• 27
    Sep

    Tesla V10.0 car software update adds Smart Summon, Netflix/YouTube, Spotify, karaoke and more

    Tesla is rolling out a new software update that adds a slew of new features to its cars. These include the new “Smart Summon” feature, which will allow cars equipped with the optional $5,000 full-self driving package to automatically drive themselves from a parking spot to collect you in a parking lot. This is one of the most advanced semi-self-driving features that ...
  • 28
    Aug

    Rwanda to phase out gas motorcycle-taxis for e-motos

    The government of Rwanda will soon issue national policy-guidelines to eliminate gas motorcycles in its taxi sector in favor of e-motos. The country’s president Paul Kagame previewed the plan last week. “We will find a way to replace the ones you have now. We urge taxi-moto operators to help us when the phase-out process comes,” he said speaking at a youth forum. ...
  • 28
    Aug

    Peloton files publicly for IPO

    Peloton, the well-funded maker of internet-connected stationary bikes and treadmills, has finally revealed documents for its upcoming initial public offering. The business previously submitted a confidential draft submission of its S-1 statement to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in June. The New York-based company, which plans to raise $500 million in its Nasdaq offering, will trade under the ticker symbol PTON. Peloton reported ...
  • 20
    Aug

    Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season

    Waymo  is taking some of its autonomous vehicles to Florida just in time for hurricane season to begin testing in heavy rain. The move to Florida will focus on testing how its myriad of sensors hold up during the region’s rainy season as well as to collect data. All of the vehicles will be manually driven by trained drivers. Waymo  will bring ...
  • 20
    Aug

    Segway-Ninebot’s new scooter drives to its docking station for a recharge

    At an event in Beijing last week, Chinese scooter company Segway-Ninebot Group unveiled a trio of new products. The most compelling of the bunch was no doubt the KickScooter T60, which harnesses AI to drive itself back to the charging station. The company says it will start piloting the products next quarter, with a timeline for commercialization realized some time early next ...
  • 20
    Aug

    Porsche is integrating Apple Music into the all-electric Taycan

    Porsche  said Monday it will integrate Apple  Music into its upcoming all-electric Taycan sports car, the first time the music streaming service has been offered as a standalone app within a vehicle. The announcement illustrates the latest efforts by Porsche to focus on digital entertainment in its vehicles as well as its further alignment with Apple. The Apple Music integration will begin with ...
  • 20
    Aug

    This hand-tracking algorithm could lead to sign language recognition

    Millions of people communicate using sign language, but so far projects to capture its complex gestures and translate them to verbal speech have had limited success. A new advance in real-time hand tracking from Google’s AI labs, however, could be the breakthrough some have been waiting for. The new technique uses a few clever shortcuts and of course the increasing general efficiency of machine ...
  • 29
    Jul

    Tesla will deliver in-car YouTube and Netflix video streaming ‘soon’

    Tesla  is getting ready to “soon” deliver the in-car video streaming services that CEO Elon Musk suggested would eventually come to the automaker’s cars. Musk shared this (somewhat vague) updated timeline on Twitter over the weekend, after noting earlier in June at E3 that Tesla’s infotainment displays would eventually be getting YouTube and streaming video support. This is also the first time ...
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    25
    Jul

    Toyota invests $600 million in Didi, with the two setting up a new joint venture ...

    Didi Chuxing announced today that it has received new investment totaling $600 million from Toyota Motor Corporation. As part of the deal, the two companies will also set up a joint venture with GAC Toyota Motor to provide vehicle-related services to drivers on Didi’s ride-sharing platform. GAC Toyota itself is a joint venture between Toyota and GAC Group, one of China’s largest ...
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    24
    Jul

    Tesla earnings day is here: Pay attention to these 4 indicators

    Tesla will report its second-quarter earnings after market closes today. And while CEO Elon Musk’s traditional post-report conference call with analysts tends to garner the most buzz and headlines, there are some important matters — namely numbers — to watch for in the automaker’s actual earnings report. Before getting into what indicators to pay attention to, here’s a quick recap of ...