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Tesla’s Fremont Factory Being Revamped to Build the New Model Y and a Refreshed Model S, Reports Say

Tesla’s Fremont Factory Being Revamped to Build the New Model Y and a Refreshed Model S, Reports Say

Tesla's Fremont facility has been chosen to produce the new Model Y electric SUV and the refreshed Model S sedan

Manish KharintaJun 01, 2019 11:45 AM PT

FCA-Renault Merger Could Help EVs, Autonomous Cars Come to America

FCA-Renault Merger Could Help EVs, Autonomous Cars Come to America

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has been looking for a partner for years, and may have finally found one with Renault. USA Today outlines the ways the merger could affect the brands’ future when it comes to electric cars and autonomous vehicles.

Vineeth Joel PatelJun 01, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

BMW Launching a Free Wireless EV Charging Pilot for Drivers of the 530e Plug-in Hybrid in California

BMW Launching a Free Wireless EV Charging Pilot for Drivers of the 530e Plug-in Hybrid in California

Drivers of the BMW 530e plug-in hybrid iPerformance sedan in California are being selected for a new free pilot program to test wireless EV charging at their homes. Wireless charging was first offered as an option on the BMW 530e iPerformance beginning in 2018.

Eric WalzMay 31, 2019 12:57 PM PT     

Jaguar Land Rover Researching a Sensory Steering Wheel to Keep Drivers Attentive

Jaguar Land Rover Researching a Sensory Steering Wheel to Keep Drivers Attentive

Forget about head-up displays or fancy displays in the instrument cluster, Jaguar Land Rover believes that rapidly heating and cooling specific sections of the steering wheel are better ways to provide drivers with directions.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 31, 2019 10:16 AM PT    

GM Investing $24 Million in Indiana Plant to Boost Pickup Truck Production

GM Investing $24 Million in Indiana Plant to Boost Pickup Truck Production

​For General Motors, pickup trucks and SUVs are a highly profitable segment and the company is working to ramp up production. The Detroit-based automaker said on Thursday it would invest $24 million to increase truck production at its assembly plant in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The plant builds the popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup models.

Eric WalzMay 30, 2019 2:10 PM PT    

General Motors, Bechtel Collaborate for EV Charging Stations

General Motors, Bechtel Collaborate for EV Charging Stations

America’s largest automaker, GM, is partnering with the country’s largest construction company, Bechtel, to bring thousands of fast-charging stations for electric vehicles across the country.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 30, 2019 1:02 PM PT   

Automotive Vision Sensor Startup TriEYE Raises $17 Million From Intel Capital

Automotive Vision Sensor Startup TriEYE Raises $17 Million From Intel Capital

Israeli-based automotive sensor startup TriEYE Technologies LTD announced a $17 million investment from Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of chip-maker Intel. TriEYE is developing Short Wave Infrared (SWIR) imaging solutions for autonomous vehicles and other applications.

FutureCar Staff May 30, 2019 5:00 AM PT      

Honda Confirms Side Camera Mirror System for Upcoming EV

Honda Confirms Side Camera Mirror System for Upcoming EV

In order to withstand constant exposure to water and debris, the cameras are protected from outdoor elements. The lens is reinforced with a water-repellant layer; and the curved shape of the device prevents water droplets or excess moisture from accumulating on the surface.

Michael ChengMay 29, 2019 5:30 PM PT

 EV Startup SERES Hires Auto Industry Veteran to Lead its U.S. Operations

EV Startup SERES Hires Auto Industry Veteran to Lead its U.S. Operations

Chinese electric vehicle startup SERES announced today that its board of directors has named James Taylor as CEO. Taylor previously served as general manager and chief marketing officer of Cadillac before taking over the CEO role at former GM truck division Hummer.

