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Electric Truckmaker Rivian Receives $350 Million Investment From Cox Automotive

Electric Truckmaker Rivian Receives $350 Million Investment From Cox Automotive

Electric truckmaker Rivian​ continues to secure major investments this year. The company announced on Tuesday that automotive services company Cox Automotive will make an equity investment of $350 million.

Eric WalzSep 10, 2019 12:30 PM PT       

Porsche is Reportedly Working on an Electric 718 Cayman to Expand the Company’s EV Lineup

Porsche is Reportedly Working on an Electric 718 Cayman to Expand the Company’s EV Lineup

While the electric Porsche Taycan is getting the most attention right now, the German automaker might already be working on an all-electric version of the 718 Cayman.

Manish KharintaSep 10, 2019 10:35 AM PT

Daimler & Torc Robotics Begin Testing Autonomous Trucks on Public Roads in the U.S.

Daimler & Torc Robotics Begin Testing Autonomous Trucks on Public Roads in the U.S.

Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics announced they are testing automated trucks with Level 4 autonomous technology on public roads for the first time. Virginia-based Torc Robotics is developing autonomous technology alongside Daimler Trucks for the commercialization of level 4 self-driving trucks in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff Sep 09, 2019 3:45 PM PT   

Chinese Automaker Geely Invests in Volocopter, Aims to Bring Urban Air Mobility to China

Chinese Automaker Geely Invests in Volocopter, Aims to Bring Urban Air Mobility to China

German aircraft manufacturer Volocopter announced that it signed the first closing of its 50 million euro ($55.2M) Series C funding round led by Chinese automaker Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely Holding). Geely is the parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo. With the latest funding round, Geely Holding becomes a minority investor in Volocopter, along with existing investor Daimler AG.

Eric WalzSep 09, 2019 11:45 AM PT      

Ride-Hailing Titan Didi Chuxing Launching Self-Driving Taxi Service in China

Ride-Hailing Titan Didi Chuxing Launching Self-Driving Taxi Service in China

Didi Chuxing announced plans to launch an autonomous taxi service in Shanghai with plans to expand the service outside of China by 2021.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 09, 2019 7:00 AM PT   

Quick Comparison: Tesla Model S vs 2020 Porsche Taycan

Quick Comparison: Tesla Model S vs 2020 Porsche Taycan

A quick look at the new 2020 Porsche Taycan and the current segment leader Tesla Model S. The Tesla Model S has remained unrivaled in the luxury electric market since its introduction and now it's up against an electric Porsche.

Manish KharintaSep 08, 2019 2:00 PM PT

Audi Close to Solidifying EV Battery Deal With China’s BYD, Report

Audi Close to Solidifying EV Battery Deal With China’s BYD, Report

BYD Co. is looking for lithium-ion batteries for its electric vehicles and the Chinese company is currently negotiating a deal with Audi.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 08, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

Ford’s Electric Vehicle Plan Relies on Electrifying Well-Known Models

Ford’s Electric Vehicle Plan Relies on Electrifying Well-Known Models

Ford’s finally getting serious about having an electric strategy, which includes coming out with four electric vehicles by 2022.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 07, 2019 8:30 AM PT   

Here's What You Need to Know About the Volkswagen ID Beach Buggy

Here's What You Need to Know About the Volkswagen ID Beach Buggy

VW’s all-electric ID Buggy draws its inspiration from the Californian beach buggies of the '60s and '70s and is a futuristic re-imagining of the classic.

Manish KharintaSep 07, 2019 7:00 AM PT

Elon Musk Says He’s Bringing a Model S to Nurburgring to Challenge the Porsche Taycan's Record Time

Elon Musk Says He’s Bringing a Model S to Nurburgring to Challenge the Porsche Taycan's Record Time

To coincide with the Taycan debut, Porsche boasted that a prototype version of the electric Taycan “conquered” the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife racetrack in Germany with a record time of 7 minutes and 42 seconds. Now Elon Musk says he's bringing a Tesla Model S to the world famous track to challenge the Taycan's lap time.

