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Hyundai & Aptiv Form $4B Autonomous Driving Joint Venture

Hyundai & Aptiv Form $4B Autonomous Driving Joint Venture

​Hyundai Motor Group and automotive technology company Aptiv announced today that they will form an autonomous driving joint venture. The new joint venture is the latest partnership between an automaker and a tech company, as automakers race to develop self-driving vehicles and other mobility services.

Eric WalzSep 23, 2019 11:30 AM PT    

Volkswagen ID.4 Might Be $24,000 Less Than the Tesla Model Y

Volkswagen ID.4 Might Be $24,000 Less Than the Tesla Model Y

VW says it will offer the ID.4 and other electric models at affordable prices compared to Tesla.

Manish KharintaSep 23, 2019 9:00 AM PT    

US Department of Transportation Issues Grants for 3 States for AV Research

US Department of Transportation Issues Grants for 3 States for AV Research

Ohio, Michigan, and Virginia have received grant funding to advance research and testing of technology surrounding autonomous vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 23, 2019 5:00 AM PT     

Mercedes-Benz Becomes Latest Automaker to Join Electric Scooter Frenzy

Mercedes-Benz Becomes Latest Automaker to Join Electric Scooter Frenzy

The German automaker partnered with scooter specialist micro to usher Mercedes into the new era of transportation.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 22, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

Uber Spreads its Autonomous Program to Dallas

Uber Spreads its Autonomous Program to Dallas

The Texas city joins Pittsburgh, Toronto, and San Francisco as locations where the ride-hailing company is testing its autonomous cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 21, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

ID.4 to be Volkswagen’s New U.S.-bound EV Crossover

ID.4 to be Volkswagen’s New U.S.-bound EV Crossover

Volkswagen is already working on introducing a new EV crossover aimed at the American market

Manish KharintaSep 20, 2019 7:00 AM PT     

NACTO Introduces New City-Planning Guide for AVs, Takes a More Skeptical Approach

NACTO Introduces New City-Planning Guide for AVs, Takes a More Skeptical Approach

The National Association of City Transportation officials revealed a new city-planning guide for urban areas that are preparing for autonomous cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 16, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

Elon Musk Confirms that the Tesla Roadster Will Take on the Famed Nürburgring

The historic racetrack in Germany will soon host a speed run for one of the most anticipated electric performance sports cars of all time, the Tesla Roadster.

Manish KharintaSep 15, 2019 1:30 PM PT     

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

Tesla May Be Popular in the U.S., But Nissan’s Leaf Is Still the Global EV King

The Tesla Model 3 has only been on the market since 2017, but the electric vehicle has already captured a staggering 67 percent of the market in the U.S. Unfortunately, it’s not enough to take control globally.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 15, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

Audi’s AI:Trail Quattro Concept Is the Autonomous, EV That Looks out of This World

Audi’s AI:Trail Quattro Concept Is the Autonomous, EV That Looks out of This World

The automaker’s latest concept looks like it’s out of a science-fiction movie, which has us wondering what exactly will make it to commercial vehicles from this concept.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 14, 2019 11:45 AM PT    

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Is a Take on Modern Luxury

Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS Concept Is a Take on Modern Luxury

The new EQS Concept that was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show joins the “EQ” family of electric cars and showcases the possibility of a modular electric platform.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 14, 2019 6:00 AM PT      

Toyota is Using Tesla-style Panasonic Batteries for its China Hybrid Models

Toyota is Using Tesla-style Panasonic Batteries for its China Hybrid Models

Toyota Motor Corp has started using the same type of battery that Panasonic Corp designed for Tesla Inc in some of its plug-in hybrids sold in China, sources familiar with the matter said.

FutureCar Staff Sep 13, 2019 6:30 PM PT    

Uber Sells $1.2 Billion in Junk Bonds to Help Fund its Acquisition of Dubai-based Careem

Uber Sells $1.2 Billion in Junk Bonds to Help Fund its Acquisition of Dubai-based Careem

Uber sold a larger-than-expected $1.2 billion of bonds rated in the lowest tier of junk this week. The proceeds of the bonds will be used to help fund its $3.1 billion purchase of Dubai-based ride-hailing company Careem, Uber’s biggest competitor in the Middle East region.

FutureCar Staff Sep 13, 2019 3:30 PM PT   

Silicon Valley-based Voyage Raises $31 Million in Latest Funding Round

Silicon Valley-based Voyage Raises $31 Million in Latest Funding Round

Autonomous driving startup Voyage has announced a $31 million Series B funding round. The latest funding round was led by Franklin Templeton, with significant participation from Khosla Ventures, Jaguar Land-Rover’s InMotion Ventures, and Chevron Technology Ventures. The new funding bring to total amount raised by Voyage to $52 million.

Eric WalzSep 13, 2019 10:00 AM PT     

Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business

Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business

Ford announced today it is selling off its Canvas vehicle subscription service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford is selling Canvas to vehicle subscription app Fair. As part of the deal, California-based Fair will acquire all of the assets of Canvas.

FutureCar Staff Sep 12, 2019 3:45 PM PT     

Waymo CEO Says it Might Deploy its Self-Driving Technology in the Trucking Industry

Waymo CEO Says it Might Deploy its Self-Driving Technology in the Trucking Industry

Speaking at Frankfurt motor show on Thursday, Waymo CEO John Krafcik said the company is exploring ways to deploy its self-driving technology in the trucking industry. Waymo is working with industry partners to seize both a commercial opportunity while addressing the shortage of truck drivers.

Eric WalzSep 12, 2019 11:00 AM PT    

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

Ford Motor Co Develops a Unique Way to Keep Self-Driving Vehicle Sensors Bug-Free

In a recent blog post, Ford’s Autonomous Vehicle Systems Core Supervisor, Venky Krishnan shared some details of how the company working to keep insects away from it autonomous vehicle sensors.

Eric WalzSep 11, 2019 7:03 PM PT    

General Motors Recalls 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America for Brake Problem

General Motors Recalls 3.46 Million Vehicles in North America for Brake Problem

General Motors announced on Wednesday it was recalling 3.46 million U.S. pickup trucks and SUVs to address a vacuum pump issue that could make braking more difficult and that has been linked to 113 accidents and 13 injuries.

Eric WalzSep 11, 2019 11:45 AM PT    

European Automakers Tell Governments They Must Help Sell EVs

European Automakers Tell Governments They Must Help Sell EVs

Europe’s automakers are telling governments they must help build electric car charging points and provide consumer subsidies to boost sales of battery-powered vehicles and assist the industry in meeting stringent new emissions rules.

FutureCar Staff Sep 11, 2019 11:17 AM PT   

Volkswagen Unveils its ID.3, the Electric Car That Will Take On Tesla

Volkswagen Unveils its ID.3, the Electric Car That Will Take On Tesla

On the evening before the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt yesterday, guests got the first detailed look at the new electric ID.3 hatchback, which represents a new era for the VW brand. The ID 3 is the first of many electric models VW plans to introduce and represents the automaker’s multi-billion dollar push to electrify its lineup.

FutureCar Staff Sep 10, 2019 7:00 PM PT     

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