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Magna International to Supply Dual-Clutch & Hybrid Transmissions to BMW

Magna International to Supply Dual-Clutch & Hybrid Transmissions to BMW

BMW Group has awarded automotive parts supplier Magna International the largest production order for transmission technologies in the company’s history. The transmission technologies will be used in more than 170 different BMW vehicle applications.

Eric WalzOct 30, 2019 10:45 AM PT     

GM Takes Heat for Backing the Trump’s Administration Plan to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Emission Standards

GM Takes Heat for Backing the Trump’s Administration Plan to Revoke California’s Ability to Set its Own Emission Standards

The Trump administration is seeking to revoke California’s authority to set its own standards, citing increased costs to automakers who must comply with it. Automakers Ford Motor Co, Honda, Volkswagen and BMW have already sided with California, however General Motors in a surprise move has decided to side with the Trump administration’s proposal.

FutureCar Staff Oct 29, 2019 4:00 PM PT     

BMW i Ventures Invests in Silicon Valley-based Flexible Circuit Maker CelLink

BMW i Ventures Invests in Silicon Valley-based Flexible Circuit Maker CelLink

BMW i Ventures, the venture capital arm of automaker BMW focused on investing in advanced technologies, today announced an investment in CelLink, a San Carlos, CA-based manufacturer of flexible circuit technology. Flexible circuits have the potential for widespread use in the manufacturing of electric vehicles.

Eric WalzOct 29, 2019 1:00 PM PT     

The Fully-Electric Adventure Vehicles From Bollinger Motors to Start at $125,000

The Fully-Electric Adventure Vehicles From Bollinger Motors to Start at $125,000

Michigan-based EV manufacturer Bollinger Motors revealed the pricing of its all-electric B1 SUV & B2 pickup truck.

Manish KharintaOct 29, 2019 9:00 AM PT

Porsche to Launch Online Vehicle Sales

Porsche to Launch Online Vehicle Sales

Electric automaker Tesla pioneered online sales in the auto industry and now German automaker Porsche is following Tesla’s lead by offering online sales for the first time. Porsche is launching a digital sales platform starting in Germany for customers looking to purchase a Porsche model from one of 88 German Porsche dealers, with plans to expand to the U.S.

FutureCar Staff Oct 28, 2019 3:45 PM PT

Waymo is Offering Robotaxi Pickups in Arizona with No Safety Driver Behind the Wheel

Waymo is Offering Robotaxi Pickups in Arizona with No Safety Driver Behind the Wheel

After announcing earlier this month that its would remove some safety drivers from its vehicles, Waymo CEO John Krafcik confirmed the company is now offering limited “rider-only” trips in Phoenix, Arizona without a safety driver behind the wheel.

Eric WalzOct 28, 2019 11:45 AM PT       

Global Mining Group Rio Tinto Sets its Sights on California for Lithium Production

Global Mining Group Rio Tinto Sets its Sights on California for Lithium Production

One of the world’s largest mining groups, Rio Tinto, is looking to start a pilot lithium production plant in California, as it considers becoming a top supplier in the United States.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 28, 2019 9:00 AM PT 

Electric Car Prices Finally Beginning to Trickle Down

Electric Car Prices Finally Beginning to Trickle Down

Millennials and Gen Z consumers have been priced out of the electric-vehicle market, but the gap between gasoline-powered cars and EVs is starting to shrink.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 27, 2019 5:10 PM PT   

Toyota Confirms a Compact Mass-Market EV, Here's What We Know So Far

Toyota Confirms a Compact Mass-Market EV, Here's What We Know So Far

Toyota has revealed a tiny, production-ready prototype of its mass-market electric car at the 2019 Tokyo motor show

Manish KharintaOct 27, 2019 12:30 PM PT    

Don’t Expect Autonomous Cars to Take Over Jobs for at Least Another 20 Years

Don’t Expect Autonomous Cars to Take Over Jobs for at Least Another 20 Years

An article by Digital Trends explains why self-driving cars won’t be taking jobs away from humans for at least another two decades.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 27, 2019 5:30 AM PT    

J.D. Power Survey Reveals Automakers Aren’t Doing Enough to Draw Consumers to EVs

J.D. Power Survey Reveals Automakers Aren’t Doing Enough to Draw Consumers to EVs

J.D. Power’s 2019 Q3 Mobility Confidence Index Study also revealed that a lot of consumers are wary about self-driving technology.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 26, 2019 5:30 AM PT   

Tesla Model 3 Prices Hike and Entry-level Variant Gets Extended Range

Tesla Model 3 Prices Hike and Entry-level Variant Gets Extended Range

In a recent development, Tesla has updated its online configurator once again and the price of the entry-level Model 3 Standard Range Plus has been increased.

