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Penn State University Researchers Test 10-Minute EV Charges

Penn State University Researchers Test 10-Minute EV Charges

If researchers at Penn State University find a way to get their invention on the market, electric-vehicle owners can say goodbye to long charge times.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 08, 2019 6:00 AM PT  

Ghost Locomotion Emerges from Stealth Mode, Plans to Retrofit Cars for Self-driving

Ghost Locomotion Emerges from Stealth Mode, Plans to Retrofit Cars for Self-driving

​A new Silicon Valley startup named Ghost Locomotion has emerged from stealth mode. Ghost’s autonomous driving system is designed to retrofit a production vehicle for highway driving, a much less complicated problem for software engineers to solve.

FutureCar Staff Nov 07, 2019 3:00 PM PT    

Lyft is Encouraging People to Sell Their Vehicles for Ride-hailing Credit

Lyft is Encouraging People to Sell Their Vehicles for Ride-hailing Credit

Ride-hailing company Lyft is partnering with online used auto retailer Carvana to get people to ditch their cars. Residents of New York, Chicago or San Francisco who trade in and sell their vehicles on Carvana’s platform will receive $250 in Lyft credit along with a three months of free membership in Lyft’s monthly subscription service Pink.

Eric WalzNov 07, 2019 10:45 AM PT     

Volvo Cars to Use Blockchain to Track the Source of Cobalt for EV Batteries

Volvo Cars to Use Blockchain to Track the Source of Cobalt for EV Batteries

Automaker Volvo Cars is utilizing blockchain technology in an effort to ensure that raw materials for its EV batteries are sustainably sourced. The automaker will become the first carmaker to implement global traceability of cobalt used in its EV batteries by applying blockchain technology.

FutureCar Staff Nov 06, 2019 7:00 PM PT     

Tesla Will Unveil its new Electric ‘Cybertruck’ on Nov 21

Tesla Will Unveil its new Electric ‘Cybertruck’ on Nov 21

Tesla plans to unveil its new electric pickup truck, which Muck calls a "cybertruck," on Nov. 21 in Los Angeles near the SpaceX rocket factory, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk tweeted on Wednesday.

FutureCar Staff Nov 06, 2019 1:10 PM PT    

NVIDIA Unveils its New Jetson Zavier NX, the World’s Smallest AI Supercomputer

NVIDIA Unveils its New Jetson Zavier NX, the World’s Smallest AI Supercomputer

Nvidia revealed its brand new AI-powered processor today with enough computing power for the next generation AI-powered autonomous vehicles, delivery robots or drones. NVIDIA says the Jetson Xavier NX is the world's smallest AI supercomputer.

Eric WalzNov 06, 2019 10:30 AM PT     

Automotive Supplier DENSO Leads Series A Investment in Radar Startup Metawave

Automotive Supplier DENSO Leads Series A Investment in Radar Startup Metawave

DENSO, one of the world’s biggest automotive component suppliers, announced it led the latest Series A funding round for Metawave Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based automotive startup developing radar for autonomous driving and wireless solutions for the deployment of 5G cellular networks.

Eric WalzNov 05, 2019 3:45 PM PT      

EV Startup NIO to Partner with Intel’s Mobileye on Self-Driving Cars

EV Startup NIO to Partner with Intel’s Mobileye on Self-Driving Cars

Chinese electric car startup Nio is partnering with Intel’s autonomous driving subsidiary Mobileye to develop self-driving vehicles for the consumer market in China and eventually to other overseas markets.

Eric WalzNov 05, 2019 10:05 AM PT         

Uber Reports $1.2 Billion Loss in Q3, CEO Says the Company Will Be Profitable by 2021

Uber Reports $1.2 Billion Loss in Q3, CEO Says the Company Will Be Profitable by 2021

Ride-hailing giant Uber Technologies Inc. reported a net loss of over $1 billion in the third quarter. While its not as bad as last quarter’s loss of $5.2 billion​, the company is still a long way from reaching profitability.

