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Self-Driving Startup Pony.ai Launches Autonomous Robotaxi Pilot with the City of Fremont, California

Self-Driving Startup Pony.ai Launches Autonomous Robotaxi Pilot with the City of Fremont, California

Fremont, California has become one of the first Silicon Valley region cities to launch an autonomous robotaxi pilot. Fremont and self-driving technology developer Pony.ai today launched a pilot offering a group of city employees rides in one of Pony.ai’s shared autonomous vehicles.

Eric WalzFeb 25, 2020 1:00 PM PT      

Cerence Inc Partners with HERE Technologies to Bring AI-Powered Voice Access to Maps & Navigation

Cerence Inc Partners with HERE Technologies to Bring AI-Powered Voice Access to Maps & Navigation

A new partnership between Massachusetts-based Cerence Inc and high-definition mapping company HERE Technologies will give drivers a more seamless connection to their vehicles using speech recognition, artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Eric WalzFeb 24, 2020 4:30 PM PT      

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Announces LG Chem as its Battery Supplier

California EV Startup Lucid Motors Announces LG Chem as its Battery Supplier

California luxury electric vehicle startup Lucid Motors, which is aiming to rival Tesla with its ultra-luxury electric Air sedan, announced today that its batteries will be supplied by South Korean battery maker LG Chem. The deal with LG Chem ensures that Lucid will have the battery cells it needs for volume production of the Lucid Air sedan, the company’s first vehicle.

FutureCar Staff Feb 24, 2020 11:15 AM PT     

Kia and Rimac Partner for Halo Performance EV

Kia and Rimac Partner for Halo Performance EV

Kia and Rimac may be from two separate parts of the market, but the two automakers will work together to bring a high-performance electric vehicle to market in 2021.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 24, 2020 6:00 AM PT    

Cadillac Will Reveal its First Ever Electric Vehicle in April

Cadillac Will Reveal its First Ever Electric Vehicle in April

General Motors revealed that the first-ever Cadillac electric vehicle will make its global debut in weeks following the automaker's EV day event on March 4.

Manish KharintaFeb 23, 2020 2:30 PM PT

Jaguar Land Rover Unveils Autonomous and Electric ‘Project Vector’ Shuttle Concept

Jaguar Land Rover Unveils Autonomous and Electric ‘Project Vector’ Shuttle Concept

Jaguar Land Rover introduced a new concept that hits all of the major themes for the future of automobiles: autonomous and electric in shuttle form.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 23, 2020 9:00 AM PT   

German Researchers Manufacture Intelligent Ears for Cars

German Researchers Manufacture Intelligent Ears for Cars

While some automakers and companies are looking into helping cars see the road, researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology in Germany have introduced an artificially intelligent set of ears for cars.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 22, 2020 6:00 AM PT  

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Buys U.S. Digital Advertising Startup Halo Cars

Ride-Hailing Company Lyft Buys U.S. Digital Advertising Startup Halo Cars

Ride-hailing company Lyft has bought U.S.-based startup Halo Cars, which allows drivers to make money through digital advertisements displayed on top of their vehicles. Lyft confirmed the deal but did not comment on the financing of the deal.

FutureCar Staff Feb 21, 2020 7:00 PM PT     

Tesla Model S Gets 17-Mile Bump in Range, Solidifies Spot as Longest-Range EV

Tesla Model S Gets 17-Mile Bump in Range, Solidifies Spot as Longest-Range EV

Elon Musk recently promised that Tesla would sell an electric vehicle with a range of 400 miles and the automaker got closer than ever with the new Tesla Model S Long Range Plus.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 21, 2020 4:00 PM PT   

China’s Auto Sales Plummet 92% This Month as Coronavirus Fears Put the Brakes on New Car Sales

China’s Auto Sales Plummet 92% This Month as Coronavirus Fears Put the Brakes on New Car Sales

The Coronavirus has stalled auto production in China and caused new vehicle sales to plummet this month. The China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) said that retail sales of passenger cars in China plummeted 92% on an annual basis in the first 16 days of February.

Eric WalzFeb 21, 2020 11:05 AM PT       

General Motors Updates its Mobile App to Make EV Charging Easier for Customers

General Motors Updates its Mobile App to Make EV Charging Easier for Customers

General Motors has made enhancements to its “Energy Assist” feature in the “myChevrolet” mobile app so electric vehicle drivers can find the nearest EV charging station.

