Asleep at the wheel: Dept of Motor Vehicles worker slept on job for 2,200 hrs

A Department of Motor Vehicles worker has brought new meaning to the term sleeping on the job after it was revealed that she slept at her desk for a whopping 2,200 hours over three years. According to an audit report from the California State Auditor, the key data operator cost the state more than $ […]

Mr. Musk Goes to China, Vehicles to Pour Forth

Tesla’s sole assembly plant in Fremont, California won’t be lonely for long. A preliminary deal reached between the automaker and the government of Shanghai could see a new assembly plant start production in about three years’ time. The Chinese plant would most likely build Model 3s and upcoming Model Y crossovers, Bloomberg reports. Assuming Tesla […]

Tech companies form alliance to create networking for autonomous vehicles

The self-driving cars of the future will have a lot of computing power, and that means they’ll also need fast networking. So five tech and car companies have formed the formation of the Networking for Autonomous Vehicles (NAV) Alliance. The initial members for the San Jose, California-based alliance include Aquantia, Bosch, Continental, Nvidi…Read More

Ford and VW are in talks to develop and build vehicles together

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Kia recalls 507,000 vehicles in U.S. for airbag issues

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It’s too early to write off hydrogen vehicles

Hydrogen is either the wonder fuel of the future or a technological cul-de-sac. Toyota believes the former, and has spent the past few decades developing mass-market hydrogen cars. The automaker showcased what the technology can do, in the form of its Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), which launched in 2015. But while its Mirai […]

Pentagon’s microwave weapon stops vehicles in their tracks

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Sweden tests roads that charge electric vehicles as they drive

(Reuters) — An electrified road in Sweden that is the first in the world to charge vehicles as they drive along is showing promise and could potentially help cut the high cost of electric cars, project backers Vattenfall and Elways told Reuters. The state-funded project, named eRoadArlanda and costing about 50 million crowns ($ 5.82 […]

The Pentagon wants to be first to use self-driving vehicles

The U.S. military has a long history of pushing technological innovations that eventually become mainstream, like the GPS navigation systems in your phone or car, the Jeep and the Internet. We might eventually add self-driving cars to that list, only with a twist on the time-honored model. Bloomberg reports that the Pentagon, rather than going […]