Intelligent Ears for Cars

German Researchers Manufacture Intelligent Ears for Cars

While some automakers and companies are looking into helping cars see the road, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Germany have introduced an artificially intelligent set of ears for cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 22, 2020 6:00 AM PT  

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Buys U.S. Digital Advertising Startup Halo Cars

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Buys U.S. Digital Advertising Startup Halo Cars

Ride-hailing company Lyft has bought U.S.-based startup Halo Cars, which allows drivers to make money through digital advertisements displayed on top of their vehicles. Lyft confirmed the deal but did not comment on the financing of the deal.

FutureCar Staff Feb 21, 2020 7:00 PM PT     

Tesla Model S Gets 17-Mile Bump in Range, Solidifies Spot as Longest-Range EV

Tesla Model S Gets 17-Mile Bump in Range, Solidifies Spot as Longest-Range EV

Elon Musk recently promised that Tesla would sell an electric vehicle with a range of 400 miles and the automaker got closer than ever with the new Tesla Model S Long Range Plus.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 21, 2020 4:00 PM PT   

China’s Auto Sales Plummet 92% This Month as Coronavirus Fears Put the Brakes on New Car Sales

China’s Auto Sales Plummet 92% This Month as Coronavirus Fears Put the Brakes on New Car Sales

The Coronavirus has stalled auto production in China and caused new vehicle sales to plummet this month. The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said that retail sales of passenger cars in China plummeted 92% on an annual basis in the first 16 days of February.

Eric WalzFeb 21, 2020 11:05 AM PT       

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