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Daimler, Bosch, Nvidia Team Up To Bring Robo-Taxis To Silicon Valley

Add Daimler and Bosch to the growing list of entrants in the self-driving derby who are putting robo-taxis on the road for testing purposes, but with the goal of producing autonomous vehicles at scale. After unveiling plans last year to get self-driving cars ready for use in urban area by the early …

Daimler AG

Audi ergänzt Portfolio bis 2025 um 15 neue Elektroautos

Im Mai hatte Audi angekündigt, für das Jahr 2025 mit einem Absatz von rund 800.000 Elektroautos und Plug-in-Hybriden zu rechnen. Die „Automobilwoche“ …

Auto

IBM, VW team up in 'garage factory' to build more personalized services

Automakers and suppliers are closer than ever before, especially in the tech space where constant communication and improvement are necessary to build the kind of neat services new buyers will want. That's why IBM and Volkswagen have shacked up -- literally.<p>IBM and Volkswagen have both set up shop …

Cognitive Computing

More automakers working to turn your smartphone into a shareable digital car key

Car Connectivity Consortium wants personalized, transferable keys for future mobility<p>The smartphone killed the phone book, audio player, the pocket digital camera, handheld GPS devices and voice recorders. Now that addictive, transistor-filled candy bar is coming for your car keys. The Car …

Carsharing

Vietnam's first major car maker is called VinFast, will debut in Paris

When people think about things that are made in Vietnam, cars probably don't even rank as an afterthought, but a Vietnamese consortium known as Vingroup (aka the largest private enterprise in the country) is trying to change that.<p>VinFast will be the country's first high-volume producer of cars, and …

Vietnam

Volkswagen Teams up With Suppliers on Networking Tech for Autonomous Cars

The alliance hopes to develop better in-vehicle computing networks.<p>Volkswagen<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's Articles<p>twitter.com/SAEdelstein<p>…

Networking

Italy Wants to Put a Million Electric Cars on the Road. Price: $10 Billion

The populist government in Italy, Europe’s most sluggish market for electric cars, has a big-bang plan to put 1 million of the vehicles on the …

Natural Gas

Audi delays e-tron launch in the wake of CEO's arrest

Audi's electric SUV, the e-tron Quattro crossover, notable for its optional aerodynamic side cameras and super-fast charging abilities, was supposed to be revealed at the end of August. Just last week, however, the car maker's CEO was arrested over his alleged role in Dieselgate, the scandal over …

Electric SUV

VW, Nvidia, Bosch, others team up to suss out the back end of autonomy

Not every bit of autonomous-car development is glamorous, but it still needs to be dealt with. That's where the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance comes in.<p>Volkswagen has teamed up with four major suppliers -- Aquantia, Bosch, Continental and Nvidia -- to create the NAV Alliance. Its …

Volkswagen

Robocar will tackle the Goodwood hill climb autonomously

It'll only have to drive for about a mile, but when Roborace's autonomous car heads to the Goodwood Festival of Speed, it'll make for a momentous occasion.<p>Robocar, the autonomous racecar that stars in its own racing series, will be the first autonomous vehicle to tackle the hill climb event during …

Goodwood

Game on: Faraday Future gets green light for $2 billion in funding

Whether you think it's a fledgling car company or a sentient mass of smoke and mirrors, Faraday Future isn't going anywhere any time soon.<p>Faraday Future announced this week that it has secured government approval for a $2 billion round of equity funding, earning itself a new main shareholder in the …

James Martin

Electric vehicles are gaining momentum, despite Trump

Policymakers and analysts are digging into the details of how to get more EVs on the road.<p>The transportation sector today emits more carbon than any other sector of the US economy. And it is shaping up to be the next big battle in the long fight to decarbonize.<p>On one side of that battle: the Trump …

Electric Vehicles

Electric-Car Startup Byton Secures $500 Million in Funding

Byton will rely on Chinese companies for financial and technical support.<p>Byton<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's …

These are the competitive pressures driving automakers to accelerate new tech adoption

