Autonomous Ride-Share Startup May Mobility Announces Minority Investment & New Partnership With Tire Maker Bridgestone Americas
Michigan-based autonomous transportation startup May Mobility on Monday announced a minority investment from tire maker Bridgestone Americas (“Bridgestone”). The new partnership will include the future integration of Bridgestone’s digital and predictive tire technologies into May Mobility’s autonomous passenger vehicles.
Eric Walz2022-04-27 08:30 PT
Stellantis Launches a $300 Million Euro Venture Capital Fund That Will Invest in Innovative Automotive Technology Startups
Automaker Stellantis has launched a venture capital fund called Stellantis Ventures that will help support innovative startups working on advanced mobility solutions for the auto industry, such as autonomous driving, software, advanced materials, vehicle connectivity and related technology. Stellantis Ventures will initially invest €300 million (US$331 million) in early and late-stage startup companies.
FutureCar Staff 2022-04-22 15:00 PT
Ford Motor Co & Google to Serve as Founding Partners of Detroit’s 'Michigan Central Innovation District'
Ford and Google will serve as founding partners of the "Michigan Central Innovation District" in Detroit, which will serve as a global hub for talent, mobility innovation, sustainability, affordable housing, small business opportunities and community engagement. It will help transform the entire Corktown neighborhood of Detroit into a hub of future mobility innovation.
Eric Walz2022-03-13 12:15 PT
India’s Tata Motors is Using Crowdsourcing, Allowing the Public to Vote On Future Mobility Solutions
Automaker Tata Motors is taking a new approach to develop mobility solutions in its home country of India. Its using crowdsourcing which allows the public to help decide its future mobility path and submit ideas for improving India’s challenging mobility problems.
Eric Walz2020-03-08 11:15 PT
Electric Scooter Sharing Startup Lime Now Knows if You’re Riding on the Sidewalk
Lime, one of the most visible electric scooter-sharing startups, has developed new technology to keep its scooters off sidewalks. The company's new technology detects if a rider is traveling on a sidewalk using sensors on the scooter that detect the small gaps between each concrete sidewalk slab.
FutureCar Staff 2020-03-05 16:35 PT
Volvo’s Venture Capital Arm Invests in Silicon Valley VC Firm Autotech Ventures
Volvo Group Venture Capital AB announced an investment in Autotech Ventures, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm focused on start-ups in the transportation sector working on autonomous driving and other mobility technology.
Eric Walz2020-01-15 11:10 PT
Goodyear is Testing its New ‘Intelligent Tires’ with Mobility Startup Priva
Michigan-based mobility startup Priva Mobility, which provides mobile offices for workers on the go, is testing a new type of “intelligent tire” on its fleet of vehicles in a partnership with the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.
Eric Walz2019-12-07 11:00 PT
Ford Motor Co to Deploy its Self-Driving Cars in Austin, TX with Argo AI
Ford Motor Co announced today it has selected the city of Austin, Texas as the third launch market for its self-driving vehicles. The Texas city joins Miami-Dade County and Washington, D.C. where the company is testing its driverless cars.
Eric Walz2019-11-01 11:30 PT
Ford Motor Co is Selling its Canvas Car Subscription Business
Ford announced today it is selling off its Canvas vehicle subscription service, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford is selling Canvas to vehicle subscription app Fair. As part of the deal, California-based Fair will acquire all of the assets of Canvas.
FutureCar Staff 2019-10-19 15:45 PT
Ford Smart Mobility Subsidiary Autonomic Announces Partnership with Compact EV Maker Ayro Inc
Autonomic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ford Smart Mobility announces a strategic partnership with Ayro, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of emissions-free, electric light-duty vehicles for commercial and consumer markets. Autonomic says it’s the first major partnership between a cloud platform and a maker of electric vehicles.
FutureCar Staff 2019-09-27 18:47 PT
Toyota AI Ventures Announces New $100 Million Fund for Autonomous Mobility and Robotics
The Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm Toyota AI Ventures announced this week a new $100 million fund dedicated to investing in early-stage startups developing new technologies such as autonomous mobility and robotics.
Eric Walz2019-06-09 12:33 PT
Continental Opens Research & Development Center in Silicon Valley
Continental opens a new location in San Jose, California in Silicon Valley. Continental expects to employ about 300 experts from all parts of the company that will work on pioneering solutions for the sustainable mobility of the future.
Eric Walz2017-05-21 10:40 PT
LG Develops ‘Invisible' Speaker Sound Technology That Could Revolutionize In-Vehicle Audio
Eric WalzDec 28, 2022 10:45 AM PT
Toyota's Redesigned Prius May Get More Drivers Behind the Wheel of a Hybrid Vehicle
FutureCar Staff Dec 25, 2022 12:50 PM PT
Researchers at South Korea's Chung-Ang University Develop a ‘Meta-Reinforcement' Machine Learning Algorithm for Traffic Lights to Improve Vehicle Throughput
Eric WalzDec 22, 2022 2:30 PM PT