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Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

Toyota Says its Guardian Autonomous Driving Technology Will Amplify Human Control, Not Remove it

At this week’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Toyota Research Institute (TRI) CEO Dr. Gill Pratt said TRI has also been working to improve Toyota’s Guardian over the past 12 months, making it function as an extension of human senses.

Eric WalzJan 10, 2019 6:04 PM PT      

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Tekion, a Silicon Valley-based Cloud Platform Provider of Automotive Retail Services

BMW i Ventures Announces Investment in Tekion, a Silicon Valley-based Cloud Platform Provider of Automotive Retail Services

BMW i Ventures announced today an investment in Tekion, a Silicon Valley-based technology provider developing a cloud platform for the automotive retail space.

FutureCar Staff Jan 10, 2019 11:27 AM PT    

Toyota & Kenworth Collaborate To Develop Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Trucks

Toyota & Kenworth Collaborate To Develop Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Trucks

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, the Kenworth Truck Company and Toyota Motor North America announced a collaboration to develop Kenworth trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cell electric powertrains developed by Toyota. The initial plans are to built built ten zero-emission Kenworth T680s for use in the Port of Los Angeles.

Eric WalzJan 09, 2019 7:22 PM PT     

GM Announces a ​New Collaboration That Gives Bolt EV Owners Access to the Largest Charging Network in the U.S.

GM Announces a ​New Collaboration That Gives Bolt EV Owners Access to the Largest Charging Network in the U.S.

General Motors has announced it will collaborate with the operators of three largest electric vehicle (EV) charging networks in the U.S., to make is easier for owners of the electric Bolt to charge their vehicles.

Eric WalzJan 09, 2019 4:27 PM PT    

NVIDIA Announces 'Drive AutoPilot' Level-2 Automated Driving System at CES

NVIDIA Announces 'Drive AutoPilot' Level-2 Automated Driving System at CES

NVIDIA typically reserves some big announcements for major events like the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and this year was no exception. The computer hardware giant unveiled its first commercial ready autonomous driving system it calls NVIDIA DRIVE AutoPilot.

FutureCar Staff Jan 09, 2019 11:51 AM PT     

The New PAVE Coalition Aims to Educate the Public to Embrace Self-Driving Technology

The New PAVE Coalition Aims to Educate the Public to Embrace Self-Driving Technology

Global automakers including Toyota, tech companies working on autonomous mobility, and other stakeholders have joined together to form a coalition called PAVE, which stands for “partners for automated vehicle education”. The coalition launched the first ever campaign to inform the public about the potential of self-driving technology.

Eric WalzJan 07, 2019 5:48 PM PT      

Tesla Seeking Tariff Exemption for the Chinese-made “Brain” of the Model 3 Sedan

Tesla Seeking Tariff Exemption for the Chinese-made “Brain” of the Model 3 Sedan

When the Trump administration slapped a 25 percent tariff on the Chinese-made components, one of the items was the processing unit used in the Tesla Model 3. Now Tesla is seeking a tariff exemption for it.

FutureCar Staff Jan 07, 2019 3:55 PM PT    

HERE Mobility Launches the First Social Ride-Sharing App Called SoMo

HERE Mobility Launches the First Social Ride-Sharing App Called SoMo

HERE Mobility, the mobility unit of mapping company HERE Technologies, announced today the launch of their new all-in-one mobility app called SoMo, which is short for “social mobility”.

FutureCar Staff Jan 07, 2019 10:19 AM PT      

Polestar Unveils the First Teaser Photo of its New EV, a Serious Competitor to Tesla’s Model 3

Polestar Unveils the First Teaser Photo of its New EV, a Serious Competitor to Tesla’s Model 3

Polestar, the new electric luxury brand of China's Geely, which is the parent company of the Volvo Car Group, revealed the first glimpse of its new electric car, the Polestar 2. The Polestar 2 is set to become serious competitor to Tesla’s Model 3 sedan. Volvo only released a teaser photo and a full reveal is expected in the coming weeks.

FutureCar Staff Jan 04, 2019 3:56 PM PT     

General Motors Names New President, Will Double Resources for EVs and Self-driving Cars

General Motors Names New President, Will Double Resources for EVs and Self-driving Cars

General Motors today announced the appointment of Mark Reuss as company president, effective immediately. Reuss is taking over from Dan Ammann, who left his role in November 2018 to become the president of Cruise, GM’s autonomous driving unit based in San Francisco.