The transformations that companies like Tesla, Uber and Lyft bring to the auto industry are changing more than just the ways car companies think about drivetrains and ownership, and it’s opening doors for new ways of thinking about the entire mobility industry.<p>That’s the word from some of Israel’s …

2020 Porsche Taycan Prototype first drive review: Driving the future

If you're having some fun on the track, waiting 6 hours to recharge would bother you. That's why we are working so hard on a technology that would charge the battery in 15 minutes.<p>Detlev von Platen, Porsche board member and former CEO of Porsche Cars North America<p>The various gauges and displays in …

North America

Porsche Mission E Cross Turismo could be the most exciting upcoming EV

While the world seemingly froths at the mouth over both the success and failures (depending on which camp you reside in) of the Tesla Model 3, …

Here's Fiat Chrysler's Ambitious $10.5 Billion Electrification Plan

As part of Fiat Chrysler’s recent Dog And Pony show for investors, the company’s Chief Technical Compliance Officer, Mark Chernoby, described FCA’s …

Automakers Are Making Car Ownership Optional

People seeking a set of wheels traditionally had two options: buy or lease. But the advent of ride hailing turned the next generation of drivers into …

Uber to open Advanced Technologies Center in Paris focused on flying taxis

S’envoler<p>Uber’s plan to fill the skies above cities with swarms of electric-powered flying taxis is getting its own dedicated laboratory. The company announced Thursday that it will build a new Advanced Technologies Center in Paris focused on its ambitious Uber Elevate project, the ride-hail …

Air Traffic

Flexible change of vehicle with Mercedes me Flexperience: A Mercedes-Benz for every occasion

<b>Stuttgart. With Mercedes me Flexperience Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Financial Services are taking another step on the road to becoming an integrated</b> …

Team "AUTOmator" wins Porsche innovation competition

The pitch delivered by the trio from Germany saw them triumph against six other finalists and over 270 submitted projects.

Audi targets 800,000 EV and hybrid sales in 2025

It outlines its corporate strategy as more dirty diesels recalled<p>BERLIN — Audi on Tuesday said it plans to sell about 800,000 battery-electric and hybrid powered cars in 2025, as it seeks to catch up with electric car rival Tesla and emerge from a damaging emissions-cheating scandal.<p>Audi's image …

Ohio wants to be the 'Wild, Wild West' for self-driving cars

Governor John Kasich opens state's roads to autonomous car testing<p>Ohio has become the latest state to open its roads for testing self-driving vehicles, in a boost to a nascent industry that has been facing increased scrutiny after a well-publicized death involving Uber's self-driving car testing.<p>In …

UPS modular electric delivery trucks will deploy in London and Paris

UPS and Arrival, a UK-based company, have teamed up to launch 35 modular electric delivery vehicles. As with other electric vehicles, these modular …

Who Owns the Data Your Car Collects?

The interior of the Tesla Model 3 is a remarkably spartan affair. The dashboard is unadorned by the gauges, instruments, dials, and buttons found on …

Charging speed is no longer an obstacle for electric cars

There’s a lot to learn about and ponder in this thread by Bloomberg Senior Reporter Tom Randall. He talks about how fast upcoming chargers will top …

EV charging is about to get a whole lot less frustrating

Charging up an electric car looks set to get a whole lot easier, with a new Plug&Charge system promising to do away with membership cards, apps, or …

Volvo Debuts Plug-In Hybrid Version Of Super Stylish XC40

Volvo choose Auto China 2018 to reveal its all-new plug-in hybrid version of the XC40 crossover.<p>Sales of this stylish plug-in crossover will begin …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

World's fastest electric car charger offers 120-miles of range in 8 minutes

Electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment is surging forward — maybe faster than the cars it’s supposed to fill up. ABB recently launched their Terra …

Honda Everus EV concept introduces a new car and brand

First Chinese Honda EV will be marketed under Everus brand<p>There's a lot wrapped up in the Honda Everus EV concept introduced at the 2018 Beijing Auto Show. Yes, it's a concept car, but like most Honda concepts, it's a thinly veiled take on an upcoming production car. In this case, a fully electric …