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Chipmaker AMD to Collaborate with ECARX on a Digital Cockpit, In-Vehicle Computing Platform for Next-Gen EVs

Chipmaker AMD to Collaborate with ECARX on a Digital Cockpit, In-Vehicle Computing Platform for Next-Gen EVs

Leading computing hardware and semiconductor developers continue to expand into the automotive space as modern vehicles are becoming more like connected smartphones. That latest partnership is from Silicon Valley-based chipmaker AMD and mobility tech startup ECARX. The two companies will work together on an in-vehicle computing platform for next-generation electric vehicles (EVs).

Eric WalzSep 11, 2022 11:15 AM PT      

Volkswagen Announces Pricing and Styling Updates for the 2023 ID.4 Electric SUV, Which is Being Assembled in Tennessee

Volkswagen Announces Pricing and Styling Updates for the 2023 ID.4 Electric SUV, Which is Being Assembled in Tennessee

​Volkswagen of America announced that pricing for the 2023 ID.4 electric compact SUV will start at an MSRP of $37,495, making the electric SUV much more affordable than Tesla’s popular Model Y, as the ID.4 is eligible for the $7,500 EV tax credit in the U.S. The new ID.4 is being assembled in the U.S. at Volkswagen’s factory Chattanooga, Tennessee.

FutureCar Staff Sep 10, 2022 2:30 PM PT     

Tesla Rival XPeng and Alibaba Cloud Set Up China’s Largest Cloud-Based Computing Center to Train Machine Learning Models for Autonomous Driving

Tesla Rival XPeng and Alibaba Cloud Set Up China’s Largest Cloud-Based Computing Center to Train Machine Learning Models for Autonomous Driving

Electric vehicle manufacturer XPeng Inc, which is becoming one of Tesla’s biggest rivals in China with its high tech EVs, has set up a data center with Alibaba Cloud to train its autonomous driving systems. The cloud-based data center will be used to train XPeng’s machine learning models to improve the autonomous driving capabilities of its vehicles much more quickly.

Eric WalzSep 10, 2022 10:00 AM PT       

General Motors is Doubling its Super Cruise Hands-Free Driving Network to 400,000 Miles of Roads in North America

General Motors is Doubling its Super Cruise Hands-Free Driving Network to 400,000 Miles of Roads in North America

General Motors is expanding its Super Cruise network in North America by doubling the number of roads where drivers can activate the hand-free automated highway driving feature. ​The expanded network includes a combination of undivided and divided highway roads. GM is also adding the famed Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) is California, which allows for hands-free driving along the scenic coast from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

Eric WalzSep 09, 2022 10:30 AM PT     

Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD Selects Innoviz as its Direct Lidar Supplier for the Automaker's Future Software-Defined Vehicles

Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD Selects Innoviz as its Direct Lidar Supplier for the Automaker's Future Software-Defined Vehicles

​Lidar developer Innoviz Technologies Ltd, which is among one of the leading developers of the laser technology for advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving, has landed a major supply deal with Volkswagen’s software unit CARIAD. The lidar sensors supplied by Innoviz will be a part of CARIAD's software-based vehicle architecture and operating system that will serve as the foundation for millions of Volkswagen’s future EVs.

Eric WalzSep 08, 2022 11:15 AM PT        

Faraday Future Delays Launch of FF91 Electric SUV Again

Faraday Future Delays Launch of FF91 Electric SUV Again

While Faraday Future revealed a production version of the FF91 electric SUV earlier this year, the company has had to push back the vehicle’s on-sale date to before the end of 2022.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 06, 2022 9:00 PM PT    

New Senate Deal Would Expand EV Tax Credits

New Senate Deal Would Expand EV Tax Credits

A new deal between U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Joe Manchin would lift the 200,000-vehicle cap for manufacturers, introduce a new $4,000 federal tax credit for used EVs, and implement a price cap on new EVs.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 06, 2022 5:00 AM PT   

Rivian is Laying Off 6% of its Workforce, Citing Erratic Economy

Rivian is Laying Off 6% of its Workforce, Citing Erratic Economy

Despite cutting around 800 people from its workforce, the electric startup is still looking to ramp up production.

