Ford Explores Post-COVID Changes to Transportation

Ford Explores Post-COVID Changes to Transportation

Feeling stressed out by the pandemic? You’re certainly not alone. New research by Ford Motor Co. finds 64% of Americans under more stress than a year ago. “We found that adapting to the pandemic isn’t easy,” said Ford’s in-house “futurist,” Sheryl Connelly,...
Ford Ups to $29 Billion its Investment in EVs, AVs

Ford Ups to $29 Billion its Investment in EVs, AVs

Ford Motor Co. will boost to $29 billion the investment it plans to make in electrified and autonomous vehicles, nearly tripling its bet on a high-tech future where it is positioned as a “mobility” company, rather than just an automotive manufacturer. The announcement...
GM, Cruise Teaming With Microsoft to Speed Development

GM, Cruise Teaming With Microsoft to Speed Development

General Motors and its autonomous vehicle subsidiary Cruise are moving into the cloud, specifically the Microsoft cloud, as all three have entered into an agreement designed to accelerate the commercialization of self-driving vehicles. The trio will join forces to...
Geely Teaming Up with Baidu on Future Electric AVs

Geely Teaming Up with Baidu on Future Electric AVs

Chinese Internet giant Baidu agreed to a strategic alliance with Geely, one of China’s largest independent carmakers, to develop and produce what is described as “intelligent” electric vehicles. According to the announcement, the new venture will operate as an...
Zoox’s New “Toaster” May be the EV of the Future

Zoox’s New “Toaster” May be the EV of the Future

Much of the attention on electric vehicles focuses on vehicles like the Tesla Model Y, Ford Mustang Mach-E, Porsche Taycan and the like. However, it’s service-oriented vehicles resembling toasters many companies see as the future of the EV. Zoox, the autonomous...
Uber Selling Its Flying Taxi Business to Joby Aviation

Uber Selling Its Flying Taxi Business to Joby Aviation

Like a homeowner selling off used furniture and camping gear at the subdivision-wide garage sale, Uber is parting with another expendable piece of its mobility tech empire: Uber Elevate. Joby Aviation of Santa Cruz, California announced that it is purchasing Uber’s...
Aurora Buys Out Uber’s Self-Driving Unit for $400M

Aurora Buys Out Uber’s Self-Driving Unit for $400M

Aurora, the autonomous vehicle technology company founded by Google and Waymo veteran Chris Urmson, is buying Uber’s self-driving vehicle Advanced Technology Group, or ATG. The deal, valued at roughly $400 million, was announced in a blog post on Aurora website. It...

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