Watch out Tesla Semi here comes the Thor ET-One big rig

Tesla had a big unveiling of its all-electric semi truck in November. Since that unveiling Tesla has been on a roll with big orders coming in for their all-electric big rig. Now, California based startup Thor Trucks is looking to add some competition to the Tesla Semi in this lucrative yet developing market for battery…

Rinspeed’s Snap autonomous vehicle

Rinspeed has unveiled the Snap for the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Known for its outlandish concepts such as the Squba submersible car that is based on the Lotus Elise or the Oasis with its succulent garden. The Snap is a modular autonomous vehicle that the company thinks will be the future of transportation. It…

Ford strategically partners with Alibaba for A.I. development and marketing

Ford wants to make bigger inroads in the world’s largest automotive market by partnering with tech giant Alibaba. As China’s largest e-commerce site Alibaba is widely known and used by many, while Ford is a globally known automotive brand. This strategic partnership will allow Ford and Alibaba to collaborate on a wide range of innovation…

Autonomous delivery robots stumbled by San Francisco city officials

Testing robots is nothing new, but putting delivery robots on city sidewalks and testing them in a real world scenario is. However, these delivery robots have hit a stumbling block in San Francisco last week. City officials voted to restrict where these robots are able to go. They also voted to require permits to be…

Nissan robo-taxis coming soon to a city near you

Nissan plans to test self-driving taxi service in March 2018 on roads in Yokohama Japan. The new Nissan Leaf electric vehicles will be autonomous and be an on demand ride-hailing service using a smartphone app similar to using Lyft or Uber. Nissan is partnering with Japanese software maker DeNA to create a robotic mobility ride-hailing…

Autonomous immunity proposal rejected by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles

California’s Department of Motor Vehicles has rejected General Motors proposal that would have given immunity to automakers over self-driving car crashes and failures. This proposal by GM would’ve been a scapegoat from legal liability for autonomous system failures. GM lobbied to have a protection blanket if a self-driving autonomous vehicle is involved in a crash….

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