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Atticus Robocar 4P — $25,000 EV With 93-Mile Range

What do you say to the possibility of an all-electric vehicle with 93 miles of range that sells for $25,000? Not bad, huh? A Brazilian-American engineer by the name of Paulo Camasmie is making the claim that his “Atticus Robocar 4P” will possess the range and price listed above once available … in 2020. Interesting claims made […]

October 20th

Autonomous Driving Firm Nauto Partners With Allianz Ventures, BMW i Ventures, & Toyota Research Institute

The autonomous driving technology firm Nauto has announced new strategic partnerships with BMW i Ventures, Allianz Ventures, the Toyota Research Institute, and others. The new strategic partnerships (and investments) will be based around autonomous driving technology development utilizing the Nauto cloud-based data learning platform. The press release provides more: “Nauto has developed deep learning capabilities […]

October 18th

Clearpath Robotics Raises $30 Million For Self-Driving Vehicle Division Expansion

The self-driving vehicle solutions firm Clearpath Robotics has announced the successful completion of a new $30 million round of investment led by iNovia Capital, but also with participation from GE Ventures, Caterpillar Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, RRE Ventures, and Silicon Valley Bank. The new investment funding will reportedly be used by the company to expand its […]

October 12th

Truck Transporting Teslas Run Off Road By Bus (Video)

A truck transporting a number of brand new Tesla Model S sedans and Model X SUVs was recently almost run off the road a bit north of Fremont, California. The culprit was a County Connection commuter bus. This was captured in video format that recently surfaced. The incident in question, which happened on September 27th, involved the commuter bus […]

October 7th

US Transportation Secretary Talks “Automated, Sustainable, & Connected” Vehicles

The US Department of Transportation Secretary, Anthony R. Foxx, recently spoke on the subject of automated, sustainable, and connected vehicles at the International Transportation Innovation Center (ITIC) in Greenville, SC, during a visit to the nonprofit R&D center. The comments, made to a crowd of over “100 business and industry leaders,” included references to the […]

October 4th

Is Tesla’s Autopilot Destined To Become A Subscription Service?

While Tesla’s Autopilot features/services can currently be obtained through a simple one-time purchase, there’s no guarantee that the company continues using that approach indefinitely. For instance, it could be that the company eventually decides to switch to a subscription service for Autopilot — a potentially lucrative decision, even if one likely to greatly irritate some […]

September 28th

Tesla Software 8.0 Details, via Tesla Motors

Telsa’s rollout of software version 8.0 began last night, bringing with it the most “significant over-the-air overhaul of the Tesla touchscreen and introduces the biggest UI revamp since the launch of Model S,” according to an email Tesla Motors sent to CleanTechnica and EV Obsession. The update will introduce substantial changes to the way that […]

September 22nd

Ford & Baidu Invest Into Velodyne LiDAR

One of the top companies out there currently in the field of Light, Detection, and Ranging (LiDAR) technology, Velodyne LiDAR, has received $150 million in new investment funding from Ford Motor Company and the Chinese tech giant Baidu. The new investment funding will reportedly be used by Velodyne for a rapid expansion of its design […]

August 25th

Spotted: Faraday Future Mule Outfitted With LIDAR Sensors On Roof

What appears to be a Faraday Future Lincoln-MKZ-based prototype/mule outfitted with rooftop-mounted LIDAR sensors was recently spotted outside of the company’s California headquarters, according to recent reports. The images seem to show that the firm’s autonomous driving technology goals are continuing to move forward. As many will recall, Faraday Future was previously (a while back […]

August 6th

Mercedes-Benz Ad Labels The 2017 E-Class A “Self-Driving Car”

Despite the fact that the vehicle’s autonomous functions have been shown unable to compete with Tesla’s Autopilot, and may not even be particularly safe, Mercedes-Benz has decided to advertise the 2017 E-Class as a “self-driving car” … temporarily. According to keen observers, the advertisement — which goes: “Introducing a self-driving car from a very self-driven company” […]

July 31st