Not to be left in the dust by its primary competitor, Lyft has set up its own autonomous vehicle division. Uber has been working on self-driving cars for some time and now Lyft is getting into the field directly. 10% of the company's engineering staff will be on the project.
Another lawsuit has been filed against Uber over the ridehailing service's alleged violation of disability rights. Disability Rights Advocates, a US nonprofit, filed a class-action lawsuit against the company. It claims the lawsuit is meant to defend people with disabilities .
Lucid Motors is raising money in a Series D funding round and the California-based electric vehicle startup (and possible Tesla competitor) says the round is "going well." Its statement on the matter comes just after Bloomberg reported the startup was interested in being sold.
Autonomous vehicles will become the norm in the auto industry within 10 years, says Tesla CEO Elon Musk. While speaking at the National Governor's Association, the executive predicted most cars produced in 2027 will come with autonomous driving capabilities.
Tesla is planning to establish 2 or 3 more Gigafactory locations in the United States in addition to some upcoming overseas facilities. CEO Elon Musk confirmed the company is exploring "2 or 3" facilities to supplement its first Gigafactory in Nevada.
Uber is joining its business with the transportation side of Yandex, a large search engine company in Russia. The joint venture will have a value of $3.725 billion and it'll operate across 127 cities in 6 countries: Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, and Kazakhstan.
Hyperloop One has completed its first full-scale test, though it only used the technology at a speed of 75 mph. The test occurred on May 12 along the company's track in Nevada. With that success under its belt, the company is aiming for a trial that'll see the system go 250 mph.
Faraday Future, a startup supported by LeEco, is no longer planning to soon establish a $1 billion factory in Nevada. With Faraday struggling financially, it's not possible to finance the facility. The location in Las Vegas had been delayed and now the plans have been scrapped.
The first production Model 3 is now off the assembly line and ready to go to Elon Musk, its owner. Musk was able to receive the first Model 3 because the real first preorder customer gave his position in the queue to the CEO as a birthday present. Musk shared images of the car.
Uber is temporarily putting an end to its main service in Finland due to local regulatory issues. The company's UberPop transportation option will be suspended in Helsinki, the only Finnish city offering the service. With UberPop, unlicensed people can offer transportation.
Uber has revealed a design change for its autonomous trucks, bringing them further away from the original Otto design. The company expanded into autonomous big rigs with its acquisition of Otto, but now it's updating the vehicles. The latest version also includes new sensors.
A blog post centered around Lyft's recent growth has revealed the ridehailing company now provides 1 million rides each day. The service has grown to cover around "80 percent of the US population." Given its current daily figure, it's on track to surpass its 2016 ride count.
Volvo will stop coming out with any gas-only vehicles by 2019, meaning every car from the company is soon going to include an electric motor. The entire lineup will be made of hybrid and fully electric vehicles. Among those models will be five electric-only cars by 2021.
Baidu has announced its partners in the area of autonomous vehicles and among them are some big names. The company will be working with Chery, FAW Group, Changan Automobile, Daimler, Ford, and Great Wall Motors. Baidu's Project Apollo initiative was formed in April.
You could be waiting a couple years to receive a Model 3 if you're just now placing an order for the electric vehicle. A delivery date estimator from data scientist Ben Sullins is providing delivery dates all the way into 2019. While those are estimates, they don't seem far off.
Tesla announced today that it delivered 22,000 electric vehicles during the second quarter, bringing its total for the first half of 2017 to 47,100 cars. In the latest quarter, it had 12,000 Model S deliveries and 10,000 Model X deliveries. Deliveries were up 53%.
Tesla Model 3 units will begin leaving Tesla's production facilities on Friday and the first set of vehicles will be delivered to customers on July 28, CEO Elon Musk revealed on Twitter. The vehicle has passed all of the necessary regulatory requirements.
We'll soon learn more about Tesla's Model 3 release plans, says CEO Elon Musk. On Twitter, the executive said details would be released on Sunday. This announcement should tell the public exactly when the Model 3 will become available. Deliveries begin this month.
Progress is quickly being made on Elon Musk's tunnel project and "The Boring Company" is already set to have a working tunnel in place by next week. Its Godot tunneling machine appears to be digging at SpaceX's building in Hawthorne, which is near Los Angeles.
Riders have taken 5 billion trips using Uber since 2009. That milestone was reached on May 20, with a set of 156 trips that all began at 7:29:06 a.m. GMT. It now has more than twice as many rides as it did in 2016. The company passed 2 billion trips last year.