Eric WalzMay 29, 2019 1:04 PM PT     

Ford and Agility Robotics Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle-to-Robot Doorstep Deliveries

Ford and Agility Robotics Collaborate on Autonomous Vehicle-to-Robot Doorstep Deliveries

In the program, Ford will provide a fleet of modified autonomous delivery vans. Agility Robotics will use this opportunity to unleash Digit, an upbeat robot equipped with external sensors and cameras.

Michael ChengMay 29, 2019 6:00 AM PT

EV Startup NIO Announces New Joint Venture, Sends Stock 4% Higher

EV Startup NIO Announces New Joint Venture, Sends Stock 4% Higher

Shares in Chinese electric automaker NIO Inc. closed up nearly 4 percent Tuesday, closing at $4.00 a share after the electric automaker posted first-quarter earnings and announced it will form a joint venture with an investment corporation called NIO China.

FutureCar Staff May 28, 2019 6:19 PM PT      

Lidar Maker Velodyne Wins Patent Challenge From Rival Quanergy

Lidar Maker Velodyne Wins Patent Challenge From Rival Quanergy

Silicon Valley-based Velodyne Lidar Inc. announced it successfully won a patent challenge from newcomer Quanergy, one of many lidar startups looking for a foothold in the growing lidar market for autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzMay 28, 2019 3:24 PM PT     

Driverless Software Startup Immense Simulations Receives $4.6 Million in Series A Funding

Driverless Software Startup Immense Simulations Receives $4.6 Million in Series A Funding

The startup’s Series A round was led by Amadeus Capital Partners. Immense Simulations is very active in the autonomous-driving industry, as its services can be used to test traffic conditions via cloud-hosted simulation platforms.

Michael ChengMay 28, 2019 5:00 AM PT

Three Upcoming Mass-Market EVs to Look Out for in 2020

Three Upcoming Mass-Market EVs to Look Out for in 2020

Here are some lesser-known mass-market EVs gearing up to take the segment by storm next year.

Manish KharintaMay 27, 2019 6:00 PM PT

General Motor’s Pulling Maven out of Eight Cities

General Motor’s Pulling Maven out of Eight Cities

Maven, which is a mobility brand that’s run by General Motors, is ceasing operations in eight major cities in the U.S. Major cities that will see the service come to an end include Chicago and New York.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 27, 2019 4:00 PM PT   

Ford Will Introduce its Tesla Model Y Rival Later This Year

Ford Will Introduce its Tesla Model Y Rival Later This Year

Ford is all set to make its entry into the electric segment with an all-electric Mustang-inspired crossover.

Manish KharintaMay 27, 2019 2:00 PM PT

Mercedes-Benz’s Experimental Safety Vehicle Is More Than Just Another Autonomous Concept

Mercedes-Benz’s Experimental Safety Vehicle Is More Than Just Another Autonomous Concept

Mercedes-Benz unveiled an Experimental Safety Vehicle that’s based on the GLE-class that looks into the future of not only autonomous driving, but safety as a whole.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 26, 2019 6:00 AM PT    

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Can Boost Traffic Flow by 35 Percent

Study: Autonomous Vehicles Can Boost Traffic Flow by 35 Percent

Presented at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA) in Canada, the study provides insights on how driverless vehicles can work together to mitigate various road conditions – including the presence of an aggressive human-controlled driver.

Michael ChengMay 25, 2019 5:30 AM PT

Uber Launches Electric Bike Service in London with JUMP

Uber Launches Electric Bike Service in London with JUMP

Uber customers in London will be able to rent an electric bike right from the Uber app. The ride-hailing company is running a pilot program making 350 e-bikes available to rent in the city.

Eric WalzMay 24, 2019 11:39 AM PT       

Nissan to Offer Hands-Free Highway Driving in Japan with ProPilot 2.0

Nissan to Offer Hands-Free Highway Driving in Japan with ProPilot 2.0

The automaker’s ProPilot 2.0 system will debut on the Nissan Skyline this fall in Japan and will allow drivers to take their hands off the wheel during certain driving situations on the highway.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 24, 2019 5:00 AM PT    

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