Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) announced today changes in its executive leadership designed to sustain its automotive operations and continue its transformation in the mobility space as its CEO announces his retirement.
Eric WalzDec 11, 2019 6:05 PM PT
German BMW announced that starting next year its vehicles will come with Android Auto wireless support, so drivers won’t need to sync their smartphones or plug in a USB cable each time they get into their vehicle. BMW said that Android Auto wireless support will be available in its vehicle lineup beginning in mid-2020.
FutureCar Staff Dec 11, 2019 10:45 AM PT
The world's biggest retailer Walmart is experimenting with self-driving technology. The company announced a new pilot with Silicon Valley-based delivery company Nuro to deliver online orders using small autonomous delivery vehicles.
FutureCar Staff Dec 10, 2019 4:25 PM PT
Mercedes Benz along with its partner tier-1 automotive supplier Bosch, announced its is launching a pilot project for an app-based ride-hailing service using self-driving vehicles in the city of San Jose, California, which bills itself as the "Capital of Silicon Valley."
Eric WalzDec 10, 2019 10:55 AM PT
A newly discovered patent reveals information about Ford's electric F-150 pickup truck and here's what you need to know.
Manish KharintaDec 10, 2019 10:00 AM PT
In an unprecedented series of events, U.S. automaker General Motors announced that it loaned electric truck startup Lordstown Motors $40 million to buy its shuttered factory in Lordstown, Ohio. GM closed the plant earlier this year after the automaker discontinued the Chevy Cruze sedan, which was built there.
FutureCar Staff Dec 09, 2019 4:45 PM PT
Volvo Group Venture Capital AB announced an investment in Autotech Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on start-ups in the transportation sector working on autonomous driving and other mobility technology.
Eric WalzDec 09, 2019 11:10 AM PT
In a recent interview, Toyota’s sales and marketing chief claims that the demand for electric vehicles isn’t there yet, which explains why the Japanese brand still doesn’t have a battery-powered car in its lineup.
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 09, 2019 7:00 AM PT
Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory and Delft University’s Cognitive Robotics lab have come together to create a mathematical formula that can help drivers cars predict what drivers are unpredictable.
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 08, 2019 6:00 AM PT
During Tesla's third-quarter earnings call, the company confirmed that the introduction of Model Y crossover is ahead of schedule.
Manish KharintaDec 07, 2019 3:00 PM PT
In anticipation of autonomous cars, Mobileye is mapping 28,000 miles of Spanish roads a day through the country's safety program.
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 07, 2019 6:30 AM PT
Tesla announced on Friday its Chinese-built Model 3 cars would receive state subsidies, a move that will help boost Tesla’s push into China, the world’s biggest market for EVs and an important market for the California-based electric automaker.
FutureCar Staff Dec 06, 2019 3:15 PM PT
Daimler, Mercedes-Benz’s parent company, has started testing self-driving S-Class taxis in California that will be used to gauge consumer interest.
Vineeth Joel PatelDec 06, 2019 11:30 AM PT
Autonomous driving startup AutoX is looking to join Waymo as one of the only two companies granted a permit by the state of California to test self-driving vehicles on public roads without a backup safety driver.
Eric WalzDec 05, 2019 3:00 PM PT
U.S. automaker General Motors today announced it is forming a new joint venture (JV) with South Korean battery maker LG Chem to mass-produce battery cells for GM’s future battery-electric vehicles.
Eric WalzDec 05, 2019 10:50 AM PT
South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Co is looking to be a world leader in electrification, autonomous driving and advanced mobility services by making one of the biggest investments of any automaker in its future. Hyundai will invest 61.1 trillion won ($51.81 billion) between 2020 and 2025 for research and development in advanced mobility.
Eric WalzDec 04, 2019 11:05 AM PT
Iveco, the industrial truck unit of capital goods company CNH Industrial, unveiled its first electric truck built in a joint partnership with U.S. hydrogen-electric truck startup Nikola Motor. The Nikola TRE is designed for the European market and integrates Nikola’s advanced electric powertrain technology combined with a next-generation proprietary infotainment system.
FutureCar Staff Dec 03, 2019 4:00 PM PT
Here's a quick comparison of Tesla’s Cybertruck against its upcoming competitors in the segment, the Ford F-150 Electric and the Rivian R1T.
Manish KharintaDec 03, 2019 9:00 AM PT
California-based electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors has officially broke ground on its new Arizona factory where it will build its flagship Lucid Air electric sedan. Unlike a traditional groundbreaking event to commemorate the start of construction, Lucid billed the event as a "ground-building" ceremony, as a testament to its commitment to the local region, the company said.
Eric WalzDec 02, 2019 1:30 PM PT
Luxury performance brand Polestar announced that its second vehicle, the Polestar 2, is entering the final prototype phase before final production and delivery to customers in 2020.
Eric WalzDec 02, 2019 8:00 AM PT
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