Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

Former GE CEO Jeff Immelt close to becoming Uber’s CEO

 The long and dramatic process for naming a new Uber CEO may be coming closer to an end.
First reported by Kara Swisher, our sources are also telling us that former General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt is still being seriously considered and the board vote is expected to happen soon. The talks were first reported several weeks ago.
Co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick was asked to resign in June… Read More

Fisker’s EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018

Fisker’s EMotion Tesla competitor will make its official debut at CES 2018

 The first car from Henrik Fisker’s new electric vehicle company, the EMotion luxury sport sedan, will premiere at CES in January 2018. That’s according to Fisker himself, who shared the debut date with TheStreet on Friday. We already know what the EMotion looks like, as well as its $129,000 starting price tag, and some of the technical achievements it’s said to pack, like… Read More

Delphi and LiDAR-maker Innoviz partner on self-driving tech

Delphi and LiDAR-maker Innoviz partner on self-driving tech

 Automotive supply giant Delphi, which recently shifted focus to target autonomous and high-tech solutions more specifically, has signed a new partnership with Innoviz, an Israeli tech company building LiDAR tech for autonomous driving. The team-up includes a new minority investment from Delphi in Innoviz, the full financial details of which haven’t been released. The commercial… Read More

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots

Infiniti’s Prototype 9 is a modern electric car with 1940s retro racer roots

 Days of thunder future past? Infiniti’s newest race car prototype is actually inspired by vintage race vehicles of the 1940s, with a torpedo-style sleek cylindrical body and offset wheels at the end of extended axes. The drivetrain of the so-called ‘Prototype 9,’ however, is all 2017: It’s an electric motor, combined with a 30 kWh battery pack. Here’s what I… Read More

Apple’s ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales

Apple’s ARKit could be huge for virtual car showrooms and online sales

 Apple’s iOS 11 includes ARKit, developer tools that make it surprisingly easy to build great quality augmented reality experiences. This could have an impact in the automotive world, since it makes it a lot easier to bring virtual showroom experiences to potential car buyers and automakers via ordinary consumer devices.
Here’s an example of what that could look like: Developer… Read More

Nvidia invests in Chinese autonomous trucking startup TuSimple

Nvidia invests in Chinese autonomous trucking startup TuSimple

 Nvidia has invested in TuSimple, the graphics card-maker revealed today. Its investing in a $20 million round led by Sina, the Chinese check giant behind Weibo, and it’s also providing TuSimple with Nvidia tech to power its self-driving platform, including NVIDA GPUs, its Drive PX 2 autonomous computer, Jetson TX2 and more. TuSimple has already run an SAE Level 4 (true self-driving)… Read More

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye in developing self-driving platform

Fiat Chrysler joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye in developing self-driving platform

 The joint effort by Mobileye, Intel and BMW to develop an autonomous driving platform that can be used by other automakers has a new partner: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). FCA and the group signed a memorandum of understanding to work together, which opens the door for FCA to contribute to the progress the team has already made.
Already, BMW, Intel and Mobileye (which Intel subsequently… Read More

Benchmark: We should have sued Kalanick sooner

Benchmark: We should have sued Kalanick sooner

 The saga between Benchmark Capital and former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick continues. Following last week’s lawsuit revelation, Benchmark penned a public letter to Uber employees, explaining why they’re taking legal action against their fellow board member.
Benchmark doubled down on its decision, saying that not only should they sue, but “perhaps the better question is why… Read More

The new DeLorean is all about flying cars

The new DeLorean is all about flying cars

 The DeLorean name is iconic thanks largely to Back to the Future, in which one of the original automaker’s cars was turned into a time machine by ‘Doc’ Emmett Brown. Now, the original DeLorean founder’s nephew is working on making flying cars a reality, with his own aerospace company. Paul DeLorean’s DeLorean aerospace isn’t actually aiming to exactly… Read More

Toyota, Intel and others form big data group for automotive tech

Toyota, Intel and others form big data group for automotive tech

 A collection of prominent names in the tech industry have teamed up with Toyota to work on developing big data systems to support self-driving cars and other future automotive advances. Denso, Ericsson, Intel and NTT Docomo joined hands with the Japanese car giant to announce the Automotive Edge Computing Consortium today. The group said it has plans to add “relevant global… Read More

Indian startup Flux Auto wants to democratize self-driving tech for trucks

Indian startup Flux Auto wants to democratize self-driving tech for trucks

 A young startup in India wants to makes autonomous driving technology more widely available for truck operators, especially those outside of the U.S., by lower the cost significantly. The concept of self-driving trucks sat in the background for some time as the vision of autonomous cars ferrying consumers from A to B hogged the limelight, but the potential for trucking is at least on par if… Read More

Maven to expand on-demand short-term Gig rentals to 6 more U.S. cities

Maven to expand on-demand short-term Gig rentals to 6 more U.S. cities

 GM’s Maven car sharing company is expanding its Gig service across the U.S., with six new major urban markets to be added to the locations where the short-term rental service aimed at gig economy workers is available. Those include L.A., where it’s going live today, as well as Boston, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C. this fall, with Baltimore and Detroit to be added some time after… Read More




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