NIO, an electric vehicle startup backed by Chinese venture capitalists, unveiled its first self-driving car concept at SXSW this weekend. The NIO EVE is a “mobile living area” as much as a vehicle, and has been designed to accommodate long family journeys. The interior has reclining seats that can fold into beds and front seats […]
The Ford Motor Company expanded its investment into the electric and autonomous vehicle market at CES 2017 on Tuesday, with a series of new innovation initiatives. The initiatives are part of a $4.5 billion investment to make the company ready for the next decade. Ford CEO Mark Fields has been focused on expanding research and […]
Faraday Future, the secretive electric vehicle startup, unveiled its first production car, the FF 91, at an event ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017 in Las Vegas. At the event, Faraday previewed some of the autonomous features that would be available in the FF 91, alongside some performance stats. But the stage demo […]
Lucid Motors, a luxury car manufacturer from California, has chosen Mobileye as its main supplier for camera, radar, and lidar sensors, which will enable self-driving. The automaker is preparing to launch its first car, the Lucid Air, which will be fitted with eight cameras, radar and lidar sensors. Lucid will also use Mobileye’s Road Experience […]
Baidu plans to swap the modified BMW 3-series that its been using since the start of its self-driving tests for a modified Chery EQ, a small four-door hatchback manufactured in China. The fully-electric car has already entered the fleet, according to a Baidu spokesperson speaking to Business Insider. Not much else is known about the […]
Like its fellow competitor cities, San Francisco putting the final touches on its proposal for the U.S. Department of Transportation decides the winner of the Smart City Challenge, which will provide $50 million in federal funding to build a smart city. Unlike its fellow cities, though, it also has $150 million in pledged private sector […]
Like its six other co-finalists, the City of Denver now awaits the final verdict in the Smart City Challenge, a U.S. Department of Transport initiative to create the first “smart city” that combines autonomous vehicles, connected devices, and smart sensors. The winner will receive $40 million in federal funding to build the smart city, along with an […]
Autonomous startup Faraday Future wants to begin testing its prototype car in Michigan, in addition to testing its vehicles in California and another undisclosed city. The application was confirmed by the director of Michigan’s Department of Transportation, Kirk Steudle, who told Detroit News that the San Francisco-based firm asked for guidance on how to apply […]
Rumors of Tesla’s Model 3 self-driving features have been circling for a few months, in part due to a cryptic tweet from CEO Elon Musk: “Thanks for tuning in to the Model 3 unveil Part 1! Part 2 is super next level, but that’s for later…” Plenty of publications and pundits took that as a […]
BMW has confirmed plans to launch an electric, autonomous car by 2021, named the iNext. Chief executive Harald Krueger revealed the plans during the company’s celebration of 100 years in business. “We are further expanding the BMW i line-up,” said Krueger. “In just a few weeks, we will offer an i3 with 50 per cent […]
China’s LeEco unveiled its own self-driving electric car concept at a Beijing press conference earlier today, adding to the laundry list of products currently produced by the “Netflix of China”. LeEco chief executive Jia Yueting demoed some of the self-driving capabilities at the event, including driving and parking. Yueting controlled the car through voice commands […]
All we know for sure is that the big Tesla news will be big Tesla news.
It could be great for developers and consumers anyway.
A year of effort and hundreds of employees sounds pretty serious.
An affordable Tesla Model 3 is in the works.