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Apple Holding Talks With Suppliers for Self-Driving Car Sensors

Apple Holding Talks With Suppliers for Self-Driving Car Sensors

According to a report by Reuters, Apple has been talking to roughly four companies, as the tech giant looks to lock down a supplier for “next-generation” LiDAR sensors.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-19 07:00 PT

Car Batteries Lagging Behind Fast Car Chargers

Car Batteries Lagging Behind Fast Car Chargers

Automakers may finally be packing more range into electric vehicles, but battery technology in cars is still well behind what modern fast chargers are capable of.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-14 10:40 PT

Startup Innolith Claims to Have EV Battery Capable of 600 Miles of Range

Startup Innolith Claims to Have EV Battery Capable of 600 Miles of Range

Switzerland startup stated to have electric-vehicle battery with an energy density of 1,000 watt-hours per kilogram and a range of 600 miles.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-10 07:00 PT

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

CNBC Report Claims Tesla’s EVs Store Unencrypted Crash Data, Navigation Information

A security researcher extracted unencrypted data from Tesla vehicles and found that the electric vehicles held on to a lot of unencrypted data.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-04-06 07:00 PT

Waymo Preparing to Open Additional Tech Service Center in Arizona

Waymo Preparing to Open Additional Tech Service Center in Arizona

In an effort to keep up with its tremendous growth, Waymo announced that it will open a technical service center in Mesa, Arizona that will measure in at 85,000 square feet.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-22 06:00 PT

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

Nvidia Proposes Self-Driving License for Autonomous Vehicles

At its GPU Technology Conference, Nvidia announced that it’s working with German standards body TUV SUD to come out with a driver’s license for autonomous cars. The company also announced all of the details behind its new Drive AP2X 9.0 platform.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-20 14:00 PT

Georgia Institute of Technology Finds Autonomous Cars Struggle to Detect Pedestrians With Dark Skin

Georgia Institute of Technology Finds Autonomous Cars Struggle to Detect Pedestrians With Dark Skin

According to the study, image-detection systems in autonomous vehicles were 5 percent less accurate at detecting pedestrians with dark skin.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-03-08 10:26 PT

Researchers Instructing Autonomous Vehicles on How Pedestrians Move

Researchers Instructing Autonomous Vehicles on How Pedestrians Move

Researchers at the University of Michigan are currently working on a system that will help self-driving vehicles predict what pedestrians are going to do next.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-24 10:00 PT

Nissan Envisions Old Leaf EV Batteries Powering Camping Trips

Nissan Envisions Old Leaf EV Batteries Powering Camping Trips

With automakers having to resort to being innovative to use old electric-car batteries, Nissan has come out with a concept that would help campers get juice when they’re off the grid.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-21 09:57 PT

Popular Electric Scooters Available Through Ride-Sharing Apps Can Be Hacked

Popular Electric Scooters Available Through Ride-Sharing Apps Can Be Hacked

If you thought autonomous vehicles would be the only machines that could be hacked, you’re wrong. Researchers from Zimperium found that the Xiaomi M365 electric scooter could be hacked to accelerate or brake.

Vineeth Joel Patel2019-02-18 06:00 PT

Ford’s Latest Patent Previews Driving a Car With Smartphone

Ford’s Latest Patent Previews Driving a Car With Smartphone

Ford has come up with an innovative way to steer an autonomous vehicle with a smartphone, including giving consumers the option of interacting with a virtual steering wheel or simply tilting the device.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-09 15:00 PT

Toyota Continues to Back Hybrids, Believes EV Batteries Are Flawed

Toyota Continues to Back Hybrids, Believes EV Batteries Are Flawed

Toyota not only believes that electric vehicles are hindered by the amount of cobalt that’s available, but also that democratizing hybrids is better for air quality.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-08 14:30 PT

Ford Proposes Driverless Vehicle Signals for Pedestrian Safety

Ford Proposes Driverless Vehicle Signals for Pedestrian Safety

To streamline development and application, the Detroit-based car manufacturer strongly encourages other companies in the automotive industry to support the interface, as it could drastically improve safety for self-driving cars.

Michael Cheng2018-10-08 11:15 PT

Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft to Develop a Cloud Computing Platform

Volkswagen Partners with Microsoft to Develop a Cloud Computing Platform

To tackle data storage requirements of car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communication Volkswagen has partnered with Microsoft to develop a cloud network

Manish Kharinta2018-10-07 11:30 PT

GM, Honda Strike up Partnership to Develop an Autonomous Car

GM, Honda Strike up Partnership to Develop an Autonomous Car

Under the partnership, Honda will make a $750 million equity investment in General Motors’ Cruise subsidiary and spend an additional $2 billion over the next 12 years to jointly develop self-driving technology.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-03 16:00 PT

Porsche’s Radical Charging Stations Will Charge an EV in 15 Minutes, Look Sleek

Porsche’s Radical Charging Stations Will Charge an EV in 15 Minutes, Look Sleek

With Porsche set to introduce a couple of electric vehicles in the near future, the German automaker is looking into sleek chargers that can give an EV 250 miles of range in just 15 minutes.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-10-01 06:00 PT

Ferrari Aims for 60 Percent of Cars to Have Hybrid Powertrains by 2022

Ferrari Aims for 60 Percent of Cars to Have Hybrid Powertrains by 2022

A hybrid crossover model is also in the cards and will be called the “Purosangue,” which the automaker claims will be unlike anything else on the market.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-23 17:00 PT

Audi e-tron Will to Feature a Rearview Mirror With an Integrated Toll Module

Audi e-tron Will to Feature a Rearview Mirror With an Integrated Toll Module

Besides being Audi’s first all-electric SUV, the new 2019 e-tron will be the automaker’s first vehicle to come with vehicle-to-vehicle infrastructure from Gentex in the form of an Integrated Toll Module.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-15 12:00 PT

San Francisco Gives Skip, Scoot Permits for EV Scooters

San Francisco Gives Skip, Scoot Permits for EV Scooters

Major players like Bird, Lime, Lyft, and Uber (12 in total) missed out on being able to participate in a 12-month program in the city.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-09-10 09:00 PT

More Startups Need to Join the Autonomous Car Race, States Fortune

More Startups Need to Join the Autonomous Car Race, States Fortune

Startups will push traditional automakers and technology companies to be better, create more advanced systems, and push themselves to meet tougher timelines.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-08-17 06:00 PT

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