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More Bad News For Faraday Future: Company Scales Back EV Production, Downsizes Factory

Faraday Future has downsized its EV portfolio to two models, and will also downsize its planned factory in Nevada. The company has been saddled with financial problems recently.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

Tesla Model 3: Customers Cancel Orders, Elon Musk's Association With Trump To Blame?

Customers have canceled their reservations for the Model 3 sedan from Tesla Motors, allegedly due to Elon Musk's association with President Trump.

Car Tech February 2, 2017

Google Waymo Performing Better Than Other Self-Driving Cars, Says California DMV

Google Waymo's self-driving cars show a remarkable improvement, says a report from the California DMV. The company says that the number of its disengagements lessened last year.

Car Tech February 2, 2017

Nissan Takes A Detour Into Hybrid Territory With Note e-Power

Nissan has launched the Note e-Power, which will serve as a 'gateway' model for people who are looking into buying an electric car for themselves. The 'series hybrid' is currently available only in Japan.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

Uber Teams Up With Daimler To Have The Automaker Manufacture Self-Driving Cars For Its Ride-Hailing Network

Uber announced that it is partnering with Daimler to deploy more automated cars in its ride-hailing network. The company touted that, in this case, the company is pursuing the role of open self-driving vehicle platform.

Car Tech January 31, 2017

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty Truck Gets 5 Stars Safety Rating From NHTSA

The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty truck has received a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA, based on the overall crash test parameters. The vehicle has improved on its performance, when compared to the 2016 model ratings.

Car Tech January 31, 2017

LOOK: Mercedes-Benz Introduces Sleek Design 'Aesthetics A' In Concept Form

The days of creases are over with Mercedes-Benz's new sleek design in the form of Aesthetic A. The sculpture reconciles tradition and modernity in the new design.

Car Tech February 5, 2017

In Depth: Did This Former Tesla Autopilot Exec Spill Trade Secrets?

Tesla is suing its former head of Autopilot for stealing company secrets and poaching other employees. Sterling Anderson, together with partner Christopher Urmson, is facing a lawsuit from the electric car company.

Car Tech January 29, 2017

Ford SmartLink Brings Connected Car Features To Older Models: Remote Start, 4G Wi-Fi, And More

Ford has announced an exciting initiative, aiming to turn older cars into connected vehicles with SmartLink. Eligible models cover a number of Ford and Lincoln vehicles from 2010 to 2016.

Car Tech January 27, 2017

Walmart Will Begin Selling Cars In April

Great news awaits all car buyers in the United States, Walmart will be entering the automotive market on April 1, assisted by partnerships with AutoNation and CarSaver.

Car Tech January 24, 2017

Tesla To Launch 'Major' Car Revisions Every 12 To 18 Months, Elon Musk Says

Elon Musk declared that Tesla will introduce major hardware revisions every 12 to 18 months. He claimed that this is the best way to ensure that the company keeps innovating.

Car Tech January 23, 2017

Tesla's Autopilot Update Now Rolling Out To HW2 Model S, Model X Vehicles

A new software update for HW2 Tesla vehicles is rolling out, Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief, has now confirmed. It’s poised to bring a functional-yet-still-lacking Autopilot software for all eligible vehicles.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Tesla Increases Battery Range Of New Model S 100D Sedan To 335 Miles

Tesla boosts the battery range of the Model S to 335 miles and the Model X to 295 miles. The range bump has allowed Tesla to widen its lead in the electric vehicle industry.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Uber Taps Google's Former Search Chief Amit Singhal, Gains New SVP Of Engineering

Amit Singhal, Uber's new hire, is one of Google's tech luminaries. For his work, particularly on the algorithms that now power the company's search engine, he was made a Google Fellow.

Car Tech January 21, 2017

Tesla P100D On Ludicrous+ Zooms Past Faraday Future FF91: 0 To 60 In 2.389 Seconds

The Tesla Model S reminds Faraday Future which electric vehicle really has the fastest acceleration. The Model S, with the Ludicrous+ mode as an Easter Egg, snatches the title back from FF91.