Manish KharintaOct 25, 2019 7:00 PM PT

Hyundai Launches ‘BotRide’ Autonomous SUVs in California with Pony.ai & Via

Hyundai Launches ‘BotRide’ Autonomous SUVs in California with Pony.ai & Via

Hyundai Motor Co, in collaboration with autonomous driving startup Pony.ai and ride-hailing company Via, today unveiled “BotRide”, a shared, on-demand, autonomous vehicle service operating on public roads in California.

FutureCar Staff Oct 25, 2019 12:00 PM PT      

Airless Tires May Find a Market for Self-Driving Cars & Robo Taxi Fleets

Airless Tires May Find a Market for Self-Driving Cars & Robo Taxi Fleets

Japan’s Bridgestone Corp, a maker of “airless tires” is hoping the decade-old tire technology will find a market for autonomous vehicles and robo taxis. The ability to avoid flat tires is probably the biggest advantage for use on autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzOct 25, 2019 8:00 AM PT     

Tesla Stock Soars After the Electric Automaker Reports Q3 Profit

Tesla Stock Soars After the Electric Automaker Reports Q3 Profit

Tesla’s long anticipated third quarter results were disclosed yesterday and the California automaker pleased investors as it reported a profitable quarter. Strong sales of the Model 3 helped Tesla’s bottom line, and sent it stock to an 8-month high rising 21% to $307.12 per share in after hours trading on Wednesday.

Eric WalzOct 24, 2019 7:00 AM PT    

Electric Vehicle Charging Operator EVgo Grows its CA Network by 40%

Electric Vehicle Charging Operator EVgo Grows its CA Network by 40%

The nation's largest public fast charging network operator EVgo announced today that it has expanded its California electric vehicle charging network by 40% from year-end 2018.

FutureCar Staff Oct 23, 2019 2:00 PM PT    

China’s BIAC Group to Launch a New ‘Intelligent Car’ Brand

China’s BIAC Group to Launch a New ‘Intelligent Car’ Brand

Chinese automaker Beijing Automotive Group Co (BAIC Group) plans to develop a vehicle models for a new “intelligent car” brand called BEIJING, Reuters reports. BIAC plans to collaborate with German automaker Mercedes Benz, its partner in the venture.

Eric WalzOct 23, 2019 10:00 AM PT      

Chinese Automaker Zotye Automobile Signs Up Dealers in 100 U.S. Markets

Chinese Automaker Zotye Automobile Signs Up Dealers in 100 U.S. Markets

Chinese automaker Zotye Automobile has big plans to sell its vehicles in the U.S. Zotye USA, the American distributor of Zotye has chosen retailers in 100 markets as it plans to launch sales of its first model in 2021.

FutureCar Staff Oct 22, 2019 3:00 PM PT    

Huawei to Develop Radar for Self-Driving Cars in Push into Auto Industry, Execs Say

Huawei to Develop Radar for Self-Driving Cars in Push into Auto Industry, Execs Say

Blacklisted Chinese telecoms giant Huawei Technologies Co Ltd is looking to expand its presence in the auto industry. The company plans to utilize its expertise in 5G technologies to develop radar for self-driving cars.

Eric WalzOct 22, 2019 9:00 AM PT

AAA Study Finds Pedestrian Detection Systems Perform Inconsistently

AAA Study Finds Pedestrian Detection Systems Perform Inconsistently

That’s during the day. During the night, the AAA found that the systems were almost useless.

Vineeth Joel PatelOct 22, 2019 5:00 AM PT  

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