Eric WalzSep 06, 2019 4:55 PM PT      

Electric Vehicle Sales Fall After China Scales Back Subsidies

Electric Vehicle Sales Fall After China Scales Back Subsidies

China, the world’s largest automotive market, cut back subsidies for electric vehicles. The small act resulted in the first time electric car sales fell by 14 percent.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 06, 2019 1:45 PM PT    

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

U.S. Launches Antitrust Probe into California Automaker Emissions Agreement

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the decision of four automakers in July to reach a voluntary agreement with California to adopt state emissions standards violated antitrust law, people briefed on the matter said on Friday.

FutureCar Staff Sep 06, 2019 9:00 AM PT      

Bosch Inks Deal with China's CATL for 48-Volt Hybrid Vehicle Batteries

Bosch Inks Deal with China's CATL for 48-Volt Hybrid Vehicle Batteries

Germany auto supplier Robert Bosch is teaming up with Chinese battery cell producer Contemporary Amperex Technology Co (CATL) to develop high-performance battery cells for hybrid vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Sep 05, 2019 4:05 PM PT    

General Motors Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Built-in Starting in 2021

General Motors Vehicles Will Have Google Assistant Built-in Starting in 2021

Drivers of GM vehicles will soon be able to use Google Assistant and other Google products in their cars without having to sync their smartphones. GM said it will work with Google to bring new infotainment options for a voice assistant, embedded navigation and in-vehicle applications to Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles around the world beginning in 2021.

Eric WalzSep 05, 2019 1:15 PM PT      

U.S. Moving to Block California Vehicle Emissions Rules

U.S. Moving to Block California Vehicle Emissions Rules

Two U.S. agencies are preparing to submit for final White House regulatory review a plan to revoke California’s authority to set its own vehicle greenhouse gas standards.

FutureCar Staff Sep 05, 2019 9:00 AM PT    

Porsche Officially Debuts its Electric Taycan, its Competitor to the Tesla Model S

Porsche Officially Debuts its Electric Taycan, its Competitor to the Tesla Model S

German automaker Porsche officially unveiled its fully-electric Taycan sedan, a car expected to become a serious rival to the Tesla Model S for those with the money to spare. The Porsche Taycan’s world premiere took place simultaneously in North America, China and Europe, three of the most important sales markets for the new electric sports car.

Eric WalzSep 04, 2019 1:00 PM PT    

Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged in 2018 California Crash; Driver's Hands Off Wheel: NTSB

Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged in 2018 California Crash; Driver's Hands Off Wheel: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday that a Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode and the driver’s hands were off the wheel when it struck a fire truck in Culver City, California.

FutureCar Staff Sep 04, 2019 6:00 AM PT     

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Cartica AI

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Cartica AI

BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Cartica AI, a leading automotive visual intelligence platform developing next-generation AI capabilities for the automotive industry that harnesses the computational resources of an average car.

Eric WalzSep 03, 2019 1:30 PM PT      

ANSYS & Edge Case Research Looking to Transform Autonomous Vehicle AI

ANSYS & Edge Case Research Looking to Transform Autonomous Vehicle AI

Software simulation company ANSYS (NASDAQ: ANSS) announced it is collaborating with Edge Case Research on the next generation of autonomous vehicles. As part of a new agreement, Edge Case Research will integrate its AV artificial intelligence (AI) perception and risk analysis system called Hologram, to support ANSYS' simulation solution for autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzSep 03, 2019 11:00 AM PT      

Japan & France to Explore Cooperation on Automotive Technology, Including EVs

Japan & France to Explore Cooperation on Automotive Technology, Including EVs

Japan and France on Monday said they had agreed to share information and explore deeper cooperation in next-generation auto technology. Japan’s trade ministry said the two governments had agreed to start talks to bolster possible cooperation in areas such as automated driving, batteries and electric vehicles.

FutureCar Staff Sep 03, 2019 7:00 AM PT

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