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carsGoogle Waymo launching paid self-driving car service in Phoenix in 2018 and California likely in 2019

Waymo has been testing self-driving cars without any safety drivers in Phoenix for nearly a year. Waymo will launch the first commercial program in Phoenix within months. They have applied California regulators to begin testing without safety drivers. The commercial …

air pollutionClean future trucks with gasoline-alcohol engines at half the cost of alternatives

The US trucking industry is being pressured to deal with diesel emissions. California would require that NOx emissions from medium- and heavy-duty trucks be cut by about 90 percent relative to today’s cleanest diesel. India and China mostly do not …

carsSoftbank Vision fund invests $2.25 billion in GM self driving cars

SoftBank Vision Fund will invest $2.25 billion in General Motors Co’s (GM.N) autonomous vehicle unit, Cruise, the companies said on Thursday, announcing a deal that validates the venerable Detroit automaker’s leadership in self-driving cars and sent GM shares up 10 …

batteriesTesla making next Gigafactory in China

During Tesla’s first quarter 2018 earnings call, Elon Musk announced that Tesla’s next Gigafactory would be built in China. All future Gigafactories would support the manufacture of Tesla vehicles. It has to be later this year. Maybe next quarter …

carsUS is not buying regular cars so Ford will stop making them and shift to more SUV, trucks, SUV and new electric vehicles

By 2020, almost 90 percent of the Ford Motor company portfolio in North America will be trucks, utilities and commercial vehicles. Given declining consumer demand and product profitability, the company will not invest in next generations of traditional Ford sedans …

carsProgress to hydrogen fuel produced from sunlight

A team of Renewable Energy experts from the University of Exeter has pioneered a new technique to produce hydrogen from sunlight to create a clean, cheap and widely-available fuel. The team developed an innovative method to split water into its …

carsDidi Chuxing is China’s leading ride hailing service and plans an IPO with $70-80 billion valuation

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is holding talks about an initial public offering (IPO) where it would be valued at $70-80 billion. (The Wall Street Journal reported) Didi Chuxing was last valued at more than $50 billion in December, after …

carsDidi Chuxing is China's leading ride hailing service and plans an IPO with $70-80 billion valuation

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is holding talks about an initial public offering (IPO) where it would be valued at $70-80 billion. (The Wall Street Journal reported) Didi Chuxing was last valued at more than $50 billion in December, after …

carsDidi Chuxing is China's leading ride hailing service and plans an IPO with $70-80 billion valuation

Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing is holding talks about an initial public offering (IPO) where it would be valued at $70-80 billion. (The Wall Street Journal reported) Didi Chuxing was last valued at more than $50 billion in December, after …

carsWorld will see less robot job loss through 2030 as robot automation leaders Foxconn and Tesla face delays

Foxconn and Tesla have been targeting extreme automation plans. Both have had to cut back plans for full automation and adding robotics to replace people by many years. Foxconn will be raising $4.3 billion to boost their automation efforts that …