Car Tech January 22, 2017

Tesla's Autopilot Crash Rate Reduced By 40 Percent After Autosteer Installation, NHTSA Probe Reveals

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has not found any evidence suggesting that there are defects in Tesla’s vehicles. Hence, the agency has decided not to perform a Tesla vehicle recall.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

Faraday Future, Once Hyped As A Tesla Motors Killer, Is In Deep Trouble: Here's What's Happening

A lengthy report by Business Insider revealed that Faraday Future is 'in shambles,' according to eight unnamed sources. The electric car company, once hyped as a legitimate challenger to Tesla Motors, is possibly facing insurmountable challenges.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

Tesla Will Make Model 3 At Nevada Gigafactory

Tesla is all set to manufacture its Model 3 sedan at its Nevada Gigafactory. The venture which was initially estimated to offer 6,500 jobs may see the number swell to 10,000 jobs according to the company's founder Elon Musk.

Car Tech January 19, 2017

2018 Ford Mustang: V8 Engine, New Styling, And More

The 2018 Mustang has been officially revealed on Jan. 17 in three different events in Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. The car has witnessed a lot of performance upgrades.

Car Tech January 18, 2017

Airbus Plans To Test Flying Car Prototype By The End Of 2017

Airbus Group's CEO Tom Enders has announced the release of a flying car prototype by the end of 2017. This cost-effective, self-piloted flying car shall be the ultimate solution to urban congestion.

Car Tech January 17, 2017

Uber Begins Mapping Out Australia To Be Less Dependent On Google Maps

After mapping areas in Mexico, Canada, South Africa, and the United Kingdom, Uber is now starting to gather mapping data on the streets of Gold Coast, Australia.

Car Tech January 16, 2017

Tesla Update: New Ludicrous+ Fires Up Tesla Model S P100D To Go From 0 To 60 In 2.4 Seconds

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's promise of an Easter Egg that unleashes its fastest car's full potential has been released. And it definitely delivers in terms of acceleration.

Car Tech January 15, 2017

Tesla Software Update Lifts Speed Limit Restriction For Autopilot On Undivided Roadways

With its latest software update, Tesla will remove the cap placed on the Autopilot function. Users can now exceed the speed limit by up to 5 mph while using Autopilot mode.

Car Tech January 16, 2017

Jeep Wrangler Hybrid In Development, Hints Jeep Boss

A new hybrid version of the Jeep Wrangler could possibly hit the SUV market in 2018. Mike Manley, the Head of Jeep brand has hinted at the possibility of taking the hybrid route for the Wrangler.

Car Tech January 15, 2017

40,000 Sign Up For BMW ReachNow, First To Test BMW Driverless Cars

ReachNow, a BMW car-sharing subsidiary based in Seattle, plans to use driverless cars in the future. The company has about 40,000 users to date who could soon test BMW autonomous vehicles.

Car Tech January 14, 2017

Tesla's Supercharging Fees For New Owners Detailed: How Much Will Customers Pay To Juice Up Their EVs?

Tesla has already announced the cost of charging at its Supercharger stations after Jan. 15. In the United States, pricing is fixed by state and is significantly lower than the price of gasoline.

Car Tech January 13, 2017

Fiat Chrysler Accused Of Using Hidden Software To Cheat Diesel Emissions Tests By EPA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of cheating emission tests, close on the heels of a similar situation by Volkswagen. The EPA said 104,000 vehicles are covered in the claim.

Car Tech January 12, 2017

Fully-Electric Self-Driving Shuttle Bus Being Tested On Las Vegas Roads

The self-driving shuttle bus dubbed ‘ARMA’ has hit the roads of Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Carolyn Goodman, Las Vegas' Mayor, alongside Councilmen Ricki Barlow and Bob Coffin were present to witness history unfold.

Car Tech January 12, 2017

Another 772,000 Honda, Acura Vehicles Get Recalled Due To Takata Airbags Possibly Exploding And Shooting Metal Shrapnel

Honda announced the latest batch of vehicles affected by the recall caused by defective Takata airbags. This is the second phase for the automaker since the recall was enforced by NHTSA last year.

