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The Station: Cali regulators eye Tesla FSD, Turo files to go public, Local Motors shuts down –

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. I’ll […] → Read More

Bentley Motors blends tech and coachbuilding in the 2022 Continental GT Speed –

Bentley Motors stands bestride the old world and the modern era. For over a century, the automaker has been at the forefront of automotive luxury and performance, and while it has constantly adapted to change during the years, classic, tactile coachbuilding has always remained as its ethos. This romantic view of automotive manufacturing seems almost […] → Read More

Nuro’s newest autonomous delivery bot is designed for the masses –

Nuro showed off Wednesday one of the final pieces of its commercial autonomous delivery strategy. The startup, which has raised more than $2.13 billion since former Google engineers Dave Ferguson and Jiajun Zhu founded the company in June 2016, unveiled a third-generation electric autonomous delivery vehicle designed for commercial operations and manufactured in partnership with […] → Read More

Magna acquires tech, hires engineers of autonomous vehicle startup Optimus Ride –

Magna has acquired the technology, IP and assets of Optimus Ride, a startup based in Boston that was trying to commercialize electric autonomous shuttles. As part of the deal announced Tuesday, Magna has hired more than 120 employees of Optimus Ride. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed, Optimus Ride CEO Sean Harrington […] → Read More

3 views on CES 2022 –

CES is still a fantastic car show — but if you work at a hardware startup, it's time to rethink your media strategy. → Read More

Rivian produced a skosh more than 1,000 electric vehicles in 2021 –

U.S. electric automaker Rivian reported Monday it produced 1,015 vehicles in 2021 — a figure that is in line with expectations that the company lowered last month. Rivian delivered 920 vehicles by the end of 2021, according to a release issued Monday. Rivian has more than 71,000 “pre-orders” (meaning refundable reservations) for its R1T pickup […] → Read More

Peer-to-peer car-sharing company Turo files IPO to go public –

Peer-to-peer car-sharing startup Turo has released its filing to become a publicly traded company in the United States, a process the company began confidentially in August. The S-1 document filed Monday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not include terms for its offering. Turo, which was founded in 2010 and has been compared […] → Read More

The Station: A special CES galaxy brain edition –

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers and Happy New Year (I was gone last week): Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people […] → Read More

The best (and weirdest) future car tech at CES 2022 –

Another virtual year at CES 2022, and even though we attended remotely, one thing was made abundantly clear: Your car is about much more than mobility. → Read More

Smarter, more powerful e-bikes and scooters take charge at CES 2022 –

Even though we didn’t make it to CES 2022 in person this year, we certainly heard about the “eMobility Experience,” a test track for demo rides of all the e-scooters, e-bikes and whatever other micromobility vehicles came to play in Las Vegas. A lot of products were shown, many of which weren’t actually new, like […] → Read More

GM taps Qualcomm to power new hands-free driver assistance system –

When GM releases its new Ultra Cruise hands-free driver assistance system in 2023 — starting with Cadillac — it will be powered by the latest Snapdragon system-on-chip from Qualcomm. The announcement, made at 2022 CES, illustrates Qualcomm’s success in capturing more market share in the automotive sector, specifically in ADAS. The system-on-chip, called Snapdragon Ride […] → Read More

Electric Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Blazer SUVs are coming in 2023 –

General Motors is adding two more electric vehicle SUV models under the Chevrolet brand by 2023 in addition to the upcoming Silverado EV WT pickup, General Motors CEO and Chair Marry Barra said at the 2022 CES tech trade show Wednesday. The company, which revealed Wednesday two versions of the upcoming Silverado EV pickup, also […] → Read More

GM aims to sell personal autonomous vehicles by mid decade –

General Motors will sell personal autonomous vehicles by “the middle of the decade,” the company’s CEO and Chair Mary Barra said during her 2022 CES keynote presentation Wednesday. This is not the first time Barra has mentioned a goal of personal AVs. Barra first disclosed during an earnings call last May that it was exploring the […] → Read More

Amazon’s tech is headed to millions of Stellantis vehicles in 2024 –

Stellantis is turning to Amazon to bring a slate of connected in-vehicle products and services to its vehicles by 2024 as part of the global automaker’s plan to generate $22.5 billion annually from software. The collaboration, which was announced Wednesday at the 2022 CES tech trade show, is supposed to touch nearly every aspect of […] → Read More

Amazon to bolster delivery fleet with all-electric Ram ProMaster vans –

Amazon will add Stellantis’ all-electric Ram ProMaster van to its fleet when the vehicle launches in 2023 as the e-commerce giant pushes to meet its pledge to be carbon neutral by 2040. The companies said Wednesday that Amazon would be the first commercial customer of the upcoming all-electric van as part of a broader partnership […] → Read More

Stellantis to transform Chrysler into an all-electric brand by 2028 –

Chrysler, the 96-year-old brand owned by Stellantis that is best known today for its minivans, will become an all-electric brand by 2028. The company made the announcement as it introduced the Chrysler Airflow Concept, an all-wheel drive electric SUV concept equipped with two electric motors and a battery designed to travel 350 miles to 400 […] → Read More

Hyundai sends Boston Dynamics’ Spot robot into the metaverse –

One thing’s for certain: Hyundai has some grand ambitions for its robotics development. And thus far, the automaker has been willing to put its money where its mouth is, most notably in the form of its acquisition of Boston Dynamics, which valued the robotics pioneer at north of $1 billion. Robotics are, predictably, taking centerstage […] → Read More

Panasonic to use Redwood’s recycled materials in battery cell production at Tesla gigafactory –

Panasonic battery cells made at the Gigafactory it operates with Tesla will use more recycled materials by the end of 2022 as part of an expanded partnership with startup Redwood Materials. Panasonic said Tuesday at the 2022 CES tech trade show that Redwood Materials will start supplying it with copper foil produced from recycled materials, […] → Read More

Mobileye and Zeekr plan to build an autonomous EV for Chinese consumers –

Intel subsidiary Mobileye is partnering with Chinese automaker Zeekr to develop an all-electric autonomous vehicle for consumers. The vehicle will be sold in China starting in 2024 and eventually roll out to other markets, the companies said Tuesday without naming specific countries or timeline. The companies made the announcement Tuesday at the 2022 CES tech […] → Read More

With Intel Mobileye’s newest chip, automakers can bring automated driving to cars –

Intel subsidiary Mobileye is plans to bring a new supercomputer to market designed to give passenger cars, trucks and SUVs autonomous driving powers. The company introduced Tuesday at the 2022 CES tech trade show a new system-on-chip called EyeQ Ultra that is purpose-built for autonomous driving. The company said the first silicon for the EyeQ […] → Read More