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Tesla to Replace Radar in its Model 3, Model Y in the U.S. - Rolling Out ‘Pure Vision Autopilot’ Using Cameras

Tesla to Replace Radar in its Model 3, Model Y in the U.S. - Rolling Out ‘Pure Vision Autopilot’ Using Cameras

Electric automaker Tesla Inc said on Tuesday that it will replace a radar sensor in the Model 3 and Model Y vehicles sold in North America with a camera to better support Tesla’s latest automated driving feature called “Full Self-Driving” (FSD).

Eric WalzMay 26, 2021 8:00 AM PT     

Movandi Demonstrates its 5G mmWave Technology for Reliable & Fast Vehicle-to-Everything Communications

Movandi Demonstrates its 5G mmWave Technology for Reliable & Fast Vehicle-to-Everything Communications

Movandi, a developer of 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, announced on Monday a successful demonstration of a new technology that uses mmWave repeaters to support uninterrupted 5G vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communications. The pilot was conducting in San Jose, CA.

FutureCar Staff May 25, 2021 3:20 PM PT       

Tesla Sets Up a Site in China to Store Vehicle Data and Ensure it Remains the Country

Tesla Sets Up a Site in China to Store Vehicle Data and Ensure it Remains the Country

After getting flack from regulators over how electric automaker Tesla stores camera and sensor data from its vehicles in China, the California company is working with Chinese regulators and has set up a data site to securely store it. Automakers are facing growing scrutiny over how they handle data collected by vehicle cameras or sensors.

Eric WalzMay 25, 2021 10:50 AM PT     

Hyundai Officially Launches the IONIQ 5 Electric Crossover With Up to 300 Miles of Range

Hyundai Officially Launches the IONIQ 5 Electric Crossover With Up to 300 Miles of Range

Hyundai Motor North America today introduced its all-new IONIQ 5, an electric crossover with a targeted driving range of 300 miles, which will make it a serious alternative to Tesla’s Model Y. In addition to its range of up to 300 miles, the IONIQ 5 will offer ultra-fast charging reaching 80% charging in about 18 minutes.

Eric WalzMay 24, 2021 3:00 PM PT     

Ford Introduces the Sub $40,000 F-150 Lightning Pro Electric Pickup for Commercial & Fleet Customers

Ford Introduces the Sub $40,000 F-150 Lightning Pro Electric Pickup for Commercial & Fleet Customers

Next spring, customers will be able to buy the new Ford F-150 Lightning Pro, a commercial version of the automaker's new Lightning electric pickup unveiled last week. The gas-powered F-Series pickups are widely popular with commercial and fleet customers, so Ford made sure its new electric F-150 Lightning Pro will be ready to meet their needs.

Eric WalzMay 24, 2021 11:00 AM PT   

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Claims the Redesigned Roadster With SpaceX Package Will Hit 60 MPH in 1.1 Second

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Claims the Redesigned Roadster With SpaceX Package Will Hit 60 MPH in 1.1 Second

​As the world awaits the arrival of the redesigned Tesla Roadster, the company's Chief Executive Elon Musk claims that with the help of its “SpaceX Package” the electric sports car will be able to accelerate to 60 mph from a complete standstill in just 1.1 second.

Manish KharintaMay 24, 2021 8:00 AM PT

Texas Legislators Working on Forcing EV Owners to Pay up to $400 Fee

Texas Legislators Working on Forcing EV Owners to Pay up to $400 Fee

Since the state isn’t getting any gasoline tax from electric vehicle owners, it’s looking to charge owners an annual fee to help out with roads and other vehicle infrastructure projects.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 23, 2021 4:30 PM PT    

Lamborghini's Aiming to Embrace Electrified Vehicles by 2025

Lamborghini's Aiming to Embrace Electrified Vehicles by 2025

Be on the lookout for the brand’s first all-electric vehicle to arrive before 2030.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 23, 2021 7:00 AM PT   

Porsche Looking to Develop Synthetic Fuel to Make ICE Cars as Efficient as EVs

Porsche Looking to Develop Synthetic Fuel to Make ICE Cars as Efficient as EVs

The German luxury brand is looking to have the hydrogen-based fuel ready to test in 2022 and could potentially help classic car owners and enthusiasts to continue driving their internal combustion engine cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelMay 22, 2021 7:45 AM PT    

Computer Vision Developer StradVision to Showcase its Most Advanced Perception Camera for Autonomous Driving & ADAS at Auto Tech 2021

Computer Vision Developer StradVision to Showcase its Most Advanced Perception Camera for Autonomous Driving & ADAS at Auto Tech 2021

StradVision, a pioneer in AI-based vision processing technology for autonomous vehicles and automotive ADAS systems, will showcase the latest features of its camera perception software named “SVNet” during The China Guangzhou International Automotive Technology Expo 2021, which is being held May 25-27.

Eric WalzMay 21, 2021 4:00 PM PT       

The First of Tesla’s China-made V3 Superchargers is Now Online in Shenzhen

The First of Tesla’s China-made V3 Superchargers is Now Online in Shenzhen

The first of Tesla's China-built V3 Superchargers is now online in Shenzhen. The V3 Superchargers for Tesla's charging network in China are now being built at the automaker's new Supercharger manufacturing facility in Shanghai, which started production on Feb 3. Tesla is actively expanding its Supercharging network in China, which is the world's biggest auto market.

