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Sony begins testing its electric car concept on public roads

The Japanese tech giant’s foray into mobility comes at a time when established players in the sector are looking to ramp up their electric vehicle offerings and challenge Elon Musk’s Tesla.

G.M. Announcement Shakes Up U.S. Automakers’ Transition to Electric Cars

Every carmaker is trying to figure out how to make the leap before governments force it and Tesla and other start-ups lure away drivers.

Tesla unveils redesigned Model S with new interior and 520-mile range option

It has a Roadster-like steering wheel and a Model 3-style screen.

Tesla partners with Samsung on new 5nm chip for full self-driving, report says

Tesla has reportedly partnered with Samsung on a new 5nm chip for full self-driving, according to a new report coming from Korea.

Drone company Wingcopter raises $22m

The German drone developer will use the funding to strengthen its position in drone-based logistics, with a particular focus on healthcare-related applications.

Autonomous driving startup Uisee attracts Chinese state investor in $150M round

Uisee supplies technology for cases ranging from robotaxis and city buses to airports and logistics hubs.

These Futuristic Flying Ambulances May Soon Be Zooming Around New York

Israeli aerospace company Urban Aeronautics announced this week that it sold its first four vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft to Hatzolah Air, a nonprofit emergency medical air transport provider based in New York.

Waymo's CEO says Tesla is 'no competitor at all' when it comes to autonomous vehicles, according to reports

He added: "We manufacture a completely autonomous driving system. Tesla is an automaker that is developing a really good driver assistance system."

Toyota group beefs up development of fuel-cell vehicle parts

Toyota Motor Corp. and its group companies are stepping up efforts to develop auto parts for hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles and expand their market amid a global shift to eco-friendly cars that do not emit carbon dioxide.

Triggo tilting electric quadricycle pulls its wheels in for parking

It leans into the corners, at higher speeds its front wheels are spread out for stability, but slow down and they can be pulled in for easier parking, and the batteries can be removed and exchanged for fresh ones.

Designing customized “brains” for robots

A new system devises hardware architectures to hasten robots’ response time.
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First look at Tesla’s new structural battery pack that will power its future electric cars

Electrek obtained the first picture of Tesla’s new structural battery pack with a honeycomb architecture that will power its future electric vehicles.

In it for the long haul: teaming up with PACCAR to build and deploy self-driving trucks

Aurora has entered into a global strategic partnership with PACCAR in preparation for the delivery of the Aurora Driver’s first application in trucking.

Biden to tell U.S. agencies to review fuel efficiency standards, overturning Trump

On his first day as president, Joe Biden is set to order U.S. agencies on Wednesday to review fuel efficiency standards, according to the president's transition team.

Massachusetts to require 100 percent of car sales to be electric by 2035

Massachusetts plans on ending the sale of new gas-powered vehicles by 2035, following California’s lead in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Trump pardons engineer who copped to stealing a Google secret for Uber

Peter Thiel, Palmer Luckey, and others asked Trump to pardon Levandowski.

Chinese driverless car start-up WeRide raises $310 million in funding as competition heats up

Tony Han, CEO of WeRide said the funding and new investors will give the company the “strategic resources to fulfill the goal of commercializing self-driving technology.”