FutureCar Staff Nov 04, 2019 3:45 PM PT     

Electric Vehicle Maker Workhorse to Unveil its Next-Gen Electric Delivery Van

Electric Vehicle Maker Workhorse to Unveil its Next-Gen Electric Delivery Van

Electric vehicle manufacturer Workhorse Group Inc. is hosting a private event this week for a group of current and prospective customers to unveil the latest test version of its next generation electric delivery vehicle.

Eric WalzNov 04, 2019 1:15 PM PT     

Hyundai Envision Eco-Friendly Semi-Trucks With HDC-6 Neptune Concept

Hyundai Envision Eco-Friendly Semi-Trucks With HDC-6 Neptune Concept

Hyundai has envisioned a hydrogen-powered semi-truck that could be on the road as soon as 2023.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 04, 2019 10:00 AM PT  

Fisker’s Production-ready Ocean e-SUV to Debut in January

Fisker’s Production-ready Ocean e-SUV to Debut in January

EV startup Fisker Inc. officially reveals details of the upcoming all-electric Ocean SUV.

Manish KharintaNov 03, 2019 3:00 PM PT

Waymo’s Detroit Plant Helping With Autonomous Car Production

Waymo’s Detroit Plant Helping With Autonomous Car Production

Detroit may be home to the three largest American automakers, but Waymo has plans to make the city a hub for the production of autonomous cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 03, 2019 6:00 AM PT   

How Will Ford's New 'Mach E' Mustang-inspired e-SUV Fair Against the Tesla Model Y?

How Will Ford's New 'Mach E' Mustang-inspired e-SUV Fair Against the Tesla Model Y?

Ford has divulged some new information about its upcoming Mustang-inspired e-SUV, which will compete with the upcoming Tesla Model Y.

Manish KharintaNov 02, 2019 12:05 PM PT

MIT Teaching Autonomous Cars to See Around Corners

MIT Teaching Autonomous Cars to See Around Corners

Being able to see around corners is something multiple companies and researchers have been trying to do for years. MIT has developed a new system that senses shadows to mimic being able to see around corners.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 02, 2019 6:00 AM PT  

Toyota Plans to Offer Level 4 Autonomous Rides Next Summer

Toyota Plans to Offer Level 4 Autonomous Rides Next Summer

The tests will be timed perfectly with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Vineeth Joel PatelNov 01, 2019 2:45 PM PT    

Tesla Installs its 2,000th Supercharger in China as Shanghai Gigafactory Nears Completion

Tesla Installs its 2,000th Supercharger in China as Shanghai Gigafactory Nears Completion

In preparation for an expected boom in electric car sales in mainland China, Tesla is busy installing EV charging infrastructure to meet demand. This week, Tesla installed its 2,000 Supercharger in China near Shanghai.

Eric WalzNov 01, 2019 11:00 AM PT     

GM Recalls 680,000 SUVs & Pickups Due to Faulty Brake Sensor

GM Recalls 680,000 SUVs & Pickups Due to Faulty Brake Sensor

General Motors has issued its second largest recall this year, affecting 680,000 SUVs and pickup trucks in the U.S. The recall was issued due to a faulty brake sensor which can lead to unintentional braking, the automaker said on Thursday.

FutureCar Staff Oct 31, 2019 3:30 PM PT   

Goodyear is Testing its New ‘Intelligent Tires’ with Mobility Startup Priva

Goodyear is Testing its New ‘Intelligent Tires’ with Mobility Startup Priva

Michigan-based mobility startup Priva Mobility, which provides mobile offices for workers on the go, is testing a new type of “intelligent tire” on its fleet of vehicles in a partnership with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

Eric WalzOct 31, 2019 12:00 PM PT     

Fiat Chrysler & PSA Group Reach Deal to Become the World’s 4th Biggest Automaker

Fiat Chrysler & PSA Group Reach Deal to Become the World’s 4th Biggest Automaker

Peugeot owner PSA Group and Fiat Chrysler confirmed they are in talks to merge, creating the world’s fourth-largest automaker, with a value of $50 billion. The PSA board and the Fiat Chrysler board meet on Wednesday, a person familiar with the deal said.

FutureCar Staff Oct 30, 2019 3:40 PM PT     

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