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General Motors Updates its Mobile App to Make EV Charging Easier for Customers

General Motors Updates its Mobile App to Make EV Charging Easier for Customers

General Motors has made enhancements to its “Energy Assist” feature in the “myChevrolet” mobile app so electric vehicle drivers can find the nearest EV charging station.

FutureCar Staff Feb 20, 2020 4:45 PM PT    

Hyundai & Kia Develop an AI-Powered Transmission Control System That Shifts Based on Road & Traffic Conditions

Hyundai & Kia Develop an AI-Powered Transmission Control System That Shifts Based on Road & Traffic Conditions

Hyundai Motor Company and its division Kia have developed a new type of transmission control system that shifts gears based on the current road and traffic conditions. Hyundai says its the world’s first AI-powered predictive vehicle shift system.

Eric WalzFeb 20, 2020 11:00 AM PT

Researchers Trick Tesla Vehicles into Driving 50 MPH Over the Speed Limit with a Traffic Sign Altered with Black Tape

Researchers Trick Tesla Vehicles into Driving 50 MPH Over the Speed Limit with a Traffic Sign Altered with Black Tape

Security firm McAfee discovered some serious flaws in Telsa’s forward facing cameras, which are used for the automaker’s Autopilot system as well as for its advanced cruise control, particularly in how machine learning software detects common speed limit signs.

FutureCar Staff Feb 19, 2020 3:40 PM PT       

Myle Technologies Launches its Ride-Hailing Service New York City to Compete with Uber & Lyft

Myle Technologies Launches its Ride-Hailing Service New York City to Compete with Uber & Lyft

A new on-demand transportation company called Myle Technologies is moving into Uber’s space and launching a ride-hailing service today in the five boroughs of New York, enabling customers to get picked up by the nearest taxi.

Eric WalzFeb 19, 2020 11:00 AM PT     

StradVision is Pitching its Advanced Vision Perception Technology to German Automakers at ‘Startup Autobahn’

StradVision is Pitching its Advanced Vision Perception Technology to German Automakers at ‘Startup Autobahn’

Perception Software company StradVision announced it was among the group of companies invited to present its technology to automotive industry leaders at Startup Autobahn Selection Day. The event takes place on February 25 in Stuttgart, Germany.

FutureCar Staff Feb 18, 2020 4:00 PM PT     

Tesla is Planning to Use Cobalt-Free Batteries for its Electric Vehicles Built in China

Tesla is Planning to Use Cobalt-Free Batteries for its Electric Vehicles Built in China

Tesla is in talks with Chinese battery maker CATL to use lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) batteries that contain no cobalt for vehicles built at the automaker’s Shanghai gigafactory. It would be the first time Tesla built a vehicle using LFP batteries instead of the typical lithium-ion type.

Eric WalzFeb 18, 2020 9:00 AM PT      

Volvo Trucks' All-Electric VNR Truck Pilot Program is Showcased in California

Volvo Trucks' All-Electric VNR Truck Pilot Program is Showcased in California

Volvo Trucks recently demonstrated its new all-electric VNR Electric truck models in Los Angeles, California as part of a project to demonstrate applications of zero-emission, battery-only freight transportation in urban areas with heavy traffic.

Manish KharintaFeb 17, 2020 3:30 PM PT

Gordon Murray Reimagines Transportation as Electric Autonomous Pod

Gordon Murray Reimagines Transportation as Electric Autonomous Pod

Famed automotive designer Gordon Murray, who was once known for designing high-performance vehicles and racecars, has revealed his latest take on mobility, which is an all-electric autonomous pod.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 17, 2020 8:00 AM PT   

Hyundai Gives Sonata Hybrid New Solar Roof Option for Extra Range

Hyundai Gives Sonata Hybrid New Solar Roof Option for Extra Range

Hyundai has redesigned the Sonata Hybrid, which now earns an EPA figure of up to 54 mpg on the highway.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 16, 2020 4:00 PM PT   

Apple Engineer Involved in Fatal Accident in 2018 Complained About Tesla’s Autopilot

Apple Engineer Involved in Fatal Accident in 2018 Complained About Tesla’s Autopilot

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Boards released documents regarding the 2018 fatal incident involving a Tesla Model X that stated the Apple engineer who died in the accident complained about a possible malfunction with the SUV’s Autopilot system.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 16, 2020 7:00 AM PT   

Industry Analysis: It’s Now or Never for U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford to Catch Up to Tesla

Industry Analysis: It’s Now or Never for U.S. Automakers General Motors & Ford to Catch Up to Tesla

As the shares of electric automaker Tesla soared since the beginning of the year, the company’s market capitalization surpassed both General Motors and Ford combined, which is an amazing accomplishment for the 17-year-old automaker. However, even before Tesla’s recent stock surge, it was still worth more than both GM and Ford individually, two legacy automaker’s with a 100-year head start on Tesla, leaving them struggling to catch up.

