At this week’s Nvidia’s annual GPU Technology Conference in San Jose the company announced a night vision upgrade to its long-range camera-based perception system. The new feature will allow autonomous trucks to operate day and night, increasing the utilization and safety of truck fleets.
FutureCar Staff Mar 20, 2019 10:37 AM PT
While much of the auto and tech industry focuses on developing self-driving cars, demand for the hardware components that make autonomous driving possible is also increasing. Two emerging lidar startups announced this week they raised millions in new funding to supply the laser technology.
Eric WalzMar 19, 2019 7:10 PM PT
NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivered the opening keynote at Nvidia’s annual GTC conference in Silicon Valley on Monday to share some of the advanced projects his company is working on. Among yesterday's major announcements is a new partnership between Nvidia and the Toyota Research Institute Advanced Development (TRI-AD) to develop, train and validate self-driving vehicles.
FutureCar Staff Mar 19, 2019 11:23 AM PT
During the trials, researchers manually drove the vehicles and concealed themselves as a car seat (in order to mimic driverless cars on public roads). The most effective light color that emerged from the study was turquoise.
Michael ChengMar 19, 2019 6:00 AM PT
A new startup has emerged from stealth today called Designated Driver. The company offers roadside assistance to self-driving vehicles by using a remote teleoperator that is able to control a vehicle from miles away.
Eric WalzMar 18, 2019 8:00 AM PT
The Danish auto designer’s taste for clean features and quality exterior builds suggest its upcoming EV will incorporate sleek automotive components.
Michael ChengMar 17, 2019 6:00 AM PT
A custom Tesla Model S Wagon (aka Shooting Brake) draws stares at the Geneva Motor Show.
Mia BevacquaMar 16, 2019 12:55 PM PT
The American automaker already has autonomous cars testing in Detroit, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., and Miami, but will soon spread to Austin, Texas.
Vineeth Joel PatelMar 16, 2019 10:00 AM PT
Tesla has officially unveiled its highly anticipated electric crossover SUV, the Model Y.
Manish KharintaMar 16, 2019 6:00 AM PT
Will the general public feel safe sharing the road with driverless vehicles without steering wheels or brake pedals, including being a passenger in one of these autonomous vehicles? More importantly, are these cars actually safe? These are some of the questions regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) want answered and the agency is asking the public for their comments.
FutureCar Staff Mar 15, 2019 12:49 PM PT
After seven long model years, Fiat is finally planning to replace the Fiat 500e with an all-new model.
Vineeth Joel PatelMar 15, 2019 6:00 AM PT
Tesla will unveil its much anticipated Model Y electric crossover SUV tonight at the company’s design center in California. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised that a crossover model will join its lineup and the wait to see it is finally over.
Eric WalzMar 14, 2019 5:18 PM PT
Toyota is investing billions to expand its U.S. production to support new models. The world's biggest automaker announced it will invest $13 billion over five years with a new commitment to new technologies such as electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.
FutureCar Staff Mar 14, 2019 1:30 PM PT
In order to reach its lofty goals, Uber’s self-driving arm was burning through $20 million a month – all in the name of developing technology for autonomous vehicles.
Vineeth Joel PatelMar 14, 2019 6:00 AM PT
The Trump administration’s new budget proposal is seeking to eliminate the federal EV tax credit on the purchase of electric and hybrid vehicles in the U.S. Critics say the move will cause electric vehicles sales in to fall in the U.S.
Eric WalzMar 13, 2019 5:44 PM PT
Like autonomous vehicles, drones have the potential to enhance a myriad of essential services – from last-mile deliveries to law enforcement surveillance and emergency services.
Michael ChengMar 13, 2019 6:00 AM PT
In the future, software will become the heart of a vehicle, according to Volkswagen CEO Herbert Deiss. Speaking at Volkswagen’s annual press conference in Wolfsburg, the VW CEO said that “Software will account for 90 percent of future innovations in the car.”
Eric WalzMar 12, 2019 5:30 PM PT
Chinese electric automaker Kandi Technologies Group Inc. (Nasdaq: KNDI) announced that the company's fully-electric K22 and EX3 models will be eligible for the U.S. federal EV tax credit of up to $7,500 beginning next year. Kandi builds its electric vehicles in a joint venture with China’s Geely, the parent company of Swedish automaker Volvo.
FutureCar Staff Mar 12, 2019 11:06 AM PT
Cruise Automation, the San-Francisco startup acquired by General Motors in 2016, has plans to double in size this year. To help with its expansion, the self-driving arm of GM hired Arden Hoffman, who previously worked at file-hosting company Dropbox and helped guide the company to its 2018 IPO.
FutureCar Staff Mar 11, 2019 7:05 PM PT
Last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a surprising announcement the the electric automaker would close all of its retail locations and move vehicle sales to online-only in a cost cutting move. Now Tesla is backtracking on its decision. Tesla said it will keep half of its retail locations open and raise prices by 3 percent for its high-end models.
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