Chinese EV startup looks to start pre-selling its SUV soon

There are several Chinese EV startups looking to challenge Tesla in the ever growing market for all-electric vehicles. Now another newcomer is looking to join the foray. Xiaopeng Motors a.k.a. Xpeng Motors is looking to raise $1.6 billion dollars to build its G3 EV SUV. XPeng is looking to bring high tech know-how through the…

Tesla Model X owner tries to replicate Autopilot error at crash site

With the NTSB is still investigating the fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X on Highway 101 and Highway 85 near Mountain View, there is still many questions yet to be answered. Tesla did confirm that Autopilot was engaged when the Model X struck the highway barrier. San Jose State University mechanical engineering professor Fred…

Waymo looking to collaborate with Honda?

Waymo is reportedly looking to prepare signing a collaborative deal with Honda to build a driver-less vehicle. This would be the third automaker that Waymo has a partnership with, they currently have agreements with Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and last week agreed with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to co-develop autonomous vehicles. However, according to Bloomberg the…

Self-driving Chevy Bolt gets cited for driving too close to a pedestrian

San Francisco Police gave a ticket (the lazy human driver at the wheel) to an autonomous Chevrolet Bolt for driving too close to a pedestrian at a crosswalk. SFPD claims the self-driving car (the lazy human driver at the wheel) failed to yield to a pedestrian, according to CBS affiliate KPIX 5. Drivers are required…

Waymo partners up with Jaguar Land Rover

The Jaguar I-Pace is set to join the Waymo autonomous vehicle fleet soon. Through a long term strategic partnership Jaguar Land Rover is partnering up with Google’s Waymo to roll out a fleet of self-driving all-electric Jaguar I-Pace crossovers. The plan is to add 20,000 units of the Jaguar to Waymo’s fleet of self-driving cars…

Fatal Tesla Model X crash involved Autopilot

Last week a Tesla Model X was involved in a fatal crash that prompted the National Transportation Safety Board to launch a field investigation. According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash happened when the driver struck a highway barrier separating the SR-85 southbound connector and US-101 southbound lanes near Mountain View. Tesla provided a…