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China’s search giant Baidu to set up an EV-making venture

China’s search giant Baidu is extending its car ambitions from mere software to production. The company said Monday that it will set up a company to produce electric vehicles with the help of Ch

Waze gets smarter with trip suggestions, lane guidance, traffic notifications and more

Google-owned navigation app Waze is gaining a number of new product features as well as a partnership with Amazon Music, the company announced at its first major virtual event, Waze On. Among the chan

Elon Musk’s lawyers argue he should not be held in contempt for tweet about Tesla’s production rate

Elon Musk’s legal team responded late Monday, just before a deadline, to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s request to hold him in contempt of court over a tweet he made about Tesla&#821

Prosecutors find Uber not criminally liable in 2018 Arizona self-driving crash that killed a pedestrian

Yavapai County prosecutors said today that Uber is not criminally liable for a crash last year when one of its self-driving cars fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. The autonomous SUV, whic

After over a million pre-orders, Amazon’s Echo Auto has begun to ship

At Amazon’s event in September, the company announced the Echo Auto, an aftermarket product designed to bring Alexa to cars. But the device has remained in pre-order status, even as other produc

Report: A manager at Uber’s self-driving unit warned executives about safety issues just days before fatal crash

Less than a week before an Uber self-driving SUV prototype struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona last March, a manager sent executives an email cautioning that its autonomous vehicle unit n

Lyft is launching a rider loyalty program in December

Ridesharing service Lyft is today announcing its new plan to encourage repeat use: the launch of Lyft Rewards, a loyalty program for riders. The program, which will begin rolling out next month to sel

[Updated] Faraday Future investor Evergrande Health now says the troubled startup is trying to back out of deal

Update: Faraday Future has responded to Evergrande Health’s filing with a public statement claiming that “contrary to what Evergrande has told the press and its shareholders, neither FF&

China’s Didi beefs up its newly-independent car services business with an acquisition

A week after spinning out its driver services business and giving it $1 billion in investment capital, Didi Chuxing has added to it through an acquisition. Xiaoju Automobile Solutions (XAS), which the

Amazon launches an Alexa Auto SDK to bring its voice assistant to more cars

Amazon this morning announced the launch of a toolkit for developers that will allow them to integrate Alexa into cars’ infotainment systems. The “Alexa Auto SDK” is available now on

Waze signs data-sharing deal with AI-based traffic management startup Waycare

Waze has struck a data-sharing agreement with Waycare, an artificial intelligence-based traffic management startup, the two companies announced today. The deal will allow them to combine anonymized na

Ola will add 10,000 electric rickshaws to its India fleet over the next year

Ola announced today that it will add 10,000 electric auto-rickshaws to its fleet in India over the next 12 months. The program, called “Mission: Electric,” is part of its ambitious plan to put one

Prodigy raises $5.4M to unify the in-store and online car-buying experience

If you’ve ever tried to buy a car, there’s a good chance that a lot of your research has shifted online as it’s become easier and easier to figure out exactly the kind of car you wan

Tampa offers first demo of its connected vehicle technology project, launching with 1,600 cars in 2018

Tampa's goal to become a smart city was on display on Monday, as the Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority hosted the first public demonstration of a connected vehicle technology research project th

A day on the track with the ridiculous 2017 Ford GT supercar

A few weeks back, Ford invited us out to Salt Lake City to spend an afternoon in the 2017 Ford GT supercar. They’re only making 250 of these things per year, and they’ll go for around $500

eBay acquires Cargigi to expand its eBay Motors team, improve tech for auto dealers

Ebay announced this afternoon that it’s acquiring an auto industry technology company known as Cargigi, a large provider of advertising and marketing services on a number of popular free class

The Zebra, A “Kayak For Auto Insurance,” Grabs $17 Million To Better Educate Drivers About Rates & Coverage

Austin-based The Zebra, a startup that’s something of a “Kayak for auto insurance,” has been working to bring the process of shopping for insurance online, where consumers can more t

Connected Car Company Zubie Rolls Out An API For The “Internet Of Cars”

Zubie, a company that sells a device allowing drivers to tap into their car’s onboard computer and then sync vehicle diagnostic data to their smartphone, is today expanding its footprint with th

Insurance Zebra Raises $1.5 Million From Mark Cuban, Floodgate, Silverton & Birchmere To Be The Kayak For Auto Insurance

Pittsburgh-born, but now Austin-based <a target="_blank" href="http://www.insurancezebra.com/">Insurance Zebra</a>, a startup that aggregates car insurance quotes the way that Kayak aggregates flight

Carvoyant Is Ready To Put Your Car In The Cloud

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.carvoyant.com/">Carvoyant</a>, a startup that's been busy developing a platform that will tell you exactly what's going on with your vehicle's general health (and <
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