Vineeth Joel PatelSep 05, 2022 7:00 AM PT   

Solar-Electric Car Developer Lightyear Announces Technical Partnership with Hypercar Manufacturer Koenigsegg

Solar-Electric Car Developer Lightyear Announces Technical Partnership with Hypercar Manufacturer Koenigsegg

Two of the most unique automakers on the planet are joining forces in a new technical partnership. Lightyear, a Dutch company founded in 2016 that’s developing solar-powered electric vehicles, announced a new partnership with Swedish high-performance electric carmaker Koenigsegg. As part of this partnership, the two companies will share their knowledge and resources to jointly develop cutting-edge innovations in the EV space.

Eric WalzSep 04, 2022 11:30 AM PT     

EV Charging Provider ChargePoint to Install Hundreds of Chargers at Apartments and Condo Complexes Across California

EV Charging Provider ChargePoint to Install Hundreds of Chargers at Apartments and Condo Complexes Across California

Although the state of California has the highest electric vehicle adoption rate in the U.S., finding convenient places to charge is not always easy, especially for residents that live in apartment complexes or condo units. But Silicon Valley-based EV charging provider ChargePoint is working to expand charging options in its home state as part of a new collaboration.

Eric WalzSep 03, 2022 1:40 PM PT     

Ford Unveils the F-150 Lightning Special Service Vehicle, a Fully Electric Pickup for Police Departments

Ford Unveils the F-150 Lightning Special Service Vehicle, a Fully Electric Pickup for Police Departments

Ford launched America’s first electric pickup truck purpose-built for police, the 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning Pro Special Service Vehicle (SSV). in addition to being a fast electric pursuit vehicle, The F-150 Lightning Pro SSV is designed to handle the specialized needs of community police departments, such as assisting at an accident or crime scene, or towing a boat or trailer.

FutureCar Staff Sep 03, 2022 10:45 AM PT      

Volkswagen Group China Unveils its ‘Flying Tiger’ Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) Passenger Aircraft Prototype

Volkswagen Group China Unveils its ‘Flying Tiger’ Electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) Passenger Aircraft Prototype

Volkswagen Group China (VGC), the joint venture of Germany-based Volkswagen Group, unveiled its first electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) passenger drone prototype nicknamed "Flying Tiger". The eVTOL aircraft is part of the automaker’s strategy to explore and break new ground in fully electric and sustainable mobility concepts. The prototype is based on VGC’s existing autonomous driving and EV battery technology.

FutureCar Staff Sep 02, 2022 1:15 PM PT       

General Motors Announces Two Major Long-Term Supply Agreements for  Enough Lithium and Cathode Material to Build 5 Million EVs

General Motors Announces Two Major Long-Term Supply Agreements for Enough Lithium and Cathode Material to Build 5 Million EVs

For U.S. automaker General Motors, securing long-term supply deals for the raw materials used to produce EV batteries, such as lithium hydroxide, is essential to reach the company's goal of phasing out gas-powered passenger vehicles by 2035. Now GM has announced two major long-term supply deals for enough lithium and cathode materials to build five million EVs, which will be vital to the automaker's electrification plans.