Eric WalzFeb 15, 2020 7:00 AM PT        

Congress Debating on How to Properly Regulate Autonomous Technology

Congress Debating on How to Properly Regulate Autonomous Technology

Safety and liability continue to be the major points of contention in a recent House hearing that was tasked with assessing rules surrounding autonomous vehicles and the public rollout of the technology.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 14, 2020 8:30 AM PT  

BMW i Ventures Invests in AutoFi, a San Francisco-based Vehicle Financing Startup

BMW i Ventures Invests in AutoFi, a San Francisco-based Vehicle Financing Startup

BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of the German automaker that invests in startups in the fields of autonomous driving, digital car services and AI, announced today an investment in AutoFi, a San Francisco technology company that is looking to disrupt the way cars are bought and sold.

Eric WalzFeb 13, 2020 3:15 PM PT  

Electric Automaker Tesla to Raise $2 Billion by Issuing New Shares

Electric Automaker Tesla to Raise $2 Billion by Issuing New Shares

​Electric automaker Tesla continues its rapid rise, becoming the most valuable U.S. automaker by a wide margin, after its stock price more than doubled since the start of the new year. Now the California company plans to raise another $2 billion by issuing new shares of stock.

FutureCar Staff Feb 13, 2020 10:30 AM PT     

California's State Assembly is Pushing a Bill to Speed Up the Construction of New EV Charging Sites

California's State Assembly is Pushing a Bill to Speed Up the Construction of New EV Charging Sites

California assembly members Kevin McCarty and David Chiu introduced legislation on Tuesday designed to speed up the approval process of companies seeking to build new EV charging stations in the state. California has the highest number of EV drivers in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff Feb 12, 2020 4:30 PM PT

President Trump Sign Executive Order to Study Threats to the U.S. Global Positioning System

President Trump Sign Executive Order to Study Threats to the U.S. Global Positioning System

President Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday directing U.S. agencies to test the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure systems in the event of a disruption or manipulation of the Global Positioning System.

Eric WalzFeb 12, 2020 11:30 AM PT    

Volvo Cars & China’s Geely in Talks to Merge, Creating a Single Global Auto Group

Volvo Cars & China’s Geely in Talks to Merge, Creating a Single Global Auto Group

Volvo Car AB and Chinese automaker Geely Automobile Holdings Limited said they are considering combining their businesses to create a single global group, which would boost each company's financial position and facilitate technology sharing between the two companies.

Eric WalzFeb 11, 2020 1:30 PM PT    

Nikola Motor Co Unveils its ‘Badger’ Hydrogen-Electric Fuel Cell Pickup With Up to 600 Miles of Range

Nikola Motor Co Unveils its ‘Badger’ Hydrogen-Electric Fuel Cell Pickup With Up to 600 Miles of Range

Nikola Motor Company unveiled today its electric and fuel cell pickup truck named the the Badger. It’s not just another fully-electric truck, it’s the world’s first pickup truck that combines a hydrogen fuel cell stack with battery-power.

Eric WalzFeb 11, 2020 7:00 AM PT      

New U.S. Car Brand Vantas Plans to Build & Sell its China-designed Vehicles in North America

New U.S. Car Brand Vantas Plans to Build & Sell its China-designed Vehicles in North America

Southern California company HAAH Automotive Holdings has announced plans to sell its vehicles in the U.S. under a new brand called Vantas. The company’s vehicles will be built on a platform designed by Chinese carmaker Chery Automobile Co Ltd, but HAAH said on Monday it will assemble them in a new U.S. factory using American workers.

FutureCar Staff Feb 10, 2020 5:20 PM PT     

Wisk, New Zealand Government Partner for Autonomous Air Taxi Trials

Wisk, New Zealand Government Partner for Autonomous Air Taxi Trials

Wisk and New Zealand’s government have established a Memorandum of Understanding to introduce a passenger transport trial with an autonomous air taxi called Cora.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 10, 2020 10:00 AM PT   

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