Category archives for: Autos

Ford Autonomic Unit Teams With Startup Developing Routes Software For Self-Driving Cars

Startup RideOS said Friday that it has raised $9 million led by venture firm Sequoia Capital and reached a partnership with a division of Ford Motor Co. Started by two former Uber Technologies Inc. employees, RideOS plans to sell software that gives routes and other dispatching instructions to fleets of autonomous cars. Add RideOS to […]

Most FCA Brands Will Skip This Year’s Paris Auto Show

Most Fiat Chrysler Automobiles brands will not take part in this year’s Paris auto show, according to French media reports. FCA joins automakers including Ford and Volkswagen brand in skipping one of Europe’s top showcases for product debuts. The Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Jeep and Abarth brands will not have stands at the show, the reports […]

Mercedes-Benz Releases Preview Of The EQA Its Tesla Fighter

Mercedes-Benz has released a video of the concept version of its Tesla Model 3 competitor — the EQA. The EQA is an electric version of Mercedes’ A-class subcompact sedan. This year, the German automaker is expected to launch the gasoline version of the A class in the United States. The video, which mostly shows sweeping […]

Tesla Axing 3,500 Workers

Tesla will lay off about 3,500 workers in an effort to boost profitability, CEO Elon Musk wrote in a company email. “What drives us is our mission to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable, clean energy, but we will never achieve that mission unless we eventually demonstrate that we can be sustainably profitable,” Musk wrote. Musk […]

First All Electric Porsche Now Has A Name

Porsche’s first full-electric sports car won’t hit the streets until next year but the Mission E concept now has a street-legal name: Taycan. Porsche on Friday introduced the official name of its battery electric vehicle as part a ceremony in Europe marking 70 years of Porsche sports cars. Taycan, roughly translated as “lively young horse” […]

Hyundai Partners With Xevo For New In Car Payment System

Hyundai Motor America customers will soon be able to pay for goods and services such as gasoline, food and parking spots through new technology developments and in-car purchasing options. Hyundai and automotive software developer Xevo Inc. — which connects drivers and their vehicles to mobile applications and services through touchscreens and their vehicle-branded mobile apps […]

Mobileye Auto Ignores Red Light During Test On A Public Road

Last week, Mobileye, the Intel-owned manufacturer of driver-assistance systems, announced it would compete in the race to create a fully driverless car, unveiling a fleet of prototype vehicles in Jerusalem that navigate city streets without the use of lasers or radars, which rivals have relied on heavily in tests. A Bloomberg Businessweek reporter had an […]

Canadian Back Order List For Chevy’s Bolt EV Is Now Over A Year Long

Over a year after its launch, the Chevy Bolt EV is still alone as an all-electric vehicle with a range of over 200 miles for less than $40,000, but GM hasn’t taken the opportunity to sell more vehicles despite clear important demand. In Canada, the significant demand and limited availability have created a backlog of […]

Ford To Restart F-150 Production Line After Supplier Fire

Ford says it will restart production of its popular F-150 pickup truck on Friday. The automaker ceased manufacturing of the F-150 at its plants in Dearborn, Michigan and outside Kansas City, Missouri — the only two plants that make the truck — earlier this month after a fire broke out at a supplier’s facility. Ford […]

Aston Martin Reveals The 2019 DB11 AMR, Lighter With 630-HP

Aston Martin’s new AMR sub-brand recently churned out higher-performance variants of the Vantage and Valkyrie, and now it’s the grand tourer’s turn. The 2019 Aston Martin DB11 AMR debuted today with improved handling and 630 hp on tap. In Germany, ahead of the Nürburgring 24-hour race, Aston Martin unveiled the latest addition to its new […]

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