Car Tech January 12, 2017

2018 Audi SQ5 Debuts At Detroit Auto Show

Audi unveiled the 2018 SQ5 at the Detroit Auto Show and the vehicle comes with greater efficiency and enhanced performance. With components like a 3-liter V6 TFSI engine, this car is definitely something to look forward to in fall 2017.

Car Tech January 11, 2017

Toyota Designs Concept Car With 'Kinetic Warmth': A Friendly Artificial Intelligence

Toyota announced at CES 2017 that it is developing a concept car that makes use of 'kinetic warmth' technology. The concept car will be equipped with A.I. that will get to know the driver and their driving preferences.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

New Samsung Battery For Electric Vehicles Promises Over 300 Miles Of Range On Just 20 Minutes Of Charging

Samsung SDI, the battery division of Samsung, unveiled a new battery for electric vehicles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The battery looks to solve the concern of range anxiety among consumers.

Car Tech January 11, 2017

The Volkswagen ID Buzz Is The Microbus Concept That Needs To Happen: All-Electric, Self-Driving Mode, And Customizable Interiors

Volkswagen unveiled the I.D. Buzz microbus concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle is more than just a modernized microbus, as it is all-electric, has a self-driving mode, and comes with customizable interiors.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

Mercedes-Benz Hot On The Heels Of BMW, Set To Become Largest Premium Carmaker

Luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz has sold more cars than rival BMW in 2016, according to a new report. Mercedes-Benz sold 80,529 more cars than its German rival, which has propelled it to the top spot.

Car Tech January 10, 2017

Detroit Auto Show 2017: 2018 Kia Stinger Takes The Stage With Twin-Turbo V6

The all-new 2018 Kia Stinger is wowing spectators at this year's North American International Auto Show. The vehicle, which is slated for a late 2017 release, is rocking a stunning design never before seen in the automaker's stable.

Car Tech January 9, 2017

Tesla vs Faraday Future: Should Elon Musk Be Worried?

While Elon Musk and Tesla are moving forward and innovating electric vehicles, Tesla's arch rival Faraday Future unveiled the FF91 at CES 2017. From the looks of it, the FF91 seems to be a worthy opponent of the Model X.

Car Tech January 8, 2017

Google Will Help You Shop At A BMW Showroom Using Augmented Reality

Google and BMW are developing a mobile app called the i Visualizer, which will allow prospective car buyers to view a virtual car using augmented reality.

Car Tech January 7, 2017

Faraday Future Finally Unveils The FF 91: Electric Vehicle Showed Off At CES 2017 With Groundbreaking Specs And Features

Faraday Future has finally unveiled its first production model, the FF 91, in a press event at CES 2017. The electric vehicle, said to be shipping in 2018, packs impressive specifications and features.

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Tesla Motors Falls Short Of Goal To Deliver 80,000 Vehicles In 2016: Will It Be Able To Keep Up With Model 3 Demand?

Tesla Motors delivered 76,230 electric vehicles in 2016, falling short of its target of 80,000 units. Will the company be able to keep up with the demand for the Model 3, which has already been reserved by over 400,000 customers?

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Intel Acquires 15 Percent Stake In Here: Here's Why The Chipmaker Wants To Be Among The Mapping Company's Shareholders

Intel's stake in Here is being viewed by observers as part of an aggressive push toward building an automated car technology. The chipmaker will also now have the opportunity to work with several German automakers, which happen to be Here co-owners.

Car Tech January 4, 2017

Jaguar XF Sedans, Land Rover SUVs Probed By NHTSA Over Tendency To Roll Away While Parked

After receiving reports of injuries due to vehicle rollaways, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will be reviewing some Land Rovers and Jaguar XF sedans. The agency started a preliminary evaluation to determine if these vehicles will need to be recalled.

Car Tech January 3, 2017

Tesla Offers Free Supercharging For Two Weeks More: You Still Have Until Jan. 15 To Get It

Tesla is giving consumers several more days to purchase an EV with free unlimited charging service. After Jan. 15, cars purchased will only get a limited 400 kWh each year.

Car Tech January 3, 2017

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