Out of 15 companies developing automated driving systems, Waymo is in the lead, while Tesla comes in last, according to the latest leaderboard report from consulting company Guidehouse Insights. The report, released last week, evaluated the companies and categorized them as leaders, contenders, challengers or followers. Leaders scored 75 or above in strategy and execution,
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Kia Soul Full Overview Lost in the hoopla of awarding the Chevrolet Corvette MotorTrend‘s 2020 Car of the Year was that one of the other podium finishers was the Kia Soul. Although the Soul’s status might come as a surprise to some, those who have been paying attention to the vehicle’s progress through each generation know Kia has
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Concerns are growing over the auto industry’s reliance on an overseas supply chain for the raw materials needed to make the lithium ion batteries powering America’s electric transportation future. Clarios, a longtime battery supplier, says policymakers and industry executives should not overlook a homegrown solution. Recycling could provide the materials needed to fill a substantial
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AFP/Getty Images Production at Oxford’s Mini plant will be suspended for three working days due a shortage of computer chips. BMW said its Cowley factory will not manufacture cars on Friday or on Tuesday and Wednesday after the bank holiday weekend. A spokeswoman said the company had taken steps to minimise further disruption and was
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Auto supplier Dana Inc. said its first-quarter sales grew because of a recovery in demand for light and heavy vehicles, but profit conversion was diminished by material cost increases and other supply chain constraints. Dana reported net income of $71 million in the quarter, up 22 percent from the year-earlier period. The axle and transmission
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By Joey Klender Posted on April 28, 2021 A former Tesla UI designer’s renders of the Cybertruck design, along with never-before-seen Full Self-Driving animations, have been revealed from his personal website. Pawel Pietryka, who left Tesla in mid-March to pursue other interests, served the company for 4.5 years, frequently presenting new ideas and designs to
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Toyota Motor Corporation is acquiring Lyft’s self-driving vehicle division in a $550 million deal through its subsidiary Woven Planet, a company dedicated to developing autonomous driving and advanced mobility technologies. The acquisition of Lyft’s Level 5 automation will also include multiyear non-exclusive commercial agreements between the ride-hail company and Woven Planet. In addition to enhancing
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