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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.”

Rivian raises $2.65B as it pushes toward production of its electric pickup

Rivian is now valued at $27.6 billion, according to a person familiar with the investment round.

In South Bend, Pete Buttigieg challenged a decades-old assumption that streets are for cars above all else

“Downtown was a ghost town. You wouldn’t go there after dark,” said Matz, who went on to volunteer for Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. “The results speak for themselves. It’s more than just the number of businesses, it’s the feeling of it not being dead anymore.”

Robots Made of Ice Could Build and Repair Themselves on Other Planets

Ice is all over the solar system, and exploration robots could use it as a structural material.

Meet Carcopter, the Hydrogen-Powered Formula 1 Race Car That Literally Flies at 153 MPH

The designers plan to launch it on the Formula 1 circuits as soon as 2023.

SONDORS unveils game-changing 80 mph electric motorcycle, and it’s ACTUALLY affordable

SONDORS has just pulled up the curtain on its first-ever electric motorcycle, the SONDORS Metacycle. The new commuter electric motorcycle may just be the first truly low-cost electric motorcycle capable of both city and highway riding.

YouTube: General Motors EV future reveal presentation

General Motors' CES 2021 keynote with the company's CEO Mary Barra.