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Cruise gets permit from California to provide passenger test rides in driverless vehicles

The CPUC said Cruise is the first entrant in its driverless pilot program, which lets companies give test rides in vehicles without drivers.

Toyota is buying Lyft’s autonomous car division for $550 million

Lyft is the latest company to abandon the expensive development of AVs.

Intel’s Mobileye will launch a fully driverless delivery service in 2023

Mobileye is working with the startup Udelv to manufacture 35,000 delivery vehicles.

This tiny car beat Tesla’s Model 3 as the best-selling EV in the world for January and February

China-based Wuling sold over 56,000 Hong Guang Mini EVs in the first two months of 2021.

Joby Aviation is going public, reveals its electric aircraft in flight for the first time [video]

The company is the latest to go public via a reverse merger with a SPAC.

Tesla’s success helped aim a fire hose of cash at EV startups in 2020

Canoo, XPeng, and others are succeeding where Faraday Future and Byton failed — for now.

Google’s using AI to plan electric car trips because EV charging is still a nightmare

Google is using a type of math called ‘graph theory’ to present charging stop recommendations.

Toyota teams up with Aurora and Denso on robotaxi development

It’s a big get for Aurora, the scrappy AV startup founded by Chris Urmson, the former head engineer of Google’s self-driving car project, among others.

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.

GM surprises with autonomous Cadillac and flying car concepts

CES wouldn’t be CES without some bonkers-looking concepts.

Nio unveils electric sedan after brush with collapse

The Chinese EV startup revived the project after a remarkable turnaround in 2020.

Volkswagen teases an electric car-charging robot with eyes

The German automaker says it’s moving forward with making the idea a reality.

Elon Musk says Apple refused a meeting to acquire Tesla

He considered selling during Model 3 ‘production hell’ in 2017, but Tim Cook wouldn’t talk.

Boring Company proposes massive Vegas expansion following monorail bankruptcy

Elon Musk’s startup takes aim at and beyond the famous Las Vegas Strip.

Uber reportedly will sell its flying taxi business to secretive startup Joby Aviation

The company is looking to excise money-losing parts of its business as it seeks to become profitable.

Robotaxis get the green light for paid rides in California

The state’s public utility commission authorized two new programs to allow driverless ride-hailing.

The electric car industry now has its own lobbying group

Tesla, Uber, Rivian, and others have formed the Zero Emissions Transportation Association.

Hyundai-backed Motional to launch fully driverless cars in Las Vegas

It’s a huge risk to deploy Level 4 vehicles on public roads.

DoorDash files for IPO and hints at driverless future

There are some interesting tidbits in DoorDash’s prospectus, including its history of net losses, a warning that it may struggle with profitability, and its future plans to use drones and autonomous vehicles.

Flying taxi startup Lilium will build a hub for its electric aircraft in Florida

The $25 million, 56,000-square-foot ‘vertiport’ will be located in Orlando.

Virgin Hyperloop hits an important milestone: the first human passenger test

For the first time, two people rode a hyperloop pod through a nearly airless tube at 100 mph.

Virgin Hyperloop selects West Virginia to test its futuristic transport system

The certification center will serve as the location for testing, developing, and validating the technology.

Uber, Lyft drivers aren’t employees after all, California voters say

Prop 22 was the most expensive ballot measure in California history.

Cruise is doubling down on shared autonomous rides with new COVID protocols

The GM-owned company is also seeking a new exemption from the federal government to mass-produce the Origin.

Drone truck startup Einride unveils new driverless vehicles for autonomous freight hauling

The company’s cab-less prototypes are set to hit the road in 2021.

Lime adds Wheels shared e-bikes to its app as it seeks to become a one-stop shop for mobility

Lime wants to own all light electric vehicle trips under five miles.

Ford breaks ground on electric F-150 pickup truck plant in Michigan

That release date means the F-150 EV will likely hit the road after electric pickups from a number of Ford’s rivals.

