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EV Startup Rivian Gets $1.3 Billion in New Funding

Electric car startups are still attracting major funding from hopeful investors. The latest example: $1.3 billion landed by Michigan-based Rivian Automotive.

Ford Touts EV Charging Options

Ford Motor Co. will offer buyers of its upcoming electric vehicles a range of charging options from home-based systems to access to more than 35,000 public charging points in the U.S.

Audi e-tron Explained

Think of it as a real SUV that happens to be an electric vehicle

Rivian Plans Subscriptions for Its EVs

Michigan-based Rivian Automotive LLC says it will offer customers a subscription option to buying the electric trucks and SUVs it plans to begin making next year at its factory in Normal, Ill.

GM Cars to Get Amazon’s Alexa Digital Assistant

Next year General Motors Co. will begin offering Amazon.com Inc.’s Alexa digital assistant directly through a vehicle’s infotainment system.

Robots in the Auto Industry

When it comes to the deployment of robots, the auto industry is the hands-down leader. Or maybe that should be “gripper down”

Amazon Orders 100,000 Rivian Electric Vans

Amazon.com Inc., which led a $700 million investment round in Rivian Automotive LLC earlier this year, has agreed to purchase 100,000 electric vans from the Plymouth, Mich.-based startup company.

Autonomous-Truck Company Raises $120 Million

TuSimple Inc., a San Diego-based startup that supplies autonomous driving technology for commercial truck applications, has raised $120 million in its latest funding round.

Rivian Lands $350 Million from Cox Automotive

Cox Automotive Inc. is investing $350 million in Plymouth, Mich.-based electric truck startup Rivian Automotive LLC.

Byton SUV Breaks Cover

Future Mobility Corp.’s Byton unit took the wraps off the production version of its first model, the all-electric M-Byte SUV/crossover vehicle, today at the Frankfurt auto show.

Robot Delivery Firm Goes to School with New Funding

Starship Technologies, a San Francisco-based startup specializing in small automated delivery robots, says it has raised $40 million in funding and aims to expand its service 100 college campuses in the next two years.

Amazon Ponders a Stake in Indonesia’s Go-Jek

Amazon.com Inc. reportedly may acquire a stake in Indonesian ride-hailing service Go-Jek Group.

CEOs Say Shareholder Value Isn’t Everything

Publicly trade companies have a duty to do much more than deliver hefty dividends to shareholders, says the Business Roundtable.

UPS Buys Stake in Autonomous Trucking Company

United Parcel Service Inc. has acquired an unspecified minority stake in TuSimple Inc., a San Diego-based startup that supplies autonomous driving technology for commercial truck applications. 

Robotic Amazon Delivery Pods Get Calif. Test

Amazon.com says it will expand its tests of self-driving Scout mini-shuttles to Irvine, Calif.

Honda Adds Amazon In-Vehicle Delivery Service

Honda Motor Co. is partnering with Amazon.com to offer package deliveries directly owners’ of select 2019- and 2020-model vehicles equipped with the carmaker’s Honda/Acura Link Remote platform.

Why Detroit Needs the Valley—and Vice Versa

Anyone can see the looming changes facing global automakers who are grappling with new technologies, stricter emissions standards, and apps that are turning car buyers into renters (or simply riders). Automobiles are increasingly becoming connected, electrified, and autonomous supercomputers on wheels.

Neumann Joins Apex.AI Board

Longtime industry veteran Karl-Thomas Neumann has joined the board of directors of Apex.AI Inc., a San Francisco-based startup that specializes in open-source software for self-driving vehicles.

Fujitsu, Ford Partner on Connectivity

Fujitsu Ltd. and Ford Motor Co.’s Autonomic subsidiary are teaming to enhance the processing capability of Autonomic’s Transportation Mobility Cloud for vehicle-to-everything communications.

Lyft, Uber & the Importance of Experience

While both Uber and Lyft are involved in autonomous technology development, isn’t it possible that there will be another company that will come to the fore and disrupt those two companies?

Ford Adds Amazon In-Car Delivery Service

Ford Motor Co. is partnering with Amazon.com to offer package deliveries directly to owners’ vehicles.

Ford Joins Amazon Connectivity Platform

Ford Motor Co. and its Autonomic affiliate have signed a multi-year deal to work with Amazon Web Services on connected vehicle technologies.

Ford Partners with Rivian on Electric Truck

Ford Motor Co. has agreed to invest $500 million in Rivian Automotive LLC and partner with the Plymouth, Mich.-based startup on an electric truck.