Three additional executives have departed Faraday Future over the past month. It no longer has its CFO, CTO, or vehicle manufacturing chief, adding to the struggling company's problems. Faraday Future has nearly exclusively had bad news this year and things aren't looking better.
Uber is offering lower fares for its carpooling service if you're willing to walk a little. With Uber Express POOL, you can save around 25% compared to a normal Uber POOL trip. You'll only need to walk a few blocks to your pickup location and destination.
Uber hasn't finalized its deal with SoftBank and the Japanese company has even publicly talked about switching its investment to Lyft, but Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says the deal will occur. Speaking at The New York Times' DealBook conference, he had a confident perspective.
A replica city is being constructed in South Korea for the purpose of autonomous vehicle testing. Part of the 3.45 million square-foot facility is a four-lane highway. In total, the setup includes "highways, downtown areas, city outskirts, and communal environments."
For people who don't quite need all of the significant power that comes with Tesla's performance-centric driving modes, the company has rolled out a "chill" mode. When enabled, it offers a "gentler ride" due to its smoother and "more gradual" acceleration.
Ford will work with Zotye Auto, a Chinese automaker, to manufacture electric vehicles as part of a $765 million deal. They'll work together in a 50-50 partnership as long as the deal is approved by the government. Their joint venture will open a manufacturing plant in Zhejiang.
Uber has begun testing a new 24/7 support hotline with its top users. In addition to the call hotline, the ridehailing service is running a separate test that gives people access to "specially trained experts" through its in-app support functions. Both are for frequent users.
Uber and NASA are working together on flying taxi technology, with the ridehailing company creating software for managing flying taxi routes. The tech will be the airborne counterpart to Uber's software for managing its regular transportation service.
Alphabet's Waymo is launching an autonomous competitor to Uber in Arizona using its modified Chrysler Pacifica minivans. Select people in the state will be able to call for a ride in one of the vehicles. Unlike Uber's public self-driving vehicle tests, no human driver is present.
Tesla has officially invited people to its electric semi truck reveal, which will be held on November 16 in Hawthorne, California. Attached to the invite was a new teaser image for the vehicle, revealing little more than the previously available photo.
Some parts of Tesla's vehicles are occasionally assembled after they've reached a dealership, distinguishing the automaker from the industry standard. According to the Financial Times, dealers may receive vehicles lacking "key parts" like seats and digital displays.
The latest order from US District Judge William Alsup has somewhat limited Waymo's case against Uber as it approaches trial later in November. In the order, Alsup dismissed Otto Trucking from the case and took away one of Waymo's nine alleged trade secrets.
BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Volkswagen are working together to establish an electric vehicle charging network called Ionity. It'll feature 400 charging stations around Europe by 2020 and the Ionity brand will be on around 20 stations by the end of the year.
Further improvements will be made to Tesla's Autopilot system in the coming months, the company has confirmed. During an investors meeting, Tesla said an improved version of the software will roll out within the "next several months." It's making progress towards full autonomy.
China's largest ridehailing service, Didi Chuxing, is going to build its own network of electric vehicle charging stations. That infrastructure will arise from a joint venture between Didi and NEVS, a Swedish holding company with a focus on electric vehicles.
Tesla has recently gone through rounds of performance-related layoffs and it got rid of 700 people during the third quarter for that reason. CEO Elon Musk says he's not happy with how these firings have been covered by members of the media in recent months.
Plans for a Hyperloop in Colorado are moving forward, with the state's Department of Transportation considering the details of a route that'd connect the Denver International Airport with nearby cities. State officials will work out the logistics during the next nine months.
Tesla is pushing back its production timeline for the Model 3 and says it's "difficult to predict" when the bottlenecks will end. While it doesn't know exactly when it'll get on its planned manufacturing schedule, the automaker plans to be producing 5,000 weekly by Q1 2018.
Brazil's ridehailing bill has taken a turn that's more favorable to companies like Uber. Officials in the country have removed some of the legislation's strictest rules, such as a requirement that all ridehailing drivers must own the vehicle they're using.
Alphabet's autonomous vehicle division Waymo decided to abandon work on partial self-driving safety features due to drivers frequently falling asleep, meaning they'd be incapable of safely taking over. CEO John Krafcik described the issue while speaking with Reuters.