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Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor North America Announces His Retirement

Chief Executive Officer of Toyota Motor North America Announces His Retirement

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     

BMW Announces its Vehicles Will Support Android Auto in Mid-2020

BMW Announces its Vehicles Will Support Android Auto in Mid-2020

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    

Walmart is Launching an Autonomous Grocery Delivery Pilot with Startup Nuro

Walmart is Launching an Autonomous Grocery Delivery Pilot with Startup Nuro

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 & Bosch Launch a Pilot Robotaxi Service in Silicon Valley

Mercedes Benz & Bosch Launch a Pilot Robotaxi Service in Silicon Valley

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 New Patent Reveals Some More Details About Ford's All-electric F-150

A New Patent Reveals Some More Details About Ford's All-electric F-150

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

GM Loans EV Startup Lordstown Motors $40 Million to buy its Shuttered Ohio Factory

GM Loans EV Startup Lordstown Motors $40 Million to buy its Shuttered Ohio Factory

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’s Venture Capital Arm Invests in Silicon Valley VC Firm Autotech Ventures

Volvo’s Venture Capital Arm Invests in Silicon Valley VC Firm Autotech Ventures

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      

Toyota Believes There’s No Market for EVs Yet

Toyota Believes There’s No Market for EVs Yet

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   

MIT’s Trying to Teach Autonomous Cars to Look Out for Unpredictable Drivers

MIT’s Trying to Teach Autonomous Cars to Look Out for Unpredictable Drivers

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   

Tesla Says the Model Y Will Be Launched Ahead of Schedule in Early 2020

Tesla Says the Model Y Will Be Launched Ahead of Schedule in Early 2020

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

Mobileye is Mapping 28,000 Miles of Spanish Roads a Day for Infrastructure Changes

Mobileye is Mapping 28,000 Miles of Spanish Roads a Day for Infrastructure Changes

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 Model 3's Built in China Will Be Eligible for New Energy Vehicle Subsidies

Tesla Model 3's Built in China Will Be Eligible for New Energy Vehicle Subsidies

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 Starts Testing Autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Class Taxis in California

Daimler Starts Testing Autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Class Taxis in California

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   

Self-driving Startup AutoX Applies for a Permit to Test its Vehicles Without a Human Backup Driver in California

Self-driving Startup AutoX Applies for a Permit to Test its Vehicles Without a Human Backup Driver in California

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     

General Motors & LG Chem Are Investing up to $2.3 Billion in New EV Battery Joint Venture

General Motors & LG Chem Are Investing up to $2.3 Billion in New EV Battery Joint Venture

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      

Hyundai Motor Co is Investing $52 Billion in Electric & Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Services by 2025

Hyundai Motor Co is Investing $52 Billion in Electric & Autonomous Vehicles and Mobility Services by 2025

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    

Italian Truck Maker Iveco Unveils the ‘Nikola TRE’, an Electric Truck Built in a Joint Venture with Nikola Motor

Italian Truck Maker Iveco Unveils the ‘Nikola TRE’, an Electric Truck Built in a Joint Venture with Nikola Motor

​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      

Quick Comparison: Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Electric vs Rivian's R1T

Quick Comparison: Tesla Cybertruck vs Ford F-150 Electric vs Rivian's R1T

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

Tesla Rival Lucid Motors Hosts an Official 'Ground-Building' Event for its New $1 Billion Arizona Factory

Tesla Rival Lucid Motors Hosts an Official 'Ground-Building' Event for its New $1 Billion Arizona Factory

​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       

Polestar Enters Final Prototype Phase Before Production of the Mass-Market Electric Polestar 2

Polestar Enters Final Prototype Phase Before Production of the Mass-Market Electric Polestar 2

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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