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Terrafugia Transition flying car

Terrafugia starts taking orders for first flying car

Terrafugia, the flying car startup company with backing from China's Geely, has begun taking orders for its first flying car. Automotive News Europe (subscription required) reported Tuesday that deliveries of the flying car are expected to begin in 2019. The vehicle, called the Transition, will... read more

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Audi Matrix LED headlight technology

US to finally allow modern, self-dimming adaptive headlights

While automakers have implemented advanced headlight technology in other markets for years, outdated regulations in the United States have kept advances from the market. That... read more October 15, 2018 by


 
2019 Porsche Macan

Porsche CFO floated idea of IPO, could be valued at $81B, automaker says no way

Going public with an IPO is a quick way to raise capital, which is important to Volkswagen Group in the wake of the diesel scandal. Porsche could provide that capital with an... read more October 15, 2018 by


 
Bloodhound SSC conducts first public test - October 26, 2017

Bloodhound land speed record attempt on hold as project runs out of money

Bloodhound Programme Ltd, the company behind the Bloodhound SSC land speed record attempt, announced Monday that it has entered into administration, a process similar to... read more October 15, 2018 by


 
Scott Keogh, Volkswagen Group of America CEO

Scott Keogh named new head of Volkswagen Group America

Volkswagen Group has named Scott Keogh its new Volkswagen Group of America head. He takes on the roles of president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America and head of the... read more October 12, 2018 by


 
2018 BMW 5-Series built by BMW Brilliance Automotive joint venture

BMW sets course to buy controlling stake in Chinese joint venture

To build cars in China and escape the country's steep tariffs on imports, foreign automakers have had to partner with local firms via 50:50 joint ventures. However, the... read more October 11, 2018 by


 
'Revenge of the Electric Car' premiere: Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk on red carpet

James Murdoch could take chairman role at Tesla

James Murdoch, son of billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch, is the leading candidate to take over the chairman role at Tesla, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing... read more October 11, 2018 by


 
Nvidia Drive AGX Xavier

Volvo will use Nvidia AI chip in next-gen SPA2 platform

Volvo is the latest automaker to announce plans to integrate Nvidia's powerful Drive AGX chips in its cars. Volvo said Wednesday that Nvidia's Drive AGX Xavier chip will be... read more October 10, 2018 by


 
PSA Peugeot Citro├źn logo

PSA Group will decide in coming months what brand(s) to launch in US

French automaker PSA Group, which controls the Peugeot, Citroën, DS and Opel (Vauxhall) brands, plans to sell cars in the United States no later than 2026. In the coming... read more October 10, 2018 by


 
2018 Denza 500

Daimler and Geely could join forces to take on China's booming ride-hail market

German auto giant Daimler and its Chinese shareholder Zhejiang Geely Holding Group could join forces to take on the booming ride-hail market in China, which is currently... read more October 9, 2018 by


 
Faraday Future completes first pre-production FF91 on August 28, 2018

Faraday Future enters dispute with key investor

Electric car startup Faraday Future is currently embroiled in a dispute with key investor Evergrande Health Industry Group, a subsidiary of property developer China... read more October 9, 2018 by


 
Toyota e-Palette self-driving electric mobility concept

Toyota and Softbank form Monet mobility company, plan autonomous services

Toyota and technology investment firm Softbank on Thursday agreed to join forces in developing a new mobility company that will offer a variety of services including... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
Chevrolet Cruise AV self-driving car

Feds look to loosen rules holding back self-driving car development

Companies in the self-driving car space have been clamoring for a loosening of road rules originally designed for cars with human drivers, which the companies say are... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Daimler starts work on US battery plant for future Mercedes EVs

Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler is following Tesla's lead by constructing a battery plant in the United States to supply its future fleet of locally made electric cars... read more October 8, 2018 by


 
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies passenger pod

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies shows design for passenger pod

California-based Hyperloop Transportation Technologies showed off the design of its future passenger pod on Tuesday. Called the "Quintero One," the pod was revealed in Puerto... read more October 5, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen ID Buzz

VW targets 150,000 EV sales by 2020, over 1 million by 2025

Volkswagen has set some ambitious sales targets for its future electric-car portfolio. In 2020, the German automaker expects to sell 150,000 electric cars globally. Five... read more October 4, 2018 by


 
 

 
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