FutureCar Staff Jan 03, 2019 12:52 PM PT       

Hyundai Reveals a Unique EV Charging and Automated Parking System

Hyundai Reveals a Unique EV Charging and Automated Parking System

Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motors Corporation unveiled a video featuring the concept of electric vehicle wireless charging system combined with automated “Automated Valet Parking System” (AVPS).

Eric WalzJan 03, 2019 10:53 AM PT     

Tesla Announces Price Cuts & Record Output While Stock Slips on Expected Falling Demand

Tesla Announces Price Cuts & Record Output While Stock Slips on Expected Falling Demand

Electric automaker Tesla said it is cutting prices of the Model 3, Model S and Model X SUV by $2,000. Tesla’s surprise announcement weighed on the stock, pushing it down nearly 7 percent, as investors see it as a sign that Tesla may experience softer demand for the Model 3 going forward as the $7,500 federal EV tax credit is halved.

FutureCar Staff Jan 02, 2019 6:32 PM PT    

EV Startup Faraday Future Restructures its $2 Billion Investment Deal With Evergrande

EV Startup Faraday Future Restructures its $2 Billion Investment Deal With Evergrande

Evergrande announced on Monday that it has agreed to restructure its $2 billion investment in electric vehicle startup Faraday Future (FF). Evergrande is FF’s main investor. As part of the new agreement, Evergrande will walk away with full control over Faraday Future’s efforts in China, and both sides will drop all ongoing litigation.

FutureCar Staff Jan 02, 2019 11:33 AM PT     

Tesla Facing Sales Slowdown as the $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit Ends Jan 1

Tesla Facing Sales Slowdown as the $7,500 Federal EV Tax Credit Ends Jan 1

Now that Tesla has reached sales of 200,000 electric vehicles, the $7,500 federal EV tax credit offered to buyers is being cut in half to $3,750 beginning Jan 1.

Eric WalzDec 31, 2018 10:05 AM PT    

Volvo’s Polestar Reveals New Details on its 'Disruptive Electric Vehicles'

Volvo’s Polestar Reveals New Details on its 'Disruptive Electric Vehicles'

Here's a quick look at Polestar's plan to take the electric vehicle world by storm.

Manish KharintaDec 30, 2018 10:13 AM PT

The Hyundai Kona's Thermal Management System Keeps its Battery Pack From Overheating

The Hyundai Kona's Thermal Management System Keeps its Battery Pack From Overheating

Hyundai has a dedicated system which takes on the duties of preventing overheating of Kona EV battery pack and here's how it works.

Manish KharintaDec 29, 2018 6:00 AM PT

Volkswagen Reveals a Portable EV Charging Station

Volkswagen Reveals a Portable EV Charging Station

​German automaker Volkswagen has revealed the first glimpse of its mobile quick charging station for electric vehicles. Unlike fixed EV chargers stations, the mobile EV chargers can be brought to areas where EV charging might be in high-demand.

FutureCar Staff Dec 28, 2018 3:28 PM PT  

Co-Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison Joins Tesla’s Board

Co-Founder of Oracle Larry Ellison Joins Tesla’s Board

Tesla has added two new members to its board on Thursday. The electric automaker named Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison and Kathleen Wilson-Thompson to its board in compliance with an SEC settlement reached in September.

FutureCar Staff Dec 28, 2018 11:36 AM PT      

Tesla Registers Financial Leasing Unit for Construction of Shanghai Gigafactory

Tesla Registers Financial Leasing Unit for Construction of Shanghai Gigafactory

Electric automaker Tesla is putting the pieces in place for its first factory in China. Reuters reported that the U.S. automaker has registered a financial leasing company in Shanghai’s free trade zone.

FutureCar Staff Dec 27, 2018 10:29 AM PT    

Greenlots & ChargePoint Announce ‘Roaming Partnership’ For Access to EV Charging

Greenlots & ChargePoint Announce ‘Roaming Partnership’ For Access to EV Charging

Two of North America’s biggest EV charging site operators, Greenlots and ChargePoint, announced a “roaming partnership” that will enable charging between networks. The deal, which is set to begin in mid-2019, opens up access to thousands of additional EV charging locations throughout North America at no additional cost to drivers.

FutureCar Staff Dec 26, 2018 4:58 PM PT     

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