Eric WalzMay 21, 2021 10:55 AM PT     

Ford Motor Co. is Forming EV Battery Joint Venture with SK Innovation Called ‘BlueOvalSK’

Ford Motor Co. is Forming EV Battery Joint Venture with SK Innovation Called ‘BlueOvalSK’

Ford Motor Co is following its U.S. rival General Motors in setting up a joint venture to produce electric vehicle batteries at scale. Ford and South Korea-based SK Innovation announced today they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create a joint venture EV battery company called “BlueOvalSK” to produce approximately 60 GWh annually in battery cells. The battery plant is scheduled to go online by mid-decade.

FutureCar Staff May 20, 2021 3:30 PM PT       

Audi and its Partners Demonstrate C-V2X Connected Vehicle Technology to Increase Safety Around School Buses

Audi and its Partners Demonstrate C-V2X Connected Vehicle Technology to Increase Safety Around School Buses

Audi of America and partners, Qualcomm, Applied Information, Commsignia, bus manufacturer Blue Bird, and others have announced the completion of a cellular vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) deployment in Alpharetta, Georgia, designed to alert drivers to nearby school buses. The C- V2X technology can alert a driver when they’re entering an active school zone or approaching a school bus to reduce risks for children and other road users.

Eric WalzMay 20, 2021 12:15 PM PT        

Ford Motor Co. Goes for Function Over Fashion With its Electric F-150 Lightning Pickup

Ford Motor Co. Goes for Function Over Fashion With its Electric F-150 Lightning Pickup

The fully-electric Ford F-150 Lighting was officially unveiled during a live streamed event on Wednesday evening, and its poised to become a huge hit, given the popularity of the automaker's F-Series lineup of trucks. “This is a historic day for our company.” said executive Chairman Bill Ford, kicking off Wednesday’s unveiling for the F-150 Lightning at Ford’s headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan.

Eric WalzMay 20, 2021 9:00 AM PT   

BMW’s New X5 Plug-in Hybrid Will Ride on Sustainable Tires Made From FSC-Certified Natural Rubber & Rayon

BMW’s New X5 Plug-in Hybrid Will Ride on Sustainable Tires Made From FSC-Certified Natural Rubber & Rayon

The BMW Group is the first automotive manufacturer worldwide to equip its cars with tires using certified sustainable natural rubber and rayon, which is a wood-based material used to strengthen the tires. Rayon is made from wood pulp and is typically used in clothing. Beginning in August, BMW will source 22-inch sustainable tires exclusively from Pirelli. They will be offered on the 2022 BMW X5 xDrive45e plug-in hybrid (PHEV).

Eric WalzMay 19, 2021 2:15 PM PT        

Kia Unveils its EV6 Electric Crossover, a Serious Competitor to Tesla’s Model Y

Kia Unveils its EV6 Electric Crossover, a Serious Competitor to Tesla’s Model Y

​Kia unveiled the production version of its new EV6 crossover at a live streamed media event in Times Square in New York City on Tuesday night. The EV6 is the first purely electric vehicle from South Korean automaker Kia. The launch of the new EV6 SUV is part of Kia’s ‘Plan S’ strategy that will include 11 all-new electrified models globally by 2026.

FutureCar Staff May 19, 2021 11:30 AM PT    

 President Biden Visits Ford Motor Co to Promote His $174 Billion Electric Vehicle Plan, Checks Out the F-150 Lightning Ahead of its Unveiling

President Biden Visits Ford Motor Co to Promote His $174 Billion Electric Vehicle Plan, Checks Out the F-150 Lightning Ahead of its Unveiling

​President Joe Biden traveled to Michigan today to meet with executives from the Ford Motor Co and to promote his $174 billion electric vehicle plan, which includes substantial investments in zero-emissions vehicles and EV charging infrastructure in the U.S. While visiting Ford in Dearborn, Biden also got a sneak peak and a test drive in the Ford F150 Lightning electric pickup truck ahead of its global reveal on Wednesday evening.

Eric WalzMay 18, 2021 2:05 PM PT    

Mobileye & ZF to Supply Automaker Toyota With Advanced Safety & Perception Technology for its Future Models

Mobileye & ZF to Supply Automaker Toyota With Advanced Safety & Perception Technology for its Future Models

Computer vision company Mobileye and German automotive technology company ZF will supply automaker Toyota Motor Corp with safety technology for its future vehicles. The two companies were chosen by Toyota to develop Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) which will be used in multiple vehicle platforms within several years, including SAE Level 2 and higher autonomous driving systems.

Eric WalzMay 18, 2021 10:00 AM PT       

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Says 'Red Tape' is Causing Delays in Completing its Berlin Gigafactory

Tesla Chief Elon Musk Says 'Red Tape' is Causing Delays in Completing its Berlin Gigafactory

​Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk is blaming bureaucracy and red tape for delays in completing its new Gigafactory Berlin-Brandenburg in Germany. The factory was scheduled to begin building cars by July 1, but that timeline has been pushed back to later this year after Tesla added plans to add battery cell production at the site, which requires an additional approval process.

FutureCar Staff May 17, 2021 3:45 PM PT    

Ford is Taking its Electric Mach-E SUV on a 6,500-Mile Cross Country Trip to Demonstrate its Capabilities & Technology

Ford is Taking its Electric Mach-E SUV on a 6,500-Mile Cross Country Trip to Demonstrate its Capabilities & Technology

Ford is kicking off a marketing campaign called “Ocean to Ocean Reimagined” to showcase the new Mach-E. The cross country journey will offer product experiences along the way to demonstrate the features of Ford’s debut electric vehicle. In total, The Mach-E will travel nearly 6,500 miles across 20 states in a span of 50 days.

Eric WalzMay 17, 2021 12:15 PM PT     

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