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Electric Adventure Vehicle Maker Rivian Announces a $700 Million Investment Led by Amazon

Electric Adventure Vehicle Maker Rivian Announces a $700 Million Investment Led by Amazon

​Electric truckmaker Rivian soon may become a major player in the electric vehicle space after receiving a $700 million investment led e-commerce giant Amazon. Rivian first revealed its two electric models, the R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV, at the Los Angeles Auto Show this past November.

Eric Walz2019-02-15 12:13 PT

Amazon Enters the Self-Driving Car Space with Investment in Aurora

Amazon Enters the Self-Driving Car Space with Investment in Aurora

Silicon Valley self-driving startup Aurora Innovation Inc. has secured an additional $530 million in its latest Series B funding round. Participating in the investment round is retail giant Amazon. The latest funding values the startup at $2.5 billion and will help Aurora to further develop its autonomous driving technology.

Eric Walz2019-02-07 13:26 PT

TuSimple Develops a Self-Driving Truck With Help From Amazon Web Services That ‘Sees’ 1,000 Meters Ahead

TuSimple Develops a Self-Driving Truck With Help From Amazon Web Services That ‘Sees’ 1,000 Meters Ahead

Self-driving truck startup TuSimple developed a long range perception system, which it says can see and interpret objects over a half mile away—up to 1,000 meters (3,280 feet) ahead. To support this robust system, the company is harnessing the computing power of Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Eric Walz2018-09-20 14:08 PT

Tesla’s Cloud Hacked and Used to Mine Cryptocurrency

Tesla’s Cloud Hacked and Used to Mine Cryptocurrency

​Tesla's secure Amazon Web Services account was hacked to mine cryptocurrency. The hack, which was brought to Tesla's attention by the Silicon Valley-based cybersecurity startup RedLock, that also reportedly exposed some of Tesla's proprietary data related to mapping, telemetry, and vehicle servicing.

Eric Walz2018-02-20 12:19 PT

Toyota President Akio Toyoda's Announces e-Palette Mobility Platform at CES

Toyota President Akio Toyoda's Announces e-Palette Mobility Platform at CES

Toyota president Akio Toyoda spoke at CES 2018 to announce the company’s future plans as it transitions to a smart mobility company.

Eric Walz2018-01-09 18:40 PT