Eric WalzSep 02, 2022 10:00 AM PT       

Volkswagen Starts Production of the Electric ID.4 SUV in Tennessee, Presents New Competition for Tesla, GM and Ford

Volkswagen Starts Production of the Electric ID.4 SUV in Tennessee, Presents New Competition for Tesla, GM and Ford

​Volkswagen is now building electric vehicles for the first time ever in the United States. The automaker announced that it started production of the ID.4 electric SUV at its revamped factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The U.S.-built ID.4 has the potential to become a big seller for VW, as the SUV and crossover segment is one of the most popular in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff Sep 01, 2022 10:30 AM PT   

General Motors Launches ‘EV Live’ an Interactive Virtual Experience Where Participants Can Learn More About Electric Vehicles

General Motors Launches ‘EV Live’ an Interactive Virtual Experience Where Participants Can Learn More About Electric Vehicles

General Motors launched a new interactive virtual experience called “EV Live” where customers can learn more about its electric vehicles. The new website can be accessed via a desktop computer or mobile device and its part of GM’s mission to make EV ownership accessible to all. EV Live will also serve as an educational platform to accelerate EV adoption in the U.S.

Eric WalzAug 31, 2022 11:15 AM PT   

Urban Air Mobility Company Backed by Electric Automaker XPeng Inc Begins Trail Production of its Voyager X2 ‘Flying Car’

Urban Air Mobility Company Backed by Electric Automaker XPeng Inc Begins Trail Production of its Voyager X2 ‘Flying Car’

Xpeng Aeroht, a UAM (urban air mobility) company backed by electric vehicle maker XPeng Inc., started trial production of its Voyager X2 “flying car” at its factory in China on July 25, according to a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo by He Xiaopeng, chairman and CEO of XPeng. The design language of the X2 is borrowed from XPeng's flagship P7 electric sedan.

Eric WalzAug 31, 2022 8:45 AM PT     

Lucid Group Hires Key Executives that Formerly Worked for Mercedes-Benz and Tesla as it Prepares for Global Expansion and Production Ramp Up

Lucid Group Hires Key Executives that Formerly Worked for Mercedes-Benz and Tesla as it Prepares for Global Expansion and Production Ramp Up

Luxury-electric automaker Lucid Group announced the appointments of Evelyn Chiang as VP of Process Transformation and Walter Ludwig as its VP of Global Logistics as it aims to ramp up production. The two executives bring a wealth of global expertise and decades of operational excellence from companies including Mercedes-Benz and Tesla.

FutureCar Staff Aug 28, 2022 9:15 AM PT     

China’s Baidu Reveals the Apollo RT6, a Fully Autonomous, Production Ready Level-4 Robotaxi with Removable Steering Wheel

China’s Baidu Reveals the Apollo RT6, a Fully Autonomous, Production Ready Level-4 Robotaxi with Removable Steering Wheel

China’s technology giant Baidu Inc, which is the equivalent of Google in its home country, held its “Baidu World 2022” annual tech conference this week which included several major announcements. Among them was the unveiling of Baidu’s production-ready Apollo RT6 robotaxi, a fully autonomous passenger vehicle designed for autonomous urban mobility.

Eric WalzAug 27, 2022 2:00 PM PT 

Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD to Co-Develop a System-on-Chip With STMicroelectronics for the Automaker’s Future Software-defined Vehicles

Volkswagen’s Software Unit CARIAD to Co-Develop a System-on-Chip With STMicroelectronics for the Automaker’s Future Software-defined Vehicles

Volkswagen’s new independent software unit CARIAD, which is creating and operating system and architecture for the automaker’s future software-defined vehicles, will soon begin the joint development of an automotive system-on-chip (SoC) chip together with semiconductor company STMicroelectronics. The SoC will be specifically designed for vehicle connectivity, energy management, and over-the-air software updates.

Eric WalzAug 26, 2022 9:45 AM PT       

Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO is Appointed to Lead the Automaker's New Electric Off-Road Truck Division ‘Scout’

Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO is Appointed to Lead the Automaker's New Electric Off-Road Truck Division ‘Scout’

Volkswagen has made some executive appointments as it prepares to launch its new rugged electric truck brand Scout. Scott Keogh, who has served as President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America since Nov 2018, will turn over his responsibilities in order to focus solely on the development of the Scout brand in the U.S.

FutureCar Staff Aug 25, 2022 10:15 AM PT       

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