Lyft's latest offering is a fixed route and fixed fare service called Shuttle. It'll be reminiscent of mass transit systems and it expands upon Lyft's Line carpooling service. Drivers participating in Shuttle will use predetermined pick-up and drop-off locations.
A new Autopilot update is out from Tesla and it includes features that bring its more recent vehicles nearly up to speed with its older cars. Version 8.1 of Tesla's software adds high-speed Autosteer (up to 80 mph), Auto Lane Change, Summon, and Lane Departure Warnings.
Uber has returned to operating its autonomous vehicles in Arizona and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The company temporarily halted its tests following an accident in Arizona over the weekend. That accident turned out not to be the fault of its self-driving car technology.
Uber's autonomous vehicles have appeared on the road again in San Francisco. This follows both their departure from the city last year and Uber's decision to temporarily halt self-driving car tests around the US due to an accident in Arizona over the weekend.
Faraday Future is no longer going to set up an assembly factory in California. The electric vehicle company isn't moving forward with either its factory or its "experience center" showroom for Mare Island in Vallejo, California. It's been struggling financially.
Uber is arguing in a US appeals court that users give up their right to sue once they begin using the service. According to the company, accepting Uber's terms and conditions means forfeiting the ability to file a lawsuit and those terms are easily accessible.
Lyft has announced it's going to let passengers round up their ride fare to donate the difference to charity. It's initially rolling out the "Round Up & Donate" feature as a test and users will get it in the coming weeks. The feature is entirely opt-in.
Uber is at least temporarily halting its autonomous vehicle tests. This decision comes in the wake of a self-driving car accident in Arizona. The crash occurred while the vehicle was operating autonomously and there were no serious injuries. Some of the details aren't available.
The Tesla Model 3 definitely isn't as high-end as Tesla's flagship Model S, but it can be compared to the more expensive vehicle in many ways. According to CEO Elon Musk, the Model 3 can be viewed as a "smaller, affordable version of Model S." It has less range and features.
One of the two main Hyperloop companies in the world, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, is working on its first passenger pod. Construction is soon going to begin and it'll be unveiled sometime early next year, according to HTT. It's being built with Carbures.
Tesla's Model S P100D has reached a new quarter-mile speed record, travelling that distance in only 10.638 seconds. That's faster than any other production electric vehicle and beats out other four-door sedans. A video from HPFChris shows the car's performance.
Tesla is getting rid of its most affordable Model S. Consumers will no longer be able to get the 60 kWh model, meaning the least expensive Model S is $74,500, which comes with a 75 kWh battery. You can still get the cheaper model for about another month.
Alphabet has laid out a damning timeline of events in its case against Uber, which is allegedly benefiting from stolen IP that was located within Google's self-driving car division. The case centers around Anthony Levandowski, a former Google employee.
Nvidia has entered into another autonomous vehicle partnership, this time with PACCAR, one of the world's top makers of transport trucks. They've already worked together on one Level 4 autonomous truck that uses Nvidia's Drive PX 2 system. They demoed it on a closed road.
Nvidia is going to sell its self-driving system to automakers through a partnership with Bosch. The company's Drive PX 2 platform utilizes deep learning AI which is paired with the necessary hardware for autonomous driving. ZF is the only other tier-one supplier.
NIO has introduced a new autonomous vehicle concept at SXSW. Its EVE car is described as both a vehicle and a "mobile living area" that's filled with accommodations to make it comfortable for long trips. Among its features are front seats than can rotate.
Intel is officially acquiring Mobileye for $15.3 billion. Following a partnership between the companies that began in 2016, Intel has opted to purchase the autonomous vehicle tech company. Mobileye is based in Israel and its tech was previously used for Tesla's Autopilot.
Autonomous driving technology company Mobileye is reportedly being acquired by Intel for up to $16 billion. Israeli sources claim an official announcement will be made at any moment. The companies have already been working together since 2016 and they're partnered with BMW.
California is working to become even more friendly towards autonomous vehicle testing. The latest proposed rules from the state DMV would allow cars to operate without human drivers. Vehicles also wouldn't be mandated to have steering wheels or pedals.
The California DMV has granted Uber a permit to conduct autonomous vehicle tests on public roads in the state. This comes after the company put self-driving Volvo XC90s on the road in San Francisco last year without a permit, quickly angering the government.