Bird doubles down on selling electric scooters directly to customers

The foldable ‘Bird Air’ is now available for $599.

EV startup Bollinger unveils electric delivery van

The Deliver-E van will come in a variety of sizes with a range of battery packs for multiple cargo configuration.

Hyundai’s autonomous vehicle project with Aptiv will now be called Motional

The joint venture was first announced in March 2020, when Hyundai said it would spend $1.6 billion to catch up to its rivals in the autonomous vehicle space.

Elon Musk defies coronavirus order and asks to be arrested

Tesla is reopening its California car factory against Alameda County’s wishes

As Waymo resumes self-driving tests, backup drivers are still worried about the virus

‘This seems like way too large of a risk since the number of deaths and cases is still increasing’

Volvo bucks the industry, will sell LIDAR-equipped self-driving cars to customers by 2022

Volvo’s new platform will include high-powered laser sensors — an industry rarity.

Boosted was developing two bikes and a super-powered electric skateboard

It was also working on a collaboration with Tony Hawk’s Birdhouse.

Inside Waymo’s Strategy to Grow the Best Brains for Self-Driving Cars [2018]

The Google spinoff has a head start in AI, but can they maintain the lead?

Nuro is using delivery robots to help health care workers fighting COVID-19

The self-driving delivery company is operating at two field hospitals in California.

Cruise commits to using ‘100 percent renewable energy’ to power its self-driving taxis

Some of the energy will come from 12 solar projects on school sites in Southern California.

Former Tesla employees brought stolen documents to self-driving startup Zoox

Zoox says it will pay Tesla an undisclosed amount of money.

Supervised self-driving shuttles are moving COVID-19 tests in Florida

Each shuttle is shadowed by a human driving a regular car.

GM is working with Honda to build two new electric vehicles

Honda will design the exteriors and interiors of the new EVs, while the platform will be engineered to support Honda’s specifications, the companies say.

New York finally legalizes electric bikes and scooters

At long last, New York has decided to join the rest of the modern world and legalize electric bikes.

The new version of the Chevy Bolt is delayed due to coronavirus

Originally due out later this year, the new version of the Bolt EV was detailed last month by Chevy parent company General Motors at its big “EV day” press event.

London health workers to receive free e-bike loaners to avoid public transport

Key National Health Service (NHS) workers in London are being offered a three-month e-bike loan to help them commute to work while social distancing.

Rad Power Bikes releases an upgraded version of its best electric bike

Rad Power Bikes releases the RadRunner Plus, and updated version of their best-selling RadRunner electric-bike.

Electric scooter-sharing grinds to a halt in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

Electric scooters are vanishing from more cities as the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to roil shared mobility services across the world.

Self-driving car engineer Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

Anthony Levandowski, the self-driving car engineer and former Google executive who joined Uber via an acquisition of his autonomous truck company Otto, has agreed to plead guilty to stealing Google trade secrets, according to Reuters.

Coronavirus shows there’s still no such thing as a totally human-free self-driving car

The decision by most companies to suspend AV testing during the outbreak is causing turmoil among human backup drivers

Electric scooters scooting closer to legality on British roads

The British government is opening a public consultation into the use of electric scooters in what is likely to be the first step toward legalizing them in the country.

Smile, the new Microlino and Microletta electrics are here

An electric microcar and three-wheeled e-trike for Europe.

Electric air taxi startup Lilium completes first test of its new five-seater aircraft

The Lilium Jet will have a range of 300 kilometers and a top speed of 300 km / hour.

The Koenigsegg Gemera is the world’s most wickedly weird hybrid

Looking for a hybrid vehicle to help cut down on your carbon footprint? Can I suggest the new 1,700-horsepower Koenigsegg Gemera?

Tesla remotely disables Autopilot on used Model S after it was sold

Tesla says the owner can’t use features it says "they did not pay for".

Uber’s plan to launch an air taxi service in 2023 just got a boost from a secretive startup

Uber’s ambitious plans to launch an urban air taxi service just got a lift from a secretive, well-financed startup.