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Elon Musk Taking Tesla Private?

Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce that he is considering taking Tesla private at $420 a share. A follow-up email to all Tesla employees was distributed outlining his strategy and hopes. View the email.

Public-Private Partnerships Needed for Public Trust in Autonomous Vehicle Technology

While speaking at the Billington Global Automotive Cybersecurity Summit, Heidi King, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, emphasized the need for public perception of autonomous and connected-vehicle technology to be comparable to domestic technologies in which the public already places trust. To accomplish this goal, King said cooperation between...

Texas Self-Driving Cars Will Communicate Messages to Pedestrians

A bright orange self-driving van with LED screens on the hood, above the tires and on the rear can be found driving through the streets of Texas soon. Drive.ai has announced the launch of a limited ride-hailing pilot in the Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas. The company says its vehicles are designed to look differently for a reason. “They’re intended to look visually distinct,” said...

Daimler Will Start Testing an Uber-Like Service Using Self-Driving Cars in 2019

Daimler will launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in California during the second half of 2019, the company announced. The automaker will partner with the auto manufacturer Bosch for the project and use self-driving technology from Nvidia. The service will operate in Silicon Valley on pre-selected routes, but Daimler did not announce which city it will use. The ride-hailing...

US Auto Sales Increase in June

US auto sales likely ticked upward slightly in June, compared with a year earlier, as the industry got off to a better-than-expected start for the first half of the year. With a strong job market and bustling housing market fueling consumer confidence, consumers bought about 2.1% more vehicles for the month than a year earlier, according to Cox Automotive analysts.

Jaguar Land Rover Tests Smart Cars That “Talk” to Each Other

Conversations focusing on autonomous cars unsurprisingly discuss how these cars will communicate with each other and how they will navigate the roads ahead of them. Jaguar Land Rover is testing a fleet of smart and connected vehicles to prepare for self-driving cars in the UK. The trials are part of the more than $9 million UK Cite Project that is creating the UK’s first fully...

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