Tag: Cars

Volta Charging borrows $44 million to energize its ad-based electric car charging network

Finding a spot to juice up an electric vehicle is rarely a walk in the park. In the U.S. as of 2018, there were approximately only 57,000 outlets and 20,000 charging stations across the country, the bulk of which were concentrated in California. And according to a recent study published by the International Council on […]

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Why Europe just boosted 5G over Wi-Fi for connected cars

Depending on your perspective, the future of transportation just became either a lot clearer or a little more complicated, as European Union member states yesterday rejected (via Reuters) an effort to mandate Wi-Fi as the standard for future car-to-car communications. Twenty-one EU countries voted against a European Commission plan that would have shut out 5G cellular […]

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Small islands might be the first to achieve a full-electric transport system

At a recent talk on the UK’s energy sector, the head of an electric utility company claimed that “the problem of decarbonizing our electricity sector is fixed”. Eyebrows were raised at this, but his point quickly became clear. The technologies needed to decarbonize the UK’s electricity system now exist, he explained. Indeed, grid operators in […]

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Booster raises $56 million to deliver fuel directly to cars

Booster, a San Mateo, California-based startup offering same-day fuel delivery service in the U.S., today announced that it’s raised $56 million in series C funding led by Invus, with participation from returning investors Conversion Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Maveron, Perot Jain LP, and Vulcan Capital. It follows on the heels of a $20 million series […]

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Meet Nuro, the pint-sized robot that could one day deliver your pizza

Robotics company Nuro will soon unleash its self-driving vehicles on the streets of Houston. This isn’t a ride-sharing partnership, or a new Tesla competitor, but a trial run at the future we’re all waiting for. Starting this fall, Domino’s plans to employ a fleet of Nuro vehicles, each electric and self-driving, to deliver piping-hot pizza […]

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‘future shapers since 63’, designboom visits lamborghini HQ in sant’agata bolognese, italy

to celebrate the inauguration of lamborghini‘s MUDETEC museum of technologies on june 11, 2019, we had the pleasure of visiting the company’s headquarters to learn about the luxury car brand’s ‘design DNA’ and take a look at the range of models from past to present. situated in sant’agata bolognese close to the italian city of […]

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Ferrari’s fastest production car is an electric hybrid

When Ferrari’s hybrid-electric LaFerrari debuted in 2013, the idea of a hybrid Ferrari, even one with 950 horsepower, seemed antithetical to the idea of the snorting prancing horse from Maranello. The necessity of electric assistance has since become accepted, both to achieve higher performance and to permit vehicles to operate in European cities that restrict […]

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GuardKnox raises $21 million to protect vehicles against cyberattacks

GuardKnox, an Israel-based startup developing a suite of cybersecurity products for automotive apps and platforms, today announced that it’s raised $21 million in series A funding led by Fraser McCombs Capital, with participation from Faurecia, Shanghai Automotive’s SAIC Capital, Glory Ventures, NextLeap Ventures, VectoIQ, Plug and Play, Allied, Cybertech, and Kardan LTD. The capital infusion […]

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Listening To Heavy Metal In The Car Reportedly Causes Bad Driving

Shutterstock A new study by motor magazine Auto Express and road safety organization IAM Roadsmart compared driver’s reaction times while listening to various genres of music. The study concluded that listening to heavy metal caused the largest delay in reaction time — or, in other words, bad driving. The study concluded that pop music was […]

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Beneath Tesla’s delusional PR, there is a visionary car company

Elon Musk makes it easy to dismiss his grandiose — unhinged, even — descriptions of his product plans. But if we look past the hyperbole, we see a serious threat for legacy automakers who don’t know and love software. “I feel very confident predicting 1 million autonomous robo-taxis for Tesla next year,” When Elon Musk utters these words at Tesla’s […]

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6,000 tires, 700 horsepower, and 230 miles per hour: The Indy 500 by the numbers

The Indianapolis 500 is dubbed “The Greatest Spectacle In Racing,” and for good cause. The event is held every Memorial Day weekend on the mammoth 2.5-mile oval track known as The Brickyard for the 3.2 million bricks originally used to pave its racing surface in 1909. 300,000 fans are expected to pack the grandstand and […]

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