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EV Startup Faraday Future Saved by $600 Million Investment from Internet & Gaming Co The9

EV Startup Faraday Future Saved by $600 Million Investment from Internet & Gaming Co The9

Financially strapped electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF) looked like it was on the brink of insolvency last week after selling off its California headquarters to generate enough funds to stay afloat. Now the struggling electric automaker has received a lifetime from Chinese Internet company and video game distributor The9 Limited (The9), an unlikely place for a EV startup.

FutureCar Staff Mar 25, 2019 1:49 PM PT       

Tesla Gigafactory 3 Construction in Shanghai is 'Ludicrously Fast'

Tesla Gigafactory 3 Construction in Shanghai is 'Ludicrously Fast'

Tesla's Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai has entered into its first construction phase and the factory is starting to take shape very quickly.

Manish KharintaMar 24, 2019 10:31 AM PT

Boston Startup Optimus Ride to Deploy Driverless Shuttles in New York

Boston Startup Optimus Ride to Deploy Driverless Shuttles in New York

The self-driving shuttles will provide rides within the Brooklyn Navy Yard – a commercial site spanning 300 acres.

Michael ChengMar 24, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Here's What You Need to Know About the Fisker Model Y Rival

Here's What You Need to Know About the Fisker Model Y Rival

In its third reboot, electric vehicle startup Fisker Inc. plans to introduce a high volume EV, with a competitive price tag but no solid-state batteries just yet.

Manish KharintaMar 23, 2019 10:34 AM PT

Daimler AG Looking to increase its Stake in BAIC Motors, its Joint Venture Partner in China

Daimler AG Looking to increase its Stake in BAIC Motors, its Joint Venture Partner in China

Now that China has relaxed the 50 percent cap on foreign ownership, Daimler AG is looking to increase its increase its 49 percent stake in Beijing Benz Automotive, its JV with state-owned BAIC Group.

FutureCar Staff Mar 22, 2019 6:56 PM PT     

General Motors Confirms $300 Million Investment in Michigan Plant for its Next EV

General Motors Confirms $300 Million Investment in Michigan Plant for its Next EV

​General Motors today announced is investing $300 million in its Orion Township, Michigan, assembly plant to produce a new electric vehicle. The announcement is part of GM’s new commitment to invest a total of $1.8 billion in its United States manufacturing operations

FutureCar Staff Mar 22, 2019 1:55 PM PT    

Waymo Preparing to Open Additional Tech Service Center in Arizona

Waymo Preparing to Open Additional Tech Service Center in Arizona

In an effort to keep up with its tremendous growth, Waymo announced that it will open a technical service center in Mesa, Arizona that will measure in at 85,000 square feet.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 22, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

NVIDIA Announces ‘DRIVE AP2X’ 9.0, its Latest Level-2 Autonomous Driving Platform

NVIDIA Announces ‘DRIVE AP2X’ 9.0, its Latest Level-2 Autonomous Driving Platform

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivered the opening keynote at this week’s annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, California to announce some of the company’s latest products and breakthroughs in fields such as autonomous driving, artificial intelligence and deep-learning. Among the highlights this year was the announcement of Nvidia’s latest autonomous driving platform called DRIVE AP2X, a complete level-2 autonomous driving platform.

Eric WalzMar 21, 2019 6:44 PM PT       

Tesla Sues Autonomous Driving Startup Zoox & Chinese EV Startup XPENG for Trade Secret Theft

Tesla Sues Autonomous Driving Startup Zoox & Chinese EV Startup XPENG for Trade Secret Theft

On Wednesday, Tesla Inc. sued former employees of both Zoox and Xiaopeng Motors, accusing them of trade secrets theft related to autonomous vehicle technology. The pair of lawsuits was filed in U.S. District Court of Northern California in San Jose.

FutureCar Staff Mar 21, 2019 12:00 PM PT      

President Donald Trump Isn’t a Fan of Autonomous Cars

President Donald Trump Isn’t a Fan of Autonomous Cars

“I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” Trump told golf club members at his Bedminster club in 2017.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 21, 2019 10:15 AM PT    

Volvo to Install Sensors & Cameras in Upcoming Models to Prevent Impaired Driving

Volvo to Install Sensors & Cameras in Upcoming Models to Prevent Impaired Driving

Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has come up with a new solution to prevent drivers from operating a vehicle while intoxicated. The automaker announced today it will introduce an in-vehicle system using cameras in the passenger compartment to monitor a driver’s behavior and detect if they are impaired.

Eric WalzMar 20, 2019 4:45 PM PT    

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

At its GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced that it’s working with German standards body TUV SUD to come out with a driver’s license for autonomous cars. The company also announced all of the details behind its new Drive AP2X 9.0 platform.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 20, 2019 2:00 PM PT       

TuSimple Develops a Long-Range Camera for Autonomous Trucks That Works at Night

TuSimple Develops a Long-Range Camera for Autonomous Trucks That Works at Night

At this week’s Nvidia’s annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose the company announced a night vision upgrade to its long-range camera-based perception system. The new feature will allow autonomous trucks to operate day and night, increasing the utilization and safety of truck fleets.

FutureCar Staff Mar 20, 2019 10:37 AM 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

While much of the auto and tech industry focuses on developing self-driving cars, demand for the hardware components that make autonomous driving possible is also increasing. Two emerging lidar startups announced this week they raised millions in new funding to supply the laser technology.

Eric WalzMar 19, 2019 7:10 PM PT

NVIDIA to Partner with Toyota Research Institute AD to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles

NVIDIA to Partner with Toyota Research Institute AD to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivered the opening keynote at Nvidia’s annual GTC conference in Silicon Valley on Monday to share some of the advanced projects his company is working on. Among yesterday's major announcements is a new partnership between Nvidia and the Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development (TRI-AD) to develop, train and validate self-driving vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Mar 19, 2019 11:23 AM PT        

Ford Develops Lighting Signals for Driverless Cars to ‘Speak’ to Pedestrians

Ford Develops Lighting Signals for Driverless Cars to ‘Speak’ to Pedestrians

During the trials, researchers manually drove the vehicles and concealed themselves as a car seat (in order to mimic driverless cars on public roads). The most effective light color that emerged from the study was turquoise.

Michael ChengMar 19, 2019 6:00 AM PT

A New Startup Aims to be a ‘Designated Driver’ for Autonomous Vehicles in Need of Assistance

A New Startup Aims to be a ‘Designated Driver’ for Autonomous Vehicles in Need of Assistance

A new startup has emerged from stealth today called Designated Driver. The company offers roadside assistance to self-driving vehicles by using a remote teleoperator that is able to control a vehicle from miles away.

Eric WalzMar 18, 2019 8:00 AM PT    

Fisker to Announce $40,000 Electric Vehicle

Fisker to Announce $40,000 Electric Vehicle

The Danish auto designer’s taste for clean features and quality exterior builds suggest its upcoming EV will incorporate sleek automotive components.

Michael ChengMar 17, 2019 6:00 AM PT

Tesla Model S Wagon Displayed in Geneva

Tesla Model S Wagon Displayed in Geneva

A custom Tesla Model S Wagon (aka Shooting Brake) draws stares at the Geneva Motor Show.

Mia BevacquaMar 16, 2019 12:55 PM PT

Ford to Expand Autonomous Program to Texas Before Launching Taxi Service

Ford to Expand Autonomous Program to Texas Before Launching Taxi Service

The American automaker already has autonomous cars testing in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Miami, but will soon spread to Austin, Texas.

Vineeth Joel PatelMar 16, 2019 10:00 AM PT     

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