Aurora, a well-funded Silicon Valley-based autonomous driving startup, announced that it is acquiring lidar company Blackmore. Aurora said that it chose Blackmore because of its pioneering work in Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) lidar, a next generation lidar technology that can improve the perception capabilities of self-driving vehicles.
Eric WalzMay 23, 2019 6:19 PM PT
A leaked email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk to employees revealed that Tesla might finally be solving many of its production and logistics problems. The email to employees noted that Tesla is on track to deliver a record number of cars in the second quarter.
FutureCar Staff May 23, 2019 1:40 PM PT
A feasible solution to preparing autonomous vehicles for natural disasters could be virtual testing software. Using this option, developers can recreate a wide range of emergencies for driverless cars to tackle in a controlled environment.
Michael ChengMay 23, 2019 5:00 AM PT
GM requested that U.S. regulators waive some automobile safety standards, including deploying autonomous vehicles without a steering wheel or pedals, to make it possible to deploy a ride-sharing fleet of driverless cars.
Eric WalzMay 22, 2019 5:03 PM PT
China's Baidu said in a statement Tuesday that rumors about the spin-off of its Apollo open autonomous vehicle development platform are false.
FutureCar Staff May 22, 2019 1:59 PM PT
Consumer watchdog organization Consumer Reports (CR) recently conducted its own test of Tesla’s new “Navigate on Autopilot” update and concluded that it doesn’t work as well as Musk claims. In fact, using it could be a potential safety risks for drivers.
Eric WalzMay 22, 2019 12:22 PM PT
In an all-staff email obtained by Reuters and Electrek, Elon Musk told employees that the electric automaker would run out of money in roughly 10 months, claiming that “hardcore” cost-cutting efforts are needed to keep the company afloat.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 22, 2019 5:00 AM PT
The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) began a two-week trial on Tuesday transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks in a partnership with San Diego-based TuSimple. The pilot program will test the driverless truck technology to see how it might improve delivery times and operating costs.
Eric WalzMay 21, 2019 3:09 PM PT
The startup's smart mailbox utilizes a flat, heavy-duty top, which serves as a landing pad for quadcopters. Valqari plans to develop drone-friendly mailboxes with heaters or coolers for receiving meals, groceries and medicine requiring refrigeration.
Michael ChengMay 21, 2019 5:00 AM PT
In the future, gas stations might become convenient locations to dispense power for electric vehicles. EVgo, whihc operates the nation’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, announced today it is working with Chevron to bring EV fast charging to select Chevron company-owned gas stations in California.
FutureCar Staff May 20, 2019 2:30 PM PT
Following the footsteps of electric automaker Tesla, General Motors said on Monday that all of its future models will be able to receive over-the-air updates by 2023.
Eric WalzMay 20, 2019 12:12 PM PT
The service is part of the startup’s ongoing collaboration with German logistics group DB Schenker. By the end of 2020, the startup wants to have 200 autonomous trucks operating on public roadways.
Michael ChengMay 20, 2019 5:00 AM PT
Electric vehicle startup Rivian is targeting an ambitious all-electric driving range of 400 miles for the upcoming R1T electric pickup truck and here’s how the company aims to do it.
Manish KharintaMay 19, 2019 8:12 PM PT
In roughly 12 months, Volkswagen aims to have two electric-vehicle plants in China operational to build a total of 600,000 battery-powered cars to take on Tesla.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 19, 2019 6:00 AM PT
In response to some high-profile battery fires, Tesla has released a software update claiming it was launched “out of an abundance of caution.”
Manish KharintaMay 18, 2019 11:30 AM PT
A new analysis by Bloomberg New Energy Finance claims that electric cars are on path to account for 57 percent of all passenger car sales worldwide by 2040.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 18, 2019 6:00 AM PT
Miami, Florida-based Bolt Mobility, unveiled its new Bolt Nano on Thursday. The Nano is Bolt's first two-passenger electric vehicle, which joins the company’s fleet of e-scooters including the Bolt Original, the Bolt One and the Bolt Chariot.
FutureCar Staff May 17, 2019 6:16 PM PT
German startup Lilium and the aviation startup just staged the first successful maiden flight of a five-seater VTOL prototype that it aims to bring into service by 2025.
Eric WalzMay 17, 2019 12:55 PM PT
After a fatal accident in Florida involving a Tesla Model S operating in “Autopilot” mode, the National Highway Safety Board (NHSB) launched an investigation. The preliminary report determined that the driver engaged Autopilot around 10 seconds before crashing.
FutureCar Staff May 16, 2019 3:00 PM PT
The electric highway features overhead wires that will allow hybrid semi-trucks to recharge their batteries while on the move.
Vineeth Joel PatelMay 16, 2019 9:57 AM PT
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