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Propulsion

Rivian CTO Departs

Long-time Apple tech guru Mike Bell leaves EV startup after 9 months

Hybrid

Hyundai Turns to California Startup for EV Platform

Canoo to provide “skateboard” architecture for a range of future Hyundai/Kia models

Marketing

World’s Top Auto Brands Defend Their Rankings

Brands are forever jockeying for superiority over their rivals.

Hybrid

Amazon Expands EV Plans…with Rickshaws in India

10,000 units due to hit the streets by 2025

Electronics

FCA’s 5th-Gen Infotainment Tech Hits the Mark

Highly rated Uconnect system gets better

Propulsion

Rivian Confirms Platform for Ford EV

Electric-truck startup Rivian Automotive confirms it will supply the “skateboard” chassis to carry a premium-level electric vehicle developed by Ford.

Propulsion

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.

2020 Nissan Versa SR

Nissan has a new car for those who want a new car—not a ute.

Interiors & Electronics

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Starting in 2020 new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles will include Alexa integration as a feature in the infotainment system.

Propulsion

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.

Interiors & Electronics

Audi e-tron Explained

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

Business

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.

Interiors & Electronics

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.

Hybrid

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”

Propulsion

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Intelligent Transportation

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.

Car/Ride Sharing

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.

Business

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.

Business

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. 

Intelligent Transportation

Robotic Amazon Delivery Pods Get Calif. Test

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