FutureCar Staff Feb 20, 2020 4:45 PM PT    

Hyundai & Kia Develop an AI-Powered Transmission Control System That Shifts Based on Road & Traffic Conditions

Hyundai & Kia Develop an AI-Powered Transmission Control System That Shifts Based on Road & Traffic Conditions

Hyundai Motor Company and its division Kia have developed a new type of transmission control system that shifts gears based on the current road and traffic conditions. Hyundai says its the world’s first AI-powered predictive vehicle shift system.

Eric WalzFeb 20, 2020 11:00 AM PT

Researchers Trick Tesla Vehicles into Driving 50 MPH Over the Speed Limit with a Traffic Sign Altered with Black Tape

Researchers Trick Tesla Vehicles into Driving 50 MPH Over the Speed Limit with a Traffic Sign Altered with Black Tape

Security firm McAfee discovered some serious flaws in Telsa’s forward facing cameras, which are used for the automaker’s Autopilot system as well as for its advanced cruise control, particularly in how machine learning software detects common speed limit signs.

FutureCar Staff Feb 19, 2020 3:40 PM PT       

Myle Technologies Launches its Ride-Hailing Service New York City to Compete with Uber & Lyft

Myle Technologies Launches its Ride-Hailing Service New York City to Compete with Uber & Lyft

A new on-demand transportation company called Myle Technologies is moving into Uber’s space and launching a ride-hailing service today in the five boroughs of New York, enabling customers to get picked up by the nearest taxi.

Eric WalzFeb 19, 2020 11:00 AM PT     

StradVision is Pitching its Advanced Vision Perception Technology to German Automakers at ‘Startup Autobahn’

StradVision is Pitching its Advanced Vision Perception Technology to German Automakers at ‘Startup Autobahn’

Perception Software company StradVision announced it was among the group of companies invited to present its technology to automotive industry leaders at Startup Autobahn Selection Day. The event takes place on February 25 in Stuttgart, Germany.

FutureCar Staff Feb 18, 2020 4:00 PM PT     

Tesla is Planning to Use Cobalt-Free Batteries for its Electric Vehicles Built in China

Tesla is Planning to Use Cobalt-Free Batteries for its Electric Vehicles Built in China

Tesla is in talks with Chinese battery maker CATL to use lithium-iron phosphate (LFP) batteries that contain no cobalt for vehicles built at the automaker’s Shanghai gigafactory. It would be the first time Tesla built a vehicle using LFP batteries instead of the typical lithium-ion type.

Eric WalzFeb 18, 2020 9:00 AM PT      

Volvo Trucks' All-Electric VNR Truck Pilot Program is Showcased in California

Volvo Trucks' All-Electric VNR Truck Pilot Program is Showcased in California

Volvo Trucks recently demonstrated its new all-electric VNR Electric truck models in Los Angeles, California as part of a project to demonstrate applications of zero-emission, battery-only freight transportation in urban areas with heavy traffic.

Manish KharintaFeb 17, 2020 3:30 PM PT

Gordon Murray Reimagines Transportation as Electric Autonomous Pod

Gordon Murray Reimagines Transportation as Electric Autonomous Pod

Famed automotive designer Gordon Murray, who was once known for designing high-performance vehicles and racecars, has revealed his latest take on mobility, which is an all-electric autonomous pod.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 17, 2020 8:00 AM PT   

Hyundai Gives Sonata Hybrid New Solar Roof Option for Extra Range

Hyundai Gives Sonata Hybrid New Solar Roof Option for Extra Range

Hyundai has redesigned the Sonata Hybrid, which now earns an EPA figure of up to 54 mpg on the highway.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 16, 2020 4:00 PM PT   

Apple Engineer Involved in Fatal Accident in 2018 Complained About Tesla’s Autopilot

Apple Engineer Involved in Fatal Accident in 2018 Complained About Tesla’s Autopilot

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Boards released documents regarding the 2018 fatal incident involving a Tesla Model X that stated the Apple engineer who died in the accident complained about a possible malfunction with the SUV’s Autopilot system.

Vineeth Joel PatelFeb 16, 2020 7:00 AM PT   

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