The outbreak of the Coronavirus prompted the cancellation of this year’s Geneva auto show, as countries around the world work to contain the virus. On Friday, Switzerland banned large events expected to draw more than 1,000 people in an effort to control the virus.
FutureCar Staff 2020-02-28 16:45 PT
Who says luxury only has to come in large packages? BMW’s i3 Urban Suite Concept is bringing chauffeur levels of luxury to pint-sized cars.
Vineeth Joel Patel2019-12-30 07:00 PT
German automaker BMW operates some of the world’s most advanced vehicle production and logistics facilities and the company announced its sharing some of its AI-powered algorithms with the developer community.
Eric Walz2019-12-13 11:15 PT
German automaker BMW and its Chinese partner Great Wall Motor said they plan to build a plant in China with a capacity of 160,000 cars per year. The new plant will produce the BMW electric MINI and Great Wall Motor models.
Eric Walz2019-11-29 10:45 PT
BMW Group has awarded automotive parts supplier Magna International the largest production order for transmission technologies in the company’s history. The transmission technologies will be used in more than 170 different BMW vehicle applications.
Eric Walz2019-10-30 10:45 PT
Tesla was added to a government list of approved automotive manufacturers, China’s industry ministry said on Thursday, as it granted the electric-vehicle maker a certificate to start production in the country.
FutureCar Staff 2019-10-17 14:45 PT
The San Francisco Bay Area company Motiv Power Systems announced today it has secured $60 Million in new equity funding. The company is a provider of an all-electric medium-duty chassis for buses and trucks, which is used to convert the vehicles to run on battery power.
Eric Walz2019-10-15 16:30 PT
The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the decision of four automakers in July to reach a voluntary agreement with California to adopt state emissions standards violated antitrust law, people briefed on the matter said on Friday.
FutureCar Staff 2019-09-06 09:00 PT
The head of a broad coalition of Japanese, German and South Korean automakers warned on Friday that renewed punitive Chinese tariffs on U.S. autos would hurt U.S. vehicle exports to China and put U.S. jobs at risk.
FutureCar Staff 2019-08-23 16:02 PT
After some of the world’s biggest automaker reached a voluntary agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules, the White House is urging other automakers not to back the agreement.
FutureCar Staff 2019-08-21 11:05 PT
Venture capital firms continue to pour money into lidar companies, as the laser beam technology is quickly becoming an essential perception tool for driverless cars and other autonomous applications. Innoviz Technologies, an Israeli maker of advanced lidar sensors for self-driving cars, said it raised an additional $170 million in its latest investment round.
FutureCar Staff 2019-06-11 15:08 PT
Daimler AG has acquired a minority equity stake in U.S. battery materials company Sila Nanotechnologies Inc. (Sila Nano) as part of its research and development of advanced batteries for electric vehicles.
Eric Walz2019-04-16 15:45 PT
The European Union (EU) said German automaker Volkswagen along with Daimler and BMW broke antitrust rules by acting together to delay the introduction of two emission cleaning systems between 2006 and 2014. The emission reducing technology would have lowered harmful emissions if installed in production vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2019-04-05 18:53 PT
Self-driving vehicles generate terabytes of data, which needs to be analyzed during the development process, so that deep-learning algorithms can make safer driving decisions and improve over time. The challenge for automakers is how to sort and analyze all of this data so it can be used more efficiently for self-driving vehicles. To address this problem, BMW is built its own IT platform it calls D3.
Eric Walz2019-03-27 17:15 PT
One of the most important pieces of hardware for self-driving vehicles is lidar and two emerging lidar startups announced this week they raised millions in new funding to supply the technology. Israeli startup Innoviz Technologies said on Tuesday it raised $132 million, bringing its total funding to $214 million, while San Francisco-based Ouster said on Monday it raised $60 million.
Eric Walz2019-03-26 19:07 PT
The U.S. Commerce Department sent its report on auto tariffs late Sunday evening to U.S. President Donald Trump, hours before the end of the 270-day deadline. The report’s recommendations can potentially lead to steeper tariffs on imported cars and auto parts.
FutureCar Staff 2019-02-18 16:43 PT
China will temporarily suspend additional 25 percent tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts the finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. China agreed to suspend the tariff on 144 U.S. vehicle and auto parts.
FutureCar Staff 2018-12-14 12:41 PT
BMW offered the world’s first look of its Vision iNEXT vehicle today at the Los Angeles Auto Show. The futuristic iNEXT just might become the future of personal mobility.
Eric Walz2018-11-28 14:05 PT
German battery maker Varta has reached a research agreement to lay the groundwork for mass production of lithium-ion battery cells for electric cars.
Eric Walz2018-11-19 11:31 PT
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Thursday said it was moving to allow advanced headlights known as “adaptive driving beams” to be used in vehicles on U.S. roads that could help prevent crashes at night.
Eric Walz2018-10-12 17:53 PT
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